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AFC South Spin cycle: Titans play spoiler on 'MNF'

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 12:31 p.m. ET
The Titans dashed the playoff hopes of the Jets, while the Texans clinched the AFC South with their win over the Colts.

Week 16 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 11:37 a.m. ET
First-round byes and playoff spots are up for grabs in Week 16. See how it can happen in the playoff scenarios.

Week 15 Players of the Week

Posted Dec. 18, 2012 @ 8:40 a.m. ET
This week, PFW selects Adrian Peterson, J.J. Watt and Blair Walsh as its Players of the Week.

Peterson, Watt make MVP cases, rally contenders

Posted Dec. 17, 2012 @ 12:36 p.m. ET
In what might be one of the few true head-to-head battles for MVP either Adrian Peterson or J.J. Watt might have the chance to earn the award in Week 16.

Texans clinch AFC South with 29-17 win over Colts

Posted Dec. 16, 2012 @ 4:41 p.m. ET
The Houston Texans are AFC South champions for the second straight year after beating the Indianapolis Colts 29-17 Sunday.

Injuries have taken toll on Texans O-line

Posted Dec. 14, 2012 @ 4:32 p.m. ET
The Texans have missed starting ORT Derek Newton the past two weeks — perhaps even more than initially expected.

Week 15 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 2 p.m. ET
The Texans, Ravens, 49ers and Packers all have opportunities to clinch their respective divisions on Sunday.

Tuesday's 60-second rant: Texans will learn from humbling loss

Posted Dec. 11, 2012 @ 12:23 p.m. ET
The Patriots are the class of the AFC, but the Texans are far better than they showed Monday and will respond with a strong effort against the Colts.

Patriots rout Texans in key AFC matchup

Posted Dec. 10, 2012 @ 11:53 p.m. ET
Tom Brady threw for four touchdowns, one to Brandon Lloyd, and the Patriots rolled over the Texans, 42-14, on Monday night.

Friday's 60-second rant: How dangerous is Denver?

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m. ET
It's difficult to gauge how far the Broncos' have come since early-season losses, but using each week to improve could carry them a long way.

Key matchup: Texans running game vs. Patriots run defense

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 1:20 p.m. ET
In a potential AFC title-game preview between the Patriots and Texans, Arian Foster and Houston's rushing attack will be under the microscope.

Houston could be end of the line for CB Routt

Posted Dec. 07, 2012 @ 1:03 p.m. ET
The suddenly injury-riddled Texans signed CB Stanford Routt this week as an emergency option, but we hear he will be on a very short leash.

Battle for AFC supremacy in Foxborough

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 7:13 p.m. ET
Two AFC heavyweights battle when the Texans travel to New England for a classic Monday-night game; plus, lots more from the Week 14 action.

Texans to sign CB Routt

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
The Texans will sign CB Stanford Routt after working him out on Tuesday, PFW correspondent John McClain of the Houston Chronicle first reported.

Week 14 playoff scenarios

Posted Dec. 04, 2012 @ 12:15 p.m. ET
The 49ers and Ravens can clinch playoff spots in Week 14, while the Texans and Falcons aim for first-round byes.

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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