More than a dozen players for the Houston Texans were placed on waivers, as the team works to cut its roster to 53.  The deadline is today.  Among the names who got their pink slips:


Running back Dennis Johnson

Fullback Tyler Clutts (pictured)

Tight End Jake Byrne

Receivers E.Z. Nwachukwu and Andy Cruse

Offensive linemen Alex Kupper, Nate Menkin, and Tyler


Defensive lineman Chris Jones

Defensive ends Keith Browner and Delano Johnson

Linebackers Mike Mohamed and Cameron Collins

Safeties Jawanza Starling and Ohrian Johnson


More names will be added today.  The Texans can re-sign as many as eight players to their practice squad once they clear waivers.