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C.J. Fiedorowicz Signs Contract Extension With Texans

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The Texans have signed their third player from the 2014 NFL Draft.

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The Houston Texans locked up safety Andre Hal with a three-year extension earlier today and then fullback Jay Prosch with another three-year extension. They continued the trend with their 2014 draft class Thursday. The news of a third player has been reported by Adam Schefter, as tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz has signed a three-year deal of his own worth $21.5 million that included $10 million guaranteed.

Fiedorowicz, 25, was a third-round pick out of Iowa in the 2014 NFL Draft. He has played in 46 of 48 possible regular season games for Houston over the past three seasons in Houston .

Fiedorowicz took a step forward in production with 54 catches for 559 yards and four touchdowns during the 2016 season with Brock Osweiler under center. He caught three passes for 36 yards and a touchdown during the playoff game against the New England Patriots.

The move to lock up Fiedorowicz comes as a bit of surprise since he hasn’t proven to be an explosive weapon in the Texans’ offense. Fiedorowicz always feels like a check-down option, but I guess a good check-down is worth $21.5 million now?