We knew that Smithiak had to do something to address the depth at safety after the losses of Jason Simmons and Glenn Earl. So they went out and signed a guy who posted 100 tackles last season. Not too shabby an addition for a street free agent, huh? Demps is coming off an elbow injury, which would seem to explain why he was still looking for a job after reaching an injury settlement with the Giants a few days ago.
Like Michael Boulware, Demps will have to learn on the fly. But Texans fans should breathe a little easier now that there's one more apparently legitimate option at the safety positions.