Found July 21, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:
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The Houston Texans went after Ed Reed in free agency with the hopes that he could be that missing piece of leadership and playmaking ability in a suspect defense. The Texans landed Reed, but now reportedly feel they may have been duped by Reed in regards to the seriousness of his hip condition. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Texans brass “have no clue when Reed will be healthy or ready to play.” Reed told USA Today that he would have a better idea of his status when training camp begins. “I’ll have a better bead on it, as far as my progress.” Reed was brought in to get the Texans over that championship hump, and team officials are generally optimistic that Reed can be ready by week 2 at the latest.

Texans S Ed Reed’s status uncertain

The Houston Texans are lining up to have a terrific defense entering the 2013 season. This will be the case all the more if Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed is able to return to full health by the start of the regular season. However, at this point, John McClain of The Houston Chronicle reports that no one has any idea when Reed will return healthy. The defense has new starters in nose tackle...

Texans Make Four Roster Moves

The Houston Texans have made plenty of roster moves prior to the opening of training camp. One of the moves will open up roster spot for the Texans bring in some different player prior to the first day of practice on Friday.   Texans placed Earl Okine on physically unable to perform list — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) July 22, 2013   Undrafted rookie defensive end, Earl Okine...

Report: Texans Have No Clue When Ed Reed Will Be Ready To Play

The Houston Texans went after Ed Reed in free agency with the hopes that he could be that missing piece of leadership and playmaking ability in a suspect defense. The Texans landed Reed, but now reportedly feel they may have been duped by Reed in regards to the seriousness of his hip condition. The Houston Chronicle is reporting that Texans brass “have no clue when Reed will be...

Houston Texans: 5 key offensive players

After losing in the divisional round of the playoffs for the 2nd straight year the Houston Texans goal for 2013-14 is getting to the Super Bowl. On offense the Texans have been a pretty solid team but feel they needed a few more weapons to get them to their ultimate goal of a Super Bowl title. Here’s a look at the Texans top 5 players on the offensive side of the ball. 1. Arian...

Ed Reed hip injury has Texans guessing when he'll be available

Ed Reed is recovering from offseason hip surgery, and the Houston Texans still don't know when the safety will be able to return, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Last week, Texans general manager Rick Smith said that he hopes Reed will be ready for Week 1 against the San Diego Chargers, but the team has yet to release a firm timetable. Reed suffered the injury...

2013 Texans’ Special Teams Outlook

The special teams key players have received a slight face-lift for the 2013 season.     Special Teams   Jon Weeks The model of consistency for the Texans at long snapper, and a darn good one too. Weeks is spot on with his snaps and the less we hear of his name the better. He will have to get used to a new holder and kicker for the third season in a row. Outlook: What you want...

Texans Sign 2013 Draft Class

The Houston Texans signed wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins today and will make it official tomorrow of the signings of D.J. Swearinger and Brennan Williams for the upcoming season. Here are the financials of each rookies deals.     DeAndre Hopkins, WR #10 DeAndre Hopkins CONTRACT: 4 Yr(s) / $7,620,000 SIGNING BONUS: $3,920,000 *First three years of deal are guaranteed. ...

Texans agree to terms with rookie WR DeAndre Hopkins

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo! Sports, the Houston Texans have agreed to terms with rookie first round pick, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. First-round pick WR DeAndre Hopkins has signed 4-yr deal with Houston — Jason Cole (@JasonPhilCole) July 22, 2013 While it seems like Andre Johnson is slowing down a little, the Texans need Hopkins to come in and make a difference. Hopkins...

Texans sign rookies D.J. Swearinger, Brennan Williams

The Houston Texans finished signing their 2013 draft class today by getting safety D.J. Swearinger and offensive lineman Brennan Williams under contract. Texans have signed S DJ Swearinger and OT Brennan Williams. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) July 22, 2013 The Texans took Swearinger in the second round and Williams in the third round during this past April’s draft.   Need...

Texans sign first-rounder DeAndre Hopkins

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans signed first-round pick receiver DeAndre Hopkins on Monday, giving them seven of nine 2013 draft picks now under contract. Hopkins, who left Clemson after his junior season, is a deep threat who could be the complement for star receiver Andre Johnson that the Texans long have sought. He caught 82 passes and set school records with 1,405 yards...

2013 Texans’ Defensive Line Outlook

The defensive line rotation is pretty much set with the exception of the back up nose tackle position. There could be room for an extra player to sneak on the 53 man roster, but those chances are slim.   Defensive Ends   J.J. Watt Is there anything you can say negative about the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year? Watt comes back healthy this season after an elbow injury...

Texans, WR DeAndre Hopkins Agree on Four Year Deal

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported on Twitter Monday morning that the Houston Texans signed the 27th overall pick in this year’s draft, DeAndre Hopkins, to a four year deal. Per McClain, the deal is worth $7.62 million with a $3.92 million signing bonus. What’s more, the first 3 years are guaranteed. The former Clemson wideout will look to complement Andre Johnson...

Texans enter training camp with concerns over depth

When the Texans take the field Friday for the first of two-a-day practices, coach Gary Kubiak has a couple of concerns he knows must be addressed during training camp and preseason. The first concern involves getting all of the injured players healthy. Kubiak’s philosophy is to bring along injured players slowly, even if they’re 100 percent, such as inside linebacker Brian Cushing...
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