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Playoffs
06-23-2014, 11:59 AM
Early Texans 53-man roster projection (http://www.csnhouston.com/football-houston-texans/talk/early-texans-53-man-roster-projection)
QB (3): Ryan Fitzpatrick, Tom Savage, Case Keenum

RB (3): Arian Foster, Alfred Blue, Andre Brown

FB (1): Jay Prosch

WR (6): Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, DeVier Posey, Keshawn Martin, Mike Thomas, Alan Bonner

There’s a very real possibility the Texans only take...

TE (3): Garrett Graham, Ryan Griffin, C.J. Fiedorowicz

OL (9): Duane Brown, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Chris Myers, Brandon Brooks, Will Yeatman, Derek Newton, Ben Jones, Brennan Williams, Cody White

...There’s also a really good chance the Texans add a veteran tackle through free agency. In fact, I think they will.

P (1): Shane Lechler

K (1): Randy Bullock

LS (1): Jon Weeks

DL (6): J.J. Watt, Jared Crick, Louis Nix III, Ricardo Matthews, Tim Jamison, Jerrell Powe

The notable player left off this list is defensive end...

OLB (5): Jadeveon Clowney, Brooks Reed, Whitney Mercilus, Ricky Sapp, Justin Tuggle

ILB (4): Brian Cushing, Jeff Tarpinian, Max Bullough, Akeem Dent

CB (6): Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Brandon Harris, Andre Hal, A.J. Bouye, Elbert Mack

Hal is the last one in. He was a draft pick but hasn’t stood out this spring. Still, he can make the team with a good showing at training camp. Bouye has a chance to be a pretty good player; he can play inside and outside. And Mack is a really solid special teams player who has been constantly praised by O’Brien.

S (4): D.J. Swearinger, Chris Clemons, Kendrick Lewis, Lonnie Ballentine

Shiloh Keo and Eddie Pleasant, two guys who played a bunch for the 2013 team, are out. In fact, three of the four safeties are...

DX-TEX
06-23-2014, 12:06 PM
Remove one WR and add in a blocking TE. This offense will funnel through its tight ends just like NE.

76Texan
06-23-2014, 01:03 PM
No one gets on the IR? :brando:

HOU-TEX
06-23-2014, 02:28 PM
I'm not sure why Brennan Williams is mentioned in the 53. The dude hasn't shown a lick since he arrived.

I hope he's able to get on the field, but I'm not including him anywhere near the 53 at this point.

The Pencil Neck
06-23-2014, 02:29 PM
I'm not sure why Brennan Williams is mentioned in the 53. The dude hasn't shown a lick since he arrived.

I hope he's able to get on the field, but I'm not including him anywhere near the 53 at this point.

I'm cutting Williams from the list and putting someone like Clabo in his spot.

Wolf6151
06-23-2014, 03:34 PM
I'm not sure why Brennan Williams is mentioned in the 53. The dude hasn't shown a lick since he arrived.

I hope he's able to get on the field, but I'm not including him anywhere near the 53 at this point.

Agree completely. I'm thinking the Texans make an injury settlement with Williams and move on.

TheIronDuke
06-23-2014, 03:51 PM
I'm cutting Williams from the list and putting someone like Clabo in his spot.

If they did and let Travardo walk as well, it'll make the 2013 draft class right up there with our worst in history. We'd have pissed away 2 3rd rounders in Williams and Montgomery, a 4th for Travardo, 6th on Quess (not Ricks fault though) and a 6th on Chris Jones who we let go.

The Pencil Neck
06-23-2014, 04:02 PM
If they did and let Travardo walk as well, it'll make the 2013 draft class right up there with our worst in history. We'd have pissed away 2 3rd rounders in Williams and Montgomery, a 4th for Travardo, 6th on Quess (not Ricks fault though) and a 6th on Chris Jones who we let go.

It is what it is. Better to cut your losses and move on than to hold onto them and try to make them work when they were obviously fails.

The focus should be on fielding the best team not making our draft choices look better than they were.

Playoffs
06-23-2014, 04:48 PM
If they did and let Travardo walk as well, it'll make the 2013 draft class right up there with our worst in history. We'd have pissed away 2 3rd rounders in Williams and Montgomery, a 4th for Travardo, 6th on Quess (not Ricks fault though) and a 6th on Chris Jones who we let go.

Was a strange Texans draft... like an alter-ego was making some of those selections.

IDEXAN
06-23-2014, 05:07 PM
If they did and let Travardo walk as well, it'll make the 2013 draft class right up there with our worst in history. We'd have pissed away 2 3rd rounders in Williams and Montgomery, a 4th for Travardo, 6th on Quess (not Ricks fault though) and a 6th on Chris Jones who we let go.
The strangest thing about that Draft was that the 6th rounders were clearly better than the pair of third rounders ? How does that happen ?
But busting on both the 3rd rounders (B. Williams was injured and effectively IRed his last year in college so therefor a big red-flag coming into the Draft, and the choice of Montgomery was an all-time
whiff by the Texans), is to my way of thinking almost unforgivable, so those guys surely weren't both Rick Smith picks ?

The Pencil Neck
06-23-2014, 05:52 PM
The strangest thing about that Draft was that the 6th rounders were clearly better than the pair of third rounders ? How does that happen ?
But busting on both the 3rd rounders (B. Williams was injured and effectively IRed his last year in college so therefor a big red-flag coming into the Draft, and the choice of Montgomery was an all-time
whiff by the Texans), is to my way of thinking almost unforgivable, so those guys surely weren't both Rick Smith picks ?

If they were good picks, they were Wade Phillips' picks, or Kubiak's; if they weren't, they were Rick Smith's? Or is it the other way around? It's so confusing sometimes.

The bottom line is that whatever process was in place for that draft was a massive failure but I don't think it's a thing where any one person gets all the blame. There was enough failure in that draft to go around.

Hopefully, this one makes up for it.

dalemurphy
06-23-2014, 05:58 PM
Early Texans 53-man roster projection (http://www.csnhouston.com/football-houston-texans/talk/early-texans-53-man-roster-projection)

QB: Fitz, Savage, Keenum
RB: Foster, Brown, Blue
FB: Prosch
TE: Fiedorowicz, Graham, Griffin, Potter
WR: AJ, Hopkins, Posey, Bonner, KMarttin
OT: Brown, Newton, Yietman, Dima (probably replaced with a FA)
C/G: Myers, Brooks, Sua Filo, Ben Jones, White

P: Lechler
K: Bullock
LS: Weeks

DL: Watt, Crick, Powe, Matthews, Nix, Jamison, Pagan
OLB: Clowney, B.Reed, T.Williams, Mercilus,
ILB: Cushing, Dent, Sapp, Tuggle
CB: KJ, JJ, B.Harris, A.Hall, Buoye
S: Swearinger, Clemons, K.Lewis, Ballentine, Pleasant/or Mack

PUP: Brennan Williams

P.Squad: Labhart wr, Lemon wr, M.Williams cb, Bullough Ilb, C.Young Ilb, D.Johnson rb, Ferentz c, Warmsley dl

EllisUnit
06-23-2014, 08:19 PM
It is what it is. Better to cut your losses and move on than to hold onto them and try to make them work when they were obviously fails.

The focus should be on fielding the best team not making our draft choices look better than they were.

True Dat, and i think that was part of Kubiaks problem.

dalemurphy
06-23-2014, 09:02 PM
QB: Fitz, Savage, Keenum
RB: Foster, Brown, Blue
FB: Prosch
TE: Fiedorowicz, Graham, Griffin, Potter
WR: AJ, Hopkins, Posey, Bonner, KMarttin
OT: Brown, Newton, Yietman, Dima (probably replaced with a FA)
C/G: Myers, Brooks, Sua Filo, Ben Jones, White

P: Lechler
K: Bullock
LS: Weeks

DL: Watt, Crick, Powe, Matthews, Nix, Jamison, Pagan
OLB: Clowney, B.Reed, T.Williams, Mercilus,
ILB: Cushing, Dent, Sapp, Tuggle
CB: KJ, JJ, B.Harris, A.Hall, Buoye
S: Swearinger, Clemons, K.Lewis, Ballentine, Pleasant/or Mack

PUP: Brennan Williams

P.Squad: Labhart wr, Lemon wr, M.Williams cb, Bullough Ilb, C.Young Ilb, D.Johnson rb, Ferentz c, Warmsley dl


A few things I think are likely to be different regarding the roster makeup under this staff:

1. Playing more zone and focusing on special teams means we are likely to see 5 cbs and 5 safeties instead of the 6 -4 ratio we are accustomed to. Also, I think we will have mor tweeters... Guys around 205 lbs with physicality and ball skills - Marcus Coleman types... So, I think guys like buoyed and Pleasant have a good opportunity to make the team. Meanwhile, one dimensional guys like Keo are history.

2. The breakdown of DL, Ilb, Olb may look strange also, because many of the guys will be expected to play varied positions in a wide range of packages. For instance, Watt and Jamison will be used as traditional 3-4 DEs sometimes. But, I expect both of them to stand up at OlB on occasion or setup outside the tackle in 3 pt stances sometimes.

3. Though I only had 5 wrs on my list, I would not be shocked if we kept 6, perhaps even 7 in future years.

4. I expect the practice squad to be more actively used as a means of depth in season. I never saw an intentional effort to stash needed young depth on it under Kubiak.... I realize the limitations of the P.S. Rules and risk associated with players on it. However, during the season, seldom are teams willing to claim players off another teams squad for a number of reasons.

Seegara
06-24-2014, 07:20 PM
I'm ok with most of it, but like Chris Boswell as kicker. Please, God, anybody but Bullock!

My impression is that BoB will turn out to be a really nice guy once you get to know him. But he will give Bullock his walking papers. There's a difference between a nice guy and a fool.

Texian
06-24-2014, 08:31 PM
I think Tuggle is in and may be Trevardo.

Troy Chapman
06-25-2014, 09:39 AM
I'm ok with most of it, but like Chris Boswell as kicker. Please, God, anybody but Bullock!

My impression is that BoB will turn out to be a really nice guy once you get to know him. But he will give Bullock his walking papers. There's a difference between a nice guy and a fool.

Boswell better get it going in training camp. Reports from OTA's has Bullock easily ahead of Boswell.

CloakNNNdagger
06-25-2014, 09:53 AM
I'm ok with most of it, but like Chris Boswell as kicker. Please, God, anybody but Bullock!

My impression is that BoB will turn out to be a really nice guy once you get to know him. But he will give Bullock his walking papers. There's a difference between a nice guy and a fool.

Let me see, difficult choice...........


http://thumb10.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/485464/110722997/stock-vector-fly-and-feces-110722997.jpg


VS


http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080426202108/uncyclopedia/images/0/0e/Vomit-366.jpg

michaelm
06-25-2014, 10:02 AM
Personally I thought Bullock looked better and more comfortable as the season progressed. I think he will continue to improve and predict he will be a solid kicker with great range for years.

And this statement is coming from a 'Horns fan, so that's not Aggie homerism speaking.

TheIronDuke
06-25-2014, 10:41 AM
Personally I thought Bullock looked better and more comfortable as the season progressed. I think he will continue to improve and predict he will be a solid kicker with great range for years.

And this statement is coming from a 'Horns fan, so that's not Aggie homerism speaking.

But unfortunately he was looking better only as his kicks didn't matter anymore. When they counted, he couldn't make anything.

steelbtexan
06-25-2014, 08:16 PM
But unfortunately he was looking better only as his kicks didn't matter anymore. When they counted, he couldn't make anything.

So we're holding Bullock to the Keenum standard?

Not able to come thru in the clutch?

steelbtexan
06-25-2014, 08:18 PM
Let me see, difficult choice...........


http://thumb10.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/485464/110722997/stock-vector-fly-and-feces-110722997.jpg


VS


http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080426202108/uncyclopedia/images/0/0e/Vomit-366.jpg

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Or a few missed FG's in the clutch.

DBCooper
06-27-2014, 10:10 AM
Let me see, difficult choice...........


http://thumb10.shutterstock.com/display_pic_with_logo/485464/110722997/stock-vector-fly-and-feces-110722997.jpg


VS


http://img1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20080426202108/uncyclopedia/images/0/0e/Vomit-366.jpg

Uhhhh Doc,

Some of us don't have the same constitution as you for that sort of thing, especially when I'm eating breakfast.

Playoffs
06-29-2014, 11:01 AM
Trying to not look up as I post this...


Quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, Tom Savage

Running backs/fullbacks Arian Foster, Alfred Blue, Andre Brown, Jay Prosch

Receivers Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, Mike Thomas, Alan Bonner, DeVier Posey/Keshawn Martin

Tight ends Garrett Graham, Ryan Griffin, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Zach Potter

Offensive linemen Duane Brown, Brandon Brooks, Ben Jones, Chris Myers, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Derek Newton, Will Yeatman, Brennan Williams, Cody White

Defensive linemen J.J. Watt, Jared Crick, Louis Nix III, Jerrell Powe, Jeoffrey Pagan/Tim Jamison

Linebackers Brian Cushing, Justin Tuggle, Max Bullough, Akeem Dent, Brooks Reed, Whitney Mercilus, Jadeveon Clowney, Ricky Sapp, Jeff Tarpinian

Cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, A.J. Bouye, Elbert Mack, Brandon Harris, Andre Hal

Safeties D.J. Swearinger, Kendrick Lewis, Chris Clemons, Lonnie Ballentine, Eddie Pleasant

Specialists punter Shane Lechler, long snapper Jon Weeks, kicker undecided:
http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-texans/post/_/id/6199/guess-the-53-take-1

Playoffs
07-18-2014, 02:31 PM
Tania's commentary snipped, read it here:
http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-texans/post/_/id/6372/houston-texans-projected-roster

QUARTERBACKS (3)
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Tom Savage
Case Keenum
...

