Take it away, Mark Berman...
Confirming:Texans 2nd-round pick guard Xavier Su'a-Filo signs. All of the Texans draft picks R under contract. Su'a-Filo back at work today.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 17, 2014
Guard Xavier Su'a-Filo's contract w/ the Texans: 4 years worth $5.55 million with $3.96 million guaranteed & signing bonus of $2.35 million— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 17, 2014
Su’a-Filo was finally back in a Texans uniform today as he took the last month off to finish his degree at UCLA. After graduating on the 13th, the former Bruin is now free to commit to mauling defensive linemen full time. However, earning that coveted starting spot will not come without overcoming some tough obstacles.
"You could tell he did some studying on his own." O'Brien on Su'a-Filo after seeing him on the field today. #Texans— PDS (@PatDStat) June 17, 2014
Guards Brandon Brooks and Ben Jones still have the upper hand over Su'a-Filo, having been here longer. #Texans— Deepi Sidhu (@DeepSlant) June 17, 2014
Su'a-Filo feels he is in good shape but has to get used to the pace of the offense. #Texans— PDS (@PatDStat) June 17, 2014
Su'a-Filo said if he had a problem understanding the playbook he would call Oline Coach Paul Dunn with questions. #Texans— PDS (@PatDStat) June 17, 2014
The left guard competition and development of "XSF" should be one of the big storylines of training camp. If the Texans’ offensive line can regain its elite 2011 form, the offense should have no problem putting up points…with or without Andre Johnson.