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Media reports LB Burnett visit


Linebacker Kevin Burnett has played inside and outside linebacker during his four-year career.

The Texans are bringing in Dallas Cowboys linebacker Kevin Burnett (6-3, 227) for a visit today, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Per team policy, the Texans do not officially announce free agent visits, and all transactions, such as trades and free agent signings, are not official until they are announced by the team.

Burnett, 26, is an unrestricted free agent who has been a reserve linebacker for the Cowboys for all four of his professional seasons. A second-round draft pick (47th overall) from the University of Tennessee in 2005, Burnett played middle linebacker in Dallas' 3-4 defense the last two seasons. He spent his first two seasons (2005-06) at outside linebacker and was among the Cowboys' leading tacklers on special teams in those seasons.

In 16 games with two starts last season, Burnett had 24 tackles, two sacks, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. He has played in 61 of a possible 64 games in his pro career, starting four times. A two-time All-Southeastern Conference performer at Tennessee, Burnett prepped at Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif.

The Texans are looking for depth at linebacker after releasing Morlon Greenwood earlier this offseason.

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