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  • #16
    Originally posted by methos838 View Post
    I think letting Bergstrom go is a bad decision ! Mancz and Martin are both gonna play but C , G & T are both areas of need TB is still young enough to be depth if not a G or a better then Allen RT maybe . Martin is coming off an Injury so no Guarantees with him . If TB salary was a bit to much RS is good at restructuring so would have liked to kept him . Our inactivity and release of 4 starters is a bit Alarming !! Is RS trying to make it as hard as possible on OB maybe ?? We have learned how he wanted Lovie Smith to come in as our HC and really mess things up ? Thats how I see it anyway trying to hire a Black HC to even the disparity out some maybe ?? RS whole job with the Texans is a perplexing mystery IMO .. Brian Gaine should have been the GM since OB's second season imho ....
    Well I agree and disagree with you on Bergstrom. Yes, we need OL help and then some. From that point of view I agree. However, while Smith makes the personal choices, he was here last year and the coaching staff never even used him. So, I guess he was pretty much awful seeing the coaches didn't use him at all. From that point of view I disagree only seeing the staff didn't think he was worth using.

    As for a different GM, no question that OB should have had either 1- a different GM 2- McNair should have made Smith work with OB. Because so far it seems Smith (didn't want OB to start) is far from asking OB about what is needed or what he wants. It almost seems that Smith picks players he likes based on what he thinks is an area of need. That also explains how Brock got signed and OB had never met or spoken to him till after he was signed. Smith must have talked up McNair about him and then got the "OK" to sign him and dropped him in OBs lap. You can find multiple reports on that from trusted NFL sources. 1-2 stories don't make it fact, but around 100+ means you probably have a true story just altered some per writer/source/reporter.


    Who is Brian Gaine:

    Originally posted by canyon1 View Post
    I would be interested in a new GM at this point and honestly I know nothing about Gaine so I am hoping people could explain what it is we like about him because I also knew everyone liked Mike (Jets current GM). So any info on this Brian Gaine would help me understand why we like him so much.
    https://www.google.com/amp/houston.c...rs-gm-job/amp/

    That should help fill in who Brian Gaine is.
    JJ Watt & Co ready to destroy

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    • #17
      Yeah as the SF is trying to rebuild. In the wake of the Chip Kelly Travis Baalke fiasco.
      [COLOR="Purple"]July is Here!

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      • #18
        Tryout...

        Aaron Wilson @AaronWilson_NFL
        Former Bills safety Aaron Williams to visit the Texans on Thursday, according to sources. Former Longhorn standout healthy now, per source.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by H2O4me View Post
          We need him bad. Been waiting for this move

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          • #20
            Originally posted by 281Texan View Post
            We need him bad. Been waiting for this move
            2015 and 2016 seasons ended with "neck" injuries. I suspect we're talking about the spine and/or concussions.

            I'm gonna ask Doc, but would be surprised if he has a positive outlook him.

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            • #21
              Originally posted by H2O4me View Post

              2015 and 2016 seasons ended with "neck" injuries. I suspect we're talking about the spine and/or concussions.

              I'm gonna ask Doc, but would be surprised if he has a positive outlook him.
              I remember the crackback block Jarvis Landry had on him last year caused the second one. At this point, he's a solid guy to take a chance on at this point. Would be cheap and would be a huge upgrade not only to what we had last year, but especially to what we have this year.

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              • #22
                patrick @PatDStat
                Safety Jaiquawn Jarrett is here on a tryout with the #Texans for mandatory mini-camp. Played for the Eagles and Jets.
                Drafted 54th overall in 2011 by Eagles.

                Combine/ Pro Day Results
                Combine Invite: Yes
                Height: 5117
                Weight: 198
                40 Yrd Dash: 4.69
                20 Yrd Dash: 2.69
                10 Yrd Dash: 1.58
                225 Lb. Bench Reps: 17
                Vertical Jump: 30 1/2
                Broad Jump: 09'05"
                20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.14
                3-Cone Drill: 6.95

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by H2O4me View Post
                  patrick @PatDStat

                  Drafted 54th overall in 2011 by Eagles.

                  Combine/ Pro Day Results
                  Overview

                  Jarrett is a very productive collegiate safety, but he may lack the size and speed to make an impact at the next level. He is a four-year starter that seeks out contact in run support and breaks down ball carriers in the open field. In the passing game, he uses very good recognition skills to effectively cover the deep-third of the field despite less than ideal speed. It remains unclear if his toughness and instinctual advantages can make up for his size and speed deficiencies in the NFL, but he has a great attitude and work ethic and should be a middle round pick.

