Texans/Derek Newton agree on 5-year deal

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  1. Playoffs

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    I'm okay with this depending on the numbers. The light seemed to come on for him this year at times. Perhaps he can put it all together. Any details on the contract?
     
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    One less position to worry about!
     
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    $10 million guaranteed.
     
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    Oh my God, they signed a "leftover."
     
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    5yr $25 million are the numbers
     
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    5 year 25 mil is a pretty good deal for a quality RT. I am very pleased. Way to get things started on a good note FO
     
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    That's a good contract if Newton can sustain his level of performance from last year. However, I'm not so sure. Last year was the first time he was even above average and he still graded out pretty negative as a pass blocker. I'm not too big on giving a guy with his track record a 5 yr deal based off a contract year performance.
     
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    With $10 million guaranteed, I would guess the signing bonus is in the $6-$8 million range... So, he could be cut after 2 years without much dead money to deal with. So, this is not a troublesome contract, based on the information we have so far.
     


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    RickyBobby must not have got the memo.
     
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    So the Texans are on the hook for two years. I can live with that. Good for him.
     
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    Looks like it avg out to $5M/yr, which is what we signed Winston to, then cut him lose when we got in a pinch.

    But according to the other numbers, sounds like it'll be paying out $6M/yr over the first three years... I have to assume the last two years are "team friendly" & he's most likely to play it out.
     
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    I agree. I'm not really talking about the contract specifically. I'm talking about making a 5 yr commitment to a guy based off one contract year when he was a pretty big liability to the offense every other year.

    Now perhaps that has more to do with O'Brien > Kubiak and I guess we'll find out. Just never been a fan of long term commitments to "one year wonders". Would have preferred a shorter deal to prove last year wasn't a fluke before getting a long term commitment.

    However, like you said, in the long run the money won't be a hindrance to the team if he doesn't work out.
     
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    Remember, 2013 he was injured/recovering all year long.
     
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    But as DaleMurphey explained it's really basically just a 2-year commitment from the Texan perspective given the signing bonus/guaranteed money.
     
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    True, but he was healthy the year before and was just as brutal in 14 starts. Then again, his improvement may just be as simple as switching out of Kubiak's system (which I never thought he was a good fit for) and moving into O'Brien's.

    I've stated time and again before that I have complete faith in O'Brien so I'm not against bringing him back and expect him to sustain his level of performance. I just generally , on principle, don't agree with long term commitments to contract year performers. More often than not they do not work out. Every case is different though and should be judged individually.
     
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    New OL coach must have identified Newton as his type of player. This removes RT as a need on this year's football team.
     
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    Gives us some draft flexibility.
     
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