Houston Texans: 3 Position battles to keep an eye on
By Mitch Hill
With Week 2 of the NFL preseason quickly approaching, the roster for the Houston Texans is getting trimmed and position battles are quickly heating up. On Saturday night, the Houston Texans will face off against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.
The second round of roster cuts will arrive on Aug. 24 as that is when coaches, scouts, and general managers must decide who to send home and cut their rosters to 80 total players. After the first round of cuts, the Texans will be tasked with sending five NFL hopefuls home by Tuesday.
Currently, the Houston Texans have three positions that the back end of the depth chart is getting tighter by the day.
Any NFL team that is able to compete at a high level must have depth. Throughout the season players may get injured, have various emergencies, or even go into COVID protocol. Not only must the franchise have depth, but they also need depth that can compete on an every-down basis.
The wide receiver position for the Texans is getting increasingly tense coming into the second week of preseason. What may ultimately be the deciding factor for who makes the wide receiver room could be who impacts the game in the special teams’ aspect.
Another position to look at is the offensive line at center. With what may come as a revolving quarterback door for the Texans, it is crucial to have depth at the center position that can perform with any signal-caller.
Lastly, again on the offensive side of the ball, it will be interesting to see who shakes out in the crowded running back room. There are three men battling to be the fifth running back on the Houston roster.