The Houston Texans added some veteran depth to their defense with the signings of safety Quintin Demps and and defensive end Fili Moala on Wednesday, the Houston Chronicle reported.
It’s a return to Houston for Demps, who played with the Texans from 2010-12. The 30-year-old had 57 tackles, four interceptions and one forced fumble last season with the New York Giants. He’ll serve as a backup to Rahim Moore and Stevie Brown in Houston.
Moala, a former second round pick of the Indianapolis Colts, has 88 career tackles and 3.5 sacks in five seasons. The 30-year-old missed last season with a torn ACL. He started six games for the Colts in 2013.
In a corresponding move, the Texans released rookie defensive end Jasper Coleman. An undrafted free agent out of William & Mary, Coleman signed with the Texans in June.