After three seasons in Denver, Phillip Lindsay is gone to Houston. The veteran running back has settled on a one-year deal the Texans for a revealed $3.25 million. Lindsay’s agent affirmed the information on Friday night.
A Denver native who played his school football at Colorado, Lindsay acquired Pro Bowl praises as a rookie after rushing for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns while averaging 5.4 yards per carry. Lindsay rushed for more than 1,000 yards again in 2019 before rushing for only 502 yards in 11 games last season. Lindsay’s dip in production was because of the arrival of Melvin Gordon, who succeeded Lindsay as Denver’s driving rusher.
Lindsay leaves Denver with six 100-yard rushing performances to his credit. His lone 100-yard performance in 2020 came in Week 6, when he scrambled for 101 yards on 23 carries in Denver’s 18-12 success over the Patriots.
Lindsay will join a jam-packed backfield in Houston that incorporates Mark Ingram, David Johnson, Dontrell Hilliard and Buddy Howell. A three-time Pro Bowler, Ingram inked a one-year, $2.5 million arrangement with the Texans on March 10. Johnson, who drove the Texans with 691 hurrying yards last season, consented to a rebuilt one-year bargain on March 2 that is worth up to $6 million with $4.25 million ensured.
Houston is clearly trying to improve their pursuing game for 2021 being 31st in the association in that division in 2020. The Texans’ subpar rushing attack was one reason why Houston went 4-12 last season.
Houston’s offseason has included the signings of linebacker Christian Kirksey, cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (a one-year augmentation), defensive end Shaq Lawson (through an exchange with Miami), right tackle Marcus Cannon (by means of an exchange with the Patriots), cautious tackle Maliek Collins, outside linebacker Kevin Pierre-Louis, quarterback Tyrod Taylor, tight end Ryan Izzo (via a trade with New England), and quarterback Ryan Finley (through an exchange with the Bengals).