According to Howard Balzer, the full list of tryouts for the Texans includes:
- DT Josh Banks
- K Jon Brown
- K Sam Ficken
- K Kai Forbath
- OT Chris Clark
- OT Christian DiLauro
- OT Austin Howard
- OT Cornelius Lucas
- OT Reed Odhiambo
- OT David Sharpe
- G Will Holden
- P Brad Nortman
- P Colton Schmidt
- P Justin Vogel
- LS Zach Triner
- CB Shareece Wright
Howard, 31, originally signed on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent back in 2010. He had a brief stint with the Ravens before he was signed to the Jets’ active roster in 2011.
After three years in New York, Howard signed a five-year, $30 million contract that included $15 million guaranteed with the Raiders but was cut loose last year. The Ravens signed Howard to a three-year, $15.02 million contract a few months later before declining his option this offseason.
The Colts later signed Howard to a contract but elected to release him coming out of the preseason.
In 2017, Howard appeared in all 16 games for the Ravens and was rated by Pro Football Focus as the No. 36 offensive tackle out of 81 qualifying players.
We have him featured in our Top 50 Available 2018 NFL Free Agents list.
Lucas, 27, signed on with the Lions as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas State back in 2014. He has managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his three years in the NFL and finished playing out his three-year, $1,550,000 contract with the Lions.
Lucas returned to the Lions last year on a restricted deal, but was among the team’s final roster cuts. The Rams signed him to a contract a few weeks into the regular season and wound up returning to Los Angeles this past April.
Unfortunately, the Rams released him coming out of the preseason.
In 2017, Lucas appeared in one game for the Rams.