Until the start of the new season, the entire league will maintain this trend, and the Houston Texans cut a pair of senior offensive sidelines. Both may interest the Pittsburgh Steelers. At the beginning of the week, the team abandoned the swingman Senio Kelemete. Yesterday, they laid off their long-time starting center Nick Martin.
#Texans released today the multifunctional veteran OL Senio Kelemete for each wire, creating a salary space of approximately $1.5 million. The 30-year-old has started 42 games in his career. They also released LB Peter Kalambayi.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 23, 2021
The Texan cut the starting center Nick Martin through @houstonchron https://t.co/5SIaWDuGOo
—Aaron Wilson (AaronWilson_NFL) February 26, 2021
Kelemete is a more economical choice. At the age of 31 in May this year, he made 22 career starts in the eight years of the NFL. Most of the time, he is on alert, but he can move up and down flexibly and even hold the center forward. In the regular season, he did not record many key points, but during his tenure with the New Orleans Saints, he absorbed preseason representatives there. During his time with the University of Washington, he switched from defensive tackles to right back and then to left tackles. For Steels’ offensive line, he is a cheap and versatile choice. Even if he is better than his hands, there are many holes to fill.
Martin is a better-and more expensive option. When he turned 28 in April, he had started all 16 games in Houston over the past three seasons. Known for blocking passes instead of running blocks, he immediately became one of the better free agency centers on the market, joining Corey Linsley of the Green Bay Packers, expected to test open waters. We have been following Martin’s entire career and pointed out that he performed well in the 2016 Senior Bowl.
There is no obvious connection to connect any player with the Steelers. In addition to the fact that this is the Pittsburgh team, a lot of offensive help is needed for the top five and deep goals. In the free agency market, Kelemete and Martin are just two names to remember. Even faster. Since both players have been released, they can sign freely at any time.
Say so. Compared with JJ Watt, these two Texans are more likely to become Steelers.