Join Date: Apr 2008
Re: Post Draft Roster
Quarterback: Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, Case Keenum
Runningback: Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Cierre Wood
The Texans go with Cierre Wood here to replace Ben Tate in 2014. Wood has been a good addition to the team at a bargain basement price via the free agent market. Considered a draftable Wood has shown some positive signs to make a good start to a career in Houston. There is still preseason games to be played, but Wood has a strangle hold on the 3rd running back spot.
Fullback: Greg Jones
Most underrated signing for the Texans this off-season, Jones will make a big difference for this offense.
Tight End: Owen Daniels, Garrett Graham, Ryan Griffin
The youth of the Texans at the position are in place with Garrett Graham and Ryan Griffin. Owen Daniels is still a top offensive weapon for the Texans and this year could be a big season for the 8 year veteran, and possibly one of his last.
Wide Receiver: Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, Keshawn Martin, Lestar Jean, Alan Bonner
The strongest wide receiving group top to bottom the Texans have ever assembled and this is without the injured DeVier Posey. With the addition of DeAndre Hopkins the combinations the Texans can put on the field personnel wise will be fun to watch for the upcoming season. Rookie wide receiver Alan Bonner and second year Keshawn Martin are two to watch for the offense, both have shown some signs of making the offense more explosive.
Offensive Tackles: Duane Brown, Derek Newton, David Quessenberry, Brennan Williams
Derek Newton and rookie Brennan Williams should both be healthy during training camp and ease some minds on the right tackle situation. If they are not healthy or have a set back, expect the Texans to keep Ryan Harris and use rookie David Quessenberry at right tackle to fill the void. If both Newton and Williams can remain healthy expect a rotation at right tackle for the second season in a row.
Offensive Guards: Wade Smith, Ben Jones, Brandon Brooks, Cody White
Center: Chris Myers
Still one of the best in the business, and this season should be no different.
PUP: DeVier Posey
Defensive End: J.J. Watt, Antonio Smith, Jared Crick, Tim Jamison, Delano Johnson
Nose Tackle: Earl Mitchell, Terrell McClain
Terrell McClain looks good in in the small sample size and has the versatility to also help at defensive end. He looks exactly like what the defense looks for in nose tackles, a quick 300 lbs. body that can play low. Right now he has the edge heading into training camp over drafted rookie Chris Jones and second year player David Hunter.
Outside Linebacker: Brooks Reed, Whitney Mercilus, Bryan Braman, Sam Montgomery, Trevardo Williams
A new look position group that is much faster than last year’s group. Brooks Reed needs to stay on the edge for the Texans to give the defense an edge presence that knows how to play the run. Reed will also have the versatility to be used on the inside if needed. The defense will be much faster on the field with Whitney Mericlus, Sam Montgomery and Trevardo Williams. This will be a new trait that the defense did not have last season with starters Connor Barwin and Reed.
Inside Linebackers: Brian Cushing, Darryl Sharpton, Tim Dobbins, Cameron Collins
Cornerback: Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Brice McCain, Brandon Harris, Roc Carmichael, A.J. Bouye
The deepest position group for the Texans and they are a seasoned group. Very little turnover is expected from last season, just expect the addition of another young player in A.J. Bouye. Bouye has been impressive for the Texans in the early part of the off-season and he will have time to develop behind the veteran group.
Safety: Ed Reed, Danieal Manning, D.J. Swearinger, Shiloh Keo
Kicker: Randy Bullock
Punter: Shane Lechler
Long Snapper: Jon Weeks