Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson played out his five-year rookie contract after being selected by them in the first round of the 2010 draft.
Jackson is the second player to be re-signed by the Texans before hitting the market on Saturday. They re-signed right tackle Derek Newton to a five-year, $26 million contract.
The Texans have given Jackson a four-year, $34 million contract with $20 million guaranteed.
If he hit the market, Jackson would have been one of the top cornerbacks available. Byron Maxwell is sure to be an even hotter commodity now.
ESPN NFL insider Adam Caplan broke the news of Jackson returning to Houston on Twitter.
Kareem Jackson’s deal came in at 4 years and $34 m. A bit more than some predicted. Good for remaining ufa CBs.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) March 7, 2015