Houston Texans Newswire: Prepare The Thunderdome!

All in...London? - Phil Sears-US PRESSWIRE

Reed attempts to ease concern about his injury, NFL's future overseas, and more in this edition of the Newswire.

Houston Texans News

Prepare the Thunderdome!

Now that #ReedWatch is back in effect. We know that Reed was at the White House with his former Ravens teammates. He talked with the President about turning gray. Today, he went on NFL AM and talked about his recovery from hip surgery.

"I can't speak about Week 1 because I'm rehabbing right now," Reed said Thursday.

Reed is making the point to say "this is all a part of the plan". That's all well and good, but to steal another line form the Dark Knight - "You either die a hero, or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain." What will happen if Reed isn't on the field for extended amount of time? Shiloh Keo will become a sacrificial lamb on the BRB pyre.

*****

Around the League

London Jaguars? London Bucs?

Jason La Canfora goes in-depth on the idea of NFL jumping the pond and having a full time franchise in London. This isn't your father's older brother's NFL Europe. As the ideas for new cash cows dry up, Roger Goodell's eye will drift elsewhere for steady streams of cash. Mexico City, Toronto, and London could be the next home to an NFL team. After Los Angeles gets a team or two. Maybe.

*****

Alex Smith has a laser-rocket arm?

The Kansas City Star is reporting that Smith has been chucking it up in organized team activities. I'll believe when I see in the regular season. The Chiefs will be an interesting team to watch come next season. They sent six players to the Pro Bowl in Hawaii. They have a new coach and a new quarterback. We will see how the Texans handle the "new" Alex Smith on October 20.

*****

Retreading the AFC South.

Former number one running backs, Beanie Wells and Ahmad Bradshaw, are peddling their services in the AFC South. Bradshaw is talking with the Colts. Wells hopes to catch on with the Jags, who appear to have a full depth chart at this point, with MJD, former Texan Justin Forsett, and Denard Robinson. A few questions remain: How much tread is left on their tires? Who will be dumb enough to bet on them come fantasy time? If hey do sign, who will be cut for two of the most injury prone running backs in the NFL?

*****

RGIII back by training camp?

The Redskins' franchise quarterback is five months removed from his reconstructive knee surgery. The former Baylor Bear is still unable to plant and cut, but the idea of RGIII being back to full health Week One isn't a pipe dream anymore.

"I feel a lot more comfortable," Griffin said. "I felt good today, that's what I'm excited about after four straight days."

Thankfully for Mike Shanahan, he didn't fully destroy his meal ticket. My Redskins fan of a father has been replaying that game over and over again with me this offseason. "He could barely walk! How could you leave him in?" If RGIII had been lost for an extended amount of time this season, Dad would have had his own personal ‘red wedding' at Redskins Park.

*****

While We Are Here....

Head over to The Crawfish Boxes for coverage of tonight's MLB Draft. It's like the NFL, except you have to draft for 4-5 years down the road.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Join Battle Red Blog

You must be a member of Battle Red Blog to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Battle Red Blog. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker