Should the Texans Chase Former Saints OL Larry Warford?

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(SportsRadio 610) -- The Texans are interested in three-time Pro Bowl guard Larry Warford, who was released last week by the New Orleans Saints, according to 610 Texans insider John McClain.

Warford seems like a perfect fit for this Texans offensive line, which is set at left tackle with Laremy Tunsil signed to a new deal; veteran center Nick Martin also signed to a new contract; and last year's rookie starters Tytus Howard (right tackle) and Max Scharping (left guard).

Right guard is where the Texans could upgrade. 

If the Texans view Warford as an upgrade from Zach Fulton, they should be able to get him for less than the $7 million they owe Fulton this season. 

The question is whether Warford is, in fact, an upgrade over Zach Fulton. 

Warford is a better overall run blocker than Fulton, but is he better in pass blocking?

Warford spent his first four seasons with the Detroit Lions before arriving to New Orleans in 2017. He's since been to three straight Pro Bowls, albeit two of them as an alternate.

The main concerns with Warford (6'3", 317 pounds) are reportedly his conditioning. 

If you're going to bring in a player who had weight issues with the Saints last season, for a player who might not be able to practice as much ahead of the season due to the COVID-19 crisis, how can one be sure this is an upgrade?

Bringing in Warford is fine, but he should be competing for a job, as opposed to being the set-in-stone replacement for Fulton.

We discussed it Monday on Payne & Pendergast:
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