DEREK NEWTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Derek Newton Had Major Knee Surgery

According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, Texans starting right tackle Derek Newton is recovering from “major knee” surgery. The quote reads as follows: “Newton is progressing nicely from major knee surgery in February.”   Derek Newton is going to be a third year player from Arkansas State who was drafted in the 7th round (214th overall) in the 2011 NFL draft...
Via State of the Texans
March 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Position Battles at Right Tackle, Kicker Finally Over

It didn’t quite take the entire preseason as many expected, but the Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak and his staff has finally made decisions on their starting right tackle and kicker for the upcoming 2012 NFL season. RT Derek Newton will be the final starter along the O-line while veteran K Shayne Graham wins the position battle by default following the news that rookie...
Via 60 Max Power O
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Newton wins Texans’ right tackle job

The Texans have had one of the best offensive lines in the league over the past few years, both in run blocking and pass protection, thanks, in large part, to their scheme and continuity. The scheme is still there, the famous Gary Kubiak zone blocking scheme brought over from Mike Shanahan and the Denver Broncos, where Kubiak was an offensive coordinator from 1995-2005, helping Shanahan...
Via The Football Fan Spot
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

Newton lands tackle spot for Texans

By CHRIS DUNCAN AP Sports Writer HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak said Monday that Derek Newton has beaten Rashad Butler for the starting job at right tackle. The 6-foot-6, 318-pound Newton was a seventh-round draft pick out of Arkansas State in 2011. Butler, entering his sixth season with Houston, was sidelined much of last season with a left triceps injury. Kubiak...
Via Fox Sports Houston
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Newton lands right tackle spot for Houston Texans

Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak says Derek Newton has won the starting job at right tackle, beating out Rashad Butler. The 6-foot-6, 318-pound Newton was a seventh-round draft pick in 2011. Butler, entering his sixth season with Houston, was sidelined much of last season with a left triceps injury. Kubiak met with both players on Monday before announcing his decision. The Texans...
Via AP on Fox
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Derek Newton Named Starter

It was confirmed today by Head Coach Gary Kubiak that second year right tackle Derek Newton will be the starter heading into the 2012 Houston Texans campaign. Despite a camp battle with veteran Rashad Butler, it felt like Butler’s poor play is what gave way to name Newton the week one starter. Newton did show some bright spots and some potential of being a good NFL football...
Via State of the Texans
August 27, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans' RT Newton has plenty of room to grow

HOUSTON Sometimes it's easy to forget how quickly things are unfolding for Texans right tackle Derek Newton, to overlook the haste with which some expect him to transition from an athletic-yet-raw Arkansas State product to a starting lineman for a prolific offense. Newton has had plaudits heaped upon him, praise that belied his repetitions as a rookie. One can distort context...
Via Fox Sports Houston
August 13, 2012  |  Discuss

SOTT Talks to Derek Newton

Right tackle and second year player for the Houston Texans Derek Newton talked to us about his new expectations surrounding him coming into the season. Newton let us in on how Arkansas State has helped him now as a Texan, and how working against Connor Barwin, Brooks Reed and Whitney Mercilus has helped him for the games.   You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor...
Via State of the Texans
August 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Rashad Butler and Derek Newton starting for Texans right tackle job

The Texans have had one of the best offensive lines in the league over the past few years, thanks to their scheme and their continuity as much as to their talent. However, the Texans lost that continuity this offseason when they lost two starters, Mike Brisiel and Eric Winston, in free agency. At right guard, 3rd round rookie Brandon Brooks is competing with career backup Antoine...
Via The Football Fan Spot
June 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Next Man Up: Derek Newton

With the Houston Texans making some tough decisions, the NFL waits for nobody and the Texans are adjusting on the fly. After a magical 2011 season which brought the franchise’s first division title, playoff appearance and win, the Texans appeared ready for a big 2012 season with a deep roster. With the cap issues that hit the Texans, a once deep roster has to fill the voids left...
Via State of the Texans
April 03, 2012  |  Discuss
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