Found September 05, 2013 on
State of the Texans:
Kubiak said Wade Smith is fine, took the full load of practice and “made one heck of a recovery.” #Texans
— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) September 5, 2013
The Houston Texans look like they are getting back starting left guard Wade Smith before week one against the San Diego Chargers. Smith missed the entire preseason schedule with a minor procedure on his knee, which put Ben Jones and David Quessenberry getting the bulk of the snaps at left guard.
With Quessenberry being placed on the injured reserve with a broken foot, and some inconsistent play from Jones during the preseason, that did not help an offensive line that struggled some during preseason games. Having the Pro-Bowl left guard potentially back for the season opener is a big lift for an offensive line that needs continuity to be successful.
If Smith can at least get some work in on Monday night, the Texans could spell him with Ben Jones to get him through the game. A concern would be Smith’s game shape, but reports of him taking a full workload at practice is a good thing for the Texans.
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The Houston Texans will be traveling to San Diego to get ready for their opening game of the 2013 season. There are plenty of players to look at but we tried to pair down on who we will be looking at against the Chargers.
Texans to Watch
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The Houston Texans are going to close week one of the 2013 season in San Diego, but this gives an extra day of news compared to other teams. There has been plenty of news coming out of Houston, and majority of it is news worthy for the upcoming season.
- The Texans are still trying to figure out the severity of David Quessenberry’s foot injury, which was suffered during a non...
Even though Texans safety Ed Reed has been practicing, he’s doubtful (hip) for Monday night’s opener against the Chargers, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports.
Ed Reed's hip still progressing well but very doubtful he plays Monday night for HOU. Future Hall of Fame safety should be back soon though
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 4, 2013
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has signed a six-year, 55.6 million contract extension.
General manager Rick Smith announced the deal on Wednesday, saying "it's a big day for the franchise." The deal includes 21 million guaranteed.
Cushing was in the last year of the deal he signed as a rookie in 2009. The 26-year-old linebacker returned to...
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Ed Reed is unlikely to play in Houston's Monday night opener against the Chargers according to a source with the Texans.
The future Hall of Fame safety after 11 seasons in Baltimore was signed to help put Houston over the top in the playoffs and add Super Bowl experience and the goal remains the long-term with him.
Houston Texans (0-0) at San Diego Chargers (0-0)
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