State Of The League: Houston Texans

A first Look at the 2021 Houston Texans!
GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN - AUGUST 14: Tyrod Taylor #5 of the Houston Texans stands under center in the first half against the Green Bay Packers during the preseason game at Lambeau Field on August 14, 2021 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

Training camp and the NFL preseason are here! We are going over all 32 teams’ offseason moves, division by division: their player personnel changes, projected preseason depth charts, and more! Here, we take a look at the rebuilding Houston Texans!

Houston Texans Preseason Projected Depth Chart

PositionStarterBackup
QBTyrod TaylorDavis Mills*
RB1Phillip LindsayMark Ingram
RB2David JohnsonRex Burkhead
WR1Brandin CooksKeke Coutee
WR2Nico CollinsChris Conley
WR3Anthony MillerAndre Roberts
TE1Jordan AkinsKahale Warring
TE2Brevin JordanPharaoh Brown
LTLaremy TunsilRoderick Johnson
LGTytus HowardJustin McCray
CJustin BrittCole Toner
RGMax ScharpingLane Taylor
RTMarcus CannonCharlie Heck
EDGEWhitney MercilusJordan Jenkins
DECharles OmenihuDeMarcus Walker
DTRoss BlacklockRoy Lopez
DTMaliek CollinsVincent Taylor
EDGEShaq LawsonJonathan Greenard
LBZach CunninghamKamu Grugier-Hill
LBChristian KirkseyNeville Hewitt
LBKevin Pierre-LouisGarret Wallow
CB1Bradley RobyVernon Hargreaves
CB2Terrance MitchellJohn Reid
CB3Desmond King IITavierre Thomas
SJustin ReidEric Murray
SLonnie Johnson Jr.Terrence Brooks
KKa’imi Fairbairn
PCameron Johnston
LSJon Weeks
KRAndre RobertsKeke Coutee
PRAndre RobertsKeke Coutee

*BOLD player name = Rookie*

 

Houston Texans 2021 NFL Draft Class

Round 3 (67th overall): QB Davis Mills, Stanford

Round 3 (89th): WR Nico Collins, Michigan

Round 5 (147th): TE Brevin Jordan, Miami

Round 5 (170th): LB Garret Wallow, TCU

Round 6 (195th): IDL Roy Lopez, Arizona

 

Houston Texans Offseason Player Personnel Moves

Expired Contracts
PlayerPositionAge2020 Team2021 TeamInfo / Notes
Duke JohnsonRB28HOUReleased
Gareon ConleyCB26HOU
Dylan ColeILB27HOU
Michael ThomasFS31HOU
Phillip GainesCB30HOU
Kyle EmanuelOLB30HOU
Eddie VanderdoesDT27HOUReleased
Kingsley OparaDT27HOU
Brandon WilliamsCB29HOU
Josh McCownQB42HOUReleased
Curtis BoltonLB26HOU
P.J. HallDT26HOUReleased
Arrivals
PlayerPositionAge2020 Team2021 TeamAcquired via
Tyrod TaylorQB32LACHOUFree Agency
Jeff DriskelQB28DENHOUFree Agency
Mark IngramRB32BALHOUFree Agency
Phillip LindsayRB27DENHOUFree Agency
Chris ConleyWR29JAXHOUFree Agency
Anthony MillerWR26CHIHOUTrade
Andre RobertsWR33BUFHOUFree Agency
Chris MooreWR28BALHOUFree Agency
Alex EricksonWR29CINHOUFree Agency
Taywan TaylorWR26CLEHOUFree Agency
Ryan IzzoTE25NEHOUTrade
Antony AuclairTE28TBHOUFree Agency
Marcus CannonRT33NEHOUTrade
Lane TaylorG32GBHOUFree Agency
Cole TonerG/C27LACHOUFree Agency
Justin McCrayG29ATLHOUFree Agency
Danny IsidoraG27PITHOUFree Agency
Maliek CollinsDT26LVHOUFree Agency
Jaleel JohnsonDT27MINHOUFree Agency
Vincent TaylorDT27CLEHOUFree Agency
DeMarcus WalkerDE27DENHOUFree Agency
Shaq LawsonEDGE27MIAHOUTrade
Jordan JenkinsEDGE27NYJHOUFree Agency
Derek RiversEDGE27LARHOUFree Agency
Christian KirkseyLB29GBHOUFree Agency
Kevin Pierre-LouisLB30WSHHOUFree Agency
Kamu Grugier-HillLB27MIAHOUFree Agency
Neville HewittLB28NYJHOUFree Agency
Joe ThomasLB30DALHOUFree Agency
Tae DavisLB25CLEHOUFree Agency
Terrance MitchellCB29CLEHOUFree Agency
Desmond KingCB27TENHOUFree Agency
Tavierre ThomasCB25CLEHOUFree Agency
Tremon SmithCB25INDHOUFree Agency
Terrence BrooksS29NEHOUFree Agency
Cameron JohnstonP29PHIHOUFree Agency
Departures
PlayerPositionAge2020 Team2021 TeamDeparted via
J.J. WattDE32HOUARZReleased
Benardrick McKinneyILB29HOUMIATrade
Will FullerWR27HOUMIAFree Agency
Randall CobbWR30HOUGBTrade
Nick MartinC28HOULVReleased
Brennan ScarlettOLB28HOUMIAFree Agency
Carlos WatkinsDE28HOUDALFree Agency
Cullen GillaspiaFB26HOUNYGReleased
Zach FultonG30HOUNYGReleased
Tyrell AdamsOLB29HOUBUFFree Agency
Bryan AngerP33HOUDALFree Agency
Chad HansenWR26HOUDETFree Agency
Darren FellsTE35HOUDETFree Agency
Tyler SimmonsWR24HOUPITFree Agency
A.J. McCarronQB31HOUATLFree Agency
J’Mon MooreWR26HOUATLFree Agency
Senio KelemeteG31HOUSFReleased
Brent QvaleRT30HOUTENFree Agency
Peter KalambayiOLB26HOUDENFree Agency
Mark FieldsCB25HOUSFReleased
Ryan FinleyQB26HOUWaivers
Re-Signed
PlayerPositionAge2020 Team2021 TeamInfo / Notes
Vernon HargreavesCB26HOUHOU
Pharaoh BrownTE27HOUHOU
Dontrell HilliardRB26HOUHOU
Roderick JohnsonT26HOUHOU
Cornell ArmstrongCB26HOUHOU
A.J. MooreS26HOUHOU
Jon WeeksLS35HOUHOU
Auzoyah AlufohaiDT25HOUHOU
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