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Texans waive Ogbonnaya, Keo, 26 others

Discussion in 'Houston Texans' started by codell, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    http://www.chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texas-waive-Ogbonnaya-Keo-26-others-2154415.php

    Safety Shiloh Keo, punter Brad Maynard and running back Chris Ogbonnaya were among the players waived by the Texans on Saturday when they reduced their roster from 80 to 52 – one short of the maximum 53.

    General manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak will continue to rework the roster while the Texans prepare for the Sept. 11 opener against Indianapolis.

    Among the veteran players kept on the roster were Steve Slaton as the fourth running back and Bryant Johnson as the fourth receiver.

    Keo, the fifth-round pick from Idaho, didn’t make the team as the fifth safety. He’s a candidate for the practice squad if he clears waivers.

    Because they waived Maynard, the Texans will be in the market for a new punter.

    Ogbonnaya, who led the team in rushing in preseason with 54 carries for 192 yards, also could be placed on the practice squad.

    Linebacker Cheta Ozougwu, a seven-round pick, was waived injured along with free agent receiver Terrence Toliver.

    Saturday’s moves mean the Texans kept seven of their eight draft choices: defensive end J.J. Watt, outside linebacker Brooks Reed, cornerback Brandon Harris, cornerback Roc Carmichael, quarterback T.J. Yates and offensive tackle Derek Newton.

    Carmichael, a fourth-round pick, didn’t play in preseason because of a shoulder injury.

    Outside linebacker Bryan Braman, who signed as an undrafted free agent and recorded a team-high 2 ½ sacks in preseason, made the team.

    Notable veterans waived were linebacker Xavier Adibi, defensive end Damione Lewis, receiver Dorin Dickerson, tight end Anthony Hill, receiver Trindon Holliday, safety Quentin Demps, safety Torri Williams and linebacker Stanford Keglar.

    Others placed on waivers were running back Javarris Williams, fullback Zac Pauga, receiver Jeff Maehl, receiver Derrick Townsel, offensive tackle Cole Pemberton, center Cody Wallace, center Howard Barbieri, offensive tackle Peter Hendrickson, defensive end Scooter Berry, defensive end John Graves, guard Andrew Gardner, linebacker Mister Alexander, nose tackle Guy Miller, outside linebacker Steven Friday and snapper Scott Albritton and linebacker Matt Marcorelle,
     
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    #2 codell, Sep 3, 2011
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    Good find. Yeah I think the Texans will likely sign him. He held for Rackers in Arizona as well which can't be overlooked.
     
  4. rikesh316

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    Interesting Derek Newton made the team. Last year Texans try to get their development tackle prospect Steve Maneri through waivers and the Pats claimed him and he looks like a find for them. I still think Texans will make a few more moves. I think Igor Olshansky will be signed to add depth to the line. Tim Bullman hasn't showed anything since his major injury and will probably be cut to make room.
     
  5. arkoe

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    Surprised they cut Keo.
     
  6. rezdawg

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    So Lestar made the team?
     
  7. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    So I guess the 52 looks like this:

    QB -
    Schaub
    Leinart
    Yates

    RB/FB -
    Foster
    Ward
    Tate
    Slaton
    Casey
    Vickers

    WR -

    Johnson
    Walters
    Jones
    Johnston

    TE -

    Daniels
    Dressen
    Graham

    OL -

    Brown
    Smith
    Myers
    Briesel
    Winston
    Butler
    Caldwell
    Newton

    DL -

    Watts
    Mitchell
    Smith
    Jamison
    Cody
    Bulman

    LB -

    Barwin
    Cushing
    Ryans
    Williams
    Braman
    Reed
    Sharpton
    Dobbins
    Nading

    S -

    Quinn
    Manning
    Nolan
    Barber

    CB -

    Joseph
    Jackson
    McCain
    McManis
    Carmichael
    Harris
    Allen

    ST -

    Rackers
    Weeks
     
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  8. codell

    codell Contributing Member

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    He is on IR
     
  9. No Worries

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    http://www.chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texas-waive-Ogbonnaya-Keo-26-others-2154415.php

    The Texans reduced their roster from 80 to 52 players on Saturday. Some players waived will be signed to the practice squad:

