BlueClaws Quotables: Morandini, Charles & Tromp Reflect on 2013

As the Class A Lakewood BlueClaws wrapped up their regular season with a rain out on Monday, I spoke with manager Mickey Morandini about several of his players’ progress this year.  Additionally, first baseman Art Charles and outfielder Jiandido Tromp shared some thoughts on their 2013 season and what the off-season might hold.  Read ahead for quotes from all three men. Mickey...
Via Phillies Nation
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans send Walter to PUP, waive Markelle Martin as part of first cuts

The Tennessee Titans were required to trim the roster from 90 players to 75 by Tuesday, and they indeed did so. Most of the players they cut never had much of a chance of making the roster, but there were a couple notable names involved. First, wide receiver Kevin Walter was placed on the regular season physically unable to perform list. That means he will be out of action for at...
Via Total Titans
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans cut 13 players and place Kevin Walter on PUP

Each NFL team needs to get down to 75 players on their roster by Tuesday afternoon, and the Titans did just that by releasing thirteen players on Monday and placing veteran wide receiver Kevin Walter on the team's regulars season PUP (physically unable to perform) list, according to Terry McCormick of the Titans Insider. Walter was signed in the offseason from the Houston Texans...
Via NFL Injury Report
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Walter Placed on PUP List

Titans wideout Kevin Walter (back) has been placed on the PUP list and will miss the first six games of the season.Fantasy Spin:With Nate Washington, Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright and highly-touted rookie Justin Hunter already on the roster, Walter's fantasy impact is expected to be minimal in 2013 even if he were healthy, which apparently he is not.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
August 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans 2013: Most Overrated and Underrated Players

The Tennessee Titans are one of those teams this season we could all call an enigma. Which way will this team travel? A movement toward the summit could mean the team challenges for a playoff spot. A movement south means total destruction and complete overhaul of its coaching staff and possible its roster.The clock is ticking for the Titans and the NFL seems to be keeping score.In...
Via Football Nation
August 25, 2013  |  Discuss

219: The Return of DeVier Posey

The Houston Texans are set to bring wide receiver DeVier Posey off of the PUP list and ready for practice with his teammates. This is the first football action Posey has had since January 13th, 2013, which is exactly 219 days from him tearing his Achilles against the New England Patriots. Posey started slow last season but by the end of the season he was getting plenty of snaps with...
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August 19, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Fantasy Football Stock Market

Throughout the 2013 fantasy football season , I'll be sharing my fantasy football stock market update. Here are my top three players on the upswing and top three players on the fantasy downswing after the first week of training camp. Fowler's Fantasy Football Stocks on the Rise DeAndre Hopkins The second-round draft pick out of Clemson is a quick study according to reports...
Via Fox Sports
August 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Walter Placed On Active PUP List

Titans wideout Kevin Walter (back) has been placed on the active PUP list, according to Tennessee beat writer Jim Wyatt.Fantasy Spin:With Nate Washington, Kenny Britt, Kendall Wright and highly-touted rookie Justin Hunter already on the roster, Walter's fantasy impact would be minimal in 2013 even if he were healthy, which apparently he is not.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
July 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Rookie Report Card: OTAs & Minicamps

The Texans lost Connor Barwin and Kevin Walter to free agency - both major blows to this team and their chances of moving on in the playoff picture in 2013. While there is plenty of talent, there is still a need for depth on the defensive line/linebacker and at the second wide receiver position.The Houston Texans wanted to make sure they not only reloaded at certain positions, they...
Via Football Nation
June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Texans WRs, Best in Team History?

DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson The Houston Texans in 2013 might suit up potentially their best ever wide receiver corps in franchise history. If everything falls rights for the Texans, the talent is there for this new look group of 2013. The Texans will line up a wide receiver opposite Andre Johnson not named Kevin Walter for the first time since 2007 and opened the door...
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June 28, 2013  |  Discuss

PN Interview: RHP Prospect Walter Speaks of Tommy John Recovery

Right-handed pitcher Kevin Walter recently made his Class A debut after a considerable wait, having dealt with a lengthy recovery from Tommy John Surgery.  A Phillies’ 20th round draft selection out of Legacy High School in Colorado, back in 2010, Walter had been limited to very minimal game action over the three years after signing his first pro contract until he was promoted...
Via Phillies Nation
June 12, 2013  |  Discuss

BlueClaws Quotables: Morandini Speaks on Quinn, Tocci, Walter

Mickey Morandini, Photo- Jay Floyd Last week I spoke with Class A Lakewood BlueClaws manager Mickey Morandini and he offered his thoughts on a few of his players, including shortstop prospect Roman Quinn and 17-year-old outfielder Carlos Tocci… On switch-hitting Roman Quinn’s turnaround this season, batting .303 with three HR and 12 RBI since April, when he sported a .202 average...
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June 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans Release WR Lavelle Hawkins

