Welcome to your weekend edition of the Morning After Huddle! We’ve reached the time of year when people often say that “football is life.” However, the reality is life is often bigger than football.
Here’s what you need to know:
- Starting strong, The Houston Texans franchise continues to answer the call of fundamentally understanding just how critical community impact can be. The Texans are teaming up with Nike to provide uniforms and equipment to the Uvalde High School football team. Additionally, the team is providing transportation, food, and access to NRG Stadium suites for Uvalde players and coaches to their home opener against the Indianapolis Colts. Roland Ramirez, Director of Player Care and Sports Medicine, is from Uvalde, Texas and attended Robb Elementary School, the site of a deadly mass shooting earlier this year where nineteen students and two teachers passed away and seventeen others were wounded. The Texans will also wear a decal on their helmets this season in honor of those lost.
- Next, Cardinals Safety Jalen Thompson is getting a new deal. Thompson is signing a contract extension to remain with the team through the 2025 season. The deal is worth up to $40 million with $24.5 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $10 million. Thompson is a fifth-round pick from the supplemental draft in 2019 and played in 91 percent of the defensive snaps from last season.
- Finally, your Key Signings and Traded Roundup can be found in the league’s full slate of moves from Friday.
That is it for today’s edition. We’re back Tuesday with more news you’ll want to know ahead of Week One!