The Texans are signing veteran pass rusher Jerry Hughes, according to a league source.
Hughes, a Sugar Land native, Stephen F. Austin High School graduate and former TCU standout, joins his hometown team and reunites with Texans defensive line coach Jacques Cesaire, his assistant defensive line coach in Buffalo.
Hughes, 33, is a former Indianapolis Colts first-round draft pick who was traded to the Bills in 2013 in exchange for linebacker Kelvin Sheppard.
Hughes had 18 tackles, one for a loss, two sacks, two forced fumbles and three passes defensed last season for the AFC East champion Bills.
Hughes has 58 career sacks, including 4 1/2 sacks in 2020 and 2019 and seven sacks in 2018. He has 412 career tackles, 82 for losses and 129 quarterback hits.
He joins defensive end Mario Addison, another former Bills player, in Houston. Addison recently agreed to a two-year contract.
The Texans also recently signed defensive end Rasheem Green, a former Seattle Seahawks starter, to a one-year, $3.25 million deal.
Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and analyst and a contributor to Sports Talk 790.