5 Football Players who Played for Patriots and Texans

There is a good chance that if you’ve found this page then you’re playing the Immaculate Grid.

That also means that today’s grid has asked for players who have played for both the New England Patriots and Houston Texans.

And, it also means that you’re probably stuck on this particular box and you’re looking for a little help. Sound about right so far?

Well, good news, you’re in the right place.

I’ve done some research and have found players who played for both the Patriots and Texans.

Danny Amendola

Danny Amendola, a wide receiver and return specialist, had a career in the NFL that spanned from 2009 to 2021. He began as an undrafted free agent with the Dallas Cowboys, but rose to fame with the New England Patriots (2013-2017), winning two Super Bowl titles with them.

Amendola also had stints with the St. Louis Rams, Miami Dolphins, Detroit Lions, and Houston Texans.

Over his career, Amendola recorded over 617 receptions for more than 6000 yards, with 24 receiving touchdowns. He also contributed to special teams with 1860 punt return yards and 3590 kick return yards.

Brandin Cooks

Brandin Cooks was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the first round, 20th overall, of the 2014 NFL Draft.

Throughout his career, Cooks has been known for his speed and receiving abilities. He has played for multiple teams, including the Saints (2014-2016), New England Patriots (2017), Los Angeles Rams (2018-2019), and the Houston Texans (2020-2022).

Cooks has been a reliable and productive receiver, surpassing 1,000 receiving yards in six of his first eight seasons. He also has contributed to playoff runs with the Patriots and the Rams.

Cooks Key Stats

  • 1000+ Yard Receiving Season (Saints, Patriots, Rams, Texans)

Brian Hoyer

Brian Hoyer is a veteran quarterback who has primarily been a backup with multiple NFL teams. He entered the league undrafted in 2009 and signed with the New England Patriots, backing up Tom Brady and earning a Super Bowl ring with the team in Super Bowl XLIX.

Hoyer has also started for several teams, including the Cleveland Browns (his lone 3000+ Yard Passing Season was there), Houston Texans, Chicago Bears, and San Francisco 49ers, with career passing stats including over 10,000 yards, 53 touchdowns, and a passer rating in the mid-80s.

Shayne Graham

Shayne Graham is a former placekicker who had a lengthy NFL career. He was initially signed by the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent in 2000. Graham played for several teams throughout his career, including the Cincinnati Bengals, New England Patriots, New York Giants, and Atlanta Falcons, among others.

He is perhaps best known for his time with the Cincinnati Bengals, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl and named a 2nd-team All-Pro in 2005. During that season, he made 28 of 32 field goal attempts and all 47 of his extra-point tries.

Graham’s reliability as a kicker made him a sought-after player for many teams looking for stability at the position. Over the course of his career, he scored over 1,200 points, making him one of the more productive kickers in NFL history. He has also been remarkably accurate, with a career field goal percentage of 85.5%.

Ryan Mallet

Ryan Mallett was drafted in the 3rd round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots. During his time with the Patriots, he was positioned as a backup to the legendary Tom Brady, a role that provided him with an invaluable learning experience though limited his on-field opportunities.

In 2014, Mallett was traded to the Houston Texans where he had more chances to showcase his ability on the field, earning several starts with the team. His time with the Texans had moments of promise but was also marred by inconsistency.

Following his time in Houston, he moved on to the Baltimore Ravens in 2015 where he again served as a backup, this time to Joe Flacco, before eventually being released in 2017.

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