Texans trade Lonnie Johnson Jr. to Chiefs for 7th-round draft pick

The Texans officially traded Lonnie Johnson Jr. to the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Texans obtained a conditional seventh-round draft pick in exchange for Johnson.

League sources had previously predicted Johnson would wind up in Kansas City.

Johnson had made his feelings known on social media, posting a goodbye video hours ago.

"Before y’all get to talking krazy on this app I asked for this myself," Johnson wrote. "Thank you @HoustonTexans for the opportunity this isn’t a farewell this is more like see ya soon "

A former second-round draft pick from Kentucky, the 6-foot-2, 213-pound Gary, Indiana native was traded after the Texans drafted LSU corner Derek Stingley Jr. in the first round. Texans coach Lovie Smith had expressed a desire to upgrade at the position before the NFL draft.

Johnson, who is entering the final year of a four-year, $5.204 million contract, is due a $1.206 million base salary this year.

Johnson, 24, intercepted a career-high three passes last season.

The Texans announced their previously reported exercising fifth-year club option for offensive tackle-guard Tytus Howard, a $13.22 million guaranteed salary in 2023. They also waived-injured running back Scottie Phillips, a former undrafted free agent from Mississippi.

They announced their one-year deal for defensive end Rasheem Green, a former Seattle Seahawks starter. Green had 6 1/2 sacks last season.

Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and analyst and a contributor to Sports Talk 790.

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