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State of the Texans:
The Houston Texans have already ruled out Brooks Reed (Groin), Derek Newton (Knee), Jonathan Joseph (Hamstring and Groin), Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring) and Bradie James (Hamstring) for the Sunday game against the Tennessee Titans.
Also, Alan Ball will be a game time decision with a foot injury which could lead to moving Brice McCain into the starting lineup with second year corner back Brandon Harris getting more defensive snaps at the nickel corner position.
Majority of the back ups played plenty of snaps against the Detroit Lions in their Thanksgiving game, but this could be good for the Texans who are trying to get their team healthy for the stretch run.
The Following Should Start on Sunday vs. the Titans
Whitney Mercilus for Reed at outside linebacker
Ryan Harris for Newton at right tackle
Alan Ball or Brice McCain for Joseph at corner back
Barrett Ruud for James at inside linebackers
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According to reports Houston Texans defense end J.J. Watt was fined for a Thanksgiving hit on Detroit Lions quarterback Matt Stafford. He was docked $15,750 by the NFL for what look liked a legal hit.
Some questions come into to play, like was it an illegal hit? He wasn’t flagged during the game, but it was enough to draw a fine.
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HOUSTON -- Suddenly the Houston Texans are broken. Not as a franchise, and not their season. Not metaphorically broken. Actually broken. Like with injuries.
Out for Sunday's game against Tennessee are cornerback Johnathan Joseph, linebacker Bradie James, linebacker Brooks Reed, right offensive tackle Derek Newton and guard Antoine Caldwell. But that's only the surface of...
It’s not often we talk about other players not associated with the Houston Texans, but the name of Oakland Raiders inside linebacker Rolando McClain has come up. According to multiple sources, the former 8th overall pick (2010 NFL Draft) is set to “no longer” be a Raider.
These tweets came out about McClain and his recent comments.
Former Bama LB Rolando McClain no...
SONG THAT NEVER ENDS
Lions defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham ripped Matt Schaub for his comments about Ndamukong Suh and defended Suh's hit.
The Houston Texans make the trip to Tennessee looking to improve on their 5 game winning streak against the AFC South rival Titans. The Texans are 10-1 and can lock in a playoff spot with a win against the 4-7 Titans, who are 2-3 at home this year. Safety Danieal Manning knows the importance of this game. When asked about it, he said, “It’s huge. It’s a long season...
Houston Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt was fined $15,750 for striking Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford in the head/neck area in the fourth quarter of their Nov. 22 game, according to NFL.com. No penalty was called on the play. Otherwise, it would have put Detroit in field-goal range at the 30-yard line and in position to win the game. Houston eventually won 34-31 in OT.
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer The Houston Texans defense was a major hit, literally, in its first year under Wade Phillips, finishing the 2011 season with a franchise-record 44 sacks.
Statistically, this year's defense stacks up well with last year's unit, and defensive end J.J. Watt has emerged as one of the NFL's top pass rushers...
To help get a better eye on the Texans before this week's game, I once again turned to Steph Stradley. Steph was voted the ultimate Texans fan in 2006 and when not practicing law in Houston writes the Texans Chick blog on the Houston Chronicle's website. You can also follow her on Twitter @StephStradley, where she says smart things about the Texans and mean things about Bud...
Tennessee middle linebacker Colin McCarthy will not play Sunday against the Houston Texans due to a concussion.
McCarthy has not practiced since suffering a concussion in last week's loss at Jacksonville. He has missed four games previously this season with a high right ankle sprain hurt in the season opener against New England. Tim Shaw will replace McCarthy in the base defense...
Injuries have left the Houston Texans linebacking corps very thin.
With star Brian Cushing (knee) out for the season and starter Brooks Reed out indefinitely with a groin injury, young players Whitney Mercilus and Darryl Sharpton will have to step up to keep the defense rolling as the Texans (10-1) play for postseason positioning.
Coach Gary Kubiak says of the group: ''...