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Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:44 PM - Permalink
Receiver Keith Mumphery, the fifth-round pick from Michigan State, earned praise from coach Bill O'Brien on Monday, the day after the Texans defeated the Saints 27-13 at the Superdome. Mumphery (6-0, 215) has impressed the coaches since he arrived in Houston for the rookie orientation in April...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:39 PM - Permalink
Rookie defensive lineman Christian Covington is earning a place on the team with his improved performance. Covington is playing out of position at nose tackle, but he's making plays in the 3-4 and in passing situations. He had four tackles, including three unassisted, in the 27-13 victory at...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 at 3:26 PM - Permalink
Cornerback Charles James' popularity hasn't reached J.J. Watt's stratosphere, but considering he's 5-9, 173 and came out of nowhere, his achievements have made him popular and have earned his widespread respect. James has been good at corner, outstanding on special teams and...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 at 2:05 PM - Permalink
The Texans have made 10 moves today and must make five more to get down to the required 75 by Tuesday’s 3 p.m. deadline. Offensive players waived were receiver Alan Bonner, guard Cody White, offensive tackle Bryan Witzmann, receiver Travis Labhart, guard Aaron Adams and receiver Jace Davis...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:43 PM - Permalink
The Texans have cut wide receiver Jace Davis, according to a source with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly. Davis is a former Ravens undrafted free agent who joined the Texans last year on their practice squad. Davis is a 6-1, 206-pounder from Northern Colorado who caught...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 at 12:16 PM - Permalink
Former Texans safety Stevie Brown has rejoined the Giants, days after he was cut by Houston to give him an opportunity to land with another NFL team. Brown visited the Giants, his old team, Sunday. Brown had offers from a few NFL teams, but preferred the familiar territory of the Giants. Brown, 28,...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 at 11:18 AM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS – Big, strong and mobile, Texans rookie wide receiver Jaelen Strong provides an inviting downfield target for quarterbacks as they go through their reads. And backup quarterback Ryan Mallett capitalized on Strong’s presence, connecting with him for a six-yard touchdown...
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Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10:59 AM - Permalink
The Texans have bolstered their offensive line depth, acquiring veteran offensive tackle Chris Clark from the Denver Broncos in exchange for a 2016 seventh-round draft pick. The Texans acquired Clark’s two-year, $5.3 million contract, which he’s entering the final year of and is due a...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:26 PM - Permalink
Rookie outside linebacker Carlos Thompson suffered a concussion against the Saints and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. It’s unclear how long this injury will sideline him. Under NFL protocol, Thompson has to pass a mandatory baseline neurological exam before he can be cleared to...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:13 PM - Permalink
After starting seven games last season, inside linebacker Akeem Dent impressed the coaches enough to get a new two-year contract. Then Dent couldn't participate in the offseason program because of an ankle injury. When came began, he was placed on the active/physically unable to perform list...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:11 PM - Permalink
Brian T. Smith and Aaron Wilson discuss how the Texans looked in their third preseason game...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:08 PM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS — Leaping into the air, Texans running back Alfred Blue elevated above the New Orleans Saints’ defense at the goal line. Denied previously in the Texans’ preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers when he attempted to jump into the end zone, Blue wasn’t...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 11:03 PM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS — Clasping the football to his chest with a tight grip as if he was concerned someone would try to swipe it away from him, cornerback Charles James smiled as he walked up the tunnel into the Texans’ locker room. Although James’ 73-yard touchdown run in the fourth...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 7:01 PM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS — Although he wasn’t included in the competition for the starting job, Texans quarterback Tom Savage has had his moments during the preseason. That included the former Pitt, Arizona and Rutgers quarterback connecting with undrafted rookie wide receiver Chandler Worthy for a...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 6:38 PM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS — Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett overslept and was late to practice Thursday, returning for meetings and delivering a sharp performance the following day. How Mallett played Sunday against the New Orleans Saints mirrored that kind of up-and-down week as he overcame a shaky...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 6:17 PM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS — Texans outside linebacker Carlos Thompson suffered a concussion Sunday against the New Orleans Saints and has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. It’s unclear how long this injury will sideline him. Under NFL protocol, Thompson has to pass a mandatory baseline...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 5:56 PM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS — It’s been a rough outing so far for Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett. Mallett went three-and-out in his first two drives after spelling starter Brian Hoyer, completing 2 of his first 5 passes for just seven yards. Mallett did heat up a bit as he led one scoring...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 5:06 PM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS — Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer delivered a strong performance in the first quarter Sunday against the Saints. That included a sideline lob to wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, displaying touch as they connected for a 29-yard completion at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Hoyer...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 3:50 PM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS — Veteran running back Chris Polk says he’s reached the point where he’s gaining a comfort level through his knowledge of the Texans’ playbook and blocking schemes. “It’s starting to click,” Polk said. “I’m starting to understand the...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 3:45 PM - Permalink
As promised, neither the Texans nor the Saints chose to treat Sunday's third preseason game as a regular-season dress rehearsal. But the players who did participate for the visitors generally acquitted themselves better than their New Orleans counterparts as the Texans prevailed 27-13 in the...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2:57 PM - Permalink
NEW ORLEANS — Several Texans players are sidelined for Sunday’s game against the New Orleans Saints at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. None are surprising, though. The list of players not dressing for the third preseason game includes Pro Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown (finger, no...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 2:05 PM - Permalink
Texans fans made their presence known before Sunday’s preseason game at New Orleans. Click through the gallery above to see Houston Chronicle photographer Brett Coomer’s shots of the Texans fans who made the trip to the Big Easy...
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Sunday, August 30, 2015 at 12:06 PM - Permalink
Veteran safety Stevie Brown isn’t expected to be out of a job long after being cut by the Texans. Brown visits the New York Giants, his old team, today and has offers from a few NFL teams, according to a source with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly. The Texans...
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Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 9:21 PM - Permalink
Texans Pro Bowl offensive tackle Duane Brown is dealing with a finger injury that won’t require surgery and he remains on track for the season-opener Sept. 13 against the Kansas City Chiefs, according to sources with knowledge of the situation not authorized to speak publicly. Brown is out...
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Saturday, August 29, 2015 at 12:58 PM - Permalink
Here is a short list of players to keep an eye on in the third preseason game against New Orleans...
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