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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 Injury Report
November 21st, 2012 at 8:02 AM
As the Houston Texans prepare for their Thanksgiving Day debut on a short week, injuries are playing a key role. Without the normal full week between games, players have less time to recuperate from the previous contest and players already injured have less time to recover. Heading into Thursday’s game...

Houston Texans Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Week Eleven Injury Update
November 17th, 2012 at 9:22 AM
The Houston Texans continue to plug along in their 2012 campaign largely injury free. Heading into Sunday’s game with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Texans are the healthiest they’ve been in weeks. Most everybody has been practicing at least the last few days even if they don’t make it through the...

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...

Bye Week Comes at Perfect Time for the Houston Texans
October 26th, 2012 at 10:43 AM
It’s been a slow week for fans of the Houston Texans. Whenever your favorite NFL enters their annual bye week, it begins a fourteen-day football-less stretch where the days seem endless, compounded by the news and coverage of the other teams and games being played this weekend. While the bye...

Houston Texans Vs. Baltimore Ravens: Week Seven Injury Update
October 20th, 2012 at 2:05 PM
Must of the injury talk leading up to Sunday’s big AFC matchup between the Houston Texans and Baltimore Ravens is centered around the devastating injuries the Ravens suffered last week against the Dallas Cowboys. ILB Ray Lewis (triceps) and CB Lardarius Webb (ACL) were both lost for the season, while...

Houston Texans Vs. Green Bay Packers: Week Six Injury Update
October 13th, 2012 at 4:05 PM
  The big injury news coming from the Houston Texans this week has of course been the season-ending ACL tear of ILB Brian Cushing. By now, all Texans fans have come to the realization that their defensive captain will miss the remainder of the 2012 season, creating a huge hole to...

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...

Houston Texans Vs. New York Jets: Week Five Injury Update
October 6th, 2012 at 3:10 PM
For the first time all season, the Houston Texans head into a game with two regular contributors ruled out due to injuries. As of now, it appears neither WR Lestar Jean (knee), nor S Quintin Demps (thumb/forearm) will be playing Monday night against the New York Jets. Demps was injured...

Houston Texans Re-Sign S Troy Nolan, Cut QB John Beck
October 3rd, 2012 at 9:12 AM
It has been a crazy first month of the season for safety Troy Nolan. A former seventh-round draft pick by the Houston Texans in 2009, Nolan was cut by the team at the end of training camp and was promptly picked up by the Miami Dolphins. Nolan actually played against...

Houston Texans Vs. Tennessee Titans: Week Four Injury Update
September 28th, 2012 at 7:39 PM
As the NFL season enters it’s fourth week, the Houston Texans are beginning to show some early signs of wear and tear on a few key players. With that being said, only WR Lestar Jean (knee) missed practice Thursday after several guys missed practice the day before. As of Thursday, only...

Houston Texans Vs. Denver Broncos: Week Three Injury Update
September 21st, 2012 at 7:41 AM
Contrary to the 2011 season, the Houston Texans have remained healthy through the first three weeks of the 2012 NFL season. Heading into their game Sunday with the Denver Broncos, it appears the Texans will only be short ILB and special teams captain Tim Dobbins. Suffering from a hamstring injury,...

Houston Texans DE Antonio Smith Fined, Miami Dolphins G Richie Incognito Not
September 15th, 2012 at 10:45 AM
The person who retaliates is always the one who gets caught, not the person who initiates the transgressions. Such is the case for Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith, who was informed he was going to be fined $21K by the NFL for kicking Miami Dolphins G Richie Incognito during...

Houston Texans Vs. Jacksonville Jaguars: Week Two Injury Update
September 14th, 2012 at 8:37 AM
Heading into their week two matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Houston Texans are battling several minor injuries to numerous key contributors. Through Thursday’s practice, most of the Texans’ injuries aren’t serious and don’t threaten the player’s abilities to suit up Sunday against the Jags.  ***PHOTO1*** However, there are a few players...

Houston Texans Vs. Miami Dolphins: Week One Injury Update
September 7th, 2012 at 8:47 AM
***PHOTO1*** Heading into Sunday’s season opener against the Miami Dolphins, the Houston Texans are largely healthy and ready to put their best 11 on the field. The Texans battled some injuries in the preseason, but rest and precaution has everybody looking primed to contribute against the Phins.  Defensively, DE J.J. Watt...

Houston Texans Make First Round of Roster Cuts
August 27th, 2012 at 8:41 AM
Sunday night the Houston Texans reduced their active roster to 75 players after releasing and making other injury-related roster moves with 15 of their former employed. As always there was a mix of surprises and expected cuts. Season threatening/ending injuries always make the decision a bit easier for the coaches,...

Houston Texans NT Sunny Harris Out for the Season
August 22nd, 2012 at 2:07 PM
The Houston Texans suffered their first season ending injury of the season as second-year nose tackle Sunny Harris went down with a torn triceps injury during Tuesday’s practice that will land him on IR. Harris, who formally played with the Carolina Panthers and Pittsburgh Steelers, hasn’t seen much playing time...

Andre Johnson, Brian Cushing Set to Play Saturday Against San Francisco 49ers; Shaun Cody Questionable
August 13th, 2012 at 1:02 PM
In what was widely viewed as a precautionary measure, the Houston Texans held WR Andre Johnson and ILB Brian Cushing out of last Saturday’s 26-13 preseason win against the Carolina Panthers. Johnson (groin pull) and Cushing (virus) had practiced in the days leading up to the Panther game, but since...

Houston Texans at Carolina Panthers Preseason Game Preview
August 11th, 2012 at 11:55 AM
After seven excruciating long months, the Houston Texans finally take the field again in tonight’s preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers. But as many know, tonight doesn’t actually count for anything, so a full game preview is rather silly. Neither team is game planning or doing any in-game scouting, rather...