Former Patriots' special teams standout Johnson Bademosi reached agreement with the Texans on a two-year, $6.25 million contract, per source. Once again he becomes highest-paid special teams player in the NFL, but he also has shown ability to play CB, with three starts in 2017.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 16, 2018
With the Texans doing their best to address some significant holes, this is the first signing specifically related to their ever-poor special teams unit. Reading some reaction to the above tweet, there seems to be some...let’s call it “disagreement”...with Schefter’s assertion that Bademosi can play cornerback.
Bademosi, a Stanford graduate, has worked his way up from undrafted free agent to one of the best special teams players in the league. He racked up 61 special-teams tackles during his four seasons in Cleveland, was named a Pro Bowl alternate this past season and a second-team All-NFL by the folks over at Pro Football Focus after his rookie season.
The Patriots thought enough of Bademosi to send a 2019 sixth-round draft pick to Detroit before last season began. Now he’s headed to Houston, hopefully to dramatically improve the Texans’ woeful special teams coverage.
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