Texans Sign Muir and Mack, Release One.

Patrick D. Starr

The Houston Texans have signed two new players to open up training camp, in free agent nose tackle Daniel Muir and cornerback Elbert Mack. 

Daniel Muir is in his 5th NFL season out of Kent State where he has played for the Green Bay Packers, Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets. The 29-year-old nose tackle is 6-3 and 322 lbs. and looks to take the place of the recently departed Sunny Harris who was released earlier in the week.  Muir will be competing for the back up nose tackle position with a host of other players behind starter Earl Mitchell. He has appeared in 46 NFL game and has started 26, all of those starts came with the Colts.

Elbert Mack
Elbert Mack

Also the Texans signed cornerback Elbert Mack who is entering his 5th season in the NFL. Mack has played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints. Mack is 5-10 and 175 lbs. and looks to join a very deep secondary and compete for the last spot in the group. Mack has played 65 games while starting 6 with 85 total tackles, 6 career interceptions with 2 touchdowns to his credit.

With these moves the Texans had to release second year tight end Phillip Supernaw after he was injured during OTAs with a foot injury.