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Houston Texans sign first-round WR Will Fuller

By The Sports Xchange
Houston Texans sign first-round WR Will Fuller
Former Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller crosses the goal line for a eighty-one yard touchdown in the Fiesta Bowl at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale Arizona, January 1, 2016. Notre Dame lost to Ohio State 44-28. Photo by Art Foxall/UPI | License Photo

The Houston Texans agreed to terms with first-round wide receiver Will Fuller to a four-year rookie contract, according to multiple reports Sunday.

Fuller is projected to sign a $10.164 million contract that includes a $5.592 million signing bonus and a first-year salary-cap figure of $1.848 million under the slotting system for rookies, the Houston Chronicle reported.

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The deal includes the standard fifth-year team option for first-round draft picks.

Fuller, drafted 21st overall out of Notre Dame, caught 144 career passes for 2,512 yards and 30 touchdowns with the Fighting Irish.

Fuller, 22, caught 62 passes for 1,258 yards and 14 touchdowns last season as a junior before declaring early for the draft. The speedy receiver averaged 20.3 yards per catch last season.

The 6-foot, 172-pound Fuller ran the fastest 40-yard dash time at the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine at 4.32.

Fuller and fellow rookie Braxton Miller will join Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins as targets for new quarterback Brock Osweiler, who was signed to a four-year, $72 million contract during the offseason.

The Texans now have deals with their entire 2016 draft class.

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