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Houston Texans: 2013 team needs

Posted March 08, 2013 @ 2:20 p.m. ET
We highlight the top three needs on offense and defense for the Houston Texans, and take a look back at their 2012 draft class

Baker to lead Houston's Super Bowl bid

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

Texans want Barwin back despite disappointing 2012

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

Texans RB Foster has not talked surgery

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

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

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

Texans won't rule out drafting QB

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

Watt named PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year

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

Texans WR Posey tears Achilles tendon

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 9:29 p.m. ET

Patriots beat Texans, Ravens up next

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 8:28 p.m. ET

Texans got good mileage out of backup inside 'backers

Posted Jan. 12, 2013 @ 8:05 p.m. ET


Jones, Greg (RB)

Posted March 27, 2013 @ 1:16 p.m.
The Houston Texans have signed Jones.
The Texans needed a fullback after James Casey signed with Philadelphia after free agency opened. Jones has played his first nine NFL seasons with Jacksonville. The Jaguars drafted him in the second round in 2004. Jones helped Jacksonville running backs rush for 100 yards in a game 37 times.

Lechler, Shane (P)

Posted March 23, 2013 @ 2:03 p.m.
The Houston Texans have signed Lechler. Terms of the contract were not disclosed by the team Saturday. ESPN reported the deal was for three years and worth a maximum of $5.5 million, with a $1 million signing bonus.
The 36-year-old Lechler is the NFL's career leader in gross average per punt (47.3 yards) and has led the league in gross average in four seasons. He also ranks seventh in career net punting average (38.8 yards).

Reed, Ed (S)

Posted March 20, 2013 @ 9:38 p.m.
The nine-time Pro Bowl safety signed a contract with Houston on Friday, a week after leaving town with no deal in place.
The Texans did not disclose terms, though the Houston Chronicle reported it was a three-year deal worth $15 million, with $5 million guaranteed. The move is another blow to Baltimore, where Reed played his first 11 NFL seasons.

McCain, Brice (CB)

Posted March 20, 2013 @ 2:23 p.m.
McCain has signed a three-year contract to stay with the Houston Texans. The 5-foot-9 McCain announced on Twitter late Tuesday that he had agreed to terms and thanked his agent, David Canter.
McCain was a sixth-round draft pick by the Texans in 2009. He played in 12 games with two starts last season before breaking his left foot in a Dec. 2 game against Tennessee.

Reed, Ed (S)

Posted March 14, 2013 @ 8:58 a.m.
Reed is back at Reliant Stadium for more meetings with the Houston Texans.
The 34-year-old Reed arrived in Houston on Thursday aboard team owner Bob McNair's private jet and had a full day of meetings. The team announced on its Twitter site Friday morning that Reed was back in its offices at Reliant.


Team W L T PCT
Houston 12 4 0 0.750
Indianapolis 11 5 0 0.688
Tennessee 6 10 0 0.375
Jacksonville 2 14 0 0.125


Wk Opp Date Result
15 Indianapolis 12/16/12 @ 1 p.m. W 29-17
16 Minnesota 12/23/12 @ 1 p.m. L 6-23
17 @ Indianapolis 12/30/12 @ 1 p.m. L 16-28
Post Cincinnati 1/05/13 @ 4:30 p.m. W 19-13
Post @ New England 1/13/13 @ 4:30 p.m. L 28-41


Passing Schaub, Matt
Rushing Foster, Arian
Receiving Johnson, Andre
Defense Quin, Glover


Day Player Pos Info Status
Fri Yates, T.J. QB right elbow Full Participation in Practice
Fri Tate, Ben RB foot Full Participation in Practice
Fri Smith, Wade G knee Limited Participation in Practice
Fri Smith, Antonio DE ankle Limited Participation in Practice
Fri Reed, Brooks LB groin Full Participation in Practice


Player Date Info Status
Ball, Alan 1/13/13 foot Probable
Yates, T.J. 1/13/13 right elbow Probable
Caldwell, Antoine 1/13/13 back Probable
Cody, Shaun 1/13/13 back Probable
Daniels, Owen 1/13/13 shoulder Probable
Forsett, Justin 1/13/13 knee Probable
Graham, Garrett 1/13/13 concussion Probable
Joseph, Johnathan 1/13/13 illness Probable
Keo, Shiloh 1/13/13 ankle Probable
Newton, Derek 1/13/13 knee Probable


Player Date Details
Graham, Shayne 3/12/13 declared free agent
Ball, Alan 3/12/13 declared free agent
James, Bradie 3/12/13 declared free agent
Harris, Ryan 3/12/13 declared free agent
Cody, Shaun 3/12/13 declared free agent
Routt, Stanford 3/12/13 declared free agent
Jones, Donnie 3/12/13 declared free agent
Demps, Quintin 3/12/13 declared free agent
Fox, Keyaron 3/12/13 declared free agent
Dobbins, Tim 3/12/13 declared free agent