Texans re-signing Desmond King to two-year deal

Houston Texans defensive back Desmond King (25) lines up against the Carolina Panthers during the second half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Justin Rex) (JUSTIN REX, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

The Houston Texans are re-signing versatile defensive back Desmond King to a 2-year, $7 million contract, his agent Drew Rosenhaus confirmed to KPRC 2.

King set a career high in tackles in 2021, with 78 as a versatile part of Houston’s defense.

The former Los Angeles Charger and Tennessee Titan was First Team All-Pro in 2018 as a defensive back and Second Team All-Pro in 2018 as a punt returner.

King had 3 interceptions for the Texans last season and returned 17 punts for a 9.1 average.

King was a standout at Iowa, winning the Thorpe Award for best defensive back in 2015. He was also a two-time All-American.

King’s re-signing is part of what has been an active offseason so far for the Texans.

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