Here is the official Houston Texans Injury Report, brought to you by HoustonTexans.com. There will be an active/inactive list provided before kickoff tomorrow, detailing any last minute decisions by the franchise.
Houston Texans Injury Report*
*Parentheses indicate a players level of participation in Friday’s practice
TE Ryan Griffin(DNP) Concussion
CB Elbert Mack (DNP...
The Houston Texans are relying on only one punter this season, and he is currently too sick to even practice. What are the Texans to do if their pro bowl punter, Shane Lechler, is unavailable for Sunday’s matchup with the Oakland Raiders, a team in which he spent 13-years with?
According to Pro Football Talk, Texans’ head coach Gary Kubiak doesn’t view it as a problem, sarcastically...
It is hard to say if there is anything to get excited for against the Oakland Raiders and the Houston Texans this upcoming weekend. The Texans are in a seven game skid that has produced some bad and heartbreaking football to watch. There have been some bright spots and it seems that there will be a small youth movement coming in the these last seven games of the 2013 season.
Texans punter Shane Lechler has been hospitalized with the flu, coach Gary Kubiak said Thursday.
Lechler will remain in the hospital overnight and is expected to be cleared Friday.
Kubiak said he expects Lechler to play Sunday against Oakland, who Lechler played for the Raiders during his initial 13 seasons in the NFL.
What will the Texans do if Lechler, their lone punter, can’t...
The midway point of the season is here and we hand out our awards for the Houston Texans in plenty of categories for the 2013 season. We handed out awards for:
Team MVP, Offensive MVP, Defensive MVP, Rookie of the Year, Biggest Surprise, Best Free Agent Signing, Biggest Disappointment and Player on the Rise.
Once a player has been selected for an award, they are not eligible for...
Imagine a shortstop having worked with the same second baseman for 13 seasons and then being asked to turn double plays with a rookie, and you've got an idea how Sebastian Janikowski feels.
Marquette King isn't technically a rookie, having spent last season on injured reserve, but he's not Shane Lechler, either.
Six games into the season, Janikowski is still getting...
We have been talking this week about some “Bye Week Blues” for the Houston Texans, but now we are looking at the bright spots on the team. There have been little, but there are some players who, despite the bad start of the season, are putting together an impressive season.
Some may surprise you, but the solid seasons they are having cannot be denied.
The Bright Spots...
It's been tough for the Houston Texans this season. Longtime quarterback Matt Schaub has struggled tremendously. After he was injured (which the crowd cheered wildly for) T.J.Yates came on and continued the trend Schaub started and threw an interception that was returned 98-yards for a touchdown.
Punter Shane Lechler is the No. 3 QB for the Texans so the team is stuck with...
We look at the hidden numbers for the Houston Texans’ week two win over the Tennessee Titans.
Keshawn Martin‘s kick return average which makes him 4th in the NFL.
Keshawn Martin’s total kick return yards which makes him 2nd in the NFL.
The number of punts Shane Lechler had inside the 20 on eight punts.
The total yards per completion...
This week in Player Spotlight, we will take a look at a player whose value tends to go overlooked and many times underappreciated. This player has a small part in the overall scheme of things but his part is vital to the defense and causing issues for opposing offenses. The spotlight shines on Houston Texans punter Shane Lechler.
Boom! That’s the sound you hear when the ball comes...
2013 team captains are Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, Brian Cushing, J.J. Watt & Shane Lechler.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 7, 2013
The Houston Texans have named their 2013 captains for the season. The team has chosen Matt Schaub, Andre Johnson, Brian Cushing, J.J. Watt and Shane Lechler.
The only changes from the start of the 2012 season is that Tim Dobbins...
It’s getting close and the Houston Texans are closing in on the start of the 2013 campaign. We outline our 13 reasons to get excited for the upcoming season, and there are plenty of reasons, in our opinion. It could be a certain player, or a position group, but the Texans are going to be an exciting team.
