Breaking down Texans rookie LB Garret Wallow’s contract

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The Houston Texans keep adding members of their draft class to their payroll.

The Texans signed fifth-round linebacker Garret Wallow from TCU on Saturday.

According to Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790, Wallow’s four-year contract is worth $3.775 million with a $295,884 signing bonus.

Wallow, who played from 2017-20 for the Horned Frogs under coach Gary Patterson, collected 90 tackles, 9.0 tackles for loss, 3.0 sacks, five quarterback hits, and three forced fumbles in his final season at TCU.

General manager Nick Caserio told reporters on May 1 after the conclusion of the 2021 NFL draft that they selected Wallow for his flexibility as a 6-2, 230-pound linebacker along with his attitude.

“Wallow played, I would say, for a good defensive coach in Coach Patterson,” said Caserio. “They’ve been known for defense for a long time, and the way they’re constructed defensively, specifically to Garret — now, he was in the box a little bit, he played detached from the formation. Instinctive player, runs well, can close space, is a decent tackler, A-plus football makeup and character, which that’s important to what we’re trying to do.”

Wallow intends to be coachable throughout his rookie season as he seeks as much playing time as he can get.

“Just be flexible,” Wallow said. “Be able to play whatever coach needs me to play. Trust that whatever he has in mind is best for the team. Like I said, just be flexible and be good in whatever area that is.”