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Houston Texans

Stadium: Reliant Stadium | Coach: Bill O'Brien
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense11th108.9 (20th)238.3 (14th)
Defense6th122.4 (19th)195.2 (5th)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
16Bonner, Alan WR5-1019011/5/19902Jacksonville State
34Bouye, A.J. CB6-01918/16/19912Central Florida
79Brooks, Brandon G6-53358/19/19893Miami (Ohio)
35Brown, Andre RB6-022712/15/19866North Carolina State
76Brown, Duane T6-43038/30/19857Virginia Tech
98Browner, Keith DE6-42884/7/19881California
4Bullock, Randy K5-920612/16/19893Texas A&M
30Clemons, Chris DB6-12149/15/19856Clemson
93Crick, Jared DE6-42858/21/19893Nebraska
12Cruse, Andy WR6-32161/13/19901Miami (Ohio)
56Cushing, Brian ILB6-32491/24/19876USC
4Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB6-222311/24/198210Harvard
23Foster, Arian RB6-12278/24/19866Tennessee
88Graham, Garrett TE6-32438/4/19865Wisconsin
37Graham, Ray (FA) RB5-91939/18/19901Pittsburgh
84Griffin, Ryan TE6-62541/11/19902Connecticut
41Grimes, Jonathan (FA) RB5-1020912/21/19892William & Mary
68Harris, Ryan (FA) T6-53023/11/19857Notre Dame
26Harris, Brandon DB5-101891/24/19904Miami (Fla.)
96Hazel, Paul DE6-52275/4/19902Western Michigan
10Hopkins, DeAndre WR6-12186/6/19922Clemson
25Jackson, Kareem CB5-101884/10/19885Alabama
96Jamison, Tim DE6-32872/26/19866Michigan
28Johnson, Dennis RB5-71932/24/19902Arkansas
80Johnson, Andre WR6-32307/11/198112Miami (Fla.)
60Jones, Ben G6-33087/2/19893Georgia
33Jones, Greg (FA) FB6-12515/9/198111Florida State
24Joseph, Johnathan CB5-111884/16/19849South Carolina
39Karim, Deji (FA) RB5-820911/18/19863Southern Illinois
7Keenum, Case QB6-12052/17/19882Houston
31Keo, Shiloh FS5-1120812/17/19874Idaho
62Kupper, Alex G6-33052/14/19901Louisville
9Lechler, Shane P6-22378/7/197615Texas A&M
17Lemon, Alec WR6-12077/1/19912Syracuse
23Lewis, Kendrick DB6-01986/16/19885Mississippi
43Mack, Elbert DB5-101757/14/19867Troy
82Martin, Keshawn WR5-111943/15/19903Michigan State
35Means, Loyce CB5-101883/31/19891Houston
59Mercilus, Whitney OLB6-42587/21/19903Illinois
54Mohamed, Mike LB6-32433/11/19883California
55Myers, Chris C6-42869/15/198110Miami (Fla.)
75Newton, Derek T6-631311/16/19874Arkansas State
87Nwachukwu, Uzoma WR5-1119612/15/19901Texas A&M
42Opurum, Toben RB6-125011/18/19901Kansas
35Pleasant, Eddie DB5-1021012/17/19882Oregon
11Posey, DeVier WR6-12103/15/19903Ohio State
87Potter, Zach TE6-72655/4/19864Nebraska
99Powe, Jerrell NT6-23313/15/19873Mississippi
77Quessenberry, David T6-53068/24/19902San Jose State
58Reed, Brooks OLB6-32542/28/19874Arizona
83Richardson, Rico WR6-11857/1/19911Jackson State
91Sapp, Ricky LB6-425211/14/19864Clemson
47Smelley, Brad TE6-22354/20/19891Alabama
74Smith, Wade (FA) G6-42954/26/198112Memphis
32Spann, Chad (FA) RB5-91988/4/19881Northern Illinois
29Starling, Jawanza SAF6-12006/21/19912USC
48Supernaw, Phillip TE6-52481/30/19901Ouachita Baptist
36Swearinger, D.J. SS5-102089/1/19912South Carolina
52Tarpinian, Jeff MLB6-324010/16/19873Iowa
40Terrell, Steven DB5-101979/21/19901Texas A&M
7Thomas, Mike WR5-81986/4/19874Arizona
57Tuggle, Justin OLB6-32491/4/19902Kansas State
27Victorian, Josh DB5-101907/10/19882Louisiana Tech
99Watt, J.J. DE6-52893/22/19894Wisconsin
46Weeks, Jon LS5-102462/17/19865Baylor
67White, Cody G6-33037/1/19883Illinois State
54Williams, Trevardo OLB6-123712/31/19902Connecticut
73Williams, Brennan T6-63142/5/19912North Carolina
13Yates, T.J. QB6-42175/28/19874North Carolina
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
Houston6-4310.96-3284.525.42137
 
