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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
RTC: Texans have competition for Graham

By Michael DiRocco

The Houston Texans want to keep tight end Garrett Graham and hope to have a deal finalized before free agency starts.

If they don't, however, they will have competition, reports NFL media insider Ian Rapoport.

Citing a source, Rapoport reported that the Green Bay Packers have their sights set on Graham, who caught 49 passes for 545 yards and five touchdowns in 2013 -- all career highs. Those numbers came despite the mess the Texans experienced at quarterback.

Packers tight end Jermichael Finley will become a free agent and will be more costly to re-sign than Graham.

Here are some additional pieces of Texans-related content from around the Web in our Reading the Coverage feature:

ESPN's NFL Insiders broke down the Texans' offseason blueprint Insider by examining the team's offseason priorities, projected lineup, draft and free-agency targets, the salary cap situation, and more.

The Texans re-signed outside linebacker Ricky Sapp on Tuesday.

NFL.com's Elliot Harrison takes an offseason look at the AFC South and breaks down each team's top needs in free agency and the draft.

NFL Network has video of J.J. Watt flipping a 1,000-pound tire during a workout.