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Texans Camp Primer: 2022 roster changes | Daily Brew 

Under a new head coach in Lovie Smith, the Houston Texans 2022 roster will have some new faces and familiar ones when training camp kicks off on Friday. Here is a primer of the notable changes from 2021 to 2022:

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Position 2021 2022
Head Coach David Culley ^^Lovie Smith
Offensive Coordinator Tim Kelly ^^Pep Hamilton
Running Back David Johnson Marlon Mack/Dameon Pierce
Tight End Jordan Akins ^^Brevin Jordan
Guard ^Max Scharping/ Tytus Howard Kenyon Green/ A.J. Cann
Defensive Linemen Jacob Martin/ DeMarcus Walker Rasheem Green/Jerry Hughes/Mario Addison
Defensive Backs Terrance Mitchell/Justin Reid/Lonnie Johnson Derek Stingley Jr./Jalen Pitre/Steven Nelson

^ Still on roster
^^ On roster / with organization in 2021

Under General Manager Nick Caserio, the Texans were once again active in free agency, signing veteran players for a variety of positions. Here are some of the notable offseason additions made through 2022 free agency.

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Additions Losses
OL A.J. Cann (JAC) QB Deshaun Watson (CLE)
RB Marlon Mack QB Tyrod Taylor (NYG)
DB Steven Nelson OL Marcus Cannon
DL Rasheem Green DB Terrance Mitchell (NE)
DL Jerry Hughes (BUF) DB Justin Reid (KC)
WR DaeSean Hamilton (DEN) LB Eric Wilson (NO)
RB David Johnson

Re-Signings: LS Jon Weeks, LB Christian Kirksey, OL Justin Britt, DL Maliek Collins, DB Desmond King
Extensions: DB Terrence Brooks, WR Brandin Cooks

The Texans added nine players through the 2022 NFL Draft, including five through the first 75 selections. Here are Houston's 2022 NFL Draft picks:

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Round Pick Name Position School
1 3 Derek Stingley Jr. CB LSU
1 15 Kenyon Green G Texas A&M
2 37 Jalen Pitre S Baylor
2 44 *John Metchie III WR Alabama
3 75 Christian Harris LB Alabama
4 107 Dameon Pierce RB Florida
5 150 Thomas Booker DT Stanford
5 170 Teagan Quitoriano TE Oregon State
6 205 Austin Deculus T LSU

*Placed on Non-Football Injury list

Notable players returning from injury:

OL Laremy Tunsil missed the final 12 games of the 2021 season with a thumb injury.

The Texans will hold their first training camp practice at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 29 at the Houston Methodist Training Center. Texans Radio's "Texans Training Camp Live" will cover camp Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on SportsRadio 610 and on the Houston Texans mobile app.

Houston will kick off the 2022 preseason at home against the New Orleans Saints on Aug. 13 at 7 p.m. CT.

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