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Posts Tagged ‘Troy Nolan’

Injured Danieal Manning to return this season?

Texans safety Danieal Manning fractured his fibula while making a leaping interception in the second quarter of Sunday’s win in Tennessee. He was on crutches on the sideline in the second half, however, he remains optimistic that he’ll be able to return at some point this season. “My gut feeling is that I’ll be back,” […]

Kubiak Presents Questions, Challenges for 2011 Texans Defense

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak is still in the midst of putting together next season’s Texans defense.  This offseason, we’ve seen Zach Diles, Eugene Wilson and Bernard Pollard go nontendered or unsigned.  Glover Quin may move to free safety and Troy Nolan and Dominique Barber could compete […]

Texans Know 1/2 the Safety Won’t Cut It; Part Ways with Pollard

At one time, Bernard Pollard was credited with tightening the defense together.  Last season, Pollard rather became known for his awful pass coverage skills.  He was the leading tackler and most likely also the leader in showing up too late in coverage.  So when the Texans had the chance to tender him last week, they […]

Texans Hire New Defensive Backs Coach Vance Joseph

The Houston Texans hired defensive backs coach, Vance Joseph, in another move towards completing the Texans’ defensive coaching staff.  Joseph spent the last six seasons with the San Francisco 49ers, and he’s expected to have his hands full with the Texans this upcoming season.  This past season, the Texans’ secondary easily measured up against the […]

Torrii Williams Placed on IR; Shelley Smith Promoted

The Houston Texans’ 6’2″, 210 lb. backup safety, Torrii Williams, was placed on the injured reserve this past week, adding another problem to the Texans’ secondary.  With the available roster spot, the Texans promoted 6’4″, near-300 lb. guard, Shelley Smith.  Williams played significant special teams time for the Texans, and he was the team’s fourth […]

Texans Injury Update: Johnson, Jones, Pollard & Wilson

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported that wide receivers Andre Johnson and Jacoby Jones could be game-time decisions Sunday at home against the New York Giants.  ESPN’s Stephania Bell said he’s feeling better since Week 4 and will practice Thursday.  Jones strained a calf muscle in the second quarter of the Oakland game.  Texans head […]

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 […]

FS Wilson to Sit, Barber to Start Against Raiders

The Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday that free safety Eugene Wilson will sit this week with a hamstring injury suffered in last week’s lost against the Cowboys.  Dominique Barber will start in his place.  Barber plays a flex role at safety for the Texans and has experience with the starting secondary.  Troy Nolan, another utility safety, will also […]