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2018 NFL Free Agency News: Houston Texans Sign Johnson Bademosi

The Texans now have the highest-paid special teams player in the league.

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According to Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans have landed former Patriots (naturally) special teams star Johnson Bademosi.

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.

This isn’t the first time a team has made Bademosi the highest-paid special teamer in the league. The Lions signed Bademosi to a similar contract two years ago.

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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