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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
65Ankrah, Jason LB6-32622/26/1991RNebraska
39Ballentine, Lonnie SAF6-32154/23/1993RMemphis
12Bester, Lacoltan WR6-320811/12/1991ROklahoma
44Blue, Alfred RB6-22224/27/1991RLouisiana State
66Boffeli, Conor G6-43048/29/1991RIowa
2Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/1991RRice
34Bouye, A.J. CB6-01918/16/19912Central Florida
79Brooks, Brandon G6-53358/19/19893Miami (Ohio)
33Brown, Andre RB6-022712/15/19866North Carolina State
76Brown, Duane T6-43038/30/19857Virginia Tech
71Brown, Austin NT6-22959/14/1991RMiami (Ohio)
98Browner, Keith DE6-42884/7/19881California
4Bullock, Randy K5-920612/16/19893Texas A&M
53Bullough, Max ILB6-32492/11/1992RMichigan State
77Clabo, Tyson T6-631510/17/198110Wake Forest
20Clemons, Chris SS6-12149/15/19856Clemson
90Clowney, Jadeveon LB6-52662/14/1993RSouth Carolina
85Coyle, Chris TE6-42433/25/1991RArizona State
93Crick, Jared DE6-42858/21/19893Nebraska
56Cushing, Brian ILB6-32491/24/19876USC
81Denham, Anthony TE6-42357/21/1991RUtah
50Dent, Akeem LB6-12399/27/19874Georgia
74Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/1992RBloomsburg
78Ferentz, James C6-22856/5/1989RIowa
87Fiedorowicz, C.J. TE6-626510/22/1991RIowa
14Fitzpatrick, Ryan QB6-222311/24/198210Harvard
23Foster, Arian RB6-12278/24/19866Tennessee
88Graham, Garrett TE6-32438/4/19865Wisconsin
84Griffin, Ryan TE6-62541/11/19902Connecticut
41Grimes, Jonathan RB5-1020912/21/19893William & Mary
54Groves, Quentin LB6-32657/5/19847Auburn
38Hal, Andre DB5-101885/30/1992RVanderbilt
26Harris, Brandon DB5-101891/24/19904Miami (Fla.)
51Hazel, Paul LB6-52275/4/19902Western Michigan
10Hopkins, DeAndre WR6-12186/6/19922Clemson
83Hughes, Kofi WR6-22153/27/1992RIndiana
66Hunter, David NT6-23019/19/19892Houston
25Jackson, Kareem CB5-101884/10/19885Alabama
96Jamison, Tim DE6-32872/26/19866Michigan
28Johnson, Dennis RB5-71932/24/19902Arkansas
80Johnson, Andre WR6-32307/11/198112Miami (Fla.)
60Jones, Ben C6-33087/2/19893Georgia
24Joseph, Johnathan CB5-111884/16/19849South Carolina
7Keenum, Case QB6-12052/17/19882Houston
31Keo, Shiloh FS5-1120812/17/19874Idaho
62Kupper, Alex G6-32992/14/19901Louisville
19Labhart, Travis WR5-91821/20/1991RTexas A&M
9Lechler, Shane P6-22378/7/197615Texas A&M
15Lemon, Alec WR6-22077/1/19912Syracuse
21Lewis, Kendrick FS6-01986/16/19885Mississippi
63Lloyd, Terrance LB6-32389/9/1990RBaylor
43Mack, Elbert DB5-101757/14/19867Troy
82Martin, Keshawn WR5-111943/15/19903Michigan State
94Mathews, Ricardo DT6-33007/30/19875Cincinnati
64McAllister, Chris LB6-22553/3/1991RBaylor
18McClung, Anthony WR6-01779/9/1991RCincinnati
59Mercilus, Whitney OLB6-42587/21/19903Illinois
54Mohamed, Mike LB6-32383/11/19883California
55Myers, Chris C6-42869/15/198110Miami (Fla.)
75Newton, Derek T6-631311/16/19874Arkansas State
92Nix, Louis DT6-23317/31/1991RNotre Dame
17Nwachukwu, Uzoma WR5-1119812/15/19901Texas A&M
42Opurum, Toben RB6-125011/18/19901Kansas
97Pagan, Jeoffrey DE6-33106/10/1993RAlabama
35Pleasant, Eddie DB5-1021012/17/19882Oregon
11Posey, DeVier WR6-12103/15/19903Ohio State
86Potter, Zach TE6-72695/4/19864Nebraska
95Powe, Jerrell NT6-23313/15/19874Mississippi
45Prosch, Jay FB6-12568/21/1992RAuburn
77Quessenberry, David T6-53068/24/19902San Jose State
58Reed, Brooks OLB6-32542/28/19874Arizona
91Sapp, Ricky LB6-425211/14/19864Clemson
3Savage, Tom QB6-42284/26/1990RPittsburgh
52Sidbury, Lawrence DE6-32692/6/19866Richmond
29Starling, Jawanza SAF6-12066/21/19912USC
70Su'a-Filo, Xavier G6-43071/1/1991RUCLA
36Swearinger, D.J. SS5-102089/1/19912South Carolina
52Tarpinian, Jeff MLB6-324010/16/19874Iowa
89Thomas, Mike WR5-81986/4/19876Arizona
57Tuggle, Justin OLB6-32491/4/19902Kansas State
27Victorian, Josh DB5-101907/10/19882Louisiana Tech
74Warmsley, Julius DE6-22965/16/1990RTulane
99Watt, J.J. DE6-52893/22/19894Wisconsin
46Weeks, Jon LS5-102462/17/19865Baylor
49Williams, Trevardo OLB6-123712/31/19902Connecticut
40Williams, Marcus DB5-111963/24/1991RNorth Dakota State
72Witzmann, Bryan T6-73116/16/1990RSouth Dakota State
61Yeatman, Will T6-63154/10/19884Maryland
61Young, Chris LB6-02521/9/1992RArizona State
Injured Players
16Bonner, Alan (IR) WR5-1019011/5/19902Jacksonville State
67White, Cody (IR) G6-33037/1/19883Illinois State
 
