Texans Sign DL Brandon Dunn To Contract Extension

Dunn started six games for the Texans in 2019

Brandon Scott
February 19, 2020 - 4:09 pm

HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610) -- Texans defensive lineman has been signed to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. 

The deal is reportedly worth $12 million over three years, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Dunn has spent most of the past five seasons as a nose tackle for the Texans. He was signed from the Chicago Bears' practice squad in 2015 and played 11 games for the Texans that season. 

Dunn started six games for the Texans in 2019; 10 games in 2018 and eight games in 2017. He's logged 24 tackles or more for the Texans since 2017. 

Last year, Dunn had four quarterback hits and recorded his first career sack. 

The signing ensures the Texans will have experience on their defensive line, especially with questions surrounding D.J. Reader's contract. 

Reader is set to face free agency and it is unclear how close he and the team are to reaching a long term deal.