Aug 20, 2022; Orchard Park, New York, USA; Denver Broncos running back Mike Boone (26) is tackled by Buffalo Bills safety Jaquan Johnson (4) in the first quarter of a pre-season game at Highmark Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports
The Houston Texans made a pair of signings on the offensive side of the football earlier this week. The team signed five-year veteran running back Mike Boone to a two-year contract worth $3.1 million and signed tight end Andrew Beck to a two-year deal worth $6.75 million with $4 million guaranteed.
Both players spent last season with the Denver Broncos and were seen as rotational players.
Boone, 27, was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Cincinnati by the Minnesota Vikings in 2018 and saw the field in eight games during his rookie season. He spent three years with Minnesota before heading to Denver, where he would spend the next two. Last season, he carried the ball 24 times for 102 yards and caught nine passes for 96 yards.
Beck, 26, was signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted free agent out of Texas and found six starts in his rookie year. The first three years in Denver, he was used primarily as a tight end before turning into a bit of a hybrid player this season. The Broncos put him at fullback often this season, giving him some more versatility to his game. Beck caught five passes for 69 yards last season.
In other news, former Texans offensive lineman Justin McCray signed a contract with the Carolina Panthers. This will be his fifth team in his seven-year career since being signed as an undrafted free agent out of Central Florida in 2017.
McCray spent the last two seasons with Houston making 10 starts over that span. He previously spent two years with the Green Bay Packers and one year with both the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons.