Found July 29, 2013 on
The Houston Texans have added some more much-needed depth at linebacker as former Denver Broncos linebacker Joe Mays worked out and signed with the club on Monday, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Joe Mays worked out after morning practice and was signed. Texans need ILB depth. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) July 29, 2013 [RELATED: Texans Have Huge Expectations For DeAndre Hopkins] Mays isn’t exactly a household name around the NFL. The former 2008 sixth round pick (No. 200 overall) out of South Dakota State played in just six games (four starts) and made just 20 tackles with the Broncos last year and lost his starting job to washed-up veteran Keith Brooking before suffering a severe leg and ankle fracture in late October. The 5-11, 250-pound linebacker also received a one-game suspension and $50,000 fine for the helmet-jarring hit he delivered in the third week of the 2012 NFL season on Texans quarterback Matt Schaub, which clipped off a tiny piece of his...
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
The Houston Texans went their first day of shells today and contact for the 2013 season. There was plenty of extra excitement among the players leading into the first contact of the season.
- Antonio Smith stole the show on the early part of the practice session when he stopped three running plays in a row. The first two plays were made in the backfield and the...
Last season, the running back position was much more up in the air at the top. Adrian Peterson was returning from a major knee injury, and several key players were having one thing or another hold them back. Now that Peterson is coming off one of the greatest seasons of all-time for a running back, everyone is playing for second place until he is dethroned. After Peterson, who are...
The first full day of pads and the Houston Texans started showing some tried legs out on the field. ESPN’s Sportscenter was live from camp today and added to a busy day at the Methodist Training Center.
- Andre Johnson, Johnathan Joseph, Owen Daniels and Owen Daniels were all healthy watchers today at practice.
- Nose tackle Terrell McClain had a big day...
The Houston Texans have waived/injured rookie cornerback Johnny Adams from Michigan State. Adams has been injured since the beginning of training camp and was waived to open up a roster spot for newly signed Joe Mays.
Adams was signed after the draft and at 5-10 and 172 lbs. he didn’t make a strong enough impression to overtake fellow rookies Travis Howard and A.J. Bouye...
Safety Ed Reed isn't making any promises that he'll be ready to go Sept. 9 against San Diego.
Houston's biggest offseason acquisition spoke publicly Tuesday for the first time since he started training camp on the physically unable to perform list after surgery to repair a partly torn labrum on April 30.
''I can tell you that it is close, but I can't say...
Texans safety Ed Reed isn't making any promises that he'll be ready to go Sept. 9 against San Diego.
Houston's biggest off-season acquisition spoke on Tuesday for the first time since he started training camp on the physically unable to perform list after surgery to repair a partly torn labrum on April 30.
The nine-time Pro Bowler says he's feeling better and: ...
Houston Texans running back Arian Foster was not cleared to
join his teammates for the start of training camp due to a lingering calf
injury that he suffered earlier this offseason. When camp began, head coach
Gary Kubiak told reporters that he wasn’t sure when he’d have his star cleared
to join the rest of the team. However, Kubiak is now a lot more optimistic
Cornerback Johnathan Joseph who played hurt much of last season started working out in February with cornerback Kareem Jackson. They stayed in Houston and came to the facility almost every day.
“That’s one of our goals — to be the top cornerback tandem in this league” Joseph said. “I was telling Kareem about how me and Leon Hall started off in Cincinnati and worked our way to the top.
Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said Monday that he doesn't believe Arian Foster's calf injury will linger with the star running back throughout the season.
Smith told ESPN's Josina Anderson that the Texans decided to put Foster on the physically unable to perform list to begin training camp to alleviate any concerns that the right calf strain would linger...
The Houston Texans have signed inside linebacker Joe Mays
Joe Mays signed a one-year deal with the Texans with $285 K guaranteed. $100 K bonus for making opening day roster, per source.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) July 29, 2013
The Texans were the most aggressive team after Mays since he was released by the Broncos. 1 of 10 teams to show interest.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl...
The Texans hope Arian Foster (calf) will return from the PUP list by the middle of the week. At this point, the injury doesn't seem to be a long-term concern, but keep in mind Foster averaged a career-low 4.1 YPC last year and racked up 405 carries (including the playoffs).
Le'Veon Bell took the field with the first team offense for four of its five snaps in team...
In 2011, the Texans won 10 games despite having their starting quarterback and top receiver only play together in 4 games. Before Matt Schaub went down with injury and missed the final 6 games of the season, the Texans were 7-3, scoring 27.3 points per game and allowing 16.6, which would have been 5th and 3rd respectively over the course of the season. Those numbers...