Pro Football Talk "Two years ago, Wade Phillips passed on the chance to interview for the head-coaching position in Tampa. That doesn’t mean the three-time former head coach doesn’t want to be the next head coach of the Texans. Phillips has made it clear that he’s interested in removing the “interim” label from..." December 10
Houston Chronicle "I have seen so many lists and stories around the country about who the Texans are considering as Gary Kubiak’s replacement, and you can rule out a couple of prominent former and current coaches being mentioned. The Texans will not try to hire ESPN analyst Jon Gruden and they won’t be pursuing..." December 09
CBSSports.com "Anytime there's an NFL coaching vacancy, Jon Gruden's name almost reflexively comes up. It happened again this week when the Texans fired Gary Kubiak and Gruden's current employer, ESPN, was responsible for kick-starting the speculation. On Sunday, ESPN -- still Gruden's current employer --..." December 08
CBSSports.com "The Houston Texans have begun their coaching search having fired Gary Kubiak on Friday, and while owner Bob McNair has talked about NFL experience being a prerequisite for the job, several league sources maintain he still has a strong affinity for Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin, who himself has..." December 08
Houston Chronicle "A Texans season that began with Super Bowl aspirations collapsed to an unthinkable 11 straight losses, an NFL-worst 2-11 record and, now, a head-coaching search. Gary Kubiak was fired by Texans owner Bob McNair on Friday. Kubiak led the Texans to back-to-back AFC South division titles and..." December 07
NFL.com "Gary Kubiak is out in Houston. According to a team source, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the Texans have fired their longtime coach Friday after dropping a franchise-record 11th straight game Thursday night -- a 27-20 loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars -- to tumble to 2-11 on the..." December 06
Pro Football Talk "The Houston Texans are three losses away from being on the clock in the 2014 NFL draft. With Thursday night’s loss to the Jaguars, the Texans took a big step toward the worst record in the league and the first overall pick. At 2-11, Houston just needs to lose its final three games (at..." December 06
I expect Gary Kubiak will be fired today as the coach of the Texans.
USA Today "Chad Henne threw two touchdown passes, Jordan Todman scored on some trickery and the Jacksonville Jaguars held on to beat the Houston Texans 27-20 on Thursday night. The Jaguars (4-9) won their third straight — their fourth victory in five games since a bye — and continued to show signs of..." December 06
PSD Staff If you survived the ups and downs with underperformers and gut wrenching injuries to wind up in your leagues playoffs, than congratulations. But you know you're not done yet as just making the post-season is not enough. League championships and a year of bragging rights are on the line. Let's see... December 05
CBS Washington "There is not enough evidence to establish a link between football and the increase risk of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), says a new study. Previous information had shown that National Football League players may be at a higher risk of death associated with Alzheimer’s and other..." December 04
Kubiak at podium: TE Owen Daniels (leg) did work on field, but didn't practice with team. Encouraging day. #Texans
CBSSports.com "Two security guards working Sunday's Patriots-Texans game at Reliant Stadium say they were fired after taking a picture with quarterback Tom Brady following New England's 34-31 victory. “When you are at your post and you're doing your job, you're not supposed to take pictures with anybody because..." December 03
CSN New England "The Patriots, expecting an easier time of things after their skin-of-the-teeth win over the Broncos last Sunday night, found themselves in a toe-to-toe another slugfest -- against a 2-9 opponent, no less -- Sunday in Houston. The good news: They had Tom Brady on their side. Brady directed..." December 02
SB Nation "Still one of the most effective and productive receivers in the NFL, Johnson reached a new milestone on Sunday. Houston Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson had eight catches against the New England Patriots, giving him 900 for his career. Johnson becomes the 15th player in NFL history to record..." December 01
CSN New England "For all the personnel shuffling the injury-plagued Patriots have done this season they've at least had continuity at quarterback. The offense struggled to start, but has come around. Houston has not been so lucky. Though the Texans defense is still anchored by J.J. Watt, and statistically..." December 01
Houston DL Antonio Smith fined $15,750 for hitting #Jaguars QB Chad Henne in head/neck area last week.
