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:
|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.
|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:
|1||3||Derek Stingley Jr.||CB||LSU|
|1||15||Kenyon Green||G||Texas A&M|
|2||44||*John Metchie III||WR||Alabama|
|5||170||Teagan Quitoriano||TE||Oregon State|
*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.