Found January 01, 2012 on
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HOUSTON -- Garrett Graham already had his number called, contributing in an expected capacity as the Texans' third-string-turned-backup tight end with a 24-yard catch in the third quarter Sunday at Reliant Stadium.
Late in the fourth quarter, Graham experienced the unexpected. Starting outside linebacker Brooks Reed had played way too many snaps in a game that meant little to the Texans, and reserve Bryan Braman had departed prematurely due to a stinger. Graham was drafted as the "next man up" despite not having taken a snap on defense since high school.
"I was excited. I didn't know what was going on at first," Texans inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans said while flashing a broad smile. "I was like, OK, we're going to throw him out there at outside linebacker.' He did a good job staying outside. He did his job and we got a caused fumble on there. He's our secret weapon to get us that turnover there at the end."
As Ryans noted, the Te...
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The Houston Texans had the AFC South division clinched, so their playoff fate was pretty much sealed. They were penciled in as the #3 seed in the AFC and were hosting a playoff game next week despite the outcome of today's tilt with the Tennessee Titans.
Apparently Texans rookie linebacker Bryan Braman didn't get that memo. But hey, when you are an undrafted rookie out...
Ready or not, the Houston Texans are only days away from the franchise's first playoff game.
Houston (10-6) was locked into the No. 3 seed in the AFC playoffs before Sunday's finale against Tennessee. The Texans will face the Bengals (9-7), who got into the postseason despite losing to Baltimore in their finale.
Last week, Texans players talked about the importance of regaining...
If there's one thing that we can take away from Sunday's Texans-Titans game, it's that Bryan Braman is a mad man. Braman lost his helmet while covering a punt in the first quarter, but the Houston linebacker didn't let it stop him from making a play. Braman continued to pursue Marc Mariani, and he eventually tracked him down. Rather than going low or simply pushing...
HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans didn't need to win, and did not. The Tennessee Titans needed to win, and did. It was the game that smoothly combined the principles of both American football and socialism.
It wasn't exactly Utopia -- it wasn't exactly interesting the whole time, even -- but the Titans left the stadium happy and the Texans left it not all that sad, and...
The NFL rescinded the $7,500 fine it had levied against Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown for unnecessary roughness in a 24-14 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars in October, according to the Houston Chronicle.
According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Houston Texans quarterback T.J. Yates should be able to play this week against the Bengals in the Wild Card round of the playoffs despite suffering a bruised left Shoulder during Sunday’s loss to the Titans. This is good news for the Texans, since the last thing they would want at this [...]
Texans coach Gary Kubiak talked all week about playing to win this week against the Titans. His actions on Sunday morning indicate a different approach. The Texans declared Arian Foster, Owen Daniels, and Johnathan Joseph among others inactive for Sunday’s game against Tennessee. None of the above have serious injuries. This is disastrous news for the Jets,…
Don’t expect Jake Delhomme to start a playoff game next week. Texans starting quarterback T.J. Yates left Houston’s game in the first quarter on Sunday, but the Texans say he could have re-entered the game. It’s no surprise, then, that Yates said after the game he would be ready to start next week. Coach Gary…
Head coach Gary Kubiak noted that wide receiver Andre Johnson will be on a snap count in the 45-50 range in Houston's opening round playoff tilt vs. Cincinnati.
Johnson is still recovering from his hamstring injury, and Kubiak does not feel that the star receiver is ready to handle a full game yet.
Texans running back Arian Foster and cornerback Johnathan Joseph, both selected to the Pro Bowl this week, are inactive for Sunday's regular-season finale against Tennessee. Tight end Owen Daniels is also inactive for the Texans (10-5), who are locked into the No. 3 seed for the AFC playoffs, regardless of the outcome of their game.
Over the last two weeks Texans fans have come down harder than an ecstasy fueled rave on the beaches of Ibiza. The serotonin rush has evaporated. The energy has been sucked out. The sun is up. Nothing looks quite as fantastical. Reality has set in.
We have no quarterback. We’ve lost to two inferior teams. Our thoroughbred receiver has a bum leg and our defensive mastermind...