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Texans Sign LB Thompson


Chaun Thompson is the second free agent linebacker to sign with the Texans this offseason, along with Kevin Bentley.

The Texans signed unrestricted free agent linebacker Chaun Thompson, the team announced Friday.

Thompson (6-2, 255) has played in every game in his NFL career (80), making 30 starts. He was selected in the second round (52nd overall) of the 2003 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns. Thompson has tallied 130 career tackles and 10.5 sacks. He recorded a career-high 61 total stops and five sacks during the 2005 season. He also has contributed 26 career special teams tackles.

The Mount Pleasant, Texas native played collegiately at West Texas A&M, finishing with 358 total tackles, 178 solo, eight sacks and three interceptions. He was a three-year starter and recorded at least 100 tackles his last three seasons.

Thompson is the fourth unrestricted free agent to sign with the team. Houston secured the services of cornerback Jacques Reeves, linebacker Kevin Bentley and running back Chris Brown earlier this month. Houston re-signed tight end Mark Bruener, wide receiver André Davis and strong safety Glenn Earl thus far in free agency.

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