Roundup: Patriots' Brandon King signs two-year deal

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Since breaking into the NFL as an undrafted free agent in 2015, Brandon King has been earning his keep, one season at a time, as a special teams standout with the Patriots. On Thursday, he was awarded his first multi-year contract.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported King signed a two-year, $2.6 million deal to remain in New England, per a source informed of the situation. The contract included a $400,000 signing bonus.

Thursday's free agent transactions:

1. The Houston Texans re-signed safety Corey Moore to a one-year contract for $630,000, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. The fourth-year safety had 27 tackles in 14 games last year. The Texans also re-signed nine-time All-Pro punter Shane Lechler to a one-year, $2 million deal, Rapoport reported. He also will receive a $600,000 bonus, the Houston Chronicle reported.

2. The Washington Redskins re-signed safety Deshazor Everett to a two-year deal worth $2.6 million with a $250,000 signing bonus, Rapoport reported.

3. New Orleans Saints defensive end George Johnson signed a one-year extension for $1.005 million, Pelissero reported. The deal includes a 30,000 bonus and another $60K if he's on the roster Week 1.

4. The Cincinnati Bengals announced they signed free agent defensive tackle Chris Baker to a one-year deal. Rapoport reported the deal is worth a little more than $3 million.

5. Atlanta Falcons defensive end Brooks Reed agreed to restructured his contract, Rapoport reported. The team previously had been facing a $5.4 million cap hit with his old contract.

6. The Denver Broncos exercised Chris Harris' 2018 contract option.

7. Buffalo Bills sign defensive end Owa Odighizuwa to one-year contract.

8. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to re-sign backup quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, Rapoport reported.

9. Dallas Cowboys defensive end Demarcus Lawrence signed his $17.1 million franchise tender.

10. Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry signed his $15.9 million franchise tender.