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Texans 26, Panthers 13: Postgame notes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on August 12, 2012 – 2:11 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ award-winning communications staff, postgame notes from the Texans’ 26-13 preseason victory over the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium:

THE WIN…

  • Improved Houston’s all-time preseason record to 17-25, 8-13 on the road and 6-5 in preseason openers.
  • Improved the Texans’ preseason record against Carolina to 1-0.
  • Improved Houston’s record in preseason games against NFC South opponents to 6-9 all-time.
  • Improved head coach Gary Kubiak’s career preseason record to 14-11 and 5-2 in preseason openers.

TEAM NOTES

  • The Texans outrushed the Panthers, gaining 174 yards on the ground to Carolina’s 61.
  • The Texans outgained the Panthers overall, 375 to 137. The Texans defense limited Carolina to 12 first downs.
  • The Texans dominated time of possession, holding the ball for 37:41.
  • The Texans’ starting defense forced a three-and-out in each of their first two series of the preseason, holding the Panthers offense to one yard of net offense on the two drives.
  • The Texans defense recorded two takeaways, an interception and a fumble recovery. The two takeaways along with a fumble and an interception by the offense gave Houston an even turnover margin in the game.
  • The Texans defense registered eight total sacks, with six different players accounting for them.
  • The Texans’ starting offense drove 65 yards in nine plays for a field goal on its first possession of the preseason, capping the drive with a 20-yard field goal from K Shayne Graham.
  • The Texans rushed for 174 yards in the game, marking the fourth time in three years under offensive coordinator Rick Dennison that the Texans have rushed for more than 170 yards in a preseason game.
  • The Texans led 10-3 at the end of the first quarter, were tied at halftime, 13-13, and led after three quarters 23-13.
  • The Panthers won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.

INDIVIDUAL PLAYER NOTES

  • QB John Beck finished the night 4-of-6 for 46 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 89.6. Beck engineered the Texans’ first touchdown drive of the night, an 11-play, 61-yard march in the third quarter.
  • OLB Bryan Braman sacked Carolina QB Jimmy Clausen for 5-yard loss early in the fourth quarter. It was his first sack in the preseason and the defense’s fifth of the night.
  • K Randy Bullock capped the Texans’ scoring with a 52-yard field goal in the fourth quarter following the two-minute warning. Bullock was 2-of-2 on the night with the 52-yarder and a 21-yarder in the second quarter.
  • ILB Tim Dobbins sacked Carolina QB Derek Anderson for a 7-yard loss in the second quarter. It was Houston’s third sack of the first half.
  • Dobbins teamed with OLB Whitney Mercilus to sack Carolina QB Jimmy Clausen for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter. The sack gave each of them 1.5 for the game.
  • K Shayne Graham was perfect on both of his field goal attempts, hitting from 20 yards in the first quarter and from 37 yards in the third quarter.
  • RB Jonathan Grimes scored the Texans’ first offensive touchdown of the preseason on a 3-yard run in the third quarter. The score came as the result of an interception and capped an 11-play, 61-yard drive.
  • WR Trindon Holliday returned a first-quarter kickoff 90 yards for a touchdown. It was the second kickoff return for a score in team preseason history. WR Reggie Swinton had a 102-yard return for touchdown in 2005 at Dallas (8/27/05). Holliday finished the game with 182 total return yards, including 159 in kickoff returns.
  • OLB Whitney Mercilus registered the first sack of his career when he dropped Carolina QB Derek Anderson for a 4-yard loss in the second quarter.
  • Mercilus teamed with ILB Tim Dobbins to sack Carolina QB Jimmy Clausen for a 9-yard loss in the third quarter. The sack gave each of them 1.5 for the game.
  • OLB Jesse Nading sacked Carolina QB Jimmy Clausen for a 5-yard loss in the fourth quarter. It was the sixth sack of the night for the Texans defense.
  • FS Troy Nolan intercepted a pass on Carolina’s opening drive of the third quarter, setting up an eventual touchdown. It was his third career interception in preseason play after he had two picks in the 2011 preseason.
  • OLB Brooks Reed registered a sack for a 10-yard loss on Houston’s second defensive series.
  • QB Matt Schaub finished the night 3-of-6 for 52 yards with no touchdowns and one interception. He led three drives: a 9-play, 65-yard scoring drive; a 1-play, 11-yard drive that ended with a fumble; and a 2-play, 12-yard drive that ended with an interception. His final passer rating was 40.3.
  • QB T.J. Yates led a 16-play, 68-yard drive in his first action of the night. The drive was capped by a 21-yard field goal from K Randy Bullock.
  • Yates completed 8-of-12 pass attempts for 89 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 88.5.
  • Texans scratches included DE Jared Crick, ILB Brian Cushing, LB Keyaron Fox, ILB Omar Gaither, NT Ra’Shon Harris, WR Jerrell Jackson, WR Andre Johnson, WR Bryant Johnson, DE J.J. Watt and ILB Greg Williams.

