Source: Texans signing former Pro Bowl linebacker Cory Littleton to one-year, $2.7 million maximum value deal

Linebacker to join Texans on a one-year deal

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: Cory Littleton #58 of the Los Angeles Rams intercepts the ball in the first half during Super Bowl LIII against the New England Patriots at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

HOUSTON – The Texans are signing veteran linebacker Cory Littleton to a one-year, $2.7 million contract with a base value of $2.2 million, according to a league source.

The deal includes $500,000 in incentives and a $1.3 million salary and has a base value of $2.2 million for the former Las Vegas Rams Pro Bowl selection and second-team All-Pro, according to a league source.

LIttleton, 29, is a former Los Angeles Rams Pro Bowl selection and second-team All-Pro who has also played for the Las Vegas Raiders.

Littleton played last season for the Carolina Panthers. He started seven of 15 games last season and recorded 47 tackles, a half-sack and two passes defensed.

A former undrafted free agent from Washington, Littleton has made 542 career tackles, 27 for losses, 9 1/2 sacks, six interceptions, three forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

Littleton was voted to the 2019 Pro Bowl for the Rams. He had a career-high 134 tackles with four sacks, three interceptions, two forced fumbles and returned an interception for a touchdown.

After that breakthrough season, Littleton signed a three-year, $36 million contract with the Las Vegas Raiders.

Aaron Wilson is a Texans and NFL reporter for KPRC 2 and

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