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Texans projected initial 53-man roster

Predictions for the Texans post-training camp 53-man roster

Players meet with coaches at an open practice for the Houston Texans on Aug. 16, 2018.
Players meet with coaches at an open practice for the Houston Texans on Aug. 16, 2018. (KPRC)

HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have completed their first three preseason games. It's very unlikely any key starters will see action in the preseason finale on Thursday, August 30 vs Dallas, so it's time to lay out predictions for the team's final 53-man roster.

OFFENSE (26)
QB (2) - Watson, Weeden
RB (5) - L. Miller, Blue, Pope, Ervin, Prosch
WR (6) - Hopkins, W. Fuller, Ellington, B. Miller, Coutee, Coates
TE (3) - Griffin, Akins, Thomas
OL (10) - Davenport, Kelemete, Martin, Fulton, Henderson, Mancz, K. Fuller, Rankins, Lamm, Quessenberry

DEFENSE (24)
DL (5) - Watt, Reader, Covington, Dunn, Watkins
LB (10) - Clowney, Mercilus, McKinney, Cunningham, Cole, Scarlett, Ejiofor, Peters, Keyes, Kalambayi
CB (5) - Joseph, Johnson, Colvin, Bademosi, Chachere
S (4) - Mathieu, Jackson, Reid, Drummond

SPECIALISTS (3)
LS Weeks, P Lechler, K Fairbairn

PUP - D'Onta Foreman

Last cuts:
Blackson, Heath, Lengel, Slade, Smith, Decoud

Cutdowns must be made to set the 53-man active roster must by Saturday, September 1 at 3:00 p.m. CT. Claiming players off waivers ends Sunday, September 2 by 11:00 a.m. CT and practice squad signings begin Sunday, September 2, Noon CT.