Undrafted rookie Willie Jefferson will get an opportunity to start against the Saints. Nine Texans will not dress for Sunday's preseason game against New Orleans: WR DeAndre Hopkins, WR DeVier Posey, WR Alan Bonner, RB Arian Foster, SS Eddie Pleasant, WLB Whitney Mercilus, NT David Hunter, LG Wade Smith, and DE Antonio Smith.
Starting lineup changes on Offense are:
-Ben Jones will start at left guard for Wade Smith
-Lestar Jean will start at wide receiver for DeAndre Hopkins
-Ben Tate will start at running back for Arian Foster.
-Willie Jefferson will start at outside linebacker for Whitney Mercilus.
-Jared Crick will start at defensive end for J.J. Watt
-Tim Jamison will start at defensive end for Antonio Smith.
The New Orleans Saints have five players not dressing for the game including: FB Jed Collins, ILB Jonathan Vilma, ILB Chris Chamberlain, OLB Junior Galette, and OLB Martez Wilson.