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Texans, Tyrann Mathieu agree on one-year deal, report says

Texans, Tyrann Mathieu agree on one-year deal, report says

Additionally help was also needed since Marcus Gilchrist departed for Oakland, signing a one-year deal per Ian Rapoport.

Whatever the contract, Mathieu will be in line to return to free agency in 2019.

Kent Somers of the Arizona Republic reports that the Cardinals were willing to pay Mathieu $8 million in 2018.

It didn't take long for former Arizona Cardinals safety Tyrann Mathieu to find a new job.

The Honey Badger agreed to to a deal with the Houston Texans for one year.

Gonzaga, No. 5 Ohio State set for rematch in NCAA Tournament
The Buckeyes didn't look like an NCAA Tournament team in that 86-59 loss, but they certainly have from December to present day. While he is known for his scoring, it's the most points he had scored in over 15 months.

Instead, Mathieu will join J.J. Watt in Houston.

While Mathieu's 2017 season was a step in the right direction for him, it's important to remember that he was used quite extensively as a slot cornerback on defense.

Mathieu played in every game last season for the first time in his career and led the league in defensive snaps played.

Mathieu, 25, is among the most electric defensive backs in the game. The team saved almost $5 million but incurred a dead-money charge of more than $9 million by cutting him loose. The Steelers would still have needed to address the position early in the upcoming draft and that player ultimately selected would then need to spend his rookie season as a special teams-only player being as Mathieu would be the starter. However, while he played well down the stretch and was a Pro Bowl alternate, the Cardinals couldn't justify the $11 million they were to pay him the next two seasons and could afford the salary cap hit of more than $14 million.


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