HOUSTON - The Houston Texans have signed WR Andre' Davis, it was announced today.
Davis (6-1, 195) has played in 64 games with 24 starts in his five-year career, and has caught 104 passes for 1,615 yards and 14 touchdowns. Noted for his elite speed, Davis tied the NFL record for the longest reception with a 99-yard touchdown on October 17, 2004 against Cincinnati when he played for the Cleveland Browns.
Davis, a native of Niskayuna, New York, was a second round pick (47th overall) by the Cleveland Browns in 2002. He spent the first three years of his career with the Browns before playing for New England in 2005 and Buffalo last season.
Davis was a three-year starter at Virginia Tech, where his 18 touchdowns were second-most in school history and his 103 receptions and 1,986 yards rank third. Davis also anchored the Hokies' 4x100 meter relay team.
Davis is the seventh unrestricted free agent to sign with the Texans, joining LB Shawn Barber, OT Jordan Black, LB Danny Clark, RB Ahman Green, CB Jamar Fletcher and DT Jeff Zgonina.