Player Page

Troy Nolan | Defensive Back | #31

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 9/7/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 202
College: Arizona State
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 7 (223) / HOU
Contract: view contract details
Share: 

Latest News

Recent News

Bucs re-signed S Troy Nolan.
Tampa waived Nolan last week after signing him in late July. Nolan started seven games for the Texans between 2010-12, and appeared in eight games last season between the Texans, Dolphins, and Bears. Nolan is a long shot for the Bucs' final safety spot, and is essentially a camp body. Sat, Aug 10, 2013 09:21:00 AM

Highest Searched Players over the last 7 days


Player News

Date:

Bucs waived S Troy Nolan and WR Bobby Sewall.

The 26-year-old Nolan lasts just a week on the roster. The Bucs signed WR Chris Denton and LB Marvin Booker in corresponding moves.
Mon, Aug 5, 2013 10:09:00 AM

Bucs signed S Troy Nolan.

The 2009 seventh-rounder appeared in eight games between the Bears, Dolphins and Texans last season. Nolan made seven starts for Houston between 2010-12. He'll compete for the Bucs' final safety spot and a role on special teams, but is likely just a camp body.
Mon, Jul 29, 2013 09:12:00 AM

Free agent S Troy Nolan worked out for the Browns.

Nolan had stints with the Texans, Dolphins and Bears last season, playing on just 106 defensive snaps. Entering his age-27 season, the former seventh-round pick is mere roster depth.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 09:22:00 AM

Bears signed S Troy Nolan.

Starting free safety Chris Conte is in doubt for Week 17 due to a hamstring injury and Craig Steltz (pectoral) is on IR. Anthony Walters was forced to fill in opposite Major Wright after Conte went down last week.
Wed, Dec 26, 2012 10:44:00 AM

Texans waived FS Troy Nolan.

The move opened up a roster spot for LB Darryl Sharpton, who was activated from the PUP list. Nolan was the Texans' fifth safety. He recorded nine total tackles in 106 defensive snaps this season.
Sat, Nov 17, 2012 12:04:00 PM

Texans re-signed S Troy Nolan.

Nolan spent 2010 and 2011 with the Texans, appearing in 30 games. He's back thanks to Quintin Demps' forearm fracture.
Tue, Oct 2, 2012 12:57:00 PM

Dolphins claimed S Troy Nolan off waivers from the Texans.

A former seventh-round pick, Nolan appeared in 30 games for the Texans the past two seasons, making 84 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three picks. He could see heavy snaps as the Dolphins revamp their secondary on the fly.
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 03:05:00 PM

Texans S Troy Nolan was forced to take a pay cut from $1.308 million all the way down to $540,000 in order to keep his roster spot.

Nolan did receive a $110,000 "signing" bonus to make up some of the difference, but ultimately the pay cut cost him $658,000. The $540K salary is also not guaranteed, so the Texans could pull the plug on Nolan after training camp if he's outplayed by Torri Williams or Quintin Demps. Nolan held up well in three spot starts last season, but cost too much for a clear-cut backup.
Thu, May 10, 2012 10:16:00 AM

The Texans are expected to stage a camp competition between Troy Nolan and Dominique Barber to start at strong safety.

All signs point to CB Glover Quin sliding to free safety, with Nolan or Barber playing opposite him and Houston adding a starter across from CB Kareem Jackson in free agency or early in the draft. Nolan has better ball skills and more upside in coverage, so we'd give him the edge over Barber going in.
Tue, Mar 8, 2011 11:13:00 PM

Texans coach Gary Kubiak said that FS Troy Nolan is "going to get a lot more playing time" after intercepting two passes in Week 4.

They were the Texans' first two interceptions of the season. Kubiak has been singing Nolan's praises since training camp, and the former seventh-round pick has earned some extra snaps. Kubiak did also note that he hopes to have starter Eugene Wilson back in Week 5.
Tue, Oct 5, 2010 11:21:00 AM

When asked to identify one young player that's stood out during training camp, coach Gary Kubiak said FS Troy Nolan without hesitation.

A 2009 seventh-round pick, Nolan spent last year on IR but has earned the backup job behind Eugene Wilson. Said defensive coordinator Frank Bush, "He's been impressive, especially considering he was out last year. He learns fast. He hits people. He makes plays. He's looking like an NFL safety."
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 10:33:00 AM

Texans waived/injured S Troy Nolan.

Nolan, a seventh-round pick from Arizona State, broke his hand in Saturday's exhibition opener. He hadn't made a case for playing time pre-injury.
Tue, Aug 18, 2009 03:32:00 PM

Texans S Troy Nolan is expected to undergo surgery for a broken hand Monday.

The rookie seventh-rounder out of Arizona State suffered the injury during Saturday's game. The team will set a timetable for his return after the surgery.
Mon, Aug 17, 2009 08:56:00 AM

Texans signed seventh-round S Troy Nolan to a multi-year contract.

