Good News: Just In Another Top Experienced Conerback Signs With Houston Texans


the former Ohio State cornerback and once a top-five overall NFL draft pick, has inked a deal with the Houston Texans, marking his transition to his third NFL team in five seasons.

Reportedly, Okudah has agreed to a one-year contract with the Texans, potentially earning up to $6 million. The deal includes a $1.5 million signing bonus, $2.75 million in base salary, and $500,000 per-game bonuses, as outlined by NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero and veteran reporter Albert Breer.


Originally selected as the No. 3 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, Okudah spent his initial three professional years with the Detroit Lions. However, injuries plagued his tenure with the Lions, notably during the COVID-disrupted 2020 season where he played just nine games.

His career saw a resurgence in 2022 when he returned healthy, delivering his best season yet with the Lions. Despite narrowly missing out on a playoff berth, Okudah showcased his skills with 59 tackles, seven passes defended, one interception, and one forced fumble.

Traded to the Atlanta Falcons before the 2023 season, Okudah’s stint there saw him participate in 13 games, with nine starts, contributing 44 tackles, three passes defended, and one tackle for a loss.

His journey echoes his collegiate beginnings at Ohio State, where despite a slow start, Okudah emerged as a standout cornerback. He anchored a formidable secondary in 2019, helping Ohio State reach the College Football Playoff.

Now joining the Texans, Okudah reunites with former Ohio State colleagues C.J. Stroud and Noah Brown. The Texans’ playoff appearance last year marked a significant milestone for the team, making it to the Division Round before bowing out to the Baltimore Ravens.

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