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Vernon Hargreaves is set to make his debut with Texans

Vernon Hargreaves doesn’t have the entire Houston Texans playbook down, but he is expected to make his debut on Thursday night against the Indianapolis Colts. Hargreaves started nine games this season for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers before being released and being picked up by the Texans.

Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel thinks Hargreaves knows enough to play, and as the game goes on they will see how it goes.

“Well, we’ll find out,” defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said via the Houston Chronicle. “The big thing is he’s been with us here about a week now, and he seems to be picking up on the system pretty well. He’s communicating within the system, he’s got a good attitude. So, we’ll line him up and see what he can do.”

Crennel also said the team might switch up the gameplan a bit this week so Hargreaves can be on the field more with the plays he knows.

“I think you’ve got to give him what you think he can handle and what will help the defense,” Crennel said. “Our defensive game plan, maybe we only put half the things in rather than 100 percent. We’ll put the things in we think he can handle and that he’s demonstrated that he can handle.”

The Texans pass defense has not been good year giving up 272.4 yards per game through the air which is 29th in the NFL. The hope is Hargreaves can be a big boost to the defense as the Texans try to fight for a spot in the playoffs.