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2021 NFL Free Agency: Houston Texans Sign Safety Terrence Brooks to a One-Year Contract

Another free agent is heading to Houston.

New England Patriots Training Camp Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

The Texans continued their busy first day of free agency tampering with another signing, this time addressing their secondary depth.

According to sources, former Patriots safety Terrence Brooks is agreeing to a one-year contract with the Houston Texans for $2 million.

Brooks, 29, was a third round pick back in 2014 and has played for the Ravens, Eagles, Jets and Patriots.

He and Nick Caserio’s timelines overlapped in New England the past two seasons, which likely explains why Caserio and the front office agreed to this deal.

Brooks played in 14 games last season for the Patriots, starting two, and recording 28 tackles. He played in just 25% of snaps on defense last season and 35% on special teams.

After the signings of Kamu Grugier-Hill and Maliek Collins, it appears there is a pattern here with the Texans bringing on defensive guys on one-year “prove it” deals that provide very little risk.

Brooks will compete with Geno Stone and Jonathan Owens for backup playing time at the safety position.