Texans claim cornerback Terrance Mitchell

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Cornerback Terrance Mitchell was waived by the Cowboys on Friday, but he won’t have to leave the state of Texas to continue his NFL career.

The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Texans have added Mitchell to their roster after claiming him off of waivers Monday. Mitchell’s arrival comes a few days after Houston’s depth at corner suffered a blow when undrafted rookie corner Richard Leonard tore his hamstring.

Mitchell played three games for the Cowboys last season and had one of the two interceptions they got from their cornerbacks all year. He was originally drafted by Dallas in the seventh round of the 2014 draft, but wound up on the Bears practice squad after failing to make the team and went on to play five games for the Bears in 2015 before making his way back to the Cowboys.

Kareem Jackson, Johnathan Joseph and Kevin Johnson head up the depth chart at corner for the Texans and Mitchell will compete for reserve duties in the coming weeks and months.