Texans re-sign Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Weeks to 1-year contract

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The Houston Texans have solidified their long snapper position as free agency winds down.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have re-signed Pro Bowl long snapper Jon Weeks to a 1-year contract. The deal is worth $1.075 million and has a $137,500 signing bonus and veteran minimum salary benefit.

Weeks has played the most games in Texans history with 176. In that span, he has collected 24 combined tackles and a fumble recovery. He has never had a bad snap since joining the Texans in 2010.

“I think to me that’s just I guess dedication to detail,” Weeks told reporters on Nov. 18, 2020. “Just making sure that I’m as detailed and prepared as possible. I probably take a lot of snaps on Sunday. I probably take a lot more snaps on the side than other snappers probably. That’s just because I like to make sure that I’m comfortable, everything’s feeling good and that I’m paying attention to detail with my grip, my hand placement, my stance and all that kind of stuff. Attention to detail probably has been a big part of why I’ve been able to stay so successful.”

Weeks played college ball at Baylor and went undrafted in 2008. The Detroit Lions gave him a tryout after the NFL draft, but he remained unsigned. The Texans similarly gave him a tryout in April of 2010 and he has been with Houston ever since, earning a Pro Bowl selection in 2015.