Jim Wyatt reports that the Titans have informed WR Lavelle Hawkins on Wednesday that he is being released. Hawkins, 26, was set to make $1.9 million this season, but with the addition of Kevin Walter during free agency and the fact that they traded up for Justin Hunter, it seemed inevitable that a receiver would be released at some point. Hawkins finished the 2012 season with...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
May 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Draft DeAndre Hopkins To Replace Walter

With Kevin Walter agreeing to a deal in the offseason with Tennessee, the Texans used their first-round pick (27th overall) to select Clemson standout DeAndre Hopkins.Fantasy Spin:Hopkins had a huge season at Clemson, putting up 82 receptions for 1,405 yards and 18 touchdowns. He's not super fast, but a good route runner who can separate from the defender. He's also a solid...
Via Fantasy Football Champs
April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans choose WR Hopkins with 27th pick

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have selected Clemson receiver DeAndre Hopkins with the 27th overall pick in the NFL draft. Receiver was the biggest need for the Texans who have long lacked a top-tier receiver to play opposite star Andre Johnson, who turns 32 this summer. It's just the second time Houston has drafted a receiver in the first round and the first time since...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans add Kevin Walter, Chris Spencer

The Tennessee Titan hit the free agent market again on Sunday, adding wide receiver Kevin Walter, formerly of the Houston Texans, and offensive lineman Chris Spencer, formerly of the Chicago Bears. Both players reportedly signed one-year deals for the veteran minimum. When the Titans were first reported to be interested in Walter, I compared him to Justin McCareins c. 2008. Walter...
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April 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Walter Joins The Titans

Former Texans wideout Kevin Walter has agreed to a new deal with Tennessee.Fantasy Spin:With Nate Washington, Kenny Britt and Kendall Wright already on the roster, Walter's fantasy impact should be minimal in 2013.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans Add Kevin Walter, Chris Spencer To Emerging Offense

The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with wide receiver Kevin Walter and center/guard Chris Spencer, the team announced Monday. “Both Kevin and Chris are established veterans in this league who have a great deal of starting experience,” said Titans general manager Ruston Webster. “They have made significant contributions on good teams during their careers...
Via Gridiron Grit
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Seven Round Mock Draft

With the 2013 NFL Draft almost here, we’ll take a look at the Houston Texans’ current roster and the holes left by the losses the Texans had in free agency. Currently, the Texans lost a safety in Glover Quin, an outside linebacker in Connor Barwin, and tight end James Casey who will need to be replaced. The Texans also have to look at getting a playmaking wide receiver to replace...
Via State of the Texans
April 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Titans will take a look at Kevin Walter, Brandon Stokley

According to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean, free agents Brandon Stokley and Kevin Walter are scheduled to visit the Titans. The #Titans are hosting receivers Brandon Stokley and Kevin Walter on free agency today — Jim Wyatt (@jwyattsports) March 26, 2013   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document...
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March 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Draft Needs Will Become Clear Over Next Few Days

Houston Texans Draft Needs Will Become Clear Over Next Few Days: Free agency was not too brutal to the Texans on Day One, but time will tell whether that remains the case. Success has been a long time coming for the Houston Texans, and now that it appears to have arrived, the real hard work beings—doing it again. Free agency makes it possible for players to get what they...
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March 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Day 1 Wrap-Up: Texans Free Agency

It was one of those days where the Houston Texans were going to be in wait and see mode and prior to the new league year opening up. There was no good news, the Texans were watching their own free agents board planes and visit other NFL teams. There are some Texans who are no longer with the team and there was some interesting news on who the Texans contacted on the free agent market...
Via State of the Texans
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans cut WR Kevin Walter

The Houston Texans released receiver Kevin Walter as free agency opened on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Walter signed with the Texans in March 2006 after playing his first three NFL seasons in Cincinnati. He caught 326 passes for 4,093 yards in his seven seasons with the Texans. Walter made 41 catches for 518 yards and two touchdowns and was the Texans' third-leading receiver in...
Via AP on Fox
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans cut WR Kevin Walter

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have released receiver Kevin Walter. The team announced the move as free agency opened on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Walter signed with the Texans in March 2006 after playing his first three NFL seasons in Cincinnati. Walter caught 41 passes for 518 yards and two touchdowns in 2012 and was the Texans' third-leading receiver. Walter was due...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Kevin Walter Released by Texans

The Texans have released receiver Kevin Walter.Fantasy Spin:Walter has served as Houston's No. 2 receiver since 2006 but he has been on the decline over the past four seasons after putting up a career-high 899 yards and eight touchdowns in 2008-09. He had just 518 yards and two scores in 2012.
Via Fantasy Football Champs
March 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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