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2017 Houston Texans Roster Cuts Tracker

The preseason came and went. Teams have until 3 p.m. CDT Saturday to trim the roster to 53 players. Follow along here at Battle Red Blog.

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The NFL changed the rule book this year. Gone our the days when teams slowly snipped and trimmed the roster to the 53 man ideal. Now, it’s a bandage rip or a guillotine yank. Teams have until 3 p.m. CDT tomorrow to bring their roster within code compliance. They then have until 12 p.m. CDT Sunday to craft their practice squad.

There are notable veterans around the league who can and will get fired today and tomorrow. Houston isn’t expected one of the teams that will make moves like that, though. There isn’t anyone obvious on this roster to let go who would fit that category. Instead, for the Texans, these next two days will be dominated by the release of UDFAs and small-time names.

As the next two days go by, follow the cuts in this open thread. We’ll update it the cuts are made and the Houston Texans’ roster becomes finalized for the 2017 season.

UPDATE: The roster downsizing has begun, with three players already known to have received pink slips.

UPDATE II: So long, Sio. Best of luck as you look to catch on elsewhere.

UPDATE III: Another release.

UPDATE IV: One more...

UPDATE V: First publicized cut of Saturday morning:

UPDATE VI: Wow. Some real surprise cuts here, including Brandon Weeden, Nick Novak, and Robert Nelson.


UPDATE VIII: More players cut, as well as some good news for Bruce Ellington.

UPDATE IX: The Texans have waived RB Akeem Hunt to make room for wide receiver Andy Jones, who was on the Cowboys practice squad.

By my count, here’s a complete list of the Texans’ thirty-eight known cuts thus far:

Mike Catapano

RaShaun Allen

Erik Austell

Sio Moore

Malik Smith

Dayon Pratt

Marcus Leak

K.J. Dillon

Evan Baylis

Gimel President

Robert Nelson

Brandon Weeden

Nick Novak

Dres Anderson

Josh Walker

Avery Williams

Riley McCarron

Eric Lee

Denzel Rice

Tony Washington

Dare Ogunbowale

Eli Ankou

Justin Hardee

Laurence Gibson

Chad Slade

Germone Hopper

David Quessenberry

Matthew Godin

Wendall Williams

Shakeel Rashad

Lonnie Ballentine

Daniel Ross

Cory Carter

Chris Thompson

Marcus Roberson

Rickey Hatley

Bryce Jones

Akeem Hunt

UPDATE X: This appears to be the first 53-man roster for your 2017 Houston Texans.

UPDATE XI: Here are the players that were signed to the Texans practice squad, per Aaron Wilson.