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NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
70Adams, Jeff T6-73059/6/19891Columbia
28Blue, Alfred RB6-22234/27/1991RLouisiana State
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
4Bullock, Randy K5-920612/16/19893Texas A&M
74Clabo, Tyson T6-631510/17/19819Wake Forest
90Clowney, Jadeveon OLB6-52662/14/1993RSouth Carolina
93Crick, Jared DE6-42858/21/19893Nebraska
56Cushing, Brian ILB6-32491/24/19876USC
50Dent, Akeem LB6-12399/27/19874Georgia
87Fiedorowicz, C.J. TE6-526510/22/1991RIowa
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 RB5-1020912/21/19892William & Mary
29Hal, Andre DB5-101885/30/1992RVanderbilt
10Hopkins, DeAndre WR6-12186/6/19922Clemson
25Jackson, Kareem CB5-101884/10/19885Alabama
96Jamison, Tim DE6-32872/26/19866Michigan
80Johnson, Andre WR6-32307/11/198112Miami (Fla.)
13Johnson, Damaris WR5-817511/22/19893Tulsa
60Jones, Ben G6-33087/2/19893Georgia
24Joseph, Johnathan CB5-111884/16/19849South Carolina
31Keo, Shiloh FS5-1120812/17/19874Idaho
9Lechler, Shane P6-22378/7/197615Texas A&M
21Lewis, Kendrick FS6-01986/16/19885Mississippi
43Mack, Elbert DB5-101757/14/19867Troy
15Mallett, Ryan QB6-62456/5/19884Arkansas
38Manning, Danieal DB5-112128/9/19829Abilene Christian
82Martin, Keshawn WR5-111943/15/19903Michigan State
59Mercilus, Whitney OLB6-42587/21/19903Illinois
54Mohamed, Mike LB6-32383/11/19883California
26Morris, Darryl DB5-101889/4/19902Texas State
55Myers, Chris C6-42869/15/198110Miami (Fla.)
75Newton, Derek T6-631311/16/19874Arkansas State
92Nix, Louis DT6-23317/31/1991RNotre Dame
97Pagan, Jeoffrey DE6-33106/10/1993RAlabama
35Pleasant, Eddie DB5-1021012/17/19882Oregon
11Posey, DeVier WR6-12103/15/19903Ohio State
95Powe, Jerrell NT6-23313/15/19873Mississippi
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
71Su'a-Filo, Xavier G6-43071/1/1991RUCLA
36Swearinger, D.J. SS5-102089/1/19912South Carolina
52Tarpinian, Jeff MLB6-324010/16/19873Iowa
57Tuggle, Justin ILB6-32491/4/19902Kansas State
99Watt, J.J. DE6-52893/22/19894Wisconsin
46Weeks, Jon LS5-102462/17/19865Baylor
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16Bonner, Alan (IR) WR5-1019011/5/19902Jacksonville State
39Ballentine, Lonnie (IR) SAF6-32154/23/1993RMemphis
67White, Cody (IR) G6-33037/1/19883Illinois State
72Witzmann, Bryan (IR) T6-73116/16/1990RSouth Dakota State
73Yeatman, Will (IR) T6-63154/10/19884Maryland
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37Aubrey, Josh DB5-102074/9/19912Stephen F. Austin St.
98Browner, Keith DE6-42884/7/19881California
53Bullough, Max ILB6-32492/11/1992RMichigan State
81Denham, Anthony TE6-42357/21/1991RUtah
74Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/1992RBloomsburg
78Ferentz, James C6-22856/5/1989RIowa
62Kupper, Alex G6-32992/14/19901Louisville
17Nwachukwu, Uzoma WR5-1119812/15/19901Texas A&M
42Opurum, Toben RB6-125011/18/19901Kansas
40Williams, Marcus DB5-111963/24/1991RNorth 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
The Texans ruled the following players inactive for Week 2 against the Raiders: Safety Shiloh Keo, tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, tackle Jeff Adams and nose tackle Louis Nix
Tyson Clabo
News
The Texans have listed 10 players as probable Week 2 against the Raiders.

Tight end Garrett Graham WR Andre Johnson, CB Johnathan Joseph, CB A.J. Bouye, OL Tyson Clabo, LB Brian Cushing, RB Arian Foster, DE Tim Jamison, CB Elbert Mack, LB Mike Mohamed, OL Chris Myers, OL Derek Newton, FB Jay Prosch, OL Xaier Su'a-Filo, DE J.J. Watt and DT Louis Nix II are all probable heading into the game.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the only player ruled out for Week 2. 

