Found August 01, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
With the 2012 NFL Regular Season just over a month away from kicking into full swing, the excitement seems to be elevating with each passing day.  For fans of the Houston Texans, optimism is at an all-time high, with the team now becoming a rather popular pick among pundits to make its first-ever trip to the big stage in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. However, injuries prevented Houston from reaching its full potential last season and appears to already be putting a damper on its high hopes heading into 2012.  Star receiver Andre Johnson suffered a slight groin injury on Sunday, and albeit he should be back next week, the team is now holding its breath after another key piece to the puzzle went down on Wednesday.   Photo Credit: Duane Brown, a former first-round selection (26th overall) by the Texans in 2008 and the team’s star left tackle injured his left ankle during a running play on Wednesday.  The 6-4, 320-pound tackle was able to walk off the field on his ...

Texans Training Camp: Another Scare

Full pads were on for the 6th day of camp, and the Houston Texans did receive a scare to one of their star players.     - Duane Brown, starting left tackle, got kicked on his left ankle when he got rolled up from behind. Brown played two plays after the incident, but couldn’t continue. After evaluation they shut him down for they day and he headed in for a MRI. The MRI came...

Houston Texans LT Duane Brown Injuries Ankle, Will Be Okay

As if fans of the Houston Texans weren’t already on edge with yet another injury to star wide receiver Andre Johnson, left tackle Duane Brown went down with a left ankle injury Wednesday morning, furthering the unrest among Texan Nation. Brown was taken to the hospital for x-rays, which came back negative on any major damage. Brown suffered nothing more than a bad bruise...

Texans DE J.J. Watt carted off field with an elbow injury

The Houston Texans continue to struggle with injuries as DE J.J. Watt left practice Thursday with an elbow injury. Please click the link below to read this article

Watt could miss training camp with injury

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt could miss the rest of training camp with an elbow injury sustained Thursday in practice. Via his Twitter account Watt said Thursday afternoon he would be ready for Houston's season opener against the Miami Dolphins Sept. 9. "Adversity makes you stronger," Watt said. "I will be on the field against the Dolphins. Better...

Watt dislocates elbow; should be OK

Houston Texans' defensive end J.J. Watt has dislocated his left elbow and will miss some practice time, but the team doesn't believe his injury is serious. Houston coach Gary Kubiak says ''all the tests came back good'' and they expect him to be OK in time for the team's opener Sept. 9 against Miami. Kubiak didn't rule out Watt playing in the preseason...

2012 Houston Texans: Best and Worst-Case Scenarios

If it wasn’t for all of the injuries that the Texans had in the 2011 season, they would have had a good chance of scrapping their way to the Super Bowl. Although they made a valiant effort and made it to the playoffs led by rookie quarterback T.J. Yates, the elusive Super Bowl was not in the cards. However, the 2012 season looks very bright for Houston and they are poised to...

Offensive Position Battles Heating up on Day Four of Houston Texans Training Camp

Not to beat a dead horse, but in case you’ve been living under a rock this entire offseason, you know that the Houston Texans have question marks on offense at wide receiver and along their offensive line. The uncertainty at starting positions is never good heading into training camp, but in fairness, the Texans did the next best thing and loaded up on talent at these spots in...

Texans' Watt leaves practice with elbow injury

Defensive end J.J. Watt left the Texans' practice on Thursday with an elbow injury. Watt got his arm caught up at the end of a running play and was taken to the training room by a cart, according to the Houston Chronicle. Coach Gary Kubiak did not have an update on Watt's status immediately after practice. It continues a rough week for the Texans, who have already seen...

Schaub healthy and ready to lead Texans

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Matt Schaub joined the Houston Texans in 2007 and helped build their offense into one of the most potent in the league. When the Texans finally reached the playoffs last season, he was forced to watch as a spectator after a foot injury ended his season prematurely. Now he's back, and coach...

Watt dodges 'bullet' with dislocated elbow

Defensive end J.J. Watt is expected to be ready in time for the regular season after dislocating his left elbow Thursday. Watt got his arm tangled up at the end of a running play. Athletic trainer Geoff Kaplan popped the elbow back into place and Watt was taken to the training room on a cart. "We dodged another bullet," said Texans coach Gary Kubiak, referring to a...

Texans secondary looks for more in 2012

(Eds: APNewsNow. Will be updated. With AP Photos.) By KRISTIE RIEKEN AP Sports Writer Cornerback Johnathan Joseph and defensive coordinator Wade Phillips arrived in Houston last year and found the NFL's worst pass defense. The two and safety Danieal Manning helped transform the unit into one of the league's best as the Texans made the playoffs for the first time. The one...

Wade Phillips Can Already See J.J. Watt Headed For Hall of Fame

Photo Credit: After just his rookie season, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has cracked our list of the Top 100 NFL Players of 2012 at the N0. 96 overall spot and is already being projected to the Hall of Fame by his defensive coordinator Wade Phillips. “He’s going to be a bust — not a first-round bust but a bust in the Hall of Fame,” Phillips said...
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