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David Hunter
News
The Buccaneers waived defensive lineman David Hunter, punter Jacob Schum and quarterback Brett Smith.
Keith Browner
News
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Tom Savage
News
In the battle to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick, quarterback Case Keenum is getting more reps than rookie Tom Savage, reports the Houston Chronicle. Coach Bill O'Brien said Savage will get a legitimate shot.

"Tommy gets a lot of reps on his own because we do a two-spot drill (with two quarterbacks throwing at the same time to different receivers) early in practice," O'Brien said. “It balances itself out. We’ll take however many practices we need to determine who’s the backup quarterback. We’ll take our time with that."

Tyson Clabo
News
The Texans signed free agent offensive tackle Tyson Clabo to a two-year deal, his agent told the National Football Post. Clabo played 15 games for the Dolphins last year after a seven-year run in Atlanta.
Jeoffrey Pagan
News
The Texans added some more size to their line with the first pick in the sixth round, selecting defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan out of the University of Alabama 177th overall.

Pagan is a 6-foot-4, 310-pound lineman who played three seasons at Alabama, racking up 60 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks.  

Trevardo Williams
News
The Texans announced Monday that linebacker Brian Cushing, rookie defensive tackle Louis Nix and linebacker Trevardo Williams would begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. They are allowed to come off the list at any time between now and the start of the regular season. 

Cushing is coming back from a torn knee ligament and a broken fibula. Head coach Bill O'Brien is unsure when exactly he'll return to practice. Nix has a meniscus injury he's dealing with. Williams was placed on IR before last season with an injury. 

Injury
Undisclosed - PUP. Questionable for start of regular season
Jason Ankrah
No Updates
Justin Tuggle
News
Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Alan Bonner
News
The Texans made several roster moves on Sunday, according to the Houston Chronicle. The team waived offensive tackle Anthony Dima and waived injured guard Cody White and wide receiver Alan Bonner
Injury
Andre Hal
News
The Texans and rookie cornerback Andre Hal have agreed to a rookie deal, the Houston Chronicle reports. Hal was a seventh-round pick from Vanderbilt. He'll battle for a roster spot in training camp. 
Alex Kupper
News
In addition to quarterback Case Keenum, who was ruled out earlier in the week with a torn ligament in his thumb, and tight end Garrett Graham, who is out again with a hamstring injury, the Texans' list of inactives for Week 16 against the Broncos includes wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), defensive back Jawanza Starling, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, offensive lineman Andrew Gardner and offensive lineman Cody White. Starling, Kupper, Gardner and White are all healthy scratches.
Dennis Johnson
News
Texans running back Dennis Johnson is inactive for Week 17 against the Titans, as expected. Johnson was considered questionable coming into the game with a hip injury, after being unable to practice throughout the week. 
Chris McAllister
No Updates
Ricardo Mathews
News
The Texans have signed defensive lineman Ricardo Mathews to a contract. Originally a seventh-round pick of the Colts, Mathews sparingly played last year. He'll compete for a roster spot in training camp. 
Quentin Groves
News
The Texans signed outside linebacker Quentin Groves, who played in five games with the Browns last year. Groves had 46 tackles and four sacks in 2012 with Arizona.
DeAndre Hopkins
News
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien says he sees a young player who's working hard in second-year wideout DeAndre Hopkins. He also says Hopkins is "[t]rying to do his job, trying to learn what to do," according to the official team website. 

