Andy Janovich, RB (HOU)

Coach wants fullback

Houston head coach Lovie Smith said Tuesday that "odds are" the team will carry a fullback, which could be Janovich, on its active roster in 2022, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Carrying a fullback suggests the Texans will be committed to the run, something that new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton mentioned to Kubena in April. It's not expected that Janovich will be a big beneficiary of the run commitment, but he could be on the field often as a blocker for Marlon Mack.

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Failed on physical, no trade

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Dameon Pierce

RB | HOU

Listed third on depth chart

Pierce is listed third on the Texan's unofficial depth chart for Saturday's preseason opener against the Saints, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Rex Burkhead

Rex Burkhead

RB | HOU

Shares top spot with Mack

Burkhead and Marlon Mack are listed as the top running backs on the unofficial depth chart entering Saturday's preseason opener against the Saints, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Marlon Mack

Marlon Mack

RB | HOU

Atop depth chart with Burkhead

Mack and Rex Burkhead are listed as the first running backs on the Texans' unofficial depth chart for the preseason opener against the Saints on Saturday, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Pharaoh Brown

Pharaoh Brown

TE | HOU

Sheds pounds

Brown shed 18 pounds during the offseason, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Dameon Pierce

RB | HOU

In mix as lead back

Pierce still is in the mix to be the Texans' lead running back, Jonathan M. Alexander of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Chester Rogers

Chester Rogers

WR | HOU

Not dressed Friday

Rogers (undisclosed) was not on the field for Friday's practice after leaving Wednesday's session, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Marlon Mack

Marlon Mack

RB | HOU

Confident in Achilles

Mack said he fully trusts his Achilles and did not get a chance to show how healthy he was in 2021 with the Colts, Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network reports.