The Houston Texans accomplished one of their goals this offseason by re-signing free agent tight end Garrett Graham.
Graham signed a three-year agreement with the Texans worth $11.25 million, with $4.5 million guaranteed.
"My wife and I are very excited, very happy to stay in Houston, very thankful to (owner) Bob McNair and (vice-president/general manager) Rick Smith for believing in me," Graham said in an interview with FOX 26 Sports.
"Really look forward to working with Coach (Bill) O'Brien. It feels good they have confidence in me and want me to stay and play here."
With the Texans releasing Owen Daniels, Graham becomes the Texans starter at tight end.
He became the Texans primary tight end last season after Daniels was injured and started 11 games.
"It's unfortunate to see see Owen go," Graham said. "He's been here a long time and done a lot of great things. He's good friend of mine. That's part of the business."
During the 2013 season Graham had 49 receptions for 545 yards and five touchdowns.
He was taken by the Texans in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.