Texans sign Trevardo Williams to 4-year deal

Texans sign Trevardo Williams to 4-year deal
May 16, 2013, 3:15 pm
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Texans becoming tighter than ever

The Texans have signed Trevardo Williams to a four-year deal worth a little over $2.5 million. Williams was taken in the fourth round with the 124th overall pick and played defensive end at Connecticut.

The Texans added Williams and Sam Montgomery, a third round selection out of LSU, to bolster their linebacker unit. Out of rookie camp Williams’ play gave him the edge over Montgomery.

“I would say that Williams is a little ahead of Montgomery," Kubiak said. “I think Williams was exactly what we thought. Tremendous speed, he can really run. So settling them down at one spot, letting them compete will be the key. But they were both fine.”

Williams left Connecticut with a school record 30.5 sacks, a number that also sits sixth all-time in Big East history. Williams moved to the U.S. in 1999 from Jamaica.

The Texans have taken five linebackers over the last three NFL Drafts and have selected a linebacker in every draft.

The Texans have now signed five players from their 2013 draft class. First-round pick DeAndre Hopkins, second-round pick D.J. Swearinger, Montgomery and third-round pick Brennan Williams have yet to be signed.