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PUT YOUR NAME ON IT: 2014 Houston Texans' 53-Man Roster Projection

The title sort of says it all, doesn't it? See who Texans fans think will make the team's initial roster as the team heads into its final preseason game against the San Francisco 49ers tonight.

It's no Flying Keo, but it'll do.
It's no Flying Keo, but it'll do.
Justin Edmonds

Your Houston Texans have their final preseason game tonight. That means your projection of who'll make the team could change, so we'll give everyone an opportunity to revise their projection 53-man roster accordingly tomorrow morning.

It should also be noted that the 53 names on Houston's initial roster are virtually guaranteed to be different from the 53 names actually on the Texans' roster for the season opener on September 7th. That's due to the Texans' pole position on the waiver wire; you can be sure the team will be snatching up a handful or two of players who are cut by other NFL team on or before Saturday afternoon's deadline.

With those caveats, here's my guess at the Texans' first 53-man roster of the 2014 season.

QB (3)
Ryan Fitzpatrick
Case Keenum
Tom Savage

RB (3)
Arian Foster
Jonathan Grimes
Alfred Blue

FB (1)
Jay Prosch

WR (6)
Andre Johnson
DeAndre Hopkins
DeVier Posey
Keshawn Martin
Mike Thomas
Travis Labhart

TE (3)
Garrett Graham
Ryan Griffin
C.J. Fiedorowicz

OT (4)
Duane Brown
Derek Newton
Tyson Clabo
Will Yeatman

OG (3)
Brandon Brooks
Ben Jones
Xavier Su'a-Filo

C (1)
Chris Myers

DE (3)
J.J. Watt
Jared Crick
Jeoffrey Pagan

DT (3)
Jerrell Powe
Ricardo Mathews
Louis Nix

ILB (5)
Brian Cushing
Mike Mohamed
Jeff Tarpinian
Justin Tuggle
Max Bullough

OLB (4)
Brooks Reed
Jadeveon Clowney
Whitney Mercilus
Quentin Groves

CB (6)
Johnathan Joseph
Kareem Jackson
A.J. Bouye
Andre Hal
Josh Victorian
Elbert Mack

S (5)
D.J. Swearinger
Chris Clemons
Kendrick Lewis
Shiloh Keo
Eddie Pleasant

K (1)
Randy Bullock

P (1)
Shane Lechler

LS (1)
Jon Weeks

Of those 53 names, I would expect Keenum, Clabo or Yeatman, Groves, Victorian, Mack, Keo, and Pleasant to be most likely to fall victim to roster churn/replacement once other teams have made their cuts.

What part of this projection do you disagree with? I encourage you to rattle off your best guess as to the initial roster in the Comments below as well.

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