The Houston Texans have signed OT Tyson Clabo, according to his agent Chad Speck.
Congrats to Tyson Clabo, who has agreed to a deal with @HoustonTexans
— Chad Speck (@a3Chad) July 23, 2014
Adam Caplan (ESPN) says it’s a two-year deal for the eight-year veteran.
Clabo, 32, played seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons before joining the Miami Dolphins last fall. He’s played in 95 of his last 96 games, missing one game last season with the Dolphins.
The veteran tackle allowed 8 sacks in his first 6 games last season, but ended the season well, allowing just 3 sacks in his final 9 games. Pete Damilatis (PFF) says Clabo had a -14.5 PFF grade through those first 6 games, but had a +9.0 in his final 9 games.
Clabo played for current Texans OL coach, Paul Dunn, with Atlanta, and that relationship likely helped bring Clabo to Houston.
Though Derek Newton was named the RT starter earlier this offseason, expect Clabo to make a run for the job.
The Texans will open Training Camp on July 25th, with their first practice on the 26th.