The Texans re-signed two restricted free agents, tackle Rashad Butler and center Chris White, the team announced today. Tight end Owen Daniels, who repeatedly has said he wants to be in Houston long-term, is the only restricted free agent yet to re-sign with the team.
Butler, 27, was the Texans' swing tackle in 2009, serving as the primary backup at both left and right tackle. He played in 15 games, mostly on special teams, and filled in for starting left tackle Duane Brown in the second half of the Texans' Week 15 victory at St. Louis. He was a third-round pick by the Carolina Panthers out of Miami (Fla.) in 2006 and has played in 23 games since the Texans claimed him off of waivers in 2007.
White, also 27, started eight games and played in 12 last season. He teamed with rookie Antoine Caldwell to fill in for starting right guard Mike Brisiel, whose season ended in Week 5 with a foot injury at Arizona. White will be in his fifth NFL season out of Southern Mississippi in 2010.