Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/21/12
The preseason is all about individual improvement and competition for both roster spots and starting positions. There are dozens of these competitions taking place for every NFL team, with the Houston Texans as no exception. No position battle has been more compelling or covered as the one taking place on the Texans’ right side of their offensive line. By now, all Texans fans know the story, Eric Winston and Mike Brisiel have moved on, Antoine Caldwell, Brandon Brooks, Rashad Butler, and Derek Newton in to compete for the two vacant spots. So, midway through the preseason, what is the status of these four players and their respective position battles? Right tackle has always been the more wide-open competition between Rashad Butler and Derek Newton. Head coach Gary Kubiak has said that both RG and RT starters wouldn’t be decided until the end of the preseason, and that surely looks to be true of at least the right tackle spot. To date, there doesn’t appear to be a front-runner. Butl...
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