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Week 12 Outlook
Texans OL Laremy Tunsil (illness) returned to practice on Tuesday and got in a "full" session.
Tunsil missed Sunday's Week 11 game against the Patriots due to a non-COVID illness. His return to the lineup is a major boost for Houston's Thanksgiving matchup with the Detroit Lions.
The Texans are ruling out LT Laremy Tunsil (illness) for Week 11 against the Patriots.
This comes as a mild surprise as Tunsil was reportedly expected to play despite battling the flu this week. His absence is a downgrade to Deshaun Watson and Houston's offense as a whole.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Texans OL Laremy Tunsil (illness) expected to play in Week 11.
Tunsil is dealing with an illness but is fully expected to be on the field for Sunday's tilt against the Patriots. Tunsil has played in 549 snaps this season, allowing one sack and two penalties.
All-Pro LT Laremy Tunsil and the Houston Texans have agreed to terms on a three-year, $66M contract extension, with $50M guaranteed.
After months of negotiations, Tunsil and the Texans have come to terms on a contract extension that will make him the highest paid OT in the NFL at $22M per year. Philadelphia’s Lane Johnson took that crown at $18M per year prior to Tunsil’s deal. The Texans have locked in their franchise LT for at least the next three years to protect their number one asset in QB Deshaun Watson.
T Laremy Tunsil and the Houston Texans have engaged in preliminary talks on a new multi-year contract extension, per source.
Tunsil is reportedly seeking $18-20M per year, which will eventually make him the highest paid LT in the NFL. The former Dolphins 2016 first-round selection out of Ole Miss came to Houston in 2019 in a trade that sent two first-round picks to Miami in exchange for Tunsil and WR Kenny Stills. Tunsil is a beast up-front, and the Texans obviously want to lock him in long-term to maximize the protection for franchise QB Deshaun Watson for years to come.