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Texans draft history: Sixth-round picks

Posted by Nick Scurfield on April 20, 2012 – 1:35 pm

We’re taking a round-by-round look at the players who have been drafted by the Texans since their inaugural season in 2002. In particular focus are the picks made since 2007, Rick Smith’s first draft as Texans general manager.

Bold denotes made Texans’ active roster that season
*Denotes finished 2011 season on an NFL roster
#Denotes Pro Bowlers

Texans sixth-round draft picks

2010: Trindon Holliday, WR, LSU (197 overall)*
2010:
Shelley Smith, G, Colorado State (187 overall)*
2009: Brice McCain, CB, Utah (188 overall)*
2008: Dominique Barber, S, Minnesota (173 overall)*
2007: Kasey Studdard, G, Texas (183 overall)*
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2006: Wali Lundy, RB, Virginia (170 overall)
2005: C.C. Brown, SS, Louisiana-Lafayette (188 overall)*
2004: Charlie Anderson, LB, Mississippi (200 overall)
2004: Jammal Lord, FS, Nebraska (175 overall)
2004: Vontez Duff, CB, Notre Dame (170 overall)
2003: Keith Wright, DT, Missouri (214 overall)
2003: Drew Henson, QB, Michigan (192 overall)
2002:
Howard Green, DT, LSU (190 overall)*
2002: DeMarcus Faggins, CB, Kansas State (173 overall)

All five sixth-round picks under Rick Smith have made the active roster (Holliday was called up from the practice squad for one game in 2011). Studdard (14 games), Barber (7) and McCain (4) have all started games for Houston.

McCain, Smith and Holliday are still on the Texans’ roster. Studdard and Barber are unrestricted free agents. McCain is coming off a standout season as the Texans’ nickel corner. Smith spent last season on injured reserve but could be a key backup in 2012, while Holliday likely needs a strong offseason to earn a roster spot.


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Full list of Texans free agents

Posted by Nick Scurfield on March 13, 2012 – 11:27 am

With the NFL’s free agency period beginning in less than three hours (3 p.m. CT), here’s a full list of the Texans’ free agents, which includes 15 unrestricted players and one restricted:

Unrestricted
CB Jason Allen
S Dominique Barber
G Mike Brisiel
DE Tim Bulman
QB Jake Delhomme
ILB Tim Dobbins
TE Joel Dreessen
QB Jeff Garcia
WR Bryant Johnson
C Chris Myers
K Neil Rackers
G Kasey Studdard
P Matt Turk
RB Derrick Ward
OLB Mario Williams

Restricted
S Quintin Demps
(RB Arian Foster – signed March 6)

Exclusive Rights
(LS Jon Weeks – signed March 5)


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Report: Texans waive eight players, sign two

Posted by Nick Scurfield on August 30, 2011 – 8:42 am

The Texans waived eight players, placed four on injured reserve and signed two new players last night, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Nothing has been announced by the team, so nothing is official at this point in time.

Per McClain, the Texans signed veteran wide receiver Bryant Johnson and guard Andrew Gardner. They waived cornerback Antwaun Molden, safety Antonio Baker, punter Brett Hartmann, safety Maurice Rolle, cornerback Jason Teague, linebacker Matt Marcorelle, guard Darius Morris and wide receiver Paul Williams.

The Texans reportedly placed guards Kasey Studdard (ankle) and Shelley Smith (ankle) and wide receivers Lestar Jean (shoulder) and Devard Darling (knee) on injured reserve. All 32 teams have until 3 p.m. CT today to get their respective rosters down to 80 players.


