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 click2houston.com