RUNNING BACKS/FULLBACKS (4)
Arian Foster
Alfred Blue
Andre Brown
Jay Prosch
...

RECEIVERS (5)
Andre Johnson
DeAndre Hopkins
Mike Thomas
Alan Bonner
DeVier Posey
...

TIGHT ENDS (4)
Garrett Graham
Ryan Griffin
C.J. Fiedorowicz
Zach Potter
...

OFFENSIVE LINE (9)
Duane Brown
Brandon Brooks
Ben Jones
Chris Myers
Xavier Su'a-Filo
Derek Newton
Will Yeatman
Brennan Williams
Cody White
...

DEFENSIVE LINE (5)
J.J. Watt
Jared Crick
Louis Nix III
Jerrell Powe
Jeoffrey Pagan
...

LINEBACKERS (9)
Brian Cushing
Justin Tuggle
Max Bullough
Akeem Dent
Brooks Reed
Whitney Mercilus
Jadeveon Clowney
Ricky Sapp
Jeff Tarpinian
...

CORNERBACKS (6)
Johnathan Joseph
Kareem Jackson
A.J. Bouye
Elbert Mack
Brandon Harris
Andre Hal
...

SAFETIES (5)
D.J. Swearinger
Kendrick Lewis
Chris Clemons
Lonnie Ballentine
Eddie Pleasant
...

SPECIALISTS (3)
Shane Lechler
Jon Weeks
Randy Bullock

76Texan
07-18-2014, 03:26 PM
I would be surprised if Keo doesn't make the team.

He only played fewer snaps.than JJo and Kareem last year.

Troy Chapman
07-18-2014, 03:55 PM
Interesting:
1. No Martin in the WR group.
2. 4 tight ends to help with blocking.
3. 5 safeties.

The Safety and WR group I guess will come down to special teams work.

Playoffs
07-20-2014, 12:30 PM
Brian T Smith @chronbriansmith
A look at the #Texans by position as camp opens http://t.co/dvKbS5c417 #NFL

Link should work for all.

steelbtexan
07-20-2014, 12:55 PM
I think Ankrah make the team and possibly CB Williams.

DJ Johnson could make the team as a 3rd down guy.

An OT could be added at 53 man cut from another team.

Great list.

Marshall
07-20-2014, 03:45 PM
I'm ok with most of it, but like Chris Boswell as kicker. Please, God, anybody but Bullock!

My impression is that BoB will turn out to be a really nice guy once you get to know him. But he will give Bullock his walking papers. There's a difference between a nice guy and a fool.

Bullock has already made the turn. Why wait on the new guy to learn the same lesson?

Playoffs
08-04-2014, 01:42 PM
8/4 Houston Texans' projected roster (http://espn.go.com/blog/houston-texans/post/_/id/6579/houston-texans-projected-roster-3)
QUARTERBACKS (3)
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Tom Savage
Case Keenum
...
RUNNING BACKS/FULLBACKS (4)
Arian Foster
Alfred Blue
Andre Brown
Jay Prosch
...
RECEIVERS (5)
Andre Johnson
DeAndre Hopkins
Mike Thomas
Keshawn Martin
DeVier Posey
...
TIGHT ENDS (4)
Garrett Graham
Ryan Griffin
C.J. Fiedorowicz
Zach Potter
...
OFFENSIVE LINE (9)
Duane Brown
Brandon Brooks
Ben Jones
Chris Myers
Xavier Su'a-Filo
Derek Newton
Will Yeatman
Alex Kupper
Tyson Clabo
...

DEFENSIVE LINE (5)
J.J. Watt
Jared Crick
Louis Nix III
Jerrell Powe
Jeoffrey Pagan
...
LINEBACKERS (9)
Brian Cushing
Justin Tuggle
Max Bullough
Quentin Groves
Brooks Reed
Whitney Mercilus
Jadeveon Clowney
Mike Mohamed
Jeff Tarpinian
...
CORNERBACKS (6)
Johnathan Joseph
Kareem Jackson
A.J. Bouye
Elbert Mack
Brandon Harris
Andre Hal
...
SAFETIES (5)
D.J. Swearinger
Kendrick Lewis
Chris Clemons
Lonnie Ballentine
Eddie Pleasant
...
SPECIALISTS (3)
Shane Lechler
Jon Weeks
Randy Bullock

Commentary snipped.

WolverineFan
08-04-2014, 07:27 PM
QUARTERBACK (3)
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Case Keenum
Tom Savage

RUNNING BACKS/FULLBACKS (5)
Arian Foster
Alfred Blue
Andre Brown
Dennis Johnson
Jay Prosch

RECEIVERS (5)
Andre Johnson
DeAndre Hopkins
Mike Thomas
Keshawn Martin
DeVier Posey

TIGHT ENDS (4)
Garrett Graham
Ryan Griffin
C.J. Fiedorowicz
Zach Potter

OFFENSIVE LINE (8)
Duane Brown
Ben Jones
Chris Myers
Brandon Brooks
Derek Newton
Xavier Su'a-Filo
Tyson Clabo
Will Yeatman


DEFENSIVE LINE (6)
J.J. Watt
Jared Crick
Tim Jamison
Jeoffrey Pagan
Jerrell Powe
Louis Nix III

LINEBACKERS (8)
Jadeveon Clowney
Brian Cushing
Akeem Dent
Whitney Mercilus
Brooks Reed
Justin Tuggle
Max Bullough
Quentin Groves

CORNERBACKS (6)
Johnathan Joseph
Kareem Jackson
A.J. Bouye
Brandon Harris
Marcus Williams
Andre Hal

SAFETIES (5)
D.J. Swearinger
Chris Clemons
Kendrick Lewis
Lonnie Ballentine
Eddie Pleasant

SPECIALISTS (3)
Shane Lechler
Randy Bullock
Jon Weeks

Lucky
08-04-2014, 09:45 PM
I could see as many as 5 players not currently on the team be on the opening day roster. The combination of the Texans waiver wire priority and weak back end of the roster should lead to a lot of turnover after the last round of cuts are announced.

