Houston Texans 2018 : 10 players who can improve team

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Injuries, inexperience and inconsistency were important issues that contributed to the Houston Texans frustrating 4-12 season.

Change is in the works for the Houston Texans as a new front office regime and several coaching changes within the organization will provide a different team in 2018. In the 2016-17 season, the Texans encountered a devastating year in terms of health. A total of 22 players ended up on the injured reserve last season. Meanwhile, three players didn’t even play in the final game of the regular season due to pre-existing injuries.

It is incredible to fathom that about 41 percent of the Texans roster ended up injured and unable to play for the rest of the season. The Texans lost of plenty of starters on both sides of the ball, and the myriad of injuries kept the team from fielding the most competitive team throughout the season. By the season finale, the team was starting backend players on the roster and promoting the majority of their players from their practice squad.

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There is no argument that when the majority of this team is healthy, they can’t contend for a playoff berth. The Texans have clinched the AFC South and gone to the playoffs for the previous two years prior to last season, with a majority of the roster remaining intact.

The Texans have the right pieces in place to compete for a Super Bowl ,and this list consists of 10 players who have the capability to bounce back and be better than the year before. It also includes under-the-radar players who have the talent to take the team to the next level.