 
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Keith Browner
News
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Ryan Harris
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The Texans are dealing with a number of injuries along the offensive line, however they should have all hands on deck for Week 6 against the Rams, based on Friday's injury report. Six players are listed on the injury report, but all are expected to play through their various issues.

Tackles Duane Brown (toe), Ryan Harris (elbow) and Derek Newton (knee), along with guards Wade Smith (knee), Brandon Brooks (toe) and center Chris Myers (biceps) are all probable for Sunday's game. 

Trevardo Williams
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The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Justin Tuggle
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Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Alan Bonner
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The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Alex Kupper
News
In addition to quarterback Case Keenum, who was ruled out earlier in the week with a torn ligament in his thumb, and tight end Garrett Graham, who is out again with a hamstring injury, the Texans' list of inactives for Week 16 against the Broncos includes wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), defensive back Jawanza Starling, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, offensive lineman Andrew Gardner and offensive lineman Cody White. Starling, Kupper, Gardner and White are all healthy scratches.
Dennis Johnson
News
Texans running back Dennis Johnson is inactive for Week 17 against the Titans, as expected. Johnson was considered questionable coming into the game with a hip injury, after being unable to practice throughout the week. 
T.J. Yates
News
Texans backup quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Case Keenum are expected to compete for one roster spot this summer, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Texans figure to draft a quarterback in early May and have already signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to a contract this spring. 
DeAndre Hopkins
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Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins topped the 800-yard mark in the season's final game Sunday, a 16-10 loss to the Titans in Week 17.

Hopkins was targeted five times in the game, and brought four of those passes in for 35 yards. The rookie finishes the season with 52 receptions for 802 yards and two touchdowns. 

Jeff Tarpinian
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Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (ribs), running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), defensive back Shiloh Keo (illness), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), defensive back Brice McCain (groin), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (wrist), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) and defensive back Josh Victorian (back), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 15 at Indianapolis.
Cody White
News
In addition to quarterback Case Keenum, who was ruled out earlier in the week with a torn ligament in his thumb, and tight end Garrett Graham, who is out again with a hamstring injury, the Texans' list of inactives for Week 16 against the Broncos includes wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), defensive back Jawanza Starling, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, offensive lineman Andrew Gardner and offensive lineman Cody White. Starling, Kupper, Gardner and White are all healthy scratches.
D.J. Swearinger
News
Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Toben Opurum
News
The Texans put cornerback Johnathan Joseph (toe) and running back Deji Karim (clavicle) on injured reserve and signed running backs Ray Graham and Toben Opurum.
Brad Smelley
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Texans running back Brad Smelley (back), who was listed as questionable Friday, and running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (ankle), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (knee), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Justin Tuggle (elbow), defensive back Josh Victorian (back), long snapper Jon Weeks (elbow) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back), who were all listed as probable, are active for Week 16 against the Broncos.
Johnathan Joseph
News
The Texans put cornerback Johnathan Joseph (toe) and running back Deji Karim (clavicle) on injured reserve and signed running backs Ray Graham and Toben Opurum.
Keshawn Martin
News
Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin caught four passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-13 loss to the Broncos. Martin was targeted six times. 

