Word of the Texans' first cut on the march from 75 to 53 leaked early this afternoon. Two more names followed not long thereafter. Shortly before quittin' time, D.J. Swearinger confirmed that A.J. Bouye made the squad.
Then I went home for the day and got distracted by real life. Stupid real life. Always getting in the way.
Thanks to Twitter, the picture of who has made the Texans' initial 53-man roster has become clearer. It's not complete, but we know a lot more than we did a few hours ago. As you'd expect, Mark Berman leads the way.
This is a big day for linebacker Justin Tuggle. Signed as an undrafted free agent, he has made the Texans squad.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 30, 2013
Texans release:FB Tyler Clutts,WR EZ Nwachukwu, S Jawanza Starling, LB Mike Mohamed, OT Nate Menkin, DE Keith Browner, TE Jake Byrne (more)— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 31, 2013
Texans release:ILB Cameron Collins,WR Andy Cruse,DE Delano Johnson,RB Dennis Johnson,Guard Alex Kupper, Safety Orhian Johnson,NT Chris Jones— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 31, 2013
The Texans also released center Tyler Horn & still have 7 more moves to make by Saturday's deadline with some of those players headed to IR.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 31, 2013
Another terrific story from the Texans. Running back Cierre Wood, signed as an undrafted free agent, makes the team.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) August 31, 2013
That last tweet is rather profound, what with this from Bob Allen earlier tonight:
Looks like Cierre Wood will be the 3rd Texans running back..I've learned that Deji Karim has been waived— Bob Allen (@BobAllenKHOU) August 30, 2013
Ha. Glad I'm not the moron who wrote this earlier today:
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.
That guy should probably just stop writing about your Houston Texans. He embarrasses those of us who know what we're talking about. More news from people like me who truly have the pulse of the team:
#Texans 6th round pick, WR Alan Bonner has been placed on IR.— James Palmer (@JPalmerCSN) August 31, 2013
While nothing's set in stone until the Texans make the official announcement tomorrow, I invite you to weigh in on these reports in the Comments below. I'll be over here in the corner, continuing to knit my Jonathan Grimes memorial quilt.