The Houston Texans made two big additions to their offense Monday, agreeing to one-year deals with the tight end. dalton schultz and running backwards Devin Singletarysources told ESPN.
Schultz’s deal is worth up to $9 million, according to NFL Network, which first reported on his deal. Singletary’s deal is worth up to $3.75 million, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Schultz, 26, will take over as the Texans’ starting tight end. jordan akins had agreed to a contract with the Cleveland Browns in free agency while DO Howard signed with the Los Vegas Raiders on Monday.
Singletary, for its part, will complement starter dameon pierce in the Texans backfield.
Schultz played the 2022 season for the Dallas Cowboys with the franchise tag worth $10.9 million after the parties were unable to close the gaps on a long-term deal.
After not missing a game due to injury in his first four years, he missed two games last season with a knee injury that plagued him for several weeks. He finished with 57 catches for 577 yards and five touchdowns, joining travis kelce, mark andrews and T.J. Hockenson as the only tight ends to have 50 or more catches for 500 or more yards in each of the past three seasons.
A fourth-round pick in 2018, Schultz became a full-time starter in 2020 and became one of the quarterbacks. dak prescotttrust targets. He caught 63 passes for 615 yards and four touchdowns in 2020 and followed that up with 78-reception, 808-yard, eight-touchdown seasons in 2021.
He is fifth in team history among receptions to tight ends with 211 and has four multi-touchdown games, trailing only Jason Witten and Billy Joe DuPree (five each) in team history.
Over the past three seasons, Singletary has been the leading rusher for the Buffalo Bills and has totaled more than 950 scrimmage yards in each season of his career, including his personal best of 1,099 last season. He has played in every regular and postseason game the Bills have played in the past three seasons.
Singletary, 25, was drafted by the Bills in the third round of the 2019 NFL Draft out of Florida Atlantic. He has been part of a Buffalo offense that has engineered runs on 34.9% of snaps since 2020, 28th in the NFL. The running back has averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his career, and he was part of the Bills’ receiving game, but not much — he’s never had more than 40 receptions in a season.
Singletary has 20 regular season touchdowns, including 16 rushing. His 16 rushing touchdowns since 2019 rank him behind the quarterback jose allen (30). In his career, Singletary has lost five fumbles.
The Bills continued to invest in the running back position after selecting Singletary, drafting zack moss in the third round in 2020 and James Cook in the second round in 2022. The Bills traded Moss to the Indianapolis Colts last season for running back and kick returner nyheim hines.
Singletary has rushed for 3,151 career yards. He also has 145 receptions for 971 yards.
ESPN’s Todd Archer and Alaina Getzenberg contributed to this report.