The Houston Texans are bringing back one of the most crucial players from their 2021 roster.
Anyone that watched the Houston Texans last year knows that Kamu Grugier-Hill (referenced as KGH hereafter) was the best player not named Justin Reid. However, KGH has taken sole possession of that title with Reid gone.
Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network is reporting that the Houston Texans are expected to sign KGH to a one-year, four million dollar deal. In 2021, KGH had 108 combined tackles (71 solo), three sacks, two forced fumbles, and one interception that he returned for 82 yards in Houston’s upset win over the Tennessee Titans in early November.
KGH is an excellent fit for Lovie Smith’s defense, as Smith has made his living off of linebackers who can fly around the field, like this play against the Titans.
Houston Texans linebacking corps looking very similar once again
Both KGH and Christian Kirksey were a part of the defense last year, and their efforts helped contribute to the best side of the team on Sundays. The one new face in the group is former Detroit Lions linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin.
What’s surprising about KGH’s return is that there wasn’t any other team in the league interested in him. A linebacker with a 100-plus tackle season on a bad team usually would get some attention from other teams. It’s also a really cheap contract, and while that’s smart of Nick Caserio’s part, it sucks for KGH as he’s worth much more than that.
Lovie Smith has to be excited, as his best tackler is set to return. KGH should get the green dot and a captain’s patch this season, as he has shown that he’s a franchise player.