Houston Chronicle "Dr. Robert Watkins, who performed Arian Foster’s back surgery, issued a statement Wednesday about the procedure: Texans running back Arian Foster underwent a microscopic lumbar discectomy surgery … at the Marina Del Rey Hospital in Los Angeles on Nov. 13. The surgery went well and the timing of..." November 28
Houston Chronicle "Ben Tate rushed seven times for just one yard Sunday during the Texans’ 13-6 home loss to Jacksonville. Despite undrafted rookie Dennis Johnson showing life (13 carries, 74 yards) and Tate still dealing with four cracked ribs, coach Gary Kubiak said the Texans will continue to initially rely on..." November 25
Kubiak on Keenum "You want to find him some success. He's going through a growth process."
Kubiak: CB Kareem Jackson is day-to-day w/broken rib. TE Owen Daniels is "real close" to returning from knee injury. #Texans
BigCatCountry.com "It wasn't pretty, but the Jaguars defense shut down the Houston Texans offense for four quarters and the offense did just enough to hold on to the lead that was established on the opening possession to earn a 13-6 victory. The Jaguars defense held Texans quarterback Case Keenum to just 18-of-34..." November 25
NFL Spinzone "Houston Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson was inactive for last week’s game against the Oakland Raiders after being a game-time decision, and the Texans have decided to rule out Jackson sooner this week. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Texans head coach Gary Kubiak stated that..." November 23
Houston Chronicle "Receiver Andre Johnson needs 10 catches against Jacksonville to tie him with Marvin Harrison for the fastest to 900 in NFL history. Harrison reached 900 receptions in 149 games. Johnson has played in 148. Johnson is guaranteed of being the second-fastest. Torry Holt needed 165 games to catch..." November 23
Houston Chronicle "Former Texans starting quarterback Matt Schaub acknowledged Wednesday he doesn’t know if he’ll be with the team next season. Coach Gary Kubiak expressed sympathy for Schaub on Thursday, saying it’s been “extremely difficult” to watch Schaub struggle this year. A Pro Bowl quarterback in 2012,..." November 22
PSD Staff He's only 5 foot 8 inches tall but weighs 212 pounds, making him fast and hard to stop as he can get really low to the ground. Bobby Rainey has stepped into fill the rather big shoes of Doug Martin who's out for the season. He's a starting running back that you need on your team heading into the... November 21
CBSSports.com "Ed Reed's tenure with the Texans lasted two forgettable months. After managing just 16 tackles and no picks or passes defended in eight games, Houston released Reed last week, and two days later he signed with the Jets. Speaking with the media Wednesday ahead of the Jets' matchup with the..." November 21
Ed Reed open about his disgust for certain Texans' coaches, specifically mentioning Wade Phillips. Said Phillips is reason he's not there.
CBSSports.com "CBS Sports' Dan Dierdorf, the longest-tenured NFL analyst in television, will retire after the 2013 season. Dierdorf, a Hall-of-Fame player and broadcaster, has been around the NFL for the last 43 years. After a 13-year career as an offensive lineman with the St. Louis Cardinals, Dierdorf..." November 20
Kubiak: "Case will start Sunday. I have total confidence in him." #Texans
Houston Chronicle "The Texans’ season hasn’t gone like it was supposed to. The same for DeAndre Hopkins’ week. Hopkins was forced to address an obscene video posted on his Instagram account Wednesday. The rookie wide receiver said his account was hacked. Sunday, Hopkins was pulled from a 28-23 loss to the..." November 18
Houston Chronicle "Running back Ben Tate had some tough words for Texans fans. They booed so loudly during the 28-23 loss at Reliant Stadium that the Texans had to go to a silent-count on offense (something usually reserved for road games). “These fans here in Houston are so up and down and so wishy-washy,”..." November 18
Oakland Tribune "Undrafted rookie free agent Matt McGloin threw three touchdown passes and Rashad Jennings ran 80 yards for a touchdown as the Raiders snapped an eight-game road losing streak with a 28-23 win over the Houston Texans on Sunday. It didn't come without the usual drama, as the jumped to a 14-0..." November 18
Fansided "The Houston Texans lost again this week, this time to the Arizona Cardinals. At one point quarterback Case Keenum was pulled from the game for poor play and Matt Schaub was put out on the field. Schaub and veteran wide receiver Matt Schaub were seen jawing at one another on the side line. After..." November 17
NFL.com "Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak and one-time franchise quarterback Matt Schaub might have written their tickets out of town with their actions in Sunday's 28-23 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Kubiak pushed his chips to the center of the table and bet the house on Schaub when he made the..." November 17
Andre Johnson walked off before the game was over. Bad move.
