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Houston Texans Pick Up Kevin Johnson’s Fifth-Year Option

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The Texans decided to pick up the final optional year of the cornerback’s rookie contract.

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In a offseason that has seen the Texans secondary be drastically revamped with the additions of Tyrann Mathieu, Aaron Colvin and now Justin Reid, Houston has decided to take advantage of the contractual quirk bestowed upon teams for first round draft picks and answer Weston’s question in the affirmative.

This move by the Texans means that Johnson’s salary in 2019 will be $9.06 million, per the Houston Chronicle.

Kevin Johnson was the Texans’ first round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Since that time, he has suffered multiple injuries, including a broken foot that sidelined him for the majority of the 2016 season. Johnson also suffered a MCL sprain that kept him out of portions of last season as well.

Despite these setbacks, Johnson is still an important part of the Texans rebuilding efforts in the secondary, especially considering Johnathan Joseph’s age and Kareem Jackson’s poor form. What do you think of this decision, Texans fans? Would you have picked up K-Jo’s fifth-year option?