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HOUSTON After losing several key free agents the past week, the Houston Texans finally brought back a key piece of their defense.

The team agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Brice McCain. The deal, which McCain announced on his Twitter page, is for three years.

Thank you to my agent @davidcanter I just agreed to terms on a new 3 year deal to remain with @houstontexans, wrote McCain.

The 5 year vet from Utah played in 12 games for the Texans in 2012 recording 24 combined tackles and picking up on interception. McCain was drafted in 2009 and has played a total of 56 games for the Texans, recording 92 combined tackles and 4 interceptions.

Since last Tuesday, the Texans have lost several members of their 2012 AFC South championship team. OLB Connor Barwin and TE James Casey signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. CB Glover Quin agreed to a 5-year deal with the Detroit Lions.

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