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Phillip Lindsay, Texans Agree to 1-Year Contract Worth Reported $3.25M

Blake SchusterSenior Analyst IIMarch 20, 2021

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (30) against the New Orleans Saints during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
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Running back Phillip Lindsayafter spending the past three seasons with the Denver Broncos, is joining the Houston Texans on a one-year deal, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. 

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Pumped for Phillip Lindsay ( @I_CU_boy ) agreeing to a 1 year deal with the @HoustonTexans

The MMQB's Albert Breer reported Lindsay's contract is worth $3.25 million "with another $500,000 in upside."

The Broncos originally tendered a contract to Lindsay at $2.13 million, only to rescind the offer after signing Mike Boone. That made Lindsay an unrestricted free agent. 

After breaking out in his rookie season with 1,037 yards on 192 carries with nine touchdowns and earning a Pro Bowl nod, Lindsay's numbers have steadily declined over the past two years. 

The Colorado product posted 1,011 yards and seven touchdowns on 224 carries in 2019 as his yards per attempt dropped from 5.4 to 4.5. Those marks sank again in 2020 when he appeared in a career-low 11 games due to injury with 502 yards on 118 carries for 4.3 yards per attempt and one touchdown. 

Now that his time with his native Denver has come to an end, he'll remain in the AFC as a member of the Texans. 

Lindsay joins a Houston backfield led by David Johnson and will look to split carries with Mark Ingram in a backup role.

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