* HOUSTON* – The Houston Texans have agreed to a contract with unrestricted free agent tight end Jeb Putzier, it was announced today.
Putzier (6-4, 256) played in all 16 games with the Denver Broncos this past season, starting four. The four-year veteran from Boise State also played in both of the Broncos' playoff contests. Putzier, who was the Broncos' top receiving tight end the last two years, has caught 77 passes for 1,087 yards and two touchdowns in his career. He also has 10 catches for 159 yards and a touchdown in postseason action.
Putzier is reunited with Texans head coach Gary Kubiak, who was Denver's offensive coordinator from 1995-2005, and Texans tight ends coach Brian Pariani, who held the same position in Denver during Putzier's first three seasons.
In other transaction news, the Texans also announced today that they have signed wide receiver Donovan Morgan and safety Jammal Lord. Both were exclusive rights free agents.