Found May 06, 2013 on Sports by Colin:
Although a minor hip surgery that should only sideline the free safety until “maybe the middle” of training camp, Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak acknowledged Monday the team never knew Ed Reed needed to undergo the knife. Roughly six weeks after helping lead the Baltimore Ravens to a 34-31 upset victory over the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, the 34-year-old Reed inked a three-year contract worth $15 million to become a Texan. “We didn’t expect it, but it started bothering him,” said Kubiak. “That’s when we got aggressive in what we needed to do.” An eight-time All-Pro … Continue reading →

Owen Daniels climbs fire pole after Matt Schaub bet (Video)

What you're watching -- over and over again -- is Texans tight end Owen Daniels climbing a fire pole at The Silver Dollar bar in Louisville, KY,. According to, both Daniels and teammate Matt Schaub attended this past weekend's Kentucky Derby, and decided to have some additional fun in the Bluegrass State. Word is Schaub bet Daniels that he couldn'...

Texans didn’t expect Ed Reed to need surgery on his hip

We reported earlier today that Texans safety Ed Reed will likely miss the start of training camp after undergoing offseason hip surgery. Houston head coach Gary Kubiak told Nick Scurfield of that they didn’t expect Reed to have to undergo surgery for his hip when they signed him this offseason. Kubiak on Ed Reed (hip): “We didn’t expect it, but it started...

Wade Phillips worried about Ed Reed

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips admitted that he’s worried about safety Ed Reed after recently undergoing hip surgery. “Anytime a guy’s operated on, you’re concerned, especially at this time of year,” said Phillips. “If it’d have been right after the season, it’d have been different. So there’s a little concern, but the good thing about (Reed...

Ed Reed not expected to be ready for training camp

According to Nick Scurfield of, Texans owner Bob McNair says that safety Ed Reed likely won’t be ready for training camp, after undergoing offseason hip surgery. Bob McNair called Ed Reed’s surgery a “minor procedure. He’ll be ready once training camp starts, maybe the middle” #Texans — Nick Scurfield (@NickScurfield) May 6, 2013 This can’t be good...

Kubiak on Cushing: “Looks like he’s ready to go”

Texans head coach Gary Kubiak told that linebacker Brian Cushing looks healthy and ready to go after tearing his ACL in 2012. “I’m watching him today, he sure looks like he’s ready to go,” Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday. “I know that it’s not time to turn him loose yet, but he’s come a long way. What’d he miss, 11 games last year plus two playoff...

Gary Kubiak: Brian Cushing ‘looks ready to go’

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak thinks linebacker Brian Cushing looks “ready to go.” Cushing, the Texans’ 2011 MVP and defensive captain, is recovering from a torn ACL, which he suffered on Oct. 8 in Week 5 against the New York Jets.

Arian Foster ‘refocused and rededicated,’ wants to have a bounce-back season

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster rushed for 1,424 yards and scored 15 rushing touchdowns last season. He added another 217 yards and two touchdowns receiving. Apparently it was not enough. Foster’s receiving numbers were down from years past and his 4.1 yards per carry average was the lowest of his career, but almost anyone would tell you he had a fantastic year. Despite...

Arian Foster Was Disappointed In His 2012 Pro Bowl Season

Some athletes hold themselves to higher standards than others, and they are usually the ones who succeed the most.  In 2012 Arian Foster had a season some guys could only dream of. Foster rushed for rushed for 1,424 yards and had 17 touchdowns on his way to his third consecutive Pro Bowl season. That would cause some guys to ask for a contract extension, but not Foster. Foster...

Replacing Reed: Will Matt Elam Do The Impossible For Baltimore?

At the NFL's 2013 Draft, the Baltimore Ravens had some serious shoes to fill. After the announcement of Ed Reed's move to the Houston Texans, probably the number one question on fans minds was how were the Ravens ever going to find a decent replacement for one of their key players. Reed was a legend in Baltimore; a symbol for many fans and the reason behind many of those...

Listen: NFLTR Weekly for May 8, 2013

NFLTR Weekly Mailbag (Facebook, Twitter and story comments) Patrick Patula JR Willis Lonnie Collins Four Downs Chiefs could pay hefty price for Alex Smith John Abraham makes visits, finally McKinnie re-signs with the Ravens, with weight clauses Ed Reed’s minor surgery – big deal? Cover Two E.J. Manuel first rookie to start Division Dissection (AFC West) Broncos Chargers...
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