|Texans sign Alan Ball, cut Javarris Williams|
by Aaron Wilson of Scout.com, June 6, 2012 at 12:09 am ET
Gary Kubiak Profile
In addition to signing running back Justin Forsett, the Houston Texans also signed former Dallas Cowboys cornerback Alan Ball.
The Texans also cut running back Javarris Williams.
Ball posted 101 tackles, three interceptions, 14 passes defensed, a half-sack, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery playing safety and cornerback for five seasons with the Cowboys.
Selected by Dallas in the seventh round of the 2007 NFL Draft out of Illinois, Ball started all 16 games in 2010 at free safety and registered career highs with 45 tackles and two interceptions.
He played under Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips in Dallas.
Forsett has amassed 1,287 rushing yards rushing, 730 receiving yards and eight total touchdowns in his five-year career. The former Cal standout has averaged 23.0 yards on 38 kickoff returns and 8.1 yards on 46 punt returns in his career.
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