The Houston Texans signed a pair of veteran free agent defensive ends on Monday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Adewale Ogunleye and Ryan Denney worked out for the Texans on Monday, and the two will replace Conner Barwin, who was placed on injured reserve, and Tim Jamison, who has been waived.
A former undrafted free agent from Indiana University, Ogunleye has registered 67 quarterback sacks during his nine-year career with the Miami Dolphins and Chicago Bears. Ogunleye’s top season came when he led the AFC in sacks with 15, earning his only trip to the Pro Bowl.
Denney (6-7, 264) recorded 270 tackles and 21.5 quarterback sacks during his 8 seasons with the Buffalo Bills, who drafted Denney with a second-round pick (61st overall) in the 2002 NFL Draft. The former BYU star reunites with Texans defensive line coach Bill Kollar, who coached the Bills defensive line from 2006-08.