Texans Sign C Justin Britt

After missing the 2020 season, Justin Britt appears to have secured an opportunity. The veteran offensive lineman is signing with the Texans, according to his Instagram.

This Houston agreement, which NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport indicates is worth $3.2MM and could max out at $5MM (Twitter link), marks a rebound chance and a potential buy-low player for a Texans team in transition at center.

Britt made multiple visits during the 2020 campaign but did not land a gig. The Seahawks cut him shortly after the draft last year, and that move came after he tore an ACL in October 2019.

The Texans released longtime center Nick Martin last week. Prior to missing the past 1 1/2 seasons, Britt was a full-time Seahawks starter. He spent the 2016-18 seasons as Seattle’s center, not missing a game, and has also enjoyed full seasons at guard and tackle.

A former second-round pick, Britt will turn 30 ahead of Week 1. He visited the Seahawks before the start of last season and made a trip to Kansas City to meet with Chiefs brass during the team’s playoff run. With neither producing a contract, Britt is set to join a Texans team potentially readying for a rebuild. Whether he will make any snaps to Deshaun Watson remains uncertain.

Photo courtesy of USA Today Sports Images.

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3 comments on “Texans Sign C Justin Britt

  1. phenomenalajs

    Unfortunately for the Texans, this doesn’t push the needle at all for Deshaun Watson. I’m not sure he will be traded. I don’t think he will be before the draft at least.

    • natsfan3437

      I don’t think it does either but if they bring in a new QB they still need to address the o line issues and if healthy he is an upgrade.

  2. Kevans

    Solid pick up for the Texans. I really liked him when he played for the Seahawks.

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