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Texans Release Colvin

The Houston Texans released linebacker Rosevelt Colvin. Colvin, formerly of the New England Patriots, had signed with the Texans as a free agent in the offseason. The Texans signed him to be a pass-rushing defensive end but felt, after seeing him in training camp and the preseason, he wasn't...

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2008; 07:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Receiver to Undergo Spinal Surgery

It has been less than a year since Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett nearly died after suffering a spinal cord injury trying to make a tackle on a kickoff in the opening game of last season. The sport had another frightening moment Friday night. Houston Texans wide receiver...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2008; 04:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Tackle Shuffle for Texans

The Houston Texans signed offensive tackle Torrin Tucker to replace Ephraim Salaam, who underwent surgery to have cartilage damage in his knee repaired. To create a roster spot for Tucker, the Texans waived tailback Mike Bell....

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2008; 03:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

R. Colvin to Texans

The Houston Texans reportedly will sign free agent linebacker Rosevelt Colvin. KRIV-TV is reporting that Colvin is traveling to Houston to sign with the team. The Houston Chronicle reported this morning that the Texans have a deal with Colvin. Colvin is a good pass rusher who will give the...

 

By Mark Maske | June 16, 2008; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

R. Colvin Visiting Texans

Free agent linebacker Rosevelt Colvin is visiting the Houston Texans today, the Houston Chronicle reported. Colvin was a starter for the New England Patriots last season but had his season cut short by a foot injury....

 

By Mark Maske | June 4, 2008; 01:44 PM ET | Comments (0)

Four-Year Extension for Texans GM

The Houston Texans extended the contract of their general manager, Rick Smith. The four-year extension runs through the 2012 season. Smith succeeded Charley Casserly in 2006....

 

By Mark Maske | June 3, 2008; 03:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

C. Killings to Retire

Houston Texans defensive tackle Cedric Killings has decided to retire. Killings suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck during a game against the Indianapolis Colts this past season. He regained the ability to walk the next day but was told by doctors he would be at an increased risk...

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Owed Apologies? Maybe M. Williams Wasn't Such a Poor Choice, After All

Everyone (including me) who assailed the Houston Texans for taking defensive end Mario Williams over tailback Reggie Bush and quarterback Vince Young with the top overall selection in last year's draft might need to reassess. While Bush and Young have their ups and downs, Williams has become one of...

 

By Mark Maske | December 14, 2007; 11:10 AM ET | Comments (8)

Texans Place A. Green on IR

The Houston Texans placed tailback Ahman Green on the injured reserve list, ending his season. He's been plagued by a sprained knee....

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2007; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Lose M. Sherman to Texas A&M

Houston Texans assistant coach Mike Sherman was hired as the head coach at Texas A&M today. He replaces Dennis Franchione, who resigned last week. Sherman, the former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, is to finish the season with the Texans. He's a former Texas A&M assistant....

 

By Mark Maske | November 26, 2007; 08:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Lineman Sues City, Police

Texans offensive lineman Fred Weary filed a lawsuit in federal court against the city of Houston and two police officers alleging excessive force, assault, racial profiling, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution Weary was arrested and shot with a Taser gun after a traffic stop last November, but a charge...

 

By Mark Maske | November 13, 2007; 06:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Getting Back A. Johnson

Wide receiver Andre Johnson is likely to return to the Houston Texans' lineup this week. He has missed the last seven games because of a sprained knee. The Texans need him. They've lost five of their seven games without him after winning their first two seasons of the season...

 

By Mark Maske | November 13, 2007; 03:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

D. Florence Fined $15,000 For Hit That Caused Schaub's Concussion

The NFL fined San Diego Chargers cornerback Drayton Florence $15,000 for a hit on Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub last weekend. League officials ruled that Florence made an unnecessary helmet-to-helmet hit on Schaub during an interception return. But the Texans considered the penalty insufficient, given that Schaub suffered a...

 

By Mark Maske | November 1, 2007; 09:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Rosenfels Could Be Texans' Starter This Week

Sage Rosenfels might replace Matt Schaub as the Houston Texans' starter at quarterback this week. Schaub reportedly suffered a concussion during Sunday's loss to the San Diego Chargers and was bothered by headaches Monday....

 

By Mark Maske | October 30, 2007; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Chargers-Texans Game to Be Played Sunday Afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium as Scheduled, Mayor's Office Announces

The San Diego Chargers will play as scheduled Sunday afternoon at Qualcomm Stadium against the Houston Texans, the office of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders announced today. "Qualcomm Stadium will be ready for NFL football by this weekend," Sanders said in a written statement released by his office. "The...

