Source: Houston Texans restructure Desmond King’s two-year, $7 million deal

Houston Texans defensive back Desmond King II (25) carries the ball during an NFL preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers on Thursday, August 25, 2022, in Houston. (AP Photo/Matt Patterson) (Matt Patterson, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

HOUSTON – Texans veteran cornerback Desmond King’s two-year, $7 million contract was restructured, according to a league source.

King, who received a $1 million signing bonus when he re-signed with the team in March on a deal that includes $3.5 million guaranteed, had $911,389 of his fully guaranteed $2 million base salary into a signing bonus. The accounting move creates $455,695 in salary-cap space for the Texans, who have a tight salary cap.

King played outside more last season, moving from his traditional nickel spot in coach Lovie Smith’s trademark Cover 2 scheme and intercepted three passes last year.

The former Los Angeles Chargers All-Pro selection and Iowa standout has seven career interceptions. He has also played for the Tennessee Titans and joined the Texans on a one-year, $5 million contract last year.

King had six tackles, one for a loss and one quarterback hit in a 20-20 tie against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday to open the season at NRG Stadium.


Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and a contributor to KPRC 2 and click2houston.com


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