The Texans have signed veteran defensive end Mario Addison to a two-year contract, according to a league source.
Addison, 34, played for Texans defensive line coach Jacques Cesaire with the Buffalo Bills.
He has also played for the Chicago Bears, briefly, when Lovie Smith was the coach after going undrafted in 2011 out of Troy State. He was claimed off waivers by the Colts and then played for Washington and the Carolina Panthers.
He signed a three-year, $30.45 million deal with the Bills and was due base salaries of $6.625 million over the final two years of the deal before agreeing to a pay cut.
He played in 15 games last season for the AFC East champion Bills and had 29 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles.
Addison (6-foot-3, 260 pounds) has 67 career sacks and 281 tackles with 112 quarterback hits, 13 forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries.
Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and analyst and a contributor to Sports Talk 790.