Texans pare down roster ahead of final cuts
Aug 23, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Houston Texans wide receiver Travis Labhart (19) reacts after scoring on a two point conversion late in the fourth quarter of a preseason game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Texans defeated the Broncos 18-17. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
The cuts are coming hard and fast as your Texans pare down their roster in preparation for the start of the season. The only player cut so far I was, disappointed for was Alex Lemmon. He showed such flashes of potential but never really panned out. Hopefully for him, well all the players really they find a second chance. Reality is most are now done. Speaking of done, former Texans guard Wade Smith who signed with Seattle on August 4th, was cut yesterday.
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Aug 9, 2014; Glendale, AZ, USA; Houston Texans defensive tackle Ricardo Mathews (94) against the Arizona Cardinals during a preseason game at University of Phoenix Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Now, of the players remaining we’ve discussed here before and I’m rtill rooting for Travis Labhart to make the team. Yeah, he’s a small receiver on a team with a coach trying to “get bigger and stronger” but wow has been impressive during this preseason. Along with Max Bullough and Ricardo Mathews these three have impressed me the most and I do hope they make the final cut. One player who I think most Texans fans would like to see on waiver wires is Brandon Harris. He just doesn’t have it, one or two good plays and then scorched for a touchdown.
Aug 16, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Texans inside linebacker Max Bullough (53) sits on the bench after an interception during the fourth quarter against the Atlanta Falcons at NRG Stadium. The Texans defeated the Falcons 32-7. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Tomorrow night is the most “boring” night of NFL action for the fans, but the most intense for the rookies. You screw up, you fail to shine and you could be looking at finding a real job before Saturday. The stress level for the young guys has to be the hardest part of the NFL experience. On the bright side 64 players will get a chance to make the practice squads for the NFL this year as teams have expanded from eight to ten players carried. This is good, good for the teams, good for the players. Never know where the next Arian Foster might be hiding.
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