Texans Agree To Contract Restructure With Right Guard Zach Fulton: Reports

Brandon Scott
May 29, 2020 - 11:04 am

(SportsRadio 610) -- It appears the Texans are going to return all five starters along the offensive line for the first time in nearly a decade. 

The Texans and starting right guard Zach Fulton agreed to a contract restructure, which guarantees the veteran offensive lineman $5 million this season. 

Fulton was due $14 million over the next two seasons, but none of it was guaranteed. 

Now, Fulton gets some security this season, and can make $3 million in 2021 (non-guaranteed). 

The deal was first reported by Field Yates at ESPN. Aaron Wilson at the Houston Chronicle also confirmed the deal. 

This solidifies an offensive line that has struggled to maintain stability and consistency since 2011, the last time they returned all five starters on the line. 

After the draft, Texans head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien complimented Fulton for playing "good football for us," and said he felt good about their depth at the position.

There had been discussions about the Texans taking a look at three-time Pro Bowl guard Larry Warford, but that seems less likely now.

Left tackle Laremy Tunsil signed a record-setting extension this offseason, which he negotiated without an agent. Tunsil's extension was for three years and includes $57.85 million guaranteed. 

Center Nick Martin signed a three-year, $33 million contract extension last September. 

Right tackle Tytus Howard and left guard Max Scharping are both entering the second season on their rookie deals.

As the Texans' first-round pick in 2019, Howard's deal averages just over $3 million a year for four years with a fifth-year option available.

Scharping was a second-round pick in 2019 with a four-year contract averaging just over $1.2 million a year. 

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