The touchdown was the second in three games for Martin, who tied a season high with six targets. He scored on a 15-yard pass in the third quarter, right after Andre Johnson dropped a perfectly-thrown would-be touchdown pass. 

The Texans face the Titans in Week 17. Martin caught two passes for 37 yards when the teams first met this season, in Week 2. 

Phillip Supernaw
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Notable Texans players either waived or released Friday include: tight end Logan Brock, defensive end Keith Browner, outside linebacker D.J. Bryant, nose tackle Hebron Fangupo, defensive end David Hunter, wide receiver Juaquin Iglesias, outside linebacker Delano Johnson, defensive end Mitch King, inside linebacker Shawn Loiseau, wide receiver Jeff Maehl, outside linebacker Rennie Moore and tight end Phillip Supernaw.
Garrett Graham
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The Texans and tight end Garrett Graham have agreed to a deal according to the Houston Chronicle

Graham stepped in for the injured Owen Daniels last season and caught 49 passes for 545 yards and five touchdowns. He should end up as the team's top tight end in 2014. 

Uzoma Nwachukwu
News
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Steven Terrell
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The Texans sacked Peyton Manning once in Sunday's 37-13 loss to the Broncos. They failed to intercept a pass, didn't force a fumble, and gave up over 25 points for the fourth consecutive game. 

The Texans now have just four sacks over their last four games, and have forced one fumble in their last six. 

The Texans face the Titans in Week 17. When the teams first faced off, in Week 2, the Texans scored 12 Fantasy points, their second-highest total of the season. 

Arian Foster
News
Texans running back Arian Foster told the official team website that his back is fine and he'll participate in OTA sessions this month. Coach Bill O'Brien said as much late last month. 
Injury
Back - Probable for start of training camp
Kareem Jackson
News
Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (ribs), running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), defensive back Shiloh Keo (illness), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), defensive back Brice McCain (groin), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (wrist), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) and defensive back Josh Victorian (back), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 15 at Indianapolis.
Eddie Pleasant
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Several key Texans are active for Sunday night's game against Indianapolis despite being listed on the injury report. Suiting up are tackles Duane Brown (toe) and Derek Newton (knee, elbow), guards Wade Smith (knee) and Brandon Brooks (toe), safeties Shiloh Keo (Achilles) and Eddie Pleasant (toe), wideouts Keshawn Martin (shoulder) and DeVier Posey (calf), cornerback Brice McCain (knee), nose tackle Earl Mitchell (knee) and linebacker Darryl Sharpton (foot, toe).

Quarterback Matt Schaub (ankle) also is active and will back up Case Keenum. All the injured players were listed as probable.

Andre Johnson
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Texans receiver Andre Johnson said Wednesday the team should trade away the No. 1 overall pick in the draft, reports KTRK-TV in Houston.

"I have thought about different scenarios," he said. "Me personally, if I had it, I would probably trade it, but that's just my opinion. ... Doesn't mean they should listen to me because I am not the GM. I have never had to sit in the draft room like that."

Johnson did say that a rebuilding process would be difficult, but that he expects to be a Texans player for the rest of his career.

"I think so. I really couldn't picture myself in another jersey." Johnson said. "I hope it ends up that way. You can only control what you can."

Alec Lemon
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Texans wideout Alec Lemon, who had five catches for 51 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Saints, was placed on injured reserve. The injury was not disclosed.

Lemon, a rookie out of Syracuse, finished the preseason with eight catches for 89 yards and the score.

Jerrell Powe
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The Texans signed defensive tackle Jerrell Powe, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. He appeared in 11 games for the Chiefs the past three years.
Brian Cushing
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Posting a picture of himself with his son from a beach, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing said via Twitter that he's been cleared for football. Cushing missed the last nine games of last season with a knee injury. 

"Quick Trip to Pensacola with my lead blocker, better believe I'm 100% #beachday #cleared #fivesixback," he wrote. 

