Report: Texans, Ryan Griffin have mutual interest in signing new deal

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports /

It’s going to be interesting to see how badly both the Houston Texans and Ryan Griffin want to get a new deal done.

With the start of free agency only days away, many people are wondering whether or not the Texans will re-sign tight end Ryan Griffin.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans and Griffin both want to get a new contract done despite interest from other teams.

"The Texans and Griffin have mutual interest in having him back under a new contract with no deal imminent as a positive dialogue continues, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly.It’s expected to take time this week to crystallize what is Griffin’s value on the open market. Free agency officially begins Thursday afternoon and NFL teams are allowed to discuss players with agents starting Tuesday at noon."

Griffin could land a new contract that will pay him $4-5 million a year.

The bad news for the Texans is that many teams from around the league are fond of Griffin and could end up outbidding Houston for his services.

More from Toro Times

With the Texans not having a lot of money under the cap, they will need to pick and choose which players on their roster will get re-signed.

The good news for the Texans is that this year’s NFL draft is loaded with talent at the tight end position.  So they wouldn’t have a problem replacing Griffin.