Sources: Texans signing former Alabama corner Shyheim Carter after tryout

The Texans are signing former Alabama cornerback Shyheim Carter following a successful rookie minicamp tryout, according to a league sources not authorized to speak publicly.

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 was hired as a graduate assistant by the Crimson Tide.

Carter 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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