Senio Kelemete came to Houston as a free agent back in March of 2018. He played both guard and tackle during his time with the Saints; the prevailing thought was that Kelemete could immediately step in and hold down one of the starting guard spots on what was then a simply horrendous Texans’ offensive line.
Kelemete did just that in 2018, though I don’t think any Texans fan would say that he met what now could be considered unreasonable expectations. With the arrival of Tytus Howard and Max Scharping in the 2019 NFL Draft, things were bound to get more competitive for Kelemete and the other veteran offensive linemen no matter what, but Kelemete got hurt early in 2019 and found himself on IR before September was over.
With all that in mind, there was some speculation the Texans might cut Kelemete to free up cap space this spring. That didn’t happen, and now Aaron Wilson is reporting that Kelemete is finalizing a one-year extension that’ll keep him in Houston until the conclusion of the 2021 campaign.
Texans and veteran guard Senio Kelemete are set to finalize a one-year contract extension, which would have him under contract through the 2021 season, according to sources— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) July 27, 2020
The devil’s in the details of any such extension, so it’ll be interesting to see the terms of Kelemete’s new deal and whether it has any effect on his 2020 money. It’s virtually impossible to fathom we’re talking about anything resembling sizable dollars when it comes to any new money for Kelemete, so the notion of keeping a veteran who’s experienced in the Texans’ system as proven depth seems like a solid one. Your thoughts?