Per the Houston Chronicle's John McClain and Aaron Wilson, the Texans have signed second round pick Nick Martin.
Texans sign C Nick Martin.— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) May 13, 2016
Texans center Nick Martin's deal is worth $4.774 million and includes $1.672 million signing bonus, cap figure first year $868,177— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) May 13, 2016
Martin projects to immediately compete for the starting center position, and with any luck that is a spot he will hold for a long, long time on this team. Brock Osweiler unfortunately had to deal with absolutely awful interior pass protection during his seven starts in Denver last season, but now with a strong (on paper) trio of Martin, Xavier Su'a-Filo, and Jeff Allen keeping the pocket from collapsing, he may finally be free to unleash all of that natural arm talent. The Texans are building a wall, and they're going to make the rest of the AFC South pay for it.
Welcome to Houston, Nick Martin!