Injury
Knee - Probable for start of training camp
Andy Cruse
News
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Mike Thomas
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The Cardinals have announced the release of 13 players. They are safeties Jonathon Amaya and Curtis Taylor, guards Senio Kelemete and Chilo Rachal, wide receivers Mike Thomas, Charles Hawkins and Dan Buckner, linebackers Zack Nash and Colin Parker, tight ends Alex Gottlieb and Richard Quinn, center Adam Bice and defensive tackle David Carter.

Guard Jonathan Cooper (leg) has been played on season-ending IR.

Andre Brown
News
Free agent running back Andre Brown agreed to a one-year contract with the Texans, reports the Houston Chronicle. Brown will back up Arian Foster and ease the loss of Ben Tate, who signed with Cleveland.
Brooks Reed
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Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Paul Hazel
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The Texans were awarded linebacker Paul Hazel off waivers from the Browns, reports the National Football Post.

Hazel has played for the Browns and Jaguars. He has three career tackles.

Tim Jamison
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In addition to tight end Garrett Graham, who is out with a hamstring injury, the Texans' list of inactives for Week 15 at Indianapolis includes quarterback T.J. Yates (back), defensive back Jawanza Starling, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, offensive lineman Andrew Gardner, offensive lineman Cody White and defensive lineman Tim Jamison. Starling, Kupper, Gardner, White and Jamison are all healthy scratches.
Derek Newton
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Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Duane Brown
News
Texans tackle Duane Brown was not voted into the Pro Bowl, but he's going anyway. He was selected as a replacement for Eagles tackle Jason Peters.
Ben Jones
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Texans tackle Duane Brown (illness), tight end Ryan Griffin (concussion), center Ben Jones (ankle), safety Shiloh Keo (Achilles, hamstring), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), center Chris Myers (throat), tackle Derek Newton (knee, elbow), guard Wade Smith (knee), defensive end J.J. Watt (back), guard Cody White (neck), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hamstring), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (foot, toe, back) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) were all cleared to play Week 12 vs. Jacksonville.
Brandon Brooks
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Two top Texans have been deemed probable for the gmae Sunday against Oakland. They are running back Ben Tate (ribs) and defensive end J.J. Watt (elbow).

Other starters so designated are guards Wade Smith (knee) and Brandon Brooks (toe/knee), safety Shiloh Keo (Achilles/hamstring), tackle Derek Newton (knee/elbow), wide receiver DeVier Posey (hip) and linebacker Darryl Sharpton (foot/toe).

Also probable are offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee), Ben Jones (chest) and Andrew Gardner (knee), wideout Keshawn Martin (shoulder) and cornerback Brice McCain (hip).

Jon Weeks
News
Texans running back Brad Smelley (back), who was listed as questionable Friday, and running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (ankle), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (knee), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Justin Tuggle (elbow), defensive back Josh Victorian (back), long snapper Jon Weeks (elbow) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back), who were all listed as probable, are active for Week 16 against the Broncos.
Brandon Harris
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The Texans spent all but two picks on the defensive side of the ball in April's draft, and they selected three players to help in their porous secondary. Miami CB Brandon Harris (Round 2), Virginia Tech CB Rashad Carmichael (Round 4) and Idaho SS Shiloh Keo (Round 5) were added to a rebuilding Texans defense. The 5-foot-9, 191-pound Harris started 32 games for Miami and intercepted four balls and broke up 28 passes in three seasons with the Hurricanes. Carmichael deflected 16 passes and intercepted nine in his college career. Keo intercepted 11 passes and made 358 tackles in 55 career games at Idaho. He also returned kicks in college, and set a school record with 585 punt-return yards.
Mike Mohamed
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The Texans' injury report for Week 14 featured a lengthy list of injured defenders, but all but one player from that side of the ball was able to take the field Thursday against the Jaguars. While defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was inactive prior to kickoff, 11 other injured players were able to play through their issues.

Defensive lineman Antonio Smith (not injury related), linebackers Joe Mays (knee), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin), and defensive backs Brice McCain (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Kareem Jackson (ribs), D.J. Swearinger (foot) and Shiloh Keo (neck) are all in uniform Thursday. 

