December 29, 2013 |
The Houston Texans are No. 1! Only not the way they wanted to be. The Texans locked up the first overall pick in the 2014 draft Sunday with a 16-10 loss at Tennessee, meaning they lost their final 13 games - along with Coach Gary Kubiak, who was fired Dec. 6. The No. 2 pick goes to St. Louis via Washington. The Redskins traded that pick to the Rams as part of the 2012 deal to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III. So the Rams traded the No. 2 pick two years ago and received Washington's picks in the first (6th)
March 22, 2013 |
The Baltimore Ravens have lost another piece of their 2013 Super Bowl champion team. Safety Ed Reed signed a three-year, $15-million deal with the Houston Texans on Friday. "I know already what they want to do and that's win a championship. I came here to do that,” Reed said. “Houston already has the attributes. I pray and hope I am the attribute needed to take us to the next level.” Reed, 34, made $7.2 million with the Ravens, who, since winning the Super Bowl, have had Ray Lewis retire, traded receiver Anquan Boldin to the 49ers and have lost linebackers Paul Kruger (Cleveland)
September 4, 2012 |
The Houston Texans finally made it over the hump last season, making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Well, except for that time back in 1961, when they won the AFC title. What? You don't believe me? I've got the Old Navy T-shirt to prove it. See, it says right there, "Houston Texans, 1961 AFC Champions. " Now I know that you might think the Texans did not exist back in 1961. And neither did the AFC for that matter. But if you can't believe an Old Navy T-shirt, what can you believe?
November 12, 2013 |
The Houston Texans released nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed and put running back Arian Foster on injured reserve Tuesday, the latest blows in a disaster of a season. Reed missed the first two games after hip surgery and was recently relegated to a backup role. On Friday, he expressed his displeasure at not starting. On Sunday, after Houston's seventh straight loss, he publicly criticized the team and said it had been outplayed and outcoached in the team's first full game without Coach Gary Kubiak, who is recovering from a mini-stroke.
December 7, 2013 |
Gary Kubiak is gone, fired by the Houston Texans on Friday, and he won't be the last of this season's NFL coaches to be asked to hand over his headset. So who else will be gone after this season? A look at the candidates who could be kaput: JIM SCHWARTZ, Detroit: The Lions, who play at Philadelphia on Sunday, have a one-game lead over Chicago in the NFC North. Detroit probably needs to do more than simply win the NFC North to save Schwartz's job. Matthew Stafford has been healthy all season, whereas Chicago, Green Bay and Minnesota have used multiple quarterbacks.
November 5, 2012 |
Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams returned to Houston on Sunday and was booed. The former Texans star found that flattering. "It was great," Williams told the Buffalo News after the 21-9 Texans win. "The biggest thing for me is, if you go out and make a play and get booed, I know I'm in your heart. That's the most important thing. If it'd been quiet, then I would've felt something different. I know you're thinking about me. " Next week's NFL games feature other intriguing reunions, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson facing his former San Diego Chargers teammates; Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley drawing up a game plan against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team that fired him as head coach last season; and the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll facing the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez, the USC quarterback he tried to persuade to stay in school.