 

By Mark Maske | October 26, 2007; 03:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

San Diego Mayor's Office Gives Go-Ahead to Playing Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium

The office of San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders reportedly indicated Thursday night that Qualcomm Stadium will be ready to host the Chargers-Houston Texans game on Sunday afternoon, as scheduled. The mayor's office indicated the final decision about playing the game would be up to the Chargers, the San Diego...

 

By Mark Maske | October 26, 2007; 10:09 AM ET | Comments (1)

Odds Seem to Be Increasing that Game Will Be Played in San Diego

It's looking more and more like the Chargers will play the Houston Texans in San Diego, but perhaps on Monday instead of Sunday. The wildfires raging in San Diego County have had NFL officials considering moving the game to Houston or Dallas. But conditions seem to have improved to...

 

By Mark Maske | October 25, 2007; 07:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Decision on Chargers Game Now Expected Thursday

The decision about when and where the San Diego Chargers' game will be played now is unlikely to come until Thursday. NFL officials had hoped to make a determination by day's end. But they're waiting to hear whether Jerry Sanders, the mayor of San Diego, thinks the game can...

 

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2007; 06:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

League Hopes to Make Decision Later Today About Where, When Chargers Will Play

PHILADELPHIA--NFL officials hope to make a decision later today about whether the Chargers will be able to play their home game as scheduled Sunday in San Diego. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said it's possible that the game between the Chargers and Houston Texans could be rescheduled for Monday if...

 

By Mark Maske | October 24, 2007; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

League Considering Contingency Plans In Case Game Can't Be Played in San Diego

PHILADELPHIA--NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell met with San Diego Chargers President Dean Spanos here this evening to discuss contingency plans in case the team is unable to play in San Diego as scheduled Sunday. The wildfires raging in San Diego County have forced the Chargers to leave town. They're scheduled...

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2007; 08:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Schaub's Hip Only Bruised, According to Texans

X-rays to the injured right hip of Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub showed no fractures, according to the team. Schaub is listed as day-to-day with a bruise. He also has a sore lower left leg after being knocked from Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans, in which backup Sage...

 

By Mark Maske | October 22, 2007; 07:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

No Fine for T. Johnson for Taunting T. Green

NFL officials decided against fining Houston Texans defensive tackle Travis Johnson for taunting injured Miami Dolphins quarterback Trent Green during Sunday's game. Johnson was penalized during the game for yelling at Green following the play on which Green was hurt. Gene Washington, the league's director of football operations, reviewed...

 

By Mark Maske | October 10, 2007; 08:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

C. Killings, Again Able to Walk, Leaves Hospital and Visits Texans Teammates

Houston Texans defensive tackle Cedric Killings walked out of the hospital today and visited his teammates at the team's practice facility. The visit came five days after Killings suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck while blocking on a kickoff return during last Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts....

 

By Mark Maske | September 28, 2007; 07:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans' Killings Has Fractured Neck Vertebra

Houston Texans defensive tackle Cedric Killings suffered a fractured vertebra in his neck during Sunday's loss to the Indianapolis Colts. Killings, however, has regained movement in his arms and legs, according to his doctors....

 

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2007; 07:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans to be Without Top Receiver Against Colts

Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson told reporters today that the sprained knee he suffered last weekend likely will keep him out of Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. His absence will put a big dent in the upset hopes of the unbeaten Texans. Johnson had 14 catches for...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2007; 09:53 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Sign W. Demps for Help at Safety

The Houston Texans signed free agent safety Will Demps, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens and New York Giants. Demps was released by the Giants before the season. The Texans needed help at the position after losing starter Jason Simmons for the season because of a torn patellar tendon....

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 04:10 PM ET | Comments (12)

Texans Not Contenders Yet, But Schaub Trade Means They Finally May Have Gotten It Right at Quarterback

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Houston Texans Players Released: Eric Moulds, WR Seth Payne, DT Zach Wiegert, T David Carr, QB Domanick Williams, RB Free Agents Lost: Antwan Peek, LB Lewis Sanders, CB Michael Stone, DB Traded For: Matt Schaub, QB Free Agents Re-Signed: Charlie Adams, WR Chad Stanley, P Ephraim...

 

By Mark Maske | May 15, 2007; 04:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Carr Drawing Only Mild Interest

There hasn't been much of a market so far for quarterback David Carr, the former top overall pick in the NFL draft who was released by the Houston Texans when they traded for Matt Schaub to be their starter. The Miami Dolphins might be interested if they're unable to...

 

By Mark Maske | March 30, 2007; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Keep Two Running Backs, Cut One

The Houston Texans retained fullback Vonta Leach by matching the New York Giants' four-year, $8 million offer sheet to the restricted free agent. The deal includes about $1.6 million in guaranteed money. The Texans also re-signed free agent running back Ron Dayne. They released tailback Domanick Williams (who formerly...

