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Former Raven Steven Means added to the Texans practice squad

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The promising pass rusher hopes to have the opportunity to make an impact on his new team...

The Houston Texans signed another former Ravens outside linebacker last night, signing Steven Means to their practice squad. The Texans also signed former Ravens linebacker John Simon last season.

Means was cut by the Ravens with an injury settlement during the preseason. Means looked promising in the preseason, getting pressure on quarterbacks and stopping the run fairly well. He got injured though, and the team moved on from him.

However, the Ravens are probably kicking themselves, as the week 1 season ending injury to veteran outside linebacker Terrell Suggs has been a major contributing factor to the Ravens 1-5 start to the season. The team has had to greatly increase the snaps of incumbents Elvis Dumervil and Courtney Upshaw, as well as rely on 4th round rookie linebacker Za'Darius Smith to pick up the slack. Free agent signee Jason Babin was an unmitigated disaster when he did finally make it on the field. The Ravens could have used Means abilities so far this season, especially as a pass rusher. Means was praised by both head coach John Harbaugh and GM Ozzie Newsome by name in the offseason.

The Ravens of course could poach him from the Texans, although I believe they would have to wait until the amount of weeks his undisclosed settlement covers. I hope they do, as I would really like to see what he brings to the table.