The Texans have signed defensive tackle Jerrell Powe, according to James Palmer of CSNHouston.com (via Twitter). Powe finished the season with the Chiefs, but didn’t receive a contract tender from the team, making him an unrestricted free agent.
Powe, 27, saw all but one of his 2013 defensive snaps during Week 17, when the Chiefs were resting many of their starters against the Chargers. He did play well in his brief NFL audition, recording four quarterback pressures during the game, according to Pro Football Focus.
For the Texans, who have been very quiet so far in free agency, it’s their first outside signing of the last week. The club also reached a deal to bring back free agent tight end Garrett Graham.