Texans sign Lord

HOUSTON -The Houston Texans have signed sixth round draft choice (175th overall) DB Jammal Lord,  it was announced today. Lord  is the third of nine 2004 draft selections to sign with the Texans (LB Raheem Orr signed on 6/8/04 and WR Sloan Thomas signed on 6/21/04).

Lord played quarterback in Nebraska's option offense, rushing for 2,573 yards and throwing for 2,848 yards in two seasons as a starter.

The Texans also announced that they have released LB Phil Smith, an undrafted free agent out of Miami (Ohio).

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