Source: Texans keep Kareem Jackson from becoming free agent
MAR 7, 5:38p ET | FOX Sports
Rotowire: Mar 7 / 10:54a ET
News: Newton has signed a five-year deal with the Texans, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Impact: Another domino falls in the free-agent offensive tackle market, as Doug Free signs with the Cowboys and now Newton with the Texans. Newton had a breakout year in 2014, entrenching himself as a strong presence in the Texans' zone blocking scheme. The timing here suggests the Texans knew they needed him back and quickly offered a larger deal to make sure he didn't fully test the market.