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Re-signing Barwin, Quin top priority in Texans’ free agency

Re-signing Barwin, Quin top priority in Texans’ free agency

chron.com Updated Feb 21, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS — On the first day of the scouting combine, Texans general manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak met with the media and answered questions about the team’s goals in free agency and the draft. How the Texans fare in free agency, which b
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  • An early look at where the Texans will draft

    An early look at where the Texans will draft

    ESPN.com Feb 21, 2013
    Here are tentative round-by-round draft selections for the Houston Texans. The order does not include compensatory selections, which will be awarded at the bottom of Rounds 3-7 and announced next month. Round 1, 27th overall Round 2, 57th overall Round …
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  • Texans’ Cedric Smith named strength coach of year

    Texans’ Cedric Smith named strength coach of year

    chron.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS - Congratulations are in order for Cedric Smith, the Texans’ strength and conditioning coach. Smith was voted 2012 NFL Strength Coach of the Year by his peers - the league’s strength coaches. He was honored at a banquet Wednesday ni
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  • Brian Cushing: Defensive players have to be protected, too

    Brian Cushing: Defensive players have to be protected, too

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The torn ACL suffered by Texans linebacker Brian Cushing when he was hit in the knee from behind by Jets guard Matt Slauson may have been the tipping point for a change in NFL rules to emphasize protecting the legs of defensive players. Cushing supports…
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  • Red flag rule on track to be tweaked

    Red flag rule on track to be tweaked

    profootballtalk.com Feb 21, 2013
    The Texans-Lions game on Thanksgiving had everything.  Included a horrible call that led to a long touchdown run that wasn’t reviewed via replay because Detroit coach Jim Schwartz threw the red challenge flag when he shouldn’t have thrown it. The blu
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  • Texans on lookout at scouting combine

    Texans on lookout at scouting combine

    chron.com Feb 21, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS - General manager Rick Smith heads a Texans contingent that includes every member of the personnel, coaching and medical department for the start of the scouting combine. The combine at Lucas Oil Stadium ends Monday for 333 prospects who ho
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  • Video - Double Coverage: Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing talks road to recovery 05:50

    Double Coverage: Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing talks road to recovery

    Feb 21
    Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing calls into "Double Coverage" to discuss the Texans' future and his road to recovery.

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  • Don Banks: Eagles far from giving up on Foles; more combine Day 1 Snaps

    Feb 21
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Musings, observations and the occasional insight from a somewhat slow first day at the NFL's annual scouting combine at Lucas Oil Stadium...
  • NFL combine -- Thursday observations about Bucs, Joeckel, more

    Feb 21
    Greg Schiano made it clear at the combine that Josh Freeman is the Buccaneers' starting quarterback, writes John Clayton.