In a move to provide depth to a quickly diminishing position, Houston signed Tutan Reyes to their active roster yesterday. Darnell Bing was also signed to the practice squad after Buster Davis was released yet again.
Reyes, a 31 year old, 6-foot-3, 310-pound 10th-year pro, has played in the league for seven different teams since being drafted by New Orleans in 2000 out of Ole Miss. He isn't expected to start, but could easily step in if asked to. Rookie Antoine Caldwell and veteran Chris White are expected to battle for the vacancy left by the injuy to Mike Brisiel.
"Some of the terminology is pretty similar to what I've seen in the past in the league," Reyes said. "I'll learn the offense, get in there and provide depth. If they need me to step in there and play, that's what I'm here for."
Darnell Bing was a first-team All-American safety at USC in 2005. He moved to outside linebacker after being drafted by the Raiders in the fourth round in 2006. Bing played in four games with the Detroit Lions earlier this season, recording four special teams tackles and a fumble recovery, and was released on Oct. 6.