HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans acquired running back Samkon Gado from the Green Bay Packers in exchange for Vernand Morency on Wednesday.
The trade is pending both players passing physicals with their new team.
The Texans have been looking for reinforcements at running back since Domanick Davis, the franchise's leading rusher, was placed on the injured reserve two weeks ago. Houston claimed 1999 Heisman Trophy Winner Ron Dayne off waivers after he was released by Denver last week.
Coach Gary Kubiak said he made the trade for Gado because he wanted to add a big, power runner to his duo of smallish running backs -- rookies Wali Lundy and Chris Taylor.