Archives

Tagged: ‘Mario Williams’

Houston Texans Defeat Buffalo Bills 21-9, Improve to 7-1
November 5th, 2012 at 9:14 AM
It might not have been the prettiest game from start to finish, but the Houston Texans continue their solid play by downing the Buffalo Bills 21-9 Sunday in Houston. RB Arian Foster ran the ball 24 times for 111 yards and a touchdown against the NFL’s worst ranked rushing defense....

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...

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....

Texans101.com’s 2012 AFC South Season Preview
September 8th, 2012 at 3:14 PM
With the 2012 NFL season officially kicking off tomorrow, it’s time for Texans101.com to preview the AFC South. As I wrote in Wednesday’s full NFL preview, I believe the AFC South is the worst division in football from top to bottom. The South is largely a division in transition, with...

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 Agree to Terms with First Round Pick OLB Whitney Mercilus
June 14th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
Nearly a month and a half after the conclusion of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans have officially signed their first round selection OLB Whitney Mercilus out of Illinois. The deal is reportedly worth $7.63 million over four years, with $6.55 million guaranteed and a $3.99 million signing bonus.  ***VIDEO1*** Mercilus,...

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 Free Agency Rumors and Updates
March 26th, 2012 at 4:29 PM
It’s been a busy two weeks of NFL free agency. So busy in fact that major media outlets such as ESPN have spent more energy and focus on free agency than they have on the usually uber-popular NCAA Tournament, prompting the network to refer to free agency as the current...

After Several Key Departures, the Texans Look to Their Current Roster to Fill the Starting Jobs
March 24th, 2012 at 1:51 PM
After losing Mario Williams, DeMeco Ryans, Eric Winston, Mike Brisiel and Joel Dreessen to free agency, the Texans will look to players on the current roster to step up and solidify the starting roles.   ***PHOTO1*** The most noticeable departure was that of Mario Williams and yet the Texans appear to be...

Texans GM, Owner Discuss Offseason So Far, Plans Moving Forward
March 21st, 2012 at 8:26 AM
Both Houston Texans Owner Bob McNair and General Manager Rick Smith conducted separate interviews in the immediate aftermath of the Chris Myers signing for Texans TV, a video segment that can be found on the team’s official website. Both were asked to comment on the Texans’ offseason moves thus far...

Mario Williams: May He Rest in Houston Texans History
March 20th, 2012 at 10:31 AM
A little less than six years ago, the Houston Texans were faced with their toughest decision in franchise history with the number one overall pick in the 2006 draft. The highly debated pick was between a shifty and graceful running back named Reggie Bush, a quarterback that could beat you...

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...

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...

Mario Williams Signs 6-Year Deal with Bills
March 15th, 2012 at 11:57 AM
The sweepstakes for Mario Williams is officially over. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the Buffalo Bills have signed the defensive end to a 6-year deal worth up to $100 million with $50 million guaranteed, and will announce during a live press conference at around 2 p.m today. The deal will make...

Owner Bob McNair Focused on Keeping Core Texans
March 14th, 2012 at 7:49 AM
Houston Texans chairman/CEO Bob McNair addressed the media Tuesday after appearing on the "Texans All Access" show on SportsRadio 610. McNair was met with several questions regarding free agency, in particular whether the Texans were in pursuit of QB Peyton Manning. The owner’s message was loud and clear, the organization...

Mario Williams Hits Free Agency as Top Defensive Player
March 13th, 2012 at 2:23 PM
At 4 p.m. today, NFL free agency official began, and no defensive player will be more sought after than OLB/DE Mario Williams. It has been rumored by several media sources that the former first overall pick stands to become the highest paid defensive player in the league. ESPN’s Adam Schefter...

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...

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...