Sources: Texans invite Alabama corner Shyheim Carter to rookie minicamp

Ha Ha Clinton-Dix isn't the only former Alabama defensive back invited to participate in the Texans' rookie minicamp.

The Texans also are bringing in former Alabama cornerback Shyheim Carter to their minicamp on a tryout basis, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

Currently a graduate assistant with the Crimson Tide coaching staff, Carter (6-0, 191 pounds) had 43 tackles as a senior with one forced fumble and one interception. Carter went undrafted last year and wasn't signed by an NFL team.

He played in 50 games at Alabama with 23 starts.

As a junior, he had 44 tackles and two interceptions and returned both of them for touchdowns.

A former blue-chip recruit from Kentwood, La., Carter played in the Under Armour All-American game. He chose Alabama over scholarship offers from Georgia, LSU, Mississippi and Miami.

Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 years, including the Texans, Baltimore Ravens, Tennessee Titans and the Jacksonville Jaguars. Previously at The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun, Wilson is on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128.

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