Seventh Rounder Dickerson Latest Texan To Sign On

According to Marc Berman at My FOX Houston, the Texans have reached agreement with seventh round WR Dorin Dickerson on a contract. Although neither Berman nor John McClain have revealed the contract figure, Rotoworld is reporting it as four years and $1.84 million total.

Dickerson, who slid in the NFL Draft compared to where most draftniks had him rated, had 49 catches for 529 yards and 10 touchdowns last season as the University of Pittsburgh’s starting tight end. He slid from around the third-fourth round grade most scouts had him listed at due to concerns of him being a ‘tweener’. He didn’t really have the body to be able to block as a tight end on the NFL level, but he also didn’t have the route running skills of a wide receiver.

The Texans gambled on his athletic skillset and are attempting to turn him into a wide receiver. Dickerson will have a lot of work to do to make the roster, as he’s behind both Andre Davis and Glenn Martinez at the start of the offseason, but the Texans director of scouting, Dale Strahm, has praised his special teams ability.

Dickerson's signing means that only three Texans draftees have yet to sign tis year: first round corner Kareem Jackson, second round running back Ben Tate, and fourth round tight end Garrett Graham.

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