Houston Texans' 53-man roster projection includes a lot of new faces

Brandin Cooks led the Texans in catches (81) and receiving yards (1,150) in 2020, and also added six touchdowns. Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans opened training camp Tuesday at Houston Methodist Training Center in Houston, Texas. The Texans are coming off their worst season since 2017 and aren't expected to have quarterback Deshaun Watson to help rebound, as he not only faces 22 lawsuits alleging sexual assault and inappropriate behavior that were filed this spring, but he also asked for a trade in January.

With a new quarterback, new general manager and mostly new coaching staff, there's been a lot of turnover on the Texans' roster. Here is a 53-man roster projection.

QUARTERBACK (2): Tyrod Taylor, Davis Mills

Watson is still on the Texans' roster, but that is expected to change before he counts against the 53-man limit on cutdown day. Taylor should start Week 1, but at what point will general manager Nick Caserio and head coach David Culley need to see whether Mills has a shot to be their future franchise quarterback?