The Browns signed backup offensive tackle Rashad Butler to a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday night.

Financial terms of the deal were not immediately disclosed. Butler, 30, became an unrestricted free agent in March.

Butler has started four of the 42 NFL games in which he has appeared. Last year, he entered training camp with the Houston Texans as the favorite to become their starting right tackle, but he lost the job to Derek Newton.

Less than a week later, Butler suffered a season-ending torn triceps muscle in his right arm Aug. 30 during the Texans’ preseason finale against the Minnesota Vikings. Butler also missed 14 games the previous season with a torn triceps in his left arm.

The Carolina Panthers picked Butler in the third round (89th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. They cut him in 2007, and he spent the past six seasons with the Texans.

The 6-foot-4, 317-pound Butler played for Browns coach Rob Chudzinski while the latter served as the University of Miami’s offensive coordinator. If Butler can stay healthy, he could give the Browns depth as a backup to Pro Bowl left tackle Joe Thomas and right tackle Mitchell Schwartz.