Hopkins had 52 receptions for 802 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie. 

Jay Prosch
News
With the 211th pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected fullback Jay Prosch from Auburn.

The 6-foot-1, 254-pound Prosch was the first fullback selected in the draft. He will likely fill the void left by former Houston fullback Greg Jones, who remains unsigned this offseason.
C.J. Fiedorowicz
News
The Texans signed third-round pick C.J. Fiedorowicz , a tight end out of Iowa, to a rookie deal worth nearly $4 million over four years, the Houston Chronicle reported. His signing bonus is just over $700,000. 

Fiedorowicz is expected to battle for playing time in training camp this summer. Garrett Graham figures to be the top tight end for the Texans. 

Jeff Tarpinian
News
Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (ribs), running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), defensive back Shiloh Keo (illness), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), defensive back Brice McCain (groin), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (wrist), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) and defensive back Josh Victorian (back), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 15 at Indianapolis.
Cody White
News
Texans guard Cody White tore his Achilles tendon in Saturday's practice, reports the Houston Chronicle. The 6-3, 303-pounder played in one game last season.
Injury
D.J. Swearinger
News
Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Toben Opurum
News
The Texans put cornerback Johnathan Joseph (toe) and running back Deji Karim (clavicle) on injured reserve and signed running backs Ray Graham and Toben Opurum.
Anthony Denham
No Updates
Anthony McClung
No Updates
Johnathan Joseph
News
Texans standout cornerback Johnathan Joseph had a reunion of sorts with his teammates Saturday during the first day of camp. Rehab from foot surgery had forced him to miss all the minicamp activities.

"Just trying to get out there and just feel my way through it," Joseph told ESPN. "Stay on top of technique and on top of the playbook and just catch up with the rest of the guys you know from what I missed in the spring."

Joseph played 15 games last year and finished with 44 tackles and three interceptions.

Keshawn Martin
News
Texans wide receiver Keshawn Martin caught four passes for 35 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 37-13 loss to the Broncos. Martin was targeted six times. 

The touchdown was the second in three games for Martin, who tied a season high with six targets. He scored on a 15-yard pass in the third quarter, right after Andre Johnson dropped a perfectly-thrown would-be touchdown pass. 

The Texans face the Titans in Week 17. Martin caught two passes for 37 yards when the teams first met this season, in Week 2. 

Garrett Graham
News
The Texans and tight end Garrett Graham have agreed to a deal according to the Houston Chronicle

Graham stepped in for the injured Owen Daniels last season and caught 49 passes for 545 yards and five touchdowns. He should end up as the team's top tight end in 2014. 

Uzoma Nwachukwu
News
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Arian Foster
News
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said running back Arian Foster did not practice Monday due to a minor injury. "It's a minor deal," O'Brien said. "It's a long season, and he'll be out there."

Foster left Sunday's practice early and was seen getting his legs stretched out on the sideline. Foster did not speak to reporters Sunday or Monday.

Kareem Jackson
News
Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (ribs), running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), defensive back Shiloh Keo (illness), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), defensive back Brice McCain (groin), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (wrist), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) and defensive back Josh Victorian (back), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 15 at Indianapolis.
Eddie Pleasant
News
Several key Texans are active for Sunday night's game against Indianapolis despite being listed on the injury report. Suiting up are tackles Duane Brown (toe) and Derek Newton (knee, elbow), guards Wade Smith (knee) and Brandon Brooks (toe), safeties Shiloh Keo (Achilles) and Eddie Pleasant (toe), wideouts Keshawn Martin (shoulder) and DeVier Posey (calf), cornerback Brice McCain (knee), nose tackle Earl Mitchell (knee) and linebacker Darryl Sharpton (foot, toe).

