Texans extend NT Brandon Dunn with D.J. Reader set to be free agent

HOUSTON — The Texans have signed nose tackle Brandon Dunn to a contract extension, the staff declared Wednesday.

Conditions ended up not disclosed, but in accordance to several experiences the deal is for 3 years and truly worth $twelve million.

Dunn has viewed substantial taking part in time with the Texans because 2017, but when Houston’s defensive line is healthier, he has been taking part in powering starting up nose tackle D.J. Reader. Reader, a fifth-spherical decide in 2016 who is now a no cost agent, performed an essential position in Houston’s operate protection, primarily when defensive conclude J.J. Watt was hurt past time.

one Related

This go does not imply Reader will not return to Houston, but it does show the Texans are getting ready for life with no him, provided the envisioned substantial contract he has gained for the duration of his time in Houston.

Dunn was signed by the Chicago Bears as an undrafted no cost agent in 2014, but he ultimately was signed to the Texans’ follow squad in 2015. He bounced all over concerning the follow squad and lively roster right up until 2017. Because the 2017 time, Dunn has skipped only two games for Houston.

In fifty nine games for the Texans, Dunn has eighty five tackles, 1 sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery.

“People today really don’t speak about Brandon Dunn a great deal,” Texans mentor Invoice O’Brien stated for the duration of the time. “He’s just a grinder [and] performs actually tricky soccer.”