The Texans, like 31 other teams in the NFL, are trimming the roster from 90 players to 53.
By Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. CT, each NFL team has to be down to 53.
But over the few days after, waiver claims will be made and those 'final' rosters will once again get jiggled. Staying ahead of the curve and being prepared to pluck players let go from another team is an important part of the roster-building process, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.
"There's a lot of thought that goes into that and we try to have a ready list and things like that, different types of ready lists for when those things happen so that if we want to make a move, we're ready to do that," O'Brien said Friday. "I'm not saying we have the market cornered on this, but I would say that every team does this to some extent, looking at cap casualties, looking at guys that may not make rosters, guys that are bubble players on other rosters and trying to rank those guys relative to what we have on our roster."
O'Brien said Director of Player Personnel Matt Bazirgan and Director of Pro Personnel Rob Kisiel are instrumental in that process.
"They do a great job of looking at rosters around the league," O'Brien said.
The Texans travel to New Orleans and face the Saints a week from Monday night.
Houston Texans Fans come to NRG Stadium for the fourth preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams.