Texans need to cut 5 players to make room for draft picks

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  1. beerlover

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    Another fine piece from examiner blogger AJ Burge - http://www.examiner.com/x-778-Houst...-make-room-for-draft-picks?cid=examiner-email

    his list seems fair, although I'm hoping Texans stash Sheehan & Polk on PS.

    London Crawford, WR
    Kristian Matte, OG
    Tyler Sheehan, QB
    Mitch Unrein, DE
    Malcolm Sheppard, DT
    Pierre Singfield, CB
    Pannel Egboh, DE
    Adam Ulatoski, OT
    Nick Polk, S
    Jack Corcoran, FB
    Jonathan Weeks, LS
     
  2. ChampionTexan

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    Keep in mind that there isn't a PS until after final cuts, but if they deem any of these guys as worthy of the PS, they will make it through until final cuts.
     
  3. Lucky

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    The Texans currently have 10 LBs on the roster. It will be difficult to get reps for that many, so I would guess one of the following would be on the hot seat:

    Darrell Bing - Strictly a Will
    Will Patterson - UDFA
    Isiah Greenhouse - UDFA

    If the Texans choose to go with only 3 QBs in camp, a decision between Sheenhan (UDFA) and Booty (less upside, more experienced) would be made.

    With 7 OTs on the roster, one of these UDFAs will likely be released prior to camp:

    Adam Ulatoski - Played both sides at UT
    Cole Pemberton - Former Colorado State Ram (so he has that going for him)
    Steve Maneri - TE conversion project (they love those guys)

    8 DEs currently on the roster. Egboh and/or Unrein seem the likely choices to not see training camp.

    The Texans only have one additional FB on the roster (Corcoran) to relieve Leach. I can't see him being released prior to camp, unless they pickup another FB.
     
  4. beerlover

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    what's Casey's status? seems he is always getting banged up but FB was supposed to be an option for him (listed 2nd on depth chart).
     
  5. Lucky

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    I think he tweaked a knee. Even if he's healthy for camp, the Texans are thin at TE with Daniels, Dreessen an Hill banged up. They'll need a FB at camp to go with Leach (ala Boomer Grigsby last year).
     
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    He tweaked his groin.
     
  7. beerlover

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    Owen is going remain #1 TE w/Garrett Graham is understudy which spells trouble for Casey. Dreessen is strongside starting TE w/Anthony Hill his understudy. so unless things change Casey will be in a fight to back-up Leach, I can't see them going more than 5 deep @ TE position.
     
  8. aj.

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    I kept Greenhouse over Corcoran because Ike can play fullback and from reports, he's a special teams demon. Who knows.... and no one will care come August. There's not much to talk about.
     
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    The Texans did a nice job with UDFAs this year, in my opinion. There are a handful of guys I am pretty excited about.

    Greenhouse is a guy I asked my friend for tape on during the draft season because I heard about his beastfullness on special teams. Words really cant do him justice: the man is crazy (in the good way). He has a shot to stick on the 53 because of that, and his ability to backup LB and FB.

    Maneri I had as a blocking TE, but the coached moved him to OT. We will see, but if he can put on the weight, I could see him making the PS.

    Mitch Unrein, DE from Wyoming, is a player to keep an eye on. Not really a weight room specimen, but plays the game hard. A blue collar kind of player, really good at anchoring against the run, but struggles to rush the passer from the outside. I heard he is up to 300 pounds, so they might be looking at moving him to DT. If Unrein carries the extra weight well, he should have an above average first step for a DT, and could probably get a decent push up the middle.

    Polk is a FS project. WR hands, but not really physical. Still, I had him graded out to the 6th round.
     
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    isn't NW State the same team which lost to UH 55-7? I didn't see anything positive for him or anyone else wearing white & black that day. I think both Greenhouse & Corcoran are just camp bodies.

    just throwing this out but you know there is a Colorado State connection, hence Cole Pemberton, 6'7" 316 OT very tall, angular specimen with long wingspan. could make the PS as a developmental swing tackle.
     
  11. CTWade

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    I didn't know any of these guys were even on the team. Learn something new everyday.
     
  12. aj.

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    That's why you don't see him on my cut list.
     
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    Where is said cut list?
     
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    In the OP, and the linked article.
     
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    Re-reading your article and taking another look at your at risk players, these would be my cuts:

    London Crawford, WR, Arkansas

    Reason: The team is stacked at receiver already. Dickerson will serve as our developmental player at the position, with Johnson, Jones, Walter getting a majority of playing time, with Anderson, Martinez and Davis competing for the remaining spot(s) at receiver.

    Malcolm Sheppard, DT/DE, Arkansas

    Reason: A DE/DT tweener is going to be cut before camp, and it is going to come from the 3 you mentioned, Sheppard, Pannel Egboh (Stanford- 2009 PS) or Mitch Unrein (Wyoming). As stated in an above post, I think Unrein makes the PS. He has enough athleticism, and hustles on every play. Between Sheppard and Egboh, Sheppard did play in a better conference, but Egboh has a year of experience in the system, and has the edge athletically.

    Adam Ulatoski, OT, Texas

    Reason: Again, a player from this position has to be cut. Ulatoski is the least impressive OT on the roster, and is both too tall and too weak to make the switch to OG.

    The cuts get harder after those first 3...

    Pierre Singfield, CB, Arizona State

    Reason: Once again, its about position depth. The Texans have a great problem, that being a plethora of young corners. Add in the first round pick to the likes of Quinn, McCain, Reeves, McMannis, and Molden, and they are pretty set at the corner position.

    And even harder to find the final cut. I am actually going to split from your list (even though I readily admit that you are far wiser than I), and cut

    John David Booty, QB, USC

    Reason: Between Sheehan and Booty, I like Sheehan for this offense better.
     
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    Thats an "at risk" list, as aj states that 5 need to be cut for the rookies. More will be cut later, but just to make room for the drafted guys, 5 need to go.
     
  17. ChampionTexan

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    And just to clarify a bit more, these are cuts that will need to be made as we sign the currently unsigned draft picks. None are necessary at this moment.
     
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    If Casey is not a significant contributor this season, I will be even more upset he was selected over running backs in the draft.
     
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    Honestly, I do not think OD is in the Texans definite long term plans at TE...

    If he does not come back and show that he is capable of playing like he did pre-injury then I think we may let him go...

    Honestly, I would not be surprised if they traded him before the season started.

    He has a injury history with his knee, and I think that the Texans can get high production from that position with or without Owen Daniels.

    If it were me, I would probably trade OD for a good DT
     
  20. GuerillaBlack

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    People say that about our offense, but I think having Owen Daniels in there opens it up so much more. He was Schaub's safety net before getting injured, and his skill set is better than any TE we have on the roster. I think our season could have ended up with a few extra Ws if OD was healthy.
     

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