The Denver Broncos traded guard Chris Myers to the Houston Texans on Monday in exchange for a sixth-round pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.
Myers, a fourth-year player, was a restricted free agent who signed a contract with the Broncos to facilitate the trade. Myers signed a four-year, $11 million contract that includes a $3 million signing bonus, reports NFL Network's Adam Schefter.
Myers started all 16 games for the Broncos last season. He began the season starting the first five games at left guard before moving over to start the final 11 games at center in place of injured starter Tom Nalen.
The Texans had a need at center, as starter Steve McKinney was lost for the season with a knee injury and veteran Mike Flanagan was released on Feb. 20.
The Broncos selected Myers in the sixth round of the 2005 NFL Draft, and could have matched any offers but decided to trade him to Houston. This was the first personnel move for the Broncos since general manager Ted Sundquist's departure.