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Former Alabama receiver John Metchie signs rookie contract for Texans

John Metchie evades tacklers on a touchdown reception
Cedric Mason - Touchdown Alabama Magazine

John Metchie has agreed to terms with the Houston Texans on his rookie contract.

He got selected in the second round (No. 44 overall) in the NFL Draft. Aaron Wilson, who covers the NFL for Pro Football Network, reported the news on Friday. Metchie has a four-year deal worth $8.07 million that includes a $3.049 million signing bonus. The native Canadian led Alabama football in receptions (96) in 2021 and totaled 1,142 yards and eight touchdowns.

Metchie earned second-team All-SEC honors for his efforts and helped the Crimson Tide to an SEC Championship.

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He went through drills in rookie minicamp with the Texans, wearing No. 88 without a brace on his leg. Metchie suffered a season-ending knee injury (ACL) in the SEC Championship Game versus Georgia. He told reporters on draft day that he ‘feels great’ and should be ready to go by the regular season. Metchie looks forward to becoming an impactful playmaker for Davis Mills.

He won two SEC Championships (2020, 2021) and a College Football Playoff National Championship (2020) at Alabama.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

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