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2021 NFL Free Agency: Texans Sign Punter Cameron Johnston

The Texans sign a punter to replace Brian Anger.

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The previous Texans regime didn’t understand the concept of value. They made sloppy pours across the roster. This is how Eric Murray gets the contract he has. This is why Ka’imi Fairbairn is one of the thirteen highest paid players on the team. It’s also why punter Brian Anger had a cap hit of $3.25 million last year.

Earlier this week Nick Caserio released Anger to save $2.5 million in cap space. This money could then be used on a punter, and a wide receiver who could return kicks, or a linebacker, instead of on a punter alone. The Texans found themselves a new punter. Brian Anger has been replaced by former Eagles punter Cameron Johnston, who signed a three-year $8 million contract.

Johnston was the starting punter in Philadelphia for the last three seasons. The Eagles not to sign a tender to keep the restricted free agent on the roster, and so now, here is in Houston, for what could be the next three years.