Houston Texans: Kamu Grugier-Hill gains 100th total tackle for ’21 season

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Houston Texans LB Kamu Grugier-Hill earns 100 tackles for the first time in career.

One plus in the first half in Week 18 for the Houston Texans was linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill reached the 100-tackle total for the 2021 season, as the feat occurred in the first quarter against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium.

The milestone moment for Grugier-Hill happened when he had a half tackle with Tavierre Thomas on the first defensive series by the Texans. Grugier-Hill also leads the Texans in tackles this season.

According to the official Texans PR Twitter page, this is the first time in his six-year career that Grugier-Hill has had 100 or more tackles in a season, as this is the best season of his NFL career which includes stops with the Philadelphia Eagles (four years) and Miami Dolphins (one year).

Grugier-Hill’s previous season-best tackle season was 45 total tackles in 2018. Last season Grugier-Hill finished with 28 total tackles in 15 games with the Dolphins.

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When given the chance by the Texans this season Grugier-Hill has made general manager Nick Caserio look like a very smart man, and in the process Grugier-Hill has most likely earned himself a raise for the 2022 season.

This season Grugier-Hill earned a $1 million base salary and a $1 million signing bonus for a one-year contract. He’s a free agent at the conclusion of the NFL season, so with his play for 2021 Caserio and the Texans front office need to reward the play of Grugier-Hill with an even better contract for the ’22 season and beyond before he hits free agency.

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Keeping Grugier-Hill would be a good move for the franchise as he should be a serious part of the Texans rebuild and he’s proven to be a positive part of “changing the culture” the Texans wanted to have this season.