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Derek Newton

Derek Newton - #75 - T

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 6"/ 318 lbs.
Birthday 11/16/1987
Birthplace Utica, MS
College Arkansas State
Years played 3
Drafted 2011, 7th round, 11th pick by Texans

Texans agree with No. 1 pick Mercilus

Posted June 13, 2012 @ 7:06 p.m. ET
The Texans announced Wednesday that they had come to terms on a contract with OLB Whitney Mercilus, their first-round pick.

Forsett, Ball could earn roles in Houston

Posted June 10, 2012 @ 10:39 a.m. ET
CB Alan Ball and RB Justin Forsett will compete for Houston's fourth CB and third RB spots, respectively.

McNair back on Triple Crown stage with Street Life

Posted June 08, 2012 @ 5:50 p.m. ET
Texans owner Bob McNair co-owns Street Life, a late-rallying colt who's a contender in Saturday's Belmont Stakes.

Texans sign RB Forsett, CB Ball

Posted June 02, 2012 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
The Texans signed RB Justin Forsett, the veteran back confirmed on Twitter. They also added CB Alan Ball.

Examining the TE position in the AFC South

Posted May 31, 2012 @ 5:17 p.m. ET
PFW's Arthur Arkush analyzes the interesting TE situations that are shaping up in the AFC South.

Texans rookie Dwight Jones misses practice

Posted May 29, 2012 @ 1:45 p.m. ET
Undrafted rookie WR Dwight Jones missed Tuesday's organized team activity with the Texans.

Special teams will look different for Texans

Posted May 23, 2012 @ 3:16 p.m. ET
Perhaps lost in the O-line shuffle is the revamping of Houston’s special-teams unit, which will have fresh faces at kicker, punter and in the return game to begin the season.

AFC South players in the crosshairs

Posted May 22, 2012 @ 10 a.m. ET
Here's a look at the players on each AFC South team who will be most heavily scrutinized, including Titans RB Chris Johnson.

Texans WR Johnson to miss OTAs

Posted May 21, 2012 @ 2:22 p.m. ET
Texans WR Andre Johnson will miss the team’s OTAs after undergoing knee surgery.

Report: Texans sign QB Beck

Posted May 09, 2012 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
The Texans have added a veteran quarterback to their depth chart, agreeing to terms with QB John Beck, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle.

Report: Ravens add WR Jones

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 7:19 p.m. ET
The Ravens have added to their receiving corps, agreeing to a contract with WR Jacoby Jones.

Texans add PK Graham

Posted May 08, 2012 @ 11:16 a.m. ET
The Texans signed veteran PK Shayne Graham, who will compete with the team’s fifth-round pick, Randy Bullock.

Report: QB Leinart to sign with Raiders

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 6:20 p.m. ET
Former first-round pick QB Matt Leinart will sign with the Raiders, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported.

Titans sign LB Diles

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 5:52 p.m. ET
The Titans signed veteran LB Zac Diles on Monday, the team announced.

Texans release WR Jones

Posted May 01, 2012 @ 4:59 p.m. ET
After not finding a willing trading partner during the draft, the Texans have opted to release WR Jacoby Jones.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 23, 2012
Newton was active for Sunday's game against the Colts.||||||| Newton had been nursing a right knee injury.
Posted Aug. 27, 2012
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak says Newton has won the starting job at right tackle, beating out Rashad Butler.||||||| The 6-foot-6, 318-pound Newton was a seventh-round draft pick in 2011. Butler, entering his sixth season with Houston, was sidelined much of last season with a left triceps injury. Kubiak met with both players on Monday before announcing his decision.

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