Texans Roster Evaluation: Cornerbacks

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.   Cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph It is no secret that Joseph has...
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February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Boom: Recruiting INsider, Down to the Wire

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...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Three Texans Who Need a Position Change for 2014

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...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Interest in Treon Harris Skyrocketing, While Legendary Status Already Confirmed

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...
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January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Five Texans That Need To Be Set Free

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...
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November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rundown: Tick, Tick, Boom (Cardinals Edition)

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...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rundown: New Orleans Edition

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.     The Rundown - Despite the Texans losing to...
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August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans CB Brandon Harris Fined 21k for Hit to Head

  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
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August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

The Halfway Point: Texans’ Preseason Issues

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.     Growing Issues   The Offensive Line The offensive line, especially...
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August 21, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Talks to Brandon Harris

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. You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.  
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August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp: Day Eight

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.   Camp Notes - DeAndre Hopkins once again showed why he could be a key piece for this veteran offense. Today Hopkins...
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August 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp: Day 6

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.     Camp Notes Joe Mays - It didn’t take long for people to realize who Joe Mays was and despite his short stature he is built solid. Mays...
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July 31, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Texans’ Cornerback Outlook

Very little turnover from the 2012 season, the 2013 cornerbacks are together again for another shot.   Cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph 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...
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July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Brandon Harris, Waiting in the Wings

Brandon Harris at OTAs In the 2011 NFL draft, the Houston Texans traded back into the second round to get corner back help and that help was Brandon Harris from Miami. Fast forward three years later, Harris is still learning his craft behind a very skilled corner back position group. Appearing in 15 games in two seasons with his rookie season mainly on special teams, Harris in...
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July 11, 2013  |  1 Comment

Texans OTAs: Day Seven Recap

It was a hot day for the Houston Texans and probably one of the more fast paced practices of the OTAs. The Texans concentrated on red zone offense and defense which upped the intensity on the field. It was a normal off day for some veterans but the team was running full speed during the last official week of OTAs.   Day Seven - Once again, Head Coach Gary Kubiak is taking care of...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans OTAs: Day 5 Recap

The Houston Texans cranked up OTA #5 which is the halfway point for this team session. It was once again a breezy day with a nice overcast, and the story of the day was the status on Arian Foster. Besides that key news there was other business to tend to for the Texans in their practice session. After a sluggish Tuesday practice, the entire group of Texans picked it up and some...
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May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Cornerbacks Plentiful for the Texans

The NFL is a league full of change but for the Houston Texans’ secondary there is stability that is not often seen entering year three. The Texans prior to 2011 were known for a soft secondary and suspect as a defense, but that has all changed. Johnathan Joseph, Kareem Jackson and Brice McCain will enter their third season together as the top three cornerbacks for the Texans...
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May 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans OTAs: Day Two Recap

Today was day number two and practice number two for the Houston Texans OTAs. There was some news today out of camp and one scary collision that left one Texans player left for further evaluation. Also, some key veterans took the day off to observe practice but helped when needed with the younger players. The temperature was a little humid and the wind once again provided a nice...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Playoff Fate: The Texans Who Will Decide It

Talk about one of the worst months of football that anyone in Houston could imagine, the Houston Texans have raised doubts on how good this team really is. At times, it looks like they can’t get out of their own way or they forgot what made them successful the first 12 games of the season. With the home-field advantage gone and the Cincinnati Bengals coming to town, the Texans...
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January 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans vs. Patriots: Outplayed and Outcoached

If things could have not gotten any worse for the Houston Texans on national television, it happened on Monday night versus the New England Patriots. Tom Brady and Company showed the Texans that missed opportunities would come back to haunt the Texans with a 42-14 thrashing at Gillette Stadium. The Texans started slow and could not match the Patriots’ intensity from the get go...
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December 11, 2012  |  Discuss

The Rundown: Texans vs. Titans

It wasn’t pretty but the Houston Texans clinched their playoff spot for the second season in a row with a 24-10 win over the Tennessee Titans. The game felt as if in slow motion at times and like the Texans were struggling, but the game was in hand the entire day. The offense did enough to get by and the defense created opportunity after opportunity to make it an easy day...
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December 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Five Texans Already Ruled Out or Sunday

The Houston Texans have already ruled out Brooks Reed (Groin), Derek Newton (Knee), Jonathan Joseph (Hamstring and Groin), Antoine Caldwell (Hamstring) and Bradie James (Hamstring) for the Sunday game against the Tennessee Titans. Also, Alan Ball will be a game time decision with a foot injury which could lead to moving Brice McCain into the starting lineup with second year corner...
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November 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Early Look:Texans Free Agent Priorities

To make a slight change from the talk of the season, we fast forward just a bit to what the Houston Texans will be facing when the off season hits. We are talking about what free agents the Texans should be keeping close tabs on as the season progresses. The team will evaluate as more games are played, but as of right now we are going to give you the top four players they need...
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October 10, 2012  |  Discuss

RB Miller among inactive Dolphins for Sunday

HOUSTON (AP) -- Wide receiver DeVier Posey, cornerbacks Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael and quarterback John Beck are among the inactive players for the Houston Texans in Sunday's opener against Miami. Posey is the Texans' third-round draft pick out of Ohio State. Beck won the No. 3 spot on the depth chart in training camp, ahead of undrafted rookie Case Keenum. Outside...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

WR Posey, QB Beck inactive for Texans

Wide receiver DeVier Posey, cornerbacks Brandon Harris and Roc Carmichael and quarterback John Beck are among the inactive players for the Houston Texans in Sunday's opener against Miami. Posey is the Texans' third-round draft pick out of Ohio State. Beck won the No. 3 spot on the depth chart in training camp, ahead of undrafted rookie Case Keenum. Outside linebacker Bryan...
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September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

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