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Non-dressers, lineup changes for tonight’s game

Posted by Nick Scurfield on August 27, 2011 – 4:39 pm

SAN FRANCISCO — Here are the inactives and lineup changes for tonight’s Texans-49ers preseason game at Candlestick Park in San Francisco:

TEXANS CHANGES: 

Players not dressing for tonight’s game are:

16 WR Trindon Holliday
17 WR Paul Williams
18 WR Lestar Jean
20 RB Steve Slaton
36 CB Roc Carmichael
46 LS Jon Weeks
54 ILB Mister Alexander
57 ILB Cheta Ozougwu
59 ILB DeMeco Ryans
62 G Antoine Caldwell
64 G Kasey Studdard
71 G Shelley Smith
78 T Rashad Butler
92 NT Earl Mitchell

Starting lineup changes for the Texans are:

51 Darryl Sharpton will start at ILB for DeMeco Ryans

49ERS CHANGES: 

Players not dressing for tonight’s game are:

30 S Reggie Smith
36 CB Shawntae Spencer

Starting lineup changes for the 49ers are:

35 Tarell Brown will start at CB for Shawntae Spencer


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Non-dressers, lineup changes for tonight’s game

Posted by Nick Scurfield on August 20, 2011 – 4:48 pm

ROOF STATUS:  For tonight’s game the roof will be closed.

STARTING LINEUPS: The Texans and Saints will both introduce their offense.

TEXANS CHANGES: 

Players not dressing for tonight’s game are:

16 WR Trindon Holliday
17 WR Paul Williams
20 RB Steve Slaton
24  CB Johnathan Joseph
32 RB Derrick Ward
36 CB Roc Carmichael
37 SS Antonio Baker
46 LS Jon Weeks
54 ILB Mister Alexander
57 ILB Cheta Ozougwu
59 ILB DeMeco Ryans
62 G Antoine Caldwell
64 G Kasey Studdard
66 ILB Matt Marcorelle
93 DE Tim Bulman
97 DE Damione Lewis

Starting lineup changes for the Texans are:

30 Jason Allen will start at CB for Johnathan Joseph
45 Scott Albritton will start at LS for Jon Weeks
52 Xavier Adibi will start at ILB for DeMeco Ryans

 SAINTS CHANGES: 

Players not dressing for tonight’s game are:

22 CB Tracy Porter
24 CB Leigh Torrence
29 RB Chris Ivory
32 CB Johnny Patrick
34 CB Fabian Washington
54 LB Ramon Humber
57 LB Clint Ingram
62 LB Ezra Butler
72 T Alex Barron (placed on injured reserve)
72 DT Tom Johnson
79 DE Greg Romeus 

Starting lineup changes for the Saints are:

21 Patrick Robinson will start at CB for Tracy Porter
25 Paul Oliver will start at FS for Malcolm Jenkins
52 Jonathan Casillas will start at at WLB for Scott Shanle


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Texans-Ravens inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 13, 2010 – 6:09 pm

Hot off the presses, here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 14 game against the Baltimore Ravens at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
9 QB Matt Leinart (third quarterback)
19 WR Dorin Dickerson
21 CB Brice McCain
39 SS Quintin Demps
64 G Kasey Studdard
71 G Shelley Smith
87 TE Anthony Hill
88 TE Garrett Graham

Texans starting lineup changes

Joel Dreessen will start at tight end for Owen Daniels, who is returning from a five-game absence due to a hamstring injury.

Ravens inactives
31 CB Fabian Washington
38 FB Jason McKie
58 ILB Jason Phillips
59 ILB Dannell Ellerbe
61 DT Arthur Jones
73 G/T Marshal Yanda
86 TE Todd Heap

Ravens starting lineup changes
Ed Dickson will start at tight end for Heap, who is out with a thigh injury.


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Texans-Eagles inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 2, 2010 – 6:26 pm

Here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 13 game against the Philadelphia at Lincoln Financial Field. Kickoff is at 7:20 p.m. CT.

Texans inactives
9 QB Matt Leinart (third quarterback)
19 WR Dorin Dickerson
52 LB Xavier Adibi
64 G Kasey Studdard
71 G Shelley Smith
72 DE Jesse Nading
81 TE Owen Daniels
87 TE Anthony Hill

Texans starting lineup changes

Joel Dreessen will start at tight end for Daniels.

