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2016 Houston Texans Player Profile: Nick Novak

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



Making his name in San Diego as their primary kicker for four seasons, Nick Novak was brought in within the first quarter of the 2015 season after the failures of Randy Bullock. Novak made 85.7% of his kicks with the Texans but lacked the strength to make deeper kicks. 


Will be the incumbent for the kicker position but will have to have a solid camp to hold off rookie Ka’imi Fairbairn. Novak will have to make everything during training camp and, during preseason games, he will need to continue to show accuracy. His big issue could be the lack of leg to make the 50+ yard kicks when compared to the rookie. 

Roster Situation 

It will be between him and Ka’imi Fairbairn for the kicking position. May the best man win. 


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