After two preseason games have been completed we take a look at five Houston Texans players who are seeing their stock take a fall
Saturday’s game for the Houston Texans was a defensive beatdown. They held the New Orleans Saints to just nine points and did enough to come away with a 16-9 victory. Several players stood out during the contest, and several struggled to get anything going. Here is a look at five such players.
5. Greg Mancz, C
I kind of feel bad for the undrafted center from Toledo. He really is an overachiever considering no one selected him in the 2015 NFL Draft, but he’s struggled mightily for two straight weeks.
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Against New Orleans he was pressed into starting action as rookie Nick Martin is battling a high ankle sprain. The team normally would go to Tony Bergstrom, but he was starting at right guard with Jeff Allen tending to a death in the family.
For Mancz, he has given up a couple of sacks and was overpowered quite often on Saturday against the Saints. He was also called for a couple of drive killing penalties in the game as well.
Houston has dealt with a lot of injuries in recent years along the offensive line so Mancz may be counted on in the regular season should he make the 53-man roster. If he keeps struggling like he did this weekend, the team may be pressed to seek a veteran alternative either in free agency or through trade.
Next: The lost veteran