Quarterback Matt Schaub (ankle) also is active and will back up Case Keenum. All the injured players were listed as probable.

Andre Johnson
News
Texans running back Arian Foster and Andre Johnson missed practice again Tuesday with what the team called minor injuries. Both are believed to be hamstring issues.

Coach Bill O'Brien doesn't seem to be enjoying questions about his two stars' health. He told reporters only that the injuries are not "life threatening."

Injury
Hamstring - Questionable for start of preseason
Julius Warmsley
No Updates
Alec Lemon
News
Texans wideout Alec Lemon, who had five catches for 51 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Saints, was placed on injured reserve. The injury was not disclosed.

Lemon, a rookie out of Syracuse, finished the preseason with eight catches for 89 yards and the score.

Travis Labhart
No Updates
Jerrell Powe
News
The Texans signed defensive tackle Jerrell Powe, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. He appeared in 11 games for the Chiefs the past three years.
Brian Cushing
News
The Texans announced Monday that linebacker Brian Cushing, rookie defensive tackle Louis Nix and linebacker Trevardo Williams would begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. They are allowed to come off the list at any time between now and the start of the regular season. 

Cushing is coming back from a torn knee ligament and a broken fibula. Head coach Bill O'Brien is unsure when exactly he'll return to practice. Nix has a meniscus injury he's dealing with. Williams was placed on IR before last season with an injury. 

Injury
Knee, leg - PUP. Probable for start of regular season
Will Yeatman
News
The Dolphins did not tender offers to two restricted free agents, offensive tackle Will Yeatman and cornerback R.J. Stanford, making them unrestricted free agents.
Mike Thomas
News
The Cardinals have announced the release of 13 players. They are safeties Jonathon Amaya and Curtis Taylor, guards Senio Kelemete and Chilo Rachal, wide receivers Mike Thomas, Charles Hawkins and Dan Buckner, linebackers Zack Nash and Colin Parker, tight ends Alex Gottlieb and Richard Quinn, center Adam Bice and defensive tackle David Carter.

Guard Jonathan Cooper (leg) has been played on season-ending IR.

James Ferentz
No Updates
Andre Brown
News
The Texans signed running back Andre Brown this offseason to be the backup to starter Arian Foster, but ESPN reports that rookie Alfred Blue could push Brown for the No. 2 job.

The report says "Brown has an edge on starting experience. Blue has an edge on youth and lack of mileage." Most likely, if Foster were to get hurt, the Texans would use a tandem of Brown and Blue to replace him.

Alfred Blue
News
The Texans signed running back Andre Brown this offseason to be the backup to starter Arian Foster, but ESPN reports that rookie Alfred Blue could push Brown for the No. 2 job.

The report says "Brown has an edge on starting experience. Blue has an edge on youth and lack of mileage." Most likely, if Foster were to get hurt, the Texans would use a tandem of Brown and Blue to replace him.

Brooks Reed
News
The Texans will ask linebacker Brooks Reed to move to the inside of the defense to play next to Brian Cushing, the Houston Chronicle reports. Reed, who has spent the offseason training with J.J. Watt, would move inside to make room for No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney.

Reed said he's been talking about moving inside "for the past three years."

Xavier Su'a-Filo
News
The Texans and guard Xavier Su'a-Filo have agreed to a four-year deal, the Houston Chronicle reported. Su'a-Filo should start right away on the Texans offensive line at left guard. 
Paul Hazel
News
The Texans were awarded linebacker Paul Hazel off waivers from the Browns, reports the National Football Post.

Hazel has played for the Browns and Jaguars. He has three career tackles.

