Report: Texans’ OT Tunsil recovering from shoulder labrum surgery, expected back for training camp

By Matt Johnson
Jan 22, 2020; Kissimmiee, Florida, USA; Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson (4) and tackle Laremy Tunsil (78) pose during AFC practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Jan 22, 2020; Kissimmiee, Florida, USA; Houston Texans quarterback DeShaun Watson (4) and tackle Laremy Tunsil (78) pose during AFC practice at ESPN Wide World of Sports. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Texans offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil is recovering after undergoing shoulder surgery this offseason to repair a torn labrum, per The Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson.

The Texans acquired Tunsil, along with receiver Kenny Stills, for two first-round and a second-round pick before the 2019 season. The 25-year-old immediately stepped in and became a pillar at left tackle for Houston’s offensive line, helping protect quarterback Deshaun Watson.

Tunsil allowed just three sacks in 915 snaps this season, per Pro Football Focus, but committed a league-high 18 penalties. He earned a Pro Bowl selection for the first time in his career.

He is reportedly expected to make a full recovery before training camp. Set to become a free agent following the 2020 season, Tunsil recently fired his agent and is seeking $20 million per season in a new contract extension with the Texans.