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Houston Texans Vs. Buffalo Bills: Week Nine Key Matchup
November 1st, 2012 at 8:30 AM
***PHOTO1*** The Houston Texans finally take the field Sunday against the Buffalo Bills with both teams coming off their bye weeks. Now that the rest and recuperation is over with, let’s back to football and this week’s key matchup.  One of the areas in which the Texans undoubtedly spent significant time...

Houston Texans Set to Return to Work After Bye Week
October 29th, 2012 at 8:12 AM
After a much-deserved week off to rest and recuperate, the Houston Texans begin a normal workweek today in preparation for Sunday’s contest against the Buffalo Bills. Painful for fans but necessary for the team, the Texans spent their bye week correcting small mistakes and working towards improving in several areas. ***PHOTO1*** The...

Houston Texans Vs. New York Jets: Week Five Key Matchup
October 5th, 2012 at 10:39 AM
The 2012 Houston Texans are very much like the New York Jets of 2-3 seasons ago when their head coach Rex Ryan first arrived in town. Both versions of these teams are/were smash mouth football teams at their core, playing stifling defense while implementing a run-first oriented balanced attack on...

Houston Texans’ Offensive Line Play Still a Work in Progress
September 12th, 2012 at 10:02 AM
Entering the season with two new starting offensive linemen, nobody expected the five-man unit to mesh immediately. However, after Sunday’s showing against the Miami Dolphins, the O-line has more work in front of it than many may have expected. The bread and butter of the Texans’ offense, the run game,...

Houston Texans’ Offensive Line Competition Remains a Huge Storyline
August 21st, 2012 at 8:52 AM
The preseason is all about individual improvement and competition for both roster spots and starting positions. There are dozens of these competitions taking place for every NFL team, with the Houston Texans as no exception. No position battle has been more compelling or covered as the one taking place on...

Offensive Position Battles Heating up on Day Four of Houston Texans Training Camp
August 1st, 2012 at 9:42 AM
Not to beat a dead horse, but in case you’ve been living under a rock this entire offseason, you know that the Houston Texans have question marks on offense at wide receiver and along their offensive line. The uncertainty at starting positions is never good heading into training camp, but...

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 Report for Camp, Begin Practice Tomorrow
July 27th, 2012 at 12:47 PM
It’s been a grueling five months, but football is back! The free agency period is over, the NFL Draft has been completed, and informal OTAs and mini-camps are now in the rearview mirror. Every NFL team is reporting or has reported for training camp within the past few days. The...

Houston Texans Ink G Brandon Brooks, Final Unsigned Rookie
July 24th, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Shortly after draft mate WR DeVier Posey signed with the Houston Texans last night, the team finally wrapped up rookie contract negotiations by coming to terms with third round offensive guard Brandon Brooks. Similar to Posey, Brooks signed a four-year deal worth $2.8 million that includes a signing bonus of...

Houston Texans Training Camp Positional Battles: Offensive Line
July 21st, 2012 at 3:30 PM
Continuing with Texans 101’s breakdown of the Houston Texans’ roster heading into training camp, we arrive at the offensive line. Arguably the top unit across the NFL in 2011, the group has seen some overturn on the right side at guard and tackle. The Texans will return LT Duane Brown,...

Houston Texans’ Undrafted Free Agent Profiles: Offensive Linemen
May 17th, 2012 at 7:43 AM
The running game has been the bread of butter of the Houston Texans’ offensive attack the past couple of seasons. The Texans have some dynamic running backs, but the true staple of the offense has been the offensive line. This unit has been among the league’s elite, perfectly executing the...

Houston Texans Player Profiles: Three Drafted Rookie O-Lineman
May 5th, 2012 at 9:30 AM
By now most Houston Texans fans are aware that the team drafted three offensive linemen in last weekend’s NFL Draft, OG Brandon Brooks out of Miami (Ohio) in the third round, Georgia C Ben Jones in the fourth round, and Purdue OT Nick Mondek in the sixth round. Prior to...

Houston Texans Select Posey, Brooks on Day 2 of NFL Draft
April 28th, 2012 at 9:20 AM
During Friday night’s second and third rounds of the NFL Draft, the Houston Texans picked Ohio State WR DeVier Posey and Miami (Ohio) G Brandon Brooks. The Texans initially held the 26th (58th overall) pick in the second round, but decided to trade down to 5th (68th overall) pick in...

Houston Texans 2012 NFL Draft Profiles: Iowa State G Kelechi Osemele
April 8th, 2012 at 1:08 PM
Looking past the first round, the Houston Texans are likely to begin addressing their other needs, assuming they are able to land one of the trio of late 1st-early 2nd round WRs (Wright, Hill, Randle). After cutting RT Eric Winston and losing RG Mike Brisiel in free agency, the Texans...

Houston Texans Have Several Needs to Address as NFL Draft Approaches
March 28th, 2012 at 7:17 AM
With NFL free agency two weeks old now, many big-name players have changed homes and teams have rounded out their rosters with the more sought after free agents. Since teams have a better sense of who will be returning from last season’s roster and what new additions they can plug...

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...

Free Agency Continues, Houston Texans Remain Quiet
March 16th, 2012 at 11:54 AM
It’s day four of NFL free agency, and short of the news of Dwight Howard agreeing to remain in Orlando for another year, all sports news outlets have been discussing is what player is visiting what team and who is going where. As bizarre as it sounds, it even seems...