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Houston Texans fans have reason to be a little miffed at one of the team's top acquisitions of the off-season, former Baltimore Ravens safety Ed Reed. Maybe--just maybe--the team would not have pursued him as hard as they did if they had know about this hip issue that caused him to have surgery recently.
Problems like that may become a bit easier for teams to find out if a new league wide electronic records system gets implemented as expected.
The idea is pretty simple.When a player gets hurt the team enters the info into a database. At a later date when say another team is looking to sign him they don't have to count on him to learn his full injury history (which can obviously affect negotiations). They'll just have to type his name into the system and see what his past team(s) have entered (since the whole league will share the system.
It makes sense. Most hospitals have something similar so that when we go from one doctor to another they can pull up a patients medical history so that they can treat the patient better (assuming the doctors are part of the same network of course).
"What you should have in this system is a way for any team interested in signing a player – with player permission – a chance to access his records so there aren't disclosure issues," the league source said.
A handful of teams are expected to try the system out with the entire league possibly using it as early as the '14 season.
Not everyone is happy about this of course. At least one agent has spoken out against it, and thinks that it will only encourage players not to disclose injuries to their current team in fear that it will hamper their negotiating power in the future. One agent has said:
"I would advise my clients to seek outside doctors and not report anything to the team if they're going to share information...But I don't want everything my player does to get reported to every team. No way."
The only reason not to let teams know everything about a player's injury history is because the agent and player want to try and hide it from the team so they can get paid more even though they know he can't perform up to par (because of the unsaid injury).
Now I know that players still have to pass physicals and teams will often have injury clauses in contracts, but wouldn't doing business be so much easier if guys went ahead and had their cards on the table from the start?
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Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt tweeted out his new shoe that Nike will be releasing.
Introducing the Mega Watt
Coming Soon. #MegaWatt twitter.com/JJWatt/status/…
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) May 23, 2013
OTAs open up today for the Houston Texans and one of the big storylines heading into them are the injuries the team is dealing with. There have been offseason surgeries the team has dealt with and a few injuries that will effect the roster heading into week one.
Here is a look at some injuries to watch moving forward.
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Move over Air Jordan.
There is about to be a new shoe on the market.
J.J. Watt is getting his own brand of shoes courtesy of Nike, dubbed the "MegaWatt" according to the Texans star's Twitter page.
Watt does a fine job of giving his fans just a taste of the new kicks, stating only "coming soon. MegaWatt" in a tweet sent out on Wednesday evening.
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak delivered some pretty good news when he spoke at the team’s OTAs on Monday, as he described the Achilles rehabilitation process of second-year wide receiver DeVier Posey as “ahead of schedule,” according to Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. Photo Credit: HoustonTexans.com Kubiak also noted that Posey remains a candidate to open...
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Houston Texans linebacker Brooks Reed underwent surgery to
repair his torn groin in January following the end of the team’s season. Now,
as the Texans begin OTAs today, Reed is recovered and completely healthy,
according to Dave Zangaro of CSN Houston.
The procedure was revealed by defensive coordinator Wade
Phillips last week, and Reed told reporters yesterday that he underwent...
While Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing isn’t sure if
he’ll be ready for the first practice of the team’s upcoming training camp, he
did tell reporters – including Nick Scurfield of HoustonTexans.com – that he’ll
“definitely” be on the field for the first game of the regular season.
“My return is right around the corner, so that’s a good
The Houston Texans are again the favorites to win the AFC South, at least according to the Las Vegas sportsbook Bovada.
The overunder on Houston's win total is set at 10.5. Only two teams, the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, have a higher overunder, both settling in at 11.5.
The Dallas Cowboys' number is 8.5, so while that big contract extension may have done...
Houston Texans and 1st round draft pick wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins threw out the first pitch of the Houston Astros game versus the Kansas City Royals.
Here are some pictures of the pitch
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— Deandre Hopkins (@Nukdabomb) May 22, 2013
The @houstontexans‘ DeAndre Hopkins signs autographs for #Astros fans before the game. twitter...
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So with that in mind the NFL announced...
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“My return is right around the corner, so that’s a good feeling,” Cushing said on Monday after...
Matt Elam will be asked to pick up where Ed Reed left off. (Credit)
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