Jan 13, 2013; Foxboro, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez (81) is chased by Houston Texans defensive back Brandon Harris (26) during the second half of the AFC divisional round playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports
The day of hopes smashed and dreams shattered is over. Now a whole lot of were Texans are waived, the 53 man roster is set and we keep our eyes on some players to see if they get scooped up for the practice squad. That starts with former Texas A&M wide receiver Travis Labhart who was an early cut during the final round of cuts. The good news is the Texans have indicated they would like to sign him to the practice squad. Here’s hoping he sneaks through the waiver wire and stays in Houston. A more surprising cut was inside linebacker Max Bullough who showed a lot potential during the preseason, however some miscues during that last preseason game may have been the final call. If he clears waivers expect the Texans to keep him as well. Wide Receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu also got the bad news he didn’t make the roster. He’s got speed, but needs more time, a spot on the practice squad would not be a shock here either. He’s got drive and could be a future asset to the team.
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There was one Texan cut, who many a fans looked forward too in the person of former second round draft pick Brandon Harris. The Texans made a move to get him in the second round of the 2011 draft and many fans hoped he would replace Kareem Jackson whose rookie season was well, painful. However Harris never really made good on his potential as a Texans much to the relief of many a Texan fans is now free to try a change of scenery. Wishing him well in his future, it just wasn’t meant to be with him in Battle Red.
Now comes the interesting part, who else makes the practice squad and what waiver player from another team are the Texans looking at. Personally I cannot think of a single waived player that the Texans would grab as a must have. The good news is, like the draft the Texans have first pick and expect them to make some moves looking for a gem tossed by another team.
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