Texans strike 10 undrafted free agent deals


On the heels of engineering a strong rookie draft class, the Texans have kept building their roster.

They have agreed to terms with 10 undrafted free agents.

That includes University of Houston tight end Seth Green.Green attended the Texans' local prospect day.

The Texans also are signing Nebraska defensive lineman Damion Daniels, Memphis corner Jacobi Francis, Oklahoma State safety Kolby Harvell-Peel, Sam Houston State defensive back Tristin McCollum, Oregon wide receiver Johnny Johnson III, Notre Dame defensive tackle Kurt Hinish, Illinois linebacker Jake Hansen, Arkansas offensive lineman Myron Cunningham and Baylor wide receiver Drew Estrada.

Green (6-foot-4, 240 pounds) is a transfer from the University of Minnesota who caught 12 passes for 134 yards and three touchdowns last season.

Daniels (6-foot-3, 325 pounds) is a Dallas native who was a team captain, Defensive Lineman of the Year for the Cornhuskers and honorable-mention All-Big Ten Conference selection. He had 33 tackles and two for losses before getting injured against Wisconsin and missing the remainder of the season due to a shoulder injury and turf toe.

Francis (5-foot-11, 193 pounds) had 130 career tackles, 10 1/2 for losses, six interceptions, one fumble recovery and one forced fumble. He has run the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds with a 36 1/2 inch vertical leap and a 10-2 broad jump.

Harvell-Peel is a third-team All-American and first-team All-Big 12 selection. He's 5-foot-11, 213 pounds with 4.61 speed in the 40-yard dash and a 37-inch vertical leap. The College Station native had 71 tackles and five interceptions last season.

Tristin McCollum, the twin brother of Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft pick Zyon McCollum, is 6-1, 198 pounds with 4.48 speed and had a 37 1/2 inch vertical leap and a 10-10 broad jump with a 4.03 short shuttle and a 6.72 three-cone drill. He had 229 career tackles, 12 for losses, four sacks, three interceptions, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. He was a four-year starter and a two-time all-conference selection for the Football Championship Subdivision national champions.

Johnson had 25 catches for 311 yards and a touchdown before breaking his foot. He finished with 1,928 career receiving yards.

The 6-foot, 197-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds at the NFL scouting combine and had a 35 1/2 inch vertical leap at his Pro Day with a 10-1 broad jump.

Hinish (6-2, 304 pounds) has bench pressed 225 pounds 31 times and drawn praise for his toughness. He had 10 tackles and two for losses against Navy last season and a sack against Florida State. He was an honorable-mention all-conference selection. He had 81 career tackles, 20 for losses, 7 1/2 sacks and a forced fumble.He ran a 4.96 at the NFL scouting combine. 

Hansen (6-foot-1, 238 pounds) bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times. He was a three-time team captain who had knee surgery last season and made it back to return for the end of the season, limiting him to 32 tackles and two forced fumbles. A former Lovie Smith recruit, he had 68 tackles, 10 for losses, 2 1/2 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles in 2020 when he was a third-team all-conference selection. He had 72 tackles in 2019 with 3 1/2 sacks and 95 tackles, 8 1/2 for losses as a sophomore. He's the son of BYU's all-time leading tackler, Shad Hansen.

Cunningham (6-foot-6, 325 pounds) was a team captain, 33-game starter and ran the 40-yard dash in 5.38 seconds at the NFL scouting combine. The junior college transfer and former Western Illinois recruit started every game at left tackle the past two seasons for the Razorbacks.

Estrada (6-foot, 196 pounds) is a Dartmouth transfer who caught 30 passes for 367 yards last season. He had six catches for 33 yards and one touchdown in the Big 12 championship game.

At Dartmouth, he had 2,392 career all-purpose yards and was a second-team All-Ivy League selection as a wide receiver and return specialist.

Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and analyst and a contributor to Sports Talk 790.

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