Houston Texans: 10 players who could be gone in 2016

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NFL rosters are always changing, here is a look at ten players that may not be a part of the Houston Texans in 2016 and why they may be gone

The Houston Texans are still in the mix for the AFC South, but it’s clear that the team hasn’t met the expectation they had for themselves to start the 2015 season. After going 9-7 under head coach Bill O’Brien, the hope in Houston was to see some progress in his second season as a head coach.

The team brought in some solid players via free agency, such as quarterback Brian Hoyer, defensive tackle Vince Wilfork and safety Rahim Moore. They also had a solid draft, bringing in cornerback Kevin Johnson (round 1), linebacker Benardrick McKinney (round 2) and Jaelen Strong (round 3).

Despite the moves, Houston started out on a sour note and found themselves sitting at 2-5. A four-game winning streak followed, which saved their hopes for 2015. With just four games to go, the Texans are 6-6 and find themselves in a tie with the Indianapolis Colts for first place in the AFC South.

In order to get back into the race they have seen several players step up and perform better than expected. However, the first seven games were so bad that it would be safe to assume there are still some players who really failed to perform as they should have.

Every offseason moves are made based off how the season played out in comparison to those expectations. Some players who failed to hold their own will be shown their walking papers. Conversely, there are also going to be players who performed admirably enough that they may be offered more money elsewhere.

Here is a look at ten players who may find themselves off the Texans roster come 2016.

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