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LB Zach Cunningham released by the Texans

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The Houston Texans have released another linebacker. Zach Cunningham was cut by Houston on Wednesday in a surprising move. Texans head coach David Culley cited “standards not being met” when asked about the decision.

The NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported the news via Twitter on Wednesday afternoon.

Cunningham was the 57th pick in the second round of the 2017 NFL Draft out of Vanderbilt. He was drafted by the Houston Texans, who let him go today. He was actually signed to a four-year extension by the Texans in the 2020 offseason.

As he led the entire NFL in tackles in 2020, the extension seemed earned. Now, he is only guaranteed $23.5 million of his original $58 million deal, but now can sign with another team as a free agent.

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