Dayne Could Be a Factor for Texans
Ron Dayne landed in a good spot after being released by the Denver Broncos.
The former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft choice was signed by the Houston Texans over the weekend. Dayne is reunited with first-year Texans coach Gary Kubiak, formerly his offensive coordinator in Denver. And he perhaps could be a factor for a team in need of a centerpiece runner after passing over Reggie Bush in the NFL draft and placing Domanick Davis on the injured reserve list. The Texans enter the season with rookie Wali Lundy as their starting tailback.
Dayne ran for 270 yards for the Broncos last season and hasn't had even a 500-yard rushing season since 2001 with the New York Giants. But when Kubiak was in Denver, he and Broncos Coach Mike Shanahan regularly found ways to turn unheralded running backs into 1,000-yard rushers--albeit with a more accomplished offensive line than Kubiak has at his disposal in Houston.
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