Seegara
08-04-2014, 09:49 PM
Not certain where, but there will be some surprises. More than you think.

steelbtexan
08-04-2014, 11:38 PM
QUARTERBACK (3)
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Case Keenum
Tom Savage

RUNNING BACKS/FULLBACKS (5)
Arian Foster
Alfred Blue
Andre Brown
Dennis Johnson
Jay Prosch

RECEIVERS (5)
Andre Johnson
DeAndre Hopkins
Mike Thomas
Keshawn Martin
DeVier Posey

TIGHT ENDS (4)
Garrett Graham
Ryan Griffin
C.J. Fiedorowicz
Zach Potter

OFFENSIVE LINE (8)
Duane Brown
Ben Jones
Chris Myers
Brandon Brooks
Derek Newton
Xavier Su'a-Filo
Tyson Clabo
Will Yeatman


DEFENSIVE LINE (6)
J.J. Watt
Jared Crick
Tim Jamison
Jeoffrey Pagan
Jerrell Powe
Louis Nix III

LINEBACKERS (8)
Jadeveon Clowney
Brian Cushing
Akeem Dent
Whitney Mercilus
Brooks Reed
Justin Tuggle
Max Bullough
Quentin Groves

CORNERBACKS (6)
Johnathan Joseph
Kareem Jackson
A.J. Bouye
Brandon Harris
Marcus Williams
Andre Hal

SAFETIES (5)
D.J. Swearinger
Chris Clemons
Kendrick Lewis
Lonnie Ballentine
Eddie Pleasant

SPECIALISTS (3)
Shane Lechler
Randy Bullock
Jon Weeks

Good list

I think Tarpinian makes it and am pretty sure EZ make the team. EZ has been lighting up TC. Harris may get cut and replaced by a WW CB claim.

Bester and Labhart on PS, although I would rather see Labhart on the final 53 over Martin. I'm tired of seeing Martin shy away from contact when the big boys come out to play.

Bubbajwp
08-05-2014, 12:13 AM
CB depth is scary.

badboy
08-05-2014, 12:32 AM
CB depth is scary.
Yes, I am hoping that Harris and Obouye have good seasons.
I'm mocking a corner in third round next year.

WolverineFan
08-05-2014, 12:01 PM
Good list

I think Tarpinian makes it and am pretty sure EZ make the team. EZ has been lighting up TC. Harris may get cut and replaced by a WW CB claim.

Bester and Labhart on PS, although I would rather see Labhart on the final 53 over Martin. I'm tired of seeing Martin shy away from contact when the big boys come out to play.

I like Tarpinian but I think the Dent acquisition takes him out. A rebuilding team is going to want to carry youngsters like Tuggle and Bullough which doesn't leave room for all the vets.

As for EZ. I really contemplated with him on there, but decided to leave him off. Would have him on practice squad. Reason is because his hype is all in-house so I don't think he would be snatched off the PS by another team. It would be safe to stash him as a reserve there.

As for Martin, I'm tired of him as well. Never was a fan of his and hated the draft pick when we made it. I don't think the FO will be giving up on him (or Harris) just quite yet though.

infantrycak
08-05-2014, 01:55 PM
As for Martin, I'm tired of him as well. Never was a fan of his and hated the draft pick when we made it. I don't think the FO will be giving up on him (or Harris) just quite yet though.

Other than this year's draft picks I don't think the FO has much stroke on the 53 especially at the back end. Nobody is over ruling OB if he wants to dump Harris or Martin.

HOU-TEX
08-05-2014, 02:17 PM
I could see as many as 5 players not currently on the team be on the opening day roster. The combination of the Texans waiver wire priority and weak back end of the roster should lead to a lot of turnover after the last round of cuts are announced.

I agree. Heck, it wouldn't surprise me if two of the five were in the Oline. Imo, our Oline depth is the worst in all our position groups.

Plus, Brooks being healthy and X winning the other G spot are big IFs too.

Playoffs
08-05-2014, 05:59 PM
Dave Zangaro ‏@DZangaro
Here's a look at the Texans' first unofficial depth chart.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BuTqcEDIAAA9vr8.png:large


Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock
What everyone is interested in, Kicking. Randy Bullock listed ahead of Chris Boswell on the depth chart. #Texans

Keshawn Martin is listed as DeAndre Hopkins backup. Don't buy it! Mike Thomas is 3rd behind Andre Johnson and DeVier Posey. #Texans

Will Yeatman is listed as the backup LT and Tyson Clabo as the backup RT. Matt Feiler is listed as 3rd string RT, despite playing mostly LT

Interesting to see that David Quessenberry is listed as the 3rd LT, despite being out with Illness. Answers the question on if he's an OT.

Jerrell Powe, Ricardo Mathews, Austin Brown, David Hunter the order of NTs with Nix still out. #Texans

Tim Jamison listed as backup RDE behind JJ Watt. Keith Browner backup LDE behind Crick. Pagan 3rd LDE, Warmsley 3rd RDE. #Texans

Brian Cushing is still on the active PUP and in parenthesis #Texans

Justin Tuggle (MIKE) & Jeff Tarpinian (WILL) starting ILBs. Bullough backup MIKE, Mohamed backup WILL. Dent 3rd WILL, Terrance Lloyd 3rd Mik

Keo backup SS behind DJ Swearinger and Eddie Pleasant 3rd string #Texans

Kendrick Lewis ahead of Chris Clemons at FS. Brandon Harris backup CB to Joseph at RCB, Bouye backup LCB behind Kareem. #Texans

Quentin Groves 3rd string JACK, Lawrence Sidbury 3rd string SAM #Texans

#Texans depth Chart: Brooks SOLB, Jadeveon Clowney JackOLB, Mercilus behind Clowney, Ankrah behind Reed

#Texans release unofficial depth chart: RBs - 2-Andre Brown, 3-Dennis Johnson & Tim Cornett 4-Alfred Blue & Jonathan Grimes

Number19
08-05-2014, 09:13 PM
What's the news on this Alex Kupper.

I know he was a walk-on at Louisville. A solid starter for them playing Center and left OT. A strong work ethic. Went undrafted. Was ranked so low among offensive linemen I find no draft profile. Was signed by the Texans and made it through until the final cuts when he was released. Resigned late in the season. I don't believe he had any playing time.

6'-3" and about 300 lbs.

With Brandon Brooks out, he's now #1 at RG on this first depth chart. I guess he's had a good camp, although his competition is not all that great.

To change the subject a bit, I'm a bit intrigued by this Sam Longo. Incredibly strong upper body strength. Decent arm length and hand size. His rep is that his strength is run blocking. It's going to be hard for him to catch up, coming in this late. But I'd like some camp updates from those of you who get to the practices. What chance has he in moving up the depth chart?

Playoffs
08-05-2014, 09:38 PM
Not hearing great things about Kupper. Longo, we'll see.

steelbtexan
08-05-2014, 10:05 PM
Myers on the Sirius NFL channel was talking about how good Kupper was looking. What was he supposed to say? I wonder how Kupper looks vs XSF?

