Chris Myers HOU Mar 16 '12
Texans re-signed free agent Chris Myers to a four-year, $25 million contract.
According to Yahoo's Jason Cole, the deal includes $14 million guarnteed. Myers finished as the top-ranked center in Pro Football Focus' 2011 rankings, and helped anchor one of the NFL's best run-blocking units. Despite interest from several teams, Myers' preference was to return to Houston throughout free agency.
Chris Myers HOU Mar 13 '12
Free agent C Chris Myers is "in talks" with the Titans and Texans, according to Profootballtalk.
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel hears the Titans have also spoken with free agent center Scott Wells, a sign that the team is serious about improving at the pivot. Myers' preference is to return to Houston, so the Titans will have to come strong.
Chris Myers HOU Feb 29 '12
Amid rumors of the Packers' interest in him, free agent C Chris Myers told 610 Sports Radio in Houston that he wants to re-sign with the Texans.
"I want to be here," he emphasized. "I want to see things through, and that's the way it is. So that's kind of the bottom line of my thinking." Myers has been a Texan since 2008. He has 80 straight starts and was a Pro Bowler in 2011.
Chris Myers HOU Feb 27 '12
The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports the Packers discussed free agent C Chris Myers with his representatives "in one of the technically illegal but nonetheless widespread meetings" at the Combine.
The Journal-Sentinel's venerable NFL writer, Bob McGinn, insists nearly every re-signing and free agent signing in March "germinates" from the "supposedly illegal cub-agent meetings in Indy." Pro Football Focus' top-rated 2011 center, Myers makes sense for Green Bay as a replacement for fellow under-sized zone-blocker Scott Wells. It's conceivable that sources leaked the talks to tempt Wells into lowering his reported $7.5 million asking price.
Chris Myers HOU Jan 25 '12
The Texans "won't break the bank" to keep free agents C Chris Myers, RG Mike Brisiel, TE Joel Dreessen, and K Neil Rackers, according to the Houston Chronicle.
That doesn't mean the Texans won't make every effort to retain the foursome, but they're already up against the salary cap with Mario Williams and Arian Foster as the top priorities. Myers was arguably the top center in the NFL in 2011, though he's a purely a fit for zone-blocking teams.
Chris Myers HOU Jan 19 '12
Texans C Chris Myers and DE Antonio Smith have been added to the AFC's Pro Bowl roster as injury replacements.
Myers replaced Maurkice Pouncey, and Smith replaces Patriots DE Andre Carter. It's just as well. Myers outplayed Pouncey all season, finishing as Pro Football Focus' top-rated center as the pivot for one of the league's most dominant ground attacks. Smith was outstanding against the run in Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.