Tim Jamison
News
In addition to tight end Garrett Graham, who is out with a hamstring injury, the Texans' list of inactives for Week 15 at Indianapolis includes quarterback T.J. Yates (back), defensive back Jawanza Starling, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, offensive lineman Andrew Gardner, offensive lineman Cody White and defensive lineman Tim Jamison. Starling, Kupper, Gardner, White and Jamison are all healthy scratches.
Derek Newton
News
Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Duane Brown
News
Texans tackle Duane Brown was not voted into the Pro Bowl, but he's going anyway. He was selected as a replacement for Eagles tackle Jason Peters.
Ben Jones
News
Texans tackle Duane Brown (illness), tight end Ryan Griffin (concussion), center Ben Jones (ankle), safety Shiloh Keo (Achilles, hamstring), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), center Chris Myers (throat), tackle Derek Newton (knee, elbow), guard Wade Smith (knee), defensive end J.J. Watt (back), guard Cody White (neck), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hamstring), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (foot, toe, back) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) were all cleared to play Week 12 vs. Jacksonville.
Brandon Brooks
News
Two top Texans have been deemed probable for the gmae Sunday against Oakland. They are running back Ben Tate (ribs) and defensive end J.J. Watt (elbow).

Other starters so designated are guards Wade Smith (knee) and Brandon Brooks (toe/knee), safety Shiloh Keo (Achilles/hamstring), tackle Derek Newton (knee/elbow), wide receiver DeVier Posey (hip) and linebacker Darryl Sharpton (foot/toe).

Also probable are offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee), Ben Jones (chest) and Andrew Gardner (knee), wideout Keshawn Martin (shoulder) and cornerback Brice McCain (hip).

Jon Weeks
News
Texans running back Brad Smelley (back), who was listed as questionable Friday, and running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (ankle), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (knee), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Justin Tuggle (elbow), defensive back Josh Victorian (back), long snapper Jon Weeks (elbow) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back), who were all listed as probable, are active for Week 16 against the Broncos.
Brandon Harris
News
The Texans spent all but two picks on the defensive side of the ball in April's draft, and they selected three players to help in their porous secondary. Miami CB Brandon Harris (Round 2), Virginia Tech CB Rashad Carmichael (Round 4) and Idaho SS Shiloh Keo (Round 5) were added to a rebuilding Texans defense. The 5-foot-9, 191-pound Harris started 32 games for Miami and intercepted four balls and broke up 28 passes in three seasons with the Hurricanes. Carmichael deflected 16 passes and intercepted nine in his college career. Keo intercepted 11 passes and made 358 tackles in 55 career games at Idaho. He also returned kicks in college, and set a school record with 585 punt-return yards.
Mike Mohamed
News
The Texans' injury report for Week 14 featured a lengthy list of injured defenders, but all but one player from that side of the ball was able to take the field Thursday against the Jaguars. While defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was inactive prior to kickoff, 11 other injured players were able to play through their issues.

Defensive lineman Antonio Smith (not injury related), linebackers Joe Mays (knee), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin), and defensive backs Brice McCain (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Kareem Jackson (ribs), D.J. Swearinger (foot) and Shiloh Keo (neck) are all in uniform Thursday. 

Elbert Mack
News
The Texans re-signed cornerback Elbert Mack, who made eight tackles in eight games last season, reports the Houston Chronicle.
A.J. Bouye
News
The Texans have placed reserve cornerback A.J. Bouye on season-ending IR. He was dealing with a hamstring injury.
Bryan Witzmann
No Updates
Chris Myers
News
Despite having 17 players on their injured list, the Texans are quite healthy heading into their TNF game against Jacksonville. Fullback Greg Jones, who is questionable with a knee ailment, is the only one who is not probable.

The other offensive probables are offensive linemen Derek Newton (knee), Wade Smith (knee) and Chris Myers (elbow) and running back Ben Tate (ribs/ankle).

Ricky Sapp
News
The Texans released a lengthy injury report for Week 14 against the Jaguars, but only one injured player ended up among the team's inactives Thursday.  Defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was unable to play through his injury, but the rest of the inactive list featured healthy scratches.

Quarterback T.J. Yates, linebacker Ricky Sapp, defensive lineman Tim Jamison, and offensive linemen Alex Kupper, Andrew Gardner and Cody White make up the remainder of the list. 

Injury
Undisclosed - NFI. Questionable for start of regular season
Randy Bullock
News
Texans kicker Randy Bullock ended a rough rookie season by nailing his lone try in a 16-10 loss to the Titans in Week 17. Bullock connected from 19 yards out, and ultimately finishes the season having made each of his attempts over the last seven games.

Despite the long streak to end the season, Bullock connected on just 74.3 percent of his field-goal attempts in his rookie season. 

