Tyrann Mathieu Has Reportedly Made His Free Agency Decision

He is slated to earn around $7 million a season which is almost half of what Mathieu is expected to earn after signing a three-year deal worth up to $42 million.

For the second year in a row, Mathieu will test the waters in free agency.

Mathieu can't officially sign until the league year begins on Wednesday, but he can negotiate with teams.

On the morning after the news broke that Mathieu had chose to head to Kansas City, Houston made its next move: A source confirmed that 28-year-old safety Tashaun Gipson has agreed to a three-year, $22 million contract with the Texans.

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He signed a one-year deal with the Texans for $7m in March 2018. That wasn't enough to convince the safety not to field offers from other teams such as the Detroit Lions and Kansas City Chiefs, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The Chiefs are reportedly among those interested in Mathieu as well.

After losing two defensive backs to free agency, the Houston Texans made a move to offset those losses with the addition of a safety who played for a division rival last season.

In 16 games last season with the Texans after he was released by the Cardinals, Mathieu recorded two interceptions, eight passes defended and 89 tackles.

Mathieu has appeared in 82 games (73 starts) and tallied 394 tackles, 49 passes defensed, 13 interceptions and seven sacks.

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