Texans to add a safety after working out 8 players

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The Houston Texans will be adding safety Marcus Cromartie to their 53-man roster.

The Houston Texans were busy working out several players during their day off on Tuesday.

The players that the Texans worked out were running backs Kapri Bibbs and Troymaine Pope. They also took a look at safeties Marcus Cromartie, Charlie Miller, Ed Reynolds and Andrew Williamson.

Houston also worked out free agent linebackers Josh Forrest and Michael Mauti.

Howard Balzer broke the news on Twitter.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported that the Texans are expected to sign Cromartie.

The Texans’ secondary has been a concern, but Corey Moore, Marcus Gilchrist and Andre Hal have been playing pretty well so far this season. I’m surprised they didn’t work out any cornerbacks.

The 26 year-old Cromartie played his college ball at Wisconsin. He ended up going undrafted in 2013 and signed with the San Diego Chargers.

Cromartie has also played for the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, Buffalo Bills and most recently the Seattle Seahawks. He has 21 tackles and three pass deflections during his NFL career so far.

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Cromartie happens to be the cousin of New York Giants’ cornerback Dominque Rodgers-Cromartie and former NFL cornerback Antonio Cromartie.

With the Texans expected to place running back Tyler Ervin on season-ending injured reserve, they’ll have an open roster spot to add Cromartie. I would expect the move to be announced on Wednesday.

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