Houston Texans: Roster trimmed to 75 players

The Houston Texans made their first round of cuts Tuesday, just before the 4:00 pm EST deadline to get rosters down to 75 players. It is rare to see many big names cut by NFL teams during the first round of pink slips, and that remained the case with the Texans’ moves.

After cutting safety Stevie Brown over the weekend they made 13 cuts and moved two players to injured lists. Houston cut wide receivers Alan Bonner, Travis Labhart and Jace Davis. Along the offensive line they let Aaron Adams, Cody White and Bryan Witzmann go.

To round out the offensive players to go, the team waived tight end Anthony Denham. Denham was waived due to injury as was safety Terrence Parks

Along the defensive line they said goodbye to Chris Neild and Cameron McLeod while also moving on from Jason Ankrah and Jeff Tarpinian in the linebacking corps.

Punter Will Johnson was also cut, but this came as no surprise as Houston has one of the best punters in the game in Shane Lechler.

Offensive lineman David Quessenberry was moved to the  non-football illness list as he is still battling non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Rookie linebacker Reshard Cliett was placed on the injured reserve after tearing his ACL in camp.

The Texans, and the rest of the league have until Saturday September 5th at 4:00 pm EST to finish their cuts and get the rosters down to 53.