10:56pm: In addition to Sidbury, the Texans have agreed to sign linebacker and special-teamer Quentin Groves, tweets John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Groves had worked out for the Jets earlier this week, after previously auditioning for the Patriots, Redskins, and Titans. The 30-year-old, who has played for four teams in the last six seasons, saw limited action last year for the Browns, but recorded a pair of sacks.
9:19pm: It’ll be a one-year deal worth the veteran’s minimum, tweets Tania Ganguli of ESPN.com.
9:04pm: The Texans figure to add an outside linebacker to their roster shortly, according to Adam Caplan of ESPN.com, who reports (via Twitter) that Lawrence Sidbury is expected to sign with the club.
Sidbury, a fourth-round pick in 2009, spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Falcons. Although he was active in 48 games for the team, he played sparingly, totaling just 362 defensive snaps in those four years, along with occasional contributions on special teams. The 28-year-old signed joined the Colts in 2013, but was sidelined with a shoulder injury and landed on injured reserve.
Assuming the Texans finalize a deal with Sidbury, the team will have to cut a player to make room on the roster. Subsequently, the veteran linebacker will have a chance to earn a roster spot with the club for the regular season.