The Tennessee Titans are in desperate need of a cornerback opposite of Jason McCourty who won’t be beaten every other play. Blidi Wreh-Wilson has looked horrible with the exception of a handful of plays. Blidi also suffered a concussion against the Indianapolis Colts last Sunday, and his status for the game Sunday against the Cleveland Browns is uncertain. Even when Blidi is healthy...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) The Tennessee Titans have claimed wide receivers Kris Durham and T.J. Graham and cornerback Brandon Harris off waivers.
The Titans waived wide receiver Michael Preston, center Steve Vallos and defensive back Khalid Wooten.
Durham caught 38 passes for 490 yards and two touchdowns with the Detroit Lions last season. Graham had 23 catches for 361 yards and two...
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August 31, 2014
The Texans made 22 cuts this weekend to get to the 53-man roster limit.
But since they hold the first spot in waiver-claim order and need plenty of help, they’ll likely make many more over the coming days and weeks.
Other than former second-rounder Brandon Harris, there weren’t many surprises among the lot.
HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have cut 22 players, including cornerback Brandon Harris and linebacker Quentin Groves, to get their roster down to the 53-man limit.
The 5-foot-10 Harris was a second-round pick in 2011 and played in 16 games last season, recording a career-high 20 tackles and four passes defensed. Groves, a second-round pick in 2008, has career totals of 157 tackles...
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August 30, 2014
Another recent Texans draft pick has been sent packing.
Cornerback Brandon Harris, a 2011 second-round draft pick, was cut by the Texans today, according to James Palmer of CSN Houston.
Robert Raiola mentions that the total fines and suspensions for NFL players this year come out to $14,063,619. The total for the entire 2013 season was $10,619,855.
CB Dre Kirkpatrick was fined $22,500 for a hit deemed to be unnecessary roughness on Cardinals WR Ted Ginn Jr. (Ed Werder)
Texans waived former second-round pick CB Brandon Harris...
HOUSTON (AP) Ryan Fitzpatrick stepped back and telegraphed a pass that cornerback Brandon Harris intercepted along the sideline in a team drill on Monday. Coach Bill O'Brien immediately replaced Fitzpatrick with Case Keenum, who promptly threw a pass to the feet of tight end Ryan Griffin for an incompletion.
Such is the state of the Houston Texans' quarterbacks midway through...
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August 11, 2014
The Houston Texans recently wrapped up their seventh day of training camp. Once again, certain players were shining while others continued to struggle.
According to John Harris of the Texans official site, DeAndre Hopkins had a huge day. He made cornerback Brandon Harris his victim throughout the session, out-running him by a mile before hauling in a long touchdown pass from quarterback...
The Houston Texans do have one of the league’s top defenses, thanks in large part to a dangerous defensive line and depth at the linebacker position.
However, they do lack overall talent when it comes to cornerback, and that’s something they failed to address this offseason. Jonathan Joseph has been solid throughout his entire career, but he is now 30 years old, and will start...
The Houston Texans week two of OTAs has officially come to a close and the team has four more practices to go before hitting Mandatory Mini-Camp. The flow of practice looks much better and that comes with understanding the new routine of Head Coach Bill O’Brien.
Today we took a close look at Day Six from OTAs.
Two Cornerbacks to Watch
The Texans are working...
Week one of Houston Texans OTAs wrapped up and we opened the floor from some readers questions. With array of questions we give you this week’s State of the Texans mailbag.
@SOTTexans Given the versatility of the front 7, what percentage of snaps would you expect the #Texans to actually be in a 4-3?
— Kris Matherly (@TitleistProv) May 30, 2014
At this point...
The Houston Texans wrap up their final day of voluntary minicamp today, but there has been plenty of thoughts about the team to this point. The Texans are suiting up 66 players at the time being and will add 24 more players before training camp opens.
The NFL draft is closing in which makes this week one of the more exciting ones for the Texans this year.
What We Learned From...
In this series, we look at current Houston Texans who are still on the roster and under contract. We look at their potential role with the new regime and what it could mean for the 2014 season.
Only two real known quantities for the Houston Texans at cornerback, the group needs some depth for the upcoming season.
It is no secret that Joseph has...
Let’s face it, the Miami Hurricanes need good news in this recruiting cycle and fans are looking to see if head coach Al Golden can land the late cycle “big fish” he’s bagged in his first two full seasons here.
You remember Tracy Howard (4 INTs in 2013) pledging to Miami on national television and boosting the 2012 class.
You might also remember Stacy Coley (only FBS...
The Houston Texans have to figure out their depth for the 2014 season and right now the team has players under contract that have had their growth stunted on the field. For whatever reason, the players we focus on have been passed by other players, over matched or they look out of position. Sometimes as a coaching staff, there has to be a moment where they have to think outside...
You wouldn’t know he was one of the best quarterbacks to ever play football in Miami-Dade County by the way he’s been recruited. It’s rare that you see one of the best quarterbacks ever to play in South Florida asked to move to play safety or wide receiver before even getting to college. But that’s just what’s happened to Booker T. Washington High School’s 2014 quarterback Treon...
Sitting at 2 and 7, the Houston Texans need to really think about making moves to give the team the best chance to evaluate the roster moving forward. It even might produce a win for the Texans if they decide to make these moves, but right now shaking up a struggling team could be something that the team really needs at this point.
Here are five Texans than need to be set free for...
The clock has struck midnight again on the Houston Texans and pushed a franchise long seven game losing streak and a record of 2 and 7. There are so many issues with this team and the Texans are sinking fast with this loss on Sunday. The implosion looks like it has happened and the Texans are their own worst enemies.
The story is the same. The Texans are finding ways to lose despite...
The Houston Texans dropped their third preseason game to the New Orleans Saints 31-23. The Texans came out smoking on offense and defense, and then hit a lull that resulted in big plays for the Saints.
The core starters are done until week one in San Diego, but this game didn’t go without some takes from what happen on the field.
- Despite the Texans losing to...
The NFL is in midseason form, fining Texans CB Brandon Harris $21,000 for unnecessary roughness for a hit vs. the Miami Dolphins.
Texans DB Brandon Harris was fined $21K for unnecessary roughness, per league. Hitting a defenseless player in the head and neck
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 23, 2013
Every NFL team has ongoing issues and the Houston Texans are not immune to those issues either. Through two games, there have been some interesting storylines coming out and it starts with certain position groups. Injuries and question marks about personnel have started some questions brewing in position groups.
The Offensive Line
The offensive line, especially...
Houston Texans cornerback Brandon Harris took some time to talk to us at training camp. We talked about how his camp is going, fellow Miami alum Ed Reed and more.
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The Houston Texans only had a morning session for today’s training camp day and will now be off until Sunday. The heat and humidity were serious today at camp and it led to Coach Gary Kubiak letting his players shed their shoulder pads halfway through practice.
- DeAndre Hopkins once again showed why he could be a key piece for this veteran offense. Today Hopkins...
The second day of open camp lead to the Houston Texans waiting on a much awaited arrival of reinforcements on the inside linebacker position. The deal was finalized yesterday and it led to much anticipation for today’s morning practice.
- It didn’t take long for people to realize who Joe Mays was and despite his short stature he is built solid. Mays...
Very little turnover from the 2012 season, the 2013 cornerbacks are together again for another shot.
Joseph played the majority of the 2012 season with sports hernias which slowed him down during the season. He is still one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL and a big reason for the change in the mentality of the defense. He had off season procedures...