Texans to sign ex-Bears DE Anderson
The Houston Texans
will sign former Chicago Bears
defensive end Mark Anderson
on Wednesday, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Anderson could be an ideal fit for the Texans, who have been in need of an edge rusher after losing Connor Barwin
to a season-ending injury in Houston's Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts
. The Texans will continue to use defensive lineman Antonio Smith
on the inside on third-down situations.
Anderson, a former college teammate of Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans
at Alabama, was released by the Bears on Tuesday to make room for former New Orleans Saints
defensive end Charles Grant
Anderson struggled to live up to the promise of his rookie season in 2006, when he set a franchise record with 12 sacks, the highest total for an NFL rookie since 1982. He had just nine sacks in his three subsequent seasons and has none this season.