Nolan is a so-so athlete (31.5" vertical, 4.62 forty), but picked off 10 passes in his last two years at Arizona State, returning four for pick sixes and scoring once on a fumble recovery. He'll try to make the Texans as a gunner.
Thu, Jun 11, 2009 04:35:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Ryan Lindley
2Josh Freeman
3Phillip Sims
4Bryan Bennett
5G.J. Kinne
6Johnny Manziel
7Seth Lobato
8Tim Tebow
9Brad Sorensen
10Bryn Renner
11Ryan Williams
12Christian Ponder
13Nick Foles
14Matt Blanchard
15Pat Devlin
16R.J. Archer
17Garrett Gilbert
18Cody Fajardo
19Shane Carden
20Griffin Neal
21Josh Woodrum
22Jerry Lovelocke
23Chase Rettig
24Chandler Harnish
25Dalyn Williams
26Jake Waters
RB1Joseph Randle
2Zurlon Tipton
3Toby Gerhart
4Alonzo Harris
5LaMichael James
6Joique Bell
7Antone Smith
8Anthony Dixon
9Zac Stacy
10Josh Harris
11Don Jackson
12Ross Scheuerman
13Kenneth Harper
14Jawon Chisholm
15Rajion Neal
16Jerome Smith
17Michael Dyer
18Jeremy Stewart
19LaVance Taylor
20Lache Seastrunk
21Keshawn Hill
22Kevin Monangai
GLB1Joique Bell
2Toby Gerhart
3RB1Joseph Randle
FB1James Casey
2Erik Lorig
3Jorvorskie Lane
4Joe Don Duncan
5Ryan Mueller
6Derrick Coleman
7Henry Hynoski
8Trey Millard
9Brad Smelley
10Jordan Campbell
11Zach Boren
12Kiero Small
13J.C. Copeland
14John Conner
WR11Greg Jennings
2Marques Colston
3Andre Johnson
4Miles Austin
5Dwayne Bowe
6Preston Parker
7Kris Durham
8Tyler Davis
9Josh Morgan
10Jacoby Ford
11Ricky Collins
12Zach D'Orazio
13Kenzel Doe
14Tevin Reese
15Damaris Johnson
16Robert Herron
17Solomon Patton
18Damian Williams
19Reggie Dunn
20Armon Binns
21Carlton Mitchell
22Nick Harwell
23Kain Colter
24Jeff Beathard
25Tyler McDonald
26Ezell Ruffin
27DaVaris Daniels
28Travis Labhart
29Donatella Luckett
30Lance Lewis
31Joseph Anderson
32Josh Stewart
33David Porter
34Richard Mullaney
35Josh Harper
36Marquez Clark
37L'Damian Washington
WR21Roddy White
2Brian Hartline
3Ace Sanders
4Riley Cooper
5Devin Hester
6Denarius Moore
7Marcus Thigpen
8Austin Pettis
9Ryan Broyles
10Joe Morgan
11Jacoby Jones
12Onterio McCalebb
13Emory Blake
14A.J. Jenkins
15Tandon Doss
16Mike Brown
17Devante Davis
18Devon Wylie
19Jimmie Hunt
20Isiah Ferguson
21Ryan Lankford
22Milton Williams III
23Michael Preston
24Daniel Rodriguez
25James Butler
26Clyde Gates
27Marcus Harris
28Ryan Whalen
29Phil Bates
30Trindon Holliday
31Chris King
32Juron Criner
33Tom Nelson
34Andre Davis
35Demetrius Wilson
36Josh Reese
37Trevor Harman
38Paul Browning
39Austin Willis
40Saalim Hakim
41Christion Jones
WR31Andre Johnson
2Marques Colston
3Riley Cooper
TE1Owen Daniels
2Scott Chandler
3Dante Rosario
4Kyle Miller
5Matt Spaeth
6Chase Ford
7Beau Gardner
8Mickey Shuler
9D.J. Williams
10Mike McFarland
11Rob Blanchflower
12Jacob Maxwell
13Richard Gordon
14Nick Kasa
15Chase Dixon
16David Paulson
17Steve Maneri
18Jimmay Mundine
19Cameron Clear
20Kevin Greene
21Brandon Barden
22Gerell Robinson
23Dan Light
24Jack Tabb
25Jordan Thompson
26Jake Murphy
27Jay Rome
28Ryan Taylor
29Brett Brackett
30Michael Egnew
31Adrien Robinson
LT1Eugene Monroe
2Charles Brown
3Pierce Burton
4John Fullington
5Micah Hatchie
6Jason Fox
7Tyson Chandler
8Will Beatty
9David Hedelin
10Jake Long
11Keith Lumpkin
LG1Ben Grubbs
2Edawn Coughman
3Ben Heenan
4Antoine Everett
5Valerian Ume-Ezeoke
6Tanner Hawkinson
7Darren Keyton
8Cory Tucker
C1Manuel Ramirez
2Julian Vandervelde
3Khaled Holmes
4Braxston Cave
5Brian De La Puente
6Ben Clarke
7James Stone
RG1Louis Vasquez
2Todd Herremans
3Jahri Evans
4Paul Fanaika
5Leon Brown
6Garrett Gilkey
7Adam Replogle
8Ronald Patrick
RT1Mike Adams
2Tayo Fabuluje
3Kelvin Palmer
4Lamar Holmes
5Zeth Ramsay
6Patrick Miller
K1Josh Scobee
2Shaun Suisham
3Brandon Bogotay
4Kyle Brindza
5Brad Craddock
6Carey Spear
7Billy Cundiff
8Jaden Oberkrom
9Corey Acosta
10Mike Meyer
11Andrew Furney
12Justin Manton
13Ty Long