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Houston Chronicle

Titans backup QB Blaine Gabbert excels vs. Texans' defense

With Marcus Mariota out with an elbow injury Sunday, backup Blaine Gabbert effectively operated a scaled-down game plan to defeat a Texans defense headlined by several Pro Bowl selections.

ClutchPoints

Titans QB Marcus Mariota’s status hasn’t changed, according to Mike Vrabel

The Tennessee Titans ventured into Week 2 action against the Houston Texans without the services of quarterback Marcus Mariota due to an elbow injury. The Titans were able to scrap out their first win of the 2018 campaign on Sunday with backup Blaine Gabbert under center, but it doesn’t appear that Mariota’s status has changed […] The post Titans QB Marcus Mariota’s status hasn’t changed, according to Mike Vrabel appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Houston Chronicle

Texans shift Kareem Jackson back to corner

With Kevin Johnson on injured reserve with a concussion, the Texans needed reinforcements at cornerback.

ClutchPoints

Texans news: Jadeveon Clowney will not play vs. Titans

The Houston Texans are set to head into Week 2 action on the road for their first AFC South divisional action against the Tennessee Titans looking for their first win of the season. However, it will be without star defensive end Jadeveon Clowney due to an elbow and back injury that had limited during the […] The post Texans news: Jadeveon Clowney will not play vs. Titans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Titan Sized

RECAP: Tennessee Titans pull out gritty win over Houston Texans

Down several starting players, the Tennessee Titans pulled out a 20-17 victory for Mike Vrabel’s first-ever win as head coach. Going into Sunday’s game, the Tennessee Titans were incredibly shorthanded, as the injury report for the week was riddled with important players at several positions. Starting tackles Taylor Lewan and Jack Conklin were unable to […] RECAP: Tennessee Titans pull out gritty win over Houston Texans - Titan Sized - Titan Sized - A Tennessee Titans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Titan Sized

Tennessee Titans: Injury Report – Week 2 vs. Houston Texans

The Tennessee Titans are dealing with an assortment injuries as they welcome the Houston Texans to Nissan Stadium this Sunday. The Tennessee Titans’ Week 1 loss against the Miami Dolphins didn’t just hurt from a mental standpoint; the Titans lost several key players to injuries that make Week 2 a war of attrition on the […] Tennessee Titans: Injury Report – Week 2 vs. Houston Texans - Titan Sized - Titan Sized - A Tennessee Titans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Houston Chronicle

Texans' injury report: Will Fuller, Jadeveon Clowney, DeAndre Hopkins questionable

Texans starting wide receivers Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins are both listed as questionable on the injury report.

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Patriots notebook: Rex Burkhead limited in practice, leaving backfield depth a concern heading into Sunday’s game at Jacksonville

FOXBORO — After sitting out of team drills in Wednesday’s practice, Patriots running back Rex Burkhead was upgraded to limited participation yesterday.The veteran running back is dealing with a concussion.Burkhead carried the ball 18 times — the second highest output of his NFL career — for 64 yards in the opener against the Texans. It’s unclear when Burkhead suffered the concussion, but he did finish the game.Burkhead’s limited participation is an encouraging sign. If he is able to play Sunday in Jacksonville, he’ll likely serve as the lead back for the Pats, who lost Jeremy...

Titan Sized

Matchup vs. Texans is a breakout opportunity for Jonnu Smith

Sophomore TE Jonnu Smith has some big shoes to fill in Delanie Walker’s absence, but Sunday’s home opener against the Houston Texans has all the makings of a breakout game for the young TE. The hearts of Tennessee Titans fans sank upon seeing the gruesome injury TE Delanie Walker suffered towards the end of the […] Matchup vs. Texans is a breakout opportunity for Jonnu Smith - Titan Sized - Titan Sized - A Tennessee Titans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Big Blue View

Giants injury report, 9/14: Olivier Vernon OUT Sunday vs. Dallas Cowboys

Linebacker will miss second straight game The New York Giants will once again be without the services of their best pass rusher on Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Olivier Vernon will miss a second straight game due to an ankle injury suffered during a preseason practice. Coach Pat Shurmur told media at practice on Friday that the Giants hope Vernon will be able to play next week when the Giants face the Houston Texans. The Giants held the Jacksonville Jaguars to 13 offensive points without Vernon last week, but had only one sack and limited pressure on quarterback Blake Bortles with...

