Reports: CB Webster agrees to deal with Texans

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August 27, 2018 at 11:15 am.

Free-agent cornerback Kayvon Webster agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Houston Texans, multiple media outlets reported.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the deal is worth $2 million for Webster, who visited the Texans on Sunday.

Webster was released by the Los Angeles Rams in April, a few months into his rehabilitation from a torn Achilles sustained on Dec. 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles. He also underwent surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and labrum.

The 27-year-old Webster started a career-high 11 games for the Rams last season. His injury, in addition to the arrivals of Aqib Talib from Denver and Marcus Peters from Kansas City, made the 5-foot-11, 192-pound Webster expendable with the Rams. The Rams also added Sam Shields from Green Bay to the cornerbacks corps.

Webster collected 38 tackles and an interception in 2017 after signing a two-year contract with the Rams. He amassed 183 tackles and an interception in his four previous seasons with the Broncos after being selected by the team with a third-round pick in the 2013 NFL Draft.

Johnathan Joseph, Kevin Johnson and Aaron Colvin are integral members of the Texans’ cornerback corps, although Johnson (concussion) and Colvin (undisclosed) sat out Saturday’s preseason game against the Rams.