Texans Sign Fullback Lawrence Vickers

The Texans have found their replacement for the departed Vonta Leach, officially announcing the signing of fullback Lawrence Vickers, who was a free agent from the Browns.

The move to get Vickers doesn’t mean the team is giving up on James Casey at the fullback spot, but Vickers helped Peyton Hillis go over 1000 yards rushing a season ago for a team that won just 5 games in 2010.

Vickers lives in Houston. John McClain reports he’ll get $3 million for two years with a $500,000 signing bonus. He told McClain he will be a versatile piece in the offense.

“I’m not just a lead blocker,” he said. “I can run and I can catch. Vonta is Vonta. I’m not Vonta. I’m me. I bring a whole new dimension back there.”

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