CBSSports.com "Although Case Keenum has been surprisingly good so far this year in taking over the Texans starting quarterback job, Gary Kubiak gave us some insight into his mind this week when he said that Keenum "has to continue to play well to stay in there" because Matt Schaub was "playing really..." November 17
Houston Chronicle "David Carr and Dom Capers, 2-14 in 2005 and the Rosencopter have nothing on the 2013 Texans. A season that was supposed to cement the Texans’ status as the premier pro sports franchise in Houston and mark a new championship-caliber era for an organization in its 12th year of existence has..." November 17
NFL.com "Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak will, in fact, coach from the press box Sunday against the Oakland Raiders. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Sunday that the team decided Kubiak was well enough to return two weeks after suffering a mini-stroke, but will call plays from the box instead of..." November 17
Battle Red Blog "Let me just begin this by saying, like Tim's conspiracy theory yesterday, this is nothing more than rampant speculation on Gary Kubiak based on what Ian Rapoport mentioned on NFL Network, which Corzo linked to as a FanShot on Wednesday. I have no inside information, no sources to speak of; this..." November 16
Houston Chronicle "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 undrafted free agent and made the practice squad..." November 16
CBSSports.com "The NFL has gone to great lengths to protect quarterbacks, but with a rash of injuries this season to the game's most visible players, more rules could be on the way to keep passers safe. "Should he always get protection from low hits or head hits, regardless of the posture he's presenting?" NFL..." November 15
Houston Chronicle "Texans punter Shane Lechler has been hospitalized with the flu, coach Gary Kubiak said Thursday. Lechler will remain in the hospital overnight and is expected to be cleared Friday. Kubiak said he expects Lechler to play Sunday against Oakland, who Lechler played for the Raiders during his..." November 14
Houston Chronicle "Tight end Owen Daniels said Wednesday he still hopes to return for a Dec. 5 game at Jacksonville. Daniels last played Oct. 6 in a loss at San Francisco. After fracturing his right fibula, he was placed on injured reserve with a designation to return. Daniels, 31, is the Texans’ primary tight..." November 14
Ed Reed and Jets on verge of agreement, per league sources.
We bolstered our secondary THURS, agreeing to terms with Ed Reed a day after the veteran S cleared waivers.
Ed Reed went unclaimed on waivers. Now a free agent.
CBSSports.com "Ed Reed has cleared waivers after being released by the Texans and is being courted by the Jets and Patriots, according to sources. The future Hall of Fame safety will receive the remainder of his salary -- $5 million -- from the Texans. Reed returned to his home in Atlanta, where he will..." November 14
New York Post "The Jets and accomplished safety Ed Reed agreed to terms on a contract Thursday, giving the Jets secondary a Hall of Fame boost. Reed reunites with coach Rex Ryan, who was his defensive coordinator from 2005-08 with the Ravens. The Jets added Reed two days after the Texans released him and one..." November 14
NFL.com ""Y'all miss me?" Gary Kubiak asked reporters Wednesday in his first meeting with the media since a mini stroke forced him to step aside as coach of the Houston Texans. Kubiak fully expects to man the sideline Sunday against the Oakland Raiders, taking back the reins of a team that's lost seven..." November 13