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lumberjackchris


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PostPosted: Mon May 12, 2014 9:36 pm    Post subject: Current Roster 2014 Edition (Start or TC, updated 7/23) Reply with quote

Offense

QB
1. Ryan Fitzpatrick
2. Case Keenum
3. Tom Savage

RB
1. Arian Foster
2. Andre Brown
3. Alfred Blue
4. Jonathan Grimes
5. Dennis Johnson
6. Toben Opurum

FB
1. Jay Prosch

WR
1. Andre Johnson
2. Deandre Hopkins
3. Keshawn Martin
4. DeVier Posey
5. Mike Thomas
6. Alan Bonner
7. Alec Lemon
8. Uzoma Nwachukwu
9. Travis Labhart
10. Anthony McClung
11. Lacoltan Bester

TE
1. Garrett Graham
2. C.J. Fiedorowicz
3. Ryan Griffen
4. Zach Potter
5. Antony Denham
6. Chris Coyle
7. Ian Thompson

LT
1. Duane Brown

LG
1. Xavier Su'a-Filo
2. Ben Jones
3. Alex Kupper

C
1. Chris Myers
2. Conor Boffeli
3. Kjleby Oiland

RG
1. Brandon Brooks
2. Cody White

RT
1. Derek Newton
2. Tyson Clabo
3. Will Yeatman
4. Brennan Williams
5. Bryan Witzman
6. Matt Feller
7. Anthony Dima


Defense

DE
1. J.J. Watt
2. Jared Crick
3. Tim Jamison
4. Jeoffery Pagan
5. Keith Browner
6. Ricardo Mathews
7. Cory Henry
8. Austin Brown
9. Justin Ankrah
10. Julius Warmsley

NT
1. Jerrell Powe
2. Irish Chocolate


OLB
1. JaDEVeon Clowney
2. Whitney Mercilus
3. Brooks Reed
4. Trevardo Williams
5. Paul Hazel
6. Chris McAllister
7. Terrence Lloyd

ILB
1. Brian Cushing
2. Justin Tuggle
3. Mike Mohamed
4. Jeff Tarpinian
5. Ricky Sapp
6. Max Bullough
7. Chris Young

CB
1. Jonathan Joesph
2. Kareem Jackson
3. Brandon Harris
4. A.J. Bouye
5. Elbert Mack
6. Andre Hall
7. Josh
8. Marcus Williams

S
1. D.J. Swearinger
2. Chris Clemons
3. Kendrick Lewis
4. Shiloh Keo
5. Eddie Pleasant
6. Lonnie Ballentine
7. Jawanza Sterling
8. Nick Addison


Specialist

P
1. Shane Lechler

K
1. Fat Boy
2. Chris Boswell

LS
1. Jon Weeks

PUP
Brian Cushing
Louis Nix
Trevardo Williams

IR Island
David Quessenberry (Get well soon, buddy)
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right now we are over the roster limit so some cuts will be coming. We might also bring in a vet or two after June 1 cuts. Depth at ILB is still unknown, we still lack a reliable nickel CB, and I would love to see a UT type signed as a DE to replace Jamison.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We still have a number of holes

It seems we are in for a 2 year rebuilding plan.

We still have some major needs

QB - who is it gonna be, there doesn't appear to be an option on the current roster that can lead us to a colts/chiefs type season

C - haven't talked much about this but Myers is perfect for the ZBS but he is very undersized in other systems

RG - did brooks really show enough for us to say we are set here?

RT - we still don't have much here outside a Williams/Newton/Quess battle, but none of them have shown they can play in the league

Oline depth - I suspect Ben Jones and one of the two losers at RT will be our 2 back ups who dress on game day?

DE - opposite Watt who is gonna start?

LB - we have 4 guys I guess. Clowney Mercilus reed and Cushing will start but behind them it gets scary. Williams will be the top back up I'm guessing?

Nickel - supposedly we are going to play a lot of nickel but the problem is we don't have a nickel back

Safety - I'm not sure if this is a need or not, we signed a couple guys in the off season and have swearinger but I'm not sold on having enough.

On a bright note: we are pretty set at TE, WR, NT and FB
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 11:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would fix a few things:

1) QB - Yates should be behind Keenum based upon him getting 8 starts. I'm okay with Yates being #3 as we know he will make the roster while the loser of any Keenum/Yates battle will not.

2) RB - Alfred Blue should be behind #3 Dennis Johnson and #4 Jonathan Grimes based upon carries last year. There should be no expectations that a 6th round college backup makes this team.

