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5 Houston Texans Players Who Stood Out In 2014 Preseason Week 2

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5 Houston Texans Who Stood Out In Preseason Week 2

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In Week 2 of the preseason, several Houston Texans players stood out. The team showed a nice mix of talent, both on the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. Five guys in particular really impressed, though, making plays all over the field. Read on to find out who they were.

5. Keshawn Martin

Keshawn Martin
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5. Keshawn Martin

Keshawn Martin
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Keshawn Martin showed off his versatility and athleticism in Week 2 of the preseason. He caught all three targets that came his way for 39 yards, rushed for 26 yards on three carries and also added a kick return of 33 yards. He will probably stick around in Houston as a third or fourth receiver.

4. Dre Hal

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4. Dre Hal

Dre Hal
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CB Dre Hal had himself quite a night on Saturday. He registered three tackles, two pass deflections and a 64-yard interception return for a TD on the stat sheet in the game. The rookie will get reps as a slot CB and may also get some opportunities in the kick return game in 2014.

3. Ryan Fitzpatrick

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3. Ryan Fitzpatrick

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QB Ryan Fitzpatrick was impressive for the Texans on Saturday. He completed 9-of-12 passes for 97 yards and a touchdown. He also added two rushes for 25 yards in the game as well. He is the unquestioned starter in Houston at this point, barring some type of injury.

2. Lawrence Sidbury

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2. Lawrence Sidbury

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OLB/DE Lawrence Sidbury had a standout game on Saturday as well. He had three tackles, one of which was for a loss, along with a sack in the game. If he were to make the 53-man roster, Sidbury would provide solid depth behind Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus in 2014.

1. Jadeveon Clowney

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1. Jadeveon Clowney

Jadeveon Clowney
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The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft, LB/DE Jadeveon Clowney displayed his dominance in Week 2. He had two tackles, both of which were for losses, and he added a sack of Falcons QB Matt Ryan for good measure. Clowney showed incredible speed and power in the game, punishing anyone who crossed his path. He'll be a big part of a D-Line that already has stars in J.J. Watt, Brooks Reed, Brian Cushing and Whitney Mercilus, among others.

Will Gellman is a New England Patriots writer for RantSports.com.  Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.

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