Early look at Tex­ans’ lineup is promis­ing

Health is the big ques­tion for Hous­ton as it wel­comes fi­fi­fi­fi­fi­five new starters.

Austin American-Statesman - - SPORTS - ByJohn McClain Hous­ton Chron­i­cle Tex­ans con­tin­ued

Imag­ine what the Tex­ans’ start­ing lineup would look like if reg­u­lar sea­son and not the offffffffffff­sea­son pro­gram — had kicked offff Mon­day at Hous­ton Methodist Train­ing Cen­ter.

With play­ers re­port­ing for two weeks of con­di­tion­ing be­fore they’re al­lowed to go on the fi­field with coaches, this is a good time to look at what the Tex­ans’ lineup might look like to­day.

If all play­ers were healthy, it’s safe to say the Tex­ans would have a lot of re­turn­ing starters on both sides of the ball and fi­fi­fi­fi­fi­five new starters signed as free agents.

Coach Bill O’Brien said re­cently he’s happy with what the Tex­ans have done in free agency.

“I felt like we had to im­prove cer­tain ar­eas of the team, and we felt like we did that,” O’Brien said. “If you have ba­si­cally a check­list of ar­eas that you have

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