Take a look at our reasons for optimism for the 2013 season:
We take a look at the Houston Texans’ best players from each phase of the game against the New Orleans Saints.
Houston Texans Offensive POG: Ben Tate
Ben Tate came out and showed us that he is still the running back that nearly had one thousand yards behind Arian Foster two years ago. Of course, Tate’s production is beneficial from good offensive line play but he showed...
For the first time in more than a decade, the Raiders head into the final stages of training camp uncertain who their punter will be.
When seven-time Pro Bowl punter Shane Lechler bolted for Houston as a free agent in March, it created a huge void on Oakland's roster. With less than three weeks remaining before the season opener in Indianapolis, the Raiders aren't any closer...
Coaches look to the preseason to do three things– fine tune what works, figure out what doesn’t and find out who can fill the holes on the roster. They also hope that one thing will not happen—injuries, but for the Houston Texans the aches and pains have been piling up
Know Your 2013 Houston Texans:
Key Additions: FB Greg Jones, CB Alan Ball, S Ed Reed, P Shane Lechler.
Key Losses: RB Justin…
The special teams key players have received a slight face-lift for the 2013 season.
The model of consistency for the Texans at long snapper, and a darn good one too. Weeks is spot on with his snaps and the less we hear of his name the better. He will have to get used to a new holder and kicker for the third season in a row.
Outlook: What you want...
There are very few players in the league who will be replacing an NFL legend this season.
Yeah, Shane Lechler was a punter and not a quarterback, but he had put up the greatest numbers a punter has ever had in his tenure with the Oakland Raiders. Two men will be vying to replace the new Houston Texan Shane Lechler: Marquette King and Chris Kluwe.
The favorite to win the...
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:
- Inside linebacker Tim Dobbins was absent today for the third straight practice. There is plenty of chatter going on how he...
The Oakland Raiders have signed free agent punter Chris Kluwe as a possible replacement for the departed Shane Lechler.
General manager Reggie McKenzie announced the deal with the eight-year veteran on Friday.
Kluwe played in 127 games for the Minnesota Vikings with a 44.4 yard career average. He ranks second all-time in Minnesota history with a 37.3 net average.
Via AP on Fox
May 17, 2013
The Oakland Raiders have signed veteran punter Chris Kluwe to a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum. Kluew was recently let go by the Minnesota Vikings due to his mediocre play and $1.45 million contract.
Kluwe will replace Shane Lechler who moved on to Houston this off-season.
“I’m excited to be an Oakland Raider and be playing in California,” Kluwe told Brandon...
The Houston Texans updated cap number was revealed and updated with their top 51 contracts, including the recent signings of Ed Reed, Brice McCain, Shane Lechler, Andrew Gardner and Greg Jones.
The Texans are current cap situation as follows
Unadjusted Team Cap: $123,000,000.00
Previous Year Carry Over: $2,422,689.00
Team Cap: $121,233,466.00
Cap Room: $3,813...
Punter Shane Lechler told 95.7 The Game in San Francisco that he didn’t hear anything from the Oakland Raiders before he signed with the Texans in free agency.
“I wasn’t hearing anything from Oakland,” Lechler said, per ProFootballtalk.com. “After giving them 13 years and plus what the Davis family has done for me, I thought I would at least have a conversation with someone...
Texans Making All the Right Moves in Free Agency So Far
Free agency has been blamed with ruining the game, but in reality all it has done is make it nearly impossible to establish a true dynasty. Gone are the days like the 1970s where the Pittsburgh Steelers reigned or the 80’s and early 90’s where the San Francisco 49ers lived at the top. There is simply too much turnover...
The Houston Texans sat on the sidelines after a flurry of moves across the NFL to open up the 2013 free agency period, and fans and critics were questioning motives of the Texans’ front office. Especially after watching their own players walk, specifically the puzzling departure of priority number one during free agency, Glover Quin. Throw in signings of Connor Barwin, James...