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The Texans lost one safety Wednesday but made plans to possibly fill the void with a likely Hall of Famer. Safety Ed Reed will visit the Texans on Thursday and could leave with a contract. Reed, 34, became a free agent after the Baltimore Ravens won the…Upvote Share Tweet
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Jarred Cosart’s two gloves rested on top of his overflowing Astros duffle bag, which he placed on the second row of his extended cab truck. His black boots were on the floorboard, and every other space on his silver truck seemed to oUpvote Share TweetTexans fans going stir crazy over the team’s lack of action are surely doing cartwheels now. In losing free agent safety Glover Quin, the team was left with enough cap room to chase a veteran replacement. And the first candidate to fill the empty slot iUpvote Share Tweet
Rice alum homers to help Nationals top Astros 9-7Game recap: Former Rice star Anthony Rendon capped a three-run rally with a two-run home run to give Washington a 7-5 lead in the eighth as the Nationals went on to a 9-7 win over the Astros. Carlos Pena gave the Astros a 5-4 lead with an RBI double to …Upvote Share Tweet
Rendon not letting up in red-hot springMLB.com Mar 13, 2013Anthony Rendon continued his torrid Grapefruit League play by going 4-for-5 including the game-winning home run in the eighth inning of Washington's 9-7 split-squad win over the Astros at Osceola County Stadium on Wednesday.Upvote Share TweetKISSIMMEE, Fla. — Astros manager Bo Porter had plenty of praise for lefthander Erik Bedard, who threw a scoreless inning despite issuing a leadoff double to former Rice star Anthony Rendon and Chris Marrero in the fourth. Bedard, who was pitching for thUpvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Mar 13, 2013On Tuesday, the Eagles cut cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha. On Wednesday, the first word emerged of his potential destinations. Per a league source, the early candidates are the 49ers, Broncos, Cardinals, and Texans. Asomugha will get $4 million this year f…Upvote Share TweetThe Texans Cheerleaders brought their moves to the Health Museum to teach both kids and adults how to stay active and healthy. Unfortunately, some guys almost died of heart attacks after seeing their sexy dance. See them do the Harlem shake:Upvote Share Tweet
Harrell says he’s ‘fine’ after 20-pitch bullpen sessionAstros righthander Lucas Harrell, who was skipped from his scheduled start Sunday because of a groin strain, was pleased with his progress after throwing a bullpen session on Wednesday. “About 20 pitches,” he said. “It was a little touch and feel. IUpvote Share TweetOn Day 2 of free agency, we have our first bit of meaningful news about outside linebacker Connor Barwin. According to a report by CBSSports.com, Barwin’s people are in talks with the Philadelphia Eagles who are in search of a pass rusher. Barwin is oneUpvote Share Tweet
Astros legend Biggio reports to campAstros icon Craig Biggio, a special assistant to general manager Jeff Luhnow, began his spring training stint working with the club’s major and minor-leaguers Wednesday. “You’re just trying to get work done,” Biggio said. “They’re trying to geUpvote Share TweetESPN.com Mar 13, 2013Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans The Texans now have a need at fullback, with James Casey gone to Philadelphia. They also cut receiver Kevin Walter, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. I think Casey will do a lot for the Eagles and leave …Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Mar 13, 2013On the evening of Dec. 16, 2013, in the press box of Reliant Stadium following a 29-17 Texans win over the Colts, I considered J.J. Watt’s ridiculously good game and wrote this: For years, AFC South teams looked at how the Colts operated with Peyton ManUpvote Share Tweet
Lightning round Wednesday: Where are they and a few questionsThis time last year, another set of free agents, prospects and retreads were battling for starting spots on the Astros’ roster. Remember J.B. Shuck, Angel Sanchez, Brian Bogusevic, Kyle Weiland and Zach Duke? How ’bout Travis Buck and Brian Bixler. OhUpvote Share Tweet
State of the Franchise: Houston TexansMar 13The Houston Texans have made the playoffs in two consecutive seasons, but what does the team need to do to take the next step?
Free-agent safety Ed Reed a good fit for Houston Texans?Mar 13Albert Breer reports that free-agent safety Ed Reed will visit with the Houston Texans on Thursday.
With Thomas RobinsonMar 13New Rocket Thomas Robinson joins Henry Abbott to discuss being traded to Houston, playing with James Harden and Jeremy Lin and the use of advanced stats.
Blogger Blitz: AFC South Free AgentsMar 13AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky takes a look at the top free agents left in the division
Peter King: Pats failure to keep Welker must be crushing blow to BradyMar 13It is highly unlikely that Wes Welker signing in Denver for a relative pittance is what Tom Brady had in mind when he gave the Patriots $15 million in cap relief two weeks ago.
Don Banks: Not just leverage: Welker spurns Patriots, signs with BroncosMar 13He wears, at times, the unflattering tag of "system'' receiver, but I guess we're about to find out if Wes Welker can live with being known as a multiple-system receiver. Because the newest Broncos play-maker just left his comfort zone in New Engla…
Buffalo Bills, Oakland Raiders, Carolina Panthers save money under capMar 13The Buffalo Bills, Carolina Panthers and Oakland Raiders used the 'June 1" cut designation on three players released Tuesday in order to save room under this year's salary cap.