John McClain, tweeting that the Texans had spent all night furiously working to get Kareem Jackson signed, now reports that the sides have agreed on a five year contract. He's missing some time during the first practice as he’s still getting the details confirmed, but he should be out there for the night session. Terms were not disclosed. The pick ahead of Jackson, Sean Weatherspoon, signed a five year deal that has a maximum value of $17.54 million, with $10.4 million of it guaranteed.
Jackson, 22, should be starting at cornerback for the Texans right away barring injuries. A three year starter at Alabama, Jackson won the national championship last year and compiled 159 tackles, 25 pass breakups, and five interceptions over the course of his college career.
Like usual, the Texans have done a very good job of getting most of their picks signed on time. Brian Cushing, who signed after a few days last year, is the longest rookie holdout they’ve had to date.
Edit: Contract details per Aaron Wilson at the National Football Post: $16.3 million maximum value, $10.35 million in guaranteed money.