Texans sign DeAndre Hopkins, C.J. Fiedorowicz to extensions

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The Houston Texans have locked up star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins with a new contract.

The Houston Texans have been busy on Thursday when it comes to signing some of their current players to contract extensions.

The Texans took care of safety Andre Hal earlier in the day and have now taken care of three more players.

The Texans have signed star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a lucrative five-year contract extension. ESPN’s Adam Schefter says that his deal will include the most guaranteed for a wide receiver ever.

State of the Texans is reporting that Hopkins’ deal will pay him $81 million over the five years with $50 million guaranteed.

Hopkins was entering the final season of his current contract. Now the Texans don’t have to worry about him going anywhere after this season.

Houston has also signed fullback Jay Prosch to a three-year, $5.75 million extension, including $2.7 million guaranteed, according to Schefter.

The 25 year-old Prosch was a sixth round pick of the Texans in 2014 after playing his college ball at both Auburn and Illinois.

Then the Texans signed starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz to a three-year, $21.5 million extension that included $10 million guaranteed, Schefter also reported.

Fiedorowicz is also 25 years-old and broke out last season with 54 receptions for 559 yards and four touchdowns.

Fiedorowicz was also taken in the 2014 NFL Draft out of the University of Iowa. He ended up getting drafted in the third round that year.

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You have to admit that the 2014 draft was pretty good for the Texans. They also selected Hal,  pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney and quarterback Tom Savage that year.