Offensive lineman Todd Wade, who played right tackle for the Texans in 2004 and 2005, has told Alex Marvez of FOX.com that he is **retiring due to leg injuries**. Wade started 96 games in his nine-year career, which included stops in Miami, Houston, Washington and Jacksonville. He was a second-round draft pick by the Dolphins in 2000 out of Ole Miss.
Wade signed a six-year free agent contract with the Texans in March 2004 and started 13 games that season. He started the first nine games of the 2005 season before being sidelined by torn knee ligaments. The Texans released Wade before the 2006 season, after which he played with the Redskins for the next two seasons. Wade spent the 2008 season with the Jaguars but did not appear in any games.