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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 Position Battles at Right Tackle, Kicker Finally Over
August 28th, 2012 at 7:50 AM
***PHOTO1*** It didn’t quite take the entire preseason as many expected, but the Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak and his staff has finally made decisions on their starting right tackle and kicker for the upcoming 2012 NFL season. RT Derek Newton will be the final starter along the O-line...

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...

Houston Texans, Left Tackle Duane Brown Agree to Extension
August 17th, 2012 at 8:09 AM
The long awaited extension of left tackle Duane Brown was finally inked yesterday to the tune of 6 years and $53.4 million with roughly $22M of it guaranteed.  LT has become such an important, premier position in the NFL, and the Houston Texans have themselves one of the league’s best. A...

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...

Injured Houston Texans Return to Practice
August 6th, 2012 at 2:42 PM
After a well-deserved day off, the Houston Texans returned to practice today in helmet, shoulder pads, and shorts. Included in that return were injured veterans WR Andre Johnson, LT Duane Brown, and CB Kareem Jackson. As the team prepares for their first preseason game Saturday against the Carolina Panthers, it’s...

Houston Texans LT Duane Brown Injuries Ankle, Will Be Okay
August 2nd, 2012 at 9:00 AM
As if fans of the Houston Texans weren’t already on edge with yet another injury to star wide receiver Andre Johnson, left tackle Duane Brown went down with a left ankle injury Wednesday morning, furthering the unrest among Texan Nation. Brown was taken to the hospital for x-rays, which came...

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 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 Vs. Dallas Cowboys: Roster Construction
June 28th, 2012 at 10:25 AM
Yesterday, Texans 101 looked at the organizational structures of both the Houston Texans and Dallas Cowboys, showing how Cowboys owner Jerry Jones wears too many hats to the detriment of his franchise. In contrast, the Texans have a standard chain of command and have worked together to form an effective...

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...

Texans 101 2012 NFL Mock Draft 3.0
April 20th, 2012 at 11:14 AM
In the final league-wide mock draft before the NFL Draft next Thursday, we here at Texans 101 put the final touches on our first-round predictions. It's now been confirmed that the Colts will indeed take Andrew Luck first overall, so conceivably the Redskins will pick Robert Griffin, III. Much of...

Houston Texans 2012 NFL Draft Profiles: Florida State T Zebrie Sanders
April 9th, 2012 at 3:19 PM
Continuing to evaluate potential draft selections of the Houston Texans, offensive line is a spot that needs depth added to it, if not an upgrade. Following the well-documented losses of T Eric Winston and G Mike Brisiel, the Texans are ready to move forward with G Antoine Caldwell and T...

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...

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...

On Eve of Free Agency, Texans Cut Leinart, Winston
March 12th, 2012 at 10:00 PM
The Houston Texans released starting right tackle Eric Winston and backup quarterback Matt Leinart on Monday. Initially reported across several news sources, including ESPN’s Adam Schefter, both Leinart and Winston confirmed their releases via Twitter.   ***PHOTO1*** Leinart tweeted, “I appreciate and thank (Texans owner) Mr (Bob) McNair and the Texans organization...