Texans Roster Evaluation: Outside Linebacker

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.  One of the weakest positions on the Houston Texans, and this will be another group that will need some improvements. With probably one starter among the group, the Texans will have to rethink...
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February 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Houston Texans

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale.   Round 1 – DeAndre “Poop” Hopkins WR, Clemson Analysis - Hopkins didn’t disappoint in year one, catching 52 balls for 802 yards and 2 scores. Score 4/5 Round 2 -  DJ Swearinger S, South...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Rookie Class Offering Little Help

This year’s Houston Texans rookie class has fallen short of expectations on the impact they would deliver to this roster. The draft class was built well at the initial glance and looked like they delivered with who they drafted. Injuries, cuts and little real contribution from the rookies have contributed to some of the slow starts for the Texans. It was hard not to be excited...
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October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans 2013 53-Man Roster: Surprises & No-Brainers

It’s the time of year that all coaches despise, trimming the rosters down to the final 53 players.  Despite all of the hard work and friendships forged, it’s an inevitable part of the preseason.  And even though we’ve gone from, “Coach needs to see you.  Bring your playbook,” to “Coach needs to see you. Bring your iPad,” some things will always remain the same. ...
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September 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans make final cuts to get down to 53-man roster

The Houston Texans have announced their final roster cuts on Saturday. The team released 21 players to shape their final roster.  They have also taken newly acquired safety Ed Reed off the PUP list and activated him on their roster. In addition to the cuts, the Texans placed three rookies on injured reserve to get down to 53 players on their roster. Here is a comprehensive list...
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September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rundown: End of the Preseason

The Houston Texans’ 2013 preseason is finished and they defeated the Dallas Cowboys 24-6. The big stories were the return of DeVier Posey and all of the young players fighting for their NFL futures. Some will be with the Texans and others could be headed to another NFL team. It was good to see some of the Texans rookies get work in a game setting and actually see their hard work...
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August 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Gameday Prep: Dallas Edition

The final preseason game is upon the Houston Texans, with the regular season just around the corner. The Texans are traveling to AT&T Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys for what will be the end of the road for at least 22 Texans players. This becomes the hard part, seeing players who have been chasing their dreams come up short. There is that small portion who defy the...
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August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Players to Watch: Dallas Edition

The time is now for the final 53 man roster and practice squad spots to be claimed for the upcoming season. The Houston Texans will be traveling to Arlington to take on the Dallas Cowboys, and it will be a showcase of all the younger players that have made it to the last game of the preseason. The process to the NFL for the majority of these players started in late May with rookie...
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August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

SOTT Friday Mailbag: Keenum Was the Case That They Gave Me

We open our Friday Mailbag to get ready for the weekend and the Houston Texans vs the Miami Dolphins. Readers asked about Trevardo Williams, Case Keenum and some more topics of interest. See what was said.   SOTT Mailbag What do you expect from Ben Jones at LG? Is it concerning 1st team O isn’t getting many preseason snaps as a unit? #SOTTexans — Jacknife84 (@jacknife84...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Team Previews: Houston Texans

Key Additions FB Greg Jones, CB Alan Ball, S Ed Reed, P Shane Lechler, WR DeAndre Hopkins (draft), S D.J. Swearinger (draft), OT Brennan Williams (draft), DE Sam Montgomery (draft), DE/OLB Trevardo Williams(draft), OT/G/C David Quessenberry (draft) Key Losses RB Justin Forsett, WR Kevin Walter, TE James Casey, OT Rashad Butler, DE/OLB Connor Barwin, S Glover Quin, K...
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August 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Gameday Prep: Minnesota Edition

It is finally here and the Houston Texans are scheduled to open their 2013 Preseason schedule against the Minnesota Vikings (7 p.m. kickoff). We have talked to Mike Wobscall from to catch up on what they look like and we have also given some Texans players to watch for the upcoming game.       Vikings Prep Know Your Opponent: Vikings What Texans to Watch against the...
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August 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Sign 2013 Draft Class

The Houston Texans signed wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins today and will make it official tomorrow of the signings of D.J. Swearinger and Brennan Williams for the upcoming season. Here are the financials of each rookies deals.     DeAndre Hopkins, WR #10 DeAndre Hopkins CONTRACT: 4 Yr(s) / $7,620,000 SIGNING BONUS: $3,920,000 *First three years of deal are guaranteed. ...
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July 22, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 Texans’ Outside Linebacker Outlook

