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2017 Houston Texans 90 Man Roster: Post-UDFA Signings

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All of the UDFA signings are official, so here’s how the Texans’ 90 man roster looks.

NFL: Houston Texans-Deshaun Watson Press Conference
O'Brien looks as happy as I am about this roster.
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Now that the undrafted free agents have all been officially signed, we have a clearer picture of the Texans' roster heading into the 2017 season. There's been some big improvements at various positions, most notably at quarterback with Deshaun Watson coming aboard via the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft.

The exciting time of OTAs, mini-camps, and training camp lie ahead. Soon enough, we’ll see which of these UDFA pickups are going to compete for a roster spot or not. Speaking of UDFAs, they’re not just camp bodies in Houston. Since Bill O’Brien came to town, UDFAs have routinely made the Texans’ 53-man roster and practice squad.

Here's the Texans’ full roster as of the start of rookie mini-camp.

Note: Bold signifies 2017 draft pick, Bold and Italic signifies 2017 UDFA pickup.

Offense

# Position Forename Surname Height Weight
# Position Forename Surname Height Weight
3 QB Tom Savage 6-4 230
4 QB Deshaun Watson 6-2 221
5 QB Brandon Weeden 6-4 230
26 RB Lamar Miller 5-10 220
27 RB D'Onta Foreman 6-1 233
28 RB Alfred Blue 6-2 225
33 RB Akeem Hunt 5-10 200
34 RB Tyler Ervin 5-10 185
38 RB Kenny Hilliard 5-11 226
45 FB Jay Prosch 6-1 255
10 WR DeAndre Hopkins 6-1 215
11 WR Jaelen Strong 6-2 205
12 WR Keith Mumphery 6-0 210
13 WR Braxton Miller 6-1 205
15 WR Will Fuller 6-0 180
16 WR Deante Gray 5-10 175
18 WR Shaq Hill 5-10 180
19 WR Justin Hardee 6-1 200
82 WR Wendall Williams 5-10 185
83 WR Riley McCarron 5-9 186
85 WR Tevin Jones 6-2 225
81 TE Evan Baylis 6-6 250
84 TE Ryan Griffin 6-6 265
86 TE Zach Conque 6-6 237
87 TE CJ Fiedorowicz 6-5 265
88 TE RaShaun Allen 6-4 250
89 TE Stephen Anderson 6-2 230
63 OT Kendall Lamm 6-6 310
64 OT Laurence Gibson 6-6 305
70 OT Julién Davenport 6-7 318
74 OT Chris Clark 6-5 305
76 OT Duane Brown 6-4 315
77 OT David Quessenberry 6-5 306
78 OT Dimitiric Camiel 6-7 310
60 OG Jake Simonich 6-5 305
62 OG Chad Slade 6-5 315
71 OG Xavier Su'a-Filo 6-4 320
73 OG Josh Walker 6-5 328
79 OG Jeff Allen 6-4 306
61 C Kyle Fuller 6-5 307
65 C Greg Mancz 6-4 310
66 C Nick Martin 6-4 300
UDFA Offense

Defense

# Position Forename Surname Height Weight
# Position Forename Surname Height Weight
67 DE Daniel Ross 6-6 325
68 DE T.J. Daniel 6-6 250
69 DE Matthew Godin 6-6 294
90 DE Jadeveon Clowney 6-5 270
92 DE Brandon Dunn 6-2 310
93 DE Joel Heath 6-6 300
94 DE Ufomba Kamalu 6-6 295
95 DE Christian Covington 6-2 305
99 DE JJ Watt 6-5 295
91 DT Carlos Watkins 6-3 309
96 DT Eli Ankou 6-3 290
97 NT Rickey Hatley 6-4 270
98 NT DJ Reader 6-3 335
47 OLB Eric Lee 6-3 260
49 OLB Tony Washington 6-4 255
54 OLB Gimel President 6-4 275
57 OLB Brennan Scarlett 6-4 260
58 OLB Dayon Pratt 6-4 237
59 OLB Whitney Mercilus 6-4 265
41 ILB Zach Cunningham 6-3 234
42 ILB Shakeel Rashad 6-2 240
50 ILB Avery Williams 5-10 210
51 ILB Dylan Cole 6-1 220
52 ILB Brian Peters 6-4 240
53 ILB Max Bullough 6-3 245
55 ILB Benardrick McKinney 6-4 260
56 ILB Brian Cushing 6-3 255
21 CB Robert Nelson 5-10 170
22 CB Denzel Rice 6-0 196
24 CB Johnathan Joseph 5-11 185
25 CB Kareem Jackson 5-10 185
30 CB Kevin Johnson 6-0 185
31 CB Treston Decoud 6-2 206
39 CB Marcus Roberson 6-0 191
44 CB Dee Virgin 5-10 205
20 S KJ Dillon 6-0 200
23 S Kurtis Drummond 6-1 200
29 S Andre Hal 5-10 195
35 S Eddie Pleasant 5-10 200
36 S Malik Smith 6-0 190
37 S TJ Mutcherson 5-10 197
39 S Lonnie Ballentine 6-3 225
43 S Corey Moore 6-2 200

Special Teams

# Position Forename Surname Height Weight
# Position Forename Surname Height Weight
9 P Shane Lechler 6-2 230
-- P Cory Carter 5-9 200
7 K Ka'imi Fairbairn 6-0 190
8 K Nick Novak 6-0 200
46 LS Jon Weeks 5-10 250

I would say there are a few players on defense who are being listed at different positions from where they will likely line up for the Texans, such as Rickey Hatley being listed as a NT at only 270 pounds. However, I stuck true to how the Texans denoted them.

Obviously this roster is subject to frequent change as camp progresses. With tryout players also in the mix this weekend, we may see a few of them signed to the 90 man roster to replace some of the names above.

Can you see any of the UDFAs or tryout players competing for spots on the 53-man roster? Who in particular? Which roster spots or position groups look especially strong or weak?