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  1. Latest buzz on Clowney's status for MNF

    Tom Carpenter

    Although Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said earlier this week that rookie Jadeveon Clowney was "50/50" to return to game action on Monday night, he didn't give any further updates when asked Wednesday about Clowney's status. "Coach Bill O'Bri...

    Blog | October 16, 2014
  2. What's happened to Brady's deep ball?

    Tom Carpenter

    Since Tom Brady is 37 years old, it really shouldn't be a surprise that most of his key stats have been on the decline since 2011. Nonetheless, he's one of the NFL's all-time greats, so it's also hard to believe that Brady's lack of success is all on...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  3. Foster looking iffy for Week 5?

    Tom Carpenter

    After Arian Fsoter posted a career-worst 0.8 yards-per-carry average in Week 4, he admitted that his nagging hamstring ailment was nowhere near 100 percent. He skipped practice on Wednesday and, per the Houston Chronicle's Brian Smith, was non-com...

    Blog | October 02, 2014
  4. Will Arian Foster play Sunday?

    Tom Carpenter

    Last week, the Houston Texans opted against announcing whether Arian Foster would play against the New York Giants. Instead, they had him test out his hamstring during pre-game warm-ups before making him inactive and starting Alfred Blue at running b...

    Blog | September 25, 2014
  5. How hot is Dennis Allen's seat?

    Tom Carpenter

    It was easy to be skeptical about what the Oakland Raiders could do this season, but after they lost to two other seemingly mediocre teams -- New York Jets, Houston Texans -- to put begin them in an 0-2 hole, it's fair to wonder about the job securit...

    Blog | September 16, 2014
  6. Latest buzz on Raiders backfield

    Tom Carpenter

    The Oakland Raiders entered the 2014 campaign with a backfield that had potential on paper. However, that was countered by obvious health and performance concerns regarding Maurice Jones-Drew and Darren McFadden. Some of those concerns already have c...

    Blog | September 11, 2014
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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