Texans make good move in re-signing  Allen

Updated: May 13, 2003, 1:28 PM ET
By By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
If you're the second-worst rushing team in the league, what good reason could there be for dumping a former 1,100-yard rusher. Apparently, the Houston Texans couldn't come up with one, and re-signed James Allen Monday.

"We're happy to have James back again," Texans general manager Charley Casserly told the Houston Chronicle.

Allen agreed to a one-year contract worth $730,000, including a $200,000 signing bonus. He will join the competition for a starting spot in a backfield that includes free-agent signee Stacey Mack, last-year's fourth round pick Jonathan Wells and this year's fourth-rounder Domanick Davis. The one thing that Allen has over the others is his speed to the outside. Allen doesn't have a great deal of burst, but he's the best of the bunch at turning the corner.