Earl Mitchell, who could be the Texans' starting nose tackle next season, is working out on his own and watching Cowboys' DVDs with an eye on getting up to speed in Wade Phillips' 3-4 scheme.
In his first offseason look at conference-title and Super Bowl odds, PFW's Mike Wilkening sees a case for the Packers being clear NFC favorites — and wonders if a long shot can't surprise in the AFC.
The Texans hired Bobby King as a defensive assistant, the team announced on Friday.
Owen Daniels will remain a Texan for at least four more seasons after signing an extension Thursday.
With the owners and players mired in negotiations, the beginning of free agency is likely to be delayed. Yet, PFW examines the free-agent picture for each club, with the AFC South featured today.
Texans CB Glover Quin could be in the mix at free safety next season, head coach Gary Kubiak said at the NFL Scouting Combine. The Texans released Eugene Wilson, their starting free safety in 2010, on Feb. 18.
Texans RB Arian Foster underwent minor arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, according to PFW correspondent John McClain.
The Texans released five players Friday, including FS Eugene Wilson, who started 13 games last season.
Texans RB Arian Foster exploded onto the NFL scene with 231 rushing yards and three touchdowns in a Week One win over the Colts. He went on to lead the league in rushing with 1,616 yards.
The Texans agreed to terms with four assistant coaches on Friday, including former Cowboys assistant Reggie Herring and ex-49ers secondary coach Vance Joseph.
Its struggles may have been lost in a season defined by some draining losses and subpar defensive play, but the Texans' return game was far from a strength in 2010.
The NFList looks at the last seven defensive players selected No. 1 overall, dating back to DE Bruce Smith in 1985, and examines how they fared.
One of the many questions facing the Texans in the transition from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 is who will play nose tackle.
Texans RB Arian Foster is the winner of the Pro Football Weekly/PFWA 2010 Most Improved Player of the Year.
FB Vonta Leach's importance to the Texans' running game was not lost on Pro Bowl voters.