Texans sign lineman Langford for defensive help
- The Houston Texans have signed veteran interior defensive lineman Kendall Langford, according to Indy Star reporter Stephen Holder. Langford will add depth to the Texans’ defensive line, and help replace some of the snaps lost by star edge defender J.J. Watt, who will miss the remainder of the season with a knee injury.
- Langford, now 31 years old, has played a total of 5,615 snaps since he entered the league in 2008, playing for the Miami Dolphins, St Louis (now Los Angeles) Rams and the Indianapolis Colts. His highest-graded season came with the Dolphins in 2009, when his PFF overall grade of 81.9 ranked 13th of 120 qualifying players at the DI position.
- Langford played 300 snaps in seven games for the Colts in 2016 before a series of injuries ended his season prematurely. During this time, he was effective against the run, and produced eight stops on his 95 run-defense snaps, for a run-stop percentage of 8.4 percent that ranked fifth among 3-4 defensive ends with at least 95 run-defense snaps.