The Facts: After having his contract offer yanked by the Eagles last week, Polk has found a new home. The Texans have reached a contract agreement with Polk, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported.
Diehards Line: Polk (5-11, 222) is likely to compete with Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes for time behind Arian Foster in the Texans’ backfield. Polk rushed for 172 yards and four touchdowns on 46 carries for Philadelphia in 2014. The Eagles tendered Polk as a restricted free agent, but they pulled the offer on Friday. As PFT suggests, with DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles ahead of him in the pecking order, the 25-year-old Polk might have struggled to get many carries in Philadelphia, and he could have been in danger of not making the club. However, in Houston, Polk would seem to have a chance to push for the top backup role.