The Houston Texans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran linebacker Tim Dobbins, according to reports. Dobbins, a seven-year veteran, is a key reserve for the Texans' defense and serves as a captain on special teams. In 2012, Dobbins had 43 tackles in 14 games.
Months after opening last season with 11 wins in their first 12 games, the Texans look to pick up the pieces from a disastrous end to the 2012 season. The Texans will hope to re-sign several of their prominent free agents, most notably safety Glover Quin. Houston's most pressing needs are arguably at wide receiver and middle linebacker.
Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing is about ready to resume jogging, several months after undergoing surgery on a torn ACL in his left knee. Cushing's season ended prematurely on a controversial cut-block by Jets offensive guard Matt Slauson in Week 5.