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Texans Report: Rick Smith is in Evaluation Mode on the Roster

The Houston Texans are in evaluation mode and General Manager Rick Smith is in no rush to divulge that plans heading into 2017.

Executive vice president and general manager of the Houston Texans, Rick Smith, made an appearance at Super Bowl week and had some thoughts on the upcoming off-season for the organization. Smith and others attended the Super Bowl Legacy Project Grant Event for Pro-Vision School to help refurbish the football field for the school. 

Smith took some out some time to answer some questions before the off-season gets into full swing. The focus belonged to the quarterback position and the work being done to evaluate the roster. 

“That is what we are doing now, we are spending the time evaluating our football team trying to figure out where we are strong and where we are weak. How can we go about to improve,” Smith said to the media. “That is what we do every offseason and you know that we are aggressive and always have been. We will be diligent, will go though our processes, and trying to improve this football team all across the board. 

“You have to deal withe scrutiny and the stress that is all involved with it,” Smith said of Brock Osweiler playing the quarterback position. “We’ve got to get better production from our quarterback position. We have to get better production from all across our football team and we’ve got to do good job of analyzing the team.” 

Owner Bob McNair mentioned that the Texans would “probably” look towards the NFL Draft for quarterback help but Smith halted all discussions on the Texans off-season plans. 

“No, I will not share any thoughts on that. You know I will not tip my hand that way,” Smith said of the possibilities of looking for a quarterback in the draft.

Smith also slowed all the discussions on the Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo to Houston rumors for the time being. 

“I will tell you that there is no way I can comment on Tony Romo because Tony Romo is on another team,” explained Smith. “We are just working on our football team at this point.” 

The Texans scouts are due into town within the next couple weeks, while the coaching staff continues to evaluate the team with Brian Gaine and Smith. The initial draft board will be put together prior to the the NFL Combine and will be adjusted accordingly as the NFL Draft approaches.  

“We will go about our business now and, you know what happens, will evaluate our football team. We will look at the free agent class and start to work on the draft process.”

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