The Texans are working out four players on Friday, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly.
That includes defensive tackle Eli Ankou, defensive backs Ken Webster and Dayan Lake and linebacker Sutton Smith.
Ankou, 31, a former Texans undrafted free agent from UCLA, was traded to the Dallas Cowboys from the Texans last year in exchange for a 2022 seventh-round draft pick.
He has also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars and Cleveland Browns.
He has 31 career tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.
Webster, 25, has played for the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins and San Franciscoc 9ers since being drafted in the seventh round in 2019 by the Patriots out of Mississippi.
Lake has played for the Los Angeles Rams and Patriots since going undrafted out of BYU.
Smith has played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, Jacksonville Jaguars, Seattle Seahawks and New Orleans Saints and is a former Steelers sixth-round draft pick from Northern Illinois. He was a consensus All-American in college, leading the nation with 14 sacks, 29 1/2 tackles for losses and 73 quarterback pressures as a sophomore.
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