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Three Houston Texans Make Their Case Against Vikings in 4th Preseason Game

Coming into the Houston Texans final preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings three players looking to assert their place on the team made some big plays.

John Beck a journeyman quarterback is looking to cement a roster spot as the third string signal caller. He had a decent game going 6 for 10 with 149 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. While the numbers are not bad 80 of his yards and the touchdown came on one play and was mainly the result of the wide receivers’ effort.

Trindon Holliday has been explosive throughout the preseason. His incredible speed has been a huge asset to the special teams unit. His electric return skills were again on display as he was able to return a punt 76 yards for a score.  The only downside to his game has been his inability to secure the ball which has led to costly fumbles. Against the Vikings fumbling was not an issue as Holliday was able to hold onto the football.

Devier Posey so far has not been as dominant as coaches hoped in the preseason. He may have been able to turn those thoughts around on just one play. After catching a short pass from Beck, Posey was able to scamper 80 yards for the touchdown. This is an example of the what the coaches were hoping to get out the rookie wideout.

All three players came into the game looking to prove something and all have to an extent. Posey maybe the player with the safest roster spot but he definitely helped his playing time by showing the coaches what he can do. Beck and Holliday are closer to the cut bubble and only one of them may make the roster. If the Texans decide to keep a third quarterback they may not have the space for a specialist. However, if the team believes they need Holliday’s explosiveness they decide to move forward with two quarterbacks on the active roster with Case Keenum being placed on the practice squad.