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The Houston Texas cut 28 players, including fourth-year linebacker Xavier Adibi, safety Shiloh Keo and punter Brad Maynard, according to published reports.

The Texas are down to 52, one under the maximum, which will likely be used to bring aboard another punter.

Also released were running back Chris Ogbonnaya, of Strake Jesuit, who had an impressive preseason and should not have trouble being picked up by another team soon. Additionally, the Texans parted ways with linebackers Steven Friday, Mister Alexander, Stanford Keglar and Matt Marcorelle, long snapper Scott, Albritton, defensive linemen Scooter Berry, Damione Lewis, Guy Miller and John Graves, offensive linemen Howard Barbieri, Andrew Gardner, Cole Pemberton, Cody Wallace  and Pete Hendrickson, receivers Trindon Holliday, Dorin Dickerson, Derrick Townsel and Jeff Maehl, safeties Torri Wiliams and Quentin Demps, tight end Anthony Hill, running back Javarris Williams and fullback Zac Pauga.

Placed on the reserved injured list were ex-Rice linebacker Cheta Ozougwu and wide receiver Terrence Toliver.

Among the surprise moves was the waiving of Maynard, who is the only punter left on the roster. The Texans obviously have a replacement in mind. The Texans also kept undrafted free agent Bryan Braman after the outside linebacker had a stellar preseason.

There could still be more moves to be made as more players are released around the NFL. The Texans will also be able to bring back some of the players on the practice squad provided they are not added to another team’s 53-man roster.

Here is a full list of the Texans roster cuts:

NFL
NAME                        POS    HT     WT   AGE  EXP      COLLEGE
Xavier Adibi               ILB     6-2     242        26         4      Virginia Tech
Scott Albritton            LS       6-3     235        23        R      Colorado State
Mister Alexander        ILB     6-3     227        23        R      Florida State
Howard Barbieri         C         6-5     300        23        R      Rutgers
Scooter Berry              DE       6-1     285        25        R      West Virginia
Quintin Demps            SS        5-11   206        26         4      UTEP
Dorin Dickerson          WR      6-2     227        23         2      Pittsburgh
Steven Friday              OLB    6-3     238        25        R      Virginia Tech
Andrew Gardner         G         6-6     305        25        R      Georgia Tech
John Graves                DE       6-3     286        24        R      Virginia Tech
Pete Hendrickson        T          6-7     304        23        R      Tulane
Anthony Hill               TE       6-6     278        26         3      North Carolina State
Trindon Holliday        WR      5-5     169        25         2      LSU
Stanford Keglar          ILB     6-2     250        26         4      Purdue
Shiloh Keo                  FS        5-11   219        23        R      Idaho
Damione Lewis           DE       6-2     301        33       11      Miami
Jeff Maehl                   WR      6-0     190        22        R      Oregon
Brad Maynard             P          6-1     188        37       15      Ball State
Guy Miller                   NT       6-3     302        23        R      Colorado State
Chris Ogbonnaya        RB       6-0     225        25         2      Texas
Zac Pauga                   FB       6-1     246        23        R      Colorado State
Cole Pemberton          T          6-7     306        24         1      Colorado State
Derrick Townsel          WR      5-9     175        23         1      Murray State
Cody Wallace             C         6-4     300        26         4      Texans A&M
Javarris Williams         RB       5-10   223        25         3      Tennessee State
Torri Williams             FS        6-2     210        25         2      Purdue

The Houston Texans have placed the following players on the Reserve/Injured List:

NFL
NAME                        POS    HT     WT   AGE  EXP      COLLEGE    INJURY
Cheta Ozougwu          ILB     6-2     255        22        R      Rice                 L. Foot (9/1)
Terrence Toliver          WR      6-5     204        23        R      LSU                Concussion (8/27)

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