Lucky
08-10-2014, 01:06 PM
I could see as many as 5 players not currently on the team be on the opening day roster. The combination of the Texans waiver wire priority and weak back end of the roster should lead to a lot of turnover after the last round of cuts are announced.
5 looks too low after last night's debacle. There are not 53 legit NFL players on this roster. The lackluster drafting over the past few years have left the Texans with little depth. It shows. A really good QB could mask some of these problems. Where can you get one of those?

Playoffs
08-10-2014, 01:12 PM
5 looks too low after last night's debacle. There are not 53 legit NFL players on this roster. The lackluster drafting over the past few years have left the Texans with little depth. It shows. A really good QB could mask some of these problems. Where can you get one of those?

Yeah, doing mock trades using that online tool I kept wanting about 8 more than the 11 picks we had. It was obvious to me then the roster turnover was going to be big.

I certainly think we'll be exercising our waiver wire option often as teams cut to 53.

Seegara
08-10-2014, 07:14 PM
DeAndre Hopkins doesn't run a good pass pattern. If he were where he's supposed to be occasionally, I wouldn't be so butt hurt. But he isn't, and I am.

Naija Texan
08-10-2014, 07:55 PM
Ironically despite all the talk about us having no depth at ILB, I think we do have some nice guys back there that could help a healthy Brian Cushing out.

I can't tell if the Offensive line is trash and that it is causing bad QB play or if the bad QB play is causing the offensive line to look like trash. There isn't a lot of solid depth behind Ben Jones, who actually seems more likely to be a starter now then the rookie Su'a Filo at LG.

I've been rooting for B. Harris since we drafted him but son is looking like he is going to play himself off the team with the penalties and bad mistakes, Bouye, Mack and Hal look far more solid which makes Harris expendable. Especially given how unsure I think we are at who among out safeties outside of Swearinger is capable of being quality.

DocBar
08-10-2014, 08:51 PM
Rick Smith is the only 2013 guy to be retained by 9-7-14. Texans still suck and no one knows why.

xtruroyaltyx
08-18-2014, 10:26 AM
(2) QB: Fitz, Savage
(3) RB: Foster, Grimes, Blue
(1) FB: Prosch
(4) TE: Graham, Fido, Griffin, Denham
(6) WR: Dre, Hop, Posey, Martin, Nwachuku, Mike Thomas
(4) OT: Brown, Newton, Clabo, Yeatman
(3) OG: Brooks, Jones, X
(2) C: Meyers, Farentz
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(4) DE: Watt, Crick, Pagan, Matthews
(2) NT: Nix, Powe
(4) OLB: Reed, Clowney, Ankrah, Groves
(4) ILB: Cush, Tuggle, Tarpinian, Bullough
(6) CB: Jo, Kjax, Bouye, Harris, Hal, Victorian
(5) S: Swag, Lewis, Clemons, Pleasant, Keo
25

K: Bullock
P: Lechler
LS: Weeks



Not sold on this at all....But it's early....

steelbtexan
08-18-2014, 11:25 AM
(2) QB: Fitz, Savage
(3) RB: Foster, Grimes, Blue
(1) FB: Prosch
(4) TE: Graham, Fido, Griffin, Denham
(6) WR: Dre, Hop, Posey, Martin, Nwachuku, Mike Thomas
(4) OT: Brown, Newton, Clabo, Yeatman
(3) OG: Brooks, Jones, X
(2) C: Meyers, Farentz
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(4) DE: Watt, Crick, Pagan, Matthews
(2) NT: Nix, Powe
(4) OLB: Reed, Clowney, Ankrah, Groves
(4) ILB: Cush, Tuggle, Tarpinian, Bullough
(6) CB: Jo, Kjax, Bouye, Harris, Hal, Victorian
(5) S: Swag, Lewis, Clemons, Pleasant, Keo
25

K: Bullock
P: Lechler
LS: Weeks



Not sold on this at all....But it's early....

Looks like there will be 3-4 WW pickups.

TheIronDuke
08-18-2014, 11:38 AM
One guy I know for sure is safe is Bullock unfortunately. How you gonna miss extra points?

HOU-TEX
08-18-2014, 11:51 AM
(2) QB: Fitz, Savage
(3) RB: Foster, Grimes, Blue
(1) FB: Prosch
(4) TE: Graham, Fido, Griffin, Denham
(6) WR: Dre, Hop, Posey, Martin, Nwachuku, Mike Thomas
(4) OT: Brown, Newton, Clabo, Yeatman
(3) OG: Brooks, Jones, X
(2) C: Meyers, Farentz
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(4) DE: Watt, Crick, Pagan, Matthews
(2) NT: Nix, Powe
(4) OLB: Reed, Clowney, Ankrah, Groves
(4) ILB: Cush, Tuggle, Tarpinian, Bullough
(6) CB: Jo, Kjax, Bouye, Harris, Hal, Victorian
(5) S: Swag, Lewis, Clemons, Pleasant, Keo
25

K: Bullock
P: Lechler
LS: Weeks



Not sold on this at all....But it's early....

Not a big fan of Mercilus, but I don't think we'd whack him yet. Groves isn't any better, imo

Playoffs
08-18-2014, 12:32 PM
Texans’ 53-man roster projection 2.0/Zangaro
Here we go:

QB (3): Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, Tom Savage

RB (3): Arian Foster, Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes

FB (1): Jay Prosch

WR (5): Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, DeVier Posey, Keshawn Martin, Mike Thomas

TE (3): Garrett Graham, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Ryan Griffin

OL (9): Duane Brown, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Chris Myers, Brandon Brooks, Will Yeatman, Derek Newton, Ben Jones, Alex Kupper, Tyson Clabo

P (1): Shane Lechler

K (1): Randy Bullock

LS (1): Jon Weeks

These three should be back for 2014. Bullock beats out Chris Boswell for the kicker job.

DL (7): J.J. Watt, Jared Crick, Louis Nix III, Ricardo Mathews, Tim Jamison, Jerrell Powe, Jeoffrey Pagan

OLB (4): Jadeveon Clowney, Brooks Reed, Whitney Mercilus, Jason Ankrah

ILB (5): Brian Cushing, Jeff Tarpinian, Mike Mohamed, Justin Tuggle, Max Bullough

CBs (5): Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Brandon Harris, Andre Hal, A.J. Bouye

S (4): D.J. Swearinger, Chris Clemons, Kendrick Lewis, Shiloh Keo


Commentary snipped: http://www.csnhouston.com/football-houston-texans/talk/snap-counts-texans-win-over-falcons

Hervoyel
08-18-2014, 12:48 PM
Texans’ 53-man roster projection 2.0/Zangaro
Here we go:


Commentary snipped: http://www.csnhouston.com/football-houston-texans/talk/snap-counts-texans-win-over-falcons

Looking at that I wish we could find a way to keep one more WR (maybe two). So much talent going to be sent packing at that position. Why can't we just kick Keo and Brandon Harris to the curb and keep Travis Labhart and EZ. We could just call them CB's.

