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Houston Texans offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo takes the field for a rookie football mini-camp Friday, May 16, 2014, in Houston.

Former Timpview High and UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo has signed his rookie contract with the Houston Texans as first reported by ESPN's Adam Caplan on Tuesday.

Su'a-Filo's four-year contract will be worth $5.55 million with $3.96 million guaranteed, and includes a $2.3 million signing bonus, according to the Houston Chronicle.

This comes on the same day that the Texans announced that Ryan Fitzpatrick will be the team's starting quarterback. Su'a-Filo is in competition to start at left guard as a rookie.

Su'a-Filo, who left the Bruins after his junior season, was the first player with a Utah connection to be selected in the 2014 NFL Draft when the Texans took him in the second round with 33rd overall pick.

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He has missed Houston's recent organized team activities because of the NFL's quarter-system rule that prevented Su'a-Filo from participating in offseason workouts until his semester at UCLA had ended. According to the Chronicle, Su'a-Filo returned to practice Tuesday on the first day of the Texans' mandatory mini-camp.

Patrick D. Starr of stateofthetexans.com said Houston first-year coach Bill O'Brien took notice of Su'a-Filo at practice.

According to Starr, Su'a-Filo, who was allowed to participate in the team's rookie mini-camp after the May draft, took an iPad back to UCLA to help him study the Texans' offensive system.

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