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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 critics.
But the mob is fickle, and with the onset of NFL free agency on Tuesday came this harsh reality: Smith will have to prove himself all over again. The Texans claimed their first AFC South title, enjoyed their maiden voyage into the postseason, and earned their initial playoff victory in 2011. They accomplished those milestones while significantly over the salary cap. Chickens inevitably come home to roost.
So when the Texans stared lopping veterans' salaries off their books on Monday, no one should have been surprised. According to NFL.com, the Texans entered free agency roughly 615,000 unde...
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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...
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...
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...
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.
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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...
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...
Business might have just picked up in Berea. After being relatively quiet all day, Twitter has burst with reports that the Browns are engaging the Texans to get Ben Tate. While there isn’t a lot of activity around this rumor just yet, it fits perfectly with Tom Heckert and the Browns’ M.O.
From Auburn, Ben Tate is 23. He is 5’11″ tall and 219 pounds. Most importantly he...
Hot News for DE Mario Williams
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...
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...
Hot News for OT Eric Winston