5:55pm: It’s a two-year, $2.4MM deal for Clabo, tweets John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
1:12pm: The Texans have signed veteran offensive tackle Tyson Clabo, according to agent Chad Speck (via Twitter). ESPN’s Adam Caplan tweets that Clabo has signed a two-year-deal. The eight-year veteran met with Houston last week after having previously been linked to the Cardinals. As Brian McIntyre points out on Twitter, Clabo previously played for Texans offensive line coach Paul Dunn in Atlanta. He will also be reunited with former Miami assistant general manager Brian Gaine.
The former Pro-Bowler played with the Dolphins last season after spending seven season with the Falcons. According to Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required), 2013 was arguably the worst season of the veteran’s career. However, Clabo consistently ranked among the league’s best tackles during his time in Atlanta.
Regardless, the 32-year-old will provide some depth to the Texans’ offensive line. Head coach Bill O’Brien has already declared Derek Newton the starting right tackle, but that might change with Clabo in the mix.