Report: Texans to sign Lamarr Houston, Kendall Langford

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The Houston Texans are adding both Lamarr Houston and Kendall Langford in hopes of replacing J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus.

The Houston Texans ended up working out a total of 11 free agents on Tuesday.

Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle is now reporting that the Texans will be signing defensive lineman Kendall Langford and linebacker Lamarr Houston.

With defensive lineman J.J. Watt and linebacker Whitney Mercilus out for the remainder of the season, Houston and Langford will hopefully be able to come in and help the Texans’ defense.

The 31 year-old Langford was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft out of Hampton University.

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Langford was signed by the New Orleans Saints late last month, but was then released just a couple of weeks later. He has a total of 290 tackles, 22.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and 20 passes defensed.

When it comes to Houston, he just turned 30 years-old in June and was released by the Chicago Bears at the beginning of September. He has a total of 285 tackles, 25 sacks, four forced fumbles, eight fumble recoveries and one interception during his NFL career.

No one expects Langford and Houston to be the difference-makers that Watt and Mercilus are.  All the Texans need is for them to help take some of the pressure off of guys like D.J. Reader and Jadeveon Clowney who will get plenty of attention going forward.

Comment below and tell us what you think about the Texans signing Langford and Houston. Will it help their decimated defense?