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Texans reach contract agreements with 24 undrafted free agents

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Houston Texans executive vice president and general manager Rick Smith agreed to terms with 24 undrafted free agents, after taking nine players in the NFL Draft.

Smith and the Texans signed running back Arian Foster as an undrafted free agent in 2009.

Among the players Houston agreed to terms with include Kansas State quarterback Collen Klein, who was a Heisman Trophy candidate in 2012.

The Texans also added four running backs including: Ray Graham from Pittsburgh, Notre Dame's Cierre Wood, Dennis Johnson from Arkansas and George Winn from Cincinnati.

The Texans also agreed to terms with Texas A&M receiver Ozoma Nwachukwu, Connecticut receiver Michael Smith, Ohio State fullback Zach Borne, tackle Dann O'Neill from Western Michigan, Louisville guard Alex Kupper, Georgia receiver Marlon Brown, guard Bryan Collins from SMU, Ohio receiver Andy Cruse and Syracuse receiver Alec Lemon.

The defensive players the Texans have deals with include: Central Florida cornerback A. J Bouye, Ilinois State inside linebacker Evan Frierson, Michigan State cornerback Johnny Adams, Ohio State cornerback Travis Howard, Kansas State linebacker Justin Tuggle, Florida defensive end Earl Okine, Ohio State safety Orhian Johnson, SMU inside linebacker Ja'Gared Davis, and Connecticut safety Jawanza Starling.

The Texans also reached an agreement with free agent punter Andre Shapiro.

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