Report: Texans favorites to sign Zach Fulton

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The Texans have needs across the offensive line heading into free agency and it appears they’ve identified one player they think will improve the unit.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Texans are the favorites to sign Zach Fulton. Per the report, the Texans are pitching a multi-year deal worth more than $7 million a year.

Fulton has played both guard and center with the Chiefs over the last four years and Rapoport reports that the Texans are expected to use him at center if they sign him to a contract. The 2014 sixth-round pick started 46 games over the last four years.

Tackles Chris Clark and Breno Giacomini join guard Xavier Su'a-Filo as in-house free agents on the Texans line. None did a particularly strong job for Houston last season, so Fulton probably won’t be the only player Houston is targeting up front.

4 responses to “Report: Texans favorites to sign Zach Fulton

  1. Fulton is a better Center than Guard, but can play anywhere on the line. He is a pretty stout dude. I wish the Chiefs would keep him as their starting center.

  2. I understand the guy had a good year, but $7 mil? And center’s the one OL position Houston has some talent and depth, so either Martin moves to guard or Fulton starts there.
    Essentially, $7,000,000/yr. for a guard.
    Hard to believe they can’t do better.

  3. He’s a good versatile backup. Glad the Chiefs weren’t dumb enough to pay him that much. Geez, what idiot runs the Texans?

  4. Chiefs fan here. Watched Fulton in all his seasons with KC. Started a bunch of games as a rookie and was solid. Since then has been the top back up interior lineman. He’s been serviceable and versatile. He would potentially be a middle of the road full time starter. That’s a lot of money for him. Good for him, hope he gets it, and hopefully we get a decent compensatory pick in a year. With that said I think Nick Martin can show he’s the guy at Center this year. Hopefully he gets that chance.

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