Texans sign LSU OT Austin Deculus
The Houston Texans have added another one of their 2022 NFL draft class to the 90-man roster.
According to Aaron Wilson from the Pro Football Network, the Texans have signed former LSU tackle Austin Deculus to a four-year deal worth $3.822 million. Deculus earns a $162,756 signing bonus, and the former Bayou Bengal gets base salaries of $705,000, $870,000, $985,000, and $1.1 million.
General manager Nick Caserio told reporters on April 30 that what appealed to them about Deculus was the fact he played in the SEC West and also had position flex.
“You’re talking about a guy that’s a four-year starter in the SEC and played, I don’t know, 50-some odd games, whatever the heck it was,” Caserio said. “Pretty consistent player. 6’5″, 310 pounds. Got 34 inch arms. Runs 5-flat, which I would say for an offensive lineman, that’s pretty good. Played mostly on the right side during his career, so whether or not he can kind of flip and play both sides, we’ll see.”
The Texans will get to see what Deculus is able to do as rookie minicamp is underway.