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Texans retain Taylor, Van Pelt

HOUSTON - The Houston Texans have re-signed exclusive rights players RB Chris Taylor and QB Bradlee Van Pelt, it was announced today.


Cleveland where he rushed for a season-high 99 yards on 20 carries and his first career touchdown. He finished the year with three catches for 40 yards and three special teams tackles.

Van Pelt (6-2, 220) was signed by the Texans (11/28/06) when QB Sage Rosenfels was placed on injured reserve late in the season. He dressed for the last five games of the year, but did not see the playing field.

Taylor and Van Pelt are the ninth and tenth players to re-sign with the Texans this offseason.

Following player was acquired via trade (1):

QB Matt Schaub (6-5, 237) Last team: Atlanta Falcons

Following are free agents the Texans have signed from other teams (5):

LB Shawn Barber (6-2, 240) Last team: Philadelphia Eagles

OT Jordan Black (6-5, 310) Last team: Kansas City Chiefs

LB Danny Clark (6-2, 245) Last team: New Orleans Saints

RB Ahman Green (6-0, 218) Last team: Green Bay Packers

DT Jeff Zgonina (6-2, 290) Last team: Miami Dolphins

Following are the free agents the Texans have re-signed (10):

WR Charlie Adams (6-2, 210) Exclusive Rights Player

CB Roc Alexander (5-10, 190) Restricted Free Agent

TE Mark Bruener (6-4, 256) Unrestricted Free Agent

RB Ron Dayne (5-10, 245) Unrestricted Free Agent

DE N.D. Kalu (6-3, 265) Unrestricted Free Agent

RB Vonta Leach (6-0, 250) Restricted Free Agent

OT Ephraim Salaam (6-7, 302) Unrestricted Free Agent

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Stanley (6-3, 209) Unrestricted Free Agent

RB Chris Taylor (6-0, 224) Exclusive Rights Player

QB Bradlee Van Pelt (6-2, 222) Exclusive Rights Player

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