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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 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...
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins’ mother to be subject of new movie

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins’ mother to be subject of new movie

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April 29 (UPI) -- Houston Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins' mother, Sabrina Greenlee, will have her life story told in a new movie. BRON Studios has partnered with Good Fear and Kituufu Films to develop and produce a feature-length film titled "Sabrina," which will tell the story of Hopkins' mom, according to Variety. "My mom has always put everyone before herself and sacrificed things unimaginable," Hopkins said. "Now it's time for people to see her true value and learn that giving up is not an option." According to Variety, "Sabrina" will follow a single mother "who is attacked and left for dead and finds herself in a battle to change the course of her life and stay on the new path she's created for herself and her four children." "BRON prides itself on telling real, human stories...
Houston Texans release former first-round pick Kevin Johnson

Houston Texans release former first-round pick Kevin Johnson

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March 5 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans released cornerback Kevin Johnson, the team announced Tuesday. The Texans selected Johnson in the first round of the 2015 NFL Draft, but the team decided to move on from the defensive back. Houston originally picked up the fifth-year option on Johnson's rookie contract, but opted to cut him instead of paying the $ 9.06 million option in 2019. Johnson suffered two concussions and was out for the season after one game last year. His salary for 2019 is guaranteed only for injury. It would have become fully guaranteed if he was on the roster for the first day of the new league year.We have released CB Kevin Johnson. pic.twitter.com/Rfat5YZozD— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) March 5, 2019 Through his four NFL seasons, Johnson has played in all 16 ga...