After a couple days of belt-tightening, your Houston Texans are down to 53 players on their team. According to the team’s official site, this is the initial regular season roster of the 2017 Houston Texans:
Quarterback (2): Tom Savage, Deshaun Watson.
Running Back (
65): Lamar Miller, D’Onta Foreman, Tyler Ervin, Alfred Blue, Akeem Hunt ,Jordan Todman.
Fullback (1): Jay Prosch.
Wide Receiver (
45): DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, Braxton Miller, Bruce Ellington, Andy Jones.
Tight End (3): C.J. Fiedorowicz, Ryan Griffin, Stephen Anderson.
Offensive Line (9): Nick Martin, Chris Clark, Kendall Lamm, Greg Mancz, Jeff Allen, Xavier Su’a-Filo, Breno Giacomini, Julien Davenport, Kyle Fuller.
Defensive Line (8): J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, Christian Covington, D.J. Reader, Joel Heath, Carlos Watkins, Brandon Dunn, Ufomba Kamalu.
Inside Linebacker (5): Brian Cushing, Benardrick McKinney, Zach Cunningham, Dylan Cole, Brian Peters.
Outside Linebacker (2): Whitney Mercilus, Brennan Scarlett.
Cornerbacks (5): Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Kevin Johnson, Treston Decoud,
Dee VirginMarcus Burley.
Safety (5): Andre Hal, Corey Moore, Eddie Pleasant, Marcus Gilchrist, Kurtis Drummond.
SPECIAL TEAMS (3):
Kicker (1): Ka’imi Fairbairn.
Punter (1): Shane Lechler.
Long Snapper (1): Jon Weeks.
There could still be 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; we'll monitor that situation as it develops, though that shouldn’t affect who suits up for Week One, barring injury.
What's your reaction to the Texans' maiden 53-man roster with the Jaguars coming to town next weekend?
UPDATE: The roster has been corrected to reflect the team’s release of Akeem Hunt and waiver wire claim of Andy Jones.