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  1. RTC: Should Titans look at veteran RBs?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage of the Tennessee Titans ... The Titans could pursue a running back in free agency, says Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean. The prime guys are Ben Tate, Darren McFadden and Donald Brown. To which I say: They're going to get out of...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  2. Free-agency primer: Texans

    Paul Kuharsky

    Key free agents: NT Earl Mitchell, TE Garrett Graham, DE Antonio Smith, LB Darryl Sharpton, G Wade Smith, RB Ben Tate, OT Ryan Harris, FB Greg Jones. Where they stand: It's difficult to assess how new coach Bill O'Brien views guys he's inherited ...

    Blog | March 07, 2014
  3. Unit by unit: Ranking the running backs

    Paul Kuharsky

    We pick up our series in which ESPN.com's resident scout, Matt Williamson, ranks the AFC South position-by-position. Today, we examine running backs. Williamson's AFC South running back rankings: 1) Texans (Arian Foster, Ben Tate) 2) Titans (...

    Blog | July 02, 2013
  4. Why Texans shouldn't chase Vonta Leach

    Paul Kuharsky

    If the Houston Texans move forward with their interest in Vonta Leach, their old fullback, it'll send a terrible message to late-career veterans the team looks to recruit in the future. The Texans let Leach walk for big money two years ago. Whe...

    Blog | June 12, 2013
  5. Eight in the Box: Playing for a contract

    Paul Kuharsky

    A look at a player entering a contract year on each AFC South team who must deliver in 2013: Houston Texans: Running back Ben Tate will back up Arian Foster, who is already signed long term. Tate's deal runs out after that. A solid year as the No....

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  6. Reviewing the film of our chat

    Paul Kuharsky

    As is always the case, we covered a lot of ground in our weekly chat. Among the topics we covered: Who'll have a bigger rookie year, DeAndre Hopkins or Justin Hunter. Jake Locker's poise. Ben Tate's price in a year. Where Vick Ballard co...

    Blog | May 31, 2013
  7. Let's wait to see Arian Foster's status

    Paul Kuharsky

    The Texans downplayed Arian Foster's calf injury suffered early in Tuesday's OTA session. But like most teams the Texans don't always offer immediately candid and accurate assessments of injuries, so forgive me if I prefer to wait a couple days to...

    Blog | May 28, 2013
  8. Chat film: Reviewing the best you brought

    Paul Kuharsky

    A sampling of Thursday's chat: Kevin (Jacksonville, FL): I've read a lot of opinions from writers saying that [Alan] Ball will start opposite from [Dwayne] Gratz this year. However, every thing I've read about Ball is that he is not very good. Is ...

    Blog | May 17, 2013
  9. Texans rookie minicamp review

    Paul Kuharsky

    Three of the four teams in the AFC South are coming off weekend minicamps for their rookies. It's a time of year when virtually everything that comes out is positive. The teams had different levels of media availability. But as best we can, we'll rev...

    Blog | May 13, 2013
  10. Non-immediate needs in AFC South

    Paul Kuharsky

    Over at NFC North central, Kevin Seifert wrote a nice companion piece to his podcast on hidden needs for his teams. Look beyond the obvious needs and a smart team is also lining up successors for holes that could arrive in a year. Fans are often s...

    Blog | April 25, 2013
  11. Reassessing the Texans' needs

    Paul Kuharsky

    They are two-time defending division champs and have been to the second round of the playoffs two consecutive seasons. Teams like that are not typically prime players in free agency. They have players they have to spend to retain, limiting the cas...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  12. Texans get a lesson in 'what it takes'

    Paul Kuharsky

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Their critics punched holes in 11-1, citing a soft schedule, trouble against top quarterbacks and a quarterback of their own who still has not really been in high-stakes games. The amplitude of all of that will skyrocket now, ...

    Blog | December 11, 2012
  13. Rapid Reaction: Texans 34, Lions 31 (OT)

    Paul Kuharsky

    DETROIT -- Thoughts on the Houston Texans' 34-31 overtime win over the Lions at Ford Field: What it means: The Texans came from behind late again and pulled out an overtime win for the second week in a row, adding more fuel to a team-of-destiny fe...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  14. Pressure on Texans corners

    Paul Kuharsky

    DETROIT -- If the Texans lose to the Lions today, I think two things will have contributed. I think they'll turn out to be tired from what they had to expend on Sunday to beat Jacksonville in overtime. And I think Calvin Johnson will have to do...

    Blog | November 22, 2012
  15. RTC: Will Texans be flat against Jaguars?

    Paul Kuharsky

    Greetings from Boston where we are reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Five questions heading into the Texans' game against the Jaguars from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Will Houston have a letdown and how can Jacksonville match u...

    Blog | November 18, 2012
  16. RTC: Pondering Luck's neard (neck beard)

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans Gary Kubiak knows what his coaches and players can do and makes room for them to do it, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Ben Tate and Darryl Sharpton are close to returning to action, says the...

    Blog | November 16, 2012