Really, who would notice? If we get to where we have to put Keo and Harris on the field then the peanut vendor stands just as good a chance of altering the outcome as either one of those guys.

HOU-TEX
08-18-2014, 12:53 PM
I still don't think our #2 QB is currently on the roster. I think we'll have a new QB to fill the spot by the time week 1 rolls around. McGroin, Mallet or another QB that has been in a similar system.

Savage hasn't proven to be worthy of an NFL roster spot, much less a #2. Keenum shows a flash, then poops the bed.

DocBar
08-18-2014, 06:44 PM
:worthless: without pics of cheer leaders...just sayin.....

Always wanted to use that smiley! :D

Playoffs
08-18-2014, 06:59 PM
http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/images/smilies/worthless.gif without pics of cheer leaders...just sayin.....

We have cheerleader coverage: http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2369289#post2369289

EVOLVIST
08-24-2014, 02:46 AM
Texans’ 53-man roster projection 2.0/Zangaro
Here we go:


Commentary snipped: http://www.csnhouston.com/football-houston-texans/talk/snap-counts-texans-win-over-falcons

First, the dude only picked 52. I'll fix that for him and call our opening day roster (or does Q count against our 53?).

Offense:

QB (3): Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, Tom Savage

RB (3): Arian Foster, Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes

FB (1): Jay Prosch

WR (6): Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, DeVier Posey, Keshawn Martin, Mike Thomas, Travis Labhart

TE (3): Garrett Graham, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Ryan Griffin

OL (9): Duane Brown, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Chris Myers, Brandon Brooks, Will Yeatman, Derek Newton, Ben Jones, Alex Kupper, James Ferentz

P (1): Shane Lechler

K (1): Randy Bullock

LS (1): Jon Weeks

Defense:

DL (7): J.J. Watt, Jared Crick, Louis Nix III, Ricardo Mathews, Tim Jamison, Jerrell Powe, Jeoffrey Pagan

OLB (4): Jadeveon Clowney, Brooks Reed, Whitney Mercilus, Jason Ankrah

ILB (5): Brian Cushing, Jeff Tarpinian, Justin Tuggle, Max Bullough, Akeem Dent

CBs (5): Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Brandon Harris, Andre Hal, A.J. Bouye

S (4): D.J. Swearinger, Chris Clemons, Kendrick Lewis, Eddie Pleasant

We might be looking at keeping someone like Elbert Mack for a 6th DB, by dropping an ILB like Dent. Or, because our safeties are so horrible, perhaps adding Keo back in the mix at least gives us a Special Teams guy (see Eddie Pleasant).

You only need one swing tackle and that's Yeatman. If you don't want to add an extra safety or CB then you go with that 4th TE in Zach Potter, yet if you don't carry Potter there is always Anthony Denham to bring up from the practice squad because of an injury.

I see guys like Ballentine, Bester, Mike Farrell and EZ on the practice squad. Something similar to that PS roster. Pick 'em.

The Pencil Neck
08-24-2014, 03:12 AM
ILB (5): Brian Cushing, Jeff Tarpinian, Justin Tuggle, Max Bullough, Akeem Dent

I don't think Dent makes the team. Swap Mike Mohamed for Dent and I think you've got it.

A surprise cut could be Keshawn Martin.

EVOLVIST
08-24-2014, 04:05 AM
I don't think Dent makes the team. Swap Mike Mohamed for Dent and I think you've got it.

A surprise cut could be Keshawn Martin.

I'm calling Dent my surprise keeper. I mean, after Cushing, and even though I like Tarpinian, who else has any real meaningful NFL playing time on a yearly basis? Dent had what, 60+ tackles last year and perhaps a sack and some change? It's not like we can bank on Cush being healthy. He might be 100% the whole year, but if he isn't I want some vet experience at MLB.

I'm kinda not wanting to get rid of Quentin Groves, either. Do you think Pagan would be safe on the PS? Memories of Chris Jones dance through my head.

Brandon420tx
08-24-2014, 08:14 AM
My take

(3) QB: Fitz, Keenum Savage
(3) RB: Foster, Grimes, Blue
(1) FB: Prosch
(4) TE: Graham, Fido, Griffin, Denham
(6) WR: Dre, Hop, Posey, Nwachuku, Mike Thomas, Labhart
(4) OT: Brown, Newton, Yeatman, Clabo,
(3) OG: Brooks, Jones, X
(2) C: Meyers, Farentz
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(3) DE: Watt, Crick, Pagan,
(3) NT: Nix, Powe, R. Matthews
(4) OLB: Reed, Clowney, Mercilus, Sidbury
(4) ILB: Cush, Tuggle, Tarpinian, Bullough
(6) CB: Jo, Kjax, Bouye, Hal, Williams,Victorian
(4) S: Swag, Lewis, Clemons, Ballentine
24

K: Bullock
P: Lechler
LS: Weeks

EllisUnit
08-24-2014, 08:20 AM
My take

(3) QB: Fitz, Keenum Savage
(3) RB: Foster, Grimes, Blue
(1) FB: Prosch
(4) TE: Graham, Fido, Griffin
(6) WR: Dre, Hop, Posey, Nwachuku, Mike Thomas, Labhart
(4) OT: Brown, Newton, Yeatman, Clabo,
(3) OG: Brooks, Jones, X
(2) C: Meyers, Farentz
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(3) DE: Watt, Crick, Pagan,
(3) NT: Nix, Powe, R. Matthews
(4) OLB: Reed, Clowney, Mercilus, Sidbury
(4) ILB: Cush, Tuggle, Tarpinian, Bullough
(6) CB: Jo, Kjax, Bouye, Hal, Williams,Victorian
(4) S: Swag, Lewis, Clemons, Ballentine
24

K: Bullock
P: Lechler
LS: Weeks

I see us keeping 4 TEs on the roster since O'brien seems to use a bunch of TE sets.

Brandon420tx
08-24-2014, 08:21 AM
I took Denham off, but I thought I put him back on there. Let me fix it.

xtruroyaltyx
08-24-2014, 10:10 AM
Martin is making the team IMO. I think mike Thomas gets cut.