3) RT - Brennan Williams should be over Quessenberry based upon draft position. Neither played for us other than in the preseason, so we shouldn't assume that because Q was healthier than BW last offseason that he would leapfrog him heading into this season. Right or wrong, our failure to address RT this offseason indicates that somebody is confident we have a starting RT on this roster.

4) OLB - Obviously, at this point move Reed to #2 ILB. Maddening to me that we still have zero depth at OLB or ILB with quality still on the board on day 3 of the draft. Personally, I saw NOTHING in Travardo Williams to indicated he will do anything in this league and I'd list Tuggle as our #3 since he clearly beat TW out last offseason with TW's "injury" nothing more than an excuse to redshirt him.

5) WR - easily the most maddening part of the depth chart for me. AJ will be 33 this season and has been hurt 2 of the past 5 seasons and Hopkins is a concussion away from a long layoff. Even if they both stay healthy, K. Martin and Posey have shown little in 2 seasons to justify confidence as #3's or their future contributions and I do see any amongst the other 11 worth developing as a #5. I hope we have plans on bringing in somebody forced off a roster by all the teams that actually bothered to draft a WR amongst the deepest crops in years.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apollo Stallion wrote:
I would fix a few things:

1) QB - Yates should be behind Keenum based upon him getting 8 starts. I'm okay with Yates being #3 as we know he will make the roster while the loser of any Keenum/Yates battle will not.

2) RB - Alfred Blue should be behind #3 Dennis Johnson and #4 Jonathan Grimes based upon carries last year. There should be no expectations that a 6th round college backup makes this team.

3) RT - Brennan Williams should be over Quessenberry based upon draft position. Neither played for us other than in the preseason, so we shouldn't assume that because Q was healthier than BW last offseason that he would leapfrog him heading into this season. Right or wrong, our failure to address RT this offseason indicates that somebody is confident we have a starting RT on this roster.

4) OLB - Obviously, at this point move Reed to #2 ILB. Maddening to me that we still have zero depth at OLB or ILB with quality still on the board on day 3 of the draft. Personally, I saw NOTHING in Travardo Williams to indicated he will do anything in this league and I'd list Tuggle as our #3 since he clearly beat TW out last offseason with TW's "injury" nothing more than an excuse to redshirt him.

5) WR - easily the most maddening part of the depth chart for me. AJ will be 33 this season and has been hurt 2 of the past 5 seasons and Hopkins is a concussion away from a long layoff. Even if they both stay healthy, K. Martin and Posey have shown little in 2 seasons to justify confidence as #3's or their future contributions and I do see any amongst the other 11 worth developing as a #5. I hope we have plans on bringing in somebody forced off a roster by all the teams that actually bothered to draft a WR amongst the deepest crops in years.


Not sure how much cap room the team has now, but could see them bring in some vetrans before TC to compete for jobs in the areas we still have holes.

The way the offense will be run this year it wouldn't surprise me If AJ is traded to a WR needy team for a possession/blocking WR plus maybe a 3rd round pick. Isn't it fair to give him a chance at a ring instead of asking him to start over again?
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 12:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

buckwild wrote:
Apollo Stallion wrote:
I would fix a few things:

1) QB - Yates should be behind Keenum based upon him getting 8 starts. I'm okay with Yates being #3 as we know he will make the roster while the loser of any Keenum/Yates battle will not.

2) RB - Alfred Blue should be behind #3 Dennis Johnson and #4 Jonathan Grimes based upon carries last year. There should be no expectations that a 6th round college backup makes this team.

3) RT - Brennan Williams should be over Quessenberry based upon draft position. Neither played for us other than in the preseason, so we shouldn't assume that because Q was healthier than BW last offseason that he would leapfrog him heading into this season. Right or wrong, our failure to address RT this offseason indicates that somebody is confident we have a starting RT on this roster.

4) OLB - Obviously, at this point move Reed to #2 ILB. Maddening to me that we still have zero depth at OLB or ILB with quality still on the board on day 3 of the draft. Personally, I saw NOTHING in Travardo Williams to indicated he will do anything in this league and I'd list Tuggle as our #3 since he clearly beat TW out last offseason with TW's "injury" nothing more than an excuse to redshirt him.

