Houston Texans Sign Safety

The Houston Texans have re-signed safety M.J. Stewart to a two-year contract with a maximum value of $7.5 million.

The deal includes $1.5 million guaranteed and $1.5 million for signing, with an additional $200,000 in per-game roster bonuses.

Stewart, a former second-round pick by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, served as a backup safety and special teams contributor for Houston in 2022, recording 41 tackles, one pass defended, one forced fumble, and two fumble recoveries in 17 games.

The 27-year-old has a total of 141 solo tackles, seven tackles for loss, two interceptions, 13 passes defended, two forced fumbles, and two fumble recoveries in his five NFL seasons.

Although he played 178 largely effective snaps on defense last season, the Texans do not plan to expand his role there. In 2024, Stewart will make $2.75 million with $750,000 in incentives each year.

He's entering his sixth NFL season. Photo Credit:  Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports