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  1. How secure is Fitzpatrick as starting QB?

    Tom Carpenter

    Rumors that the New England Patriots might trade backup QB Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans were standard fare here on Rumor Central from the minute that former Pats OC Bill O'Brien took over as the Texans head coach. The two sides finally pulled o...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  2. How will Browns split carries?

    Tom Carpenter

    Those of us who held on to Ben Tate for years in keeper leagues, while he battled injuries as a backup to Arian Foster with the Houston Texans, thought we would get paid off once he scampered off to the Cleveland Browns as an unrestricted free agent ...

    Blog | September 01, 2014
  3. Will Jets target CB Joseph via trade?

    Tom Carpenter

    Despite the fact that the focal point of New York Jets coach Rex Ryan's defense is his top cornerbacks, that position remains a glaring weakness as they head toward Week 1. It's even thinner than it was when they opened training camp, as Dee Milliner...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  4. Who will back up Ryan Fitzpatrick?

    Tom Carpenter

    As shaky as Ryan Fitzpatrick seems to be atop the Houston Texans QB depth chart, things are even sketchier when it comes to the battle for the No. 2 role. Neither Case Keenum nor Tom Savage did anything during Thursday's preseason finale to stake a c...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  5. Potential landing spots for QB Mallett

    Tom Carpenter

    Per ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, the New England Patriots will start rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo in their preseason finale Thursday. In fact, he may play the entire game. Schefter added that, "Even with Jimmy Garoppolo starting Thursday night, Patri...

    Blog | August 25, 2014
  6. Montee Ball nearing return to action?

    Tom Carpenter

    It's been about two weeks since Denver Broncos RB Montee Ball underwent an appendectomy, and it appears that he is nearing a return to practice. "Montee Ball will visit his doctor Monday in the hope he will be cleared to practice this week," wrote...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  7. Mike Thomas resurrecting career?

    Tom Carpenter

    You may not even remember Houston Texans WR Mike Thomas, considering that he didn't play in the NFL last year and mustered only 18 receptions for two teams during the 2012 campaign. Even during his one decent season (2010) with the Jacksonville Jagua...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  8. DeAndre Hopkins poised to break out?

    Tom Carpenter

    WR DeAndre Hopkins had an uneven rookie campaign, posting a few impressive stat lines but otherwise doing very little statistically. However, with Andre Johnson skipping offseason workouts and, this week, some practices due to a tight hamstring, Hopk...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  9. Will Texans extend J.J. Watt's contract?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Houston Texans have a pair of interesting contract quandaries as training camp nears. Andre Johnson, who is 33 and has three years remaining on his current contract, continues to holdout, because he wants to be traded. On the other end of the spe...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  10. Why Texans won't trade Andre

    Tom Carpenter

    The buzz surrounding Andre Johnson's absence from offseason workouts with the Houston Texans picked up Thursday, as word came that he isn't sure if he will be with the team for training camp or Week 1 of the regular season. Clearly, Johnson would ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  11. Will Andre return for camp, Week 1?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: As noted below, Andre Johnson appears open to rejoining the Houston Texans. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Thursday that four teams have expressed interest in acquiring Johnson, who is not happy about being denied a $1 million work...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  12. MVP upside in Matt Ryan?

    Tom Carpenter

    Only Ryan Tannehill and Joe Flacco were sacked more often than Matt Ryan last season, and no one was pressured more often. With that in mind, the Atlanta Falcons made some significant changes to their O-line this offseason in order to keep him uprigh...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  13. Checking in on Johnson's holdout

    Tom Carpenter

    There has been no change to the status of Andre Johnson's holdout from the Houston Texans this offseason. He remains at odds with the direction of the team, and no immediate end appears in sight. Skipping an offseason of workouts is nothing out of...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  14. No minicamp for Andre this week?

    Tom Carpenter

    WR Andre Johnson has skipped all offseason activities with the Houston Texans because he isn't happy about the direction of the team at this stage of his career. It has been expected that Johnson would remain away from the team during this week's man...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  15. Latest on Pitta's health, upside

    Tom Carpenter

    Late last July, tight end Dennis Pitta dislocated and fractured his hip. He returned for the final four games of the season but still is shaking the rust off. "I feel good. I feel really healthy. I feel 100 percent," he said. "But there are still ...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  16. Will Ravens lean on rushing attack?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Baltimore Ravens saw their rushing attack drop from 11th in the NFL in 2012 (1,901 yards) to 30th in 2013 (1,328 yards). They attempted only 21 fewer rushes in 2013, but their yards per carry dipped by 1.2 yards. During the offseason, the Ravens ...

    Blog | June 06, 2014