Texans host 49ers in final preseason game

The Houston Texans have a lot of decisions to make before getting the team down to the NFL Mandated 53 players by August 31st.  Some players under the gun are

  • ILB Max Bullough – The undrafted rookie has performed well in preseason but this is a hard position to figure out and there have been times of confusion for the young rook.
  • K Chris Boswell – After missing two field goals in preseason week two against the Falcons, Boswell has been on the bubble.  He is trying to unseat incumbent Randy Bullock but barring an injury to Bullock, Boswell has little chance of making the cut.
  • WR Travis Labhart – I have never liked when an NFL team signs a receiver under six foot and Labhart is 5’9″.  During the preseason, Rookie QB Tom Savage has linked up with him a couple of times.  He may be able to force his way on with another strong performance against the Niners.
  • FS Shilo Keo – Even though he started over Ed Reed last season, Keo will have to have an absolute monster game to stay on the Texans roster.  Having said that, he could be an addition to a lot of NFL defenses if he is cut.
  • Case Keenum and Tom Savage will battle it out for the backup spot to Ryan Fitzpatrick.

Great seats and cheap tickets are still available for the game tonight against the 49ers. Get yours now!!

 

Texans release Ed Reed

As if the answer to a 2-7 season (thus far), the Houston Texans have decided to cut ties with their free agent coup, Ed Reed.  Reed, who signed a 3-year $15 million contract, he underwent labium surgery that kep out of uniform and off the field until week 3 of the season.  In the six games that followed, Reed has only collected 16 tackles.

“Certain situations, we just got outplayed and outcoached,” Reed told ESPN’s Tania Ganguli after Houston’s latest loss, a 27-24 setback in Arizona. “If you’re watching the game, it’s not no-brainers … Eventually, they’re going to figure out what you’re doing if you’re doing the same old things.”

The Texans face the 3-6 Oakland Raiders at home this weekend.  Great seats and tickets are still available.

Texans face tall order in Kansas City

Expect Chiefs to force the Run Game

The Houston Texans come into Arrowhead stadium riding a disappointing 4-game losing streak but confident that they can right the ship and the team has decided that Case Keenum is the man to begin the turnaround while Matt Schaub nurses an ankle and foot injury.

“We’re struggling, and we’re looking for a spark,” Head Coach Gary Kubiak said. “I think he deserves an opportunity to go out there. It’s a tough place to play. It’s a tough place to get your first start and all that good stuff. But I’m not sending him out there by himself. I’m sending him out there with his football team, and the guys understand that.”

The Kansas City Chiefs, on the other hand, are stil undefeated with a 6-0 record and don’t seem to be slowing down regardless of what many pundits describe as a weak schedule.

Great tickets/seats are still available!