Texans reportedly sign former Jaguars DL Folorunso Fatukasi

The Houston Texans are signing former Jacksonville Jaguars defensive lineman Folorunso “Foley” Fatukasi to a one-year deal, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC2 in Houston.

Fatukasi, 29, joined the Jaguars on a three-year, $30 million deal in the 2022 offseason after beginning his career with the New York Jets. He only played two years in Jacksonville before the team released him last week in a move to save just over $3.5 million in salary cap space.

In his two seasons with the Jaguars, Fatukasi largely disappointed as he dealt with injuries and recorded only five tackles for loss in 30 games with the team. While he earned a grade above 80 from PFF in two of his seasons with the Jets, Fatukasi received grades of 42.5 and 61.0 in his time with the Jaguars.

Now he’ll join the Texans, a team that earned a spot in the playoffs last season. Houston allowed the second fewest rushing yards per carry (3.5) in 2023, but the fifth most rushing touchdowns (19).

As a player who was released rather than leaving in free agency on an expired contract, the Jaguars are ineligible to receive a compensatory draft pick for the departure of Fatukasi.

Story originally appeared on Jaguars Wire