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Players not dressing, lineup changes for Texans-Panthers

Posted by Nick Scurfield on August 11, 2012 – 3:42 pm

The following players are not dressing for tonight’s preseason game between the Texans and Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte:

Texans inactives
34 ILB Omar Gaither
49 ILB Greg Williams
56 ILB Brian Cushing
80 WR Andre Johnson
87 WR Jerrell Jackson
89 WR Bryant Johnson
91 NT Ra’Shon Harris
93 DE Jared Crick
99 DE J.J. Watt

Texans starting lineup changes
Keshawn Martin will start at wide receiver for Andre Johnson. Tim Jamison will start at defensive end for J.J. Watt. Mister Alexander will start at inside linebacker for Brian Cushing.

Panthers inactives
4 WR Rico Wallace
12 WR David Gettis
21 CB Brandon Hogan
52 LB Jon Beason
58 LB Thomas Davis
74 G Mike Pollak
78 G Andre Ramsey

Panthers starting lineup changes
Jason Phillips will start at middle linebacker for Jon Beason.


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Full list of Texans free agents

Posted by Nick Scurfield on March 13, 2012 – 11:27 am

With the NFL’s free agency period beginning in less than three hours (3 p.m. CT), here’s a full list of the Texans’ free agents, which includes 15 unrestricted players and one restricted:

Unrestricted
CB Jason Allen
S Dominique Barber
G Mike Brisiel
DE Tim Bulman
QB Jake Delhomme
ILB Tim Dobbins
TE Joel Dreessen
QB Jeff Garcia
WR Bryant Johnson
C Chris Myers
K Neil Rackers
G Kasey Studdard
P Matt Turk
RB Derrick Ward
OLB Mario Williams

Restricted
S Quintin Demps
(RB Arian Foster – signed March 6)

Exclusive Rights
(LS Jon Weeks – signed March 5)


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Titans 23, Texans 22: Postgame Notes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on January 1, 2012 – 8:07 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ communications staff, postgame notes from the Texans’ 23-22 loss to the Titans at Reliant Stadium in Week 17:

THE TEXANS…

  • Finished the season with a franchise-best record of 10-6. With the loss today, Houston finished the season 5-3 at home, 4-2 against AFC South opponents and 1-1 against Tennessee. Houston’s 4-2 intra-division record matches the best in team history.
  • Outrushed the Titans, gaining 152 yards on the ground to Tennessee’s 60. It was the 11th time this season that the Texans outrushed their opponents, and the Texans fell to 8-3 in those games.
  • Won the time of possession battle for the 12th time this season, holding the ball for 34:38. Houston fell to 9-3 in those games
  • Scored on their opening possession of the game for the ninth time this season and the second game in a row.
  • Led after the first quarter for the 12th time this season.
  • Trailed at halftime for the fourth time this season.
  • Scored on their opening possession of the second half for the 10thtime this season and the fourth consecutive game.
  • Were tied after three quarters for the second time this season.
  • Sold out their 100th consecutive home game, including regular season and preseason contests, with a crowd of 71,512. Houston has sold out every home game in franchise history.
  • Team captains were WR Andre Johnson and C Chris Myers on offense, ILBs Brian Cushing and DeMeco Ryans and DE Antonio Smith on defense and K Neil Rackers representing the special teams.
  • The Titans won the toss and elected to receive the opening kickoff.

