The Houston Texans get tackle Nick Mondek and RB Jonathan Grimes back on their practice squad. Very good fortune. Good talents
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Former #Texans P Brett Hartmann, who was already suspended 3 games by the NFL, has been suspended 8 more games, per source.
"At right guard, starter Antoine Caldwell played 39 snaps (57 percent). Rookie Ben Jones played 29 snaps (43 percent). Caldwell and Jones had a 55/45 split last week at Jacksonville after Caldwell took all the right guard reps in Week 1.
At right tackle, Derek Newton played 51 snaps (75 percent). Ryan Harris played 17 snaps (25 percent) after playing mostly on special teams in Weeks 1 and 2. Harris, who started 34 games with the Broncos from 2007-10, was signed by the Texans just before the season."
"Sales of Texans-branded merchandise are up by 145 percent over a year ago, trailing only the Super Bowl champion Giants and the Broncos, who were boosted last year by Tim Tebow and this year by Peyton Manning, in that category."
"Offensive tackle Ryan Harris passed his physical and is officially signed with the #Texans now." - Tania Ganguli, Texans Reporter, via twitter
"We have much bigger expectations in our locker room than anyone outside does. We expect to win the division again and win it handily. But we don't do that without putting in the work and putting in the time.''
"Looking at the body of work, I think it was very, very close, as I told y’all all along. I think the thing that has moved this toward Newton is watching his progress, watching where he was the end of last year going to the offseason, going through camp, watching him get better and better and better. (He’s a) young player that we think’s ascending."
Kubiak on WR Lestar Jean: "When lights go on, some guys tend to play better. They turn it up a notch. He's looking like one of those guys." Via Pancakes
"So that argument, I think, is just a copout for people to make because they're – I don't want to necessarily want to say jealous – but, they couldn't do my job. And that's the truth. They can't do my job. There are 31 other guys that can do my job, and that's it. And that's kind of the way that the quarterbacks look at it."
"We are thrilled to have solidified our offensive line with this extension for Duane. We believe Duane is an outstanding young left tackle who has the determination, commitment and ability to develop into one of the NFL’s top performers. It’s also an exciting day for our organization. We’ve laid the foundation for sustained success and this is an important step in building on that and toward a championship."