Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Reworks Contract

     

According to Aaron Wilson, Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz recently agreed to a restructured contract, implying that he will return for the 2018 season, despite weighing retirement.

  • Texas Cap first reported that the Texans had made changes to Fiedorowicz contract.
  • According to Texans Cap, the Texans also received $810,000 in bonus credit for 2018 on DE J.J. Watt’s contract and another $141,118 in 2018 bonus credit from LB Brian Cushing’s suspension.

Wilson reports that Fiedorowicz is now due a $790,000 base salary for the 2018 season and he received a $229,000 bonus as part of this move.

After suffering three concussions last year, Fiedorowicz admitted this offseason that he’s been mulling his future in the NFL.

“A dude knocked me out,” Fiedorowicz said his first concussion in Week 1, via Joe Stevenson of the Northwest (Ill.) Herald. “After eight weeks, when I came back, it was constantly on my mind. I wasn’t always able to play loose and free. It was in my head. Anytime that’s on your mind while you’re playing an NFL football game, you’re in trouble. You can’t play timid. Guys are trying to take your head off, you know?

Back in December, Adam Schefter reported that Fiedorowicz could be forced to retire from the NFL after suffering he suffered his fourth concussion in the past two seasons.

Fiedorowicz, 26, is a former third-round pick of the Texans back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3.95 million contract and was to make a base salary of $831,810 for the 2017 season when the Texans signed him to a brand new three-year, $21.5 million extension with $10 million guaranteed last year.

In 2017, Fiedorowicz appeared in five games for the Texans and caught 14 passes for 127 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Fiedorowicz’s future as the news is available.

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