Jared Crick
News
The Texans added another pass rusher in the fourth round, taking Nebraska defensive end Jared Crick. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Crick made 22 tackles, including three for loss, in an injury-shortened 2011 season. He finished in Nebraska's top in career sacks (20), even after tearing a chest muscle in the sixth game of his final year.The injury dropped Crick, who began the season as a possible late first-round pick, down the boards.
Ryan Griffin
News
The Saints have ruled the following players as inactive for Saturday's Wild Card playoff game at Philadelphia: Pierre Thomas, Ryan Griffin, Terrence Frederick, Isa Abdul-Quddus, Keyunta Dawson, Tyrunn Walker and Nick Toon.
Shiloh Keo
News
Texans defensive back Kareem Jackson (ribs), running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), defensive back Shiloh Keo (illness), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), defensive back Brice McCain (groin), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (wrist), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (groin) and defensive back Josh Victorian (back), who were listed as probable on Friday's injury report, are active for Week 15 at Indianapolis.
Kofi Hughes
No Updates
Ryan Fitzpatrick
News
Texans coach Bill O'Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback, the official team website reports Tuesday.

Fitzpatrick was expected to battle rookie Tom Savage for the job in training camp, but O'Brien has apparently seen enough to trust Fitzpatrick with the role now.

"He's a guy that earned the job," O'Brien said.

Savage will now compete with Case Keenum and T.J. Yates for the No. 2 job. O'Brien said "I don't know" when asked if he will carry two or three quarterbacks on the roster this season.

Jawanza Starling
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In addition to quarterback Case Keenum, who was ruled out earlier in the week with a torn ligament in his thumb, and tight end Garrett Graham, who is out again with a hamstring injury, the Texans' list of inactives for Week 16 against the Broncos includes wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), defensive back Jawanza Starling, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, offensive lineman Andrew Gardner and offensive lineman Cody White. Starling, Kupper, Gardner and White are all healthy scratches.
Lawrence Sidbury
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The Texans signed linebacker Lawrence Sidbury, who spent last season on IR with a shoulder injury. The 28-year-old had his best season in 2011 with Atlanta when he posted four sacks and 11 tackles.
Louis Nix
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The Texans announced Monday that linebacker Brian Cushing, rookie defensive tackle Louis Nix and linebacker Trevardo Williams would begin training camp on the Physically Unable to Perform list. They are allowed to come off the list at any time between now and the start of the regular season. 

Cushing is coming back from a torn knee ligament and a broken fibula. Head coach Bill O'Brien is unsure when exactly he'll return to practice. Nix has a meniscus injury he's dealing with. Williams was placed on IR before last season with an injury. 

Injury
Knee - PUP. Questionable for start of regular season
Case Keenum
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In the battle to back up Ryan Fitzpatrick, quarterback Case Keenum is getting more reps than rookie Tom Savage, reports the Houston Chronicle. Coach Bill O'Brien said Savage will get a legitimate shot.

"Tommy gets a lot of reps on his own because we do a two-spot drill (with two quarterbacks throwing at the same time to different receivers) early in practice," O'Brien said. “It balances itself out. We’ll take however many practices we need to determine who’s the backup quarterback. We’ll take our time with that."

Max Bullough
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Jadeveon Clowney
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A sports hernia surgery isn't keeping Texans rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney from being available at training camp as the team did not list him on their PUP list on Monday. ESPN says there's no concern about Clowney missing any part of the regular season. He's expected back at practice soon. 
Terrance Lloyd
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Chris Boswell
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Chris Clemons
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The Texans signed free safety Chris Clemons to a two-year deal, reports ESPN.com. He played in every game last season for the Dolphins, making 92 tackles and an interception.
Chris Young
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Josh Victorian
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Thirteen Texans have been deemed probable for the last game of the year, including wide receiver Andre Johnson (wrist) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back).

The other offensive probables are tight end Ryan Griffin (knee), wideout DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), fullback Greg Jones (knee) and offensive linemen Wade Smith (knee) and Derek Newton (knee).

The defensive probables are linebackers Brooks Reed (thumb), Darryl Sharpton (knee) and Justin Tuggle (elbow), backs Josh Victorian (back) and D.J. Swearinger (foot) and end Antonio Smith (knee).

Marcus Williams
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Lacoltan Bester
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Jonathan Grimes
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Texans running back Jonathan Grimes thrived in his first extended action in Week 17, topping 100 all-purpose yards in a 16-10 loss to the Titans.

