Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) – The Houston Texans have signed nose tackle
Ryan Pickett after placing rookie defensive lineman Louis Nix on injured
Nix, a third-round pick out of Notre Dame, underwent arthroscopic surgery on
his left knee before training camp and hasn’t fully recovered. Texans coach
Bill O’Brien said earlier this week that Nix still had “a ways to go.”
Pickett is entering his 14th NFL season. He spent his first five years with
St. Louis, which made him a first-round pick in 2001, and played the past
eight seasons in Green Bay.
The 34-year-old Ohio State product started all 16 games for the Packers last
season and notched 19 tackles.
Houston also signed kicker Chris Boswell to the practice squad and released
cornerback Marcus Williams from the practice squad.