Texans make moves to get roster down to 75

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HOUSTON – The Houston Texans announced several roster moves as they reduced their roster number from 90 to 75. The Texans also announced that Tom Savage will start the Texans’ final preseason game against Dallas.

Head coach Bill O’Brien talked about the expectations for Thursday night’s game, “I think offensively I want us to get into a rhythm. I want Tom (Savage) to have a good game. I want him to get into a rhythm, get us into the right play, throw the ball accurately. I need the line to block well obviously for him in the passing game and the receivers to get open, but also in the running game. I want us to get into a rhythm offensively, play very hard, which I know we will. Defensively, I want us to be aggressive, play very hard aggressively, and try to go out there and try to perform what the game plan tells us to do. Special teams, we’re still looking at some guys on special teams that can really help us, so hopefully those guys go out and have a good game.”

Here are the Texans transactions

 The Houston Texans have waived the following nine players:

 

          NFL  
NAME POS HT WT AGE EXP COLLEGE
Aaron Adams T 6-5 303 26 1 Eastern Kentucky
Jason Ankrah LB 6-3 262 24 1 Nebraska
Alan Bonner WR 5-10 191 24 3 Jacksonville State
Jace Davis WR 6-1 206 24 1 Northern Colorado
Will Johnson P 6-2 206 22 R Texas State
Travis Labhart WR 5-9 182 24 1 Texas A&M
Cam McLeod DE 6-5 282 22 R Ohio
Cody White G 6-3 303 27 4 Illinois State
Bryan Witzmann T 6-7 311 25 2 South Dakota State

The Houston Texans have released the following two players:

 

          NFL  
NAME POS HT WT AGE EXP COLLEGE
Chris Neild NT 6-2 325 27 5 West Virginia
Jeff Tarpinian LB 6-3 240 27 4 Iowa

 

The Houston Texans have waived the following two players – injured:

 

          NFL  
NAME POS HT WT AGE EXP COLLEGE
Anthony Denham TE 6-4 235 24 1 Utah
Terrance Parks S 6-2 218 25 1 Florida State

 

 

The Houston Texans placed the following player on Reserve/Injured:

 

          NFL  
NAME POS HT WT AGE EXP COLLEGE
Reshard Cliett LB 6-2 222 23 R South Florida

 

The Houston Texans placed the following player on the Reserve/Non-Football Illness list:

 

          NFL  
NAME POS HT WT AGE EXP COLLEGE
David Quessenberry G 6-5 306 25 3 San Jose State