The Texans will use Danieal Manning "in the box" more as a run defender and in tight end coverage after Glover Quin's departure.
Ed Reed will be Houston's deep centerfield safety, while Manning plays closer to the line of scrimmage. At the position Manning will now play, Quin managed only 84 tackles last season, but broke up 14 passes, intercepted two, and forced two fumbles. Manning only had eight breakups and 77 tackles in the same number of starts. He'll offer more IDP upside moving from free to strong safety.