5:43pm: The Texans have officially re-signed Demps, the team confirmed in a press release.
2:01pm: The Texans have agreed to re-sign Quintin Demps, as Mark Berman of FOX26 tweets. It’s a one-year, $1.5MM deal, per Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). John McClain of the Chronicle adds (via Twitter) that the pact features $260K in guarantees.
Demps, 31 in June, started a career-high 13 games last season and recorded 61 tackles, one interception, six passes defended, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries. Demps reportedly also drew interest from other teams, though Houston has wanted to bring him back ever since the start of free agency.
Among Houston’s returning safeties, Demps received the strongest grade from Pro Football Focus, though even he ranked just 47th out of 89 qualified players. Andre Hal and Eddie Pleasant checked in at 51st and 66th, respectively, while Lonnie Ballentine and Kurtis Drummond each saw just a handful of defensive snaps.
Demps didn’t rank among our top 15 safeties when we previewed the free agent market last month, but he did earn an honorable mention.
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