Defensive lineman Mitch King signed with the Texans and participated in Monday's padded practice.
King is undersized for a defensive tackle in the 3-4 defense and will work mostly at defensive end.
At 280 pounds but brings quickness and agility as a potential inside nickel pass rusher. Defensive coordinator Wade Phillips will use multiple fronts more regularly this season.
King's adequate foot speed gives Phillips another candidate, along with defensive end J.J. Watt, to drop behind zone blitzes.