Found April 28, 2012 on
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By CHRIS DUNCAN
AP Sports Writer
HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans added more depth to their offensive line on Saturday, taking Georgia center Ben Jones with their first fourth-round pick.
The 6-foot-2, 300-pound Jones should back up Chris Myers, who re-signed with the Texans in free agency.
The Texans finished 10-6 last season and won their first AFC South title to earn the franchise's first playoff berth. The offensive line was a strength, setting franchise records for yards rushing (2,448) and rushing attempts (546).
Houston has four more picks on Saturday -- Nos. 121, 161, 195 and 233 overall. Houston selected Illinois defensive end Whitney Mercilus in the first round, and Ohio State receiver DeVier Posey and Miami (Ohio) offensive lineman Brandon Brooks in the third round.
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According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, since the Houston Texans drafted former Ohio State wide receiver DeVier Posey in the 3rd round of the NFL draft, they’ll now attempt to trade veteran receiver Jacoby Jones.
John McClain of the Houston Chronicle mentioned on his Twitter feed that Jones took less money to stay with the Texans, but the fans have since turned on him and it’s...
With the 76th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Houston Texans select… Brandon Brooks, Guard, Miami, OH
Weight 353 lbs.
Described by Mike...
Texans-Titans, what’s the big deal? Should ESPN be ashamed of this massive fail during last night’s draft coverage? No, the people who should be ashamed are those that wasted a Friday night watching the NFL Draft. You know who wasn’t getting laid last night? Those guys who were at home paying attention to Eddie George announcing the #52 draft pick.
The biggest pick news of...
With the 121st overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft the Houston Texans select… Keshawn Martin, WR, Michigan State University.
Weight: 192 lbs.
Arms: 31 ½”
HOUSTON Perhaps the most tangible indication of exactly how far the Texans have come as a franchise and precisely where they are heading as a team in 2012 manifested on Friday night and Saturday afternoon.
While there was little doubt that the Texans garnered value in acquiring two picks (Nos. 68 and 126 overall) from the Buccaneers in exchange for sliding back 10 slots from No...
Five things I'm thinking about this weekend while wondering if, just a little bit, the fact that Whitney Mercilus' name sounds like "merciless" made the Texans like him.
1. Something that seems true (and totally is): The Rockets are just about the most depressing thing.
They keep finishing with a winning record, but keep finishing outside the playoffs. They are...
Free agent quarterback Matt Leinart is scheduled to visit the Oakland Raiders next week. Leinart will compete with Terrelle Pryor for the backup quarterback spot to Carson Palmer, according to ESPN, but Leinart would have an inside track on the job ahead of Pryor. If Leinart signs with Oakland, he will reunite with offensive coordinator Greg Knapp, who coached him in Houston...
The Houston Texans are reportedly trying to trade receiver/returner Jacoby Jones after drafting Ohio State receiver DeVier Posey with the 68th overall pick.
Jones, 27, hasn't produced much on the field with only 512 yards receiving last season and two touchdowns.
It will be difficult for the Texans to make a trade as Jones has $3 million base salary.
The Texans may get a seventh...
The Houston Texans added another pass rusher in the fourth round, taking Nebraska defensive end Jared Crick.
The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Crick made 22 tackles, including three for loss, in an injury-shortened 2011 season. He finished in Nebraska's top in career sacks (20), even after tearing a chest muscle in the sixth game of his final year.
Earlier in the fourth round, Houston...
TEXANS PROFILE: JARED CRICK
With the 126th pick of the 2012 NFL Draft the Houston Texans select Jared Crick, DE from the University of Nebraska.
The Texans hit a homerun with this pick deep in the fourth round not only did they get exceptional value, but they got a second round talent deep in the draft. I believe Jared Crick could have been drafted much higher, but due...
According to ESPN reporter Adam Schefter, the Houston Texans are going to attempt to trade WR/KR Jacoby Jones. Houston acquired Ohio State WR/KR DeVier Posey in the third-round of the 2012 NFL Draft on Friday. That move now makes Jones expendable.
Schefter reports on Twitter, that Houston should start fielding offers for the veteran receiver on Saturday as the final four rounds of...