Jared Crick DL DEN (11) 5 months ago
Crick might be the first man up to replace starter Vance Walker - who is out for the year with a torn ACL, team's official site reports.
Crick was drafted during the Gary Kubiak/Wade Phillips regime while they were all in Houston - so the familiarity is there. While neither coach's tenure lasted long enough to see Crick become a starter, defensive line coach Bill Kollar did coach Crick during his first year as a starter in 2014. Crick accumulated 104 tackles and 5.5 sacks in his last two years in Houston and his understanding of the defense could prove invaluable in stepping in and replacing Walker.
Jared Crick DL DEN (11) 10 months ago
The Broncos have signed Crick to a two-year deal.
Starting opposite star defensive end J.J. Watt in Houston, Crick logged 48 tackles and two sacks for the Texans in 2015. The 6-foot-4, 285-pounder, who the Houston Chronicle describes as a "gritty run-stopper," figures to compete with Vance Walker and Kenny Anunike for playing time on the Broncos' defensive line, with the team looking to fill the void created by the free agent departure Malik Jackson.
Jared Crick DL DEN (11) 1 year ago
Crick (knee) is expected to start Week 6 against the Jaguars, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Crick practiced for the first time this week Friday and is questionable on the injury report. He's started all five games thus far, recording 21 tackles, one sack and three quarterback hits.
Jared Crick DL DEN (11) 3 years ago
Jared Crick is currently penciled in as the Texans' starting right end.
Veteran Antonio Smith held that spot the previous five seasons but left for Oakland in free agency. Crick, a 2012 fourth-round pick, played 277 defensive snaps last season, accumulating a meager 20 tackles. The Texans were high on Crick two offseasons ago, but he hasn't been a playmaker on limited snaps. He has zero career sacks or forced fumbles. The Texans will draft some line help.
Jared Crick DL DEN (11) 5 years ago
Texans GM Rick Smith responded with fourth-round DE Jared Crick when asked to name one member of Houston's draft class to "watch out for" in 2012.
Crick will begin his career behind Antonio Smith and J.J. Watt, but he's Smith's heir apparent. "I think (Crick) will come in and get into a rotation," said Smith. "... He's a hard-nosed football player. He plays hard." Crick will have to beat out Tim Jamison to be the Texans' No. 3 defensive end as a rookie.