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2020 NFL Free Agency: Texans Re-Sign Philip Gaines

He is coming back to Houston for another year.

NFL: OCT 20 Texans at Colts Photo by Zach Bolinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

The Houston Texans’ cornerback group gets to retain some more depth. Philip Gaines agreed to a one-year deal for the veteran’s minimum with the Texans on Saturday, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

The Rice product managed to play six games last year, starting two of them. A high-ankle sprain suffered during Houston’s 30-23 loss to the Indianapolis Colts back in October ended his season prematurely.

According to Spotrac, Gaines’ new contract is worth $910,000 and carries a cap hit of $675,000.

All in all, it’s a depth signing that didn't break the bank. Bill O’Brien might see something in Gaines that warranted bringing him back, or maybe he simply didn’t see enough to make a decision about Gaines from his performance last season. If Gaines can cover for one of Houston’s new signings or draftees in the future while they take a breath, this might turn out to be a win.