Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 6/3/12
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This late into the offseason, there are not a lot of veteran free agents left. However, the Texans managed to find two and sign them to contracts today, signing Justin Forsett and Alan Ball. Forsett was previously a backup running back in Seattle who managed 1287 yards and 7 touchdowns on 278 carries in 3 seasons with 97 catches. Still only 26, it’s surprising that Forsett was still on the market this long. In Houston, he’ll be a #3 back behind Arian Foster and Ben Tate and won’t see very many carries. Derrick Ward had a mere 45 carries in that role last season. For what it’s worth, Forsett is a natural fit for the Texans’ zone scheme. As for Ball, he started 16 games at safety for the Cowboys in 2010 and played very poorly. Last season he played much more sparingly and he’ll probably play in that same role for the Texans this season. In a backup role, he provides versatility and experience.
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