Houston Texans’ restricted free agents have signed their one year tender to play for the 2019 season.
According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle:
"Fairbairn signed a $3.095 million restricted tender. Meanwhile,Dunn and Scarlett are due $2.025 million base salaries this season."
Texans are getting back three important contributors back after they played a vital role in their success in the 2018 season. Scarlett displayed his versatility playing multiple positions on the Texans defense due to injuries and was one of the standout players in their much improved special teams unit.
Scarlett had 18 tackles, three pass deflections, a forced fumble, fumble recovery, and notched an impressive interception against the Washington Redskins. He spent time playing at outside and inside linebacker but his season was cut short due to an ankle injury that landed him on the injured reserve. His biggest obstacle will be staying healthy as he has been placed on the IR for three seasons since signing as an undrafted free agent in 2016.
Dunn also played an important role in the Texans defensive line anchoring against the run and taking on opposing offensive lineman to open lanes for linebackers to get to the running backs. His return will bolster the Texans front seven and improved their ability to limit the run game.
Meanwhile, Fairbairn played a pivotal role in the Texans special teams, he had a career-high in several statistical categories. Fairbairn finished the season making 37 out of 42 field goals attempted, completed 88.1 percent of his kicks, and led the NFL in total points scored with 150.