Report: Texans sign former Jets, Saints DT Sheldon Rankins to 1-year contract

The Houston Texans are adding even more beef inside the interior defensive line.

According to Aaron Wilson from KPRC-TV, the Texans have signed former New Orleans Saints and New York Jets defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins to a one-year contract worth $10.5 million.

Rankins spent the last two seasons playing for the Jets, coached by Robert Saleh, who was the defensive coordinator for the San Francisco 49ers from 2017-20 while Texans rookie coach DeMeco Ryans was the defensive quality control and later inside linebackers coach. Rankins generated 40 combined tackles, nine tackles for loss, 14 quarterback hits, 6.0 sacks, a forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries through 31 games, 18 of which he started.

The Texans still have defensive tackle Maliek Collins under contract along with third-year defensive tackle Roy Lopez.

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Story originally appeared on Texans Wire