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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
65Ankrah, Jason LB6-32622/26/1991RNebraska
12Bester, Lacoltan WR6-320811/12/1991ROklahoma
44Blue, Alfred RB6-22224/27/1991RLouisiana State
2Boswell, Chris K6-21853/16/1991RRice
34Bouye, A.J. CB6-01918/16/19912Central Florida
79Brooks, Brandon G6-53358/19/19893Miami (Ohio)
76Brown, Duane T6-43038/30/19857Virginia Tech
22Brown, Ronnie RB6-022312/12/198110Auburn
98Browner, Keith DE6-42884/7/19881California
4Bullock, Randy K5-920612/16/19893Texas A&M
53Bullough, Max ILB6-32492/11/1992RMichigan State
69Clabo, Tyson T6-631510/17/198110Wake Forest
20Clemons, Chris SS6-12149/15/19856Clemson
90Clowney, Jadeveon LB6-52662/14/1993RSouth Carolina
93Crick, Jared DE6-42858/21/19893Nebraska
56Cushing, Brian ILB6-32491/24/19876USC
81Denham, Anthony TE6-42357/21/1991RUtah
50Dent, Akeem LB6-12399/27/19874Georgia
71Farrell, Mike T6-63068/23/19891Penn State
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
47Groves, Quentin LB6-32657/5/19847Auburn
38Hal, Andre DB5-101885/30/1992RVanderbilt
26Harris, Brandon DB5-101891/24/19904Miami (Fla.)
10Hopkins, DeAndre WR6-12186/6/19922Clemson
61Irwin, Bronson G6-43162/16/1992ROklahoma
25Jackson, Kareem CB5-101884/10/19885Alabama
96Jamison, Tim DE6-32872/26/19866Michigan
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
21Lewis, Kendrick FS6-01986/16/19885Mississippi
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
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
3Savage, Tom QB6-42284/26/1990RPittsburgh
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
40Williams, Marcus DB5-111963/24/1991RNorth Dakota State
73Yeatman, Will T6-63154/10/19884Maryland
61Young, Chris LB6-02521/9/1992RArizona State
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16Bonner, Alan (IR) WR5-1019011/5/19902Jacksonville State
18McClung, Anthony (IR) WR6-01779/9/1991RCincinnati
39Ballentine, Lonnie (IR) SAF6-32154/23/1993RMemphis
51Hazel, Paul (IR) LB6-52275/4/19902Western Michigan
67White, Cody (IR) G6-33037/1/19883Illinois State
72Witzmann, Bryan (IR) T6-73116/16/1990RSouth Dakota State
 
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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
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said rookie quarterback Tom Savage has "closed the gap" with No. 2 quarterback Case Keenum. Savage hit 5 of 6 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos on Saturday, while Keenum went 11 of 18 for 74 yards.
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.  

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.
Chris McAllister
No Updates
Bronson Irwin
News
The Seahawks put receiver Taylor Price on injured reserve, released cornerback Chandler Fenner and guard Bronson Irwin, and signed wide receiver Randall Carroll.
Mike Farrell
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 second-year receiver DeAndre Hopkins "has caught nearly everything" in camp and has starred while Andre Johnson (hamstring) sits out, reports the team's website. Hopkins is "ready for the next step," the report said.

At least for a few plays, he'll battle Cardinals corner Patrick Peterson in Saturday's preseason opener.

