The Houston Texans will sign offensive lineman Jah Reid, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Reid had a workout with the team on Friday and will sign with the team following their Week 2 victory against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.
Reid has most recently been a member of the Kansas City Chiefs, appearing in 12 games last season while making a single start. He made a career-high 10 starts back in 2015, starting all games he appeared in during the regular season for the first and only time in his career. Kansas City released Reid back on Aug. 31.
His professional career began when the Baltimore Ravens selected him in the third round of the 2011 NFL Draft out of Central Florida. He immediately became a member of the team’s offensive line unit, appearing in all 16 games as a rookie. He would spend his first four seasons as a member of the Ravens, before he was released at the start of the 2015 year.
Houston’s offensive line has been less than stellar to open 2017, beginning the season tasked to block for quarterback Tom Savage, a plan which lasted all of a half of action. With rookie Deshaun Watson taking over under center, the team now has an additional dynamic in the running game that the offensive line will have to account for.
The first game Reid will be eligible to play for the Texans comes next week when the team travels to take on the New England Patriots next Sunday, the same group that ended their 2016 season in the playoffs.