Found March 16, 2012 on
State of the Texans:
The Houston Texans after looking like a bleak offseason with many questionable moves came back in a big way when they retained their Pro Bowl starting center Chris Myers. According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Myers inked a 4-year deal, worth $25 million, including a fully guaranteed $14 million. This comes on the heels of the Texans losing their starting right guard Mike Brisiel to the Oakland Raiders to a 5 year deal worth up to $20 million dollars.
The Texans were reeling after losing star defensive end Mario Williams jumped ship for Buffalo, and in a cap saving move the Texans cut loose right tackle Eric Winston who started 87 consecutive games for the team. They were in jeopardy of losing 3 offensive line starters from the 2011 season, in which the Texans offensive line dominated the line of scrimmage in the run game. With keeping the “leader” of the offensive line the Texans have stopped the bleeding for a moment during the free agency period.
The Texans offensive line looks to be shaping up as we speak with the following:
LT Duane Brown, LG Wade Smith, C Chris Myers, RG Antoine Caldwell, RT Rashad Butler
Both Caldwell and Butler have starting experience with Caldwell with 13 games and Butler with 4 to his credit.
BEST OF MAXIM
Mario Williams was honest in his summarization of his Texans experience and beyond simply complimentary in his praise for Gary Kubiak as a coach and a person. Williams also sounded relieved that the whole free agent experience is over.
"It was a great run," Williams said Thursday evening from his home in North Carolina upon returning from signing his deal with the Bills...
The 2011-2012 season brought the Houston Texans their first playoff appearance in franchise history. The Texans’ defense, under leadership of Wade Phillips, adopted a 3-4 scheme. They finished the season as league leaders in total defense. Arian Foster and Ben Tate accompanied the feisty defense with a combined 2,166 rushing yards. The Texans’ great balance proved...
A rumor surfaced yesterday that the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans were in discussions regarding a possible trade for RB Ben Tate. The Cleveland Browns are in need of a running back now that Peyton Hillis has departed via free agency and given the injury history of RB Montario Hardesty. The move would make sense for the Cleveland Browns but I feel that this would...
Everyone in Houston can now waive a sigh of relief.
After the cap-strapped Houston Texans cut ties with the likes of Eric Winston and Lawrence Vickers and watched Mike Brisiel and Mario Williams sign elsewhere, there was a sense that the team which had finally cracked the playoffs for the first time in franchise history (and won its first game in the postseason) was headed in the...
According to Jason LaCanfora of the NFL Network, the Houston Texans have re-signed center Chris Myers to a four-year deal worth $25 million with $14 million fully guaranteed.
At one point the Texans were worried they might lose Myers in free agency, but in the end they were able to work something out.
The best thing for Myers to do was to stay with the Texans, since he’s a perfect...
The Houston Texans are quickly finding out how easy it is to go from the hunter to the hunted.
In a move that surprised no one that pays attention to a little thing called the salary cap, they have lost star defensive end/outside linebacker Mario Williams to the Buffalo Bills in free agency. A rumored six year deal costing $100 million with half of it guaranteed....
Houston Texans defensive end Mario Williams (90) tries to get around San Diego Chargers tight end Randy McMichael (81) in the first half at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on November 7, 2010. The Chargers defeated the Texans 29-23. UPI/Aaron M. Sprecher
When I asked one former NFL VP of Player Personnel about whether or not he thought Mario Williams would wind up in Buffalo...
Star defensive end Mario Williams will be taking his services to Buffalo next year to play for the Bills. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Williams has signed a 6-year deal with the Bills worth up to 100 Million, with 50 Million guaranteed. Before being hampered by injuries last year, Williams was one of the best DE’s in the league. The former first pick in the 2006 draft has...
Last year we all learned that the Houston Texans were a much better team by design than perhaps some anticipated or even believed. But despite being that well-oiled machine that was a stone’s throw away from the 2011 AFC Conference, a few small issues did stand in the way of their magical advancement; issues that will be addressed in the 2012 NFL Draft.
The two major focal points...