Report: Texans agree to 1-year contract with LB Christian Kirksey

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The Houston Texans continue to add to their defense as they transition to the Tampa-2 scheme.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Texans reached an agreement with former Cleveland Browns and Green Bay Packers linebacker Christian Kirksey on a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million.

In 2020, Kirksey produced 77 combined tackles, 2.0 sacks, two tackles for loss, two interceptions, and four pass breakups in 11 games for Green Bay, all of which he started.

Kirksey originally was drafted in Round 3 of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. The former Iowa Hawkeye collected 484 combined tackles, 11.5 sacks, two interceptions, 16 pass breakups, four forced fumbles, and three fumble recoveries through 73 games, 54 of which he started.

The Texans have Zach Cunningham and Benardrick McKinney still under contract. Inside linebacker Tyrell Adams, who was McKinney’s replacement after he was placed on injured reserve early in the season, is a free agent.