With Brice McCain headed to the IR and only three healthy CB's on their roster, the Texans signed former Raiders and Chiefs CB Stanford Routt on Tuesday, according to a report from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.
Routt had spent seven seasons in Oakland before signing a three-year $20 million deal with Kansas City this off-season, but the Chiefs were so disappointed in his play that they cut him in early November.
At 6'2 195 with world-class track speed, he has ideal physical dimensions for a CB. However, he's seen as somewhat of a character risk around the NFL and this may be his last chance to stick in the league.
In seven games with the Chiefs in 2012, Routt had 21 tackles, 4 pass deflections, 2 INT's and a forced fumble.
Even before the injuries, pass defense has been a concern for the Texans, who are currently ranked No. 19 in the NFL in yards allowed through the air.