Houston Texans add safety Chris Clemons


Nov 24, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Dolphins strong safety

Chris Clemons

(30) reacts after breaking up a pass intended for Carolina Panthers tight end

Greg Olsen

(not picture) at Sun Life Stadium. The Panthers won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Texans added another safety to the mix on Friday as they signed veteran Chris Clemons.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported the following about the deal via Twitter:

"“Chris Clemons two years for 2.7 mil and 450,000 guaranteed.”"

This is a good signing by the Texans … not earth-shattering, but good.

This past season with the Miami Dolphins, Clemons recorded 93 tackles and one interception. Sixty-three of his tackles were unassisted.

Drafted in 2009 by the Dolphins, Clemons has a total of 207 solo tackles (278 total), 1.5 sacks and four interceptions for his five-year career.

Last week the Texans signed free safety Kendrick Lewis, formally of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Also on the roster at safety for the Texans currently are: Eddie Pleasant, Jawanza Starling, D.J. Swearinger, Shiloh Keo and Danieal Manning.

Manning restructured his contract earlier this week to stay with the team, and Keo this past season earned a starting spot for his play, replacing Ed Reed who was eventually released by the Texans during the season.

If was no secret the Texans needed to add to their defensive backfield this offseason and it looks as though they’ve went to signing veterans for the lineup, adding to their overall depth.

I can still see them drafting another defensive back, be it a safety or cornerback in the 2014 NFL Draft, but the signing of Clemons is good for this team. They needed some more veteran leadership and experience on this roster.

What are your thoughts on Clemons or the Texans defensive backfield? What else does this team need to do to improve for the 2014 season on the defensive side of the ball? Let us know.

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