The Texans are signing former Eastern Michigan running back Darius Jackson, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.
A former Dallas Cowboys sixth-round draft pick whohasrun the 40-yard dash in 4.40 seconds and has a 41-inch vertical leap, Jackson has rushed for 16 career yards on six carriesin four career games.
Jackson (6-foot,220 pounds)has played for the Cleveland Browns, Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Las Vegas Raiders.
Jackson has had three stints with the Cowboys and two with the Colts.
As a senior in college, Jackson rushed for 1,078 yards and 14 touchdowns and caught 21 passes for 201 yards, two scores and finished with 16 total touchdowns to set a school record.
Aaron Wilson has covered the NFL for 20 years and has previously written for The Houston Chronicle and The Baltimore Sun. He’s on Twitter: @AaronWilson_NFL and Instagram: @aaronwilson7128