This allows them to tweak the roster in preparation for the upcoming season

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  1. zhangzk


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    Jan 10, 2018
    Houston Texans Claim One Offensive Lineman Off Waivers , Release Another With training camp still a month away, the Texans are officially in the dog days of summer. Yesterday, the Texans claimed second-year OT Roderick Johnson off of waivers and released OT Kendall Calhoun from the roster. At 6’7” and 300 lbs, Johnson has the ideal frame for a left tackle in the NFL. Last year, he was drafted in the fifth round by the Browns, just thirty picks after the Texans selected Julie’n Davenport.The two-time All-ACC left tackle immediately became expendable when the Browns signed Greg Robinson in the post-Joe Thomas era. Johnson’s availability was a fortuitous occurrence for the Texans , as their offensive line depth and talent are the team’s biggest weakness. With Jeff Allen on the PUP list and Martinas Rankin recovering from a foot injury, Johnson could immediately find himself vying for a roster spot to start the season. John McClain took to Twitter to express his sentiment on the move:Although I have twice voice my opinions that the the Texans should have taken Johnson over Julie’n Davenport (here and here), it looks like the Texans and I can agree that having both massive men on the roster is a good thing. Now I get to see if my draft analysis was correct and whether playing D-I or D-II football makes a difference in developing offensive tackles. A knee injury did cost Roderick Johnson his rookie season, but hopefully the talented lineman can bounce back and provide the Texas with some much needed depth.Even though he’s considered a developmental prospect, Johnson has a unique opportunity to go from cut by the Browns to contributing for the Texans. Quite a miraculous change of fortune, if you ask me. Give this kid a playbook and see what he can do. What do you think of the move? Do you think Roderick Johnson has a chance to compete for a roster spot?Houston Texans Game Day Live: Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys (First Quarter) Here’s quarter one of the annual preseason finale between the Texans and Cowboys.This will mark the last time you see several players in a Houston uniform. [​IMG]Let’s get on with it. NOTE: Please do not post any images , videos, GIFs, or non-text comments in any of BRB’s live game threads. They tend to slow the thread down and can take a long time to load. Thanks in advance for your cooperation.NOTE II: Due to the fast-paced nature of these threads, there will be no warnings before bans on game day. If a moderator deems a comment or user to be problematic, he or she will remove that person from the discussion for the good of the collective game day experience. If you’re on the wrong side of the law today and want your posting privileges reinstated, please send an e-mail to one of us tomorrow.NOTE III: Please refrain from any reference to or mention of any religion or religious figure , even if you believe it’s celebratory or inoffensive. If you make such a reference or comment, it will be deleted and you will be warned. Two violations of this rule will result in a ban.