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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.