Running back Phillip Lindsay has consented to a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, his representative reported on Friday.
The deal is worth $3.25 million with $1 million guaranteed and $500,000 in incentives, a source revealed to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Lindsay joins veterans David Johnson and Mark Ingram at the position. Houston rebuilt Johnson’s agreement prior this offseason, selecting to bring him back at a lower cost as opposed to cutting his $9 million salary for 2021.
The Texans’ running game of Johnson and backup Duke Johnson battled in 2020, positioning toward the end in the NFL in Football Outsiders’ DVOA (defense-adjusted value over average). Duke Johnson was released before in the offseason.
Lindsay, 26, became an unrestricted free agent when the Broncos repealed the RFA delicate they had set on him that would have permitted them to coordinate with any agreement however would not have given Denver any compensation on the off chance that he signed with another group.
Lindsay, who played collegiately at Colorado and made the Broncos’ list as an undrafted free agent in 2018, scrambled for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie season. He was likewise selected to the Pro Bowl.
He followed that up with another 1,000-yard season in 2019, scrambling for 1,011 yards and seven touchdowns.
Notwithstanding Lindsay’s prosperity, the Broncos signed running back Melvin Gordon to a two-year, $16 million agreement in free agency the following offseason. Lindsay’s production plunged to 502 yards and a touchdown in 2020 in the wake of offering the load with Gordon and a combination of wounds that eventually landed him on harmed reserve.
In three seasons, Lindsay has rushed for 2,550 yards and 17 touchdowns. He likewise has 77 receptions for 465 yards and a touchdown.