The Houston Texans haven’t been all that busy in free agency and that aspect of their offseason has gone largely unnoticed because they have been busy in other ways.
They hired head coach Bill O’Brien away from the Penn State Nittany Lions, traded quarterback Matt Schaub to the Oakland Raiders and have been preparing for May’s draft when they will have the first overall selection.
According to John McClain of The Houston Chronicle, the Texans have agreed to terms with former Indianapolis Colts’ defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews.
Texans signed DE Ricardo Mathews
— John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) April 15, 2014
Mathews was originally drafted by the Colts with the 238th overall pick in the seventh round of the 2010 Draft.
The former Cincinnati Bearcats’ standout had trouble getting onto the field in his rookie season, appearing in just eight games and recording only one tackle. In his second season, he appeared in 12 games and made 19 tackles, even recording his first ever sack. In each of the last two seasons, Mathews has played in all 16 games, recording 31 total tackles.