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Texans release final cuts, trim down to 53-man roster

Posted Aug 31, 2013

The Texans released 18 players and placed four on injured reserve in order to reach the 53-man roster.

HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have released the following players:    

Keith Browner DE 6-4 288 25 1 California
Jake Byrne TE 6-4 258 23 1 Wisconsin
Roc Carmichael CB 5-10 197 24 3 Virginia Tech
Tyler Clutts FB 6-2 254 28 3 Fresno State
Cameron Collins ILB 6-2 246 23 1 Oregon State
Andy Cruse WR 6-3 216 23 R Miami (Ohio)
Tyler Horn G/C 6-4 305 24 1 Miami (Fla.)
Delano Johnson DE 6-4 290 25 1 Bowie State
Dennis Johnson RB 5-7 193 23 R Arkansas
Orhian Johnson S 6-3 211 23 R Ohio State
Chris Jones NT 6-2 306 23 R Bowling Green
Deji Karim RB 5-8 209 26 4 Southern Illinois
Alex Kupper G/C 6-3 305 23 R Louisville
Elbert Mack CB 5-10 175 27 6 Troy
Nate Menkin T 6-5 300 24 2 Mary Hardin-Baylor
Mike Mohamed ILB 6-3 243 25 2 California
EZ Nwachukwu WR 5-11 196 22 R Texas A&M
Jawanza Starling S 6-0 206 22 R Southern California

The Houston Texans have moved the following player from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List to the Active Roster:         

Ed Reed FS 5-11 205 34 12 Miami (Fla) 

The Houston Texans have placed the following players on the Reserve/Injured List:         

Alan Bonner WR 5-10 190 22 R Jacksonville State R. Hamstring
Brennan Williams T 6-6 314 22 R North Carolina R. Knee
Trevardo Williams OLB 6-1 237 22 R Connecticut R. Knee

The Houston Texans have released the following player with an Injury Settlement:         

Daniel Muir DL 6-2 322 29 7 Kent State 

The Houston Texans have waived the following players previously placed on Reserve/Injured with an Injury Settlement:         

David Hunter NT 6-2 301 23 2 Houston L. Ankle
Mike Smith WR 6-0 201 22 R Connecticut L. Knee

Notes:

All three remaining quarterbacks made the team. Keenum's record-breaking preseason peformance kept him on the roster.

Four undrafted rookies made the team, including RB Cierre Wood, CB A.J. Bouye, LB Justin Tuggle, and LB Willie Jefferson.

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