Texans sign D.J. Smith, Jawanza Starling

The Houston Texans signed linebacker D.J. Smith after working him out as well as linebackers Gary Guyton and Tim Shaw.

Smith played collegiately at Appalachian State.

The Texans also signed rookie free safety Jawanza Starling (USC) off of the New York Giants' practice squad.

The Texans signed cornerback Loyce Means (Houston) and wide receiver Rico Richardson (Jackson State) to their practice squad.

Wide receiver Andy Cruse was placed on the practice squad-injured list with a left hamstring injury.

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Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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