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Houston Texans Snap Counts: The Complete Stats For The 2016 Houston Texans Preseason

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Join BRB as we go over the combined snap numbers from all of the Texans preseason games and try to figure out who will get cut and why.

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Rather than give two quick posts on the snap counts from the Cardinals and Cowboy games, I thought it would be more helpful to wait and do up a combined snap count chart that'd give us a more complete look at the playing time for each player. In light of  the cut down to 53 players cut today and tomorrow, this could act as a sort of guide from which we can deduce trends of who got cut and why they got cut. For those interested in seeing the game to game numbers, I will provide links at the bottom of the post to all four of the game books provided by the NFL; they include detailed stats and the snap counts (located on the 20th page of the PDF document).

*For the average snap percentage, it's the combined snap percentage numbers added together and divided by the number of games played.

OFFENSIVE SNAP COUNTS:

Name: Total Snaps Taken: Average Snap Percentage:
Andrew McDonald T 155
56%
Oday Aboushi G 203
74%
Chad Slade G 177
63%
Jaelen Strong WR 97
38%
Keith Mumphery WR 109
40%
Jeff Adams T 148
53%
Tony Bergstrom C 186
66%
Cecil Shorts III WR 109
38%
Tom Savage QB 136
49%
Stephen Anderson TE 88
33%
Kendall Lamm T 100
38%
Jeff Allen G 38
29%
Chris Clark T 70
28%
Xavier Su'a-Filo G 84
33%
Brock Osweiler QB 70
28%
Greg Mancz C 81
32%
Will Fuller WR 84
33%
Tyler Ervin RB 40
23%
Braxton Miller WR 73
29%
Jay Prosch FB 39
16%
Eric Tomlinson TE 86
31%
DeAndre Hopkins WR 47
19%
Lamar Miller RB 40
16%
Akeem Hunt RB 88
32%
Ryan Griffin TE 42
17%
Wendall Williams WR 83
28%
C.J. Fiedoroecz TE 33
13%
Karim Barton G 49
19%
Quenton Bundrage WR 64
22%
Dalton Freeman C 26
10%
Brandon Weeden QB 64
23%
Alfred Blue RB 8
4%
Kenny Hilliard RB 78
27%
Anthony Denham TE 43
14%
Jonathan Grimes RB 15
6%


DEFENSIVE SNAP COUNTS:

Name: Total Snaps Taken: Average Snap Percentage:
Brennan Scarlett LB 123
39%
K.J. Dillon DB 169
60%
Corey Moore S 96
33%
Shakeel Rashad LB 117
41%
Charles James DB 128
43%
Terrence Mitchell CB 167
61%
Eric Lee LB 152
55%
Robert Nelson CB 156
57%
AJ Bouye CB 67
20%
Jadeveon Clowney LB 64
20%
Joel Heath DE 115
41%
Reshard Cliett LB 67
23%
Kevin Johnson CB 112
34%
Brandon Dunn DT 71
26%
Dan Pettinato DE 120
38%
Ufomba Kamalu DE 112
40%
Andre Hal SS 73
22%
Quinton Demps FS 74
22%
Benardrick McKinney LB 71
22%
Kareem Jackson CB 68
21%
D.J. Reader DT 68
22%
Max Bullough LB 98
32%
Eddie Pleasant FS 132
44%
Devon Still DT 79
28%
John SImon LB 52
16%
Johnathan Joseph CB 48
15%
Akeem Dent LB 57
19%
Tony Washington LB 83
30%
Christian Covington NT 61
19%
Whitney Mercilus LB 41
13%
Vince Wilfork NT 30
9%
Brian Cushing LB 24
7%
Antonio Allen CB 85
49%
Brian Peters LB 58
20%

 

For this next part, I've removed the starters in order to give a better idea of the players who are on the bubble and to see who has played the most and played the least

Highest Average Snap Percentage:

  • K.J. Dillon 60%
  • Oday Aboushi 74%
  • Tony Bergstrom 66%
  • Terrence Mitchell 61%
  • Chad Slade 63%

Lowest Average Snap Percentage:

  • Anthony Denham 10%
  • Karim Barton 17%
  • Alfred Blue 4%
  • Jonathan Grimes 6%
  • John Simon 16%

There's a lot to sort through in terms of what we might be able to tell from these numbers.  In regards to the roster configuration, there are a few things which stand out:

  • One of the Reshard Cliett, Max Bullough or Akeem Dent is probably not going to make the team.
  • John Simon's all but secured one of the back OLB spots, but it'll be interesting to see if anyone besides Brennan Scarlett gets the other one.
  • There's a very real chance that 6 is the number that the Texans go with for both WR and CB
  • The safety position is nigh impossible to figure out at this moment. I'd like to think K.J. Dillon and Eddie Pleasant have good chances, but Corey Moore seems like the odd man out, considering Lonnie Ballentine and Kurtis Drummond are both to come back at some point

Be sure to leave your comments and observations on anything here in the comments below

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