Packers Try Out D-linemen

With four of their defensive linemen scheduled to become free agents after the season, the Packers are on the lookout for big bodies. According to Bob McGinn, free agent defensive linemen Delano Johnson, Earl Okine and Semisi Tokolahi were in town for workouts on Monday. Johnson (6’4, 290) played at Bowie State and was released by Houston in late August. Okine (6’7, 284) played...
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December 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Start Cuts to Get to the Final 53

Here is a running list of the Houston Texans cuts to get to the league mandated 53 man roster by Saturday.       Cuts Dennis Johnson,  Runningback (Ian Rappoport-NFL Network) Chris Jones,  Defensive Tackle (Tania Ganguli- ESPN) Jawanza Starling, Safety (Yahoo! Shutdown Corner) Deji Karim, Runningback (Bob Allen, KHOU) Tyler Horn, Center Nate Menkin, Offensive Lineman Keith...
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August 30, 2013  |  1 Comment

Game Day Prep: Miami Edition

Preseason game number two is upon us and the Houston Texans will make their first appearance at Reliant Stadium on Saturday. The Miami Dolphins are coming to town and it will be a good test for a Texans team that will extend their starters’ playing time to get them ready for week one. It may be only preseason football, but it will be the next step to feed the football hunger in...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp: Day Thirteen

The Houston Texans’ training camp is winding down and with only four more real days of training camp the preseason is close to hitting the halfway point.     Camp Notes - It was one of the hottest days out on the field today and the players were feeling every second of it. The heat slowed the pace of practice and the players looked tired after a short break from the Friday night...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp: Day Thirteen

The Houston Texans’ training camp is winding down and with only four more real days of training camp the preseason is close to hitting the halfway point.     Camp Notes - It was one of the hottest days out on the field today and the players were feeling every second of it. The heat slowed the pace of practice and the players looked tired after a short break from the Friday night...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Texans’ Defensive Line Outlook

The defensive line rotation is pretty much set with the exception of the back up nose tackle position. There could be room for an extra player to sneak on the 53 man roster, but those chances are slim.   Defensive Ends   J.J. Watt Is there anything you can say negative about the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year? Watt comes back healthy this season after an elbow injury...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Eligible Practice Squad Players

The Houston Texans have 90 players on their current roster and we have paired down which ones are eligible for the practice squad. This is an important aspect for organizations to set their roster, and here is the eligible players for the eight man squad practice squad.   Criteria 1. A player who has not accrued a season of NFL experience is eligible for the practice squad. 2. A...
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June 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Delano Johnson: New Year, New Position, Same Focus

Not much is known about Delano Johnson to Houston Texans fans and not many know Johnson spent the entire 2012 season on the practice squad. Johnson was a relative unknown when it comes to the star power on the Texans roster, but in 2013 Johnson is looking to make that step to make his name known. It is hard to miss Johnson on the field he is 6-4 and 290 lbs. and is truly a gifted...
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June 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans OTAs: Day Three Recap

The third OTA for the Houston Texans was held before the weekend starts and there was a new life during the practice. It was another tolerable day for the practice with a nice overcast and good breeze. Here are some notes on OTAs from today:   Day Three - Inside linebacker Tim Dobbins was absent today for the third straight practice. There is plenty of chatter going on how he...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans OTAs: Day One Recap

The Houston Texans, all 89 of them, came together for their first OTA session of the 2013 season. This is the first of 10 practices but it is a good sight to finally see more Texans football being put out on display. There are some new faces at Reliant and some that were missing, but still a new outlook for the 2013 season is at hand. Here are some early thoughts on the opening...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie Mini Camp Notes: Day 2

Day two is in the books for the Houston Texans rookie mini camp. Only one day remains on the start of the Texans 2013 football season, and there has been plenty of bright spots during this two-day stretch. Head Coach Gary Kubiak was absent from the first practice to attend his son’s graduation from Rice University, but was there for the second practice. Players looked fatigued...
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May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie Mini Camp Notes: Day 1

With two sessions on Friday, we took in the first session of the Houston Texans Rookie Mini Camp at the Methodist Training Center. Practice was moved inside the “bubble” because of heavy thunderstorms in the morning. There were plenty of new faces in the Texans uniforms including draft picks, rookie free agents and tryout for both rookies and veterans.   Camp Notes Day 1 - Notable...
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May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Rookie Mini-Camp Set

