Houston NFL players to join new team

The Houston Texans have signed three free agents to new contracts, including a linebacker who has played for the team’s rival Texans, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.

The Texans announced the signing of defensive lineman Kyle Van Noy on Monday, with linebacker J.J. Watt joining him as the team continues to build for the next decade.

Van Noys father is a Houston native and Watt has a history with Van Noyer.

“J.J., J.K., and J.T. are going to have a big impact on the team this season and beyond,” Texans owner Bob McNair said.

“It’s going to be a great thing to be part of.”

Van Noy is the second defensive end the Texans signed since the team moved from Houston to Los Angeles, signing defensive end Kevin Pierre-Louis.

He was released by the Browns last month and spent the rest of the season on the Texans practice squad.

The Texans also signed defensive tackle Kyle Williams on Monday.