Found March 21, 2012 on State of the Texans:
Shortly after the Houston Texans traded DeMeco Ryans to the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday, current and former Texans players took to the twitter and gave some strong opinions on the trade. As you will see the Texans players were seriously concerned about the trade, and were upset about the trade. Take a look what was said via twitter.   Owen Daniels ‏@owendaniels @awexler seriously? Meco too??  
Eric Winston @ericwinston‏ Watch you back kid.. @owendaniels your the last ’06 guy left.     Duane Brown @DuaneBrown76‏ Really cant believe this one here……..     JJ Watt @jjwatt99‏ DeMeco is the epitome of a team captain. A true leader, who’ll most definitely be missed. Wishing him nothing but the best. We got this…     Antonio Smith @antoniosmith94‏ Man I leave for a Lil bit and all these changes Rick I trust u dog but come on let me know these things lol     Rashad Butler ‏@RB2cool‏ Damn!!! Tough loss     Wade Smith‏ @Smitty74allday That being said, the show must go on #NextManUp #Texans     Rashad Butler‏ @RB2cool Hate to inform y’all he was one of our most important CORE PLAYERS!     Brandon Harris‏ @HarrisNOFLYZONE Everytime I turn to sports center we getting rid of someone man that’s crazy     Rashad Butler ‏@RB2cool Its a sad day in Houston     You can follow Patrick on Twitter, he is the Editor of State of the Texans and is a draft analyst on Sideline Scouting.      

G.M. Rick Smith Releases Statement

Houston Texans’ General Manager Rick Smith released a statement about the shocking trade he pulled off with the Philadelphia Eagles via the Houston Texans official twitter account:   DeMeco Ryans contributed significantly toward helping us build the foundation we hope will bring a world championship to the city of Houston.  His professionalism and leadership cannot be over...

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Well, knock me over with a feather: after only a decade or so of treating the position like it was something to be found on the dock or carnie circuit, my football laundry actually went out and got themselves an honest to goodness linebacker, trading a fourth and swapping thirds with the Texans for 27-year-old DeMeco Ryans. Or a one-time second round pick from Alabama with a bit...

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