The Houston Texans will be holding the rookie mini camp this coming weekend and it is the start of real football news for the 2013 season. Here is the list of players eligible for the three-day camp and rookies that will be attending also. #Texans rookie mini-camp starts tomorrow. 5 practices in 3 days for draft picks, UDFAs, tryout players & 1st-year players — Nick Scurfield...
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May 09, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Houston Texans Updated Team Needs

The Houston Texans lost a few of their top free agents like Glover Quin, James Casey and Connor Barwin on the open market, but they also added a few veteran parts that offer more leadership and championship experience. You can expect the Texans to try to finish building into a serious Super Bowl contender through the 2013 NFL Draft.  Here’s the club’s updated team needs entering...
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April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Enter 2013 NFL Draft With Some Depth At Linebacker

The Houston Texans will head into the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft with at least four inside linebackers on the roster after re-signing linebacker Tim Dobbins to a one-year deal, Dobbins’ agent David Carter announced Wednesday. Dobbins has appeared in 29 contests (with six starts—all last year) and registered 55 tackles, one interception and one forced fumble over the last...
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April 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Draft Process Could Hinge on Barwin

On Thursday, General Manager Rick Smith said the Houston Texans have made it a priority to re-sign Connor Barwin for the 2013 season and beyond. He is considered a “core-player” according to Smith and the preliminary discussions with Barwin’s agent, Scott Smith (XAM Sports), will start this weekend in Indianapolis at the 2013 NFL Combine. Word is that Barwin was offered...
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February 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Keep DeLano Johnson

The Houston Texans announced they have resigned outside linebacker DeLano Johnson who spent the entire 2012 season on the practice squad.  Johnson came to Houston as an undrafted free agent from Bowie State and made an impression in training camp to make the practice squad. Johnson is a gifted athlete who measures at 6-4 and 280 lbs. which is much-needed size at the outside linebacker...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Meet and Greet: The Texans Practice Squad

The cuts and claims appear to be done for the time being and the Houston Texans have set their 53 active roster and set up their practice squad for the 2012 season. There is actually one spot that is still open if the Texans choose to fill it, but for the time being there are seven players on the squad. Even though they are not on the active team, they are still an important part...
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September 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Sign OT Ryan Harris, Fill Seven Spots on Practice Squad

In the immediate aftermath of league-wide release day, the Houston Texans have made several moves to sure up their roster for the 2012 season. First, the team signed former Denver Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Harris. Additionally, the Texans have signed seven out of a maximum eight players to their practice squad, all players that spent the preseason with the team but were waived...
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September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans Practice Squad Announced

The wait is over as the Houston Texans filled their 2012 practice squad, and there are some familiar names on the list.   Quick note on the practice squad. Practice squad contracts are negotiable but the minimum is $5700/week & players live week to week. Can be released anytime — David Canter (@davidcanter) September 1, 2012       Practice Squad Case Keenum, Quarterback...
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September 01, 2012  |  Discuss

SOTT talks to Delano Johnson

After a full week of training camp in the books we had the chance to talk to rookie outside linebacker from Bowie State, Delano Johnson. Better known as “Lo”, Johnson at 6-4 280 lbs., looks the part of being a NFL linebacker. Gifted with rare talents, on Saturday, Johnson deflected three passes, one on a pass rush and two while dropping in coverage. The most impressive part...
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August 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Training Camp: Rejuvenated

With Day eight in the books, the Houston Texans had an upbeat practice which only turned into a morning session. For two hours the team was running well and both the offense and defense had some good moments out at the Reliant practice fields.   - According to Head Coach Gary Kubiak three starters are set to return to practice on Monday. Kareem Jackson, Duane Brown and Andre Johnson...
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August 04, 2012  |  Discuss

Texans Training Camp: Another Scare

Full pads were on for the 6th day of camp, and the Houston Texans did receive a scare to one of their star players.     - Duane Brown, starting left tackle, got kicked on his left ankle when he got rolled up from behind. Brown played two plays after the incident, but couldn’t continue. After evaluation they shut him down for they day and he headed in for a MRI. The MRI came...
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August 01, 2012  |  Discuss

The Rookies: Digging Deep: Part 3

With the Houston Texans getting into the flow of OTAs we wanted to look at the 2012 rookie class a little closer. We enlisted the help of Shane Hallam of Draft Countdown to give us some quick thoughts on the entire rookie class of the Texans. We asked Hallam also who the rookies compare to that are in the NFL which give us a baseline for what to look for when camp opens up...
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May 18, 2012  |  Discuss
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