4 contract decisions that will pay off for Houston Texans

  • Texans got it right with Laremy Tunsil
  • Dalton Schultz will be huge on the Texans
  • Jimmie Ward will be a big playmaker on offense

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Devin Singletary

In addition to Dalton Schultz, another contract decision on the offensive side of the ball that should pay off is signing running back Devin Singletary to a one-year deal worth $2.75 million. Singletary is a veteran running back that was the lead back for the Buffalo Bills the past three seasons.

While the criticism for the Bills' offense was always around the run game, it wasn't entirely Singletary's fault as they never really committed to that part of their offense. In the past two years, Singletary had over 800 rushing yards each season and 12 total rushing touchdowns.

The addition of Singletary is going to help the Houston Texans in two ways this upcoming season. The first is that it gives Dameon Pierce a player to share the workload as Pierce seemed to wear down toward the end of the season before missing the final four games due to injury.

The other way is that Singletary is another player for C.J. Stroud to dump the ball off to when plays break down. In the past three years, Singletary has had at least 50 targets with the Bills and should be a factor in the passing game with the Houston Texans.