Free agent safety Kendrick Lewis appears to have signed with the Texans, according to a tweet from Lewis himself. “Thanks KC for 4 good years!” Lewis said. “Now on to the next chapter of my life and my new home Houston Texas!” Lewis also retweeted a photo of himself signing his new contract.
Lewis has started 50 games in the Chiefs’ secondary since the team drafted him in the fifth round in 2010, primarily playing at free safety. In 2013, he logged 61 tackles to go along with five passes defended and an interception.
Shiloh Keo saw the majority of the snaps at free safety in 2013 for the Texans, so it’s not clear whether or not Lewis will take over the starting job from him. Danieal Manning and 2013 second-round pick D.J. Swearinger figure to be squarely in the safety mix as well, unless the team decides to cut Manning to create $4.5MM in cap savings.