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Texans Want "Key Cog" Brandon Brooks Back For 2016

The Houston Texans have made it known they want offensive guard Brandon Brooks back for 2016.

Starting offensive guard Brandon Brooks is close to hitting the open market, with his contract set to expire at the start of the new league year. Brooks has spent four seasons with the Texans since being drafted out of Miami (OH) in the 2012 NFL draft. 

Brooks has appeared in 36 games with majority of his starts coming at right guard and he is considered one of the top priorities for the Texans to bring back for the near future. 

“I think you can look through the balance of our roster and see that our good, young football players are guys that we try to extend.” Texans general manager Rick Smith continued,  “Certainly Brandon is one of those guys and is a key cog in our offensive line and we would love to have him back.”

Brooks is entering free agency with a crowded guard position, all of whom looking for new contracts. Where the Texans go is yet to be seen but it is clear the team will at least discuss options to keep Brooks in Houston for the near future. 

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