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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 Vs. Detroit Lions: Week Twelve Key Matchup
November 20th, 2012 at 9:22 AM
The Houston Texans will make their Thanksgiving Day game debut this Thursday as they hit the road to take on the Detroit Lions. The Texans enter the game at 9-1 following their thrilling overtime victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars while the Lions are 4-6 following two straight losses. On a...

Houston Texans Vs. Chicago Bears: Week Ten Preview
November 11th, 2012 at 8:44 AM
Widely penned as a possible Super Bowl preview, the Houston Texans and Chicago Bears will meet tonight in Chicago as a battle between 7-1 teams. Both have rolled to this point, each coincidently only losing to the Green Bay Packers. While all eyes will be on the defenses, the ability...

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....

Familiar Defensive Faces Made Return Last Sunday for the Houston Texans
October 24th, 2012 at 9:25 AM
Last weekend’s victory over the Baltimore Ravens left many fans with plenty to be optimistic about. Just one week after losing defensive captain Brian Cushing to a season ending ACL injury and getting absolutely beat down by the Green Bay Packers, the Texans bounced back in a big way to...

Houston Texans Bounce Back in Big Way, Rout Baltimore Ravens 43-13
October 22nd, 2012 at 9:53 AM
Funny how quickly things can change from week to week. Last Monday, many were calling the Houston Texans frauds, beneficiaries of a soft schedule after getting trounced on national TV at the hands of the Green Bay Packers. Fast forward seven days, those who jumped off the bandwagon are fighting,...

Houston Texans Lose First Game at Hands of Green Bay Packers, 42-24
October 15th, 2012 at 10:47 AM
The national spotlight has not been kind to the Houston Texans of late, playing a close game last week on Monday Night Football, and now suffering their first defeat of the 2012 campaign to the Green Bay Packers 42-24 on Sunday Night Football. The Texans were bound to lose eventually,...

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, 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...

Houston Texans Training Camp Positional Battles: Outside Linebacker
July 25th, 2012 at 11:07 AM
Training camp is just days away, so it’s now time to preview possibly the most important position in Wade Phillips’ 3-4 defensive scheme: outside linebacker. The Houston Texans have a trio of solid OLBs who will see the majority of the playing time in 2012, including this year’s first round...

Houston Texans Fans are Optimistically Objective
June 16th, 2012 at 3:28 PM
Earlier this week, an article posted by Bleacher Reports’ AFC South blogger Nate Dunleavy entitled “AFC South Blind Side: What Houston Texans Fans Wont Admit,” sparked some online controversy about some of the comments he made regarding the team, those who write about the team, and the fan base in...

Houston Texans’ Undrafted Free Agent Profiles: Outside Linebackers
May 23rd, 2012 at 7:34 AM
As OTAs continue, Texans 101 takes a look at the Houston Texans’ outside linebackers, particularly their undrafted free agents D.J. Bryant and Delano Johnson. OLB is perhaps the most critical position in a 3-4 defensive scheme. They are the ones who generate the majority of the pass rush but at...

Voluntary Offseason Workouts Continue for Houston Texans
May 7th, 2012 at 9:39 AM
Reliant Stadium has remained active with the Houston Texans’ voluntary workout program. Now entering their second phase, players to this point have strictly focused on strength and conditioning, consisting of lifting weights and running as a team. Beginning last week, the Texans have now begun to integrate fieldwork and film...

Houston Texans 2012 NFL Draft Profiles: West Virginia OLB Bruce Irvin
April 24th, 2012 at 12:27 PM
Given the departure of OLB/DE Mario Williams earlier this offseason, the Houston Texans are in need of depth at outside linebacker. Incumbents Connor Barwin and Brooks Reed had outstanding seasons in Williams’ absence due to injury last season, but just as they had to fill in for an injured Super...

Houston Texans 2012 NFL Draft Profiles: Boise St. OLB Shea McClellin
April 19th, 2012 at 2:08 PM
Much has been made of the Houston Texans taking a wide receiver with their 26th overall pick in the first round of next Thursday’s NFL Draft. Odds are if WR Kendall Wright of Baylor is available, the Texans will pick him. However, more and more “draft gurus” have Wright going...

Best of Luck Super Mario: Why the Texans Can’t Afford to Resign Williams
March 9th, 2012 at 3:51 AM
After the best season in franchise history, the 10-6 Houston Texans finished first place in the AFC South, where they went onto their first playoff appearance and first playoff win in franchise history, without the help of Mario Williams. The Texans go into the off-season with little cap space and...