TEXANS FREE AGENCY
Mar 21, 2023, 2:03 pm
Houston Texans add veteran linebacker to DeMeco's defense
The Texans have been extremely active in free agency. Composite image by Brandon Strange.
According to ESPN's Jeremy Fowler, The Houston Texans are signing veteran linebacker Cory Littleton to a 1-year, $2.7 million contract.
The #Texans are signing LB Cory Littleton for one year at up to to $2.7M, per source. The former Pro Bowler had 47 tackles for Carolina last year.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) March 21, 2023
The 29-year-old linebacker played last season with the Carolina Panthers, starting 7 games and appearing in 15. He recorded 47 tackles and 2 QB hits.
Littleton spent the first 4 years of his career with the Rams, and went to the Pro Bowl in 2018. He then played 2 seasons with the Raiders before joining the Panthers last season.
PFT is reporting that he played 61% of the Panthers' special teams snaps, and 32% of the defensive snaps in 2022. So it wouldn't be a surprise at all if he's used on special teams with the Texans as well.