Houston Texans signed former Pro Bowl cornerback Shaquill Griffin
Former Pro Bowl Shaquill Griffin signed a one-year $4.5 million contract.
According to an NFL insider Jordan Schultz, the Houston Texans are reportedly signing cornerback Shaquill Griffin on a one-year deal worth up to $4.5 million.
The 27-year-old veteran Shaquill Griffin suited up for the Jacksonville Jaguars this past season but appeared in just five games as he dealt with a nagging back injury.
Shaquill “Shaq” Griffin is an American football cornerback who is a free agent. The Seattle Seahawks drafted him in the third round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Griffin played for the University of Central Florida (UCF) Knights from 2013 to 2016, rejecting offers from other teams including the Miami Hurricanes, his dream team, to play with his twin brother Shaquem. He left UCF one season before Shaquem, as Shaquem redshirted his freshman year while Shaquill saw playing time.
Griffin, a Pro Bowler in 2019, spent the first four seasons of his NFL career in Seattle after the Seahawks selected him with a third-round pick in the 2017 draft. He signed a three-year, $44.5 million deal with the Jaguars prior to the 2021 season, but was released by Jacksonville in March.
NFL World reacted to this news:
“Good signing by the Texans getting CB Shaquill Griffin on a 1-year deal worth up to $4.5M. Griffin has Pro Bowl experience and a proven track record, bringing versatility and playmaking ability to the defense. This move should help improve the Texans’ performance, Nutrication replied.
In Houston, Griffin plays under a defensive-minded head coach in DeMeco Ryans.
Griffin will likely slot into the starting cornerback spot across from 2022 No. 3 overall pick Derek Stingley Jr. — sharing the secondary with starting safeties Jimmie Ward and Jalen Pitre.