Texans sign defensive back Alan Ball, too

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The Texans agreed to a deal with running back Justin Forsett earlier on Saturday, and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team has a new defensive back, too.

Per McClain, it’s former Cowboys cornerback and safety Alan Ball. Ball is 27 years old. He has three interceptions over the past two seasons, making 18 starts in Dallas.

Ball is familiar with Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips’ scheme because Phillips is the old Cowboys head coach. That system knowledge could give Ball a realistic chance at making the Texans’ final 53.