Elbert Mack
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The Texans re-signed cornerback Elbert Mack, who made eight tackles in eight games last season, reports the Houston Chronicle.
A.J. Bouye
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The Texans have placed reserve cornerback A.J. Bouye on season-ending IR. He was dealing with a hamstring injury.
Loyce Means
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Quarterback Vince Young, running back Alex Green and tight end D.J. Williams were among the veterans cut by the Packers on Saturday. But the team waived many more in getting down to the mandated 53.

The following are also gone: fullback Jonathan Amosa, safeties Chaz Powell and David Fulton, centers Patrick Lewis and Garth Gerhart, tackle Kevin Hughes, wide receivers Miles White, Tyrone Walker and Charles Johnson, linebackers Donte Savage, Dezman Moses and Terrell Manning, cornerbacks Brandon Smith, James Nixon and Loyce Means, defensive tackle Jordan Miller, and tight ends Jake Stoneburner and Matthew Mulligan

Chris Myers
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Despite having 17 players on their injured list, the Texans are quite healthy heading into their TNF game against Jacksonville. Fullback Greg Jones, who is questionable with a knee ailment, is the only one who is not probable.

The other offensive probables are offensive linemen Derek Newton (knee), Wade Smith (knee) and Chris Myers (elbow) and running back Ben Tate (ribs/ankle).

Ricky Sapp
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The Texans released a lengthy injury report for Week 14 against the Jaguars, but only one injured player ended up among the team's inactives Thursday.  Defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was unable to play through his injury, but the rest of the inactive list featured healthy scratches.

Quarterback T.J. Yates, linebacker Ricky Sapp, defensive lineman Tim Jamison, and offensive linemen Alex Kupper, Andrew Gardner and Cody White make up the remainder of the list. 

Randy Bullock
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Texans kicker Randy Bullock ended a rough rookie season by nailing his lone try in a 16-10 loss to the Titans in Week 17. Bullock connected from 19 yards out, and ultimately finishes the season having made each of his attempts over the last seven games.

Despite the long streak to end the season, Bullock connected on just 74.3 percent of his field-goal attempts in his rookie season. 

Jared Crick
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The Texans added another pass rusher in the fourth round, taking Nebraska defensive end Jared Crick. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Crick made 22 tackles, including three for loss, in an injury-shortened 2011 season. He finished in Nebraska's top in career sacks (20), even after tearing a chest muscle in the sixth game of his final year.The injury dropped Crick, who began the season as a possible late first-round pick, down the boards.
Ryan Griffin
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The Saints have ruled the following players as inactive for Saturday's Wild Card playoff game at Philadelphia: Pierre Thomas, Ryan Griffin, Terrence Frederick, Isa Abdul-Quddus, Keyunta Dawson, Tyrunn Walker and Nick Toon.
Shiloh Keo
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Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (ribs), running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), defensive back Shiloh Keo (illness), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), defensive back Brice McCain (groin), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (wrist), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) and defensive back Josh Victorian (back), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 15 at Indianapolis.
Brennan Williams
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The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Ryan Fitzpatrick
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Former Titans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will stay in the AFC South. The 31-year-old veteran signed a two-year contract with the Houston Texans on Thursday, ESPN reports.

