Reports: Houston Texans keep RB David Johnson on restructured deal

Jan 3, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Texans running back David Johnson (31) runs with the ball as Tennessee Titans linebacker David Long (51) attempts to make a tackle during the fourth quarter at NRG Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans and David Johnson have agreed on a restructured one-year deal that allows the team to keep the running back for 2021, ESPN and NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Johnson agreed to a paycut. He now gets a guaranteed $4.25 million and could earn up to $6 million with incentives, per the reports. He was set to make $7.95 million in 2021.

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Johnson rushed for 691 yards and six touchdowns in 12 games (all starts) for Houston last season after the Texans infamously traded away star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins for him in March 2020. Johnson also caught 33 passes for 314 yards and two TDs.

Johnson missed three games with a concussion and one while on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Johnson was All-Pro and a Pro Bowl selection in 2016 with the Cardinals when he had 2,118 yards from scrimmage and 20 total touchdowns.

The Texans released running back Duke Johnson last week.

–Field Level Media