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Shiloh Keo Leads Texans in 2013 Performance Based Pay

The Houston Texans had over 11 players earn over $100k in performance based pay for the 2013 season. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain released the Texans who made over $150k for last season for their play on the field.   Performance Base Pay over $150 k Shiloh Keo $213,028 Brandon Brooks $189,531 D.J. Swearinger $187,261 Derek Newton $175,774 Ryan Griffin $166,462  ...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Roster Evaluation: Offensive Line

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.    The Houston Texans offensive line struggled for portions of the season and it was tough to watch at times. With two spots on the starting offensive line possibly changing for the 2014...
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February 14, 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

Three Game Audition Big for the Texans

Reality has set in that the potential head coaching search will take center stage for the Houston Texans as the 2013 season winds down. There are still games to be played, three to be exact, and the “Phillips Era” starts in Indianapolis on Sunday. The chatter has started as to who the Texans should look at in the draft, but there are still players who are playing for their futures...
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December 13, 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

Gameday Prep: 49ers Edition

The Houston Texans are headed to San Francisco to face the 49ers in a pivotal game in the 2013 season. Sitting at the 2 and 2 mark the Texans are set for a Sunday night showdown that will test their will as a team. The 49ers are built to run the football and dominate defensively from whistle to whistle, but the Texans need games like these to test where they are in the NFL pecking...
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October 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans to Watch: 49ers Edition

The Houston Texans are heading to San Francisco to face the 49ers in a Sunday night showdown and this will mark the end to the toughest stretch in their 2013 schedule.  The Texans are coming off two tough losses and there are questions surrounding the team, and it is for the right reasons. Which Texans team shows up will be the question and with the up and down performances they...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 5 NFL Power Rankings (#15)

Last week: 15 Record: 2-2 The Texans aren’t as bad as they’ve looked in the past two weeks. They led a very good Seattle team 20-6 at home before failing to close it out (so much for their 7-0 record in games decided by a touchdown or less meaning they “know how to win”) and against Baltimore, they were pretty even in first downs, yards, and punts. Baltimore just won by 21...
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October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Digging Deep: Ravens Edition

We talk a closer look at the Houston Texans and their game with the Baltimore Ravens, and found some more numbers from inside the game.   Digging Deep   2 The amount of passes the Baltimore Ravens attempted over 20 yards or more.   0 The amount of passes attempted by the Ravens to the middle or right of the field that Ed Reed patrolled during the game over 20 yards or more....
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September 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 4 NFL Power Rankings (#15)

Last week: 15 (-3) The Texans could easily be 0-3 right now, needing comebacks to beat both the Chargers and Titans, two supposedly inferior opponents. They haven’t really played that well dating back to last season. Over their last 16 games (including playoffs), a full season’s worth, they are 10-6, but also -10 in point differential. I still think they’ll win the AFC North...
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September 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Assessing the Damage: Changes for the Texans to Think About

Three weeks into the season, the feeling is that the Houston Texans are on the brink of falling apart. The start of the season has not been pretty and can be described as sloppy football. The Texans have to do some self scouting and really look at on the field issues to make their team better for the long haul. We are not talking about replacing Matt Schaub or firing Gary Kubiak...
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September 24, 2013  |  4 Comments

Gameday Prep: Ravens Edition

The Houston Texans are pushing to go 3 and 0 for the second time in as many seasons when they travel to Baltimore to face their AFC foe, the Ravens. There is much to make of this game, especially with the new look Ravens taking the field with plenty of familiar faces no longer with the team. Still the defending Super Bowl champions, the Texans will have to go into hostile territory...
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September 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans To Watch: San Diego Edition

The Houston Texans will be traveling to San Diego to get ready for their opening game of the 2013 season. There are plenty of players to look at but we tried to pair down on who we will be looking at against the Chargers.       Texans to Watch   Derek Newton This season is going to be as good as it’s weakest link, and right now that is Newton on the offense. One thing to...
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September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Postgame: Derek Newton

Houston Texans starting right tackle Derek Newton talked post game about the loss to the New Orleans Saints.     You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.  
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August 26, 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

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

2013 Texans’ Offensive Line Outlook

There should be little change in 2013 with the entire group is back from last season. Only one position is needed to be decided for the season.   Offensive Line   Duane Brown Duane Brown Had a minor surgery at the end of OTAs to take out a bone spur, and he should be ready for training camp. Brown is a top-notch left tackle, and is the back bone of the Texans offensive line. He...
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July 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Digging Deep: Tidbits from the 2012 Season

Looking through numbers from the Houston Texans 2012 season, we came across some interesting stats from last season. Here are some interesting tidbits from some information we looked through.     Danieal Manning played the most defensive snaps in 2012. 18-The Workhorse of the Defense Danieal Manning was the workhorse of the Texans in 2012. He played in 98.5% of defensive snaps...
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June 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Quick Hitter: End of Mini-Camp

The Houston Texans wrapped up their mandatory mini-camp and head into a five-week down period before training camp kicks off. The mini-camp was centered around the younger players on the team and to get them the extra work they needed to get more work on the field without the veterans taking their workload. After being at mini-camp, OTAs and rookie mini-camp there are questions that...
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June 14, 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

Texans on the Mend

OTAs open up today for the Houston Texans and one of the big storylines heading into them are the injuries the team is dealing with. There have been offseason surgeries the team has dealt with and a few injuries that will effect the roster heading into week one. Here is a look at some injuries to watch moving forward.   Brennan Williams The drafted rookie right tackle took a...
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May 20, 2013  |  Discuss

What To Watch Heading into OTAs

On Monday, the Houston Texans open their 2013 OTAs and more football news to come out before training camp opens. The Texans have 10 practices that make up OTAs on the following dates: May 20th- May 21st, May 23rd (Practices 1-3) May 27th- May 29th (Practices 4-6) June 3rd – June 6th (Practices 7-10) A new season is upon Houston and, with rookie mini-camp in the books, the Texans...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Offensive Line: Once a Weakness, Now a Strength?

By bringing back offensive tackle Ryan Harris, the Houston Texans are showing some of their hand heading into the NFL draft. Throw in the fact they also signed their only restricted free agent in Andrew Gardner, the Texans’ offensive line already looks intact for the 2013 season. The only difference in the offensive line is current free agent Antoine Caldwell, who started the...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Offensive Line: Once a Weakness, Now a Strength?

By bringing back offensive tackle Ryan Harris, the Houston Texans are showing some of their hand heading into the NFL draft. Throw in the fact they also signed their only restricted free agent in Andrew Gardner, the Texans’ offensive line already looks intact for the 2013 season. The only difference in the offensive line is current free agent Antoine Caldwell, who started the...
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April 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Bring Back Ryan Harris

Free agent right tackle Ryan Harris will stay with the Texans. Sources: He signs a 1-year contract with Houston. — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) April 8, 2013   The Houston Texans have decided to resign offensive tackle Ryan Harris for the 2013 season. Harris was brought in prior to the 2012 season before the season started, after the Denver Broncos cut him to set their final...
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April 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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