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.  

Justin Tuggle
News
Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye (shoulder), tackle Tyson Clabo (ankle), linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (foot), linebacker Mike Mohamed (quadricep), center Chris Myers (toe), running back Jay Prosch (hand), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and linebacker Justin Tuggle (knee) were all cleared to play Week 1 vs. Washington. They were all listed as probable on the injury report.
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
Foot - IR. Out for season
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.
Ryan Mallett
News
Bills quarterback EJ Manuel and Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick are already on the hot seat, according to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Bills and Texans won't be hesitant to turn to their backup quarterbacks Kyle Orton and Ryan Mallett, if Manuel and Fitzpatrick struggle.
DeAndre Hopkins
News
Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins found the end zone for the second straight week on Sunday against the Raiders in Week 2.

Hopkins was limited to just one grab for 7 yards in the first half, but bounced back with a score after half time. He came down with a 12-yard score in the third quarter. He finished the game with three catches for 22 yards and a touchdown in a 30-14 victory.

Hopkins has seven catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns through his first two weeks of the season. He'll look to score in his third straight game in New York against the Giants in Week 3.

Injury
Illness - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
Danieal Manning
News
The Texans re-signed safety Danieal Manning, reports NFL Network. He started six games for Houston last season, recording 24 tackles and a sack, before breaking his leg.
Jay Prosch
News
The following injured Texans have been ruled active for Week 2 at Oakland: A.J. Bouye (shoulder), Brian Cushing (ankle), Arian Foster (ribs), Garrett Graham (back), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (foot), Elbert Mack (foot), Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), Jay Prosch (hand) and J.J. Watt (ankle, illness).
Injury
Hand - Full practice. Probable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
C.J. Fiedorowicz
News
The Texans ruled the following players inactive for Week 2 against the Raiders: Safety Shiloh Keo, tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, tackle Jeff Adams and nose tackle Louis Nix
Injury
Foot - Full practice. Probable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
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
Texans defensive back D.J. Swearinger left Week 2 against the Raiders with a left elbow injury.

He made his presence felt before departing to the locker room in the fourth quarter. Swearinger recovered a fumble from James Jones late in the first half. He also stripped Mychal Rivera in the third quarter. He registered three total tackles before leaving the game. His return remains uncertain.
Injury
Elbow - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
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
Johnathan Joseph
News
Texans defensive back Johnathan Joseph was forced out of Sunday's game due to a lingering foot injury, but head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters during his press conference Monday he expects Joseph to return to practice this week. The Texans take on the Giants in Week 3. 
Injury
Foot - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
Darryl Morris
News
The 49ers made a slew of moves Saturday to pare their roster down to the required 53 for the regular season.

Among those moves was the placement of cornerback Kenneth Acker and fullback Will Tukuafu on the injured reserve list.

San Francisco cut the following players: T Carter Bykowski, TE Asante Cleveland, WR Lance Lewis, LS Kevin McDermott, CB Darryl Morris, G Al Netter, DL Lawrence Okoye, WR Kassim Osgood, T Michael Philipp, NT Mike Purcell, G Ryan Seymour, LB Shayne Skov, RB Alfonso Smith, G Adam Snyder, S C.J. Spillman, LB Chase Thomas, S Raymond Ventrone, WR L'Damian Washington and RB Glenn Winston.
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
Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Thursday tight end Garrett Graham is expected to play Week 2 against the Raiders after sitting out Week 1 due to a back injury.
Injury
Ankle - Full practice. Probable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
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 was limited again Thursday.

Foster is dealing with a hamstring injury. Foster has carried the ball a ton in the first two games, so it's not too surprising that he's dealing with some soreness. His status will be determined based on how much he practices Friday. 

Injury
Hamstring - Limited practice. Questionable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
Kareem Jackson
News
Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson recorded his first interception of the season against the Raiders in Week 2. Jackson picked off Derek Carr in the second quarter and nearly took it back for a touchdown. He finished the game with two total tackles -- all solo -- and two passes defended in a 30-14 victory.
Jeff Adams
News
The Texans ruled the following players inactive for Week 2 against the Raiders: Safety Shiloh Keo, tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, tackle Jeff Adams and nose tackle Louis Nix
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 wide receiver Andre Johnson received three stitches to the face after being gashed by Charles Woodson in a Week 2 win over the Raiders in Oakland.

