Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 8/27/12

Sunday night the Houston Texans reduced their active roster to 75 players after releasing and making other injury-related roster moves with 15 of their former employed. As always there was a mix of surprises and expected cuts. Season threatening/ending injuries always make the decision a bit easier for the coaches, so since four of the fifteen were walking wounded, the Texans coaches were only really forced to cut eleven players who would have otherwise suited up and continued practicing today. 

Among those cut Sunday night were RB Davin Meggett, FB Derrell Smith, WR Bryant Johnson, WR Mario Louis, OT Nick Mondek, G Kasey Studdard, C Thomas Austin, DE Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, LB Omar Gaither, CB Torri Williams, and P Brett Hartmann.

NT Sunny Harris and LB Greg Williams were injured when waived and could be brought back on injured reserve. Rookie K Randy Bullock has been placed on IR and ILB Darryl Sharpton has been placed on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.

The Texans are expected to make their final cut down to 53 players by this upcoming Friday. The Texans have one more preseason contest this Thursday at home against the Minnesota Vikings.

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