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NFL Breaking News: Brandon Brooks agrees to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles

The Texans may have


The Texans may have found their new starting quarterback, but they’ve lost one of their best offensive linemen. Ex-Houston guard Brandon Brooks has reportedly agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles. The contract is reportedly a five-year, $40 million deal. The signing helps bolster an offensive line that was remade by Chip Kelly to fit his system – one of many personnel failures that contributed to Kelly’s firing by the team. Brooks, one of the more highly-regarded free agent interior linemen in this year’s crop, will bring some extra muscle to a run game that averaged only 3.9 yards a carry in 2015, tying for the ninth-worst average in the NFL. With DeMarco Murray being traded to the Tennessee Titans, it’s more important than ever that the Eagles have an offensive line who can open up holes for whoever is called on to tote the ball for Philly. While this is good news for the Eagles, the signing is going to be an issue for the Texans, who lost their starting center Ben Jones to the Titans. The Texans now have a huge hole in the middle of their offensive line they need to plug if they want to protect their newly-signed quarterback, Brock Osweiler, and to pave the way for their other big free agent signing, former Dolphins RB Lamar Miller. While the Texans do still have one of the top tackles in the NFL in Duane Brown, they need to find some interior OL if they want to give their new additions the best opportunity to be successful in Houston.  

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NFL Breaking News: Brandon Brooks agrees to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles

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