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Texans waive RB Graham to make room for LB Sapp Updated Nov 15, 2013
The Texans claimed outside linebacker Ricky Sapp on waivers from the New York Jets today since injuries have left them short at the position. To make room for Sapp, a four-year veteran, the Texans waived running back Ray Graham, who signed as an undraft…
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  • Pryor questionable, but signs point to McGloin starting Nov 15, 2013
    By the strict letter of the injury report, Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Texans. But according to Scott Bair of, his chances may be something less than 50-50. Pryor “barely moved” in the …
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  • Keenum focusing on recognizing blitzes Nov 15, 2013
    During his preparation for his fourth start on Sunday when the Texans host the Oakland Raiders, quarterback Case Keenum has been working extra hard on blitz pickup. The Texans have done a terrible job of protecting Keenum in the second half when opponen…
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  • Texans tight end Griffin out; Lechler vows to punt against former team Nov 15, 2013
    Tight end Ryan Griffin and cornerback Elbert Mack won’t play against Oakland because of injuries. Coach Gary Kubiak said inside linebacker Joe Mays, cornerback Kareem Jackson and inside linebacker Mike Mohamed will be “game-time decisions.” Kubiak also …
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  • Kubiak to coach Texans from above in return

    Coach Gary Kubiak said after practice today that his doctors want him to coach from the pressbox rather than the sideline in Sunday’s game against Oakland at Reliant Stadium. Kubiak has said all week that he’ll do whatever the doctors tell him in order …
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  • Who performed what due diligence with the Ed Reed signing? Nov 15, 2013
    So, the Ed Reed, Texans safety experiment is now done, with tons of dead money. Both Reed and the Texans said nice words back and forth to each other. Swell. The only words fans have for this can’t be printed on a newspaper blog. The assumptions that so…
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  • Raiders Q&A with Christopher Hansen + Texans notes Nov 15, 2013
    If I want to know anything about the Oakland Raiders, the first person I’d contact is Christopher Hansen. So I did. He’s a Bleacher Report lead writer for the AFC West and founder of You can find him on Twitter @ChrisHansenNFL (and me @…
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  • McClain’s picks for Week 11: Will the Texans find a win against the Raiders? Nov 15, 2013
    Know the NFL better than McClain? Put it to the test here Open date: Dallas, St. Louis Last week: 5-9 (.357) straight up; 6-8 (.429) vs. spread Season: 92-55 (.626) straight up; 60-83-4 (.422) vs. spread
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  • RTC: Is the Texans' record telling? Nov 15, 2013
    Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... In an Insider piece, Matt Williamson and Mike Sando debate the Texans' future and whether they need to rebuild. Both writers think the Texans are better than their record. They discuss the viability of Case …
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  • Michael Floyd expects to play against Jaguars Nov 15, 2013
    Michael Floyd played just one quarter for the Arizona Cardinals last week against the Houston Texans as a sprained shoulder forced him to the sidelines. Despite a sprained A/C joint in his right shoulder, Floyd expects to play this week against the Jack…
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  • Video - 'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans 01:20

    'Playbook': Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans

    Nov 15
    Houston Texans quarterback Case Keenum has injected new life into his team, but will that continue against the Oakland Raiders? See why the Raiders' passing game could be a deciding factor on Sunday.