Texans Rumors: Amobi Okoye & Steve Slaton Gone?

Here’s a few rumors regarding some of the roster decisions that the Houston Texans may be considering.

Amobi Okoye

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle mentioned during a chat earlier in the week that he doubts DE Amobi Okoye even makes the teams roster.

“I’ll be surprised if he’s on the team. He’s a 4-3 DT who specializes in stopping the run but can’t rush the QB,” McClain wrote.

Okoye was a first-round pick four years ago by the Texans but considering that the team has already begun the transition to a 3-4 defense, Okoye could be let go in favor of a player that better fits the teams defensive scheme. Okoye is set to make $2.95 million for the 2011 season the team could look to trade him or possibly even release him if they don’t find any interested teams.

Steve Slaton

John McClain also mentioned that Houston will have RB Steve Slaton on the trading block one a new CBA is in place.

Considering that the Texans have Arian Foster, Derrick Ward and Ben Tate on their roster, Slaton has become an after thought. McClain mentions that the best case scenario would be that Slaton increases his stock with a solid preseason which would allow the Texans to trade him. That by no means a guarantee but still a possibility.

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