TEAM RECORDS SET IN 2011…

  • Wins (10) – Previous record was 9 in 2009
  • Consecutive wins (7) – Previous record was 6 from 12/13/09-9/19/10
  • Fewest touchdowns allowed (27) – Previous record was 39 in 2004 and 2009
  • Fewest points allowed (278) – Previous record was 333 in 2009
  • Fewest yards allowed (4,571) – Previous record was 5,198 in 2009
  • Rushing yards gained (2,448) – Previous record was 2,042 in 2010
  • Fewest rushing yards allowed (1,536) – Previous record was 1,711 in 2009
  • Fewest net passing yards allowed (3,035) – Previous record was 3,141 in 2002
  • Fewest first downs allowed (270) – Previous record was 291 in 2002
  • Fewest interceptions thrown (9) – Previous record was 12 in 2010
  • Sacks (44.0) – Previous record was 37 in 2005
  • Home attendance (Season avg. 71, 496) – Previous high was 71,081 in 2010

HEAD COACH GARY KUBIAK

  • Saw his record drop to 47-49 with the loss.
  • Lost the final game of the regular season for the first time in his six seasons as head coach.

CB JASON ALLEN

  • Made his first start since Week 5 vs. Oakland (10/9), starting in place of an inactive Johnathan Joseph. Allen finished the game with two solo tackles.

G THOMAS AUSTIN

  • Saw action for the second time this season and got his most extensive playing time when he subbed for starting C Chris Myers in the second half.

OLB BRYAN BRAMAN

  • Teamed with OLB Jesse Nading to sack Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck for a 7-yard loss in the third quarter. It was the first sack of his career.

FB JAMES CASEY

  • Caught his career-high sixth pass of the season when he hauled in a 15-yard throw in the third quarter. His previous high was five receptions in Week 3 at New Orleans (9/25). He finished the game with seven catches for 91 yards with a long of 21.

QB JAKE DELHOMME

  • Made his Texans debut when he stepped in for starter T.J. Yates in the first quarter. Delhomme completed 18-of-28 pass attempts for 211 yards with one touchdown and no interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 99.0.

FS QUINTIN DEMPS

  • Led the team with a career-high six tackles, all of which were solo stops.

ILB TIM DOBBINS

  • Forced a fumble in the fourth quarter. It was his first forced fumble of the season and the sixth of his career.

T ANDREW GARDNER

  • Made his NFL debut when he came on for a field goal attempt in the third quarter.

TE GARRETT GRAHAM

  • Caught his first career pass, a 24-yard gain in the third quarter.

WR ANDRE JOHNSON

  • Extended his franchise-record streak of consecutive games played with a sack to 82 when he caught a 5-yard pass in the first quarter.

WR BRYANT JOHNSON

  • Caught a season-long 40-yard pass in the fourth quarter. The catch was his longest since 11/16/08 when he caught 42-yard pass for San Francisco against St. Louis.
  • Caught his first touchdown of the season and the 16th of his career when QB Jake Delhomme hit him in the back of the end zone from 5 yards out late in the fourth quarter. It was Johnson’s first touchdown catch since 1/3/10 when he caught a 12-yard touchdown for Detroit against Chicago.

WR JACOBY JONES

  • Caught three passes for 35 yards, which put him over 500 receiving yards for the second consecutive season. He entered the game needing 23 yards to reach the milestone.

FS SHILOH KEO

  • Saw his first career action as a punt returner. He fair caught the first punt that came his way and finished the game with one return for 11 yards.

NT EARL MITCHELL

  • Finished the game with a career-high six tackles, including five solo stops, and one pass defensed. His previous high was five tackles vs. Carolina (12/18).

OLB JESSE NADING

  • Registered his first partial sack of the season when he teamed with OLB Bryan Braman to sack Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck for a 7-yard loss in the third quarter. The sack gave Nading 4.0 for his career.
  • Recovered the first fumble of his career in the fourth quarter.

K NEIL RACKERS

  • Made all three field goal attempts, hitting from 72, 37 and 22 yards, to give him a franchise-record 32 field goals on the season. The previous mark was 29 field goals by Kris Brown in 2008.

