Posts Tagged ‘Houston Texans’

Bears expected to come hard after Mario Williams

Mario Williams is a young and dynamic passrusher, the type of player we don’t typically see on the open market. The Texans are unlikely to retain his services, and the Bears could be coming hard for him.

Texans’ Johnson, Cowboys’ Bryant restructure contracts

Two of the league’s most explosive wide receivers — Andre Johnson of the Texans and Dez Bryant of the Cowboys — are among those who are restructuring their deals in order to create more salary cap space for their teams, according to sources.

Teams’ pursuit of Peyton Manning begins in earnest

The Dolphins, Redskins, Seahawks, Broncos and Cardinals have begun pursuing QB Peyton Manning, league sources said Wednesday.

Kubiak: Yates must beat out Leinart for Texans’ backup QB job

T.J. Yates played admirably as the Texans’ starting QB late last season, but coach Gary Kubiak said the second-year pro still must battle Matt Leinart to be Matt Schaub‘s backup in 2012.

Combine isn’t really life or death for NFL careers

Former Washington Redskins and Houston Texans general manager Charley Casserly, who has 24 years of experience in NFL front offices, cautions fans that the NFL Scouting Combine doesn’t factor into a player’s grade as much as they might think.

Emptying the spiral-bound notebook with Brees, Watt

A brief conversation with Drew Brees unfolded Thursday as an NFL Network makeup artist dabbed “blot” powder on the Saints QB’s face.

Three and out: Gerhart to see expanded role in 2012

The number of featured backs around the NFL has been dwindling for years. Now it looks like one of the biggest names in fantasy football could find himself in a time-share next season.

Playbook: Breaking down the divisional round

Four divisional playoff games this weekend to break down. Let’s get right to it.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: Brees gears up for Niner pass rush

The No. 3 seeds (Houston and San Francisco) are feeling pretty good about themselves after big wins in the Wild Card round. What kind of obstacles will they face this week?

Tale of the Tape: QBs the focus in New York, Houston

When you compare the Texans–Bengals and Giants-Falcons games, they are very much the opposite of one another. Any way you look at it, both add up to great matchups for Wild Card weekend.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: Can Yates lead Texans deep into playoffs?

The Texans know they can beat the Bengals. They’ve already done it once this season. But can they do it twice with rookie T.J. Yates at quarterback?

NFL Wild Card Weekend matchups all set

With Week 17 in the books, we now know who will play who and when during NFL Wild Card Weekend.

Colts would claim No. 1 pick in draft with TNF loss to Texans

After further review, the Colts would claim the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft if they lose Thursday night to the Houston Texans.

Three and out: Don’t give up on Johnson yet

Andre Johnson is out yet again, but fantasy owners shouldn’t quit on the talented wideout just yet.

Week 15 playoff scenarios

Congratulations to the Texans, who have clinched the first playoff berth in franchise history. With three weeks left in the season, there are still eight playoff spots up for grabs. And three teams – the Patriots, Ravens and Steelers – all have a chance to officially join the party this weekend.

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