Originally written on State of the Texans  |  Last updated 10/22/14

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 14: Head coach Gary Kubiak of the Houston Texans watches from the sidelines during preseason NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on August 14, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
#Texans GM Rick Smith & head coach Gary Kubiak at the podium #NFLCombine twitter.com/NickScurfield/… — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Smith called the Combine a “critical piece to the evaluation process.” Important to see best of best in a competitive environment #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 #Texans GM Rick Smith: “We’re going to hopefully draft an impact player in the 1st round. That’s always the goal.” #NFLCombine — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 “He’s very capable of being a stack player, playing inside in a 3-4. That could happen.” Kubiak on Brooks Reed #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Rick Smith: Re-signing Connor Barwin is a high priority. “I talk all the time about our core players, & Connor certainly is a part of that.” — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Rick Smith on Whitney Mercilus: “I am excited about his future. That jump from year 1 to year 2 has to be exponential.” #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 “I think it continues to be a big focus for us as an organization…important that we continue to strengthen our team (there)” Kubiak on WRs — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Kubiak said he’s always looking at QBs, but he thinks a lot of TJ Yates & Case Keenum & their ability to push Matt Schaub #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 “It continues to be a big focus for us. … I do have a young guy in Lestar Jean that I think a lot of,” Kubiak on WRs. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) February 21, 2013 Rick Smith doesn’t rule out franchising safety Glover Quin. Says they want to keep all their options open as long as possible. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) February 21, 2013 “he adds explosiveness, he adds pass rush. … That jump from year one to year two has to be exponential,” rick smith on Mercilus. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) February 21, 2013 #Texans coach Gary Kubiak says an additional WR to go with Andre Johnson is a focus for this offseason. — Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) February 21, 2013 #Texans coach Gary Kubiak: “We’ve got a young football team. We’ve got a lot of young guys that now have experienced 4 playoff games.” — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013 Kubiak says #Texans would like to have free agent FB/TE James Casey back. — Terry McCormick (@terrymc13) February 21, 2013 Smith called the Combine a “critical piece to the evaluation process.” Important to see best of best in a competitive environment #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 21, 2013
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