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Revisiting the Departure of Mario Williams: was Letting Him Go Worth It for the Houston Texans?
October 30th, 2012 at 7:29 AM
***PHOTO1*** Sunday, the Houston Texans will be welcoming back former first-round pick Mario Williams. As most remember, Williams left the Texans in free agency back in March when he accepted a six-year, $96 million contract from the Buffalo Bills to make him the highest paid defensive player in NFL history....

Houston Texans Finalize 53-Man Roster Following Friday Cuts
September 1st, 2012 at 1:57 PM
***PHOTO1*** Yesterday was the toughest day of the year for roughly 700 NFL players as teams were required to reduce the size of their roster from 75 to 53 players. Difficult choices were made across the league, with the Houston Texans as no exception. The obvious cuts were mixed with...

Houston Texans Final 53 Man Roster Prediction
August 29th, 2012 at 8:31 AM
Thursday will be the Houston Texans’ final preseason contest, which will primarily feature reserve players as the first-teamers rest and prepare for the regular season opener. Looming just past Thursday’s game is Friday’s cuts when the Texans will release the remaining lot of players to get under the 53-man roster...

Former Houston Texans RB Derrick Ward Calls It a Career
July 4th, 2012 at 9:49 AM
After eight NFL seasons, running back Derrick Ward has decided to retire. The former seventh round draft pick of the New York Jets spent the majority of his career with the city-rival New York Giants. Ward spent the last two seasons with the Houston Texans, carrying the ball 95 times...

Day One of Houston Texans Mini-Camp: Rookies, Tryouts, and Fat Jokes
June 13th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
The opening day of Houston Texans’ mini-camp was, in a word, interesting. The three-day practice session primarily for the Texans’ younger players and those new to the team was full of storylines and intrigue, from the standard talk of who stood out, to a quartet of veterans trying out with...

Running Back Derrick Ward Won’t Be Returning to Houston Texans
June 5th, 2012 at 9:38 AM
As if the signing of RB Justin Forsett wasn’t enough evidence, former Houston Texans running back Derrick Ward announced via his Twitter account that he will not be re-signed by the Texans. To quote, Ward tweeted, “Its been real Houston Texan Fans thank u for the 2yrs of memories. Although...

Busy Day Sees Houston Texans Tryout Forsett and Sims-Walker, Jones Quits
May 30th, 2012 at 9:50 AM
The Houston Texans will take the field today for OTA practice #5 in what is shaping up to be one of the more action filled days of OTAs. The team will hold tryouts for two veterans today, RB Justin Forsett and WR Mike Sims-Walker. There is also news that undrafted...

Baltimore Ravens Continue to Add Ex-Houston Texans, Sign Jacoby Jones
May 9th, 2012 at 8:11 AM
Free agent wide receiver Jacoby Jones reached a two-year, $7 million deal with the Baltimore Ravens. Jones was cut last week by the Houston Texans, with whom he spent the first five years of his career. The move by the Ravens has thus far been widely praised because the team...

Former Texans QB Matt Leinart to Visit Oakland Raiders
April 28th, 2012 at 9:37 AM
***PHOTO1***As reported by several media outlets, including ESPN, former Houston Texans QB Matt Leinart is scheduled to meet with the Oakland Raiders next week and will most likely sign with the organization. Leinart spend the past two season in Houston as the team’s second-string QB, having the opportunity to start...

Former Texans LB Demeco Ryans Embraces Philly, Compares It to Houston
April 23rd, 2012 at 12:29 PM
Recently traded linebacker Demeco Ryans has been getting used to Philadelphia following his departure from the Houston Texans. In a recent article by Comcast SportsNet’s Rueben Frank, Ryans was asked how he was adjusting to Philly and to compare his new city to his former residence in Houston. The general...

Former Houston Texans DT Amobi Okoye Signs with Tampa Bay Buccaneers
April 7th, 2012 at 12:02 PM
Defensive tackle Amobi Okoye has agreed to a one-year deal with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, as reported by several media outlets. The financials of the deal have not yet been disclosed. A former first round pick, Okoye joins the Bucs after one season as a backup with the Chicago Bears where...

Houston Texans Free Agency Rumors and Updates
March 26th, 2012 at 4:29 PM
It’s been a busy two weeks of NFL free agency. So busy in fact that major media outlets such as ESPN have spent more energy and focus on free agency than they have on the usually uber-popular NCAA Tournament, prompting the network to refer to free agency as the current...

After Several Key Departures, the Texans Look to Their Current Roster to Fill the Starting Jobs
March 24th, 2012 at 1:51 PM
After losing Mario Williams, DeMeco Ryans, Eric Winston, Mike Brisiel and Joel Dreessen to free agency, the Texans will look to players on the current roster to step up and solidify the starting roles.   ***PHOTO1*** The most noticeable departure was that of Mario Williams and yet the Texans appear to be...

Former Texans TE Dreessen Signs with Denver Broncos
March 23rd, 2012 at 10:28 AM
The Denver Broncos have made another free agent signing. Not quite as earth shattering as landing Peyton Manning, the Broncos have come to terms with former Texans TE Joel Dreessen. The news has been broken by several sources, including John McClain of the Houston Chronicle and ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The...

Texans GM, Owner Discuss Offseason So Far, Plans Moving Forward
March 21st, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Both Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair and General Manager Rick Smith conducted separate interviews in the immediate aftermath of the Chris Myers signing for Texans TV, a video segment that can be found on the team’s official website. Both were asked to comment on the Texans’ offseason moves thus far...

Trading DeMeco Ryans was a Move the Houston Texans Had to Make
March 20th, 2012 at 8:29 PM
In what appears to be a surprising trade Tuesday night, the Houston Texans traded DeMeco Ryans to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fourth round pick in the 2012 draft and the teams will swap their third round picks, pending a physical. (Texans receive the 77th overall pick, Eagles receive the...

Mario Williams: May He Rest in Houston Texans History
March 20th, 2012 at 10:31 AM
A little less than six years ago, the Houston Texans were faced with their toughest decision in franchise history with the number one overall pick in the 2006 draft. The highly debated pick was between a shifty and graceful running back named Reggie Bush, a quarterback that could beat you...

Former Houston Texans RT Eric Winston Signs with Kansas City Chiefs
March 18th, 2012 at 10:44 AM
The Kansas City Chiefs agreed to terms with free agent Eric Winston early Saturday morning. The deal is reportedly worth $22 million over 4 years. Winston was released early last week by the Houston Texans in what was a cap related move, Houston’s attempt to free up money in order...

Houston Texans Resign Chris Myers, Lose Mike Brisiel to Oakland Raiders
March 17th, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Texans fans got some good news and some bad news Friday evening. The good news: the organization and Pro Bowl center Chris Myers agreed to terms on a new 4-year deal, $25 million deal, as was first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The contract includes $14 million guaranteed. The bad...

Mario Williams Signs 6-Year Deal with Bills
March 15th, 2012 at 11:57 AM
The sweepstakes for Mario Williams is officially over. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Buffalo Bills have signed the defensive end to a 6-year deal worth up to $100 million with $50 million guaranteed, and will announce during a live press conference at around 2 p.m today. The deal will make...