Texans offered Mathieu long-term deal worth over $9.5M per year

He is slated to earn around $7 million a season which is almost half of what Mathieu is expected to earn after signing a three-year deal worth up to $42 million. In Houston, though, the Honey Badger stayed healthy and again looked to be the player that he was at his best with the Cardinals.

Collins is expected to sign a six- year, $84 million deal with the Washington Redskins.

The contract will not become official until the beginning of the new league year at 3 p.m.

The Kansas City Chiefs headed into free agency with an obvious need at safety.

Tyrann Mathieu and Earl Thomas were looking to get paid, and Kansas City seemed poised to pounce on the second-tier of safeties that included names like Adrian Amos, Lamarcus Joiner, and the newly released Johnathan Cyprien.

The NFL Network's Ian Rappoport is also reporting about the impeding free agent deal, saying Mathieu was their top target. The New Orleans native previously played five years for the Arizona Cardinals.

Mathieu, 26, recorded 89 tackles, eight passes defended and two interceptions for the Texans last season.

Mathieu has appeared in 82 games (73 starts) and tallied 394 tackles, 49 passes defensed, 13 interceptions and seven sacks.

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