Houston Texans sign 11 players to reserve/future contracts

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The Houston Texans have made some of their very first moves of the 2022 offseason.

The Houston Texans signed 11 players to reserve/future contracts on Tuesday. However, these contracts are just a delayed payment for these players, as they won’t officially count against the salary cap until the new league year begins in March.

For those 11 new players, here is the list:

In addition to these moves, Sam Cooper, a free agent offensive lineman out of Merrimack, was signed, Cre’von LeBlanc was released from the practice squad.

Houston Texans bring back some sparingly used players

All but Hazelton, Eldrenkamp, and Anderson have played in some capacity with the Houston Texans this past season. Most of these guys were special teamers or role players on offense who didn’t get many looks.

It will be interesting to see how Quessenberry is used on the roster. On the team’s official website, he is listed as a fullback. However, Pro Football Reference has him as a tight end. I can’t recall the team ever having a true fullback in the run game this season. Perhaps it’s one of the ways they’re trying to fix their historically bad ground attack?

For the rest of these guys, they could end up being camp bodies, but these kinds of contracts can keep talented players around and from signing with other teams. The NFL is a “next man up” league, and knowing the depth that you have on the roster will save a team when it comes down to it.

Best of luck to these 12 total new players.