Texans Not Done Cutting Players

By PFC Writer Wayne Lin

The Houston Texans started their clean up process by releasing veteran running back Ahman Green and linebacker Marlon Greenwood. Green never materialized as the star running back he was supposed to be. Instead, rookie Steve Slaton filled in at running back and did a remarkable job. There’s no question the Texans are going for a youth movement at all positions and all the better. With a bunch of players at each offensive and defensive position it only makes sense. Green finished 2008 with 294 yards and three touchdowns. Greenwood had 45 tackles in 2008 and was very durable missing only three games. Greenwood’s versatility and great attitude has been hailed by many as the ultimate team player, but now his era in Houston is over.

This won’t be the last of the Texans cutting. They plan to cut more players in the upcoming weeks in order to make the roster more free agent friendly. Because the NFL has no offseason restrictions on the minimum players you are allowed to have, expect the Texans to start parting ways with players before the draft. Some names that have come up are 11-year veteran Ephraim Salaam, who didn’t play in 2008, and cornerback Jacques Reeves, who was beaten quite a bit on some deep plays. The cuts are not an indication of who the Texans will be drafting. Stay tuned for more Texans transactions.