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Alex Carrington Signed By the Houston Texans

The Houston Texans have signed veteran defensive end Alex Carrington to a contract.

The Houston Texans addressed a team need with the signing of veteran defensive end Alex Carrington who was a free agent. Entering his 7th season in the NFL, Carrington has spent time with the Buffalo Bills and the St. Louis Rams. With injuries to J.J. Watt and other issues occurring with the defensive line, Carrington adds a veteran presence to a very young defensive line group. 

Carrington was drafted by the Bills in the 2011 NFL Draft out of Arkansas State and has appeared in 59 career games. Totaling 62 tackles and 4 sacks, Carrington (6-5, 301 lbs.) is the definition of a run stopper. Carrington has had two seasons cut short and most recently due to tearing his quad during a game in the 2015 season. 

With the Texans needing help on the defensive line, the signing comes as little surprise with the early struggles at the position. The addition of Carrington, the Texans waived-injured fullback Soma Vainuku. 

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