HOUSTON (AP) - Rosevelt Colvin says he's fine wherever the
Houston Texans want him to play. As long as he gets to rush the
Colvin was mostly a linebacker when he was a two-time Super Bowl
winner with the New England Patriots. He's likely to be used as a
situational pass rusher at defensive end in his first season with
The Texans want to improve their pass rush and take some
pressure off the double teams Mario Williams will likely draw after
getting 14 sacks last season.
Colvin has 52½ sacks in nine seasons in New England and Chicago.
He was released by the Patriots in February after missing the last
five regular season games and the playoffs with a foot injury.
He's healthy now and coach Gary Kubiak is looking forward to
seeing how quickly Colvin learns Houston's 4-3 scheme. At 6-foot-3
and 250 pounds, Colvin's quite a bit smaller than the rest of the
As a linebacker in a 3-4 defense in New England, Colvin was
often in on the rush. He thinks that experience should aid in his
move in Houston.
Notes: Running back Chris Brown missed practice for the second day
on Tuesday with cramps in his back.