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2021 NFL Free Agency: Houston Texans Sign Defensive Tackle Maliek Collins to a One-Year Contract

The Texans are building the interior DL.

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Aaron Wilson reported that your Houston Texans have signed free agent DT Maliek Collins to a one year deal worth a maximum of $6 million.

Collins, a former third round pick by the Dallas Cowboys in 2016, has potential to receive significant playing time in Houston.

While in Dallas and Las Vegas, Collins amassed 14.5 sacks and 99 combined tackles. That being said, he had zero sacks and only one quarterback hit in the 504 snaps he played in las Vegas. He could provide a nice tandem with Ross Blacklock and possibly show him a thing or two about getting to the quarterback.

Considering that it’s a one-year deal, this could be a nice rental by the team. If he has a solid season, it could boost the value of his next contract.

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