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Texans Make Free Agent Splash Grabbing Cardinals Safety Tyrann Mathieu

The Texans made their first splash in free agency Friday night when they signed safety Tyrann Mathieu, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Mathieu signed a one-year contract that could be worth $7 million. He gets a $4.5 million signing bonus, a $2 million base salary and per-game roster bonuses that could earn him another $500,000.

If Mathieu plays well next season, the Texans are expected to sign him to a long-term extension.

Mathieu, 25, will be playing in his sixth season. Arizona released him last week because he refused to take a pay reduction from the $11 million he was scheduled to receive.

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