 

By Mark Maske | March 23, 2007; 07:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Release Carr

The Houston Texans released quarterback David Carr, two days after trading for Matt Schaub. Carr, the top overall selection in the 2002 NFL draft, becomes a free agent. The Miami Dolphins, Oakland Raiders and Minnesota Vikings are said to be among the interested teams. The Texans tried but failed...

 

By Mark Maske | March 23, 2007; 06:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dolphins, Possibly Raiders Chasing D. Carr

The Miami Dolphins reportedly are among the teams interested in trading for David Carr, the former top overall selection in the NFL draft by the Houston Texans. Texans General Manager Rick Smith said at Thursday's introductory news conference for Matt Schaub, the club's new starting quarterback obtained in a...

 

By Mark Maske | March 23, 2007; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (10)

Texans Say They're Trying to Trade Carr

As the Houston Texans officially introduced new quarterback Matt Schaub at a news conference today, General Manager Rick Smith said the team is attempting to trade former starter David Carr. The Texans have been listening to trade offers all offseason for Carr, the top overall selection in the 2002...

 

By Mark Maske | March 22, 2007; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (4)

Schaub Gets Hefty New Contract from Texans

Quarterback Matt Schaub has agreed to a six-year, $48 million contract with the Houston Texans, an NFL source said. The deal completes Wednesday's trade in which the Texans are sending a second-round pick in each of the next two drafts to the Atlanta Falcons for Schaub. The two teams...

 

By Mark Maske | March 22, 2007; 11:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons Agree to Trade Schaub to Texans

The Atlanta Falcons have agreed to trade backup quarterback Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans for a package of draft picks, an NFL source said. The move likely will lead the Texans to release or trade quarterback David Carr, the top overall selection in the 2002 NFL draft. Schaub...

 

By Mark Maske | March 21, 2007; 05:04 PM ET | Comments (2)

S. Barber to Texans

Shawn Barber agreed to a contract with the Houston Texans. The free agent linebacker spent last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. It was his second stint with the Eagles during a nine-year NFL career that also has included stays with the Washington Redskins and Kansas City Chiefs....

 

By Mark Maske | March 20, 2007; 10:44 PM ET | Comments (1)

Giants Sign Texans Fullback to Offer Sheet in Restricted Free Agency

The New York Giants signed fullback Vonta Leach, a restricted free agent from the Houston Texans, to a four-year, approximately $8 million offer sheet. The deal includes about $1.6 million in bonuses. The Texans have a week to decide whether to match the Giants' offer and retain Leach....

 

By Mark Maske | March 20, 2007; 10:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Re-Sign Bruener

The Houston Texans re-signed free agent tight end Mark Bruener. He had nine catches this past season and has 152 receptions in his 12-year NFL career spent with the Pittsburgh Steelers and Texans....

 

By Mark Maske | March 13, 2007; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Plummer Insists He Really Is Retiring

Jake Plummer says he's retiring. Really. People around the league have remained suspicious that the quarterback's threat to retire merely is a ploy to try to get himself to the Houston Texans, where he'd be the starter and would be reunited with former Denver Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak,...

 

By Mark Maske | March 10, 2007; 12:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Add J. Black to Offensive Tackle Mix

Free agent offensive tackle Jordan Black agreed to a two-year, $3.5 million contract with the Houston Texans. The deal includes a $1.5 million signing bonus. For now, the Texans' starters at offensive tackle are Charles Spencer and Eric Winston. But Spencer is working his way back from a broken...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 09:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans, Broncos Considering P. Ramsey

Free agent quarterback Patrick Ramsey visited the Houston Texans on Tuesday. The former first-round draft choice by the Washington Redskins just was released by the New York Jets after one season as their backup. The Texans are listening to trade offers for their starting quarterback, David Carr. It's possible...

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 09:56 AM ET | Comments (3)

A. Green to Texans

Free agent tailback Ahman Green agreed to a four-year, $23 million deal with the Houston Texans that includes $6.5 million in bonuses. Green, 30, ran for 1,059 yards for the Green Bay Packers this past season. He has 8,491 rushing yards in nine NFL seasons, the last seven of...

 

By Mark Maske | March 4, 2007; 07:38 PM ET | Comments (0)

Plummer Trying to Get to Houston?

According to a source, Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer might reconsider his retirement decision if he has a chance to play for the Houston Texans. The Texans' head coach is former Broncos offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak and they apparently are looking to trade their starting quarterback, David Carr. Plummer...

 

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2007; 07:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Release Three, Including E. Moulds

The Houston Texans released wide receiver Eric Moulds. He spent one season with Houston after being obtained in a trade with Buffalo. The Texans also released defensive tackle Seth Payne and guard Zach Weigert....