Eagles inactives
3 QB Mike Kafka (third quarterback)
14 WR Riley Cooper
22 CB Asante Samuel
24 CB Brandon Hughes
68 T Austin Howard
75 DE Juqua Parker
76 G Reggie Wells
89 TE Garrett Mills

Eagles starting lineup changes

Joselio Hanson will start at left cornerback for Samuel. Brandon Graham will start at left defensive end for Parker.


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Texans-Titans inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 28, 2010 – 10:42 am

Hot off the presses, here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 12 game against the Tennessee Titans at Reliant Stadium. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
9 QB Matt Leinart (third quarterback)
21 CB Brice McCain
52 LB Xavier Adibi
64 G Kasey Studdard
67 DT Malcolm Sheppard
72 DE Jesse Nading
81 TE Owen Daniels
89 WR David Anderson

Texans starting lineup changes

Joel Dreessen will start at tight end for Daniels. Darryl Sharpton will start at weakside linebacker for Zac Diles.

Notes
Daniels and Anderson have hamstring injuries. McCain was not on the injury report this week.

Titans inactives
7 QB Chris Simms (third quarterback)
18 WR Kenny Britt
32 S Robert Johnson
50 LB David Thornton
70 T/G Troy Kropog
87 WR Lavelle Hawkins
91 DT Jason Jones
98 DE Dave Ball

Titans starting lineup changes

Sen’Derrick Marks will start at defensive tackle for Jones. Jacob Ford will start at defensive end for Ball.

Notes
Ball has seven sacks for the Titans this season. Jones has 2.5 and is a key part of the Titans’ interior defense.


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Texans-Jaguars inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 14, 2010 – 10:43 am

Hot off the presses, here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 10 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at EverBank Field. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. local time, noon CT.

Texans inactives
9 QB Matt Leinart (third quarterback)
30 CB Jason Allen
42 S Torri Williams
52 LB Xavier Adibi
64 G Kasey Studdard
67 DT Malcolm Sheppard
72 DE Jesse Nading
81 TE Owen Daniels

Texans starting lineup changes

Joel Dreessen will start at tight end for Daniels, who is out with a hamstring injury.

Notes
Allen was claimed off waivers on Thursday and was under consideration to play this weekend. Williams was signed from the practice squad on Saturday.

Jaguars inactives
17 WR John Matthews
20 CB Terrence Wheatley
26 CB Chevis Jackson
44 FB Brock Bolen
68 OT Guy Whimper
79 OT Adam Terry
97 DE Aaron Morgan
98 DT Nate Collins

Jaguars starting lineup changes

None annnounced

Notes
The Jaguars will also be without starting defensive end Aaron Kampman, their top pass rusher. Kampman tore an ACL in practice this week and is out for the season.


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Texans-Chargers inactives, lineup changes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on November 7, 2010 – 11:42 am

Hot off the presses, here are inactives and lineup changes for the Texans’ Week 9 game against the San Diego Chargers at Reliant Stadium. The big news: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates, who has a league-high nine touchdowns, and Texans tight end Owen Daniels are inactive. Kickoff is at noon CT.

Texans inactives
9 QB Matt Leinart (third quarterback)
19 WR Dorin Dickerson
24 CB Karl Paymah
52 LB Xavier Adibi
64 G Kasey Studdard
67 DT Malcolm Sheppard
72 DE Jesse Nading
81 TE Owen Daniels

Texans starting lineup changes

Joel Dreessen will start at tight end for Daniels, who is out with a hamstring injury.

Chargers inactives
10 K Nate Kaeding
11 WR Legedu Naanee
25 SS Darrell Stuckey
59 ILB Brandon Siler
68 G Kris Dielman
76 DT Cam Thomas
80 WR Malcolm Floyd
85 TE Antonio Gates

Chargers starting lineup changes

Patrick Crayton will start at wide receiver for Floyd. Tryonne Green will stsart at left guard for Dielman. Randy McMichael will start at tight end for Gates. Seyi Ajirotutu will start at wide receiver for Naaneee.


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