DE ANTONIO SMITH

  • Sacked Tennessee QB Matt Hasselbeck for a 7-yard loss in the first quarter. The sack gave him 5.5 on the season, which matches his career high set in 2007 with Arizona. It also moved him past Jason Babin into third on the franchise’s all-time sack list with 14.0.
  • Notched his second sack of the game when he tackled Hasselbeck for an 8-yard loss in the second quarter. The sack gave him a career-high 6.5 on the season. His 2.0 sacks also tied a career single-game high, matching his performance at Oakland on 10/3/10.

RB BEN TATE

  • Made his second career start and his first since Week 3 at New Orleans (9/25), finishing with 97 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.
  • Scored his fourth rushing touchdown of the season on a 4-yard run to cap the Texans’ opening drive. His last touchdown was in Week 11 at Tampa Bay (11/13).
  • Ran for a 56-yard gain on the first play of the second half. It was the longest run of the season for the Texans and the longest of his career. The previous long was a 44-yard run by Tate at Cincinnati (12/11).
  • Had a career-high 24 receiving yards and tied a career high with four receptions. His previous bests were four catches and 13 receiving yards, both at Miami in Week 2 (9/18).

RB DERRICK WARD

  • Finished the game with season highs in rushing attempts and rushing yards, carrying 12 times for 50 yards. His previous highs were 11 attempts and 39 yards, both against Indianapolis in Week 1 (9/11).

QB T.J. YATES

  • Started for the fifth time and completed all four of his pass attempts for 47 yards before leaving the game early in the first quarter.

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Panthers 28, Texans 13: Postgame notes

Posted by Nick Scurfield on December 18, 2011 – 5:34 pm

Courtesy of the Texans’ communications staff, postgame notes from the team’s 28-13 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Reliant Stadium in Week 15:

THE TEXANS…
•         Set the franchise single-season sack record with the 38th of the year when NT Earl Mitchell tackled Carolina QB Cam Newton for no gain in the first quarter, breaking the previous mark of 37 set in 2005. The Texans entered the game with 36 sacks on the year.

•         Trailed at the end of the first quarter, at halftime and through three quarters for the second consecutive week and the third time this season in each instance. Houston fell to 1-2 in all three instances.

•         Were shut out in the first half for the first time this season.

•         Scored on their opening drive of the second half for the eighth time this season and for the second consecutive week when K Neil Rackers booted a 26-yard field goal.

•         Team captains were C Chris Myers on offense; ILB Brian Cushing, ILB DeMeco Ryans and DE Antonio Smith on defense; and K Neil Rackers representing the special teams.

•         The Texans won the toss and elected to receive.

•         Total paid attendance was 71,540, which was the third-largest crowd this season and third-largest in team history. The Houston Texans have sold out all 99 home games, including preseason and regular-season contests, in franchise history.

G THOMAS AUSTIN
•         Made his professional debut, taking the field with the kickoff return unit on the opening kickoff.

OLB CONNOR BARWIN
•         Sacked Carolina QB Cam Newton for a 10-yard loss on the Panthers’ opening drive, giving him 10.5 for the year. Barwin became the second Texan to notch double-digit sacks in a season, joining Mario Williams, who did so in 2007 and 2008.

G ANTOINE CALDWELL
•         Made his first start of the season at RG. He started seven games in 2010, including the last three games of the season.

ILB BRIAN CUSHING
•         Led the team with 12 tackles, including nine solos and one tackle for loss. It was the 10th game this season in which Cushing led the team or tied for the team lead in tackles.

TE OWEN DANIELS
•         Extended his streak of consecutive games played with a reception to 67 on a 17-yard reception in the third quarter.

FS QUINTIN DEMPS
•         Returned a fourth-quarter kickoff 50 yards. It was his longest kick return as a Texan and his longest since 11/23/08 when he had a 100-yard return for a touchdown at Baltimore as a Philadelphia Eagle.

RB ARIAN FOSTER
•         Surpassed the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive season on is seventh carry of the game, a gain of 18. The run gave him 1,010 yards on the year, making him the second player in team history to top 1,000 rushing yards in consecutive season along with Domanick Williams in 2003-04.

