Tyrann Mathieu agrees to 3-year deal with Chiefs

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The Texans entered the offseason possessing a strong relationship with Tyrann Mathieu, nine seasons of history with Kareem Jackson and a possible either-or decision to make regarding which of their two free agent safeties to re-sign.

The Texans made a generous offer to Mathieu, but it was well below the Kansas City Chiefs' offer of three years and $42 million, which was roughly $3 million to $4 million more per year that what the Texans had in mind for the Honey Badger, who spent one season in Houston. A Pro Bowler and first-team All-Pro selection in 2015, Mathieu signed a one-year deal with the Houston Texans last season and racked up 89 tackles, eight pass deflections, three sacks and two interceptions. Before then, the New Orleans native hadn't played a full season without missing multiple games to injury.

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The Chiefs may pair Mathieu at safety with Berry, if he's healthy enough to play.

Mathieu can't officially sign until the league year begins on Wednesday, but he can negotiate with teams. After Landon Collins got a deal that upended the safety market, bidding for Mathieu took off and the Chiefs eventually emerged victorious, though the final offers were similar. Kwon Alexander, a linebacker, agreed on a $54 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers.

He had some injury problems early in his career, finishing three of his first four National Football League seasons on the injured reserve list.