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NFL free agency 2022: Texans bring back Desmond King with two-year contract

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The Houston Texans were able to keep another one of their free agents, agreeing to terms with defensive back Desmond King on a two-year contract (per ESPN’s Adam Schefter). King will get a two-year, $7.5 million deal with $3.5 million guaranteed.

King had a bounce-back season in his first year in Houston, recording a career-high 93 tackles in 16 games, He also had three interceptions and six passes defensed in 16 games. The former All-Pro was once one of the best young defensive backs in the game, having 138 tackles, four interceptions, and 15 passes defensed in his first two season. In King’s All-Pro season (2018), he recorded 62 tackles, 10 passes defensed, and three interceptions. 

King allowed a career-low 65.6% of passes to be caught in 2021, allowing just three touchdowns as opposing quarterbacks targeting him as the primary defender recorded a 66.7 passer rating — well below the 84.0 rating allowed with the Los Angeles Chargers and Tennessee Titans in 2020.

With Justin Reid off to the Kansas City Chiefs, King will join Terrence Brooks, Eric Murray, and Tavierre Thomas in the Texans’ secondary. 

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