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Report: Phillip Lindsay to sign with Houston Texans

The Broncos rescinded their tender on Lindsay and now he’s headed to Houston.

Phillip Lindsay #30 of the Denver Broncos rushes ahead of defender Bashaud Breeland #21 of the Kansas City Chiefs during the second quarter of a game at Arrowhead Stadium on December 06, 2020 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images

The Houston Texans are adding some depth at running back. The team is signing Phillip Lindsay to a one year-deal, per his agent. The deal is worth $3.25 million with $500,000 in “upsides,” per Ian Rapoport.

The Denver Broncos had placed an original round tender on him, but elected to rescind it after signing Mike Boone, allowing Lindsay to test the market as an unrestricted free agent. Lindsay appeared in 11 games last season, rushing for 502 yards at 4.3 yards per carry. The prior two seasons he had surpassed 1,000 yards, rushing for 1,037 as an undrafted rookie and 1,011 in his second season.

He joins a Texans squad that returns leading rusher David Johnson and added Mark Ingram. Johnson rushed for 691 yards in 12 games last season while Ingram rushed for 299 yards over 11 games with the Baltimore Ravens as he was worked out of the rotation as the season moved on. In 2019, he rushed for 1,018 yards and ten touchdowns.

This signing turns the Texans backfield into a mess. DJ would appear to be the leader, but Ingram and Lindsay could easily take enough carries to turn this into a committee approach. That does not bode well for fantasy football managers.