Report: Texans to sign CB Johnthan Banks

TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 21: Wide receiver Jordy Nelson
TAMPA, FL - DECEMBER 21: Wide receiver Jordy Nelson /

The Houston Texans are bolstering their defensive backfield by adding cornerback Johnthan Banks.

The Houston Texans will be signing former Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Johnthan Banks.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle broke the news on Twitter.

With starting cornerback Kevin Johnson expected to miss several weeks after suffering an injury last week against the Cincinnati Bengals, Houston had to add another cornerback.

Kareem Jackson will start in Johnson’s place after playing well against the Bengals, but Banks will give them some much needed depth.

The 27 year-old Banks was a second round pick of the Bucs in 2013 out of Mississippi State University.

Banks was traded to the Detroit Lions in November of 2016 for a seventh round pick. He was then released the next month and then signed with the Chicago Bears.

Banks was just released by the Bears earlier this month.  He has recorded a total of 136 tackles, 17 pass deflections, seven interceptions and one touchdown during his NFL career so far.

The Texans ended up working out a total of seven players on Tuesday. Banks being one of them.

In order to make room on their roster, the Texans released tight end Evan Baylis, who they just signed from their practice squad to their 53-man roster for last Thursday’s game against the Bengals, since they were without all three of their tight ends.

The Texans will likely re-sign Baylis to their practice squad once he clears waivers.

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