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2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Kenny Hilliard

A closer look at the Houston Texans roster heading into the 2016 training camp.

The Rundown

The big back from LSU was the final pick of the 2015 draft class but did not make the final cut when the 53-man roster was set. Kenny Hilliard spent his rookie season on the practice squad, which is a good thing moving into this year. The Texans want to continue to see where Hilliard is as a player and it is clear that he has put the work in to reshape his frame heading into this season.


The running back position group continues to get deeper by the minute and, with the addition of Lamar Miller and Tyler Ervin, Hilliard finds himself with an uphill battle to land on the roster. Hilliard is considered a 1st and 2nd down back, in-between the tackles, but that role is currently being occupied by Alfred Blue. Hilliard’s future with the Texans looks bleak and he is going to have to see how training camp turns out to learn his fate.

Roster Situation 

Practice squad is his best bet, his future with the Texans is in question. 


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