Posted March 12, 2012 on profootball.scout.com
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Texans to cut Leinart on Tuesday

Matt Leinart's NFL free fall continues. The Houston Texans will officially part ways with the former USC quarterback on Tuesday, ending a disappointing two-year career that saw him play in only two games there. The 2004 Heisman Trophy winner, who was released by the Arizona Cardinals at the end of the 2010 preseason, made his first appearance for Houston in Week 10 last season...

Texans release QB Leinart

The Houston Texans released backup quarterback Matt Leinart on Monday."I appreciate and thank (Texans owner) Mr (Bob) McNair and the Texans organization for giving me the opportunity to play," the former Heisman Trophy winner wrote on his Twitter account. "I will miss the Texans fans and most Importantly my teammates. I have no time to get down, focus is on getting...
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Mario Williams meeting with Bills

The most sought after defensive free agent on the market is in Buffalo being wooed by the Bills, and if they get their way, he won't be leaving town until he signs a deal. 

Source: Free agent DE Williams to visit Bills

A person familiar with discussions has confirmed that star pass-rushing defensive end Mario Williams will visit with the Bills in Buffalo on the first day of NFL free agency. ESPN first reported Williams' scheduled visit with Buffalo earlier on Tuesday. The Associated Press learned of the visit from a person who spoke on the condition of anonymity because talks are ongoing...

Matt Leinart Not Giving Up Dream Of Holding Clipboard In NFL

Maybe you missed the news this week that Matt Leinart was released from the Houston Texans, making him a free agent with a career 8-10 record. If this really is the end of the road he walks away with $23,260,000 in career earnings. Makes us wonder why he’d waste time in March throwing with Carson Palmer and Matt Barkley while there are cold beverages waiting at the bar. Why bother...

Houston Texans Make Surprise Decision To Release Eric Winston

Home to one of the top-tier offensive lines in the league, the cap-strapped Houston Texans made an alarming decision to release right tackle Eric Winston on Monday evening. ProFootballTalk.com noted a week ago that his $5.5 million base salary made him a candidate to be asked to take a pay cut or restructure his contract, but the team’s verdict to cut him just before the start...

Winston cleared to play in two weeks

There is an asterisk attached to the surprising release of long-time Houston Texans right tackle Eric Winston. A source told FOXSports.com that Winston was listed under the "waived/failed physical" designation by the Texans when cut. Winston, though, told FOXSports.com that the billing stems from his having undergone arthroscopic ankle surgery in February. In a text message...

SOTT Draft Profile: T.J. Graham

The next few weeks here on State of the Texans we will be doing some draft profiles of some particular players who could possibly fit into the Texans’ plans. We are not going to try to piece together scouting reports, but we enlist help of bloggers who actually cover the respective player and their school. In this profile we look at N.C. State wide receiver T.J. Graham, and at...

Texans making cuts to keep key players

HOUSTON For a season, the screeching ceased. Free agent defensive backs Johnathan Joseph and Danieal Manning helped set the foundation for a resounding defensive turnaround, and so, too, did rookie end J.J. Watt and rookie linebacker Brooks Reed. After enduring years of skepticism over his personnel evaluation acumen, Texans general manager Rick Smith ably silenced his staunchest...

Mario Williams, Robert Meacham visiting the Bills

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Report: Mario Williams, Robert Meachem to Meet With Buffalo Bills Tuesday Night

Mario Williams is undoubtedly one of the NFL's premier pass rushers, which would make him an intriguing option for the Patriots, who would love to add some help in that department. However, Williams is reportedly visiting an AFC East rival just hours after hitting the open market. The two-time Pro Bowl defensive end will meet with the Buffalo Bills on Tuesday night, according...

2012 NFL Free Agency Open Thread / Discussion

Well its almost here folks. NFL Free Agency. The names are starting to trickle in aren't they? We've just learned Houston Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston is a casualty. He just announced on Twitter that the team has released him. Winston had two years and $11 million remaining on his contract, which included base salaries of $5.5 million in each of the next...
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