Pro Football weekly

Comment | Print |

Texans thrilled with FB Vickers

About the Author

Recent posts by Arthur Arkush

Colts add OT Cherilus, CB Toler

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:31 p.m.

Bills bring back McKelvin

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:45 p.m.

Saints re-sign Galette

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 1:31 p.m.

Steelers part ways with OLB Harrison

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 12:40 p.m.

SS Moore is staying with the Falcons

Posted March 09, 2013 @ 9:36 a.m.

Related Stories

Titans make twin killing; sign OG Levitre, TE Walker

Posted March 12, 2013 @ 5:39 p.m.

Houston Texans: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m.

Baker to lead Houston's Super Bowl bid

Posted Feb. 25, 2013 @ 3:35 p.m.

Freeney's exit latest example of Colts' sea change

Posted Feb. 16, 2013 @ 3:24 p.m.

Texans want Barwin back despite disappointing 2012

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 2:55 p.m.

Texans RB Foster has not talked surgery

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 1:20 p.m.

Foster: Don't expect 100 percent play at Pro Bowl

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:29 p.m.

Texans won't rule out drafting QB

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 2:53 p.m.

Watt named PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 11:20 a.m.

Texans WR Posey tears Achilles tendon

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 9:29 p.m.
Posted Nov. 11, 2011 @ 1:47 p.m. ET
By Arthur Arkush

After being outbid by Baltimore for the services of All-Pro FB Vonta Leach this past offseason, the Texans knew they needed a security blanket with Leach's replacement, James Casey, playing fullback for the first time. Casey thrived in his new role in the first five games of the season, holding his own as a lead blocker and adding another dimension to Houston's already explosive passing offense. But after Casey strained a pectoral muscle in Week Five against the Raiders, Houston called on its security blanket, veteran FB Lawrence Vickers. Word is Vickers has been everything the Texans hoped he would be and more. Coming off a franchise-record 261 rushing yards against the Browns in Week Nine, head coach Gary Kubiak raved about Vickers' performance. Kubiak loves Casey's versatility and will try and find ways to get him on the field, but we hear Vickers isn't going anywhere as long as the Texans' running game continues dominating opponents.

Comments ()