Fitzpatrick was released by the Titans on Friday. He went 3-6 as a starter in 2013, passing for 2,454 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Jawanza Starling
News
In addition to quarterback Case Keenum, who was ruled out earlier in the week with a torn ligament in his thumb, and tight end Garrett Graham, who is out again with a hamstring injury, the Texans' list of inactives for Week 16 against the Broncos includes wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), defensive back Jawanza Starling, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, offensive lineman Andrew Gardner and offensive lineman Cody White. Starling, Kupper, Gardner and White are all healthy scratches.
Case Keenum
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Texans backup quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Case Keenum are expected to compete for one roster spot this summer, the Houston Chronicle reports. The Texans figure to draft a quarterback in early May and have already signed Ryan Fitzpatrick to a contract this spring. 
Chad Spann
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On Monday the Jets waived or released the following players: WR Joe Collins, S Donnie Fletcher, G Patrick Ford, T Trey Gilleo, S Bret Lockett, RB-KR Joe McKnight, G Stephen Peterman, LB Sean Progar-Jackson, P Ryan Quigley, WR Marcus Rucker, LS Patrick Scales, RB Chad Spann, WR K.J. Stroud and WR Rahsaan Vaughn.
Chris Clemons
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The Texans signed free safety Chris Clemons to a two-year deal, reports ESPN.com. He played in every game last season for the Dolphins, making 92 tackles and an interception.
Josh Victorian
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Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Jonathan Grimes
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Texans running back Jonathan Grimes thrived in his first extended action in Week 17, topping 100 all-purpose yards in a 16-10 loss to the Titans.

Grimes didn't have much success running the ball, finishing with just 50 yards despite 12 carries. He shined as a receiver, however, leading the team with six receptions for 76 yards. He added his first career touchdown on a 3-yard run in the first game.

Injuries pushed Grimes into action only recently, as he appeared in just the team's final two games. 

Zach Potter
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The Texans will sign tight end Zach Potter on Wednesday, reports the National Football Post. The blocking tight end was formerly with the Jaguars and Rams.
DeVier Posey
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The Texans have placed 17 on their Friday injury report as they prepare to play Sunday at Tennessee. But only four have been tagged as anything but probable. They are wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), who has been ruled out, and running back Dennis Johnson (hip), quarterback Case Keenum (thumb) and linebcker Joe Mays (knee).
Ray Graham
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The Texans put cornerback Johnathan Joseph (toe) and running back Deji Karim (clavicle) on injured reserve and signed running backs Ray Graham and Toben Opurum.
Shane Lechler
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The Texans have listed four players as questionable for their Week 11 battle against the Raiders. They are cornerback Kareem Jackson (chest), punter Shane Lechler (illness) and linebackers Joe Mays (knee/abdomen) and Mike Mohamed (hamstring).

Reserve tight end Ryan Griffin (concussion) and cornerback Elbert Mack (hamstring/groin) have been ruled out.

Wade Smith
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Left guard Wade Smith, who remains unsigned, might return to the Texans, reports ESPN.com. Smith started the past four seasons but turns 33 next month.
David Quessenberry
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There were no surprises among the Texans' inactives for Monday's game in San Diego. The list includes guard Cody White, quarterback Case Keenum, offensive tackles Andrew Gardner and David Quessenberry, and linebackers Darryl Sharpton (concussion) and Sam Montgomery (Achilles).
Whitney Mercilus
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The Texans' injury report for Week 14 featured a lengthy list of injured defenders, but all but one player from that side of the ball was able to take the field Thursday against the Jaguars. While defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was inactive prior to kickoff, 11 other injured players were able to play through their issues.

Defensive lineman Antonio Smith (not injury related), linebackers Joe Mays (knee), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin), and defensive backs Brice McCain (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Kareem Jackson (ribs), D.J. Swearinger (foot) and Shiloh Keo (neck) are all in uniform Thursday. 

Rico Richardson
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Kendrick Lewis
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The Texans have signed safety Kendrick Lewis to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $795,000 with $100,000 guaranteed, per the Houston Chronicle.

Lewis started all but three games with Kansas City since that team snagged him in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. He will rejoin former Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel, who is currently toiling as the defensive coordinator for Houston.

J.J. Watt
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First-teamer J.J. Watt is the lone Texans player on the All-Pro team released by the Associated Press.
Greg Jones
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Free agent fullback Greg Jones visited the Falcons on Tuesday, reports Pro Football Talk. Jones is an excellent lead blocker who played for the Texans last year. He turns 33 next month.
Deji Karim
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The Texans put cornerback Johnathan Joseph (toe) and running back Deji Karim (clavicle) on injured reserve and signed running backs Ray Graham and Toben Opurum.
 
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