 

By Mark Maske | February 28, 2007; 09:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Listening to Trade Offers for Carr

Texans General Manager Rick Smith told the Houston Chronicle that the club has received trade inquiries from other teams regarding quarterback David Carr. Smith told the newspaper he would not rule out trading any player if the move would improve the team. The former top overall draft pick has...

 

By Mark Maske | February 14, 2007; 09:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sherman Up Next for Busy Cardinals

The Arizona Cardinals are to interview Houston Texans assistant head coach Mike Sherman, the former head coach of the Green Bay Packers, for their coaching vacancy today. The Cardinals interviewed Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera on Wednesday in Chicago. They're scheduled to interview Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt...

 

By Mark Maske | January 4, 2007; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (1)

Texans' Ryans Named AP's Defensive Rookie of Year

Houston Texans linebacker DeMeco Ryans was named the NFL's defensive rookie of the year by the Associated Press. Ryans was the first player selected in the second round of the NFL draft in April....

 

By Mark Maske | January 3, 2007; 10:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sore Foot Keeps M. Williams Out of Texans' Practice

Rookie defensive end Mario Williams sat out the Houston Texans' practice today because of a sore arch in his foot. But Williams, the top overall selection in the NFL draft in April, is expected to practice by the end of the week and play this weekend....

 

By Mark Maske | November 1, 2006; 09:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Texans Sign DT Dalton

The Houston Texans signed defensive tackle Lional Dalton, who was released by the Kansas City Chiefs last week. Dalton takes the roster spot of defensive tackle Seth Payne, who was placed on the injured reserve list because of a torn knee ligament....

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2006; 06:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

P. Buchanon Out of Work

The Houston Texans released cornerback Phillip Buchanon on Monday. The former first-round draft pick by the Oakland Raiders had struggled with injuries and sporadic play since being obtained in a trade prior to last season....

 

By Mark Maske | October 17, 2006; 01:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dayne Likely to Start at RB For Texans Against Redskins

Houston Texans Coach Gary Kubiak told reporters today that he's leaning toward starting Ron Dayne at tailback Sunday against the Washington Redskins. Rookie Wali Lundy started the Texans' first two games but totaled only 57 rushing yards. Lundy inherited the starting job when the club placed Domanick Davis on...

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2006; 10:58 PM ET | Comments (1)

Texans Must Reshuffle O-Line for Redskins Game

The Houston Texans' offensive line has allowed quarterback David Carr to be sacked nine times in two games, and now it will be shorthanded for this weekend's meeting with the Washington Redskins. Rookie left tackle Charles Spencer had his season ended by a broken leg suffered during Sunday's lopsided...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2006; 11:35 PM ET | Comments (2)

Texans, Packers Trade Reserve RBs

The Houston Texans, still looking for help at tailback after passing over Reggie Bush in the NFL draft, swapped backup runners with the Green Bay Packers today. The Texans sent Vernand Morency to the Packers for Samkon Gado....

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2006; 08:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bush Outshines Williams In Openers

Defensive end Mario Williams, the top overall selection in the NFL draft in April, made little impact for the Houston Texans in their loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, with no sacks and three tackles. Tailback Reggie Bush, whom the Texans passed over in favor of Williams, had...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2006; 03:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Dayne Could Be a Factor for Texans

Ron Dayne landed in a good spot after being released by the Denver Broncos. The former Heisman Trophy winner and first-round draft choice was signed by the Houston Texans over the weekend. Dayne is reunited with first-year Texans coach Gary Kubiak, formerly his offensive coordinator in Denver. And he...

 

By Mark Maske | September 5, 2006; 03:21 PM ET | Comments (1)

Texans to Open Season with Rookie RB

When the Houston Texans passed over USC tailback Reggie Bush to take North Carolina State defensive end Mario Williams with the top overall selection in the NFL draft in April, they figured they'd have Domanick Davis to line up as their starting tailback this season. But Davis is sidelined...

 

By Mark Maske | August 30, 2006; 02:25 PM ET | Comments (1)

Casserly Lands With CBS

Charley Casserly, the former general manager of the Houston Texans and Washington Redskins, has joined the CBS studio pregame show. Casserly resigned as the Texans' GM after the NFL draft. He was passed over last week for a job in the league office that went to Atlanta Falcons executive...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2006; 05:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Toe Problems Continue to Plague Top Draft Pick

Defensive end Mario Williams, the top overall selection in the NFL draft in April, continues to be plagued by toe problems in his early days with the Houston Texans. Williams missed practice time this week because of an infection in a toe. This problem apparently was not related to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2006; 04:16 PM ET | Comments (2)

 

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