With the switch to Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense last season, position changes were aplenty.
To name a few: Mario Williams moved from defensive end to outside linebacker, Glover Quin moved from cornerback to safety, Shaun Cody moved from defensive tackle to nose tackle, and Brian Cushing was forced to transition from a 4-3 weak-side linebacker to a 3-4 inside linebacker.
Now, as the Houston Texans prepare for the approaching 2012 season, there will most likely be no position changes before or during the season.
That does not mean, however, that circumstances may not force a Texans player to make a position change at some point during the season.
The main cause of a position change would be an injury to a key player, or perhaps even depth concerns at a certain position.
Incoming rookies may have to switch their positions to either contribute to the team in a more significant way, or even just make the team.
The following slides will discuss the players who may have to change their position either during the offseason, or even right in the middle of the regular season.