Houston Texans Signing Former 49ers Safety

The Houston Texans have made a significant addition to their defense, signing safety Jimmie Ward, who spent his entire nine-year career with the San Francisco 49ers.

Last season, Ward was relegated to a situational role after starting just five games. However, he will now have the opportunity to compete for a starting spot in Houston's youthful secondary.

Ward will reunite with former defensive coordinator DeMeco Ryans, who is now the Texans' head coach, and it's unclear whether he will play safety or defensive back for his new team.

Ward's signing is seen as an upgrade for the Texans' defense, and his experience and versatility will be valuable assets.

The exact terms of his contract have not been disclosed, but it is expected to become official when the new league year begins on Wednesday.

Over his nine-year career, the 31-year-old has recorded 451 total tackles, three sacks, seven forced fumbles, seven interceptions and 44 passes defended across 106 games. Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports