Texans to keep Jeff Allen at LT, same line configuration

Tuesday, 05 December 2017, 03:10:17 AM. The Texans have no current plans to alter the configuration of their offensive line again for the remainder of the season.

The Texans have no current plans to alter the configuration of their offensive line again for the remainder of the season.

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that he intends to keep former starting right offensive guard Jeff Allen at left tackle.

They will keep Xavier Su'a-Filo at left guard, Nick Martin at center, Greg Mancz as the replacement for Allen at right guard and veteran blocker Breno Giacomini at right tackle.

Allen had some impressive moments for the majority of a road loss to the Tennessee Titans. O'Brien said the three consecutive false start penalties weren't all Allen's fault. There were some communication issues during the Texans' final drive, which was capped by a an interception thrown by quarterback Tom Savage.

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O'Brien was complimentary of Allen's work along with Mancz as a starter again. Mancz started 18 games last season at center when Martin underwent ankle surgery and was placed on injured reserve.

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