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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 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. 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 Vs. Green Bay Packers: Week Six Key Matchup
October 12th, 2012 at 12:25 PM
***PHOTO1*** As far as philosophies go, the Houston Texans and Green Bay Packers couldn’t be more different in their approach to winning football games. The Texans are a balanced team, playing solid defense while employing an equal mix of the run and pass offensively. The Packers, on the other hand,...

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 Continue Dominance, Improve to 4-0 with Victory Over Tennessee Titans
October 1st, 2012 at 10:25 AM
For the fourth time in as many weeks, the Houston Texans took the field and walked off with a win, this time over divisional rivals the Tennessee Titans. Their current 4-0 record isn’t just the best in Texans’ history, it’s the best in Houston professional football history. The old Houston...

Houston Texans Vs. Tennessee Titans: Week Four Preview
September 30th, 2012 at 9:20 AM
The Houston Texans look to continue their franchise record start by improving to 4-0 today when they host the Tennessee Titans. To date, one could argue that the Texans have played a relatively easy schedule, having defeated opponents with a current combined record of 3-6. The Texans have some tougher...

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 Announce 2012 Team Captains
September 8th, 2012 at 3:35 PM
The Houston Texans have selected their 2012 offensive, defensive and special teams captains. QB Matt Schaub and WR Andre Johnson have been named the offensive captains, ILB Brian Cushing and DE Antonio Smith the defensive captains, and ILB Tim Dobbins the special team’s captain. This will mark the fifth consecutive...

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...

Houston Texans Training Camp Injury Update
August 10th, 2012 at 12:03 PM
As the Houston Texans take Friday off to travel to Carolina for their first preseason contest with the Panthers, we’ll take a moment to update you on some of the happenings from training camp the past couple of days.  The biggest news was the signing of former Philadelphia Eagles ILB Omar...

Houston Texans Suddenly Find Themselves Thin at Inside Linebacker
August 9th, 2012 at 6:41 AM
Linebacker is an unquestioned position of strength for the Houston Texans. However, as the organization has learned all too well the past few seasons, all things change when injuries are involved. During yesterday’s practice, the Texans were cut down to four inside linebackers following a slew of untimely illnesses and...

Houston Texans Training Camp Positional Battles: Inside Linebacker
July 26th, 2012 at 10:00 AM
With the start of training camp inching closer, it’s time to preview the Houston Texans inside linebackers. This unit, coupled with the outside linebackers, help to shape one of the NFL’s top defensive units in 2011. Equally vital as the OLBs, the inside linebackers are a focal point in the...

Houston Texans Coaches, Players Weigh in on Completion of OTAs
June 9th, 2012 at 1:27 PM
At the conclusion of the Texans’ final organized team activity of the summer, several coaches and players expressed their impressions of OTAs and where the club is headed in the ensuing weeks and months leading up to the start of the season. The main focuses were injuries and progression, particularly...

Houston Texans Finish up OTAs, Shift Focus to Mini-Camp
June 7th, 2012 at 12:10 PM
***PHOTO1*** Thursday saw the conclusion of organized team activities for the Houston Texans. Similar to their Wednesday practice, the team’s tenth and final OTA was without helmets due to the sweltering Houston heat. Following a lackluster practice Wednesday without the helmets, the Texans bounced back and finished on a high...

Houston Texans Continue to Battle Injuries in Third Week of OTAs
June 6th, 2012 at 2:21 PM
***PHOTO1*** Dating back to the 2011 season, injuries have been a running storyline for the Houston Texans. Sure, all NFL teams suffer a number of injuries to their players throughout the year, but the Texans seem to continually get hit where it hurts. Despite their 10-6 record in 2011 and...

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing Ranks #54 in the NFL’s Top 100 Players for 2012
May 24th, 2012 at 7:58 AM
Continuing Wednesday night, the NFL unveiled numbers 60-51 in their ongoing Top 100 players of 2012 countdown on the NFL Network. Coming in at #54 was Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing, the second Texans player to make the list (Johnathan Joseph, #73). After missing the cut in 2011, Cushing...

Six Houston Texans Make CBSSports.com’ Top 100 Players List
May 19th, 2012 at 7:21 AM
Around this time of year, several journalists and media outlets begin to compile their lists of the top players in football heading into the upcoming season. Pete Priscoe, a senior NFL columnist for CBSSports.com, has released his annual top 100 NFL players list for 2012 this past Wednesday. Priscoe, who...