3 Texans Veterans That Could be Training Camp Cuts
The Houston Texans again had an active offseason, trading arguably the best player away. Bill O'Brien is not afraid to make moves, creating the roster he has in his mind. While his moves may seem foolish, or at least controversial, the Texans continue to be contenders.
Since O'Brien has made it clear that nobody is truly safe, we could see an eventful training camp period in Houston, as he makes the finishing touches to his 2020 roster. These are three veterans that the Texans could cut during training camp.
1. Vernon Hargreaves III, CB
Vernon Hargreaves III is a former first-round draft pick of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that has not panned out. He was cut midseason by his former team last year, but was quickly scooped up by Houston. This did not do much to his game, as he continued to disappoint. In six games with the Texans, Hargreaves gave up a 69.7 percent catch rate and 3 touchdowns when targeted in coverage.
2. Kenny Stills, WR
While it was mentioned above that O'Brien is not afraid to make controversial moves, cutting Kenny Stills would be on another level. Stills was recently arrest for a peaceful protest with the "Black Lives Matter" movement. As the fourth wide receiver on the depth chart, the Texans could opt to release him as punishment, especially if he is forced to miss any regular season time as a result. Of course, some may see this as a stance on social issues, so Houston would have to tread carefully here.
3. Jordan Thomas, TE
Jordan Thomas was drafted by the Texans back in 2018. As a rookie, he started 10 games, but totaled just 215 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was limited to just five games last season, which allowed both Darren Fells and Jordan Atkins to have shining moments. Assuming this bumps him down to third on the depth chart, Houston may decide to not keep the third-year tight end.
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