The Texans are acquiring veteran offensive guard Shaq Mason and a seventh-round draft pick in a trade from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in exchange for a sixth-round draft pick, according to a league source.
Mason is a strong candidate for a contract extension.
His arrival could lead to the release of right offensive guard A.J. Cann, per a league source.
Mason was with the New England Patriots and drafted when Texans general manager Nick Caserio was there.
Mason should replace A.J. Cann as the new starting right offensive guard and Cann could be released.
Mason should be a good fit for the Kyle Shanahan West Coast offense the Texans are installing with new offensive coordinator Bobby Slowik.
Mason, 30, is a former Patriots fourth-round draft pick. He signed a five-year, $50 million extension with the Patriots then was traded to the Buccaneers last year for a fifth-round draft pick.
His deal was restructured last September. He started ever game last season for the Buccaneers at right guard and was ranked 21st overall at his position by Pro Football Focus.
Aaron Wilson is a contributor to Sports Talk 790.