The Texans have signed former New York Jets and Carolina Panthers kicker Matt Ammendola, according to league sources.
Texans kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn is dealing with a short-term injury and is not expected to be available for at least a Thursday night preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers, per a source.
Fairbairn, who missed four games last season on injured reserve with a groin injury with Joey Slye stepping in for him, is not expected to be out for long. The Texans needed a kicker for this preseason finale.
Ammendola, who recently tried out for the Green Bay Packers, played collegiately at Oklahoma State.
The Pennsylvania native made 20 of 26 field goals as a senior at Oklahoma State.
With the Jets, he was cut in December after hitting 13 of 19 field goals and 14 of 15 extra points through 11 games. He was signed to the practice squad after being released, then signed to a reserve-future deal before being released in March.
He recently tried out for the Green Bay Packers.
Texans cut veteran corner Fabian Moreau
The Texans cut veteran cornerback Fabian Moreau
Moreau is a former Washington football team third-round draft pick from UCLA who played last season for the Atlanta Falcons.
Moreau, 28, (6-foot, 204 pounds) has run the 40-yard dash in 4.35 seconds.
He started every game last season for the Falcons and had 61 tackles and a career-high 11 passes defensed.
He had six interceptions in Washington, including a career-high three interceptions in 2019 and three forced fumbles in 2018. For his career, he has 186 tackles and four for losses.
Aaron Wilson is a Pro Football Network reporter and a contributor to Sports Talk 790.