2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Kurtis Drummond

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


Considered one of the top safeties in the country coming out of Michigan State, Kurtis Drummond went undrafted but ended up in Houston. He did not initially make the 53-man roster, however Drummond was placed on the practice squad and was signed after the team injuries in the secondary. Primarily a special teams player, Drummond played some at safety but finished third on the team with 10 special teams tackles. 


Drummond has plenty more to learn at the NFL level but currently, he is the closest thing the defense has to a free safety. The safety position as a whole is crowded this season so he will be fighting for a spot on the depth chart. If Drummond can keep up his special teams play, he could be too valuable to let go of when the time comes to set the roster. 

Roster Situation 

Drummond is going to be on the 53-man roster. If the Texans want to keep him for long term, they have to make a strategic decision to keep him.


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