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Chris Clemons signs contract with Houston Texans

The Houston Texans are collecting veteran safeties.

After adding Kendrick Lewislast week, the team is bringing in former Miami Dolphins safety Chris Clemons.

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The Texans signed Clemons to a contract Friday, the team announced. The deal is worth $2.7 million over two years with $450,000 guaranteed, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported.

Clemons, 28, had started 46 games over the past four seasons in Miami. He was our highest-ranked safety left on the market.

It's no surprise that Clemons landed in Houston, as he has ties to new director of pro personnel Brian Gaine from their Dolphins days.

The question is whether the addition of Clemons spells the end of Danieal Manning's Texans career.

Clemons' salary is similar to what Manning was offered in a pay cut, per Ganguli. It's not clear if the restructured deal is still available to Manning.

In addition to Clemons, Manning and Lewis, the Texans have 2013 second-round pick D.J. Swearinger and 11-game starter Shiloh Keo.

It's a good bet that at least one member of this safety group won't be on the roster by Week 1.

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