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The price Texans LB Brian Cushing paid for tearing his ACL on a Monday night in October in his native New Jersey was tangible: 11 regular-season games and two playoff games at age 25, when he's just entering the prime of his career.
And that's not even the worst part. To Cushing, what really stings is that what happened on that low block from New York Jets guard Matt Slauson was so completely avoidable.
This week in Indianapolis, the competition committee is staging its initial meetings for the 2013 season, and the idea of eliminating all low blocks is on the table.
Very clearly, Cushing has a horse in this race.
"I'm happy they're taking the initiative to look at this," Cushing said. "To me, it's an acknowledgement that defensive players have to be protected, too. I wasn't the first guy to go down like this; there have been similar injuries. What happened, that's a play that can be eliminated. You look at the play, it doesn't need to be done. So for them to go back and really acknowledge that guys need to be protected, that's moving in the right direction."
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Houston Texans linebacker Connor Barwin played out the final year of his rookie contract, and will likely test the free agency waters, although he'd like to stay with the team.
For the first time this offseason, both sides will meet and try to work out an agreement to keep him in Houston, reports Tania Ganguli of The Houston Chronicle. They plan to meet at the NFL Combine...
#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:...
On Thursday, General Manager Rick Smith said the Houston Texans have made it a priority to re-sign Connor Barwin for the 2013 season and beyond. He is considered a “core-player” according to Smith and the preliminary discussions with Barwin’s agent, Scott Smith (XAM Sports), will start this weekend in Indianapolis at the 2013 NFL Combine. Word is that Barwin was offered...
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That’s right; I said it. The Houston Texans will never win a Super Bowl with Matt Schaub. Before you pass judgment on me; I want to show you facts and statistics.
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The Houston Texans started out the 2012 NFL season with such promise and dominance, quickly becoming the darlings of the NFL. Houston started out of the gates fast, quickly racking up an 11-1 record on the way to becoming the odds on favorite to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl. All the momentum the Texans were riding changed for the worse when the New England Patriots handed...
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Houston Texans approach March and the start of free agency with 19 players set to become unrestricted free agents.
Outside linebacker Connor Barwin and safety Glover Quin top the priority list, and it could prove difficult to retain both.
"He's not only a heck of a player for us. He's a leader in our locker room," Texans head coach Gary Kubiak...
So apparently Arian Foster of the Houston Texans was on Hawaii Five-O this week, and punched a guy in the face. Didn't watch the episode, but word is Foster was pounding some drinks at the bar by himself and ended up punching a guy in the face that was arguing with a hooker.
So then Scott Caan and Taller McAveragehight went to question Foster at
Pro Bowl practice. Pro...
Matt Schaub, QB, Houston Texans
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Former Houston Texans defensive lineman, Jeff Zgonina has rejoined the organization as the team’s assistant defensive line coach. He will be helping current defensive line coach Bill Kollar who has been with the Texans since the 2009 season.
Zgonina is a 17 year NFL veteran who played for seven different teams and joined the Texans as a player in 2007 and played 48 games for the...
It’s been awhile since we’ve seen or really heard from Houston Texans All Pro linebacker Brian Cushing. Cushing tore his ACL after a nasty cut block From the Jets Matt Slauson.
Per the Houston Texans team website, and owner Bob McNair, Cushing is about a week away from jogging, and ahead of schedule in his rehab.
#TexansRadio @briancushing56 (ACL): “I’m about a week out...
The Houston Texans hired Jeff Zgonina as their new assistant defensive line coach on Wednesday.
Zgonina, 42, spent 17 seasons playing defensive tackle in the NFL for eight different teams.
Selected in the seventh round (No. 185 overall) out of Purdue by the Pittsburgh Steelers, Zgonina quickly became an NFL journeyman, spending a season with the Carolina Panthers (1995), Atlanta...
Houston Texans’ Brian Cushing’s rehab is ahead of schedule
in his return from a torn ACL, and the linebacker told Nick Scurfield of
HoustonTexans.com that he is “about a week out from jogging right now.”
#TexansRadio @briancushing56 (ACL): "I’m about a week out of jogging right now. Really looking forward to that."— Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) February 19...