The Houston Texans have made 18 more cuts as they got their roster down to 53, of course things could still change as more players come available via other NFL team cuts
The Houston Texans made 18 cuts on Saturday as they got their team down to 53 players ahead of the deadline. As always, there were some surprises in the final cuts.
Here is a list of players that were waived, courtesy of the teams official web page;
Jeff Adams, Tackle/Guard
Karim Barton, Guard
Quenton Bundrage, Wide Receiver
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Reshard Cliett, Inside Linebacker
Anthony Denham, Tight End
Brandon Dunn, Defensive Tackle
Kenny Hilliard, Running Back
Akeem Hunt, Running Back
Ufomba Kamalu, Defensive End
Eric Lee, Outside Linebacker
Andrew McDonald, Tackle
Terrance Mitchell, Cornerback
Robert Nelson, Cornerback
Dan Pettinato, Defensive End
Shakeel Rashad, Inside Linebacker
Chad Slade, Guard
Eric Tomlinson, Tight End
Wendall Williams, Wide Receiver
Antonio Allen, Safety
Cecil Shorts III, Wide Receiver
The Texans waived/injured the following two players from the active roster:
Dalton Freeman, Center
Tony Washington Jr., Outside Linebacker
The most surprising name on the list was receiver Cecil Shorts, who caught 42 passes for 484 yards and two touchdowns last season. The former Jacksonville Jaguar spent just one year in Houston and was the most experienced player on the receiving corps.
Antonio Allen being cut in favor of Corey Moore was another youth move. The 27-year old Allen had a chance to win a starting spot, but was beat out by Quintin Demps. They elected not to have Allen stick around and help in a reserve role and kept Moore, the second year player who struggled at times on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ a season ago.
They also activated tackle Duane Brown and defensive end J.J. Watt. Both were on the physically unable to perform list as they were recovering from lingering offseason injuries.