After hours of negotiations heading deep into the night Thursday, the Texans and rookie cornerback Kareem Jackson have agreed to terms just hours before the start of the Texans Training Camp opener. Jackson, a three year starter at Alabama, was selected 20th overall in last April’s draft. To this point, there is no news that he has signed his contract yet, and he has missed his first practice of Training Camp. Jackson will be starting opposite second year cornerback Glover Quin. It’s reported to be a five year deal.
Also across the wire was the news of running back Ben Tate signing his rookie contract. Tate, who missed significant time during the Texans offseason practices with injuries, will have a lot of catching up to do to be at the level the Texans want him going into the regular season. The deal is reported to be for four years, and Tate was on the field this morning for practice.
UPDATE: Kareem Jackson signed a 5 year deal for $13.1 million with $10.35 million guaranteed. The deal is worth up to $16.3 million. It also includes an option. Jackson has been signed and will be with the team starting with the afternoon practice.