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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....

Is Arian Foster a Legit MVP Candidate?
November 16th, 2012 at 11:13 AM
With his team at 8-1, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has put forth another exceptional season to date. The Pro Bowler has rushed for 872 yards and a league leading 10 TDs while hauling in 17 passes for 92 yards and another two touchdowns. In the past, the league...

New York Jets Sign RB Jonathan Grimes Off the Houston Texans’ Practice Squad
September 26th, 2012 at 9:12 AM
After spending the first three weeks of the season on the Houston Texans’ practice squad, running back Jonathan Grimes will officially be on an active roster come week four, just not with the Texans. Amidst a myriad of moves made by the New York Jets following their 23-20 victory over...

Houston Texans’ Running Backs Arian Foster, Ben Tate Continue Backfield Dominance
September 18th, 2012 at 7:02 AM
The Houston Texans are a team set in its ways. Under head coach Gary Kubiak, now in his seventh season as the Texans’ head man, the team has been known for it’s offensive prowess, particularly the zone-blocking running scheme. In the early part of Kubiak’s tenure, the Texans frequently shuffled...

Running Back Duo Stands Out on Day 3 of Houston Texans Training Camp
July 31st, 2012 at 10:28 AM
The Houston Texans have perhaps the best running back tandem in the NFL with Arian Foster and Ben Tate. On Monday however, two other RBs stole the show with impressive practices as they compete for the third and maybe final roster spot at running back. Newly acquired free agent Justin...

Houston Texans Training Camp Position Battles: Running Back
July 14th, 2012 at 10:11 AM
***PHOTO1*** In Texans 101’s continued preview of training camp position battles, we move to running back, which proved to be a strength for the Houston Texans in 2011. Like the quarterbacks analyzed Wednesday, there isn’t much left to the imagination when it comes to the depth and playing time at...

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster Announces His New Vegan Diet
July 8th, 2012 at 5:38 PM
Last week, Arian Foster declared through is Twitter account that he had become a vegan. The Houston Texans running back has caused a bit of controversy over the news because many question how Foster will be able to play such a physically demanding sport without ingesting meat, eggs, or dairy...

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...

What is Ben Tate’s Future as a Houston Texan?
July 2nd, 2012 at 9:36 AM
Back in early March, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster got the long-term contract he wanted from the organization, a five-year deal worth $43.5 million. With the Texans so committed to a guy who has become one of the league’s elite RB's, second string running back Ben Tate’s free agency...

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster Ranks #25 in the NFL’s Top 100 Players for 2012
June 14th, 2012 at 9:37 AM
For the second year in a row, running back Arian Foster of the Houston Texans comes in as the NFL’s 25th best player. The annual ranking of players is done through the NFL Network, voted on by the league’s players themselves. While all the congratulations in the world need to...

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...

Houston Texans Begin Week 3 of OTAs, Waive RB Williams
June 4th, 2012 at 8:59 AM
This morning marks the third and final week of organized team activities for the Houston Texans, a four-day week that has the team practicing everyday from today until Thursday. The Texans’ coaching staff will use these final four days to continue to install offensive and defensive packages and plays and...

Houston Texans, RB Justin Forsett, Agree to Terms
June 2nd, 2012 at 2:30 PM
***PHOTO1*** After a tryout on Wednesday, former Seattle Seahawks running back Justin Forsett has come to terms with the Houston Texans, as was revealed on Twitter via Forsett’s personal account. The details of the deal have not yet been disclosed.  Forsett spent the first four years of his career in Seattle...

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...

Houston Texans’ Undrafted Free Agent Profiles: Running Backs
May 12th, 2012 at 10:17 AM
The Houston Texans are relatively set at running back heading into 2012. Arian Foster is regarded as one of the game’s best and Ben Tate posted a 1,000-yard season in a secondary role to Foster. Obviously the Texans weren’t going to use a draft pick on a running back, but...

Arian Foster Eliminated from “Madden” Cover Vote
April 4th, 2012 at 9:38 AM
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster lasted until the sweet 16 in the EA Sports/ESPN SportsNation’s “Madden” cover vote, but alas, has been knocked out of the tournament by Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson. Foster made no secret about his desires to grace the cover of the popular video game, making...

Under Armour Signs Arian Foster to Endorsement Deal
March 23rd, 2012 at 10:13 AM
Athletic apparel and gear distributor Under Armour has announced today that Arian Foster will be added to their roster of endorsing athletes. The exact terms of the multi-year deal have not been disclosed, but Foster will be featured in the company’s national marketing campaigns in 2012.  ***PHOTO1*** Upon joining Under Armour, Foster...

Foster Remains Humble, Motivated Following Contract Agreement
March 8th, 2012 at 12:38 PM
After Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans failed to live up to his 6-year, $56 million contract in 2011, the Houston Texans went ahead and showed Arian Foster the money. But if you didn’t see Arian Foster’s press conference, you wouldn’t know that his motivation for 2012 isn’t going to...

Texans, RB Foster Agree to Long-Term Deal
March 5th, 2012 at 6:00 PM
The Texans and Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster agreed to a long-term contract earlier this week, according to the team’s official website, houstontexans.com. The deal is reportedly worth $43.5 million over 5 years, including $20.75 guaranteed. The deal includes a $12.5 million signing bonus, while scheduling Foster to get...