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
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
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
News
The Texans announced Tuesday that they have waived/injured linebacker Paul Hazel and wide receiver Anthony McClung while also releasing guard Conor Boffeli.
Injury
Johnathan Joseph
News
According to ESPN, the following players will not suit up for the Texans Saturday night at Denver: Arian Foster, Jadeveon Clowney, Chris Myers and Johnathan Joseph.
Injury
Toe - Questionable for Week 1 vs. Washington
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 running back Arian Foster is not expected to play Saturday against the Broncos in Denver, as he continues to work his way back from a hamstring issue, per the Houston Chronicle. The decision to keep him out of the game was likely made as a precaution. Chances are Foster won't play his first game until Week 1 against Washington.
Injury
Hamstring - Probable for Week 1 vs. Washington
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 receiver Andre Johnson made his preseason debut Saturday night against the Broncos in Denver. Johnson played the first three series of offense with the first unit. He caught three of the five passes thrown his way for 18 yards.
Julius Warmsley
No Updates
Travis Labhart
News
The Texans have waived wide receiver Travis Labhart. He was an undrafted rookie out of Texas A&M.
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
Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing, who lost 20 regular season games to injury over the last two seasons, is receiving increased practice time lately.

Cushing remains uncertain if he will be allowed to play Saturday night against Denver. If not, he will participate in the regular-season opener against Washington, according to the Houston Chronicle.

"For the most part, I've been practicing a good amount," he said. "I'm excited to be back out there. Any game-time situation, obviously, I want to play and play a good amount, but that's not up to me. That's up to the coaches."

Cushing has proven productive when healthy. He has averaged nearly eight tackles a game throughout his career.

Injury
Knee, leg - PUP. Probable for start of regular season
Will Yeatman
News
In addition to going without running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans have listed the following players as out for Saturday's game against the Falcons: linebacker Brian Cushing; defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Shiloh Keo, Lonnie Ballentine and Elbert Mack; guards Conor Boffeli and Brandon Brooks; tackle Will Yeatman; defensive tackle Louis Nix III; and wide receiver Mike Thomas.
Mike Thomas
News
In addition to going without running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans have listed the following players as out for Saturday's game against the Falcons: linebacker Brian Cushing; defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Shiloh Keo, Lonnie Ballentine and Elbert Mack; guards Conor Boffeli and Brandon Brooks; tackle Will Yeatman; defensive tackle Louis Nix III; and wide receiver Mike Thomas.
James Ferentz
No Updates
Alfred Blue
News
Texans rookie running back Alfred Blue gained 22 yards on six carries and scored a touchdown in Saturday's 32-7 preseason win over the Falcons.

Blue entered the game once the team reached the red zone on its second drive and rushed for 14 yards on three straight carries, finding the end zone on a one-yard plunge. That represented most of his feature work on the night, mixing in a few more touches in the first half before team took a look at its newest running back additions in the second half. Blue has done a good job of coming in and making a positive impression after getting drafted with the 181st pick in this year's draft.

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 announced Tuesday that they have waived/injured linebacker Paul Hazel and wide receiver Anthony McClung while also releasing guard Conor Boffeli.
Injury
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
In addition to going without running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans have listed the following players as out for Saturday's game against the Falcons: linebacker Brian Cushing; defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Shiloh Keo, Lonnie Ballentine and Elbert Mack; guards Conor Boffeli and Brandon Brooks; tackle Will Yeatman; defensive tackle Louis Nix III; and wide receiver Mike Thomas.
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 have waived cornerback Brandon Harris on Friday, according to Comcast SportsNet Houston. Harris was a 2011 second-round pick out of the University of Miami that never started a game in Houston.
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
In addition to going without running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans have listed the following players as out for Saturday's game against the Falcons: linebacker Brian Cushing; defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Shiloh Keo, Lonnie Ballentine and Elbert Mack; guards Conor Boffeli and Brandon Brooks; tackle Will Yeatman; defensive tackle Louis Nix III; and wide receiver Mike Thomas.
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
Injury
Chris Myers
News
According to ESPN, the following players will not suit up for the Texans Saturday night at Denver: Arian Foster, Jadeveon Clowney, Chris Myers and Johnathan Joseph.
Ronnie Brown
News
The Texans continued their makeover of the running back position Monday, signing veterans Ronnie Brown and William Powell, the Houston Chronicle reports.

