HOUSTON - The Houston Texans landing two major free agents in quarterback Brock Osweiler and running back Lamar Miller.
NFL sources confirm the Texans have reached agreement with Osweiler on a four-year deal worth $72 million, including $37 million guaranteed.
"I couldn't be more excited," Osweiler told FOX 26. "I really believe that the Houston Texans, as a complete organization, are on the cusp of doing some amazing things. And I couldn't be more excited to be a part of it."
NFL sources also confirm Miller has a deal with Houston.
It’s a four-year contract with the Texans worth $26 million, with $14 million guaranteed.
Osweiler was 5-2 as the Broncos starting quarterback while replacing Peyton Manning during Denver’s run to the Super Bowl title in 2015.
He had played in only 13 games during his first three seasons in the NFL with the Broncos, with no starts.
Osweiler completed 61 per cent of his passes during the 2015 season, with 11 touchdowns and six interceptions.
Texans rans will remember Miller well.
In the Miami Dolphins 44-26 win over the Texans in October, Miller destroyed Houston’s defense.
In that game, he combined for 236 yards rushing and receiving, and scored twice.
Now, he can do that kind of damage for the Texans.
Miller was a fourth-round pick by the Dolphins in 2012.
During his four years in the NFL, Miller has rushed for 2930 yards and eight touchdowns, averaging 4.6 yards per carry.
He has also caught 117 passes for 887 yards and three touchdowns.
Miller’s 5.1 yards per carry in 2014 ranked fifth-best in the NFL.
He has touched the football a combined 755 times rushing and receiving during his career with only five fumbles.
The Texans have lost starting guard Brandon Brooks, who has agreed to a five-year/$40 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, and starting center Ben Jones to the Tennessee Titans. They addressed these losses by agreeing to deals with guard Jeff Allen from the Chiefs and Tony Bergstrom from the Raiders.
When the whirlwind first day of free agency had concluded, Texans owner Bob McNair was beyond ecstatic.
"I think it's tremendous - one of our biggest days," McNair told FOX 26. "Really, just met all of our expectations. It's terrific. Usually, you don't quite get to do everything you had hoped to do, but everything came in today and we hit a home run."