Eddie PleasantDB HOU (9) 4 months ago
Pleasant has signed a two-year contract with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Pleasant had his best season as a professional in 2015, his fourth professional season. He had his first two interceptions and his first forced fumble, and he set career highs with 36 tackles and six passes defensed. Along with the career-best line, Pleasant played 36.6 percent of the Texans' defensive snaps last season, a career high, and he played 44.6 percent of the team's special teams snaps. Those changes indicate he's steadily getting a larger role on the defense, and his statistical improvement is promising for the coming season. He'll likely see an increased role on defense, but it would be surprising if he suddenly becomes relevant in many IDP leagues.
Eddie PleasantDB HOU (9) 1 year ago
Pleasant has been working with the first-team defense at OTAs, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Rahim Moore will start at one safety spot, leaving Pleasant, Stevie Brown, and perhaps Terrance Parks or Lonnie Ballentine to compete for the other starting job. Houston's decision to release D.J. Swearinger in May suggests the team will emphasize coverage skills over hard hitting. Pleasant, a 2012 UDFA, has barely played on defense to this point in his career. Brown has far more experience and is the favorite to start, regardless of how the snaps are being divided at OTAs.
Eddie PleasantDB HOU (9) 4 years ago
Texans signed S Eddie Pleasant off the team's practice squad.
Pleasant is a rookie undrafted free agent out of Oregon who has been on the practice squad all season. Houston has three defensive backs on the Week 16 injury report.