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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
Former U.S. Secretary of State James Baker will lead Houston's bid to host the Super Bowl in 2017.

Texans want Barwin back despite disappointing 2012

Posted Feb. 07, 2013 @ 2:55 p.m. ET
The Texans' ability to re-sign OLB Connor Barwin — or not re-sign — likely impacts what direction they go in the draft.

Texans RB Foster has not talked surgery

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
Texans RB Arian Foster released a statement Friday after an NFL Network report indicated he would undergo a heart procedure.

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

Posted Jan. 25, 2013 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Houston RB Arian Foster says players are going to step up at the Pro Bowl this year, but don't expect 100 percent effort.

Texans won't rule out drafting QB

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 2:53 p.m. ET
Despite publicly supporting Matt Schaub, Texans coach Gary Kubiak will at least consider drafting a quarterback in April, we hear.

Watt named PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year

Posted Jan. 16, 2013 @ 11:20 a.m. ET
Texans DE J.J. Watt, still two months shy of his 24th birthday, is the youngest PFW/PFWA Defensive Player of the Year winner ever.

Texans WR Posey tears Achilles tendon

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Texans WR DeVier Posey tore his Achilles tendon, the rookie confirmed after Sunday’s divisional-round loss to the Patriots.

Patriots beat Texans, Ravens up next

Posted Jan. 13, 2013 @ 8:28 p.m. ET
Stevan Ridley ran for 82 yards and a touchdown to help the Patriots roll to a 41-28 victory over the Texans.

Texans got good mileage out of backup inside 'backers

Posted Jan. 12, 2013 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
Despite injuries taking their toll on Texans' ILBs this season, we hear there won't be a major rush to address the position in the draft.

Friday injury report for divisional playoffs

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 4:14 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the divisional playoffs, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Key matchup: Texans passing game vs. Patriots pass 'D'

Posted Jan. 11, 2013 @ 1:09 p.m. ET
The Texans’ key to avenging a Week 14 embarrassment and advancing to the AFC title game will be QB Matt Schaub. 

Ryan, Falcons understand situation they're in

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 4:52 p.m. ET
The Falcons and QB Matt Ryan are aware of the pressures they face this weekend in what should be a strong divisional slate of games.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Defining moment for Texans, Schaub

Posted Jan. 08, 2013 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
The Texans-Patriots rematch should be more competitive this time around. For the Texans to pull the upset, Matt Schaub must rise to the occasion.

Texans' offense still uneven, but making progress

Posted Jan. 06, 2013 @ 2:21 p.m. ET
One offensive TD by the Texans is unlikely to cut it in Foxborough Sunday, but at least the group showed signs of breaking through in the wild-card round victory over the Bengals.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

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.

Watt, J.J. (DE)

Posted Feb. 02, 2013 @ 8:31 p.m.
Watt has won The Associated Press 2012 NFL Defensive Player of the Year award, missing a perfect ballot by one vote.
The NFL's sacks leader with 20 1-2 and a pass-blocking fiend, Watt earned 49 votes from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. Denver linebacker Von Miller received the other vote. Watt, a versatile second-year player with a tremendous burst off the line, also forced four fumbles and recovered two in helping the Texans to their second straight AFC South title. With his long wingspan, he blocked a stunning 16 passes.

Foster, Arian (RB)

Posted Feb. 01, 2013 @ 6:32 a.m.
Foster says he's considering a heart procedure to address a condition that forced him out of a game.
Foster told the NFL Network's Alex Flanagan on Thursday that he will "likely undergo" a heart ablation in about a month. An ablation involves the use of a catheter to correct structural problems that can lead to an abnormal heartbeat, according to the Mayo Clinic's official Web site. The 26-year-old Foster left in the third quarter of Houston's 23-6 loss to Minnesota on Dec. 23 with an irregular heartbeat.

McGee, Stephen (QB)

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m.
McGee is among eight players signed to reserve/future contracts by the Houston Texans.
The 6-3 McGee was a fourth-round pick by Dallas in 2009. He played in only three games for the Cowboys before he was cut at the end of training camp in 2012.

Keenum, Case (QB)

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 4:08 p.m.
Keenum is among eight players signed to reserve/future contracts by the Houston Texans.
The 6-foot Keenum spent last season on Houston's practice squad after signing as an undrafted free agent.

Reed, Ed (S)

Posted Jan. 24, 2013 @ 12:29 p.m.
Reed intends to return next season.
There was speculation that the 34-year-old Reed might retire after the Ravens complete their Super Bowl run next Sunday. But Reed said Thursday, "I'll be playing next year."

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