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Mario Williams Leaves Raiders Game with Pec Injury

Houston linebacker Mario Williams left Sunday’s game against Oakland with an injured pectoral muscle. Williams appeared to be hurt while sacking Jason Campbell with about five minutes left in the first quarter. He was taken the locker room and was not expected to return. Williams, the top overall pick in the 2006 draft, moved from […]

OLB Mario Williams to Undergo Tests to See Damage on Knee

Texans outside linebacker Mario Williams will undergo tests today to determine the extent of his right knee, Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle reports. “The biggest thing is you don’t want it to tighten up on you, and I was trying to keep it loose,” Williams said. “We have to figure it out tomorrow once […]

LB/DE Mario Williams Adjusting Well In New Position

Dan Pompei of the National Football Post has been skeptical about moving Mario Williams to linebacker, but so far so good. Houston defensive coordinator Wade Phillips tells Pompei Williams has been rushing the passer so well from a two point stance that he had six sacks in one practice. The biggest adjustment for Mario, according […]

Texans Second Round Pick Can’t Wait to Get Started with Defensive Talents

The Houston Texans second round pick, Arizona defensive end and upcoming Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed, is excited to be joining a talented group of front defensive players.  The Texans front seven will include: OLBs Brooks Reed & Connor Barwin, MLBsDeMeco Ryans & Brian Cushing, DEs Mario Williams & J.J. Watt, and DT Earl […]

Texans Need to Hit with Their Top Four Draft Picks

Texans Examiner Alan Burge points out that the Texans need to hit a homerun with their top four draft picks. The Texans desperately need a draft like 2006 when Mario Williams, DeMeco Ryans, Charles Spencer, Eric Winston and Owen Daniels were among the first 98 picks. The problem is that Rick Smith wasn’t around here […]

Phillips Says Mario to Stay at DE; Mitchell Likely to Play NT

While changes are being made to the Texans’ defense, Mario Williams will be staying put at defensive end.  The Houston Chronicle reported today that Texans defensive coordinator Wade Phillips said Williams won’t be standing up either. “I think Mario fits in well with what we’re going to do.  He’s a five-technique, an outside rush guy. That’s […]

McClain: Kubiak Says Smith & Cody were Most Consistent DLs on Team Last Season

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle tweeted this afternoon that Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak told the press that defensive lineman Shaun Cody was the second most consistent defensive lineman last season to Antonio Smith.  Mario Williams was not mentioned by Kubiak, although the former Pro Bowl defensive end dealt with a sports hernia […]

Texans Play Normalcy of Big Tweaks to 30th Ranked Defense

The Houston Texans said two weeks ago not to be surprised if the new defensive regime breaks mold of the 2010 third-worst defense.  Since then, word has come out about (2010 position – name) defensive tackle Earl Mitchell, middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans, outside linebacker Brian Cushing, defensive ends  Connor Barwin and Jesse Nading, cornerback Glover […]