    Offense (24)
    Quarterbacks (3): Matt Schaub, Matt Leinart, T.J. Yates.
    Running backs (4): Arian Foster, Derrick Ward, Ben Tate, Steve Slaton.
    Fullbacks (2): James Casey, Lawrence Vickers.
    Tight ends (3): Owen Daniels, Joel Dreessen, Garrett Graham.
    Receivers (4): Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Jacoby Jones, Bryant Johnson.
    Offensive linemen (8): Eric Winston, Duane Brown, Wade Smith, Mike Brisiel, Chris Myers, Rashad Butler, Antoine Caldwell, Derek Newton.

    Defense (26)
    Linemen (6): Antonio Smith, Shaun Cody, J.J. Watt, Earl Mitchell, Tim Jamison, Tim Bulman.
    Linebackers (9): Mario Williams, Connor Barwin, DeMeco Ryans, Brian Cushing, Darryl Sharpton, Brooks Reed, Jesse Nading, Tim Dobbins, Bryan Braman.
    Defensive backs (11): Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Jason Allen, Brice McCain, Sherrick McManis, Brandon Harris, Roc Carmichael, Glover Quin, Danieal Manning, Troy Nolan, Dominique Barber.

    Specialists (2)
    Kicker (1): Neil Rackers.
    Snapper (1): Jon Weems.
     
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    Offense (24)

    Quarterbacks (3): Matt Schaub, Matt Leinart, T.J. Yates.

    Running backs (4): Arian Foster, Derrick Ward, Ben Tate, Steve Slaton.

    Fullbacks (2): James Casey, Lawrence Vickers.

    Tight ends (3): Owen Daniels, Joel Dreessen, Garrett Graham.

    Receivers (4): Andre Johnson, Kevin Walter, Jacoby Jones, Bryant Johnson.

    Offensive linemen (8): Eric Winston, Duane Brown, Wade Smith, Mike Brisiel, Chris Myers, Rashad Butler, Antoine Caldwell, Derek Newton.

    Defense (26)

    Linemen (6): Antonio Smith, Shaun Cody, J.J. Watt, Earl Mitchell, Tim Jamison, Tim Bulman.

    Linebackers (9): Mario Williams, Connor Barwin, DeMeco Ryans, Brian Cushing, Darryl Sharpton, Brooks Reed, Jesse Nading, Tim Dobbins, Bryan Braman.

    Defensive backs (11): Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson, Jason Allen, Brice McCain, Sherrick McManis, Brandon Harris, Roc Carmichael, Glover Quin, Danieal Manning, Troy Nolan, Dominique Barber.

    Specialists (2)

    Kicker (1): Neil Rackers.

    Snapper (1): Jon Weems.
     
  11. rezdawg

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    Can someone please list the 52 members, categorized by position?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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    codell Contributing Member

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    I seem to recall Rackers giving Maynard a dirty look after his missed FG during the pre-season.
     
  13. Cannonball

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    Only because they just drafted him. He looked bad in the preseason and had a big missed tackle in the Vikings game that led to a big gain (maybe a score). What a waste of a 5th round pick.
     
  14. rolyat93

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    Yes, that was awesome.(only because the game didn't matter)
     
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    I am surprised Barber found a way to make the team
     
  16. REEKO_HTOWN

    REEKO_HTOWN I'm Rich Biiiiaaatch!

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    Who the **** is Steve Slaton still on this team?

    Do they really think a team will be dumb enough to traded for a RB who has played a handful of snaps this preseason because of injury?

    I think it says more about Foster's health concerns.
     
  17. Cannonball

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    Slaton took snaps?
     
  18. RunninRaven

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    Well, injuries aside there have been reports from training camp that when he was on the field, Slaton looked like his old self again. If they can ride out whatever current injury problem he has, maybe showcase him in a game or two when the Texans have a big lead, they MIGHT be able to get something for him in trade.

    Seems like a lot of ifs, though.
     
  19. No Worries

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    The real question is whether or not Steve Slaton is better than Chris Ogbonnaya. The fourth RB on the depth chart should not see that much of the field.
     
  20. Raven

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    What's the success rate for 5th round picks, anyone know?
     

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