Houston UFAs to be

January, 15, 2009
1/15/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

The Houston Texans' unrestricted free agents to be, in rough order of importance or rank:

Cornerback Dunta Robinson -- The defense was a lot better once he got back to form after rehabbing the bad leg injury and he's their best DB.

Free safety Eugene Wilson -- Was starting at the end and doing pretty well. A versatile piece with value.

Strong safety C.C. Brown -- Only played three games before season-ending injury. Good to have in the mix, but they need to upgrade his competition.

Strong safety Nick Ferguson -- Brought in to help with culture and was a good locker room guy.

Cornerback DeMarcus Faggins -- A sentimental favorite in the building as an original Texan, but he shouldn't rank higher than fourth corner.

Defensive tackle Jeff Zgonina -- He's 38 and just finished his 16th season. Probably time for the Texans to get younger in this spot. Could get a one-year deal.

Tight end Mark Bruener -- Made no contribution in his 14th season and is heading toward retirement.

Fullback Cecil Sapp -- Very much the second guy behind Vonta Leach. Signed because of injuries to play special teams.

Long snapper Bryan Pittman -- Ended season with suspension and was inconsistent at important times. Clark Harris did well as his replacement and can play some tight end in a pinch.

Center Chris White -- Active as a sub about half the time in 2008.

Tackle Scott Jackson -- Missed his entire fourth season with a left foot injury.

Cornerback Jimmy Williams -- Missed entire season with a knee injury.

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