Source; former Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot visits Texans, not immediately signed

Former Jaguars defensive end visits Texans

Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Dawuane Smoot (91) during the second half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson) (Duane Burleson, Copyright 2022 The Associated Press. All rights reserved)

HOUSTON – Veteran free agent defensive end Dawuane Smoot visited the Texans on Wednesday, according to a league source.

Although Smoot wasn’t immediately signed one day before the start of the NFL draft, his meeting was positive and this could be revisited post-draft, per sources.

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A former Jacksonville Jaguars third-round draft pick from Illinois, Smoot played last season under a one-year deal.

He recorded 10 tackles, one sack and one forced fumble in 12 games.

Smoot (6-3, 275 pounds) has has played in 99 career games with 17 starts and has recorded 133 tackles, 23 1./2 sacks, 27 tackles for losses, 64 quarterback hits and two fumble recoveries.

As a 10-game starter at right defensive end in 2021, he had a career-high six sacks and seven tackles for losses.

Aaron Wilson is a Texans and NFL reporter for KPRC 2 and

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