The injury didn't impact Johnson's performance, as he still led the team in receiving. He caught five passes for 54 yards in the first half. He was limited to two receptions in the second half. His longest gain was a short screen pass for a pick-up of 20 yards in the third quarter Johnson was targeted seven times and finished with six grabs for 74 yards, averaging 12.3. yards per catch in a 30-14 victory.

Johnson has 12 catches for 167 yards through two games. He has yet to score a touchdown. He will look to change that in Week 3 in New York against the Giants.

Injury
Ankle - Full practice. Probable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
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 following injured Texans have been ruled active for Week 2 at Oakland: A.J. Bouye (shoulder), Brian Cushing (ankle), Arian Foster (ribs), Garrett Graham (back), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (foot), Elbert Mack (foot), Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), Jay Prosch (hand) and J.J. Watt (ankle, illness).
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.
Injury
Damaris Johnson
News
The Texans received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 2 win over the Raiders.

In the passing game, tight end Garrett Graham and Damaris Johnson were each limited to one catch on one target. Graham caught a 26-yard pass in the first quarter, and Johnson caught a 4-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick on the opening drive. Jonathan Grimes rushed for 9 yards on three carries, while Ronnie Brown gained 2 yards on three carries.

James Ferentz
No Updates
Alfred Blue
News
Texans rookie running back Alfred Blue enjoyed a productive performance on the ground in a convincing win over the Raiders in Week 2.

Blue worked behind Arian Foster and received the majority of his reps in the fourth quarter when the game was well in hand for the Texans. He took 11 handoffs for 40 yards on the ground, averaging 4.6 yards per attempt. He was not targeted in the passing game in a 30-14 victory.

The Texans will travel to New York for a Week 3 showdown against the Giants.

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."

Josh Aubrey
News
The Seahawks signed offensive tackle Andrew McDonald off Carolina's practice squad. Seattle also added guard Nate Isles and safety Terrance Parks to its practice squad while releasing guard David Arkin and safety Josh Aubrey from the squad.
Xavier Su'a-Filo
News
Texans cornerback A.J. Bouye (shoulder), tackle Tyson Clabo (ankle), linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (foot), linebacker Mike Mohamed (quadricep), center Chris Myers (toe), running back Jay Prosch (hand), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and linebacker Justin Tuggle (knee) were all cleared to play Week 1 vs. Washington. They were all listed as probable on the injury report.
Tim Jamison
News
The following injured Texans have been ruled active for Week 2 at Oakland: A.J. Bouye (shoulder), Brian Cushing (ankle), Arian Foster (ribs), Garrett Graham (back), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (foot), Elbert Mack (foot), Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), Jay Prosch (hand) and J.J. Watt (ankle, illness).
Injury
Groin - Full practice. Probable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
Derek Newton
News
The Texans have listed 10 players as probable Week 2 against the Raiders.

Tight end Garrett Graham WR Andre Johnson, CB Johnathan Joseph, CB A.J. Bouye, OL Tyson Clabo, LB Brian Cushing, RB Arian Foster, DE Tim Jamison, CB Elbert Mack, LB Mike Mohamed, OL Chris Myers, OL Derek Newton, FB Jay Prosch, OL Xaier Su'a-Filo, DE J.J. Watt and DT Louis Nix II are all probable heading into the game.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the only player ruled out for Week 2. 

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.
Mike Mohamed
News
The following injured Texans have been ruled active for Week 2 at Oakland: A.J. Bouye (shoulder), Brian Cushing (ankle), Arian Foster (ribs), Garrett Graham (back), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (foot), Elbert Mack (foot), Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), Jay Prosch (hand) and J.J. Watt (ankle, illness).
Elbert Mack
News
The following injured Texans have been ruled active for Week 2 at Oakland: A.J. Bouye (shoulder), Brian Cushing (ankle), Arian Foster (ribs), Garrett Graham (back), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (foot), Elbert Mack (foot), Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), Jay Prosch (hand) and J.J. Watt (ankle, illness).
A.J. Bouye
News
The following injured Texans have been ruled active for Week 2 at Oakland: A.J. Bouye (shoulder), Brian Cushing (ankle), Arian Foster (ribs), Garrett Graham (back), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (foot), Elbert Mack (foot), Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), Jay Prosch (hand) and J.J. Watt (ankle, illness).
Bryan Witzmann
Injury
Chris Myers
News
The Texans have listed 10 players as probable Week 2 against the Raiders.

