Pro Bowl running back and Colorado-native Phillip Lindsay is heading to a new team after his first NFL stint with his hometown Broncos, sources report.

According to Ian Rapoport, the Houston Texans are signing Lindsay to a one-year deal worth $3.25 million, with $500,000 in incentives.

Yesterday, the Broncos announced they would part ways with the Colorado-native who attended the University of Colorado where he broke the school’s record for all-purpose yards.

He signed with the Broncos as an undrafted free agent in April of 2018.

During his rookie season with the Broncos, Lindsay had 1,037 rushing yards and nine touchdowns along with 241 receiving yards and a touchdown.


Broncos part ways with RB Phillip Lindsay The Denver Broncos and running back Phillip Lindsay have “mutually decided” to part ways, the team announced Thursday. “After several positive talks with Phillip Lindsay and his representation, we have mutually decided to part ways,” the Broncos said in a statement on Twitter.

Lindsay joins veterans David Johnson and Mark Ingram at the position. Houston restructured Johnson’s contract earlier this offseason, opting to bring him back at a lower price instead of cutting his $9 million salary for 2021.

The Texans’ running game of David Johnson and backup Duke Johnson struggled in 2020 and ranked last in the NFL in Football Outsiders’ DVOA. Duke Johnson was released earlier in the offseason.

Lindsay, 26, became an unrestricted free agent when the Broncos rescinded the RFA tender they had placed on him that would have allowed them to match any contract but would not have provided Denver any compensation if he signed with another team.

Lindsay, who played collegiately at Colorado and made the Broncos’ roster as an undrafted free agent in 2018, rushed for 1,037 yards and nine touchdowns in his rookie season. He was also selected to the Pro Bowl.

He followed that up with another 1,000-yard season in 2019, rushing for 1,011 yards and seven touchdowns.

Despite Lindsay’s success, the Broncos signed running back Melvin Gordon to a two-year, $16 million contract in free agency the following offseason. His production dipped to 502 yards and a touchdown in 2020 due to having to share the load with Gordon and a combination of injuries that ultimately landed him on injured reserve.

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