What's in a name? According to PFW executive editor Dan Arkush, plenty in NFL circles — if that name happens to be "Williams."
With NFL teams stuck in limbo thanks to the lockout, we are looking at where teams stand as they await the opening of the 2011 league year. Today, we take a look at the Texans.
A big season could be in the offing for Houston's Mario Williams, who is transitioning to rush outside linebacker in the Texans' new 3-4 defensive scheme.
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.
With the Texans hiring Wade Phillips to fix one of the NFL's worst defenses, the focus turns to who will execute his defense.
With Texans DE Mario Williams out for the season because of a sports hernia, ex-Bears DE Mark Anderson and former undrafted free agent Tim Jamison will play more.
The Texans have placed three players on injured reserve, including DE Mario Williams.
Texans DE Mario Williams, the team's top pass rusher, received treatment for a sports hernia the day before the loss to the Eagles and is playing through the injury.
A groin injury has limited Texans DE Mario Williams in practice this week.
Nolan Nawrocki analyzes Texans DE Mario Williams from a scout's perspective, detailing his positives and negatives.
Speculation mounted about Gary Kubiak's future in Houston late last season, but, thanks to the play of DE Mario Williams and others, owner Bob McNair is reaping the rewards of his loyalty after the Texans' impressive start.
The Redskins' top pick from the 2010 draft, OLT Trent Williams, left the Week Two game against the Texans with a sprained knee.
The loss of promising reserve DE Connor Barwin hurts the Texans' depth, but the pass rush was no concern against Indianapolis because of the play of starting DEs Mario Williams and Antonio Smith.
You probably couldn't have asked for more out of OLT Trent Williams in his first pro game, standing up well to Cowboys OLB DeMarcus Ware.
To add depth to the defensive end position after losing Connor Barwin for the season, the Texans have signed DEs Adewale Ogunleye and Ryan Denney.
One NFL insider compares Chiefs QB Matt Cassel to former NFL journeyman Steve Bono and wonders what new coordinator Charlie Weis can get out of Cassel.
The best could be ahead for a Texans defensive line that doesn't have a lineman who will be older than 28 years of age as of Week One currently on the roster.
MLB DeMeco Ryans is the latest member of the Texans' vaunted draft class of 2006 to get a big payday, and TE Owen Daniels and DE Mario Williams are also in line to receive lucrative multi-year deals at some point.