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Houston Texans make Laremy Tunsil highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL

Houston Texans make Laremy Tunsil highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL

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April 24 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans signed Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Friday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Tunsil's deal is for three years and worth $ 66 million, with more than $ 50 million guaranteed. The extension makes Tunsil the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league. Tunsil, 25, negotiated the agreement without the help of an agent, according to ESPN. With the new contract, Tunsil surpasses Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson in annual salary. Johnson signed a four-year extension worth about $ 18 million per season in November. The Miami Dolphins selected Tunsil with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ole Miss. Texans head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien trad...
Houston Texans to sign ex-Philadelphia Eagles DT Tim Jernigan

Houston Texans to sign ex-Philadelphia Eagles DT Tim Jernigan

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April 1 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans reached an agreement on a short-term contract with former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan on Wednesday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Jernigan agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $ 3.75 million with the Texans. According to NFL Media, the veteran defensive lineman will receive $ 1.25 million guaranteed in his agreement. The Texans had an opening on their defensive line after losing defensive tackle D.J. Reader in free agency. Reader agreed to a four-year, $ 53 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals last month. The Baltimore Ravens selected Jernigan in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Florida State. He spent three seasons in Baltimore before being traded to the Eagles in 2017. In the 2017 campaign, Jernig...
Houston pleads for more tests, gear as cars pack hospital

Houston pleads for more tests, gear as cars pack hospital

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Houston residents are waiting in a line of cars more than a mile long line as drive-thru testing for the new coronavirus begins in the cityBy JOHN L. MONE and PAUL J. WEBER Associated PressMarch 19, 2020, 10:04 PM3 min readHOUSTON -- Cars lined up for more than a mile outside a Houston hospital Thursday as the nation's fourth-largest city began drive-thru testing for the coronavirus, but officials warned they don't have enough kits or protective gear to meet demand. “I don't want to create false hope that we are ready right now to have a radical increase in testing," said Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, the top county official in Houston. "We are unfortunately not.” Hours after the drive-thru testing began, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott ordered schools closed for more than 5 million students
Houston Astros fire assistant general manager Brandon Taubman

Houston Astros fire assistant general manager Brandon Taubman

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Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The Houston Astros fired assistant general manager Brandon Taubman, the team announced Thursday. In a statement released by the Astros, the organization admitted that Taubman's "inappropriate comments" about the team's acquisition of relief pitcher Roberto Osuna were aimed at a group of female reporters. Sports Illustrated's Stephanie Apstein published a report earlier this week that accused Taubman of yelling, "Thank God we got Osuna! I'm so [expletive] glad we got Osuna!" The comments, directed at a group of female reporters, came during the Astros' celebration after clinching the American League Championship Series on Saturday. During last season, Osuna served a 75-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's domestic violence policy. The suspension stemmed f...
Houston Texans sign veteran safety Mike Adams

Houston Texans sign veteran safety Mike Adams

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Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans signed veteran safety Mike Adams, who recently worked out for the team, to a contract, the club announced Tuesday. The Texans waived tight end Jerell Adams in a corresponding roster move, according to the team. Houston also signed safety Jonathan Owens to the practice squad and released offensive tackle Christian DiLauro and safety Austin Exford from the practice squad. Adams, who turned 38 in March, started all 32 regular-season games for the Carolina Panthers across the last two seasons after joining the franchise in 2017. Adams, a two-time Pro Bowl selection with the Indianapolis Colts, entered the league with the San Francisco 49ers in 2004 as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware. The veteran defensive back started 10 contests during his second s...