John McClain of The Houston Chronicle is reporting that the Texans have claimed Dallas CB Jamar Wall and Oakland LB David Nixon off waivers.
Wall, a sixth-round pick out of Texas Tech this year, appeared in no games for the Cowboys last year. He lacks pure speed, according to his NFL Draft 2010 profile, but is a good zone corner and can contribute on special teams.
Nixon, undrafted out of BYU in 2009, appeared in three games with the Raiders last season but had no tackles. He did retire as the Mountain West Conference’s all-time leading tackler, however. Any port in the storm, as the linebacker situation looks dire for the first couple of weeks. Dixon should also contribute on special teams.