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As we continue the Team Needs series for the 2013 NFL Draft, we proceed to the team with the twenty-seventh overall pick; the Houston Texans. With another year of franchise records being set, the Texans ultimately spun their wheels in 2012 by getting just as far as they did the prior season.
Most thought that the defense would drop off from the previous season and that was confirmed the moment they lost team captain and defensive leader Brian Cushing for the season. A team just doesn’t shake off the loss of an all pro talent like him and the defense never recovered. But it was once the offense went flat, that was all she wrote for the 2012 season. With plenty of gaps to fill and some key free agents likely bolting, here is how I think Gary Kubiak, Rick Smith and the Texans war room will approach the upcoming draft.
It’s easy to look past when Andre Johnson has set so many records, but the Texans haven’t selected a wide receiver in the first two rounds of the draft sinc...
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With the opening of free agency, we decided to look at the top 10 free agent signings in Houston Texans history. The list is short but filled with impact players who have done their part to make a difference when they were brought in to help the Texans.
5. Bernard Pollard
Signed off the scrap heap in 2009, Pollard came into the season in Houston and took matters into his...
The Houston Texans released receiver Kevin Walter as free agency opened on Tuesday.
The 31-year-old Walter signed with the Texans in March 2006 after playing his first three NFL seasons in Cincinnati. He caught 326 passes for 4,093 yards in his seven seasons with the Texans. Walter made 41 catches for 518 yards and two touchdowns and was the Texans' third-leading receiver in...
It was one of those days where the Houston Texans were going to be in wait and see mode and prior to the new league year opening up. There was no good news, the Texans were watching their own free agents board planes and visit other NFL teams. There are some Texans who are no longer with the team and there was some interesting news on who the Texans contacted on the free agent market...
The Houston Texans on day two of free agency lost another starter, but started the process of looking for some help of their own. Pretty interesting news is starting to leak out about the Texans.
Day 2 notes
- The big new of the day is veteran free safety Ed Reed will be visiting Reliant on Thursday. This comes a surprise with so little talk coming out of Houston the past couple...
Houston Texans Draft Needs Will Become Clear Over Next Few Days: Free agency was not too brutal to the Texans on Day One, but time will tell whether that remains the case.
Success has been a long time coming for the Houston Texans,
and now that it appears to have arrived, the real hard work beings—doing it
again. Free agency makes it possible for players to get what they...
The Texans have released receiver Kevin Walter.Fantasy Spin:Walter has served as Houston's No. 2 receiver since 2006 but he has been on the decline over the past four seasons after putting up a career-high 899 yards and eight touchdowns in 2008-09. He had just 518 yards and two scores in 2012.
HOUSTON -- Ed Reed will visit the Houston Texans Thursday, according to the Baltimore Sun.
The 34-year-old Reed, one of the greatest safeties of all time, reached the end of his six-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens and was not re-signed as the Super Bowl champions undergo a restructuring. Linebacker Ray Lewis retired and Baltimore cut safety Bernard Pollard.
So maybe the...
A busy day of free-agent signings for the Detroit Lions continued Thursday with the addition of free safety Glover Quin.
The team announced that Quin will be leaving the Houston Texans for a five-year contract with the Lions.
Quin, 27, started every game for Houston the past three seasons. He finished with 84 tackles, 14 passes defensed and two interceptions for the Texans in 2012...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Lions have reached agreement with former Texans S Glover Quin.
Schefter reported earlier in the day that the Lions wanted to hammer out contract with Glover, Reggie Bush, and Jason Jones and they’ve managed to accomplish this in a matter of a few hours.
They also re-signed CB Chris Houston as well. Detroit’s secondary was in desperate need...
BREAKING NEWSTags: James CaseyPhiladelphia EaglesThe first move the Eagles made in free agency today was to get a versatile lead blocker for LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown. They signed Houston Texans free agent fullback/tight end James Casey to a three-year deal.
He’s 28 years old and a tweener at 6’3″ and 240 pounds. That’s not big for a tight end [...](Read more...)