Where did former Texans go?

March, 12, 2014
Mar 12
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While the Texans didn't sign any players during the first two days of free agency, several of their own who became free agents did.

A rundown:

Mitchell
NT Earl Mitchell -- The Houston native hopped on a flight to South Florida on Tuesday evening and by Wednesday morning had signed a four-year deal worth $16 million with $9 million in guarantees with the Miami Dolphins. Mitchell had decided by Monday night that he wasn't coming back to the Texans because another team would pay more.

LB Joe Mays -- After joining the Texans during training camp last season, Mays started in 13 of the 14 games he played. He was particularly important after the Texans lost inside linebacker Brian Cushing. The Texans did not make a run at Mays, who signed with the Kansas City Chiefs on a two-year deal worth $6 million.

LB Bryan Braman -- He got a recommendation from a former coach in order for the Texans to sign him because of past character concerns that caused the rest of the league to shy away. Braman quickly became a fan favorite in Houston as one of the Texans' top special teams players and never had off-the-field problems. The Texans did not tender Braman, who was to be a restricted free agent if they had. According to a report, they did make him an offer, but he opted to test the market instead. He signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles for $3.15 million with $1 million guaranteed.

NT Terrell McClain -- McClain backed up Mitchell this year and was another of the three pending restricted free agents that the Texans didn't tender. He signed a three-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys.

Meanwhile...

RB Ben Tate -- Visited the Cleveland Browns today.

DE Antonio Smith -- Visited the Washington Redskins on his way to Tennessee.

TE Owen Daniels -- Visited the Green Bay Packers after being released Tuesday.

Tania Ganguli

ESPN Houston Texans reporter

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