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Texans cut 21, including Colvin

8/29/2008

Posted by ESPN.com's Paul Kuharsky

The Houston Texans announced the following cuts:

FB Jon Abbate

QB Shane Boyd

QB Alex Brink

LB Kevis Coley

DE Rosevelt Colvin

S Glenn Earl

C Greg Eslinger

CB Jamar Fletcher

WR Darnell Jenkins

TE Ryan Krause

DT Gabe Long

DT Anthony Maddox

WR LeRon McCoy

LB Ben Moffitt

DE Jesse Nading

CB Derrick Roberson

RB Marcel Shipp

WR Mark Simmons

T Torrin Tucker

RB Darius Walker

CB Dexter Wynn

Colvin is the biggest name. The Texans signed the veteran to be a pass rush specialist, but Gary Kubiak said Colvin's work wasn't good enough to justify keeping him for such a narrow role over a player who could contribute on special teams.

They have one more cut to make. Officials said they are conducting further tests on running back Chris Brown, who's dealt with back problems this summer. The Texans will sort that out tomorrow.

Kudos to the Texans. While some teams will leave everyone unnecessarily digging until the last second to learn of cuts, they showed why they are considered the most fan- and media- friendly team in the league this afternoon.

The press conferences of Gary Kubiak and Rick Smith discussing the cuts were aired on Texans Internet TV on the team's web site.