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Texans eye Reed after Quin signs with Lions

Texans eye Reed after Quin signs with Lions

chron.com ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Updated Mar 13, 2013
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…
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  • Astros put Cosart’s big league dream on hold

    Astros put Cosart’s big league dream on hold

    chron.com Mar 13, 2013
    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 o
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  • On the idea of Ed Reed to the Texans

    On the idea of Ed Reed to the Texans

    Texans 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 i
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  • Rice alum homers to help Nationals top Astros 9-7

    Rice alum homers to help Nationals top Astros 9-7

    chron.com Mar 13, 2013
    Game 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 …
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  • Rendon not letting up in red-hot spring

    Rendon not letting up in red-hot spring

    MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    Anthony 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.
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  • Erik Bedard slows it down, impresses Porter

    Erik Bedard slows it down, impresses Porter

    chron.com MLB.com Mar 13, 2013
    KISSIMMEE, 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 th
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  • Four teams in play for Nnamdi

    Four teams in play for Nnamdi

    profootballtalk.com Mar 13, 2013
    On 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…
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  • Harlem shaking with the Texans cheerleaders

    Harlem shaking with the Texans cheerleaders

    chron.com Mar 13, 2013
    The 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:
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  • Harrell says he’s ‘fine’ after 20-pitch bullpen session

    Harrell says he’s ‘fine’ after 20-pitch bullpen session

    chron.com Mar 13, 2013
    Astros 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. I
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  • Eagles talking with Connor Barwin

    Eagles talking with Connor Barwin

    chron.com Mar 13, 2013
    On 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 one
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  • Astros legend Biggio reports to camp

    Astros legend Biggio reports to camp

    chron.com Mar 13, 2013
    Astros 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 ge
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  • RTC: Jaguars ask for trust in the plan

    RTC: Jaguars ask for trust in the plan

    ESPN.com Mar 13, 2013
    Reading 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 …
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  • Levitre should help Titans slow Watt

    Levitre should help Titans slow Watt

    ESPN.com Mar 13, 2013
    On 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 Man
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  • Lightning round Wednesday: Where are they and a few questions

    Lightning round Wednesday: Where are they and a few questions

    chron.com Mar 13, 2013
    This 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. Oh
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  • Video - State of the Franchise: Houston Texans 04:03

    State of the Franchise: Houston Texans

    Mar 13
    The Houston Texans have made the playoffs in two consecutive seasons, but what does the team need to do to take the next step?
  • Video - Free-agent safety Ed Reed a good fit for Houston Texans? 01:17

    Free-agent safety Ed Reed a good fit for Houston Texans?

    Mar 13
    Albert Breer reports that free-agent safety Ed Reed will visit with the Houston Texans on Thursday.
  • Video - With Thomas Robinson 04:03

    With Thomas Robinson

    Mar 13
    New 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.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: AFC South Free Agents 02:04

    Blogger Blitz: AFC South Free Agents

    Mar 13
    AFC South blogger Paul Kuharsky takes a look at the top free agents left in the division

Sports Columnists

  • Peter King: Pats failure to keep Welker must be crushing blow to Brady

    Mar 13
    It 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 Broncos

    Mar 13
    He 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 cap

    Mar 13
    The 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.