The Texans signed DT Terrell McClain and placed rookie DE David Hunter on injured reserve with a toe injury.
McClain was a third-round pick by the Panthers in 2011. As a rookie, he started the first 12 games of the season for Carolina and recorded 19 tackles and one sack. He ended the season on I.R. with a left knee injury and was released on Sept. 2.
McClain played in one game this season for the Patriots before being released. Hunter’s injury occurred during his second practice as a member of the active roster.