Texans could bring back long snapper Jon Weeks

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New general manager Nick Caserio signed every player under the sun in 2021 NFL free agency, but somehow the Houston Texans don’t have a long snapper on the roster.

After reports of the club allowing Pro Bowler Jon Weeks to walk, and then cutting his replacement, Anthony Kukwa, the Texans are expected to re-sign the former Baylor Bear, according to Mark Berman of Fox 26 [KRIV-TV].

Weeks is the franchise record holder for games played with 176. While the Texans have had many faces of the franchise since their 2002 inaugural season, no one has played more games for Houston since than Weeks, whose journey with the Texans began in 2010.

One of the reasons for Weeks’ longevity in the NFL is due to his ability to learn from proven veterans at the position.

“It started early with basically just picking the brain of every veteran that I could pick the brain of,” Weeks told reporters on Nov. 18, 2020. “Finding out not only how they handle themselves on and off the field, how they took care of their bodies, specific things that they did that made them feel good for Sundays and that kind of stuff. So, I really tried to take advantage of that when I was younger.

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to find the things that I particularly think work for me, and I’ve tried to stay on top of those specific things. Really, it just came down to kind of learning when I was in the position to learn and then just finding what works for me and continuing to stay on top of it.”

If the Texans bring back Weeks, they get a known commodity in a specialist who has produced clean snaps his entire career. Given that the Texans are looking for every advantage in 2021, they will need to ensure their special teams operation is top notch.