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Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 1:29 AM - Permalink
• • • • • • OWINGS MILLS, Md. – Former Texans running back Justin Forsett isn’t making Baltimore fans forget Ray Rice, but he’s doing an exceptional job of replacing him. The Ravens are Forsett’s fourth team in four seasons, and he’s...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:41 PM - Permalink
The Texans had to deal with another quarterback change and several key injuries this week. But coach Bill O’Brien and his players said the team is focused and ready for Baltimore on Sunday, following an encouraging week of practice. “It’s been a good week. A lot of energy. Guys...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:27 PM - Permalink
Louis Nix III, the No. 83 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft, started the year on season-ending injury reserve and has rarely been seen since training camp. Nix said Friday he’s making progress during his rehab and is on schedule. “I’m just doing whatever they tell me to do...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:20 PM - Permalink
Linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion) is out for Sunday’s home game against Baltimore, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Friday. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (ankle) will be a gametime decision and is questionable. Guard Xavier Su’a-Filo (back) is also out. Twitter: ChronBrianSmith...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:14 PM - Permalink
Technically, it’s still down to Case Keenum vs. Thad Lewis for the Texans’ starting quarterback spot Sunday against Baltimore at NRG Stadium. Texans coach Bill O’Brien didn’t alter his decision Friday to wait until just before gametime to announce who’ll lead the team...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 3:01 PM - Permalink
Texans' Bad Breaks + Indy's Luck = Big Loss ...with OneTexFan Sometimes it's tough to separate your mind from the heart and I confess that my heart got away from me. I wanted that win in Indianapolis. I'm not a journalist, and I never claimed to be one. I write what I know. I write...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 2:20 PM - Permalink
Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett remains involved with the team. The injured former starter attended practice Thursday and Friday and has offered assistance when possible. “I just try to help any way I can, because obviously I can’t help physically,” said Mallett, who played with a...
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Friday, December 19, 2014 at 12:16 PM - Permalink
OWINGS MILLS, MD. �" This week, a lot of Gary Kubiak's former players praised him for the role he played in their careers as the Texans' head coach from 2006 until he was fired last season. Running back Arian Foster played five seasons for Kubiak. "I got a lot of love...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:28 PM - Permalink
Last week: 12-4 (.750) straight up; 9-6-1 (.594) vs. spread. Season: 146-77-1 (.654) straight up; 112-108-4 (.509) vs. spread. john.mcclain@chron.com twitter.com/mcclain_on_nfl...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 10:06 PM - Permalink
It was good news and perhaps a little bad news on the injury front for the Texans on Thursday. Coach Bill O’Brien said the team will get back linebacker Whitney Mercilus for Sunday’s game against Baltimore. Mercilus has been dealing with a back issue and missed last week’s contest...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 9:38 PM - Permalink
The thing about being the best at what you do, especially in sports, is that more often than not you go from being the hunter to the hunted. Here’s the latest reminder that you’re at the top of the food chain, J.J. Watt. In a Thursday interview with ESPN.com, second-year New York Jets...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 9:07 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • OWINGS MILLS, MD. — No matter where Gary Kubiak coaches, he'll always call Houston home. Kubiak, in his first season as Baltimore's offensive coordinator, returns to his hometown on Sunday when the Ravens play the Texans, who fired him with...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 4:35 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • Coach Bill O'Brien said he has been impressed with the aptitude that both Case Keenum and Thad Lewis have exhibited in two practices this week as the Texans prepare for the Baltimore Ravens Sunday. "They've picked right up on what we're...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:49 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • Texans players said Wednesday’s practice and Thursday’s morning preparation were normal — even if they don’t have an official starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against Baltimore at NRG Stadium. “You really...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 1:18 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • Quarterback isn’t the only position where the Texans are thin. Mike Mohamed is recovering from a concussion, while Jadeveon Clowney is out for the season and Brian Cushing’s action was limited last Sunday at Indianapolis. Linebacker Whitney...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 12:38 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson said Thursday he passed the NFL’s concussion protocol and will play against the Ravens on Sunday at NRG Stadium. “I feel normal,” Johnson said. He missed last Sunday’s 17-10 road loss to the Colts...
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Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 11:24 AM - Permalink
• • • • • • OWINGS MILLS, MD. �" The Ravens have a plan they hope will contain Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and keep him off quarterback Joe Flacco. Watt has seven sacks in his last three games, giving him 16 ½ on the season. This is the first...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:36 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • OWINGS MILLS, MD. — When Texans general manager Rick Smith told Owen Daniels he was being cut after last season, the veteran tight end said he was "shocked." But the decision by the new coaching staff that Daniels didn't fit into their...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:05 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • John Harbaugh has been one of the NFL's most successful coaches since taking over the Ravens in 2008, leading Baltimore to a Super Bowl title in 2012 and moving the team to 9-5 this season after a tough 2013. The seventh-year leader sees promise in...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 9:49 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • Andre Johnson has spent all 12 of his NFL seasons with the Texans. Wide receiver Steve Smith made it to 13 with Carolina, then had to become a Raven to keep his career alive. Smith has excelled in Baltimore, catching 66 passes for 926 yards and six...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 6:05 PM - Permalink
Andre Johnson (concussion) went through a limited practice with the Texans on Wednesday. Coach Bill O’Brien said Monday he was optimistic Johnson could return to action Sunday against Baltimore. The veteran wide receiver missed last week’s road loss to Indianapolis. Johnson said Tuesday...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 5:12 PM - Permalink
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 3:51 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Wednesday he is close to making a decision about whether Case Keenum or Thad Lewis will be the team’s starting quarterback against the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday at NRG Stadium. But O’Brien, who’s big...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 3:06 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • The Texans need to defeat Baltimore Sunday to keep their slimmest of playoff hopes alive with two games remaining. But they began practice Wednesday not having a clue whether Case Keenum or Thad Lewis would be their starting quarterback. Did they know more...
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 2:56 PM - Permalink
• • • • • • Case Keenum dominated the conversation Wednesday during media availability inside the Texans’ locker room. The Texans’ reverence for former coach Gary Kubiak wasn’t far behind. “He changed my life … and my kids’ life...
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