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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 healthy and being ready to go again!"Leinart got the chance to start for Houston last season after Matt Schaub broke a bone in his right foot on Nov. 13, but the left-handed quarterback fractured his collarbone in his first start in relief on Nov. 27.The 28-year-old was selected 10th overall in the 2006 draft by the Arizona Cardinals.
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The Houston Texans have reportedly cut backup quarterback Matt Leinart. The former Heisman trophy winner and 10th pick in the 2006 draft will now try to kick-start his career somewhere else.
After supposedly swooping in as a late contestant in the Peyton Manning sweepstakes, the Texans now decided to take themselves out of the running.
On Tuesday, just minutes before free agency began, Texans owner Bob McNair shot down the Manning-to-Houston rumors, saying the team is content with Matt Schaub as its starter, the Houston Chronicle reports.
“We’ve got a quarterback...
Headed into free agency this off-season, defensive end Mario Williams figured to be one of the most highly sought after players available. And until quarterback Peyton Manning jumped in head first, that’s exactly the way it would have played out.
Still, Williams isn’t likely to find himself searching for suitors, and multiple sources have indicated that the first stop on his...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Peyton Manning will not be joining the Houston Texans.
The Texans were interested in Manning, even before he became a free agent last week. The Texans are pleased with starting quarterback Matt Schaub.
There were two reports on Monday that said the Texans would pursue Manning. The Texans are to be...
Written by: Matthew BlunkGary Kubiak and the Texans finally got around to winning the AFC North, albeit during the one season Peyton Manning wasn't around to decide otherwise. Nevertheless, Houston won the division and hosted its first playoff game in franchise history (and won).But the Texans were outclassed in the divisional round. Perhaps if Matt Schaub had been healthy, it...
I thought that nothing would eclipse the Brett Favre watch of the last few seasons, but once again, I’m surprised. The rumor mill surrounding QB Peyton Manning and where he might land is in full swing, this afternoon linking the Houston Texans to the former Indianapolis Colts signal caller.
ESPN reported early on in the Manning Sweepstakes that 12 teams made an inquiry...
Mario Williams will wait one more day to decide if the Buffalo Bills will be his future employer.
The Bills announced that Williams will spend a second straight night in the area before returning to the team's headquarters Thursday morning.
Williams, the top defensive player on the free-agent market, was joined by his fiance Wednesday for a second day of meeting with team officials...
Houston Texans offensive tackle Eric Winston announced on Twitter that the team has released him. "Unfortunately I have bad news. The Texans have decided to release me today," Winston wrote. "Although it is a surprise, I have nothing but positive memories and great relationships that I have built over the years. While my future seems uncertain, I am confident I will...
The Cowboys agreed to terms on a two-year deal with fullback Lawrence Vickers from the Houston Texans, according to a source. Financial terms were not disclosed. Vickers, a six-year veteran from Beaumont, Texas, played in 14 games last season. He only had one carry and had two special teams tackles for the Texans. Vickers was the lead running back for Arian Foster, who rushed for...
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As we head directly into the teeth of NFL Free Agency, Players View will keep you updated on who went, whose coming and what’s next.
March 12- As the day comes to a close a variety of name players are already on the move as teams struggle to clear cap space by tomorrow at 4 p.m. CST when the new league year starts.
Philadelphia wideout/kick returner Desean Jackson is reportedly...
Noteworthy is that 87 of those 438 free agents (19.9 percent) have played at least 10 seasons. Assuming Peyton Manning is signed by Tuesday afternoon, who (other than Houston's Mario Williams) makes NFL insider Howard Balzer's list?
The Texans made a head scratching move yesterday, cutting Eric Winston, their right tackle who was ProFootballFocus’ 11th rated offensive tackle and who had not missed a start since 2006. Winston was owed 5.5 million in 2012, but you can’t argue he’s not worth that. In a weak offensive tackle class that includes the injury prone (Jared Gaither, Demetrius Bell), the unproven...