Getting down to 80 or Who gets the Turk?

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  1. kiwitexansfan

    kiwitexansfan Site Contributor

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    Just been messing around with the roster trying to figure out who won't be there at Training Camp.

    Going off the roster on HT.com, they need to axe another 5 guys.

    I'm guessing the break down will look something like this....

    QB 4
    RB 5
    FB 3
    TE 4
    WR 9
    T 6
    G 6
    C 4
    DE 6
    DT 6
    LB 9
    CB 8
    S 7
    P 1
    K 1
    LS 1

    This means that they will need to cut these guys to make the roster limit...

    Robinson, DelJuan DT
    Long, Gabe * DT
    McCoy, LeRon WR
    Simmons, Mark WR
    Cox, Curome S

    Overall looking at our team 80 deep, we have some serious depth of talent on board this year. Hate to think how tough the cut down to 53 will be.

    Anyone else want to take a crack at how the Texans get down to 80?
     
  2. Lucky

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    I've heard on the local sports radio stations that McCoy is a favorite among the coaches. His ability to play special teams puts him in the mix for the #5 WR spot. I'm thinking the UDFA Jenkins or the recently signed Tim Carter might be on the bubble for the 80 man roster.

    With Bulman taking snaps at DE, cutting both Long and DelJuan Robinson would leave the Texans with just 5 DTs (Okoye, TJ, Okam, Maddox, Zgonina). I think one of the fringe DEs (Nading & Powell) might hear from the turk. Maybe both, if something happens with Colvin prior to camp.

    Edit: If the Texans do release Charles Spencer, they could still get to 6 OTs for camp by moving Scott Jackson. Jackson filled in at tackle for much of camp last year, after Brandon Frye suffered the high ankle sprain. Chris White could move from Center to Guard, and may have taken reps there in OTAs.
     
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    zgonina is so gone. he's 700 years old. thats too old to play football.
     
  4. Specnatz

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    1. Jeff Zgonina - DT
    2. Mark Simmons - WR
    3. Curome Cox - S
    4. Kevis Coley - LB
     
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    You guys are cutting Curome Cox but he played a TON for us last season on ST. I'm not so sure he's gone... even with the glut of safeties we have.
     
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    Speaking of Turk, have any punters been brought in?
     
  7. kiwitexansfan

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    Every year there is a unknown guy that the coaches are really high on and they end up cut or on the practice squad, I'll believe it when I see it.

    I think that they will keep as many DE's as they can in an effort to find a diamond in the rough. I think that DE is probably our weakest position by far. In comparison I think all the DT we have on the roster are quality contributors.
     
  8. kiwitexansfan

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    The reason I cut Cox is that I figure that the rest of the safeties on the roster at the moment have the potential to start in this league. Cox I think is not of that quality.

    Surely it is easier to manufacture a specials teams contributor than it is a potential starting safety?
     


  9. kiwitexansfan

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    None on the roster at this stage, Turk did a better job than Stanley had.

    I don't envy the job of a punter, you only get one or two plays to look good, if you mess up once it taints you so badly in the eyes of the fans. Same with kickers and long snappers.

    At least in other positions you get dozens of plays and you aren't always the sole focus of attention.
     
  10. Lucky

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    The point is that they'll need at least one of these DTs you're cutting to take reps in camp. Without a rash of injuries, Long and DelJuan Robinson have a microscopic chance of making the team. But, they can't wear out Amobi and the other DTs taking all the snaps in camp. They'll need one of them just to get through two-a-days. Unless they plan on moving Bulman back to DT full time.
     
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    I'll be surprised if Cox does not get at least a few days @ TC.
     
  12. TexanBacker93

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    That's one of the downsides to a smaller camp roster. The coaches have commented that they won't have the luxury of brining in extra kickers to compete for jobs. You need those roster spots for everydown type players.
     
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    I'm wondering if they do two a days this year. I've heard some teams are looking at making a change there with the reduced roster. It's going to be interesting.
     
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    I don't think they're going to get rid of Cox. He's too valuable on ST. Probably, they'll take a look at our pile of guys and get rid of one of the "potential starting calibre" guys.
     
