The Houston Texans have signed OT Rick Leonard to a futures contract on Tuesday for the 2019 season, according to his agent Brett Tessler.
Rick Leonard (OT, Florida State) just signed a futures deal with the Houston Texans. Was a 4th round pick of the New Orleans Saints who also spent time on the Rams and Cardinals practice squads this season.
— Brett Tessler (@TesslerSports) January 8, 2019
As of now, the Texans have signed nine players to futures deals including:
- TE Jerell Adams
- OLB Davin Bellamy
- RB Josh Ferguson
- OLB Chris Landrum
- G Maurquice Shakir
- T David Steinmetz
- WR Jester Weah
- WR Isaac Whitney
- OT Rick Leonard
Futures deals are essentially camp invites that will give players the opportunity to compete for roster spots during offseason workouts and training camp.
Leonard, 22, is a former fourth-round pick of the Saints back in 2018. He signed a four-year, $3.1 million contract with the Saints, but was waived coming out of the preseason and later re-signe to the team’s practice squad.
Leonard had a brief stint with the Rams before signing on to the Cardinals’ practice squad in November.