Houston Texans and RB Phillip Lindsay agree to one-year contract

Houston Texans and RB Phillip Lindsay agree to one-year contract

Phillip Lindsay signed a one-year contract with the Houston Texans, his agent announced Friday.
The deal is worth $ 3.25 million with $ 1 million guaranteed and $ 500,000 in incentives, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Lindsay joins veterans David Johnson and Mark Ingram in the post. Houston restructured Johnson’s contract earlier this offseason, choosing to lower him to a lower price instead of slashing his salary by $ 9 million for 2021.

The Texans’ running game of David Johnson and substitute Duke Johnson struggled in 2020 and placed last in the NFL in the Football Outsiders DVOA. Duke Johnson was released earlier in the offseason.

Lindsay, 26, became an unrestricted free agent when the Broncos canceled the RFA tender they had submitted to her that would have allowed them to match any contract, but provided no compensation to Denver if he had signed with another team.

Lindsay, who played collegially at Colorado and was part of the Broncos roster as an undrafted free agent in 2018, rushed for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns in her rookie season. He was also selected for the Pro Bowl.

He followed that up with another 1,000-yard season in 2019, rushing for 1,011 yards and seven touchdowns.

Despite Lindsay’s success, the Broncos signed running back Melvin Gordon to a $ 16 million two-year free agency contract in the next offseason. His production dropped to 502 yards and one touchdown in 2020 due to sharing the load with Gordon and a combination of injuries that ultimately put him on the injured reserve.

In three seasons, Lindsay ran for 2,550 yards and 17 touchdowns. He also has 77 receptions for 465 yards and a touchdown.

Sarah Barshop of ESPN contributed to this report.


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