The Texans will sign CB Stanford Routt after working him out on Tuesday, PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported.
Routt spent the first seven seasons of his career with the Raiders before joining the Chiefs this past offseason. He started the first seven games of the season before being released.
This season, Routt has 21 tackles, four passes defensed, two interceptions and one forced fumble. He planned to work out for the Steelers later on Tuesday, but canceled the trip to sign with Houston.
Routt takes the roster spot of CB Brice McCain, who will be placed on injured reserve with a designation to return after fracturing his foot. Houston CBs Johnathan Joseph and Alan Ball missed last week’s game against Tennessee. The Texans face the Patriots on Monday night.