One familiar face is gone and the Texans are looking to get more athletic on the edge so they brought in a young group to help.   Outside Linebackers   Brooks Reed Brooks Reed Rumors of the third year linebacker moving to the inside were being spoken loudly after the draft and during OTAs Reed was working on the inside. Reed does look like a natural on the inside and looks more...
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July 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Early Impression: The Impact of the Texans 2013 Draft Class

D.J. Swaeringer #36 The Houston Texans have a deep 2013 draft class and right now all have a legitimate chance to provide some key playing time in the coming season. We take an early look heading out of mini-camp on the draft class and the impact they will have heading into the 2013 season. This list is compiled without work in pads and preseason games, but our impression from the...
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June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

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 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

Houston Texans Sign OLB Trevardo Williams

2013 NFL draft pick Travardo Williams and the Houston Texans have agreed to and signed a four-year deal. The fourth-round line backer was a tad behind third-round pick Sam Montgomery according to coach Gary Kubiak, but still has a solid shot at making an impact as a rookie this season. The post Houston Texans Sign OLB Trevardo Williams appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL News...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans sign 4th-round pick Williams

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have signed fourth-round draft pick linebacker Trevardo Williams. The 6-foot-1, 241-pound Williams was taken with the 124th overall pick out of Connecticut. He's one of five drafted players signed by Houston, also including tackle David Quessenberry, receiver Alan Bonner, defensive tackle Chris Jones and tight end Ryan Griffin. Williams started...
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May 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Rookies of the Texans 2013 Mini Camp

Alan Bonner, #16 The three day mini-camp wrapped up and the Houston Texans were able to look at and evaluate 56 players. The Texans had draft picks and 23 rookies already signed to deals who looked to be safe moving out of this phase of the Texans off season. We were able to take in four of the five practices and get a good look at this new group of rookies who are going to join...
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May 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Day One: Texans Rookie Mini-Camp Pictures

Here are some pictures from day one at Houston Texans Rookie Mini Camp. Also, you can see day one notes here.    Day One DeAndre Hopkins, WR #10                   D.J. Swearinger, #36                   Orhian Johnson, #30                   Trevardo Williams, #54 and Sam Montgomery #57                     Alan Bonner, #16             ...
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May 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Rookie Draft Class Around the Web

Trying to get Houston Texans fans connected with their rookie draft class, we dug up some good stories on them. Enjoy.   DeAndre Hopkins DeAndre Hopkins DeAndre Hopkins Baptized at Practice  Hopkins Tough Road to get to Houston Clemson Football Blog Reacts to Hopkins Being Drafted   D.J. Swearinger Swearinger Joins Teammate and Rival in Houston The Swearinger Effect The Garnet...
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April 30, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft: Grading The AFC South Teams

You could make the argument the AFC South is made of two serious playoff contenders and two also-rans. While Houston and Indianapolis seem to be head and shoulders above their rivals, Jacksonville and Tennessee, the two bottom-feeders did a great deal in the draft to close the gap.While evaluation of player talent is extremely important, not choosing players because of one variable...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans 2013 Draft Class Breakdown

The draft is over the picks are in and all of the hard work has been summed up into 9 selections. What do you think? Good, bad, or indifferent? The Texans draft haul addressed all of their needs and filled most of the holes needed to solidify their team. Now we will look at all of the draft picks and breakdown how they will translate into the Texans system.   First Round No. 27...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Texans Rookies Twitter Handles

Here are the newest Houston Texans twitter handles.    The Drafted Class DeAndre Hopkins (Clemson) (Twitter) D.J. Swearinger (South Carolina)  (Twitter) Brennan Williams (North Carolina)  (Twitter) Sam Montgomery (LSU)  (Twitter) Trevardo Williams (UConn)  (Twitter) David Quessenberry (San Jose State)  (Twitter) Alan Bonner (Jacksonville State)  (Twitter) Chris Jones  ...
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April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Grading the Draft: AFC South Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Tennessee Titans

The three day 2013 NFL Draft is in the books and it’s time to start the speculation and second guessing of various teams selections. Although the real results of this year’s draft would be felt for several seasons, it’s always interesting to see if various teams addressed their needs during the draft. In this installment of columns, I’ll be reviewing the AFC South. Houston...
April 28, 2013  |  Discuss

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