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Saturday, October 25, 2014 at 12:29 PM - Permalink
The Texans’ 2013 draft class has been shredded for a year. The franchise’s 2014 haul has barely made an initial impact. But the No. 68 overall selection of the 2012 NFL draft out of Ohio State has become the biggest curiosity on a 3-4 squad that needs a victory Sunday at the Tennessee...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:28 PM - Permalink
Texans coach Bill O'Brien knows a lot about Titans rookie Zach Mettenberger, who will make his first NFL start against in Sunday’s game. O'Brien wanted to draft a quarterback, although not with the No. 1 overall pick, and Mettenberger was on his short list. "I think he's a...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 7:19 PM - Permalink
Backup safety Danieal Manning muffed a kickoff that contributed to the Texans' shocking meltdown at the end of the first half of Monday night’s loss in Pittsburgh, but Texans coach Bill O'Brien seemed to give him a vote of confidence. "I think Danieal will be our returner...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:14 PM - Permalink
Over the course of the week, there are a lot of posts about the most prominent injured players but we know that you might not see all of them and that some others may fall through the cracks. As a result, we'll comb through all the injury reports every Friday afternoon so that there's...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 6:06 PM - Permalink
With the return of Jadeveon Clowney looming in the coming weeks, the 2014 first-overall pick may not immediately be inserted into a starting role due to the improved play of third-year player Whitney Mercilus.  Mercilus struggled early in his career, but seems to be improving as of late...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 5:15 PM - Permalink
The Texans will be even thinner at linebacker Sunday at the Tennessee Titans, after Jeff Tarpinian (knee) was ruled out. Cornerback Darryl Morris (ankle) will also miss the game. Four other linebackers (Jadeveon Clowney, Brian Cushing, Brooks Reed and John Simon) are questionable. Reed is expected...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:39 PM - Permalink
Texans beat writers Dale Robertson and Brian T. Smith preview Sunday’s game at the Tennessee Titans...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:35 PM - Permalink
Texans beat writers Dale Robertson and Brian T. Smith discuss the status of linebacker Brian Cushing heading into Sunday’s game at the Tennessee Titans...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:21 PM - Permalink
Earlier this week, Mike Florio of PFT reported that Texans linebacker Brian Cushing would miss at least one game because of issues with his surgically repaired knee. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said there was “no accuracy to that report” on Thursday, but the linebacker was listed as...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 4:04 PM - Permalink
Jadeveon Clowney may be hobbled by a knee injury, but Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien was optimistic when asked if his rookie pass rusher would play this week against the Tennessee Titans...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:45 PM - Permalink
Bill O'Brien did plenty of homework on Zach Mettenberger back before the draft as the Texans contemplated drafting a quarterback, so he has a good feel for what the Titans' rookie brings to the table for his first NFL start Sunday. "I think he's a smart guy, a big guy (with) a...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:20 PM - Permalink
HOUSTON -- Brian Cushing missed practice this week with the knee that's been surgically repaired twice acting up in the past few weeks."People kind of tend to forget how much the knee's gone through," the Houston Texans linebacker said. "I sure haven't. I sure haven't forgotten...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM - Permalink
Texans coach Bill O'Brien re-confirmed that no final decision will be made on Brian Cushing's availability for Sunday's game in Tennessee until he works out with the trainers beforehand. "I believe he feels better," O'Brien said, "but as far as his ability to play, we...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:16 PM - Permalink
Texans coach Bill O'Brien re-confirmed that no final decision will be made on Brian Cushing's availability for Sunday's game in Tennessee until he works out with the trainers beforehand. "I believe he feels better," O'Brien said, "but as far as his ability to play, we...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:11 PM - Permalink
After a six-game absence, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft could be back in the lineup Sunday for Houston. Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) “has a good shot to play on Sunday,” head coach Bill O’Brien said Friday, according to Drew Dougherty of Texans...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:55 PM - Permalink
Brian Cushing hasn’t been close to 100 percent during recent games. Fans have noticed it. The Texans linebacker knows it. “I think we can all kind of agree and see the last couple weeks I really haven’t been myself,” Cushing said Friday at NRG Stadium. “And...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 2:27 PM - Permalink
HOUSTON -- When the Texans' offense was really hitting its stride on Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, it was able to do so on the back of a potent running game led by Arian Foster. With Foster, the Texans sliced through Pittsburgh's defense, scoring on their first drive for only...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 1:00 PM - Permalink
This pick became more difficult with the Titans' switch to rookie Zach Mettenberger at quarterback this week. Sometimes a quarterback who has put essentially nothing on film can surprise an opponent enough to beat them.I don't believe that will happen this weekend.The Titans think...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 11:09 AM - Permalink
Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett isn’t exactly campaigning to unseat starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. But he says he’ll be ready if that’s what happens. After coach Bill O’Brien said this week that Mallett is putting in work in practice and getting better, Mallett said...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:55 AM - Permalink
On Wednesday night, PFT reported that Texans linebacker Brian Cushing will miss at least one game due to lingering issues with his surgically-reconstructed knee.  On Thursday, coach Bill O’Brien disputed the report. “First of all, no, I wasn't aware of that report,”...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 8:09 AM - Permalink
Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick knows he can do better, writes Kristie Rieken of The Associated Press. "I know I can do better," he said. "Some of it mentally, some of it physically, but my thing is just continuing to get better every week,...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:24 AM - Permalink
Titans' rookie QB Zach Mettenberger receives his first career NFL start as Tennessee hosts Houston in this AFC South tilt...
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Friday, October 24, 2014 at 3:05 AM - Permalink
Ryan Fitzpatrick determined to 'do better' to help Texans vs another former team       ...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:36 PM - Permalink
HOUSTON -- Inside linebacker Brian Cushing missed practice for the second day in a row Thursday, but Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien declined to rule him out for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans."Coming off that injury postgame there's a lot of soreness," O'Brien...
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Thursday, October 23, 2014 at 5:27 PM - Permalink
HOUSTON -- If Jadeveon Clowney plays this weekend in Tennessee (which is looking very likely), the Houston Texans will probably use him on third downs to rush the passer.Watch out Zach Mettenberger. (Though Clowney did not sack Mettenberger when he faced him in 2012)"You can put him in on third...
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