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Matthew Stafford limited in Monday’s estimated practice report

Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford played with a right thumb injury Sunday. After completing 18 of 33 passes for 178 yards, Stafford said his thumb “felt pretty good.” The Lions list him as limited in Monday’s estimated practice in advance of Thursday’s game against the Texans. Stafford was able to practice on Thursday and Friday of [more]

Texans activate Kahale Warring, claim Hjalte Froholdt

The Texans announced a pair of roster moves on Monday afternoon. Tight end Kahale Warring has been activated from injured reserve ahead of Thursday’s game against the Lions. They also announced that they have claimed offensive lineman Hjalte Froholdt off of waivers. Warring went on injured reserve after playing nine special teams snaps in the [more]

Cal McNair seeks input from Deshaun Watson on next coach

As Texans owner Cal McNair contemplates the next moves to be made by the football team he inherited, McNair has made his best move yet. McNair has sought the input of his most valuable employee regarding the team’s next head coach. The son of team founder Bob McNair recently told ESPN that the direction of [more]

Report: Randall Cobb’s toe injury “considered significant”

Texans receiver Randall Cobb scored a touchdown on a 3-yard pass from Deshaun Watson with 3:36 remaining in the first quarter Sunday. Unfortunately for Cobb, that might be his final snap for awhile. Cobb was seen after the play yelling on the sideline as the team’s medical staff examined him. The Texans ruled him out [more]

Cam Newton has an answer for why J.J. Watt had four deflections

After the Texans’ upset of the Patriots, J.J. Watt tweeted a Dikembe Mutombo GIF without comment. Anybody who saw Sunday’s game gets it: J.J. Swat was back. The Texans defensive end had three deflected passes in nine games this season heading into Sunday. He had a career-best four against Cam Newton. One of those came [more]

Texans to put P.J. Hall on IR with a torn pectoral

The Texans got a win on Sunday, but they lost defensive tackle P.J. Hall for a while. According to multiple reports, Hall is headed to injured reserve after tearing his pectoral muscle in Sunday’s 27-20 victory over the Patriots. Hall signed with the Texans in August after a trade sending him from the Raiders to [more]

Rex Burkhead believed to have torn ACL

Patriots running back Rex Burkhead‘s season is reportedly over as a result of Sunday’s knee injury. Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com reports that the injury is believed to be a torn ACL. If confirmed, Burkhead will be headed for surgery and rehab designed to get him ready for next season. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said [more]

Patriots’ postseason hopes take a hit in 27-20 loss to Texans

It was a rare day for Dolphins fans as they were rooting for the Patriots. The Dolphins own the Texans’ first-round draft choice in 2021. But the consolation for Dolphins fans is they got to see the Patriots’ postseason hopes take a hit. Houston beat New England 27-20 to improve to 3-7. The Patriots fell [more]

Rex Burkhead carted off with knee injury

Patriots running back Rex Burkhead was carted from the sideline to the locker room early in the third quarter. The team reports Burkhead has a knee injury and won’t return. Only 1:39 into the second half, Burkhead was injured as he was tackled for a 1-yard loss by Justin Reid and Bradley Roby. He had [more]

Deshaun Watson has Texans leading Patriots 21-10 at halftime

The Texans are only 2-7, but because of Deshaun Watson they haven’t gone down quietly. If the Patriots were hoping for an easy victory today, they realize at halftime they are in for a dogfight. Houston leads 21-10 as Watson has thrown two touchdown passes and run for another. Watson leads the Texans in rushing [more]

Damien Harris off to a fast start with 25 yards, 9-yard touchdown run

Damien Harris was questionable Friday with ankle and chest injuries. Harris, who ran 52 times for 294 yards and a touchdown the past three weeks, is playing — much to the Texans’ chagrin. He has five carries for 25 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown run in which he was untouched. James White took a screen [more]

The Jack Easterby reclamation project has begun

Texans executive V.P. of football operations and interim General Manager Jack Easterby has gotten his baptism by fire in recent days. Now, efforts are underway in the media to absolve him of any actual or perceived sins. The first sin seemed to be unbridled ambition. (Although it’s not one of the seven deadlies, elements of [more]

Week 11 early inactives: Marshon Lattimore out for Saints

Every week we bring you all the inactives from the 1 p.m. ET games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. The Saints will have a new starting quarterback for Sunday’s game against the Falcons after placing Drew Brees on injured reserve and they’ll also be missing cornerback Marshon Lattimore. Lattimore was listed [more]

Damien Harris set to play against Texans

Damien Harris has taken on a lead role at running back for the Patriots and he’s set to continue in it against the Texans in Week 11. Harris was listed as questionable on Friday due to ankle and chest issues. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that he is still expected to play against the [more]

Patriots activating Sony Michel

The Patriots are getting some reinforcements at running back. Sony Michel, who hasn’t played since a nine-carry, 117-yard performance in Week Three, is being activated from injured reserve today, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN. Damien Harris has emerged as the Patriots’ top runner since Michel suffered his quad injury, but tomorrow against the Texans [more]

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