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The final preseason game of the year for the Houston Texans probably has little public appeal. Tonight’s game at home against the Minnesota Vikings will almost exclusively feature the team’s backup players and those fighting for a spot on the final 53-man roster. The starters will not see any of the field as they rest and prepare for their regular season opener in Miami against the Dolphins a week from Sunday. While the casual Texans fan might not be overly excited about tonight’s game, more than any other this game will help to shape the Texans roster and solidify the squad taking the field each week in 2012.
There is plenty of intrigue in tonight’s game across the board. Almost nobody seeing the field tonight is guaranteed a roster spot so for those who like to see players at a high level of intensity should tune in. Those who watch will get a solid dose of QBs Case Keenum and John Beck, probably the highest profile non-starting position battle remaining (#3 QB). The follo...
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Shortly after losing out the starting right tackle position, offensive tackle Rashad Butler was lost for the season with a right triceps injury suffered in the second quarter against the Minnesota Vikings. Despite being just a preseason game, the Texans took a big blow to their offensive tackle depth, and during a post game press conference had Head Coach Gary Kubiak “concerned”...
The last crack at the final 53 Houston Texans roster, with a practice squad too. A few changes for our prediction, and one out of necessity with the Texans losing offensive tackle Rashad Butler for the season with a torn triceps.
Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, John Beck
Running Backs (4)
Arian Foster, Ben Tate, Justin Forsett, Jonathan Grimes
HOUSTON — A 25-year-old fan died after tumbling off an escalator from the fifth to ground floor while attending a preseason Houston Texans’ game at Reliant Stadium, city police said Friday. The man fell during the Thursday game between the Texans and the Minnesota Vikings, Reliant Stadium officials said in a statement. Houston Police Department spokesman John Cannon said he could...
We had a chance to talk to starting left guard Wade Smith about what he saw from the younger players against the Minnesota Vikings. Smith also told us his thoughts on how he has progressed over the preseason, his relationship with Duane Brown and what it is like to have Matt Schaub back in the huddle.
According to CBS Houston, a 45-year old man fell to his death from a escalator at the Houston Texans preseason finale on Thursday night.
A 45-year old man attending the Texans preseason finale against the Minnesota Vikings fell to his death while horse-playing on an escalator at the Coca-Cola Gate near the northeast side of Reliant Stadium.
He was trying to slide down...
Here are a few notes from tonights game against the Minnesota Vikings:
- D.J. Bryant has stated a case to make the Texans as a practice squad player. He was active in pass rush and in run game defense. He has shown flashes of his pass rush capability throughout the season.
- DeVier Posey was better late than never with his first catch of his NFL career. He caught the ball, took...
Chicago has traded fullback Tyler Clutts to the Houston Texans for third-year cornerback Sherrick McManis, a former fifth-round pick in 2010.
By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) -- Kick returner Trindon Holliday has made the Houston Texans' roster, but quarterback Case Keenum has been released.
The 5-foot-5 former LSU track star secured his spot on the team after returning his third kick for a touchdown Thursday night in Houston's last preseason game.
The Texans chose John Beck as their third-string...
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...
It didn't look good when it happened, and it would appear that our worst fears concerning Rashad Butler's injury have been confirmed. Via Twitter, John McClain reports: :Texans OT Rashad Butler is out for season with torn triceps."
Although Butler lost the fight to start at right tackle to Derek Newton, he was invaluable as a backup swing tackle, thanks to his experience...
The Minnesota Vikings ended the preseason Thursday with a 28-24 loss to the Houston Texans, unable to gain any momentum team-wise while finishing the preseason with a 1-3 record.
But this preseason hasnt been about a record; its been about the development and evaluation of a very young roster.
A look at how the team graded out with its backups on the field in the final rehearsal...
In the most recent episode of the Ride The Pine podcast [WATCH NOW Goodbye Andy Roddick] we highlighted a little kid throwing some punches in a fan fight that took place during the August 18th preseason game between the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers. Our good friends at BustedCoverage found the video [and screen grab below] and made the amazing discovery of the little...
1. Houston TexansI’m not quite as sold on the Texans as some, but they should win this division purely on talent.The offense boasts arguably the game’s best running back (Arian Foster), and one of its best wide receivers (Andre Johnson).Plus an offensive line coming off of an impressive season and a productive starting quarterback in Matt Schaub.However, there are cracks in...
The Vikings are playing the Houston Texans, but the competition is more internal than external as final roster dreams will be made and shattered by performances Thursday night. We look at some of the numbers games that will be playing out on the Vikings’ roster.