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2020 Houston Texans Roster Cuts Tracker

There may not have been a preseason, but roster cuts loom before Week One arrives. Teams have until 3 p.m. CDT Saturday to trim the roster to 53 players, so we’ll be tracking the NFL cuts here on BRB.

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By 3 p.m. CDT today, every NFL team must whittle their respective rosters to 53 players. The Texans cut three players earlier this week, and those gentlemen will soon be joined by hundreds more as organizations across the league decide who will and won’t be on their Week One squad. Assuming the Texans follows their M.O. from seasons past, I expect word of who Bill O’Brien has asked to turn in their playbook will start leaking throughout the day. To that end, BRB’s Roster Cuts Tracker makes its triumphant annual return.

As we march toward tomorrow afternoon’s deadline, you can follow the Texans’ cuts in this post. We’ll update it as the cuts are announced by reliable reporters and the initial 53-man roster gets finalized for the 2020 regular season.

UPDATE: Here we go...

UPDATE II: Jon Weeks is the only long-snapper on the Texans’ roster again.

UPDATE III: Cordel Iwuagwu has been released.

UPDATE IV: Tyler Simmons has been cut.

UPDATE V: Isaac Whitney is no longer a Texan, though he could find his way back via the practice squad.

UPDATE VI: Anthony Chesley has been cut, but could possibly land on the practice squad if he clears waivers.

UPDATE VII: Jonathan Owens has been released.

UPDATE VIII: Scottie Phillips has been cut. The Ole Miss RB should be an extremely strong candidate for the practice squad here if he clears waivers.

UPDATE IX: The Texans will reportedly sign former Seahawks running back C.J. Prosise to their practice squad. The team brought Prosise in for a workout yesterday, so it presumably went well.

UPDATE X: Rick Leonard has been waived, according to his agent. That agent says we could see Leonard back on the practice squad as soon as tomorrow.

UPDATE XI: Nate Hall has been released. He is another expected practice squad candidate.

UPDATE XII: Elijah Nkansah has been released. Per Aaron Wilson, he will be signed to the practice squad if he clears waivers.

UPDATE XIII: In a surprising move, Greg Mancz has been cut. Many expected Mancz to be a virtual lock as the backup center to Nick Martin, but it seems that is no longer the case.

UPDATE XIV: Kyle Murphy has been released.

UPDATE XV: Jerald Hawkins has also been cut. Hawkins stood out in camp, but apparently not enough to secure a spot on Houston’s first 53-man roster. He could be a potential practice squad candidate.

UPDATE XVI: UDFA Auzoyah Alufohai has been released. If he manages to clear waivers, there is interest from the team to sign him to a practice squad spot.

UPDATE XVII: Free agent signee Jaylen Watkins has been waived. If he clears waivers, the team is expected to bring him back. A.J. Moore seems to have secured a backup spot at the safety position.

UPDATE XVIII: Davin Bellamy has been released. He is another expected practice squad addition.

UPDATE XIX: Not a roster cut, but it looks like Cornell Armstrong has locked in a spot at the corner position. With Philip Gaines potentially landing on IR, we’re looking at one of our last backup corners.

UPDATE XX: It looks like Keke Coutee is going to make the final roster. Interestingly, Brent Qvale’s contract was terminated, but reportedly it’s likely that he’ll be re-signed.

UPDATE XXI: Isaiah Coulter and Philip Gaines heading to IR could explain Coutee making the roster, as well as Cornell Armstrong.

UPDATE XXII: Jordan Thomas has been released. The Texans will be rolling with Darren Fells, Jordan Akins, and Kahale Warring at tight end.

UPDATE XXIII: RB3 candidate Karan Higdon has been released.

UPDATE XXIV: Angelo Blackson and Chad Hansen have been jettisoned. Blackson comes as a surprise, but it seems that recent addition (and Sam Houston State product) P.J. Hall may have secured himself a roster spot. Fullback Cullen Gillaspia also made the team.