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Posts Tagged ‘Derrick Ward’

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 […]

Kubiak Clarifies Foster & Ward’s Role

Gary Kubiak clarified Arian Foster and Derrick Ward’s roles in a press conference this week starting with whether Foster reminded Kubiak of any his former Denver Bronco running backs: “No. I don’t know who he would remind me of. But he’s a nice addition to our team; very tough, very tough to tackle. The thing […]

Fantasy Football: Texans RBs Foster and Ward

This afternoon I jumped online to ask Nick Scurfield of‘s Live Chat what’s up with Arian Foster and Derrick Ward’s playing time in regards to both running back’s success. Scurfield responded: Ward is going to get more involved in the offense. Averaging 8.3 yards per carry, he should. Kubiak said yesterday that Foster will […]

Ward’s TD Engraves Role with Texans, Foster’s Knee Banged Up

For the second straight week Houston Texans running back Derrick Ward scored a touchdown.  Two weeks ago against Oakland, Ward scampered for a 33-yard touchdown.  This week in the loss against his former team, the New York Giants, Ward ran for a one-yard touchdown.  The carries and touchdowns certainly signify his role on the team: […]

Texans Play for Franchise First 4-1 Record against Giants Sunday

The Houston Texans will be coming into Reliant Stadium with a 3-1 record and in first place of their AFC South Division.  In a game where Brian Cushing returns to action, Andre Johnson being a game-time decision, and the New York Giants’ defensive line coming off their best game of the season, the Texans will […]

Texans Thursday Injury Report

The Houston Texans released their inury report Thursday for Sunday’s game at noon at Reliant Stadium against the Giants.  The following players were limited in practice: WR Andre Johnson (ankle, game-time decision), DE Mario Williams (groin), TE Owen Daniels (hamstring), RB Derrick Ward (ribs), FS Dominque Barber (ribs), SS Bernard Pollard (neck), FS Eugene Wilson […]

Foster Benched First Quarter for Missing Team Meeting

The Houston Texans reportedly benched running back Arian Foster today for the first quarter because he missed a team meeting and was late for others.  Kubiak decided to keep Foster, with his helmet on, on the sidelines while Steve Slaton and Derrick Ward ran through the Raiders’ defense.  The two backup running backs played well […]

Foster Sits 1st Quarter, Still Registers 187 Yards and 2 TDs in Texans Win Over Raiders

The Houston Texans put up a great fight Sunday for the 31-24 win over the Oakland Raiders at the Oakland Collesium.  Even though benching the leading NFL rusher and AFC Player of the Month until the six-minute marker of the second quarter, the Texans were led by Foster’s run game and a renewed defensive energy.  The defense stepped up with […]