Matt Schaub - #8 - Quarterback - 6'5" - 235lbs
News: Schaub would receive interest from Cleveland and Oakland if cut by Houston, and the Jets would also be interested if they cut Mark Sanchez, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impact: Schaub is expected to get cut by Houston, and Rapoport seems to be basing his report on sources rather than speculation. Schaub just might be able to land a starting role in 2014, depending on what his next team does in the upcoming draft. Expectations would remain modest in that scenario, however.
Ben Tate - #44 - Running back - 5'11" - 217lbs
News: Tate said his ribs are fine as he prepares for the beginning of free agency next week, the Houston Chronicle reports. Tate played through a rib injury for several weeks before eventually being placed on injured reserve late in the season.
Impact: Tate emerges as the top free-agent running back on the market after rushing for 771 yards, four touchdowns and catching 34 passes in 2013. Cleveland, with scads of salary-cap space, has been a speculated landing spot for Tate, who is expected to draw interest from a number of teams.
Duane Brown - #76 - Tackle - 6'4" - 303lbs
News: Brown is bulking up for the 2014 season after playing 12-15 pounds lighter than normal in 2013, the Houston Chronicle reports. "I lost a lot of weight last year and I'm off that. I'm staying pretty big these days," said Brown, who's entering his seventh season with the Texans.
Impact: Brown played well enough to earn a spot as a replacement on the Pro Bowl team, but feels he wasn't able to maintain blocks as long or unable to plow ahead.
Paul Hazel - Linebacker - 6'5" - 227lbs
Fri. Mar 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Hazel was claimed off waivers by the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Hazel suited up for 13 games with Cleveland in 2013. The product of Western Michigan had one solo tackle and two assists.
Ricky Sapp - #91 - Linebacker - 6'4" - 252lbs
Wed. Mar 5, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sapp re-signed with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Sapp played the final five games of the season in 2013 after being claimed off waivers Nov. 15.
Garrett Graham - #88 - Tight End - 6'3" - 243lbs
Tue. Mar 4, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Texans are hoping to re-sign Graham, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.
Impact: The report adds that the Packers figure to have interest in Graham -- who played his college ball at Wisconsin -- if he is unable to come to terms with the Texans in advance of free agency.
Zach Potter - Tight End - 6'7" - 269lbs
Wed. Feb 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Texans have signed Potter, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: Potter, who last saw NFL action with the Jags in 2012, gives the Texans some added TE depth behind Owen Daniels and Ryan Griffin, with Garrett Graham headed for free agency next month.