Players Cut: OT Peter Hendrickson, OT Darius Morris, OT Derek Newton, OT Cole Pemberton, C Cody Wallace, G Howard Barbieri, G Kasey Studdard
The Texans have a very solid offensive line, but they are running out of depth on the line. Most of the second string players have been injured and will be resting until the beginning of the season.
Rookie Derek Newton was drafted with the hopes of bringing some competition to the O-line but all he has managed to do, thus far, is take up roster space. Studdard, who has spent his last four years with the team, has been outplayed during this preseason and will find it hard to make the final roster.
With players like Duane Brown and Eric Winston it is really hard to see most of these players on the final roster. As the old adage goes, "Why try to fix something that isn't broke?"
Players Kept: G Mike Brisiel, G Antoine Caldwell, G Shelley Smith, G Wade Smith, OT Duane Brown, OT Rashad Butler, OT Eric Winston, C Chris Myers