Denver Broncos signed veteran defensive back Kareem Jackson to a 3 year deal.
Houston Texans former first-round pick of the 2010 NFL Draft and longest-tenured Texan, Kareem Jackson, will be playing in his second NFL team for the first time in since entering the league nine years ago.
Jackson had one of his best seasons with the Texans last season, he had 87 combined tackles, 17 passes defended, five tackles for loss, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, two interceptions, one sack, and one quarterback hit.
According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, Jackson agreed to a three-year deal worth $33 million with $23 million guaranteed. Jackson is the second player in the secondary to have signed a deal in the first wave of free agency. Defensive back Tyrann Mathieu signed a three year deal worth up to $42 million with the Kansas City Chiefs.
Texans will have several roster spots to address in the secondary with Jackson and Mathieu leaving. Texans have Justin Reid, Andre Hal, Mike Tyson, A.J. Hendy, and A.J. Moore under contract for the 2019 season. Reid and Hal are the only players that spent significant time in the Texans defensive rotation.
The secondary has seen a lot of turnover since Brian Gaine was hired as the new general manager of the Texans. Defensive backs Johnathan Joseph and Hal are the only players remaining from Rick Smith era as the previous general manager.
Despite losing two starters in free agency, there are still a lot of quality safety candidates for the Texans to sign in free agency or they could opt to draft and develop a player in the upcoming NFL Draft.