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Justin Forsett reportedly to try out for Texans

The Houston Texans continue to fine-tune their stable of running backs.

Former Seattle Seahawks tailback Justin Forsett is scheduled for a tryout with the team on Wednesday, a league source told

Forsett just missed our list of top-five free-agent running backs. At 26 years old, Forsett remains younger than some of those well-known names in a spiraling market for backs.

Arian Foster and Ben Tate are firmly in place in Houston's backfield. If Forsett catches on with the team, he'll compete for time with Javarris Williams and rookies Jonathan Grimes and Davin Meggett. One boost for Forsett: The Texans' backs operate behind a zone blocking scheme, something he has familiarity with from his time in Seattle.

In four NFL seasons, Forsett has compiled 1,287 yards on 278 attempts for a promising 4.6 yards per carry. Most of that came with the Seahawks in 2009 and 2010. He managed only 145 yards last season. The Texans are stocked, but maybe they'll find something they like in Forsett.

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