The Texans have cut their roster to 53. There weren't many surprises in the final 53-man roster. Houston did keep six cornerbacks, including second-year corners Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael. The Texans also traded CB Sherrick McManis to Chicago for FB Tyler Clutts. After coach Gary Kubiak announced 19 players who were waived during his press conference Friday afternoon, the Texans still needed to make one cut. That ended up being FS Troy Nolan.
Here is the 53-man roster:
FB -- James Casey (4th year, Rice), Tyler Clutts (3rd year, Fresno State).
WR -- Andre Johnson (10th year, Miami), Kevin Walter (9th year, Eastern Michigan), Lestar Jean (2nd year, Florida Atlantic), Keshawn Martin (rookie, 4th round, Michigan State), DeVier Posey (rookie, 3rd round, Ohio State), Trindon Holliday (3rd year, LSU).
OL -- Duane Brown (5th year, Virginia Tech), Wade Smith (10th year, Memphis), Chris Myers (8th year, Miami), Antoine Caldwell (4th year, Alabama), Brandon Brooks (rookie, 3rd round, Miami (Ohio)), Derek Newton (2nd year, Arkansas State), Ben Jones (rookie, 4th round, Georgia), Andrew Gardner (3rd year, Georgia Tech), Shelley Smith (3rd year, Colorado State).
DL -- J.J. Watt (2nd year, Wisconsin), Shaun Cody (8th year, Southern California), Antonio Smith (8th year, Oklahoma State), Tim Jamison (4th year, Michigan), Earl Mitchell (3rd year, Arizona), Jared Crick (rookie, 4th round, Nebraska).
LB -- Brooks Reed (2nd year, Arizona), Brian Cushing (4th year, Southern California), Bradie James (10th year, LSU), Connor Barwin (4th year, Cincinnati), Whitney Mercilus (rookie, 1st round, Illinois), Tim Dobbins (7th year, Iowa State), Bryan Braman (2nd year, West Texas A&M), Mister Alexander (2nd year, Florida State), Jesse Nading (4th year, Colorado State).
DB -- Johnathan Joseph (7th year, South Carolina), Kareem Jackson (3rd year, Alabama), Brice McCain (4th year, Utah), Alan Ball (5th year, Illinois), Brandon Harris (2nd year, Miami), Danieal Manning (7th year, Abilene Christian), Glover Quin (4th year, New Mexico), Quintin Demps (4th year, Texas El-Paso), Shiloh Keo (2nd year, Idaho), Roc Carmichael (2nd year, Virginia Tech).
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