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After seven excruciating long months, the Houston Texans finally take the field again in tonight’s preseason opener against the Carolina Panthers. But as many know, tonight doesn’t actually count for anything, so a full game preview is rather silly. Neither team is game planning or doing any in-game scouting, rather working on aspects of the team that need improvement. Most importantly, THE FINAL SCORE DOESN’T MATTER. The wins and losses of tonight’s game will occur on an individual basis as players fight for roster spots and regular season play time. Instead, lets lay out the game tonight and what fans should be looking for out of the starters and backups.
First, the starters on both offense and defense will only play about 12-15 snaps according to team sources. This should roughly take the starters to the near end of the first quarter, and then they’ll be done for the night. The Texans already know what they have from many of their starters, so avoiding injury takes top priorit...
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Right tackle and second year player for the Houston Texans Derek Newton talked to us about his new expectations surrounding him coming into the season.
Newton let us in on how Arkansas State has helped him now as a Texan, and how working against Connor Barwin, Brooks Reed and Whitney Mercilus has helped him for the games.
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Matt Schaub declared the rust gone after his first action in nine months.
Schaub led one scoring drive and threw an interception in his first game since breaking his right foot last season, and the Houston Texans beat the Carolina Panthers 26-13 on Saturday night in the preseason opener for both teams.
Schaub completed three passes for 52 yards on Houston's opening drive, including...
Go ahead, you try telling Carolina's Byron Bell and Thomas Keiser the NFL preseason doesn't matter.
They know better.
Bell and Keiser arrived at Panthers training camp last summer as undrafted rookies and heavy underdogs to make the 53-man roster. Both overcome those odds after strong performances in the preseason.
Bell made the opening-day roster and started 12 games...
Last season, Cam Newton impressed everyone in the NFL with his amazing record setting rookie season with the Carolina Panthers. Cam Newton never once let up and showed game after game that he truly was the real deal. Even critics couldn’t deny that Cam proved them wrong as most expected Cam to be a bust [...]
The Carolina Panthers announced this evening that they have extended the contract of RB Jonathan Stewart. The terms of the five year extension are a reported deal worth $36.5 million with $22 million guaranteed. The Panthers have now handed out over $40 million in guaranteed money in the last two seasons to running backs. Last season, the Panthers give fellow running back DeAngelo...
I may have been one of the harshest Cam Newton critics coming into last season. I knew he had talent, it just wasn’t conventional talent that typically translated to immediate NFL success, and I am not afraid to admit when I am wrong.
He had a historically good rookie season, putting up gaudy statistics, and winning over skeptics from all over the vast sea of haters known as...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Panthers have reached a five-year contract extension with running back Jonathan Stewart.
Financial terms of the deal weren't immediately available.
Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says the team is "thrilled" to keep Stewart around to pair with fellow running back DeAngelo Williams, who received a five-year contract last year, and...
Actions speak louder than words and in Cam Newton’s case his body language during the fourth quarter of games speaks volumes. So much so that two of his teammates felt the need to talk to him about it last season. Newton speaking to the media a few days after a win against the Houston Texans [...]
The Carolina Panthers guaranteed their one-two punch at running back would stay intact by signing Jonathan Stewart to a five-year contract extension Saturday. The deal, which runs through 2017, is worth between $36.5 million and $42.5 million, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported. Stewart is guaranteed $22.5 million, per Schefter's source. Stewart's deal comes one year...