•         Became the fifth player in NFL history to surpass 1,000 rushing yards and 600 receiving yards in consecutive seasons. He topped 600 receiving yards on the year with his fifth catch of the day, a 22-yard gain in the fourth quarter, which gave him 601 yards on the season.

•         Went over 100 yards for the sixth time this season and the 14th time in his career. He topped the century mark on a 6-yard gain in the fourth quarter, his 13th rush of the game, and finished with 109 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries.

•         Scored his ninth rushing touchdown of the season and the 28th of his career when he dove into the end zone from 2 yards out. Foster has scored a rushing touchdown in eight of Houston’s last nine games.

WR BRYANT JOHNSON
•         Doubled his season reception total with a pair of catches on Houston’s second drive. He entered the game with two receptions for 22 yards on the year and caught two passes for 23 yards on that drive.

WR JACOBY JONES
•         Returned a third-quarter punt 42 yards. It was his fifth return of 40 or more yards this season.

WR JEFF MAEHL
•         Made his NFL debut after being signed off of the Texans’ practice squad on Wednesday. Maehl saw his first action on the punt return unit in the first quarter.

NT EARL MITCHELL
•         Registered his first sack of the season when he tackled Carolina QB Cam Newton for no gain in the first quarter. It was his second career sack.

K NEIL RACKERS
•         Scored seven points in the game to increase his season total to 115, tying Kris Brown’s 2007 point total for the third-most in franchise history.

FB LAWRENCE VICKERS
•         Caught his fourth pass of the game, a four-yarder in the third quarter, to set a career single-game high. Vickers’ previous high was three receptions on 11/4/07 vs. Seattle as a member of the Cleveland Browns.

DE J.J. WATT
•         Tied a career high with seven tackles, including five solos, one tackle for loss and one quarterback hit. He also made seven tackles in Week 12 at Jacksonville (11/27).

QB T.J. YATES
•         Completed his first eight pass attempts, gaining 60 yards on those throws. His ninth pass of the game was tipped at the line of scrimmage and fell incomplete.

•         Finished the game 19-of-30 for 212 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions, giving him a passer rating of 56.5.


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Texans-Ravens Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 13, 2011 – 4:13 pm

Here’s the Thursday injury report for the Texans and Baltimore Ravens:

Texans

Out
None

Did Not Participate in Practice
FB James Casey (chest), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), WR Kevin Walter (illness)

Limited Participation in Practice
LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring), RB Arian Foster (quad), WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow/hamstring/knee), QB Matt Schaub (r. shoulder)

Full Participation in Practice
CB Jason Allen (knee/groin), G Thomas Austin (knee), G Mike Brisiel (ankle/knee), CB Brandon Harris (hamstring), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), WR Jacoby Jones (knees), CB Brice McCain (hamstring/concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), DE Antonio Smith (ankle), RB Ben Tate (groin/Achilles), RB Derrick Ward (ankle)

 

Ravens

Out
None

Did Not Participate in Practice
CB Chris Carr (thigh), WR Lee Evans (ankle), CB Jimmy Smith (ankle), S Tom Zbikowski (head)

Limited Participation in Practice
G Ben Grubbs (toe)

Full Participation in Practice

RB Anthony Allen (thigh), LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), S Haruki Nakamura (knee), WR David Reed (shoulder)


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Texans-Ravens Wednesday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 12, 2011 – 6:24 pm

Here’s the Wednesday injury report for the Texans and Baltimore Ravens:

Texans

Out
None

Did Not Participate in Practice
FB James Casey (chest), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), QB Matt Schaub (r. shoulder)

Limited Participation in Practice
G Mike Brisiel (ankle/knee), LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring), RB Arian Foster (quad), CB Brandon Harris (hamstring), WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring), CB Brice McCain (hamstring/concussion), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow/hamstring/knee), DE Antonio Smith (ankle), RB Ben Tate (groin/Achilles), RB Derrick Ward (ankle)

Full Participation in Practice
CB Jason Allen (knee/groin), G Thomas Austin (knee), CB Kareem Jackson (knee), WR Jacoby Jones (knee)

Ravens

Out
None

Did Not Participate in Practice
CB Chris Carr (thigh), CB Jimmy Smith (ankle)

Limited Participation in Practice
RB Anthony Allen (thigh), LB Dannell Ellerbe (thigh), WR Lee Evans (ankle), G Ben Grubbs (toe), S Haruki Nakamura (knee), WR David Reed (shoulder), S Tom Zbikowski (head)

Full Participation in Practice
None


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Reports: Texans trade for Jets WR Mason

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 12, 2011 – 8:29 am

According to multiple reports, the Texans have traded a conditional 2012 draft pick to the New York Jets for veteran wide receiver Derrick Mason.

