The Texans have six potential restricted free agents on their roster heading into the new league year and they’ve opted for a few different paths with that group of players.
Rather than tender safety Eddie Pleasant, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team has signed him to a two-year deal that will keep Pleasant under Houston’s control through the 2017 season. Pleasant has played in 46-of-48 regular season games over the last three seasons for the Texans and had 38 tackles, a half-sack and two interceptions for the team while playing every game last year.
Wilson reports the Texans also tried to sign cornerback A.J. Bouye to a multi-year deal, but those talks apparently didn’t go the direction they hoped so they will tender him instead. It’s the $1.671 million original round tender, which means that the Texans wouldn’t get any compensation if Bouye leaves since he entered the league as an undrafted free agent.