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NFL Preview Week: Top 10 wild cards for the 2014 season

NFL Preview Week: Top 10 wild cards for the 2014 season

yahoo.com Updated 6 hours ago
One year ago, the Kansas City Chiefs were a joke, the Houston Texans were a Super Bowl contender, the Carolina Panthers were (at best) a middling team and Chip Kelly was an intriguing fascination, but also as the proverbial college coach coming to the b…
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  • Q&A on stats relevant to successful NFL quarterback development

    Q&A on stats relevant to successful NFL quarterback development

    chron.com 1 hour ago
    In a recent Texans preview I wrote for Kissing Suzy Kolber, I ended it with this paragraph (which is a little grimmer than the piece in its entirety, but not by a lot): But in summary, there are fans who are not embarrassed about their quarterback. Then…
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  • Photos: 2014 Texans 53-man roster

    Photos: 2014 Texans 53-man roster

    chron.com 4 hours ago
    There are plenty of new faces on the 2014 Texans roster as head coach Bill O’Brien makes roster cuts to satisfy the 53-man roster requirement in preparation for his first season at the helm.
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  • Texans look to future with trade for Mallett

    Texans look to future with trade for Mallett

    Eight months of changing the fallen Texans and two years of digging Penn State out of an unthinkable hole partly obscured why Bill O’Brien was chosen as the third coach in Bob McNair’s 12 years of football ownership in Houston. The Texans’ offense becam…
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  • WR Labhart, LB Bullough highlight Texans’ practice squad

    WR Labhart, LB Bullough highlight Texans’ practice squad

    chron.com 20 hours ago
    Former Texas A&M wide receiver Travis Labhart and Michigan State linebacker Max Bullough highlight the Texans’ 10-player practice squad. Also on the unit: Keith Browner, Anthony Denham, Matt Feller, James Ferentz, Alex Kupper, EZ Nwachukwu, Toben Op…
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  • Cut by Bengals, S Manning back with Texans

    Cut by Bengals, S Manning back with Texans

    ESPN.com chron.com 20 hours ago
    Safety Danieal Manning never wanted to leave the Houston Texans, and after an offseason away, he's getting another opportunity with the team. Manning is flying to Houston on Sunday and is expected to sign with the team on Monday pending a physical.
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  • Texans close book on Case Keenum’s run in Houston

    Texans close book on Case Keenum’s run in Houston

    chron.com 20 hours ago
    A Coog legend: Take a look back at Keenum’s career at UH Case Keenum provided the Texans with some big plays during his brief time as starting QB. (Cody Duty / Houston Chronicle) Story-book endings are rarely in the script when it comes to local footbal…
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  • Texans OT Will Yeatman placed on IR; Josh Victorian waived

    Texans OT Will Yeatman placed on IR; Josh Victorian waived

    chron.com 21 hours ago
    Texans offensive tackle Will Yeatman was placed on the injured reserve list Sunday. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound Yeatman was signed during the offseason to add depth to the team’s offensive line. Yeatman recently returned to practice but his action was limit…
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  • Chris Clemons out, Danieal Manning expected back in at safety f…

    Chris Clemons out, Danieal Manning expected back in at safety for Texans

    The Texans cut safety Danieal Manning early in the offseason, but there appears to be a reunion in the works. Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team is expected to sign Manning, who was cut by the Bengals, to their 53-man roster if h…
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  • Damaris Johnson lands in Houston on waivers

    Damaris Johnson lands in Houston on waivers

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    The Eagles tried to trade wide receiver Damaris Johnson before making their cuts to 53 players, but no one bit and the team waived him. The Texans have taken advantage of their top spot in waiver priority to add Johnson to the roster on Sunday. Les Bowe…
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  • Texans claim OT Jeff Adams from Titans; reportedly add 49ers CB…

    Texans claim OT Jeff Adams from Titans; reportedly add 49ers CB Morris

    chron.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Adams The Texans’ 53-man roster continues to undergo changes. One day after cutting 22 players, the Texans claimed offensive tackle Jeff Adams from the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. The 6-foot-7, 305-pound Adams was an undrafted rookie out of Columbia. He…
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  • Texans’ Bill O’Brien blends family, football in Year One

    Texans’ Bill O’Brien blends family, football in Year One

    chron.com Aug 31 (yesterday)
    Bill O’Brien brings an intense personality and a 24/7 football mentality to the Texans sidelines. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) Bill O’Brien didn’t follow anything close to a typical path on his way toward becoming the third coach in Texans history. …
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  • Welker to increase post-concussion activity

    Welker to increase post-concussion activity

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker, who suffered a concussion in the Broncos Aug. 23 preseason game against the Houston Texans, will increase his activity level.
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  • Texans make 22 roster moves, many more on the way

    Texans make 22 roster moves, many more on the way

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    The Texans made 22 cuts this weekend to get to the 53-man roster limit. But since they hold the first spot in waiver-claim order and need plenty of help, they’ll likely make many more over the coming days and weeks. Other than former second-rounder Bran…
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  • Houston Texans cut-down analysis

    Houston Texans cut-down analysis

    ESPN.com Aug 30 (yesterday)
    Most significant move: Cornerback Brandon Harris ran out of chances. They say you know who a guy is a football player by his third NFL season. Last season was Harris' third since being a second-round draft pick in 2011, and it wasn't an especially inspi…
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  • Texans make cuts to get roster down to 53 players; more moves e…

    Texans make cuts to get roster down to 53 players; more moves expected

    chron.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    Ricardo Mathews (right), a standout during training camp, has been waived by the Texans. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) As coach Bill O’Brien pointed out on Friday, the Texans’ roster will be an evolving process, and this weekend is a perfect example.…
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  • Texans move on from Ricardo Mathews

    Texans move on from Ricardo Mathews

    profootballtalk.com Aug 30 (2 days ago)
    After four years with the Colts, defensive lineman Ricardo Mathews joined the Texans, who were looking to replenish depth after the departure of Antonio Smith and Earl Mitchell. The Texans have decided to rely on their defensive-line depth elsewhere. Pe…
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  • Video - How will quarterback Ryan Mallett impact the Houston Texans? 03:58

    How will quarterback Ryan Mallett impact the Houston Texans?

    Aug 31
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has details on the Houston Texans' trade for quarterback Ryan Mallett and the "NFL Total Access" crew breaks down what they think Mallett's impact will be this season.
  • Video - Patriots Trade Mallett To Texans 03:06

    Patriots Trade Mallett To Texans

    Aug 31
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss discusses New England's decision to trade quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans for a conditional draft pick.
  • Video - New England Patriots trade quarterback Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans 01:04

    New England Patriots trade quarterback Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans

    Aug 31
    NFL Media's Kyle Montgomery has the latest details on the roster moves for the Houston Texans after they acquired quarterback Ryan Mallett in a trade with the New England Patriots.
  • Video - Swearinger Not Fined For Hit On Welker 01:09

    Swearinger Not Fined For Hit On Welker

    Aug 29
    The "NFL Insiders" discuss the news that Texans safety D.J. Swearinger will not be fined for his hit that gave Broncos WR Wes Welker a concussion.

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