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2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Quintin Demps

A closer look at the Houston Texans roster heading into the 2016 training camp.

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The Rundown

In a 2015 offseason which saw the Texans turn to Rahim Moore and Stevie Brown to fill in the gaps at their safety position, it was the addition of Quintin Demps weeks into training camp that ended up giving the back half of the defense a veteran presence and consistency game to game. 

Appearing in 14 games, Demps started 13 and totaled 61 tackles, with six pass deflections and one interception. Teamed with Andre Hal, the safety position was a stabilizing force for the defense to take the next step. 

Outlook

Quintin Demps has solidified himself as a solid 3-4 safety and is better suited to play deep for the defense. Hal and he are a good combination who

compliment each other well, but Demps does not get enough credit because he is not a “flashy” player. Demps showed he can play at a high level like he did his first go round with the Texans in 2011. His 2012 season was marred with injuries and caused a big dip in production. That alone should be enough to keep the team monitoring him closely. Demps is on a one year deal and he is going to show once again that he can make another impact for the secondary. Barring injury, Demps is in line to start week one for the defense. 

Roster Status: Returning starter and should be in the safety rotation.

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