Ex-Giants LB Clark to join Texans

Former New York Giants linebacker Danny Clark has reached an agreement to return to the Houston Texans, according to the Associated Press. Clark, 33, played the past two seasons with the Giants but he became expendable once it was clear that rookie Clint Sintim would replace him at strongside linebacker.

Coach Tom Coughlin loved the leadership that Clark brought to the locker room, but it was obvious that he was a declining player for the Giants. Clark had watched the Giants win the Super Bowl before joining the team in 2008. He had a close relationship with Coughlin and desperately wanted to get his own Super Bowl ring.

Now, he'll try to make that happen with the Texans. The suspension of second-year linebacker Brian Cushing may have prompted the move. Clark is very familiar with what the Texans do on defense and has remained close to some of his former teammates.