Texans Making "Strong Run" At LT Nate Solder

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In his seven seasons as a pro, the Colorado product has yet to be selected to a single Pro Bowl, although he has helped anchor the offensive line of two Super Bowl-winning teams. The team agreed to acquire receiver Jarvis Landry from the Dolphins, quarterback Tyrod Taylor from the Buffalo Bills and defensive back Damarious Randall from the Green Bay Packers.

In the first hour: Zolak and Bertrand start Monday's show by discussing perhaps the most important target in free agency for the New England Patriots - left tackle Nate Solder. He made the Pro Bowl 10 straight times and played 10,363 consecutive snaps before a triceps injury suffered October 22 in a game against the Titans ended his incredible iron-man streak. Solder wouldn't be a bad consolation prize, though the Giants will face plenty of competition for his services. Giardi also reported that the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans appear to be the frontrunners to sign him. The Browns, as Volin notes, have a ton of money and cap space. NY had its heart set on Andrew Norwell, but he signed with Jacksonville.

Still, for a Texans team coming off a 4-12 season, and with Deshaun Watson coming off a torn ACL, Solder would likely be worth it. They believe he will come back to see if New England will match, or come close to, those offers.

Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals
Tyrann Mathieu of the Arizona Cardinals

Thomas, in the final year of his contract, will make $10.3 million in base salary if he plays in 2018. On the other hand, one could argue he's really enjoying being a professional podcaster (I'm not joking) and starting to warm to the idea of being in the media instead of the trenches.

"For us as an organization, we're going to do everything we can to be prepared whether he plays or he doesn't play and I think that's what our responsibility is".

The Cleveland Browns have gotten off to a spectacular start to the offseason following a couple of big-name trades.

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