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Shortly after draft mate WR DeVier Posey signed with the Houston Texans last night, the team finally wrapped up rookie contract negotiations by coming to terms with third round offensive guard Brandon Brooks. Similar to Posey, Brooks signed a four-year deal worth $2.8 million that includes a signing bonus of just over $617K, as was first reported by Mark Berman of Fox 26. Brooks’ contract will pay him base salaries of $390K, $500K, $590K, and $702K.
Brooks was a standout lineman at Miami (OH) University. At 6’5”, 345 lbs., Brooks is the Texans’ largest lineman and would stand as one of the more massive in the NFL. Brooks has many strengths, mostly centered around his size and adequate quickness. There was some initial concern that Brooks would struggle in the Texans’ zone-blocking scheme, but proved during OTAs that he was quick enough out of his stance. Brooks did however cause a stir when head coach Gary Kubiak called him out for being too overweight. Brooks has reportedly dropped some weight and is in good condition.
With all rookies now signed, the Texans can turn their focus to the start of training camp at the end of this week. Training camp is always imperative for rookies still adjusting to life in the NFL, so finally inking Brooks and Posey assures the team they will be present at the start of training camp ready to contribute and compete.
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According to multiple sources the Houston Texans have agreed to terms with their 3rd round pick (68th overall) rookie wide receiver from the Ohio State University, DeVier Posey. In his deal he gets $2.69 million, 4-year deal with signing bonus of $684,092 and his base salaries break down like this:
1st year- $390k
2nd year- $510k
3rd year- $630k
4th year- $748k
Posey signs at...
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With training camp set to begin on Saturday, the Houston Texans have finally come to terms with third round draft pick DeVier Posey from Ohio State. The 6’1”, 205 lbs. wide receiver signed a four-year deal worth $2.69 million according to team sources. Heading into training camp, Posey figures to compete for serious playing time that could see him become the team’s #2 or...
The Houston Texans have signed third-round draft pick DeVier Posey.
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