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Houston Texans Sign Nick Rose

The Texans are getting some reinforcements in the kicking department.

NFL: Minnesota Vikings at Washington Redskins Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

According to Aaron Wilson, the Texans have signed former Washington and Los Angeles Chargers kicker Nick Rose.

Rose, 24, was a former placekicker for the Texas Longhorns and has bounced around training camps and NFL rosters since 2016.

Rose was signed after winning a kicking battle audition with former Raiders kicker Giorgio Tavecchio.

Rose and Tavecchio came in for a workout after Ka’imi Fairbairn sustained a minor injury. Fairbairn is questionable for this weekend’s game against the 49ers.

I also cannot imagine that Fairbairn’s job is 100 percent safe, given that kickers’ jobs are never safe in the National Football League, particularly in training camp.

However, this move seems to be simply for insurance and to ensure that the Texans will have an able-bodied kicker on Saturday night at NRG Stadium.

Nonetheless, welcome to Houston, Nick Rose.