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11-5, 1st in AFC South
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Texans sign QB McCarron to back up Watson

The Texans on Tuesday signed quarterback AJ McCarron to a one-year, $3 million deal, a source confirmed to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have signed backup quarterback AJ McCarron to one-year, $3 million contract, ESPN's Adam Schefter confirmed. McCarron will be an improvement at the position behind Deshaun Watson, who was backed up by Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb in 2018. Watson played through injuries last season, but played in all 16 regular season games, a season after recovering from a torn ACL.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have agreed to terms with former Broncos cornerback Bradley Roby, a source confirms the NFL Network report. Roby is expected to start alongside veteran Johnathan Joseph, while Aaron Colvin will likely be the team's slot corner. Including Roby, the Texans only have three cornerbacks on the roster, so Houston could continue to make moves in the secondary, either in the free agency or the draft.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans will sign S Tashaun Gipson when the new NFL year opens, ESPN's Dianna Russini reports. The Texans did not re-sign S Tyrann Mathieu or DB Kareem Jackson in free agency on Monday and needed to improve their secondary. Gipson spent the past three seasons in Jacksonville and will play alongside second-year safety Justin Reid, who had a good rookie season.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Jadeveon Clowney is listed as a DE/OLB because he plays all over the field for the Texans, but according to ESPN Stats & Info, in 2018 he played 729 snaps at DE, 101 snaps at DT and 33 at LB.

Texans place franchise tag on Clowney (0:52)

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

On Monday, the Texans placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on Jadeveon Clowney. General manager Brian Gaine said the team's "goal is to continue to work with his representation on a long-term contract," and by using the tag, it "gives us both an opportunity to continue to do so." Clowney has proven in the past three seasons that he can not only stay healthy, but how important he is to the Texans' defense and this was a step toward making sure he stays in Houston alongside J.J. Watt for the coming years.

This Just In  

Texans have placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on star pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien spoke highly of safety Tyrann Mathieu in his combine press conference, saying, "There's no doubt that we would love to have Tyrann back." "He's a guy that really meant a lot to our locker room," O'Brien said. "He's a good football player, he's a smart football player, he's a versatile player. But also, what he meant leadership-wise in the locker room." After signing a one-year deal in Houston last offseason, Mathieu had two interceptions, three sacks, a fumble recovery and 89 tackles.

Team Stats

Passing Yards236.317th
Rushing Yards126.38th
Points For25.111th
Points Against19.8Tied-4th