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                  • #24
                    Aaron Wilson @AaronWilson_NFL
                    No immediate deals for safeties Aaron Williams, Jaiquawn Jarrett with Texans chron.com/sports/texans/…

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                    • #25
                      Well at least not yet over on the deals.
                      [COLOR="Purple"]July is Here!

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                      • #26

                        Photo: Larry French/Getty Images

                        Ex-Ravens linebacker Zach Orr visiting Texans

                        By Aaron Wilson
                        Former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Zach Orr is visiting the Texans on Monday, according to NFL sources not authorized to speak publicly.

                        A second-team All-Pro selection who led the Ravens last season with 132 tackles and intercepted three passes, Orr is meeting with multiple NFL teams.

                        The veteran free agent is seeking to relaunch his NFL career after originally deciding to retire in January due to a congenital condition discovered by Ravens team doctors that showed a vertebrae at the top of his neck wasn't completely formed. The birth defect was discovered when Orr sustained a pair of herniated disks in his neck late last season.

                        Orr, 25, has consulted with multiple spine specialists after initially being advised by Ravens team doctors that it wasn't safe for him to play football anymore.

                        Since that diagnosis, though, Orr has sought second opinions and says he has received favorable medical information that his risk of a serious injury isn't higher than other players.

                        A former undrafted free agent from North Texas and the son of former NFL tight end and University of Texas standout Terry Orr, Orr already has met with several NFL teams, including the Detroit Lions, Indianapolis Colts and New York Jets.

                        Orr had a breakthrough season last year as he started all but the final game after getting hurt and being placed on injured reserve. When healthy, the 6-foot, 225-pounder is an athletic, aggressive presence as a run-stopper and in pass coverage. He recorded one forced fumble and five passes defended last season.

                        In order for Orr to play football again, though, he would have to pass a physical. A scan revealed last season that Orr's first cervical vertebrae at the top of his spine didn't fully form.

                        "I had my mind made up," Orr said during an NFL Network interview earlier this summer. "I was like man, the doctors told me I was done. This is a serious issue, so I'm going to leave it alone. But I just kept hearing that from multiple people and some were telling me to just go check out and seek out some more opinions and things like that and come to find out my condition, it is rare - .01 percent of the people have what I have.

                        "But there's no actual evidence or facts that I'm at a higher risk than any other player. And it's actually been documented that a college player who had the exact same thing that I have that returned to play with no problems."

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                        • #27
                          Orr visiting the Texans .... if we signed him what would this do for our team. I am starting to think we should trade for Tamba Hali ... thoughts anyone???

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                          • #28
                            Bill O’Brien says Houston Texans will try to sign former Penn State star Michael Mauti

                            Landof10
                            A Penn State reunion could happen in Houston.

                            Bill O’Brien, the former Penn State coach, says his current team is going to try to sign one of the most notable players from his Nittany Lions tenure. The Houston Texans brought linebacker Michael Mauti in for a workout last week, O’Brien told Mike Poorman of StateCollege.com.

                            In an interview about the five-year anniversary of Penn State’s NCAA sanctions, O’Brien referenced a recent conversation he had with Mauti while he was working out for the Texans.
                            “We brought in Mike Mauti in the other day to work out. We’re going to try to sign him and get him on our team. He told me, ‘You know, it’s been five years since that ’12 season.’ And I told him, ”You got to be kidding me.'”
                            Mauti is a free agent. He appeared in eight games for the New Orleans Saints last season, but it was cut short because of his health. Mauti has ulcerative colitis and disclosed his struggles with the inflammatory bowel disease earlier this year. The disease caused him to lose 47 pounds, but he spent the offseason training and regaining weight in hopes of making an NFL roster for the 2017 season.

                            O’Brien coached Mauti in 2012 and knows what kind of player and leader Mauti, who was drafted by the Vikings in 2013, can be. It could be a pairing that works out well for both sides.

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                            • #29
                              Raiders release G/T Austin Howard, save $5M
                              Raiders released G/T Austin Howard.

                              This locks in Marshall Newhouse as the Raiders' starting right tackle, making him easily the weakest link on this elite line. Howard, 30, made it through three years of a five-year, $30 million deal and started 39-of-40 games he appeared in for the Silver and Black. He's recovering from offseason shoulder surgery but should be at or near 100 percent. Expect OL-needy teams to give him a call.
                              Jul 28 - 8:43 AM

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                              • #30
                                patrick @PatDStat
                                Texans bring in safety Marcus Gilchrist in for a visit to the Greenbrier.
                                Off torn patellar tendon in 2016.

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