Texans agree to terms with rookie safety Jalen Pitre

Pitre, who was Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year at Baylor in 2021, is first Texans' rookie to agree to terms
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(SportsRadio 610) - Texans rookie safety Jalen Pitre has agree to terms with the team that will pay him close to $9 million over four seasons.

Pitre, who in 2021 was the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year at Baylor, will play for $8.95 million, which includes a $3.69 million signing bonus with base salaries of $705,000, $1.112 million, $1.519 million $1.926 million, Pro Football Network's Aaron Wilson reported.

The Texans selected Pitre 37th overall in the NFL Draft last month. He is the first of their nine drafted rookies to agree to terms.

Given his success in college, Pitre seems like a natural fit to fill a much-needed role at strong safety. Pitre, who played high school ball at Stafford, excels playing near the line of scrimmage and is capable of covering pass catchers in the slot.

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