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Report: Texans agree with LBs June, Davis


Linebacker Cato June earned a trip to the Pro Bowl in 2005.

The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reported Saturday that the Texans have agreed to terms on contracts with free agent linebackers Cato June (6-0, 227) and Buster Davis (5-9, 239). Both players are former members of the Indianapolis Colts.

Per team policy, the Texans do not announce free agent signings until they become official.

June, 29, played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2007 and 2008. Chosen by the Colts in the sixth round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of Michigan, he played four years in Indianapolis. He spent the past two seasons with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was a Pro Bowler following the 2005 season, when he intercepted five passes with two touchdowns and made 68 tackles.

June started 14 games for the Bucs in 2008 and finished with 67 tackles and an interception. He was the Colts' leading tackler in 2004 and 2006. He has 12 career interceptions.

Davis, 25, was chosen in the third round of the 2007 NFL Draft by the Arizona Cardinals. Last year in Indianapolis, the former Florida State Seminole played in six games with 24 total tackles and filled in for middle linebacker Gary Brackett late in the season. He was claimed off waivers by the Colts from Detroit last offseason.

The Texans currently have six linebackers on their roster: DeMeco Ryans, Xavier Adibi, Zac Diles, Kevin Bentley, Chaun Thompson and Kevis Coley. Houston previously brought in Dallas Cowboys free agent linebacker Kevin Burnett for a visit on March 5. He signed with the San Diego Chargers five days later.

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