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HOUSTON The Houston Texans have signed free agent linebacker Omar Gaither to replace injured linebacker Keyaron Fox on the active roster.

Gaither, who spent last year with Carolina, will travel with the team this weekend, but will not play in the preseason opener on Saturday.

The 7-year vet has played with the Panthers and the Eagles. He has 320 tackles, 6 sacks and 2 interceptions in his career.

Fox was put on the team s injured reservelist after he suffered a knee injury on Tuesday.

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