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Yates to serve as No. 2 in Texans third preseason game

Yates to serve as No. 2 in Texans third preseason game

profootballtalk.com Updated Aug 23, 2013
The biggest quarterback competition for a non-starting quarterback position is happening in Houston, where second-year third-stringer Case Keenum is trying to pass third-year second-stringer T.J. Yates. Coach Gary Kubiak said Friday that Yates will be t…
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: Jets Activate Holmes, Who May Make Opener

    N.F.L. Roundup: Jets Activate Holmes, Who May Make Opener

    nytimes.com Aug 23, 2013
    If Santonio Holmes is able to return for the Jets’ season opener, he will provide a lift to an unproven receiving corp, as well as to the quarterback.
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  • Michael Preston, a tennis ball and a wall

    Michael Preston, a tennis ball and a wall

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Michael Preston looks to be a reliable receiver who continues to grow and is making the most of his chances. Here’s a snapshot that illustrates the mindset of the Tennessee Titans receiver: This week, as Mike Munchak talked to the me…
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  • From hoopster to preseason sack leader

    From hoopster to preseason sack leader

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts linebacker Caesar Rayford's physique is better suited for playing power forward on the basketball court. He stands 6-foot-7, weighs 267 pounds and says he'd be a Dennis Rodman-type player. “I did play basketball,” Rayf…
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  • On spending a career learning from the best

    On spending a career learning from the best

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    For different players, training camp has different functions. For Daniel Muir, a nose tackle the Houston Texans signed just before camp, it's the next stop in a career throughout which he's watched and learned from future Hall of Fame players -- or play…
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  • John Pagano on Dwight Freeney: We need him every down

    John Pagano on Dwight Freeney: We need him every down

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    When Dwight Freeney became a free agent early in the offseason, many people predicted he’d wind up playing for a 4-3 team that was looking for him to rush the passer from the spot he filled for all but one year with the Colts. Part of that was based on …
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  • Marshall visits Jaguars, could pick new team Friday

    Marshall visits Jaguars, could pick new team Friday

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    Cornerback Richard Marshall unexpectedly became a free agent earlier this week, cut by the Dolphins as he was closing in on a $4.55 million base salary for 2013. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Marshall could pick his next team as soon as …
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  • Texans' Smith's appeal denied; ban upheld

    Texans' Smith's appeal denied; ban upheld

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    Antonio Smith's expedited appeal was denied Friday, meaning the Texans defensive end will be suspended for Week 1, Texans coach Gary Kubiak confirmed.
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  • Warmack: Stewart's a closet Bama fan

    Warmack: Stewart's a closet Bama fan

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Pieces of the offensive line are jelling right on the schedule the Tennessee Titans hoped for. Coach Mike Munchak likes the way relationships have formed between left tackle Michael Roos and left guard Andy Levitre and between right …
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  • Antonio Smith’s appeal denied

    Antonio Smith’s appeal denied

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    The next time Texans defensive end Antonio Smith plays in a game, it will be the second week of the regular season. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the NFL has denied Smith’s appeal of the suspension he earned for swinging Dolphins gu…
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  • RTC: Owen Daniels sees the big picture

    RTC: Owen Daniels sees the big picture

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans ... Tight end Owen Daniels is an incredibly underrated part of the Texans offense. Austin Murphy from Sports Illustrated wrote about Daniels on SI.com yesterday. Fun fact from the story: Daniels is the Texans' …
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  • RTC: Colin McCarthy returns for Titans

    RTC: Colin McCarthy returns for Titans

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    Reading the coverage of the Titans… Middle linebacker Colin McCarthy (hamstring) practiced for the first time in three weeks, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. To which I say: The guy is a really good player, but his injury history means the Titans simp…
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  • Wayne never takes the season for granted

    Wayne never takes the season for granted

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Colts receiver Reggie Wayne doesn’t have to prove himself. He’s done that throughout his 13-year career. Wayne, 34, is second in team history in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. Still, Wayne doesn’t cons…
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  • How Duane Brown learned to avoid holding

    How Duane Brown learned to avoid holding

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    When Houston Texans quarterback Matt Schaub heard someone on his line was called for holding during Saturday night's game, he asked quarterbacks coach Karl Dorrell who the culprit was. "Duane," Schaub recalls Dorrell replying. "No way! I …
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  • RTC: A bargain on Luck's high school card

    RTC: A bargain on Luck's high school card

    ESPN.com Aug 23, 2013
    Here’s today’s edition of Reading the Coverage. Happy Friday: The Indianapolis Star has a story on Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's high school card going for only 99 cents on ebay while Alabama running back T.J. Yeldon’s autographed high school card is …
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  • Reed meeting with hip surgeon for final check

    Reed meeting with hip surgeon for final check

    profootballtalk.com Aug 23, 2013
    All offseason, the Texans have been sounding optimistic about the prognosis for safety Ed Reed. And it appears that he’s going to get a last check-up before he takes his first step toward playing the regular season opener. According to Brian Smith of th…
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  • Video - 2-Time Pro-Bowler Michael Griffin Stops By LHN 06:17

    2-Time Pro-Bowler Michael Griffin Stops By LHN

    Aug 23
    Safety Michael Griffin and the Tennessee Titans open the season in Pittsburgh on September 8th.
  • Video - Behind the Pom Poms: Texans cheerleader Kelli 03:38

    Behind the Pom Poms: Texans cheerleader Kelli

    Aug 23
    Houston Texans cheerleader Kelli joins "NFL AM" to discuss the cheerleading team's 2013 swimsuit calendar photo shoot. houstontexans.com.
  • Video - Antonio Smith's Appeal Denied 03:11

    Antonio Smith's Appeal Denied

    Aug 23
    Dan Graziano discusses why Texans DE Antonio Smith's appeal was denied, which will result in his missing Week 1 of the NFL season.

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    Aug 23
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