After a couple days’ worth of roster-trimming, your Houston Texans are down to 53 players on their squad. According to the team’s official site, this is the initial regular season roster of the 2018 Houston Texans:
Quarterback (2): Deshaun Watson, Brandon Weeden
Running Back (4): Alfred Blue, Tyler Ervin, Lamar Miller, Troymaine Pope
Wide Receiver (6): Keke Coutee, Bruce Ellington, Vyncint Smith, Sammie Coates, DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller V
Tight End (4): Jordan Akins, Jordan Thomas, MyCole Pruitt, Ryan Griffin
Offensive Line (8): C Nick Martin, C/G Greg Mancz, C/G Zach Fulton, G Senio Kelemete, T Martinas Rankin, T Seantrel Henderson, T Julie’n Davenport, T Kendall Lamm
Defensive Line (8): DE Christian Covington, DE Angelo Blackson, DE J.J. Watt, DE Carlos Watkins, DE Joel Heath, DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney, NT D.J. Reader, NT Brandon Dunn
Inside Linebacker (4): Brian Peters, Dylan Cole, Benardrick McKinney, Zach Cunningham
Outside Linebacker (4): Duke Ejiofor, Peter Kalambayi, Brennan Scarlett, Whitney Mercilus
Cornerbacks (6): Kayvon Webster, Kevin Johnson, Johnson Bademosi, Jermaine Kelly Jr., Johnathan Joseph, Aaron Colvin
Safety (4): Tyrann Mathieu, Justin Reid, Kareem Jackson, Kurtis Drummond
SPECIAL TEAMS (3):
Kicker (1): Ka’imi Fairbairn.
Punter (1): Trevor Daniel.
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. The Texans have until 12 p.m. tomorrow to add players from the waiver wire. 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 as they prepare to head to New England to tangle with the Patriots next weekend?