Texans sign DEs Ogunleye, Denney

Posted Sept. 15, 2010 @ 7:10 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Updated 7:15 p.m. ET, Wednesday, Sept. 15, 2010

The Texans officially announced the addition of free-agent DEs Adewale Ogunleye and Ryan Denney on Wednesday. The veteran duo will help replace second-year DE Connor Barwin, who dislocated his ankle in the season opener and will miss the rest of the season. Barwin was placed on injured reserve and the team released DE Tim Jamison to make room for the two veterans.

Ogunleye, who played for the Bears the past six seasons after spending his first four seasons with the Dolphins, went on injured reserve in December 2009 with a broken leg. The 33-year-old made the 2003 Pro Bowl as a member of the Dolphins.

Denney, 33, has spent all eight of his NFL seasons with the Bills. He played 16 games in six of those seasons, including last season.

The way we see it

Texans D-line coach Bill Kollar is used to Denney from their time together in Buffalo. Both players add depth to the DE position and provide experience in putting pressure on opposing QBs. Former No. 1 pick Mario Williams had a big season opener, but he will need help on the other side, and the two veterans should provide that.