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Houston Texans Vs. Tennessee Titans: Week Thirteen Key Matchup
November 28th, 2012 at 12:08 PM
All NFL coaches and personnel will always tell you a team has room for improvement. That being said, the levels of each respective team’s need for improvement vary greatly. At 10-1, the Houston Texans are one of those teams with fewer holes to fill when compared to their weekly competition....

Houston Texans OLB Brooks Reed to Miss a Month with Groin Injury
November 24th, 2012 at 7:14 AM
The Houston Texans were delivered another injury blow Friday when OLB Brooks Reed was diagnosed with a groin strain. Reed had sustained the injury in the first quarter of the Texans’ Thanksgiving Day victory over the Detroit Lions. Add Reed to a list of injured Texans linebackers that includes Brian...

Houston Texans Vs. Detroit Lions: Week Twelve Key Matchup
November 20th, 2012 at 9:22 AM
The Houston Texans will make their Thanksgiving Day game debut this Thursday as they hit the road to take on the Detroit Lions. The Texans enter the game at 9-1 following their thrilling overtime victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars while the Lions are 4-6 following two straight losses. On a...

Houston Texans ILB Tim Dobbins Fined for Hit on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler
November 15th, 2012 at 7:55 AM
NFL officials came down with a ruling Wednesday afternoon that Houston Texans ILB Tim Dobbins would be fined $30K for his hit on Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler during the Texans’ 13-6 victory this past Sunday night. As most know, the hit led to a Cutler concussion, ruling him out...

Familiar Defensive Faces Made Return Last Sunday for the Houston Texans
October 24th, 2012 at 9:25 AM
Last weekend’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens left many fans with plenty to be optimistic about. Just one week after losing defensive captain Brian Cushing to a season ending ACL injury and getting absolutely beat down by the Green Bay Packers, the Texans bounced back in a big way to...

If Terrell Suggs Plays Sunday, Does It Hurt or Help the Houston Texans?
October 18th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** Word out of Baltimore Ravens’ camp this week is that reigning defensive player of the year Terrell Suggs is set to play this Sunday on the road against the Houston Texans. Suggs, who suffered an Achilles injury back in April, was activated off the physically unable to perform (PUP)...

Houston Texans Vs. Baltimore Ravens: Week Seven Key Matchup
October 17th, 2012 at 10:12 AM
***PHOTO1*** The big talk heading into Sunday’s contest between the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens are the devastating injuries sustained to members of the Ravens’ revered defense. Both ILB Ray Lewis and CB Lardarius Webb were both lost for the season during last weekend’s victory over the Dallas Cowboys, while...

Houston Texans Make Several Roster Moves Tuesday
October 11th, 2012 at 8:42 AM
The season-ending ACL injury suffered by ILB Brian Cushing has put the Houston Texans in a position where a shake up of their roster has become a necessity. The most important move made in the aftermath of Cushing’s injury was to sign another inside linebacker to add depth and potentially...

Houston Texans ILB Brian Cushing Tears ACL, Out for Season
October 10th, 2012 at 12:19 PM
When football historians look back at the 2011 Houston Texans, they’ll likely describe a team with tremendous upside that was diminished due to a slew of injuries to key contributors. Coming into 2012, injuries remained the biggest fear of all Texans fans, especially knowing this is probably the best roster...

Are Contract Extensions for Duane Brown, Connor Barwin Necessary?
August 16th, 2012 at 8:41 AM
Earlier this week, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair expressed his desire to resign both starting LT Duane Brown and OLB Connor Barwin before both men enter free agency at the end of the 2012 season. The Texans have a policy of not negotiating contracts during the regular season, so the...

Houston Texans Training Camp Injury Update
August 10th, 2012 at 12:03 PM
As the Houston Texans take Friday off to travel to Carolina for their first preseason contest with the Panthers, we’ll take a moment to update you on some of the happenings from training camp the past couple of days.  The biggest news was the signing of former Philadelphia Eagles ILB Omar...

Houston Texans Suddenly Find Themselves Thin at Inside Linebacker
August 9th, 2012 at 6:41 AM
Linebacker is an unquestioned position of strength for the Houston Texans. However, as the organization has learned all too well the past few seasons, all things change when injuries are involved. During yesterday’s practice, the Texans were cut down to four inside linebackers following a slew of untimely illnesses and...

Houston Texans Training Camp Sees Injuries in Day Two
July 30th, 2012 at 7:32 AM
Perhaps the theme of the Houston Texans’ 2011 season was injuries and what could have been if the team stayed healthy heading into their first ever playoff appearance. The injury bug made its early appearance yesterday at Texans training camp in a minor fashion, taking down several players and setting...

Houston Texans Wrap up First Day of Training Camp
July 28th, 2012 at 6:44 PM
For the first time in nearly six months, the Houston Texans took the field as a team in an official practice to prep for the upcoming 2012 campaign. The approx. 5,000 in attendance witnessed the team’s first double session of the new season, a grueling full practice in the morning...

Houston Texans Sign WR Bryant Johnson, LB Keyaron Fox
July 27th, 2012 at 12:44 PM
Head coach Gary Kubiak as said for months he wanted to add a veteran wide receiver to the team. Following a tryout Thursday, the Houston Texans have finally gone ahead and signed nine-year vet Bryant Johnson, who played for the Texans last season, amassing six catches for 90 yards and...

Houston Texans Training Camp Positional Battles: Inside Linebacker
July 26th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
With the start of training camp inching closer, it’s time to preview the Houston Texans inside linebackers. This unit, coupled with the outside linebackers, help to shape one of the NFL’s top defensive units in 2011. Equally vital as the OLBs, the inside linebackers are a focal point in the...

Houston Texans Training Camp Positional Battles: Outside Linebacker
July 25th, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Training camp is just days away, so it’s now time to preview possibly the most important position in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defensive scheme: outside linebacker. The Houston Texans have a trio of solid OLBs who will see the majority of the playing time in 2012, including this year’s first round...

Houston Texans Agree to Terms with First Round Pick OLB Whitney Mercilus
June 14th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
Nearly a month and a half after the conclusion of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans have officially signed their first round selection OLB Whitney Mercilus out of Illinois. The deal is reportedly worth $7.63 million over four years, with $6.55 million guaranteed and a $3.99 million signing bonus.  ***VIDEO1*** Mercilus,...

Houston Texans Continue to Battle Injuries in Third Week of OTAs
June 6th, 2012 at 2:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Dating back to the 2011 season, injuries have been a running storyline for the Houston Texans. Sure, all NFL teams suffer a number of injuries to their players throughout the year, but the Texans seem to continually get hit where it hurts. Despite their 10-6 record in 2011 and...

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing Ranks #54 in the NFL’s Top 100 Players for 2012
May 24th, 2012 at 7:58 AM
Continuing Wednesday night, the NFL unveiled numbers 60-51 in their ongoing Top 100 players of 2012 countdown on the NFL Network. Coming in at #54 was Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing, the second Texans player to make the list (Johnathan Joseph, #73). After missing the cut in 2011, Cushing...