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Laremy Tunsil Fires Agent Ahead Of Imminent Contract Extension

What this means for the team and player.

Divisional Round - Houston Texans v Kansas City Chiefs
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The Texans are clutching their wallet a little tighter this morning. Texans left tackle Laremy Tunsil has fired his agency, CAA, according to the Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.

Tunsil is entering the fifth year of his rookie contract and will see his salary jump up to $10.35 million. Pro Bowl players like Tunsil rarely hit free agency. His reps and the Texans had already discussed a future extension ahead of his 2021 walk year, and that extension could come as early as this offseason.

Tunsil is going to get a contract that will make him as the NFL’s highest paid tackle. He’s one of the best players at his position, and he has all the leverage after Houston traded two first round picks and a second round pick for him last August.

The Brinks truck will be backed up to Tunsil’s house whether the Texans like it or not. This and Deshaun Watson’s inevitable extension will tie up a large portion of the Texans’ cap moving forward. With the new CBA on the horizon, things are about to get wild.