The team released three running backs earlier Monday, including Andre Brown, who was thought to be the leader for the No. 2 role heading into camp. Ronnie Brown, 32, carried the ball 45 times for 157 yards (3.5 YPC) and one TD while catching eight passes for 60 yards last season with the Chargers. Powell, 26, didn't play last season after rushing for 216 yards on 59 carries in 2012.

Randy Bullock
News
The Texans have waived rookie placekicker Chris Boswell. He had been competing with Randy Bullock for the starting spot.

Boswell made both attempts in exhibition play.

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
In addition to going without running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans have listed the following players as out for Saturday's game against the Falcons: linebacker Brian Cushing; defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Shiloh Keo, Lonnie Ballentine and Elbert Mack; guards Conor Boffeli and Brandon Brooks; tackle Will Yeatman; defensive tackle Louis Nix III; and wide receiver Mike Thomas.
Ryan Fitzpatrick
News
Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 9 of 12 passes for 97 yards and one touchdown and also rushed twice for 25 yards while leading two touchdown drives in Saturday's preseason game against the Falcons.

Fitzpatrick couldn't get anything going in his first series but made several nice plays while supported by a strong running game in his second chance. He completed a 19-yard pass to DeAndre Hopkins to get his team to midfield, connected with rookie tight end C.J. Fiederowicz a few times before reaching the red zone and eventually scrambled for 10 yards and a first down on third-and-8.

After hitting the bench for most of the remainder of the first half, Fitzpatrick came back into the game to run the two-minute offense, leading the team 74 yards in 60 seconds and connecting with DeVier Posey on an eight-yard touchdown. It was a definite improvement from his first preseason action against the Cardinals.

Jawanza Starling
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.
Louis Nix
News
In addition to going without running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans have listed the following players as out for Saturday's game against the Falcons: linebacker Brian Cushing; defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Shiloh Keo, Lonnie Ballentine and Elbert Mack; guards Conor Boffeli and Brandon Brooks; tackle Will Yeatman; defensive tackle Louis Nix III; and wide receiver Mike Thomas.
Injury
Knee - PUP. Questionable for start of regular season
Case Keenum
News
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said rookie quarterback Tom Savage has "closed the gap" with No. 2 quarterback Case Keenum. Savage hit 5 of 6 passes for 68 yards and a touchdown against the Broncos on Saturday, while Keenum went 11 of 18 for 74 yards.
Max Bullough
No Updates
Jadeveon Clowney
News
Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney still hasn't returned to practice, but head coach Bill O'Brien said Monday that the rookie is is expected to be available to play in Week 1 of the regular season, USA Today Sports reports.

Clowney has been nursing a neck injury and did not play in Saturday's preseason game against the Broncos.

Injury
Neck - Probable for Week 1 vs. Washington
Chris Boswell
News
The Texans have waived rookie placekicker Chris Boswell. He had been competing with Randy Bullock for the starting spot.

Boswell made both attempts in exhibition play.

Chris Clemons
News
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
No Updates
Josh Victorian
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).

Marcus Williams
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Lacoltan Bester
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Jonathan Grimes
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Texans running back Jonathan Grimes led his team in rushing Saturday, gaining 42 yards on nine carries and catching three passes for 25 yards in his team's 32-7 preseason win over the Falcons.

Grimes is the favorite to open the season as Arian Foster's direct backup, and though he started off slow Saturday, he broke off a 22-yard run in the second quarter that was Foster-esque for his balance and cutback ability. Grimes mixed in with rookie Alfred Blue throughout the first half, giving the team a good look at the presumed depth chart behind Foster this season.

Zach Potter
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Tight end Zach Potter could not make it to the regular season for the Texans. He has been cut after signing with the team in February.

Potter started 12 games with Jacksonville in 2012 and 2013 combined. He has 11 catches for 83 yards in his four-year career.

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).
Lonnie Ballentine
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Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine was placed on injured reserve Monday. Ballentine was the last pick of this year's draft.
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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.