Texans go through the motions in route to a 24-6 thumping

Texans Head Coach Gary Kubiak left the A T&T Stadium with a bigger decision then when he entered.  Kubiak figured to finally put the “who’s backing up Schaub” question to rest but the two battling quarterbacks, T.J. Yates and Case Keenum provided Kubiak with even more to think about.

“I have to do that in the morning, but dang good chance,” Kubiak said on whether to keep both quarterbacks. “The two guys played like that, I don’t think we expose them to anybody else.”

The Texans open their season against the San Diego Chargers on Monday Night Football.  Tickets are still available.

Saints backups help seal victory over Texans

The Houston Texans first team has been sharp coming into week three of the NFL Preseason. With 23 and 27 points scored over Minnesota and Miami, more of the same was expected against the New Orleans Saints and while they did manage to score 23 points, the Saints second team managed two scores to win the game 31-23.

Veteran receiver Andre Johnson looked great in his third preseason game and caught seven of eight passes thrown his way for 131 yards.

”When we sit down and game plan I try to figure out ways to get Andre the ball,” head coach Gary Kubiak said. ”It’s a compliment to the other guys that Andre’s able to get the ball so much.”

The Texans next face their in-state rivals the Dallas Cowboys this Thursday night.  Tickets are still available!

Texans sign free agent kicker Shayne Graham

The Texans signed free agent kicker Shayne Graham on Tuesday.

Graham (6-0, 214), an 11-year veteran, has played in 12 games with four different teams over the past two seasons. He will provide competition for rookie kicker , a fifth-round draft pick from Texas AM.

Graham, 34, has made 85.9 percent (214-of-249) of his career field goals, which makes him the fourth-most accurate kicker in NFL history. He has made 92.5 percent (149-of-161) of field goals from inside 40 yards, 80 percent (56-of-70) from 40-49 yards and 50 percent (9-of-18) from 50-plus.

The Texans are Graham’s 11th NFL team and seventh since 2010. He had stints with the Washington Redskins, Dallas Cowboys, Miami Dolphins and Baltimore Ravens in 2011. He was with the Cincinnati Bengals from 2003-09, earning Pro Bowl and All-Pro honors in 2005.

Since leaving the Bengals before the 2010 season, Graham has made 18-of-19 field goals (94.7 percent). He has not attempted a 50-yarder since 2009.