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Where the Texans stand, position by position

Where the Texans stand, position by position

OFFENSE Quarterback Under contract: Matt Schaub, T.J. Yates, Case Keenum. Free agents: None. Assessment: Rant and rave about Schaub’s inadequacies if you must, but he’s not going anywhere unless something completely out of the blue happens. (No, the P
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  • Texans’ grades for the season

    Texans’ grades for the season

    chron.com Jan 14, 2013
    QB    C+ Matt Schaub stayed healthy and threw for more than 4,000 yards for the third time. He won his first playoff game. His record as a starter over the last two seasons was 20-8. He threw only 12 interceptions in the regular season and two in the p
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  • Kubiak enters offseason of evaluations

    Kubiak enters offseason of evaluations

    chron.com Jan 14, 2013
    One day after they were eliminated from the playoffs 41-28 at New England, the Texans cleaned out their lockers and met with general manager Rick Smith and coach Gary Kubiak. Unless you are the Super Bowl champion, it’s usually a subdued day with a lot
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  • Texans reflect on falling short of ultimate goal

    Texans reflect on falling short of ultimate goal

    chron.com Jan 14, 2013
    By David Barron and Jose de Jesus Ortiz The playoff banners came down and the clear plastic bags came out Monday at Reliant Stadium, where Texans players cleaned their lockers, bagged their belongings and began preparing for an offseason of questions, r…
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  • Texans begin circling wagons around Schaub

    Texans begin circling wagons around Schaub

    Knowing he’s going to be under fire the entire offseason, many of his Texans teammates are rushing to the defense of quarterback Matt Schaub. Which is a prudent course to take, of course, since they’re stuck with him. “Have they ever been in his sho
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  • Belichick: Danny Woodhead could have returned

    Belichick: Danny Woodhead could have returned

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The injury news on tight end Rob Gronkowski was not good, but the Patriots appear to have dodged a bullet in regard to running back Danny Woodhead. Woodhead injured his thumb early in Sunday’s 41-28 victory over the Texans and did not return to the cont
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  • Photos: Day after playoff loss, Texans clean out their lockers

    Photos: Day after playoff loss, Texans clean out their lockers

    chron.com Jan 14, 2013
    Photos: Day after playoff loss, Texans clean out their lockers
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  • Texans appreciate late-night support from fans

    Texans appreciate late-night support from fans

    chron.com Jan 14, 2013
    Seeing the group of about 200 fans waiting for the Texans after they arrived at Reliant Stadium after the loss in New England, Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown stopped to chat with the fans at about 2:30 a.m. “It was awesome,” Brown said. “I know ho
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  • Johnathan Joseph: Loss of home-field advantage no excuse

    Johnathan Joseph: Loss of home-field advantage no excuse

    chron.com Jan 14, 2013
    Although many fans wonder if the Texans would have benefited from a first-round bye and home-field advantage throughout the playoffs, cornerback Johnathan Joseph refused to make an excuse out of the team’s inability to seal the home-field edge. The AFC
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  • Kicker Shayne Graham hopes to remain with team

    Kicker Shayne Graham hopes to remain with team

    chron.com Jan 14, 2013
    Kicker Shayne Graham, who had played for five teams in the last five years, hopes to return to the Texans in 2012 after playing a full season for the first time since 2009. Graham was a regular for the Bengals from 2003 through 2009, but he had not play…
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  • I Am Legend: 'Youth will be served,' they say. Don't tell that……

    I Am Legend: 'Youth will be served,' they say. Don't tell that…

    CNNSI.com Jan 14, 2013
    'Youth will be served,' they say. Don't tell that to Tom Brady. Surrounded by the future at QB in these playoffs, he won't give up his legacy without a fight, Michael Rosenberg writes.
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  • PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, NBC officiating consul…

    PFT Live: Patriots talk with Tom Curran, NBC officiating consultant Jim Daopoulos

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Patriots put up an impressive performance against the Texans on Sunday afternoon, allowing them to advance to the AFC Championship Game for the second straight year. They’ll be facing the Ravens next week, just as they did last season, and Tom Curra
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  • Tom Brady isn’t worried about playing without Gronkowski

    Tom Brady isn’t worried about playing without Gronkowski

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    The Patriots advanced to another AFC Championship Game with Sunday’s win over the Texans, but they aren’t going to have tight end Rob Gronkowski against the Ravens. Gronkowski re-injured the left forearm he broke earlier this season and will need to h
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  • Stats of note from Texans-Patriots

    Stats of note from Texans-Patriots

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Some developments of note from ESPN Stats & Info out of the Texans' loss to the Patriots on Sunday: Postseason success story: Arian Foster’s 90 rushing yards gave him 515 in his first four playoff games, tied for most in NFL history with Terrell Davis.
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  • J.J. Watt explains the spit-and-stomp routine

    J.J. Watt explains the spit-and-stomp routine

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    During the pre-game lull of storylines, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt spitting and wiping his feet on the Patriots logo was the kind of thing that got a lot of attention. But after his team absorbed a 41-28 loss, Watt said it wasn’t a symbolic gesture,
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  • Ravens’ Ayanbadejo rips Patriots for Spygate, “gimmick” offens…

    Ravens’ Ayanbadejo rips Patriots for Spygate, “gimmick” offense

    profootballtalk.com Jan 14, 2013
    Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo watched the Patriots beat the Texans, and he wasn’t impressed. Ayanbadejo, whose Ravens will travel to New England on Sunday for the AFC Championship Game, wrote on Twitter during the Patriots-Texans game that he thi
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  • Houston Texans slideshow

    Houston Texans slideshow

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Sunday marked my third trip to Foxborough this season. I saw the Patriots score 142 points in one win over the Colts and two over the Texans. No doubt the people and pets in our final slideshow from the 2012 NFL season were disappointed with the final g…
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  • Report: Texans' Posey tears Achilles tendon

    Report: Texans' Posey tears Achilles tendon

    ESPN.com Jan 14, 2013
    Houston Texans wide receiver DeVier Posey suffered a torn Achilles tendon during the team's 41-28 loss to the New England Patriots in an AFC divisional-round game on Sunday, the Houston Chronicle reported.
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  • Video - What went wrong with the Houston Texans? 04:06

    What went wrong with the Houston Texans?

    Jan 14
    John McClain of the Houston Chronicle joins "Around the League" to discuss whether Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub should go and what caused the Texans to falter in the playoffs.
  • Video - What went wrong with the Houston Texans? 04:06

    What went wrong with the Houston Texans?

    Jan 14
    John McClain of the Houston Chronicle joins "Around the League" to discuss whether Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub should go and what caused the Texans to falter in the playoffs.

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