Houston’s big right tackle helped anchor a makeshift offensive line that led the once 2-14 Texans to a 9-7 turnaround.
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NFL Insiders Adam Schefter of ESPN and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that with the Texans’ starting right tackle poised to become a free agent, the Texans were quick to lock up their offensive tackle with a 5-year deal worth around $26.5 million with $10 million guaranteed.
Texans reached a 5-year agreement with Derek Newton, per league source.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2015
Big numbers for #Texans OT Derek Newton: 5 years at $26.5M with $10M guaranteed. $13.75M in first 2 years and $17M in first 3 years
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 7, 2015
A 7th-round draft pick by the Texans in the 2011 NFL draft, Newton became the Texans’ starter in 2012 and has become a rock ever since. In four seasons he has missed a grand total of four games, and has made 35 consecutive starts since taking over in 2012.