The Houston Texans have signed former Colts DL Ricardo Mathews, per the NFL transaction release.
Mathews, 26, spent the previous four years with the Indianapolis Colts, appearing in all 32 games in the 2012-2013 seasons, but only making six starts.
The Texans defensive line is in need of additional depth, as they lost DT Earl Mitchell to the Dolphins and DE Antonio Smith to the Raiders.
Pro Football Focus ranked Mathews as the No. 42 3-4 defensive end, out of 45 qualifiers.