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Texans sign Routt before he can head to Pittsburgh

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Apparently, Stanford Routt saw enough in Houston, and the Texans saw enough from Stanford Routt.

Cancelling a planned trip to Pittsburgh for another workout tomorrow, Routt has signed with the Texans, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Routt gives the Texans an experienced option, with Brice McClain going on injured reserve and uncertainty over the health of Johnathan Joseph and Alan Ball.

He also may have preferred the familiar surroundings, after growing up in Austin Tex., and playing in college at the University of Houston.

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19 Responses to “Texans sign Routt before he can head to Pittsburgh”
  1. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 4, 2012 2:04 PM

    Hope he still has a little in the tank… Going to need all the depth we can get. Especially with a trip to see Tom Brady this week…

    Man, I thought were thin at LB but we are SUPER thin at DB….

    #nextmanup I guess..

  2. Andre's Johnson says: Dec 4, 2012 2:07 PM

    He probably preferred the better team.

  3. peytonsneck18 says: Dec 4, 2012 2:15 PM

    Oh no…..the rest of the league trembles in Fear

  4. spytdi says: Dec 4, 2012 2:16 PM


  5. wolfpack152 says: Dec 4, 2012 2:25 PM

    No biggie – just stepping in to learn a new defense in 6 days before playing major nickle and dime formation snaps against only the best passing offense in the last gazillion years at their house on MNF outside in December with huge playoff implications on the line – just saying….

  6. mojodoa says: Dec 4, 2012 2:26 PM

    It’s unreal how this guy keeps getting contracts. Just unbelievable. What is the record for simultaneous payments from different (former)employers?

  7. blackandbluedivision says: Dec 4, 2012 2:26 PM

    That secondary will STILL get lit up by proud papa Brady.

  8. onderin says: Dec 4, 2012 2:28 PM

    Goes to show, you can be a liability on two different teams yet somehow find your way to a contender and potentially win a Super Bowl.

    Have fun with the penalties Texans.

  9. Matt says: Dec 4, 2012 2:50 PM

    There’s no way Houston wins a Super Bowl now. Lock it up.

  10. 8to80texansblog says: Dec 4, 2012 3:03 PM

    The Pats seem to be happy with the Bucs garbage…

    What’s the status on Edelman by the way???

  11. raiderapologist says: Dec 4, 2012 3:10 PM

    So now he’s getting paid by half the AFC West and one fourth of the AFC South. Here’s hoping none of that stink he carries around sticks to your team.

  12. steelerben says: Dec 4, 2012 3:20 PM

    Third team’s the charm?

    Wade Phillips>Dennis Allen>Romeo Crennel

    Too bad he didn’t at least come talk to the Steelers cause it doesn’t get better than Lebeau.

  13. themediaisdumberthandirt says: Dec 4, 2012 3:24 PM

    Next week’s news:

    Texans cut Routt

  14. raiderufan says: Dec 4, 2012 3:26 PM

    Brady must be drooling on his Uggs after hearing this.

    Throw the ball up in the air and Routt will interfere….20-30 yards everytime…

  15. wamaha says: Dec 4, 2012 3:39 PM

    Weak 13 scrap heap is what it is.

    Hope he doesn’t have to play…..

  16. dirtydiapers2011 says: Dec 4, 2012 4:35 PM

    Please hurry back Jonathan Joseph

    With love, All Texans Fans

  17. texaned80 says: Dec 4, 2012 4:43 PM

    Routt wont be asked to do a whole lot. This is a move for depth purposes only. Bringing in a 4th or 5th string corner does not diminish this teams shot at a Super Bowl. Dont have that take. Thats a bad take. And keep in mind I remember hearing and reading a lot of negative comments about the Alan Ball signing, but Wade Phillips plugged him in when needed and its not like Ball was getting torched by anyone not named Calvin Johnson.
    In Wade we trust

  18. richwizl says: Dec 4, 2012 5:30 PM

    Texans making all the right moves.

  19. ravenator says: Dec 5, 2012 8:47 AM

    Better option is to go with Houston. At least they have a real shot at winning their division

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