The wr's I'd keep are Dre, hop, posey, martin, labhart, lemon

OB called Martin the most improved player. And he has played well the last two games.

xtruroyaltyx
08-24-2014, 10:29 AM
(2) QB: Fitz, Savage
(3) RB: Foster, Grimes, Blue
(1) FB: Prosch
(4) TE: Graham, Fido, Griffin, Denham
(6) WR: Dre, Hop, Posey, Martin, Labhart, lemon
(4) OT: Brown, Newton, Clabo,yeat
(3) OG: Brooks, Jones, X
(2) C: Meyers, Ferentz
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(4) DE: Watt, Crick, Pagan, Jamison
(3) NT: Nix, Powe, R. Matthews
(4) OLB: Reed, Clowney, groves, waiver wire
(4) ILB: Cush, Tuggle, Tarpinian, Bullough
(6) CB: Jo, Kjax, Bouye, Hal, Mack, Victorian
(4) S: Swag, Lewis, Clemons, Pleasant
25

K: Bullock
P: Lechler
LS: Weeks[/QUOTE]

xtruroyaltyx
08-24-2014, 10:30 AM
Really, I'm having a hard time putting enough guys on the team. I think we will see a few wire pick ups.

EllisUnit
08-24-2014, 10:44 AM
(2) QB: Fitz, Savage
(3) RB: Foster, Grimes, Blue
(1) FB: Prosch
(4) TE: Graham, Fido, Griffin, Denham
(6) WR: Dre, Hop, Posey, Martin, Labhart, lemon
(4) OT: Brown, Newton, Clabo,yeat
(3) OG: Brooks, Jones, X
(2) C: Meyers, Ferentz
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(4) DE: Watt, Crick, Pagan, Jamison
(3) NT: Nix, Powe, R. Matthews
(4) OLB: Reed, Clowney, groves, waiver wire
(4) ILB: Cush, Tuggle, Tarpinian, Bullough
(6) CB: Jo, Kjax, Bouye, Hal, Mack, Victorian
(4) S: Swag, Lewis, Clemons, Pleasant
25

K: Bullock
P: Lechler
LS: Weeks[/QUOTE]

I really like Fido. Dude lokks like Gronk when he plays, plus i think he has an unseen speed.

Number19
08-24-2014, 11:03 AM
I'm seeing more than a few people projecting only three OG's on the final roster; and Ferentz making the squad.

Ferentz has been seeing a lot of playing time and has performed OK; but can only play this one position. Jones can play center and took a few snaps there last night. Ferentz is a good candidate for the practice squad.

This opens up a spot for another OG. Also, both Clabo and Yeatman have not shown much in camp. This would be an ideal position to improve from the waiver wire after final cuts.

On another note, it was was mentioned on the pre-game show that the Texans have first pick off the waiver wire only once. We then move to the bottom of the list. So we have to get this pick right.

After last nights performance, I'd be looking at the QB's, but I wouldn't reach. I think an OT or a defensive back would upgrade the team more, if the right player is available.

Playoffs
08-24-2014, 11:41 AM
On the chance of three quarterbacks making the cut (http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/Quotes-Texans-beat-Broncos-/de6377ef-6be4-4c93-8763-0db144f8085c)
“There’s a good chance that we would carry three. There’s a good chance for that.”

The Pencil Neck
08-24-2014, 12:50 PM
I'm calling Dent my surprise keeper. I mean, after Cushing, and even though I like Tarpinian, who else has any real meaningful NFL playing time on a yearly basis? Dent had what, 60+ tackles last year and perhaps a sack and some change? It's not like we can bank on Cush being healthy. He might be 100% the whole year, but if he isn't I want some vet experience at MLB.

I'm kinda not wanting to get rid of Quentin Groves, either. Do you think Pagan would be safe on the PS? Memories of Chris Jones dance through my head.

Groves is a tough cut, but I don't think he's making the team.

And I can't see us ditching Pagan just yet. Like you said, Chris Jones... part II if we do that. I think he's got a lot of upside. Another guy who's been looking pretty good is Warmsley. He's been getting a lot of time with the 2's.

JCTexan
08-24-2014, 01:19 PM
I'm seeing more than a few people projecting only three OG's on the final roster; and Ferentz making the squad.

Ferentz has been seeing a lot of playing time and has performed OK; but can only play this one position. Jones can play center and took a few snaps there last night. Ferentz is a good candidate for the practice squad.

This opens up a spot for another OG. Also, both Clabo and Yeatman have not shown much in camp. This would be an ideal position to improve from the waiver wire after final cuts.

On another note, it was was mentioned on the pre-game show that the Texans have first pick off the waiver wire only once. We then move to the bottom of the list. So we have to get this pick right.

After last nights performance, I'd be looking at the QB's, but I wouldn't reach. I think an OT or a defensive back would upgrade the team more, if the right player is available.

I think he's performed better than ok. With Myers out Ferentz has been playing with the 1st team, against the other teams first team and he hasn't even been mentioned, which is what you want.. For an UDFA rookie I would say he's played pretty good so far.

EllisUnit
08-24-2014, 01:25 PM
I think he's performed better than ok. With Myers out Ferentz has been playing with the 1st team, against the other teams first team and he hasn't even been mentioned, which is what you want.. For an UDFA rookie I would say he's played pretty good so far.

i agree, i have seen no miss snaps from under center or from the shot gun with him. Plus he looks good i pass protection as well. I like the kid.

The Pencil Neck
08-24-2014, 02:03 PM
I think he's performed better than ok. With Myers out Ferentz has been playing with the 1st team, against the other teams first team and he hasn't even been mentioned, which is what you want.. For an UDFA rookie I would say he's played pretty good so far.

Last night, Jones started off as the center with the ones and then he moved aside and Ferentz took over. I didn't notice at what point that happened, though.

JCTexan
08-24-2014, 02:08 PM
Last night, Jones started off as the center with the ones and then he moved aside and Ferentz took over. I didn't notice at what point that happened, though.

Really? I thought the starting O-line was Jones-Ferentz-Brooks..

The Pencil Neck
08-24-2014, 03:27 PM
Really? I thought the starting O-line was Jones-Ferentz-Brooks..

You are right.

I went back and checked and the starting interior was Jones-Ferentz-Brooks.

I thought I saw Jones playing there last night. Someone must have doctored the video since then...

:vincepalm:

dsorc
08-24-2014, 04:42 PM
You are right.

I went back and checked and the starting interior was Jones-Ferentz-Brooks.

I thought I saw Jones playing there last night. Someone must have doctored the video since then...

:vincepalm:

After one or two drives, they switched to X-Jones-Brooks. Then I think Jones went off when Brown went off giving Newton-X-Ferentz-Brooks-Clabo.

EVOLVIST
08-24-2014, 04:46 PM
I'm seeing more than a few people projecting only three OG's on the final roster; and Ferentz making the squad.

Ferentz has been seeing a lot of playing time and has performed OK; but can only play this one position. Jones can play center and took a few snaps there last night. Ferentz is a good candidate for the practice squad.

This opens up a spot for another OG. Also, both Clabo and Yeatman have not shown much in camp. This would be an ideal position to improve from the waiver wire after final cuts.

