Texans restructure Tytus Howard's $56 million deal

The Texans have restructured veteran offensive lineman Tytus Howard’s $56 million contract, creating $10.3 million in salary cap space, per a league source.

Howard was due a $14 million base salary, in 2024 and the Texans converted $12.875 million of that figure into a fully guaranteed signing bonus. His new base salary is now the minimum $1.125 million, and his salary cap figure is down from $18.705 million to $8.405 million.

The Texans recently restructured veteran guard Shaq Mason’s three-year, $36 million deal by converting his salary into a $8.04 million signing bonus to create $6.4 million in salary cap space.

The two moves combined free up $16.7 million in salary cap space.

The former first-round draft pick signed a three-year, $56 million deal that includes $36.5 million guaranteed, a $18 million signing bonus and an $18.6 million average that makes him one of the highest paid offensive linemen in the game last summer.

The deal was negotiated by Malki Kawa and Ethan Lock of First Round Management and Texans general manager Nick Caserio.

Howard finished last season on injured reserve with a knee injury and patellar tendon issues that required surgery after previously breaking his hand in several places and undergoing surgery and being placed on injured reserve.

During the NFL owners meetings, Texans coach DeMeco Ryans said he expects Howard to be ready by training camp.

Aaron Wilson is a contributor to Sports Talk 790.

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