(SportsRadio 610) - The Texans are making a late-round pick swap to acquire Buccaneers right guard Shaq Mason, the NFL Network reported Tuesday morning.
Earlier in the week, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reported the Buccaneers were exploring possible trades involving Mason ahead of the new league year, which officially starts Wednesday. They found their trade partner in the Texans, who are swapping their sixth-round pick with Tampa's seventh-round pick in this year's draft.
Mason, 29, whose full name is Shaquille Olajuwon after the two legendary NBA centers, started all 17 games for the Bucs last season. The seven seasons before that, he was a full-time starter for the Patriots.
Texans general manager Nick Caserio was there for six of those seasons with Mason in New England.
Mason is entering the final season of a five-year, $45 million contract he signed with the Patriots, who traded him to the Bucs before last season. He is set to make $7.5 million this season.
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