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Patriots notebook: Rex Burkhead misses practice due to concussion

FOXBORO — All Patriots were in attendance for yesterday’s practice, but running back Rex Burkhead was listed as a non-participant due to a concussion.It’s unclear when Burkhead sustained the concussion. He was on the field for the final possession of Sunday’s Week 1 victory over Houston.Rookie running back Sony Michel remained limited with a knee injury. He exited an Aug. 1 practice and did not return until Aug. 27. The first-round pick was not in uniform against the Texans.Second-year tight end Jacob Hollister was limited with a hamstring injury. He did not play in the...

Pats Pulpit

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski will need a huge game against the Jaguars

How else can the Patriots win? Running back Rex Burkhead is battling a concussion and rookie Sony Michel has a knee injury, while Jeremy Hill is on the injured reserve. Wide receiver Julian Edelman is suspended and Chris Hogan was a ghost against the Houston Texans. Tight end Jacob Hollister is fighting an injury of his own. The New England Patriots need tight end Rob Gronkowski to have the game of his life against the Jacksonville Jaguars because there’s simply no one else to carry the offense. Who are the players that you can rely on producing in the Patriots offense this week? Phillip...

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Patriots now need rookie running back Sony Michel, who hopes to debut Sunday

FOXBORO — Somehow, wide receiver is no longer the thinnest position on the Patriots’ roster.The Pats retained four capable ball-carriers entering the season, but only one, James White, remains fully healthy after Week 1.Veteran Jeremy Hill was placed on injured reserve after suffering a torn ACL in the season opener. Although Rex Burkhead was on the field for the beginning of yesterday’s practice, he was listed as a non-participant due to a concussion. Burkhead was the team’s go-to runner against the Texans, and it’s unclear when he sustained the injury.So what happens when the Pats...

Cat Scratch Reader

Panthers put Daryl Williams on IR, sign tackle Chris Clark

The Panthers starting right tackle has been placed on injured reserve as he recovers from a knee injury. The Panthers have decided to place their starting right tackle on injured reserve as he recovers from an impending knee surgery. The team has signed Chris Clark to replace him on the roster. Per Panthers: RT Daryl Williams placed on IR with Tuesday’s news that he’ll have knee surgery. Team signed OT Chris Clark. He was the Texans starting LT for 8 games last year before he suffered an ankle injury and went to IR— Kelsey Riggs (@KelseyRiggsWCNC) September 12, 2018 Daryl...

ClutchPoints

Titans QB Marcus Mariota expected to play Sunday vs. Texans

The Tennessee Titans suffered a disappointing 27-20 loss to the Miami Dolphins in the season opener that saw a few of their key players suffer injuries along the way. Among those was quarterback Marcus Mariota, who is dealing with an elbow injury that occurred on a hit by Dolphins defensive end William Hayes in the first […] The post Titans QB Marcus Mariota expected to play Sunday vs. Texans appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Houston Chronicle

Texans' injury report: Will Fuller, DeAndre Hopkins limited

Will Fuller missed the season-opener due to a hamstring injury, but is expected back for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans. DeAndre Hopkins has a foot injury, but looked mobile during practice.

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Patriots notebook: Josh McDaniels knows a lot goes into calling seam routes for Rob Gronkowski

During last year’s AFC title game against the Jaguars, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski was forced to leave early with a concussion after absorbing a helmet-to-helmet hit from safety Barry Church.Gronkowski ran a seam route, extended high to reach Tom Brady’s pass, and was met by Church.On Sunday against the Texans, Gronkowski caught two passes in that high collision area down the seam. The plays went for gains of 30 and 27 yards.During a conference call yesterday, Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was asked if the higher risk impacts how often he called plays for Gronkowski...

Houston Chronicle

Texans corner Kevin Johnson placed on injured reserve

Texans starting cornerback Kevin Johnson was placed on injured reserve due to a concussion suffered Sunday against the New England Patriots.

House of Houston

Houston Texans: Julién Davenport must be moved back to left tackle

With the injury to Seantrel Henderson, the Houston Texans need to move Julién Davenport back to left tackle. Why is that the case? Let’s look as to why. The Houston Texans have shuffling around to do with the consistent struggles that were seen on the offensive line against the New England Patriots this past Sunday.  […] Houston Texans: Julién Davenport must be moved back to left tackle - House of Houston - House of Houston - A Houston Sports Site - Texans, Rockets, Astros, Dynamo, Cougars and More!

