Forsett broke the news on his Twitter account. A seventh-round pick in 2008, Forsett appeared in all 48 games for the Seahawks the past three seasons, carrying the ball 278 times for 1,287 yards. He was more valuable as a pass catcher, notching 97 catches for 730 yards. A much different back than the man he'll be replacing as Houston's third-string runner, Derrick Ward, Forsett figures to see the large majority of his snaps on passing downs. Of course, barring injury to Arian Foster or Ben Tate, he'll see very few snaps in general.
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Ball drew a look from the Vikings the first week of free agency, but was otherwise greeted by a frigid market after being one of the worst offenders in Dallas' horrendous secondary last season. Ball is still only 27, however, and just two years removed from starting 16 games at free safety. If he makes the team, he'll be a versatile insurance policy in Houston's secondary.
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Both pretty solid signings. Forsett is definitely better than most teams' 3rd back, and could very well end up being second string if the Ben Tate trade rumors ever become a reality. Also Ball at the very worst is good depth for the secondary. Texans reaching into the bargain bin once again during free agency.