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Watt back at practice, expected to play Sunday against Titans

J.J. Watt was back at practice for the Houston Texans on Friday, and it’s expected he’ll play and start Sunday against the Tennessee Titans, per a tweet from Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Watt was held out of practice all week until Friday with a back injury, suffered in last Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. The team, and Watt, has said all week that he would...
Via Sportsnaut
October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Arian Foster fumbles after getting stripped by teammate Derek Newton (video)

The Houston Texans have a lot more problems than just the quarterback. The Atlanta Falcons absolutely shredded their defense and stonewalled their running game Sunday, but it was the self-inflicted errors that hurt the most. In this case, the self-inflicted errors were quite literal. Running back Arian Foster was stripped Sunday by his own teammate—offensive lineman Derek Newton...
Via The Sports Daily
October 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Source: Texans lock up Derek Newton with big-money contract

The Houston Texans have locked down a big part of their offensive line. The team has agreed to a five-year, $26.5 million deal with tackle Derek Newton, a source has told FOX Sports 1 NFL Insider Mike Garafolo. According to the contract, $10 million is guaranteed. Newton came to the Texans as a seventh-round draft pick out of Arkansas State in 2011. He became a starter the following...
Via FOX Sports
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Texans retain one of their own big time free agents

The Houston Texans are keeping one of their own in town. Texans reached a 5-year agreement with Derek Newton, per league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 7, 2015 Newton’s been with the Texans since he entered the league in 2011 and has started every game at right tackle each of the last two seasons. No terms were immediately available. You may also be interested...
Via cover32
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Reach Agreement With OT Derek Newton On Five-Year Deal

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Texans have reached an agreement on a five-year contract with OT Derek Newton. Tania Ganguli reported a few hours ago that the Texans were in “active negotiations” with Newton and it was “very possible” that he would be back in Houston next year. The Washington Redskins were expected to be among the interested ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Texans In “Active Negotiations” With OT Derek Newton & CB Kareem Jackson

Tania Ganguli reports that the Houston Texans are in “active negotiations” with free agent RT Derek Newton and CB Kareem Jackson. According to Ganguli, it’s “very possible” that Newton and Jackson could return to Houston next year. This comes just a few hours after Ian Rapoport mentions that it looks like Jackson will test the open market, so it ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Derek Newton is most improved Texans player of the year

Last year Pro Football Focus had Derek Newton ranked 73rd out of 79 offensive tackles, a lot of analysts thought he would be cut this off-season. O’Brien not only didn’t cut Newton he had faith in him to be the starting tackle and it has paid off. Newton played outstanding this year and I would say he was the most improved Texans player this year. Newton went from bottom ranks...
Via cover32 - Texans
December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Newton's development helps improve Texans

HOUSTON (AP) Houston's offensive line has emerged as one of the strengths of the Texans in their 2-0 start. A big reason for the improvement from last season is the development of right tackle Derek Newton. Running back Arian Foster, who has rushed for 241 yards through Houston's first two games, raved about him as the Texans prepare for this weekend's game on the road against the...
Via Associated Press
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Grade Day: Player conditioning is doing terrible

For the Houston Texans, training camp has had its ups and down. Players are working hard, and many players are impressing early, such as Derek Newton and Jared Crick. However, there have been problems too, and that’s the health of Arian Foster and Andre Johnson. As the Houston Chronicle reported on Monday, Johnson tweaked his hamstring and Foster had an injury that the team isn’t...
Via cover32 - Texans
July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Texans take a tackle with second round pick? It’s not sexy and I know it

The Texans have the 1st pick in the second round and are in real need of a right tackle. I know the offensive lineman position is not a very sexy one but those players are some of the most crucial guys on the field. Drafting a lineman is a boring, but important pick. Lets take a look at some potential offensive linemen the Texans might take in the 2014 draft. The Texans are in need...
Via cover32 - Texans
May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

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