No transactions are official until announced by the team, and nothing has been announced at this time.

John McClain of the Houston Chronicle was first to report the story on Tuesday night. Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com says the conditional pick is a seventh-rounder.

Mason, 37, was recently relegated to the bench in his first season with the Jets. The Texans are thin at wide receiver with Andre Johnson and Bryant Johnson both dealing with hamstring injuries.

Mason ranks 18th all-time with 12,006 receiving yards. He topped 1,000 receiving yards in eight of the last 10 seasons. He played for the Baltimore Ravens from 2005-10, catching 61 passes for 802 yards and seven touchdowns in 2010. Mason was with the Tennessee Titans from 1997-2004.

McClain also reports that the Texans have signed outside linebacker Jesse Nading from the practice squad. He would take the roster spot of Mario Williams, who will go on injured reserve this week.


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Texans-Raiders Friday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 7, 2011 – 2:44 pm

Here’s the Friday (final) injury report for the Texans and Oakland Raiders:

Texans

Out
WR Andre Johnson (hamstring/DNP)

Doubtful
LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring/DNP)

Questionable
CB Kareem Jackson (knee/limited), WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring/DNP), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring/DNP), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow/hamstring/limited), RB Ben Tate (groin/limited), RB Derrick Ward (ankle/shoulder/limited)

Probable
CB Jason Allen (knee/full), G Thomas Austin (knee/full), RB Arian Foster (hip/full), WR Jacoby Jones (knee/full), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring/full), CB Brice McCain (groin/full), C Chris Myers (elbow/ankle/full), DE Antonio Smith (ankle/full), LB Mario Williams (elbow/full)

Raiders

Out
TE Richard Gordon (hand/DNP), CB Chris Johnson (hamstring/DNP), DE Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder/DNP)

Doubtful
None

Questionable
LB Ricky Brown (concussion/DNP), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring/DNP), S Michael Huff (ankle/limited), WR Louis Murphy (groin/limited), RB Marcel Reece (ankle/DNP)

Probable
S Jerome Boyd (knee/full), S Tyvon Branch (knee/full), RB Michael Bush (ankle/full), QB Jason Campbell (foot/limited), RB Taiwan Jones (calf/full), S Michael Mitchell (knee/full), DE Jarvis Moss (chest/limited)


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Texans-Raiders Thursday injury report

Posted by Nick Scurfield on October 6, 2011 – 3:51 pm

Here’s the Thursday injury report for the Texans and Oakland Raiders:

Texans

Out
None

Did Not Participate in Practice
LB Tim Dobbins (hamstring), WR Andre Johnson (hamstring), RB Ben Tate (groin), RB Derrick Ward (ankle/shoulder)

Limited Participation in Practice
CB Kareem Jackson (knee), WR Bryant Johnson (hamstring), WR Jacoby Jones (knee), CB Brice McCain (groin), CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring), LB DeMeco Ryans (elbow/hamstring), LB Mario Williams (elbow)

Full Participation in Practice
CB Jason Allen (knee), G Thomas Austin (knee), RB Arian Foster (hip), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring), C Chris Myers (elbow/ankle), DE Antonio Smith (ankle)

Raiders

Out
None

Did Not Participate in Practice
LB Ricky Brown (concussion), CB Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring), TE Richard Gordon (hand), CB Chris Johnson (groin), RB Marcel Reece (ankle), DE Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder)

Limited Participation in Practice
S Tyvon Branch (knee), QB Jason Campbell (foot), S Michael Huff (ankle), DE Jarvis Moss (chest), WR Louis Murphy (groin)

Full Participation in Practice
S Jerome Byrd (knee), RB Michael Bush (ankle), RB Taiwan Jones (calf), S Michael Mitchell (knee)


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