Tyrann Mathieu Reportedly Agrees to 1-Year Contract with Houston Texans

Veteran safety Tyrann Mathieu agreed Friday to a one-year deal with the Houston Texans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Schefter added the deal is worth $7 million.official nfl jerseys cheap

The Arizona Cardinals released Mathieu on March 14 after he declined to accept a pay cut for the 2018 season.

“I think there are different ways you can go about restructuring you contract,” he nfl authentic jerseys cheap said in an interview with NFL Network (via Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official site). “Some guys like their money up front, some guys put it on the back end. The tough part is when someone asks you to take a pay cut. I don’t think that makes sense for a lot of players.”hi-res-b13ff6bbfa40d34b2a18c464b0ba95dc_crop_north

While some may argue the Cardinals would’ve been better off keeping Mathieu, reebok nfl jerseysthe fact his release even became an option to the team highlighted how much his stock has dropped following his All-Pro season in 2015.

That season ended with Mathieu tearing his ACL. Whether the injury is solely or partly to blame, he hasn’t been the same player since.

A shoulder problem then limited Mathieu in 2016, best nfl jerseys  and he eventually landed on injured reserve after appearing in 10 games.

Mathieu remained healthy in 2017, but his 78 combined tackles, two interceptions and seven passes defended were noticeably below the standard he had set in 2015, when he had 89 tackles, five interceptions and 17 pass nfl jersey for cheap breakups.

According to Pro Football Talk’s Steve Palazzolo, Mathieu allowed opposing quarterbacks to have a passer rating of 130.2 nfl jerseys cheap authentic  in 2016 and 91.6 in 2017. Compare that to his 70.3 opponent passer rating in 2015.

Kevin Durant Out at Least 2 Weeks After Rib Injury Diagnosed as Fracture

Kevin Durant is the latest Golden State Warriors star to be sidelined by an injury.

The 2014 NBA MVP had already nfl jerseys for cheap  been ruled out of Friday’s game against the Sacramento Kings due to sore ribs, but it apparently isn’t only a day-to-day injury. According to Connor Letourneau of  nfl jerseys cheap china the San Francisco Chronicle, Durant will miss at least two weeks due to an incomplete rib cartilage fracture.
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Durant explained to reporters Friday how he suffered the injury, via The Athletic’s Anthony Slater:

Earlier this season, Durant missed time due to a sprained ankle and a cheap nfl jerseys china  right calf strain. However, he had played in each of Golden State’s past 27 games heading into Friday.

The 2017 NBA Finals MVP is enjoying another fine season, averaging 26.6 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 1.9 blocks per game.

While having Durant, Curry and Thompson each sidelined by  authentic nfl jerseys injuries is hardly ideal, Golden State can do without them for the rest of the regular season. The Warriors have already clinched their fourth straight Pacific Division title and are all but locked into a top-two seed for the postseason at 52-16. They may not catch the Houston Rockets for the No. 1 seed, wholesale nfl jerseys but home-court advantage isn’t crucial for the defending champions.

Instead, Golden State’s top priority over the next month is to get everyone healthy for the playoffs.