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The wide receiver battles during the preseason will be one of the most fun, entertaining and important competitions to watch.
Keshawn Martin, Lestar Jean and DeVier Posey will all be primarily battling it out for the team's third receiving job.
While Lestar Jean is the fan favorite, with his great size and last year's breakout performance in training camp, he is not favored currently to stand victorious before opening day. Nor is DeVier Posey, the Texans' highest wide receiver selection in the 2012 NFL draft.
That honor would belong to Keshawn Martin, a crafty and speedy receiver who is extremely capable of playing in the slot right away. He has been impressing everyone during training camp (according to Paul Gallant of the Houston branch of CBS.com), and right now is the favorite to own the third-string receiver job at the end of the day, due to his noticeable playmaking ability.
After that, it is believed that Gary Kubiak will only be taking five receivers on the roster this season, so Bryant Johnson, Jerrell Jackson, Trindon Holliday, Juaquin Iglesias and Jeff Maehl will be competing to not be cut.
Each receiver has flashed in training camp, but three stand out above the rest.
Bryant Johnson is a veteran who has shown that he could produce for the Texans when called upon in the past. Jerrell Jackson, an undrafted rookie, has been extremely consistent so far in training camp, and Trindon Holliday brings world-class speed to the table.
The only chance Holliday has of making the roster would be due to his return ability, but the Texans like to have returners who can be serviceable at other positions as well.
This fact most likely eliminates Holliday from the conversation, as he has been anything but "serviceable" as a consistent wide receiver for the Texans. If he wants to make the team, he needs to prove that he can play.
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Slot Receiver: Keshawn Martin