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2021 NFL Free Agency: Houston Texans Sign Linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill

The Texans get more linebacker depth.

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The NFL’s tampering period started today, and runs tomorrow, and teams are permitted to put pen to ink starting on Wednesday. After adding Shaq Lawson and Marcus Cannon via trade, the Texans have added a new player to its roster through free agency.

Houston signed linebacker Kamu Gruiger-Hill to a one-year contract worth up to $3.25 million.

Gruiger-Hill spent his career with Philadelphia before moving to Miami. Last year in Miami he played 20% of the defensive snaps, and 52% of the special teams snaps. With linebackers Zach Cunningham and Christian Kirksey on the roster, the Texans need help at linebacker for coverage purposes. Gruiger-Hill provides this, along with special teams play too.

It fits in line with how Houston was expected to attack free agency. Depth signings. Bin scraping. Adding value by churning out the bottom of the roster, the same portion of the roster the Texans previously extended and invested long term contracts to. Grugier-Hill represents exactly this.