New Texans general manager Brian Gaine is optimistic about doling out some contract extensions to deserving players. In his press conference at the NFL Scouting Combine, Gaine was asked specifically about Jadeveon Clowney, Johnathan Joseph and Benardrick McKinney.

The rookie GM, who has long roots with the Texans prior to returning to Houston after a year in Buffalo, expressed a desire to make it all happen.

On Joseph, who is a free agent, Gaine espoused,

“We’re evaluating all of our free agents. Naturally, your reaction is you’d love to have them all back, we just know that’s not fiscally possible to bring everybody back. But that’s certainly an option for us that we’re considering.”

He gave similar answers on both Clowney and McKinney, who are not hitting free agency yet. Gaine then summed up the Texans philosophy like this,

“Well, one thing I will say is, personally, I believe in drafting, developing, growing and extending our own. The more times that we have the ability to do that, the more confident I’m going to be on doing extensions.”