The Houston Texans will have a few important decisions to make as the preseason winds down and roster spots are at a premium.
Making roster decisions are very important for all 32 NFL teams, and for the Houston Texans, that statement rings true for a variety of positions as there are players on this preseason’s roster that will not make the team, as some of the names could become a surprise.
Is it unlikely to think the Texans could cut one of their two backup quarterbacks, entering the season with just one veteran behind Deshaun Watson, or have three quarterbacks on the active roster, but one of them not be Brandon Weeden or Joe Webb?
What about running back and the six-man depth chart there? It isn’t fathomable to think all of those players will stay on the roster, but could Houston make a surprising move and not keep one of the two players listed as the second- or third-string running backs?
Also at wide receiver, which player won’t make the cut, and defensively, is there a player who is in danger of not making the 53-man roster and who would be a surprise choice? There are a few wide receivers who need to show more if they want to stay on the Texans’ roster, including two players who have not lived up to perceived expectations, such as Braxton Miller, whom the Texans drafted in the third round in 2016. Miller has had a tough road since joining the NFL, after being a wide receiver for just a single season in college before being drafted.
There is a lot that can happen now until the start of the regular season. Cuts will have to be made as the Texans trim down the roster to the 53-man limit, but which players will that be? Will the Texans make the correct choice, or will they let a player go and possibly regret the decision down the road?
Only time will give us those answers, but here are four offensive players who are in danger of not making the 53-man roster of the 2018 Texans.