Free agent cornerback Stanford Routt told FOX 26 Sports he has signed with the Houston Texans.
The Texans were in need of help because of injuries in their secondary.
Routt, who played college football at the University of Houston, worked out for the Texans Tuesday morning and signed later in the day.
"It's great," Routt said. "To be with a team that is already doing great things, I just want to come in and help them anywhere needed.
"Me going to college in the City of Houston and being from the state of Texas, it's a great feeling as well."
Routt does not expect to have any problems fitting into the Texans defense.
"Obviously, with any transition there will be growing pains, but I don't think it's going to be anything that's really, really long."
Routt was most recently with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he started seven games this season before being released last month.
While with the Chiefs Routt had two interceptions and 19 tackles.
He began his NFL career with the Oakland Raiders, where he played seven years and was drafted in the second round in 2005.
The Raiders released Routt following the 2011 season.
While with Oakland Routt had 10 interceptions, including a career-best four in 2011.