Oct 6, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins tackle Tyson Clabo before a game against the Baltimore Ravens at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Mayer-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans sign Tyson Clabo

Back when he was with the Atlanta Falcons, Tyson Clabo was one of the top right tackles in the league due to his solid pass protection and excellent run blocking, but he had a year he would have liked to forget as a veteran starter on the Miami Dolphins offensive line. Clabo struggled mightily on a dysfunctional line at the beginning of the season, but he did at least turn things around towards the end of the year. Either way, he’s capable of playing better than that over the course of a 16-game season, and he finally has a chance to prove that.

Clabo’s agent Chad Speck told ESPN’s Adam Caplan that his client has signed a deal with the Houston Texans, and Caplan added that the contract will last two seasons. Per Caplan, Clabo was also in talks with the Arizona Cardinals, whom he worked out for in early June, but neither side could agree on proper compensation.

Duane Brown is locked in as the Texans franchise left tackle, but Clabo will be key competition at right tackle, which was a disaster last season, thanks to the efforts of resident turnstile Derek Newton. Clabo can still be a solid starter at RT at the age of 32, and I think he’s a better player than Newton.

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