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Texans GM Smith: DeMeco’s “Doing Fine”

Nick Scurfield interviewed Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith this week.  Near the end of the interview, Scurfield that confirmed injured and rehabbing players will be able to continue working out at the Texans’ facility until March 3.   The final question regarded DeMeco Ryans’ health and how tough it will be to see him leave the building […]

Texans Will Keep Defensive Line Coach Kollar

While clearing house on the defensive coaching staff, the newly hired Houston Texans defensive coordinator, Wade Phillips, assured Texans would be keeping defensive line coach Bill Kollar on staff.  Kollar improved boosted the Texans’ defensive line to be a Top 10 statistically ranked rush defense, without DeMeco Ryans for the season and Brian Cushing for four games.  […]

Pollard Says His Play Not Good Enough

For the Houston Texans, Bernard Pollard remains one of their few defensive playmakers in the wake of DeMeco Ryan’s achilles tear.  He’s a mean, aggressive, sure-tackle leader on D; however, his coverage skills have been notably suspect this season.  Although acknowledged by Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell as the Houston Texans’ Mario Williams of […]

Texans Gear Up for Second Bout Against Division Rival Colts on Monday Night

The 4-2 Houston Texans and 4-2 Indianapolis Colts will face off in a Monday Night AFC South Division rivalry showdown in an effort by both teams to tie the Tennessee Titans for the division lead.  The Texans are coming off an eventful bye week.  First, Houston welcomes back starting left tackle Duane Brown, who was […]

Texans Make Week 8 Roster Moves

After DeMeco Ryans was placed on the injured reserve last week, this week the Houston Texans made some roster moves in order to improve defensive depth.  As noted earlier this week by Matt Loede, the Texans signed the 6’2″, 301-pound defensive tackle Damione Lewis.  The Texans also signed former 2008 fourth round pick and Tennessee Titan linebacker […]

Kubiak Names Cushing as MLB Ryan’s Replacement

Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak announced Monday that linebacker Brian Cushing will replace injured middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans (achilles tear) for the team at the middle linebacker position for the rest of the season.  Head coach Kubiak cited Cushing’s talent and leadership as his reasons to replace Ryans with Cushing instead of veteran linebacker […]

Team as Whole Practices Tuesday, Defensive Unit Practices Wednesday

The Houston media reported on Tuesday that the Houston Texans as a team put in their first and only day of practice for the bye week.  However, Nick Scurfield in his Texans Live Chat today reported that the Texans’ defensive unit was out practicing today.  The extra practice is much needed because the Texans’ defense ranks […]

Texans Cut Two on Day of Deadline

 The Houston Texans didn’t make a trade splash before today’s 4 PM NFL Trade Deadline.  Rather, the Texans released veteran Ephraim Salaam, who played  a reserve role to the formerly suspended offensive tackle Duane Brown, and waived fill-in linebacker, David Nixon.  Nixon played outside linebacker for the Texans this past weekend in the win over the […]