The Texans have agreed to trade defensive end Charles Omenihu to the San Francisco 49ers, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly.
The Texans will receive a future late-round draft pick in exchange for Omenihu.
'A little bit of shock, but I know it’s a business," Omenihu said after the trade was finalized. "It happens. I appreciate the city of Houston, I appreciate the organization for drafting me and all the guys in my time here. It’s a new opportunity and I'm ready."
Omenihu is a former fifth-round draft pick from the University of Texas and a former Big 12 Conference Defensive Lineman of the Year.
Omenihu was a healthy scratch earlier this season, but had regained his job in the defensive line rotation.
Texans defensive end Jon Greenard has emerged as a strong pass rusher this season with seven sacks.
He had four sacks last season.
He has 11 tackles, one for a loss, three quarterback hits and no sacks this season.
For his career, the Rowlett native has seven sacks and 24 quarterback hits and eight tackles for losses.
'San Francisco, I’m ready," Omenihu said. "The 49ers are a historic organization. They know what it looks like to get it done and win. I’m ready for new beginnings and a new experience.”