Houston, TX - The Houston Texans announced Monday that they have signed defensive tackle Damione Lewis and linebacker Stanford Keglar.
The Texans also placed linebacker DeMeco Ryans on injured reserve. He tore his left Achilles' tendon against the Kansas City Chiefs on October 17.
Lewis is a nine year pro, spending his last four seasons with the Carolina Panthers, before being cut by the New England Patriots this past offseason. He was a 2001 first-round selection by the St. Louis Rams, where he spent five seasons. In 131 career games, he has 244 career tackles, 22.5 sacks, and four forced fumbles.
Keglar spent the previous two seasons with the Tennessee Titans, whom selected him in the fourth round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He has 18 tackles in 25 career games.
The team also waived defensive tackle Frank Okam, promoted defensive tackle Malcolm Sheppard from the practice squad and signed defensive end Tim Jamison to the practice squad.