After appearing on “Texans All Access” this afternoon, Texans chairman and CEO Bob McNair had a brief interview session with local media at the SportsRadio 610 AM studios.
With about 90 minutes from the time of his interview to the 3 p.m. CT start of free agency, McNair was asked about impending unrestricted free agent Mario Williams.
“We want Mario,” McNair said. “We’d like to have him. Unfortunately, other people would like to have him, too, and it depends on how much they’re willing to pay. We have limitations that constrain us, and we’re going to do everything we possibly can to keep him here. We’ve got Chris Myers. We want to keep him. We’ve got [Mike] Brisiel, we’ve got [Joel] Dreessen, we’ve got a lot of guys that we would like to keep, and so we’re trying to keep that core group together as best we can, and that’s our focus.”
McNair was asked if he has gotten a sense from general manager Rick Smith of whether there’s a priority as to which of their free agents the Texans hope to re-sign.
“We’re not the only party making the decision in this whole process,” McNair said. “The player has to make a decision. And so we don’t know what the players will do, and until we see what the market says in terms of their value and what we can work out with ‘em, what they are agreeable to do, we really don’t know which players we have the best chance of re-signing. We’d like to re-sign all of ‘em, but there’s a lot of it that’s just out of our control. And so we’ll move through that process, and Rick and [vice president of football administration] Chris [Olsen] will do a good job.”
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