5) WR - easily the most maddening part of the depth chart for me. AJ will be 33 this season and has been hurt 2 of the past 5 seasons and Hopkins is a concussion away from a long layoff. Even if they both stay healthy, K. Martin and Posey have shown little in 2 seasons to justify confidence as #3's or their future contributions and I do see any amongst the other 11 worth developing as a #5. I hope we have plans on bringing in somebody forced off a roster by all the teams that actually bothered to draft a WR amongst the deepest crops in years.


Not sure how much cap room the team has now, but could see them bring in some vetrans before TC to compete for jobs in the areas we still have holes.

The way the offense will be run this year it wouldn't surprise me If AJ is traded to a WR needy team for a possession/blocking WR plus maybe a 3rd round pick. Isn't it fair to give him a chance at a ring instead of asking him to start over again?


$12 million in cap space. Plenty of room to bring some quality vet filler this year.

AJ is untradeable in several respects as the Texans know that AJ will likely be their first hall of famer and the fan base will never forgive them for repeating the Astros mistake with Nolan Ryan (if there is one thing to have Texan fans abandon their loyalty to the Texans despite the lack of return on their investment it would be the team being disloyal to it's most popular player). More relevant, however, is the $12 million in dead space trading him would create this year and $7.3 million next year. AJ will count $45 million against the cap over the next 3 seasons and I told anyone who would listen that this was going to put the Texans in a horrible position in 2015, 2016 when AJ is 35-36 and likely not worth that kind of money, but also impossible to trade/cut.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2014 2:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apollo Stallion wrote:
I would fix a few things:

1) QB - Yates should be behind Keenum based upon him getting 8 starts. I'm okay with Yates being #3 as we know he will make the roster while the loser of any Keenum/Yates battle will not.

2) RB - Alfred Blue should be behind #3 Dennis Johnson and #4 Jonathan Grimes based upon carries last year. There should be no expectations that a 6th round college backup makes this team.

3) RT - Brennan Williams should be over Quessenberry based upon draft position. Neither played for us other than in the preseason, so we shouldn't assume that because Q was healthier than BW last offseason that he would leapfrog him heading into this season. Right or wrong, our failure to address RT this offseason indicates that somebody is confident we have a starting RT on this roster.

4) OLB - Obviously, at this point move Reed to #2 ILB. Maddening to me that we still have zero depth at OLB or ILB with quality still on the board on day 3 of the draft. Personally, I saw NOTHING in Travardo Williams to indicated he will do anything in this league and I'd list Tuggle as our #3 since he clearly beat TW out last offseason with TW's "injury" nothing more than an excuse to redshirt him.

5) WR - easily the most maddening part of the depth chart for me. AJ will be 33 this season and has been hurt 2 of the past 5 seasons and Hopkins is a concussion away from a long layoff. Even if they both stay healthy, K. Martin and Posey have shown little in 2 seasons to justify confidence as #3's or their future contributions and I do see any amongst the other 11 worth developing as a #5. I hope we have plans on bringing in somebody forced off a roster by all the teams that actually bothered to draft a WR amongst the deepest crops in years.


Ya I was crunched for time at the library when I was doing this before they locked up, so I just threw it all down, especially on D.

I get the draft position part, but last year under Kub should have no effect on this year. That's why I put Blue ahead of the smaller backs like DJ. Also, BOB doesn't like to talk about injured players which Williams is still recovering from last year, so that's why I put Quess ahead of him. Will know more in a couple weeks after the first OTA.
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PostPosted: Wed May 14, 2014 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Texans cut 6 today

RB Ray Graham
RB Chad Spann
TE Phillip Supernaw
DB Steven Terrell
CB Loyce Means
WR Rico Richardson
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lumberjackchris wrote:
Texans cut 6 today

RB Ray Graham
RB Chad Spann
TE Phillip Supernaw
DB Steven Terrell
CB Loyce Means
WR Rico Richardson


I know he hasn't done anything in a Texans uniform, but Terrell struck me as the kind of guy who had the physical tools to play safety. Moreover, he looked like he could at least help on special teams. But ah well... que sera, sera
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PostPosted: Sun May 18, 2014 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apollo Stallion wrote:
buckwild wrote:
Apollo Stallion wrote:
I would fix a few things:

1) QB - Yates should be behind Keenum based upon him getting 8 starts. I'm okay with Yates being #3 as we know he will make the roster while the loser of any Keenum/Yates battle will not.

2) RB - Alfred Blue should be behind #3 Dennis Johnson and #4 Jonathan Grimes based upon carries last year. There should be no expectations that a 6th round college backup makes this team.

