Texans extend C Martin for reported three years, $33M

Texans extend C Martin for reported three years, $33M

The Houston Texans and center Nick Martin agreed to a contract extension on Tuesday.

According to multiple reports, the deal is worth $33 million over three years. Martin was set to become a free agent in March and was due $1.1 million in salary this season.

The deal includes $18.35 million in guaranteed money, according to multiple outlets. The $11 million average puts Martin just shy of the league's highest-paid center, as Rodney Hudson averages $11.25 million annually on his new deal.

Martin, 26, has started all 31 games he has played in since the start of 2017 after missing his entire rookie campaign due to an ankle injury that required surgery. He has allowed just 3.5 sacks and committed only four penalties over that span, according to STATS LLC.

The younger brother of Dallas Cowboys All-Pro guard Zack Martin, Nick Martin was a second-round pick out of Notre Dame in 2016.

The Texans also signed quarterback Alex McGough from the practice squad to the active roster and waived cornerback Cornell Armstrong.

According to multiple reports, the Jacksonville Jaguars had hoped to sign McGough off Houston's practice squad for depth after losing Nick Foles to injury, but the Texans signed him before the Jaguars could. McGough spent the offseason with Jacksonville before being released at final cuts.

Houston starter Deshaun Watson bruised his lower back in Monday night's opener in New Orleans but was able to finish the game.

--Field Level Media

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