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2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Andre Hal

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

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Rundown

One of the biggest surprises of the 2014 rookie class, Andre Hal made a big jump from cornerback to the safety position. Hal had to figure out a new plan after the Texans drafted Kevin Johnson so he tried his hand at safety. Hal learned all of the positions in the secondary after his rookie season and worked his way into the safety depth chart. Hal got his chance with multiple injuries during OTAs and camps and made the 53 coming into the 2015 season. After the Rahim Moore experiment went south, Hal was inserted into the lineup and helped stabilize the secondary. Hal led the team in interceptions. 

Outlook 

Hal enters this season as one of the starting safeties for the Texans next to Quintin Demps. Very aware of what he needs to do, Hal is developing into a solid player for the secondary. He could be the future of the position if he continues to trend up the way he did from year one to year two. 

Roster Situation 

On the 53 and one of the top starting safeties on whom the team is depending in 2016. 

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