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UPDATE (4:00pm): Final cuts have come in for the Houston Texans ahead of the 5pm deadline. The players released Saturday are:

Keith Browner
DE
Jake Byrne
TE
Roc Carmichael
CB
Tyler Clutts
FB
Cameron Collins
ILB
Andy Cruse
WR
Tyler Horn
G/C
Delano Johnson
DE
Dennis Johnson
RB
Orhian Johnson
S
Chris Jones
NT
Deji Karim
RB
Alex Kupper
G/C
Elbert Mack
CB
Nate Menkin
T
Mike Mohamed
ILB
EZ Nwachukwu
WR
Jawanza Starling
S
David Hunter*
NT
Mike Smith*
WR

*Waived with an injury settlement

Besides the 18 players released the Texans placed three players on the Reserved/Injured list: Alan Bonner WR, Brennan Williams T, and Trevardo Williams OLB.

With the releases and players placed on IR the Texans are at the required 53 man roster size to start the regular season.  They can sign 8 players for their practice squad once the players clear waivers.

 

UPDATE (1:30pm CT): The Texans have cut more players to get closer to the final 53: S Jawanza Starling, DT Chris Jones, DE Keith Browner, RB Deji Karim, LB Delano Johnson, C Tyler Horn, LB Cameron Collins, S Orhian Johnson, LB Mike Mohamed join TE Jake Byrne, DB Roc Carmichael, FB Tyler Clutts, WR Andy Cruse, G Tyler Horn RB Dennis Johnson, C Alex Kupper, OT Nate Menkin and WR Uzoma Nwachukwu. as being waived.

The Texans can sign 8 players to their practice squad once they clear waivers.

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) – The Houston Texans have until 5:00pm CT today to get their official roster for the regular season set.  From 75 players down to 53 the Texans will be making cuts all day.

Early in the day the Texans cut nine players: TE Jake Byrne, DB Roc Carmichael, FB Tyler Clutts, WR Andy Cruse, G Tyler Horn RB Dennis Johnson, C Alex Kupper, OT Nate Menkin and WR Uzoma Nwachukwu.

13 players will still need to be trimmed down before the 5pm deadline.

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