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Sunday night the Houston Texans reduced their active roster to 75 players after releasing and making other injury-related roster moves with 15 of their former employed. As always there was a mix of surprises and expected cuts. Season threatening/ending injuries always make the decision a bit easier for the coaches, so since four of the fifteen were walking wounded, the Texans coaches were only really forced to cut eleven players who would have otherwise suited up and continued practicing today.
Among those cut Sunday night were RB Davin Meggett, FB Derrell Smith, WR Bryant Johnson, WR Mario Louis, OT Nick Mondek, G Kasey Studdard, C Thomas Austin, DE Jimmy Saddler-McQueen, LB Omar Gaither, CB Torri Williams, and P Brett Hartmann.
NT Sunny Harris and LB Greg Williams were injured when waived and could be brought back on injured reserve. Rookie K Randy Bullock has been placed on IR and ILB Darryl Sharpton has been placed on the PUP (physically unable to perform) list.
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It was confirmed today by Head Coach Gary Kubiak that second year right tackle Derek Newton will be the starter heading into the 2012 Houston Texans campaign. Despite a camp battle with veteran Rashad Butler, it felt like Butler’s poor play is what gave way to name Newton the week one starter.
Newton did show some bright spots and some potential of being a good NFL football...
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak says Derek Newton has won the starting job at right tackle, beating out Rashad Butler.
The 6-foot-6, 318-pound Newton was a seventh-round draft pick in 2011. Butler, entering his sixth season with Houston, was sidelined much of last season with a left triceps injury. Kubiak met with both players on Monday before announcing his decision.
According to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com, there’s a chance the Houston Texans could get an extension done with linebacker Connor Barwin before the end of this season.
Before i get out of Houston, still a good chance Texans get extension done for Connor Barwin, but very unlikely Schaub deal done in 2012…
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) August 28, 2012
This is a good time to see if we can put together a legitimate 53 man roster for the Texans in our second prediction of the preseason. We released our first prediction at the beginning of last week, now we give it another crack.
Take a look at our second prediction of the 53 man roster
Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, John Beck
Notes: Only change is the...
The final preseason appearance for the majority of the Houston Texans starters saw the New Orleans Saints defeat the hometown team 34-27. The first half of football was action packed with plenty of offense and turnovers in which the turnovers actually proved to be the biggest disappointment for the Texans on Saturday night.
The Texans stayed in their base defense the majority of...
The clock is ticking on the final 53 man roster for the Houston Texans which is due August 31st across the NFL, with the practice squad the following day. With the first cuts announced and with no real big surprises with the initial releases, the ugly part of NFL life is coming up.
There will be 22 players in the unemployment line heading into the weekend, with a possibility...
The Texans have had one of the best offensive lines in the league over the past few years, both in run blocking and pass protection, thanks, in large part, to their scheme and continuity. The scheme is still there, the famous Gary Kubiak zone blocking scheme brought over from Mike Shanahan and the Denver Broncos, where Kubiak was an offensive coordinator from 1995-2005, helping Shanahan...
NEW ORLEANS – The third pre-season game against the perennial NFC power New Orleans Saints featured the starters through the entire first half. It was a matchup that most considered a major test for the Texans’ pass rush and secondary. However, prior to the game, Wade Phillips made it known there would be no blitzing and the defense would operate in its base “vanilla”...