On another note, it was was mentioned on the pre-game show that the Texans have first pick off the waiver wire only once. We then move to the bottom of the list. So we have to get this pick right.

After last nights performance, I'd be looking at the QB's, but I wouldn't reach. I think an OT or a defensive back would upgrade the team more, if the right player is available.

The rationale is that you can always pull a guard from the PS if one of our guards goes out, but if Chris Meyers goes down, you don't want to pull Ben Jones from his guard position. You'd want to keep that solidarity there. I would say you'd want that extra center on roster and plug-n-play. I'm afraid that if Ferentz is on the PS someone is going to pick him up. We lucked into him. All of this is assuming that X is only playing bit rolls until he works his way in and/or that Brooks just isn't ready...because X isn't exactly ready, either.

What OG are you going to elevate the 53, then, who has looked good at all? I only see a pedestrian Alex Kupper.

But yeah, I would hope the waiver wire would net us an upgrade in tackle.

The way I see it, we have three position groups that are hurting the team: Offensive Line, Safeties and QBs. The rest of our roster is damn good, though...even great!

Playoffs
08-25-2014, 01:52 PM
New depth chart for Thursday...

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bv5tJhfIYAAhI6K.png
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bv5tJhfIYAAhI6K.png

Brisco_County
08-25-2014, 01:58 PM
Su'a Filo's progress is concerning.

xtruroyaltyx
08-25-2014, 02:16 PM
Su'a Filo's progress is concerning.

His pass blocking is scary at times. Needs a whole lot of work there.

Playoffs
08-30-2014, 01:01 PM
Offense (24)
QBs (3): Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum, Tom Savage

RBs (4): Arian Foster, Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes, Ronnie Brown

WRs (5): Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, DeVier Posey, Mike Thomas, Keshawn Martin

FB (1): Jay Prosch

TEs (3): Garrett Graham, C.J. Fiedorowicz, Ryan Griffin

OL (8): Duane Brown, Xavier Su'a-Filo, Ben Jones, Chris Myers, Brandon Brooks, Derek Newton, Tyson Clabo, Will Yeatman

Defense (26)
DL (6): J.J. Watt, Jerrell Powe, Tim Jamison, Jared Crick, Louis Nix III, Jeoffrey Pagan

OLB (4): Brooks Reed, Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus, Jason Ankrah

ILB (5): Brian Cushing, Mike Mohamed, Jeff Tarpinian, Justin Tuggle, Akeem Dent

CBs (6): Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, A.J. Bouye, Josh Victorian, Andre Hal, Elbert Mack

S (5): Kendrick Lewis, D.J. Swearinger, Shiloh Keo, Eddie Pleasant, Chris Clemons

Specialists (3)
K (1): Randy Bullock

P (1): Shane Lechler

LS (1): Jon Weeks

3 Savage, Tom QB 6-4 228 24 0 Pittsburgh
4 Bullock, Randy K 5-9 206 24 3 Texas A&M
7 Keenum, Case QB 6-1 205 26 3 Houston
9 Lechler, Shane P 6-2 237 38 15 Texas A&M
10 Hopkins, DeAndre WR 6-1 207 22 2 Clemson
11 Posey, DeVier WR 6-1 210 24 3 Ohio State
14 Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB 6-2 223 31 10 Harvard

20 Clemons, Chris SS 6-1 214 28 6 Clemson
21 Lewis, Kendrick FS 6-0 198 26 5 Mississippi
22 Brown, Ronnie RB 6-1 223 32 9 Auburn
23 Foster, Arian RB 6-1 227 28 5 Tennessee
24 Joseph, Johnathan CB 5-11 188 30 9 South Carolina
25 Jackson, Kareem DB 5-10 188 26 5 Alabama
27 Victorian, Josh CB 5-10 190 26 2 Louisiana Tech
31 Keo, Shiloh S 5-11 208 26 4 Idaho
34 Bouye, A.J. CB 6-0 191 23 2 Central Florida
35 Pleasant, Eddie SAF 5-10 210 25 2 Oregon
36 Swearinger, D.J. SS 5-10 208 22 2 South Carolina
38 Hal, Andre DB 5-10 188 22 0 Vanderbilt
41 Grimes, Jonathan RB 5-10 209 24 2 William & Mary
43 Mack, Elbert CB 5-10 175 28 6 Troy
44 Blue, Alfred RB 6-2 222 23 0 LSU
45 Prosch, Jay FB 6-1 256 22 0 Auburn
46 Weeks, Jon LS 5-10 246 28 5 Baylor

50 Dent, Akeem MLB 6-1 239 26 4 Georgia
52 Tarpinian, Jeff LB 6-3 240 26 4 Iowa
54 Mohamed, Mike LB 6-3 238 26 3 California
55 Myers, Chris C 6-4 286 32 10 Miami (Fla.)
56 Cushing, Brian ILB 6-3 249 27 6 Southern California
57 Tuggle, Justin LB 6-0 247 24 2 Kansas State
58 Reed, Brooks OLB 6-3 254 27 4 Arizona
59 Mercilus, Whitney LB 6-4 258 24 3 Illinois
60 Jones, Ben C 6-3 308 25 3 Georgia
65 Ankrah, Jason LB 6-3 262 23 0 Nebraska
69 Clabo, Tyson T 6-6 315 32 9 Wake Forest

70 Su'a-Filo, Xavier OG 6-4 307 23 0 UCLA
73 Yeatman, Will T 6-6 315 26 4 Maryland
75 Newton, Derek T 6-6 313 26 4 Arkansas State
76 Brown, Duane T 6-4 303 29 7 Virginia Tech
79 Brooks, Brandon G 6-5 335 25 3 Miami (Ohio)

80 Johnson, Andre WR 6-3 230 33 12 Miami (Fla.)
82 Martin, Keshawn WR 5-11 194 24 3 Michigan State
84 Griffin, Ryan TE 6-6 254 24 2 Connecticut
87 Fiedorowicz, C.J. TE 6-5 265 22 0 Iowa
88 Graham, Garrett TE 6-3 243 28 4 Wisconsin
89 Thomas, Mike WR 5-8 198 27 6 Arizona

90 Clowney, Jadeveon LB 6-5 266 21 0 South Carolina
92 Nix, Louis DT 6-2 331 23 0 Notre Dame
93 Crick, Jared DE 6-4 285 25 3 Nebraska
95 Powe, Jerrell NT 6-2 331 27 3 Mississippi
96 Jamison, Tim DE 6-3 287 28 6 Michigan
97 Pagan, Jeoffrey DE 6-3 310 21 0 Alabama
99 Watt, J.J. DE 6-5 289 25 4 Wisconsin

Playoffs
08-30-2014, 01:17 PM
Seeing a lot of room for improvement on this roster, with some options on the waiver wire.

Will be interesting to watch -- Texans FO doesn't sleep for a day or two.