Report: Texans sign corner Routt for depth

Report: Texans sign corner Routt for depth
December 4, 2012, 3:00 pm
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The Texans have signed cornerback Stanford Routt, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Johnathan Joseph and Alan Ball missed Sunday's game against the Titans will injuries. Then, during the game, Brice McCain fractured his foot. On Monday, McCain was placed on the Injured Reserve, designated to return list after having a screw inserted into his foot.

That left them with Kareem Jackson, Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael as the only healthy corners.

Routt will provide some much-needed depth in the secondary. The Texans signed him to a one-year, pro-rated deal, according to the Chronicle.

The 29-year-old Routt was a second-rounder in the 2005 draft out of the University of Houston and played seven seasons with the Raiders.

After starting this season with the Chiefs, he was waived on Nov. 5 and has been a free agent since.