The Texans and Blackson agreed on a three-year, $12 million contract on Monday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
Blackson recorded 24 tackles, one sack and three passes defended in 16 games last season. The 6-foot-4, 320-pound defensive end is likely to play a rotational role on the Texans' defensive line again in 2019.
Blackson signed a contract with the Texans on Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
While the Texans elected not to tender Blackson as a restricted free agent, he's back in the fold after spending the final nine games of the 2017 season with the Texans. The 25-year-old recorded nine tackles and one pass break-up with Houston, and will likely serve as a rotational defensive lineman again in 2018.
Blackson was signed by the Texans on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Blackson was signed off the Patriots' practice squad, which is where he has been the entire season. He hasn't played since 2016, where he recorded just nine tackles (four solo). Regardless of his inexperience, the Texans need depth at defensive end since Joel Heath (knee) and Kendall Langford (back) are both nursing injuries, meaning Blackson could log a high snap count if both can't play.
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