Source: Texans sign $15.9 million deal with Kenyon Green

The Texans have agreed terms and are signing a four-year, $15.9 million deal with a fifth-year club option, according to a league source.

The massive and versatile former Texas A&M offensive lineman was picked 15th overall in the first round.

“My blood, sweat and tears have been here for almost 21 years,” Green said after being drafted. “I mean, there’s really nothing else to say. I’m here. I’m ready to go, so you know whatever it takes, whatever we have to do to make it happen, I’m willing and ready.”

The former Atascosita and Houston Touchdown Club Offensive Player of the Year standout is a former consensus All-American and All-SEC pick who has played offensive tackle and offensive guard.

“Oh man, that’s a blessing,” Green said during the draft. “I’m staying in Houston, you know, I’m a hometown kid, so we’re going from there and I’m ready to work. I now know where my roots lie. So it’s time to work, put my head down and grind.”

During his visit to the Texans, Green received a message from coach Lovie Smith.

“I really want Texas guys here,” Smith said. “We’re building this thing from the ground up.”

Green (6-foot-4, 323 pounds) is a former blue-chip recruit who started two games at right tackles, one at left tackles, two at right guard and seven at left guard for the Aggies last season.

“It helped me a lot to play in different positions and know where to come in and do my best,” said Green. “So I come in and I’m just a team player, you know, be the best I can be and help the team in whatever shape and way.”

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Green, a former All-SEC freshman selection at right guard, switched to left guard in 2020 and started every game. He was named a second-team All-American pick and a second-team All-SEC pick. Green was a finalist for the Lombardi Award last season.

Green’s father, Henry, played offensive guard at Grambling State University. His mother, Shalonda, is a former UCLA volleyball player.

“He was a really productive, consistent player,” said Nick Caserio, the Texans’ general manager. “He played tackle. He played guard. I’d say he’s probably a better guard than a tackle. I think he’s probably more of an insider, but we’re going to put him in the mix. A local, so I’m me sure all Texans, mid-Texans, will be happy about that.

“He’s a really solid kid. I would say blue collar, humble, quiet, packed lunch. Shows up, doesn’t say much. Just kinda works his ass off and wants to play soccer. That fits the profile of what we want from the players entering this building.”

Aaron Wilson is a reporter and analyst for Pro Football Network and a contributor to Sports Talk 790.

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