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Houston Texans Sign Eight Players To Reserve/Future Contracts

The Texans made some moves for the next season today.

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The Houston Texans today secured eight players for the off-season. Most of these players were brought in by the Texans over last summer’s training camp and have stuck with them throughout the season. The eight players signed to futures contracts today are:

RaShaun Allen

Position: TE

Height: 6-4

Weight: 250

Age: 26

Years Pro: 2

College: Southern University

Brandon Dunn

Position: DE

Height: 6-2

Weight: 310

Age: 24

Years Pro: 2

College: Louisville

Laurence Gibson

Position: T

Height: 6-6

Weight: 305

Age: 25

Years Pro: 1

College: Virginia Tech

Kenny Hilliard

Position: RB

Height: 5-11

Weight: 225

Age: 25

Years Pro: 1

College: LSU

Tevin Jones

Position: WR

Height: 6-2

Weight: 225

Age: 24

Years Pro: Rookie

College: Memphis

Eric Lee

Position: OLB

Height: 6-3

Weight: 260

Age: 22

Years: Rookie

College: South Florida

Shakeel Rashad

Position: ILB

Height: 6-2

Weight: 240

Age: 22

Years Pro: Rookie

College: North Carolina

Chad Slade

Position: G

Height: 6-5

Weight: 315

Age: 24

Years Pro: 2

College: Auburn

Brandon Dunn served some time on the Texans’ roster earlier in the season when J.J. Watt went to Injured Reserve; he was released to make room for Robert Nelson when the Texans had a rash of injuries at cornerback. Kenny Hilliard was the Texans’ seventh round pick in 2015 but has been stuck behind a laundry list of running backs since then, though Hilliard did flash some skills this past preseason.

What do you think about these additions to the roster? Could you see any of these guys making a contribution to the 53-man roster next year? Let us know in the comments below.