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Texans edge Bengals for wild-card win

Posted Jan. 05, 2013 @ 8:41 p.m. ET
Arian Foster ran for 140 yards and a TD, and the Texans used a stifling defense for a 19-13 win over the Bengals on Saturday.

Friday injury report for wild-card round

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 5:18 p.m. ET
Here is the Friday injury report for the wild-card weekend, showing to what degree injured players participated in their teams' practices.

Key matchup: Texans DE J.J. Watt vs. Bengals O-line

Posted Jan. 04, 2013 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
The Bengals vs. Texans might be the least attractive matchup of wild-card weekend, but it's another chance to watch star DE J.J. Watt.

Thursday's wild-card injury report

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 7:34 p.m. ET
The injury report report for this weekend's wild-card action, as released by the NFL.

Running the 'Card table: Tom Danyluk's wildcard predictions

Posted Jan. 03, 2013 @ 4:09 p.m. ET
PFW columnist Tom Danyluk breaks down the wild-card round action and offers his predictions.

Lewis, Pagano highlight emotional weekend

Posted Jan. 02, 2013 @ 8:49 p.m. ET
Three of this year's wild-card games are whoppers, with the two Sunday games appearing to be quite fascinating.

Texans place Sharpton on I.R.

Posted Jan. 01, 2013 @ 2:15 p.m. ET
The Texans placed ILB Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve because of a hip injury on Tuesday.

AFC South Spin cycle: Loss to Colts drops Texans to No. 3

Posted Dec. 31, 2012 @ 1:53 p.m. ET
The Colts sent the reeling Texans back to Houston as Chuck Pagano had a successful return to the sideline after three months away.

Colts top Texans in Pagano's return

Posted Dec. 30, 2012 @ 4:44 p.m. ET
Andrew Luck threw two TD passes to lead the Colts to a 28-16 victory over Houston in head coach Chuck Pagano's return.

Schaub pressing amid Houston's offensive funk

Posted Dec. 28, 2012 @ 11:05 a.m. ET
The Texans are a ball-control offense, but it still must start with QB Matt Schaub, who is pressing with his team mired in a funk at the worst possible time.

Bears sign S Nolan

Posted Dec. 26, 2012 @ 11:03 a.m. ET
The Bears signed S Troy Nolan, the team announced Wednesday. Chicago had an open roster spot after waiving WR Dane Sanzenbacher. 

Week 17 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 11:21 a.m. ET
Seeding is up for grabs in the AFC, while five teams fight for two spots in the NFC playoffs in Week 17.

AFC South Spin cycle: Colts' turnaround complete

Posted Dec. 24, 2012 @ 2:32 a.m. ET
The Colts punched their postseason ticket with a 20-13 win at Kansas City and the Texans continue to stumble late this season.

Vikings upset Texans 23-6

Posted Dec. 23, 2012 @ 4:27 p.m. ET
Christian Ponder threw a touchdown pass, Toby Gerhart added a score and Blair Walsh kicked three field goals in the Vikings' win over the Texans.

Texans' third-round rookies coming on strong

Posted Dec. 21, 2012 @ 12:50 p.m. ET
Third-round rookies DeVier Posey and Brandon Brooks are coming on at the right time for the Texans.

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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