PUT YOUR NAME ON IT: The Final Projection For The Houston Texans' 53-Man Roster

Yes, Case is making the team. - Ronald Martinez

We've been tilting at windmills for weeks about how the Texans' first 53-man roster for the 2013 regular season will look. Now that the preseason's in the books, here's one fan's guess. Memorialize your best estimate with other Texans fans, too.

The preseason is officially over. Your Houston Texans must whittle their roster down to 53 by 5 p.m. CDT tomorrow. With that, I give you my best guess as to how the first 53-man roster of the 2013 season will look:

QB (3)
Matt Schaub
T.J. Yates
Case Keenum

WR (5)
Andre Johnson
DeAndre Hopkins
DeVier Posey
Keshawn Martin
Lestar Jean

RB (3)
Arian Foster
Ben Tate
Deji Karim

FB (1)
Greg Jones

TE (3)
Owen Daniels
Garrett Graham
Ryan Griffin

OL (9)
Duane Brown
Wade Smith
Chris Myers
Brandon Brooks
Derek Newton
Ben Jones
Ryan Harris
David Quessenberry
Brennan Williams

DL (5)
J.J. Watt
Earl Mitchell
Jared Crick
Terrell McClain
Tim Jamison

OLB (6)
Brooks Reed
Whitney Mercilus
Willie Jefferson
Trevardo Williams
Sam Montgomery
Bryan Braman

ILB (4)
Brian Cushing
Joe Mays
Darryl Sharpton
Tim Dobbins

CB (6)
Johnathan Joseph
Kareem Jackson
Brice McCain
Brandon Harris
A.J. Bouye
Roc Carmichael

S (5)
Ed Reed
Danieal Manning
D.J. Swearinger
Shiloh Keo
Eddie Pleasant

K (1)
Randy Bullock

P (1)
Shane Lechler

LS (1)
Jon Weeks

Additional thoughts:

1. I hated leaving Cierre Wood off the roster, and you know the Texans will too. Wood was fantastic last night and looks like he's a great fit for the Texans' offensive scheme. I just can't see a way that Kubes chooses Wood over Karim. If the Texans are truly scared that he'll get picked up by someone else (and they should be), they'll carry four RBs.  That could happen.

2. If camp performance was truly the chief indicator of whether a player should make the team, neither Sam Montgomery or Trevardo Williams would make the cut. But both of those guys are young. No matter how shaky each looked, there's no way the Texans are giving up on either of them.

3.  I've got Brennan Williams on the final 53, yet it would not surprise me at all if he was placed on IR.

4.  Someone will have to go as soon as Antonio Smith returns after serving his suspension for the season opener.  Not sure who that will be, but I will say that I would not be projecting Roc Carmichael to make the team if I didn't have Antonio Smith's slot available for Week One.

Reaction?  Anywhere you think I got it wrong?  Sound off in the Comments.

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