2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Chad Slade

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



Chad Slade had a solid training camp when the Texans signed him as a rookie free agent out of Auburn. Slade used what he learned in a tough SEC to bring that mentality to the NFL. He was a solid player at the guard position but was placed in the injured reserve prior to the season starting with a back injury. 

The Rundown 

Fully versed in the Texans offense, Slade will be used at both the guard and offensive tackle position. The offensive line will take some time to sort out, but Slade’s versatility should not be overlooked. He still has to show he can handle the position at offensive tackle and, if he can do that, it will only help Slade moving forward. The Texans need interior help and a good camp will put him in the discussion when the roster is being built. 

Roster Situation

Slade's versatility should not be overlooked. He has an outside shot at the 53-man roster but practice squad could be good for his development. 


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