We’re almost there Houston Texans fans.
The NFL season is upon us and preparation are underway to mold this team into a winner.
I’m positive that we’ll shatter any expectations that this team will underachieve and not be competitive, we have too much talent on this roster to do that.
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From top to bottom, we have guys that have impressed us throughout the season and although there are some questions at some positions as far as performance on the field (i.e. quarterback, running back, special teams) this team is primed for nice run.
It will be interesting to see how far this team goes without one of their main guns in Arian Foster.
The hardest part of the preseason is at the end when we see some of our favorite players get the axe from the roster.
They’re good but not great enough to make the cut.
It’s a business and these players understand that not everyone will make the final 53-man roster.
Some will have other opportunities to play professionally, some will go into other avenues such as coaching and some may never see the field again with it being their last shot to make it.
Here’s the remaining cuts/moves the Texans have made since trimming the roster from 75 earlier this week:
NT Chris Weild (cut)
DT Cameron McLeod (cut)
WR Chandler Worthy (cut, possible practice squad material)
NT Louis Nix III (cut, possible practice squad material)
DE Brandon Deadrick (cut)
RB Kenny Hilliard (cut, possible practice squad material)
DE Dan Pettinato (cut, possible practice squad material)
T Joseph Treadwell (cut, possible practice squad material)
CB Charles James (cut, SOMEBODY WILL SIGN HIM!)
OLB Tony Washington (cut, possible practice squad material)
DE Lynden Trail (cut)
S Kurtis Drummond (cut, possible practice squad material)
DE Fili Moala (cut)
G Chad Slade (retained, moved to the injured reserve list because of back surgery)
It’s tough to see James, a star of Hard Knocks and just the epitome of a demonstration of what it takes to go get the Amercian dream get cut.
I really thought that they were going to find a spot for him because of his versatility but I’m positive some franchise will see his value and sign him.
There were earlier reports indicating that the Texans were trying to trade Jumal Rolle and Charles James away for some talent but that pursuit must’ve dried up as the clock started to tick more ferociously.
I thought for sure that Martin was on the way out but he continued to make plays this past Thursday against the Cowboys that resulted in positive gains for the Texans.
He also caught three balls for 26 yards.
Ballentine is still battling the effects of a swollen knee but according to the Houston Chronicle’s Aaron Wilson, it’s expected to subside soon:
Texans keeping safety Lonnie Ballentine despite knee injury that has caused swelling. It’s expected to subside soon
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 5, 2015
Lamm had nearly 200 snaps along with Greg Mancz through the preseason, made some plays as well as blunders but in the big picture, Bill O’Brien feels those two guys are going to help this football team in some way.
Covington, our 6th-round pick, came on strong and pushed his way into the roster making Nix expendable from the roster.
And there you have it, we’re down to 53 men, may these guys take to places we’ve never seen this season!
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