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.
J.J. Watt - #99 - Defensive End - 6'5" - 289lbs
Sat. Feb 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Houston head coach Bill O'Brien said Watt will "fit in really well" in any planned defensive scheme, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Impact: With offseason changes in Houston, including a new head coach and defensive coordinator, it's natural to wonder how these changes will affect a star player like Watt. O'Brien stressed the Texans will play multiple schemes, refusing to be boxed in as only a 3-4 defense. "The majority of the games played in the NFL are now played in nickel defense or dime defense. Our defense will be very multiple," said O'Brien. Whatever the defense evolves into, you can rest assured O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel will utilize Watt in ways that he can best disrupt opponents.
Arian Foster - #23 - Running back - 6'1" - 227lbs
Fri. Feb 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Foster's rehabilitation from back surgery is going well, according to GM Rick Smith and coach Bill O'Brien, ESPN.com reports. "He's working hard, he's in the building, he's in the training room consistently," Smith said. "The reports I'm getting from [head trainer Geoff Kaplan] indicate he's going to be fine."
Impact: Foster's massive 2012 workload -- he touched the ball a whopping 460 times, postseason included -- raised red flags heading into 2013, and he made it though just eight games before undergoing microscopic lumbar disectomy surgery in November. Fortunately, it seems Foster will make a full recovery and resume playing in 2014, though the Texans do figure to get him a new backup with Ben Tate entering free agency.