Chowder and Champions

New England Patriots: Tom Brady works his magic again

The New England Patriots started off the 2018-2019 regular season right with a 27-20 victory over the Houston Texans. Once again, Tom Brady was the recipe for success. The New England Patriots came into the 2018-2019 regular season more bruised and battered than they’ve ever been during the Bill Belichick era. Despite the injuries and […] New England Patriots: Tom Brady works his magic again - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

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Patriots running back Jeremy Hill goes on injured reserve with torn ACL

Jeremy Hill’s promising season with the Patriots has come to an end.The fifth-year veteran running back suffered a torn ACL in Sunday’s season-opening win over the Houston Texans and was placed on injured reserve.Hill, who signed a one-year deal in the offseason, had a terrific summer. He dropped 10 pounds, and looked to have recaptured the athleticism he showed as a rookie in 2014 with the Bengals.He beat out Mike Gillislee for the “big back” role on the Patriots.“That’s a tough injury,” said teammate Matthew Slater. “You just hate to hear something like that, but Jeremy is...

ClutchPoints

Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson out 4-6 weeks with concussion

The Houston Texans came up short in their 2018 NFL season opener versus the New England Patriots. Unfortunately, it may not be the worst loss they suffered on Sunday. Cornerback Kevin Johnson was forced out of the game during the fourth quarter after suffering a concussion. According to NFL Network insider, he could miss the next four-to-six […] The post Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson out 4-6 weeks with concussion appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Houston Chronicle

Texans corner Kevin Johnson will be out a long time with concussion

Texans starting cornerback Kevin Johnson will be out for a significant amount of time due to his second concussion of the year suffered Sunday against the New England Patriots

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Watson looks to improve against Titans without key lineman

HOUSTON — Deshaun Watson looked rusty in Houstons season-opening loss to New England, committing two turnovers and failing to move the offense consistently in his return from knee surgery.Now the second-year quarterback must find a way to improve before Houston begins AFC South play on Sunday at Tennessee where the Texans will be without right tackle Seantrel Henderson.Coach Bill OBrien says Henderson is out for the season with an ankle injury. OBrien says Henderson, who was brought in this offseason to improve Houstons line, will have surgery on Tuesday.OBrien says for Watson to play...

Houston Chronicle

Texans tackle Seantrel Henderson to have surgery, out for season

Texans starting right offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson is out for the season due to a broken ankle sustained Sunday against the New England Patriots.

Pats Pulpit

Injury update: Jeremy Hill tears ACL, will be out for the year

The first-year Patriot will be placed on injured reserve. The New England Patriots had a rather successful first game of the 2018 season, defeating the visiting Houston Texans 27-20. Along the way, however, the team lost a member of its running back rotation to what immediately looked like a serious injury: early in the third quarter, running back Jeremy Hill stayed on the ground after accidentally getting hit by fullback James Develin after a lost Rob Gronkowski fumble. Hill was quickly declared out – an early sign for the injury’s severity: according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport,...

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Patriots notebook: RB Jeremy Hill carried off with knee injury

Subtitle: Rejuvenated RB departs after knock to right kneeFOXBORO — Lighter than he’s been since high school, a re-energized Jeremy Hill made an instant impact in yesterday’s season-opening win for the Patriots.Hill partially blocked a punt, and then picked up 18 yards on the ensuing two plays to help jump-start the Pats’ final drive of the first half.But the veteran running back went down with a right knee injury early in the second half as he attempted to chase down Texans safety Tyrann Mathieu following a Rob Gronkowski fumble. Hill remained on the ground for several minutes and...

Houston Chronicle

D.J. Reader steps up for Texans in loss

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Texans starting defensive end Christian Covington left the season opener against the Patriots on Sunday with a thigh injury and didn't return.

Kaepernick would make a lot of sense for Texans

The Texans don't seem interested in Colin Kaepernick in the wake of Deshaun Watson's injury despite the fact that the two play similar styles of football.

Indianapolis Colts vs. Houston Texans | Week 9 Game Preview | Total Access

The NFL Total Access crew preview the Houston Texans Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts following the injury to rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson. Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd-ot-yt-3000342

Get Well Soon Deshaun Watson | 2017 Rookie Year Highlights | NFL

Houston Texans rookie QB Deshaun Watson will miss the rest of the 2017 NFL Season with an ACL injury. Relive the dynamic rookie's first season in the NFL. Watch full games with NFL Game Pass: https://www.nfl.com/gamepass?campaign=sp-nf-gd-ot-yt-3000342