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Texans Ink WR Bryant Johnson and LB Keyaron Fox

The Texans have signed veteran receiver Bryant Johnson according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Johnson, 31, worked out on Thursday with Roy Williams, another veteran receiver.

The Texans elected to bring back Johnson because he’s familiar with the system after catching six passes for 90 yards and a touchdown last season.

Coach Gary Kubiak wanted to sign a veteran receiver to compete with Lestar Jean, DeVier Posey and Keshawn Martin, none of whom has a catch in the NFL. Johnson will help provide depth behind starters Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter.

Johnson, a former first-round pick, has played nine seasons with Arizona, San Francisco, Detroit and Houston.

The Texans also signed veteran linebacker Keyaron Fox, 30, who played last season at Washington.

Fox also played with Kansas City and Pittsburgh. He earned a Super Bowl ring with Pittsburgh, where he was the special teams captain.

To clear spots on the roster, the Texans placed two rookie free agents, fullback Jason Ford and cornerback Desmond Marrow, on waivers.

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