This past summer, when it was clear the Green Bay Packers were done with him, free agent defensive tackle Ryan Pickett promised he was going to play in 2014.
Well, training camp came and went without anyone adding Pickett to their roster, but as of today, Pickett has proven himself prophetic. Surprisingly, he didn’t sign with the Minnesota Vikings, which is where old Packers go to die.
Instead, he signed with the Houston Texans, which is where Ahman Green went to die, but isn’t exactly the same hive of villainy and scum as in Minnesota.
The Texans need a nose tackle, you see. Louis Nix, who they drafted in the third round, is looking like a big, fat bust.
Yeah, it’s way too early to say that, but Nix underwent knee surgery in the offseason and then, when he returned, decided he better pussyfoot around with a wrist injury. He was inactive for each of the first three games.
Clearly, the Texans said fuck it, this guy isn’t going to do jack shit for us this year, let’s shelve him.
Remember when you all wanted the Packers to draft Nix? Don’t pretend you weren’t all for that. You know who you are!
So Nix’s all-around shittiness has gotten Ryan Pickett as job. It’s most likely a backup job to Jerrell Powe, but it’s a job nonetheless.