Grimes didn't have much success running the ball, finishing with just 50 yards despite 12 carries. He shined as a receiver, however, leading the team with six receptions for 76 yards. He added his first career touchdown on a 3-yard run in the first game.

Injuries pushed Grimes into action only recently, as he appeared in just the team's final two games. 

Injury
Undisclosed - NFI. Questionable for start of regular season
Austin Brown
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Conor Boffeli
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The Vikings waived guard Conor Boffeli and quarterback Travis Partridge and signed linebackers Dom DeCicco and Mike Zimmer. 
Zach Potter
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The Texans will sign tight end Zach Potter on Wednesday, reports the National Football Post. The blocking tight end was formerly with the Jaguars and Rams.
DeVier Posey
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The Texans have placed 17 on their Friday injury report as they prepare to play Sunday at Tennessee. But only four have been tagged as anything but probable. They are wide receiver DeVier Posey (ankle), who has been ruled out, and running back Dennis Johnson (hip), quarterback Case Keenum (thumb) and linebcker Joe Mays (knee).
Chris Coyle
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Lonnie Ballentine
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Texans draft choices Alfred Blue and Lonnie Ballentine both reached terms of a deal on Wednesday according to the Houston Chronicle

Blue, from LSU, figures to serve as running back depth for the Texans but could evolve into a contributor. Ballentine will try to make the club as a backup defensive back and special teamer. 

Shane Lechler
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The Texans have listed four players as questionable for their Week 11 battle against the Raiders. They are cornerback Kareem Jackson (chest), punter Shane Lechler (illness) and linebackers Joe Mays (knee/abdomen) and Mike Mohamed (hamstring).

Reserve tight end Ryan Griffin (concussion) and cornerback Elbert Mack (hamstring/groin) have been ruled out.

Matt Feiler
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Akeem Dent
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The Texans traded quarterback T.J. Yates, who was believed to be waived but apparently not, to the Falcons for linebacker Akeem Dent. The trade was announced on Thursday. 

Yates, a former fifth-round pick of the Texans, gives the Falcons some needed experience and depth at quarterback behind Matt Ryan. Playing over 13 games, including a five-week stint as the starter in 2011, the Georgia native has 1,100 passing yards and three touchdowns with a rush score and six interceptions and four fumbles lost. 

Dent is a former third-round pick of the Falcons. In 47 games (20 starts), Dent totaled 136 total tackles, 1.5 sacks, a forced fumble and three passes defensed. 

David Quessenberry
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Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry was diagnosed with lymphoma, the team announced Tuesday.

Quessenberry "experienced fatigue and a persistent cough" over the past week, went for a diagnosis and has been placed under the care of M.D. Anderson hopsital. The offensive lineman, drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft out of San Jose State, was placed on the Non-Football Injury list.

"Our medical community here in Houston is the best in the world," general manager Rick Smith said in a statement. "We are extremely confident in the care and treatment David will receive. He is a fighter and a courageous young man and we look forward to his full and complete recovery. We will continue to support him and his family and look forward to his return to the team."

Whitney Mercilus
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The Texans' injury report for Week 14 featured a lengthy list of injured defenders, but all but one player from that side of the ball was able to take the field Thursday against the Jaguars. While defensive back Jawanza Starling (foot) was inactive prior to kickoff, 11 other injured players were able to play through their issues.

Defensive lineman Antonio Smith (not injury related), linebackers Joe Mays (knee), Mike Mohamed (hamstring), Darryl Sharpton (knee), Whitney Mercilus (hip) and Jeff Tarpinian (groin), and defensive backs Brice McCain (hamstring), Johnathan Joseph (groin), Kareem Jackson (ribs), D.J. Swearinger (foot) and Shiloh Keo (neck) are all in uniform Thursday. 

Kendrick Lewis
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The Texans have signed safety Kendrick Lewis to a one-year contract. The deal is worth $795,000 with $100,000 guaranteed, per the Houston Chronicle.

Lewis started all but three games with Kansas City since that team snagged him in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. He will rejoin former Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel, who is currently toiling as the defensive coordinator for Houston.

J.J. Watt
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The Texans have exercised their option to keep defensive end J.J. Watt on the roster through the 2015 season. The Houston Chronicle believes that Watt won't even play under the terms of that fifth year (roughly $10.6 million guaranteed) because the Texans will agree to a long-term extension with him before then.