Texans gearing up for rookie minicamp

Texans gearing up for rookie minicamp
May 12, 2014, 3:45 pm
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In addition to the 10 players the Texans drafted this past weekend, they also agreed to terms with 23 more.

And all of these young football players will be on the practice fields starting on Friday for a three-day rookie minicamp.

“There’s a lot of time on the field, a lot of meeting time,” head coach Bill O’Brien said at the Texans Charity Golf Classic on Monday. “There’s no basically restrictions on how long we can work with the rookies this weekend, so you have them in there from morning to noon to night so you’re able to evaluate them in the meeting room, you’re able to evaluate them on the field and you’re able to see what they do extra on their own.”

From the Houston Chronicle, here’s the list of undrafted players who have agreed to terms with the Texans:

K Chris Boswell (Rice), OG Kevin Forsch (Houston), WR Travis Labhard (Texas A&M), OLB Chris McAllister (Baylor), OLB Terrance Lloyd (Baylor), WR Nathan Slaughter (West Texas A&M), WR Lacoltan Bester (Oklahoma), WR Anthony McClung (Cincinnati), TE Anthony Denham (Utah), TE Chris Coyle (Arizona State), OT Matt Feiler (Bloomsburg), OT Bryan Witzmann (South Dakota), OT Chris Martin (Central Florida), C Kjleby Oiland (Montana), LB Max Bullough (Michigan State), LB Austin Brown (Miami, Ohio), LB Chris Young (Arizona State), DT Sullivan Grosz (Cal-Poly), DT Tyrone Ezell (Pittsburgh), DT Leon Minto (Johnson C Smith), DE Cory Henry (Florida Atlantic), DE Jason Ankrah (Nebraska), CB Marcus Williams (North Dakota State).

The first name on that list is an interesting one. Boswell was considered by many to be the top kicker in this year’s draft class but went undrafted. He’ll have a chance to compete with Randy Bullock, who struggled mightily at times in 2013.

“He’s got a big leg,” Smith said of Boswell. “He came and he did a good job at our pro day; we had our local workout. Very impressive young man in that environment. I think he was actually working out with Randy a little bit so he knows his competition and they know each other so it’ll be fun to watch.”

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