Tight end Garrett Graham WR Andre Johnson, CB Johnathan Joseph, CB A.J. Bouye, OL Tyson Clabo, LB Brian Cushing, RB Arian Foster, DE Tim Jamison, CB Elbert Mack, LB Mike Mohamed, OL Chris Myers, OL Derek Newton, FB Jay Prosch, OL Xaier Su'a-Filo, DE J.J. Watt and DT Louis Nix II are all probable heading into the game.

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was the only player ruled out for Week 2. 

Ricky Sapp
News
The Texans signed linebacker Ricky Sapp and waived linebacker Jason Ankrah, reports CSNHouston.com. Houston also released wideout Travis Labhart from the practice squad and filled his spot with safety Josh Aubrey.
Ronnie Brown
News
The Texans received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 2 win over the Raiders.

In the passing game, tight end Garrett Graham and Damaris Johnson were each limited to one catch on one target. Graham caught a 26-yard pass in the first quarter, and Johnson caught a 4-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick on the opening drive. Jonathan Grimes rushed for 9 yards on three carries, while Ronnie Brown gained 2 yards on three carries.

Randy Bullock
News
Texans kicker Randy Bullock was kept busy in a Week 2 win over the Raiders.

Bullock converted a 33-yard field goal in the second quarter, a 39-yard shot in the third and a 46-yarder in the fourth quarter. However, he had a 27-yard attempt blocked late in the fourth quarter. He went 3 for 4 in field goal attempts, and tacked on three extra points in a 30-14 victory.
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
The Texans ruled the following players inactive for Week 2 against the Raiders: Safety Shiloh Keo, tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, tackle Jeff Adams and nose tackle Louis Nix
Injury
Calf - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
Ryan Fitzpatrick
News
Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick fired a pair of passing touchdowns and did enough to manage the game, leading his team to a convincing 30-14 Week 2 win at Oakland.

Fitzpatrick hooked up with none other than J.J. Watt for a 1-yard touchdown strike on the opening drive of the game. He hooked up with DeAndre Hopkins for a 12-yard touchdown strike in the third quarter. He finished the game with 139 yards through the air while completing 14 of 19 pass attempts. He added two touchdowns and no interceptions, registering a 129.1 passer rating.

Fitzpatrick has two touchdowns and 345 passing yards through his first two games. He will travel to New York for a Week 3 showdown against the Giants.
Louis Nix
News
The Texans ruled the following players inactive for Week 2 against the Raiders: Safety Shiloh Keo, tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, tackle Jeff Adams and nose tackle Louis Nix
Max Bullough
No Updates
Jadeveon Clowney
News
The Texans ruled the following players inactive for Week 2 against the Raiders: Safety Shiloh Keo, tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, tackle Jeff Adams and nose tackle Louis Nix
Injury
Knee - Did not practice. Questionable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
Marcus Williams
No Updates
Jonathan Grimes
News
The Texans received minor contributions from several role players in a Week 2 win over the Raiders.

In the passing game, tight end Garrett Graham and Damaris Johnson were each limited to one catch on one target. Graham caught a 26-yard pass in the first quarter, and Johnson caught a 4-yard pass from Ryan Fitzpatrick on the opening drive. Jonathan Grimes rushed for 9 yards on three carries, while Ronnie Brown gained 2 yards on three carries.

DeVier Posey
News
The Texans ruled the following players inactive for Week 2 against the Raiders: Safety Shiloh Keo, tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, quarterback Tom Savage, wide receiver DeVier Posey, tackle Jeff Adams and nose tackle Louis Nix
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.
Injury
Unspecified - IR. Out for season
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. 

Injury
Hamstring - Full practice. Probable for Week 3 at N.Y. Giants
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 following injured Texans have been ruled active for Week 2 at Oakland: A.J. Bouye (shoulder), Brian Cushing (ankle), Arian Foster (ribs), Garrett Graham (back), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (foot), Elbert Mack (foot), Mike Mohamed (quadriceps), Jay Prosch (hand) and J.J. Watt (ankle, illness).