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Texans hang onto right tackle Derek Newton with five-year deal

Derek Newton, Alfred Blue

Houston Texans running back Alfred Blue (28) celebrates with tackle Derek Newton (75) after scoring a touchdown against the Jacksonville Jaguars during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, in Houston. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


Derek Newton didn’t need to hear much tampering to know what he needed to do.

The Texans right tackle has agreed to a new five-year deal with his current team, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

Newton, 27, figured to draw some interest elsewhere, before deciding to stay put.

A former seventh-round pick, Newton has started 46 games the last three seasons.