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Texans sign Routt to address depleted secondary

Texans sign Routt to address depleted secondary

chron.com profootballtalk.com ESPN.com Updated Dec 4, 2012
With their defensive backfield atrophying in the past few weeks, the Texans added a veteran cornerback to their roster Tuesday. The Texans signed Stanford Routt, a 29-year-old native of Austin, to a one-year deal about a month after the Kansas City Chie…
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  • Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    Patriots' Edelman put on IR

    CNNSI.com Dec 4, 2012
    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The New England Patriots are dealing with another injury.
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  • Andre Johnson brings Christmas to 12 Houston kids

    Andre Johnson brings Christmas to 12 Houston kids

    Christmas came early for 12 children in Houston today, when they were treated to Toys R Us shopping sprees courtesy of Texans receiver Andre Johnson. At an annual Christmas event organized by the Andre Johnson Charitable Foundation, the kids were given …
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  • Where they stand in key categories

    Where they stand in key categories

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Here's our weekly look at where the teams of the AFC South stand in key categories. I generally consider third-down efficiency super important. And points, of course, tend to trump all. A few notes on movement: The Texans gained two spots in third-down …
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  • J.J. Watt talks with Mike and Mike

    J.J. Watt talks with Mike and Mike

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Texans DE J.J. Watt dishes on why his season has been so successful, the impact of Brian Cushing's absence, getting ready to face Tom Brady and the Patriots and more. Hear his appearance with Mike and Mike this morning here.    
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  • The Texans' clinching scenarios

    The Texans' clinching scenarios

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    Hot off the presses from the league offices, clinching scenarios for the Texans this weekend... Houston clinches AFC South division with: 1) HOU win + IND loss or tie OR 2) HOU tie + IND loss Houston clinches a first-round bye with: 1) HOU win + IND los…
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  • Titans OG hopes Texans' Smith fined for hit

    Titans OG hopes Texans' Smith fined for hit

    ESPN.com Dec 4, 2012
    The Titans are still fuming about what they felt was a cheap shot by Houston Texans defensive tackle Antonio Smith on guard Fernando Velasco during Tennessee's final offensive play of the game.
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  • All hands needed for Texans with Patriots on deck

    All hands needed for Texans with Patriots on deck

    chron.com Dec 4, 2012
    Imagine what New England quarterback Tom Brady might do to the Texans’ defense if cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph and Alan Ball miss a second consecutive game because of injuries. The Texans found out Monday that cornerback Brice McCain, who has done a tre
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  • Video - Mayo: 'We're Just Focused On This One' 02:15

    Mayo: 'We're Just Focused On This One'

    Dec 4
    Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo joins Mike and Mike in the Morning to discuss their upcoming game against the Houston Texans.
  • Video - Blogger Blitz: Texans vs. Patriots 00:46

    Blogger Blitz: Texans vs. Patriots

    Dec 4
    AFC East blogger James Walker delivers the key to the week 14 Monday Night matchup between the Texans and the Patriots

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry Byrne: Inside the Numbers: Week 13

    Dec 4
    Tom Brady is in the midst of one of the great seasons any quarterback has ever produced -- yet again.
  • Jim Trotter: Awards Watch: Week 13

    Dec 4
    The pulse of the NFL season changes weekly. Every Tuesday, SI.com will break down the front-runners for the major NFL awards.
  • Don Banks: Costly losses give Ravens, Bears something to worry about in ra…

    Dec 4
    Week 13 in the NFL had its requisite amount of 16 losers -- and, yes, we know the Rams and 49ers nearly tied once again -- but nobody in the league lost more ground than the Bears and Ravens, both of whom were upset at home on Sunday by six-win teams, d…
  • Peter King: Behind star trio, rookie QB class playing beyond its years; ma…

    Dec 4
    LANDOVER, Md. -- "It's all being ready to play at a younger age,'' Robert Griffin III said early this morning, putting those crazy striped socks on at his locker at FedEx Field. "I mean, look at how [South Carolina defensive end] Jadeveon Clow…