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Houston Texans Sign RB Justin Forsett (UPDATED: And Alan Ball)

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The newest Houston Texan - Justin Forsett
The newest Houston Texan - Justin Forsett

In a bit of news in the lull between Organized Team Activities, the Houston Texans have agreed to terms with former Seattle Seahawks running back Justin Forsett, per the Twitter account of a sponsor of Forsett's (which he authorized).

The 26-year-old running back was a 7th round pick out of the University of California in 2008. Forsett's stong suit is catching passes, as evidenced by his 97 career receptions. Dating back to his days at Cal and through Seattle, Forsett has history in the zone blocking scheme and has shown the ability to succeed as a change-of-pace third down back, to the career tune of 4.6 yards-per-carry. Forsett has also returned both kicks and punts during his NFL career.

This, presumably, gives Forsett the leg up in the competition for the third running back spot, left vacant as the team has not resigned Derrick Ward. His special team skills also add to the wide-open competition at both return spots against guys like Keshawn Martin, Trindon Holliday, and undrafted free agent Davin Meggett.

What say you, BRBers? Do you like the signing of Justin Forsett? Sound off in the comments about your newest Texan.

Edit: The Texans have also signed CB Alan Ball, per the Houston Chronicle's John McClain. Ball is a 5-year veteran who has spent his entire career in Dallas. He has three career interceptions, all coming in the past two seasons.