Texans sign Rainer, Schifino. Welcome Moulds

The Houston Texans signed two new players to the team today. A deal was also finalized with Eric Moulds and the Bills today, bringing Moulds to Houston for the next four years.

The Houston Texans signed LB Wali Rainer from the Lions and WR Jake Schifino today.

Rainer (6-4, 240) comes from Detroit, where he has spent the last 3 seasons of his NFL career that spans 7 seasons.  During this career Rainer has totaled 520 tackles (385 solo), 4 sacks, and 1 interception.  While he played in each of the 16 regular season games last year, he started 5 games.  Rainer joined the NFL as a fourth round pick (128th overall) to the Cleveland Browns in 1999.

Jake Schifino (6-1, 201) joins the Texans for his 5th season in the NFL.  His playing experience is limited, having only played in 14 games during his professional career.  He was drafted by the Tennessee Titans in 2002 as a fifth round pick (151st overall).  Schifino played for the Titans for three years before being traded to the New England Patriots last season, where he attended training camp but was released before the start of the season.

Both of these players are in positions that the Texans seem to be looking to establish more depth.  The Texans have made special focus to successfully sign several different Line Backers and Wide Receivers during free agency.

 

Texans Secure Deal with Eric Moulds

 

The Houston Texans were successful in making a deal that is satisfactory to both Eric Moulds and his former team, the Buffalo Bills.  It was speculated last week that the Texans were very close to making a deal with Moulds, but still had work to do with the Bills.  In return for Moulds, the Texans are giving Buffalo the first pick in the fifth round in the upcoming draft (134th pick overall).

Moulds (6-2, 210) was given a 4 year contract worth $14 million dollars, plus a $5 million dollar signing bonus.

During his 10 years with the Buffalo Bills, Moulds has marked over 9,000 yards and 48 touchdowns.  He will be a veteran the Texans will look at to help teach and mold the teams young receivers.

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