Texans Rework Shaq Lawson’s Deal

The Texans have converted $7MM of Shaq Lawson‘s contract into a signing bonus, as Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. The move will carve out $5.2MM in breathing room for Houston while adding two voidable years to the edge rusher’s deal.

[RELATED: Dolphins Trade Shaq Lawson To Texans For Benardrick McKinney]

Lawson arrived a couple weeks back in the trade that sent inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney to Miami. He was the second player from Miami’s 2020 front-seven spending spree to be jettisoned in a matter of days, following the release of Kyle Van Noy.

Lawson turned in a solid, if unspectacular, 2020 campaign with the Dolphins. Previous to that, Lawson recorded a career-high 6.5 sacks for the Bills in 2019. For all intents and purposes, Lawson’s is set to continue on the three-year, $30MM he inked with the ‘Fins last spring. But, thanks to those voidable years, the Texans can kick the can down the road a bit.

For his career, Sack-a-Shaq has 20.5 sacks across five pro seasons. Barring any further changes to his deal, he’s due to make $8.9MM in 2022.

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  1. Lrtexasman

    Nice work Caserio. One of many deals he’s added journeyman talent to the roster with payroll flexibility to replace underperforming and overpaid starters.

    • I Beg To Differ

      So far im pleased with the job Caserio has done as gm. Hes walked into a pretty awful situation, even more so with Watson now being untradeable.

      Hes picked up veterans and if they perform well in a rebuilding year he trades them for draft picks.

      Hes signed a lot of guys to cheap deals that dont mess up the books long term.

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