The Texans have added a pair of veteran defenders to their roster, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, who reports (via Twitter) that safety Quintin Demps and defensive lineman Fili Moala have signed with the club. Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle (Twitter links), both deals are one-year, minimum-salary pacts.
Demps, who turned 30 earlier this summer, has spent time in Houston previously in his NFL career, having played for the Texans in 2011 and 2012. The former fourth-round pick has also played for the Eagles, Chiefs, and Giants since entering the league in 2008, starting a career-high nine games last season in New York. In his one year with the Giants, Demps recorded 57 tackles and grabbed four interceptions. He’ll join Rahim Moore and former teammate Stevie Brown as part of a revamped group of safeties in Houston.
Moala, meanwhile, has spent his entire NFL career with another AFC South team, playing 64 regular season contests (45 starts) for the Colts. Moala, a second-round pick out of USC back in 2009, missed the entire 2014 season due to an ACL injury, and will compete for a roster spot with the Texans.
By my count, Houston had a full 90-man roster prior to the signings, so a pair of corresponding moves should be required. The Texans have yet to officially announce the transactions.