3) RT - Brennan Williams should be over Quessenberry based upon draft position. Neither played for us other than in the preseason, so we shouldn't assume that because Q was healthier than BW last offseason that he would leapfrog him heading into this season. Right or wrong, our failure to address RT this offseason indicates that somebody is confident we have a starting RT on this roster.

4) OLB - Obviously, at this point move Reed to #2 ILB. Maddening to me that we still have zero depth at OLB or ILB with quality still on the board on day 3 of the draft. Personally, I saw NOTHING in Travardo Williams to indicated he will do anything in this league and I'd list Tuggle as our #3 since he clearly beat TW out last offseason with TW's "injury" nothing more than an excuse to redshirt him.

5) WR - easily the most maddening part of the depth chart for me. AJ will be 33 this season and has been hurt 2 of the past 5 seasons and Hopkins is a concussion away from a long layoff. Even if they both stay healthy, K. Martin and Posey have shown little in 2 seasons to justify confidence as #3's or their future contributions and I do see any amongst the other 11 worth developing as a #5. I hope we have plans on bringing in somebody forced off a roster by all the teams that actually bothered to draft a WR amongst the deepest crops in years.


Not sure how much cap room the team has now, but could see them bring in some vetrans before TC to compete for jobs in the areas we still have holes.

The way the offense will be run this year it wouldn't surprise me If AJ is traded to a WR needy team for a possession/blocking WR plus maybe a 3rd round pick. Isn't it fair to give him a chance at a ring instead of asking him to start over again?


$12 million in cap space. Plenty of room to bring some quality vet filler this year.

AJ is untradeable in several respects as the Texans know that AJ will likely be their first hall of famer and the fan base will never forgive them for repeating the Astros mistake with Nolan Ryan (if there is one thing to have Texan fans abandon their loyalty to the Texans despite the lack of return on their investment it would be the team being disloyal to it's most popular player). More relevant, however, is the $12 million in dead space trading him would create this year and $7.3 million next year. AJ will count $45 million against the cap over the next 3 seasons and I told anyone who would listen that this was going to put the Texans in a horrible position in 2015, 2016 when AJ is 35-36 and likely not worth that kind of money, but also impossible to trade/cut.


So next year would we save money by getting rid of him? if he creates 7.3 in dead space in 2015, with his cap hit being like 12 million is that an extra 5 million in cap room? or is the cap hit on top of what keeping him would cause?
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Cut four (4) today (per SOTT)

Chris Martin, OT, UCF (Waived Injured)
Tyrone Ezell, DT, Pittsburgh
Nathan Slaughter, WR, West Texas A&M
Andy Cruse, WR, Miami (OH)

I was hearing good things about Slaughter, but must be confident in Mike Thomas and 11 WRs is A LOT
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jch1911 wrote:
Cut four (4) today (per SOTT)

Chris Martin, OT, UCF (Waived Injured)
Tyrone Ezell, DT, Pittsburgh
Nathan Slaughter, WR, West Texas A&M
Andy Cruse, WR, Miami (OH)

I was hearing good things about Slaughter, but must be confident in Mike Thomas and 11 WRs is A LOT


We also signed former OU receiver Lacoltan Bester and Tulane DL Julius Warmsley.

Warmsley was a good player at Tulane, and if he's able to gain weight (which admittedly would need to be about 30 pounds) and maintain his explosiveness then he could be a solid 5-tech with potential to make the final 53 given our lack of proven players there.

I would say that perhaps they might think of him as an OLB, but watching him, he looks like a Lamarr Houston or Kony Ealy type, playing well at DE and DT without really ever being required to play in space.
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jch1911 wrote:
Cut four (4) today (per SOTT)

Chris Martin, OT, UCF (Waived Injured)
Tyrone Ezell, DT, Pittsburgh
Nathan Slaughter, WR, West Texas A&M
Andy Cruse, WR, Miami (OH)

I was hearing good things about Slaughter, but must be confident in Mike Thomas and 11 WRs is A LOT


Thanks for the update, I was out of town for a bachelor party all weekend!
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Quote:
Texans claimed offensive guard Conor Boffeli from the Minnesota Vikings and offensive tackle Anthony Dima from the Cleveland Browns.
(per SOTT)

Also, Kenney noted two signings above (one of whom was already on squad).
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Update: Fitzpatrick officially the starter (for now), Quessenberry taken off the active roster, OT Will Yeatman signed, DL Tim Jackson signed.
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