Texans sign McCleon

* HOUSTON -* The Houston Texans have agreed to a contract with veteran free agent CB Dexter McCleon.

McCleon (5-10, 195), a nine-year veteran, was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the second round of the 1997 draft.

He became a full-time starter in 1999 as a part of the Rams defense that finished seventh in the NFL on their way to winning the Super Bowl Championship. He made 41 tackles and four interceptions that season. During the Rams 2001 Super Bowl run, McCleon started all 16 games, making four interceptions with a career-high 59 tackles.

McCleon moved across Missouri to the Kansas City Chiefs in 2003. During his time with the Chiefs, he appeared in 40 games, starting 27. He made 10 interceptions in Kansas City.

During his career, McCleon has played in 131 games, starting 85. He has 312 career tackles, 4.5 sacks and 30 interceptions.

In order to make room on the roster, the Texans released P Filip Filipovic.

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