HOUSTON -- The Texans officially signed Derrick Ward on Saturday and released running backs Chris Henry and Jeremiah Johnson and quarterback John David Booty.
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Ward, a running back released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Tuesday, worked out for the Texans on Friday. He rushed for 1,025 yards for the New York Giants in 2008, but just 409 yards for the Bucs last season.
Houston placed receiver Andre Davis (hip) on injured reserve and put tight end Anthony Hill on the physically unable to perform list.
Also cut were fullback Jack Corcora; tight end Derek Fine; linebackers Isaiah Greenhouse and Will Patterson; offensive linemen Brett Helms, Steve Maneri, Cole Pemberton, Adam Stenavich and Chris White; wide receivers Derrick Townsel and Bobby Williams; defensive linemen DelJuan Robinson, Malcolm Sheppard and Mitch Unrein; cornerback Mark Parson and safety Torri Williams.
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