March 21, 2018

Digging Deep: The Texans 2013 Roster

In this edition of Digging Deep, we look at the 2013 Houston Texans roster and how it is broken down.



Digging Deep



The amount of new faces on this year’s 53 man roster to start the season.

Case Keenum, Cierre Wood, Greg Jones, Ryan Griffin, DeAndre Hopkins, David Quessenberry, Sam Montgomery, Willie Jefferson, Justin Tuggle, A.J. Bouye, D.J. Swearinger, Ed Reed, Shane Lechler, Randy Bullock



The number of rookies to make the final 53.

D.J. Swearinger, A.J. Bouye, Justin Tuggle, Sam Montgomery, Willie Jefferson, David Quessenberry, DeAndre Hopkins, Ryan Griffin, Cierre Wood



of those rookies were undrafted free agents, the most in team history to make the opening day roster.

Cierre Wood, Willie Jefferson, Justin Tuggle, A.J. Bouye



The total number of undrafted rookies to be on the 53 man roster.

Arian Foster, Cody White, Bryan Braman, Tim Jamison, Lestar Jean, Willie Jefferson, Case Keenum, Eddie Pleasant, Justin Tuggle, Jon Weeks, Cierre Wood, A.J. Bouye



The total number of players drafted by General Manager Rick Smith on the 53 man roster.

Duane Brown,  Brian Cushing, Brice McCain, Kareem Jackson, Ben Tate, Earl Mitchell, Darryl Sharpton, Garrett Graham, Derek Newton, T.J. Yates, Shiloh Keo, Brandon Harris, Brooks Reed, J.J. Watt, Whitney Mercilus, DeVier Posey, Brandon Brooks, Ben Jones, Keshawn Martin, Jared Crick, Randy Bullock, DeAndre Hopkins, D.J. Swearinger, Sam Montgomery, David Quessenberry, Ryan Griffin 



The number of free agents signed by General Manager Rick Smith from other teams.

Ed Reed, Shane Lechler, Danieal Manning, Johnathan Joseph, Terrell McClain, Antonio Smith, Wade Smith, Ryan Harris, Greg Jones



The number of wide receivers the Texans have kept on the roster, either on the active roster, injured reserve or practice squad.

DeAndre Hopkins, Andre Johnson, Keshawn Martin, DeVier Posey, Lestar Jean, Alan Bonner, Alec Lemon, Andy Cruse, Ez Nwachukwu 



The total number of  NFL catches by the wide receivers not named Andre Johnson on the active roster

10 -Keshawn Martin,  6– Lestar Jean, 6– DeVier Posey



The number of Texans that have appeared in a Pro Bowl.

Brian Cushing,  Antonio Smith, Wade Smith, Johnathan Joseph, Matt Schaub, Owen Daniels, Chris Myers, J.J. Watt, Duane Brown, Arian Foster, Andre Johnson, Ed Reed, Shane Lechler



The number of Texans that have been named First Team All-Pro

Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Duane Brown, J.J. Watt, Shane Lechler, Ed Reed



The number of Texans on the starting defense that have been named NFL Defensive Player of the Year.

J.J. Watt (2012), Ed Reed (2004)



The number of Texans in their final year of their contract.

Brian Cushing, Wade Smith, Antonio Smith, Earl Mitchell, Darryl Sharpton, Ben Tate, Bryan Braman, Andrew Gardner, Joe Mays, Tim Dobbins, Greg Jones, Lestar Jean, Ryan Harris, Garrett Graham, Terrell McClain



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