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Constructing an all-time Texans 53: the offense and special teams

We have a weekly podcast here called "In the Lab". You can listen to the latest one above.

John Harris and I get together and nerd out about certain things Texans-related. In the past, we've added five players from the Pro Football Hall of Fame that we'd like see on the current Texans roster. Or we've plucked three Houston Oilers greats apiece who we'd want to see with the current group. We nerd out and concoct rosters that are unrealistic, hence the "In the Lab" name.

This week, thanks to the Tweet below from valued listener @dahowa50, we've started constructing the all-time Texans 53-man roster.

Not just the starting 11 on each side of the ball. We have that. But we also have the specialists, and the backups and we've designed a roster that we'd want to take into a season. It's also a roster that includes some names that we project are going to be special. You'll see what I mean.

There were a few stipulations, though. You're only eligible to make the roster if you played two seasons with the team OR you were with the team in 2018 and you're currently under contract for 2019. That means a guy like Tyrann Mathieu, who was excellent at safety last year but is now a Chief, isn't eligible.

John and I started with the offense and special teams, and here's what we got. Next Tuesday we'll have the defense for you.

Quarterback (2): Deshaun Watson, Matt Schaub

Running back (4): Arian Foster, Domanick Davis/Domanick Williams, Lamar Miller, Ben Tate

Fullback (1): Vonta Leach

Tight end (3): Owen Daniels, Joel Dreessen, Jordan Thomas

Wide receiver (6): Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller, V, Kevin Walter, Corey Bradford, Keke Coutee

Offensive line (8): Duane Brown, Wade Smith, Chris Myers, Mike Brisiel, Eric Winston, Chester Pitts, Derek Newton, Steve McKinney

Long Snapper: Jon Weeks

Punter: Shane Lechler

Kicker: Ka'imi Fairbairn

Special teamer: Brian Peters

Special teamer: Johnson Bademosi

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