  15. A Texan

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    I think DelJuan Robinson may get another shot. I remember him looking real good last year in that final preseason game and I thought he might make the 53. He didn't, but they put him on the practice squad and later called him up.
     
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    I don't know if he makes the team or not, but I don't think you can gauge a player in the final pre-season game. That game is mainly for 8th stringers. :cool:
     
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    Yeah, but there were several guys they were really liking during camp: Deljuan, Scott Jackson, Harry Williams, and David Anderson. Those guys are all probably good candidates for the 80 man roster if they've been working out and keeping themselves ready.
     
  18. threetoedpete

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    Well someone's gotta go. Still need six to get the roster legal.

    http://www.houstontexans.com/team/Roster.html

    I'm counting 85 on the current roster.


    2008 HOUSTON TEXANS

    # Player Name Pos HT WT College NFL season
    1. 45 Abbate, Jon FB 5-11 245 Wake Forest 2nd
    2. 52 Adibi, Xavier * LB 6-1 236 Virginia Tech 1st
    3. 89 Anderson, David WR 5-10 194 Colorado State 3rd
    4. 34 Barber, Dominique * S 6-0 210 Minnesota 1st
    5. 32 Bennett, Fred CB 6-0 197 South Carolina 2nd
    6. 57 Bentley, Kevin LB 6-0 238 Northwestern 7th
    7. 7 Boyd, Shane QB 6-1 232 Kentucky 2nd
    8. 10 Brink, Alex * QB 6-2 212 Washington State 1st
    9. 65 Brisiel, Mike G 6-5 300 Colorado State 2nd
    10. 24 Brown, C.C. S 6-0 208 Louisiana-Lafayette 4th
    11. 22 Brown, Chris RB 6-3 220 Colorado 6th
    12. 76 Brown, Duane * T 6-4 308 Virginia Tech 1st
    13. 33 Brown, Kris K 5-11 206 Nebraska 10th
    14, 87 Bruener, Mark TE 6-4 260 Washington 14th
    15. 93 Bulman, Tim DT 6-4 292 Boston College 4th
    16. 78 Butler, Rashad T 6-4 293 Miami (Fla.) 3rd
    17. 16 Carter, Tim WR 6-0 187 Auburn 7th
    18. 96 Cochran, Earl DE 6-5 284 Alabama State 4th
    19 53 Coley, Kevis LB 6-1 228 Southern Mississippi 2nd
    20. 43 Cook, Jameel FB 5-10 237 Illinois 8th
    21. 40 Cox, Curome S 6-1 204 Maryland 4th
    22. 81 Daniels, Owen TE 6-3 247 Wisconsin 3rd
    23. 11 Davis, André WR 6-1 195 Virginia Tech 7th
    24. 47 Demps, Will S 6-0 208 San Diego State 7th
    25. 54 Diles, Zac LB 6-0 240 Kansas State 2nd
    26. 85 Dreessen, Joel TE 6-4 260 Colorado State 3rd
    27. 26 Earl, Glenn SS 6-1 215 Notre Dame 5th
    28. 50 Eslinger, Greg C 6-3 292 Minnesota 2nd
    29. 38 Faggins, Demarcus CB 5-10 178 Kansas State 7th
    30. 58 Fenton, Mark C 6-4 295 Colorado 1st
    31. 25 Ferguson, Nick S 5-10 201 Georgia Tech 10th
    32. 21 Fletcher, Jamar CB 5-10 180 Wisconsin 8th
    33. 75 Frye, Brandon T 6-4 302 Virginia Tech 2nd
    34. 30 Green, Ahman RB 6-0 218 Nebraska 11th
    35. 56 Greenwood, Morlon LB 6-0 238 Syracuse 8th
    36. 82 Grice-Mullen, Ryan * WR 5-10 187 Hawaii 1st
    37. 31 Harrison, Brandon S 6-2 215 Stanford 2nd
    38. 62 Jackson, Scott G 6-4 302 Brigham Young 4th
    39. 84 Jenkins, Darnell * WR 5-10 188 Miami 1st
    40. 80 Johnson, Andre WR 6-3 223 Miami (FL) 6th
    41. 99 Johnson, Travis NT 6-3 303 Florida State 4th
    42. 12 Jones, Jacoby WR 6-2 207 Lane College 2nd
    43. 94 Kalu, N.D. DE 6-3 257 Rice 12th
    43. 88 Krause, Ryan TE 6-3 244 Nebraska-Omaha 4th
    44. 44 Leach, Vonta FB 6-0 253 East Carolina 5th
    45. 67 Long, Gabe * DT 6-3 290 Utah 1st
    46. 95 Maddox, Anthony DT 6-1 305 Delta State 5th
    47. 17 McCoy, LeRon WR 6-1 219 Indiana (Pa.) 3rd
    48. 42 Mitchell, Brandon S 6-3 215 Ohio State 2nd
    49. 60 Moffitt, Ben * LB 6-2 245 South Florida 1st
    50. 28 Molden, Antwaun * CB 6-0 198 E. Kentucky 1st
    51. 55 Myers, Chris C 6-4 293 Miami (Fla.) 4th
    52. 72 Nading, Jesse * DE 6-5 258 Colorado State 1st
    53. 79 Okam, Frank * DT 6-4 322 Texas 1st
    54. 91 Okoye, Amobi DT 6-2 302 Louisville 2nd
    55. 48 Pittman, Bryan LS 6-3 265 Washington 6th
    56. 69 Pitts, Chester G/T 6-4 322 San Diego State 6th
    57. 97 Powell, Eric DE 6-3 268 Florida State 2nd
    58. 35 Reeves, Jacques CB 5-11 192 Purdue 5th
    59. 61 Richardson, Marcus * LB 6-3 225 Troy 1st
    60. 29 Roberson, Derrick CB 5-10 185 Rutgers 2nd
    61. 66 Robinson, DelJuan DT 6-3 296 Mississippi St. 2nd
    62. PUP 23 Robinson, Dunta CB 5-10 184 South Carolina 5th
    63. 18 Rosenfels, Sage QB 6-4 224 Iowa State 8th
    64. 59 Ryans, DeMeco LB 6-1 250 Alabama 3rd
    65. 74 Salaam, Ephraim T 6-7 302 San Diego State 11th
    66. 8 Schaub, Matt QB 6-5 234 Virginia 5th
    67. 13 Simmons, Mark WR 5-10 187 Kansas 2nd
    68. 20 Slaton, Steve * RB 5-9 197 West Virginia 1st
    69. 77 Spencer, Charles T 6-4 337 Pittsburgh 3rd
    70. 68 Stevenson, Dan G 6-5 300 Notre Dame 2nd
    71. 64 Studdard, Kasey G 6-2 303 Texas 2nd
    72. 27 Taylor, Chris RB 5-11 220 Indiana 3rd
    73. 51 Thompson, Chaun LB 6-2 255 West Texas A&M 6th
    74. 1 Turk, Matt P 6-5 240 Wis.-Whitewater 15th
    75. 37 Walker, Darius RB 5-11 205 Notre Dame 2nd
    76. 83 Walter, Kevin WR 6-3 214 Eastern Michigan 6th
    77. 70 Weary, Fred G 6-4 308 Tennessee 6th
    78. 98 Weaver, Anthony DE 6-3 280 Notre Dame 7th
    79. 63 White, Chris C 6-2 285 Southern Miss. 4th
    80. 86 Williams, Harry WR 6-2 186 Tuskegee 3rd
    81. 41 Williams, Jimmy CB 5-11 190 Vanderbilt 7th
    82. 90 Williams, Mario DE 6-7 291 N.C. State 3rd
    83. 73 Winston, Eric T 6-7 310 Miami (FL) 3rd
    84. 92 Zgonina, Jeff DT 6-2 290 Purdue
     
  19. BornOrange

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    That looks like 84 to me.
     
  20. threetoedpete

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    where are you gonna put the new rush LB they are courting ?

    did my job got y'all one away, 73, from making the first mandatory cut in august.
     

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