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2016 Houston Texans Roster Cuts Summary: Here's The First 53-Man Roster Of The Season

The Texans have finished making their cuts, and now we know what their initial 53-man roster of the 2016 season looks like.

Happy Socks is a Texan again.
Happy Socks is a Texan again.
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After two trackers (here and here) and an update, we can now unveil the first Houston Texans' 53-man roster of the 2016 NFL season.

According to the team's official site, here's who was waived:

Jeff Adams
Karim Barton
Quenton Bundrage
Reshard Cliett
Anthony Denham
Brandon Dunn
Kenny Hilliard
Akeem Hunt
Ufomba Kamalu
Eric Lee
Andrew McDonald
Terrance Mitchell
Robert Nelson
Dan Pettinato
Shakeel Rashad
Chad Slade
Eric Tomlinson
Wendall Williams

Here's who was waived/injured:

Dalton Freeman
Tony Washington Jr.

And finally, here's who was released:

Antonio Allen
Cecil Shorts III

I believe that leaves this as the Texans' initial roster for the upcoming season:


Quarterback: Brock Osweiler, Tom Savage, Brandon Weeden

Running Back: Lamar Miller, Tyler Ervin, Alfred Blue, Jonathan Grimes

Fullback: Jay Prosch

Wide Receiver: DeAndre Hopkins, Jaelen Strong, Will Fuller, Braxton Miller, Keith Mumphery

Tight End: Stephen Anderson, Ryan Griffin, C.J. Fiedorowicz

Offensive Line: Duane Brown, Derek Newton, Chris Clark, Kendall Lamm, Greg Mancz, Jeff Allen, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Tony Bergstrom, Oday Aboushi


Defensive Line: J.J. Watt, Vince Wilfork, Christian Covington, D.J. Reader, Devon Still, Joel Heath

Inside Linebacker: Brian Cushing, Benardrick McKinney, Max Bullough, Akeem Dent, Brian Peters

Outside Linebacker: Jadeveon Clowney, Whitney Mercilus, John Simon, Brennan Scarlett

Cornerbacks: Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Kevin Johnson, A.J. Bouye, Charles James

Safety: Quintin Demps, Andre Hal, Eddie Pleasant, K.J. Dillon, Corey Moore


Kicker: Nick Novak

Punter: Shane Lechler

Long Snapper: Jon Weeks

There could still conceivably be some additional transactions ahead, depending on whether the Texans sign or claim a player that was cut by another team. Additionally, there's still the matter of putting together a practice squad, which should happen no later than tomorrow; we'll monitor that situation as it develops.

Until then, what's your reaction to the Texans' maiden 53-man roster with the Bears on deck?

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