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Houston Texans Newswire: Case Keenum To Start Against Cowboys

Case Keenum to get the first snaps in Dallas, Ed Reed getting checkup, rosters across the league cut to 75 today, and more in this edition of the Newswire.

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Before we get started, today is an important day on the NFL calendar. Teams must reduce their active roster down 75 players. Former agent Joel Corry walks us through the day for a player and an agent. It's a good place to start before we talk about roster cuts.

Houston Texans News

Keenum to get first shot in Dallas.

HoustonTexans.com's Deepi Sidhu reports that Case Keenum will get the start against the Cowboys in the Texans' final preseason game. I wouldn't read too much into it, as Coach Kubiak has flipped the starting order of his backup quarterbacks multiple times this preseason.

Sidhu also notes that DeVier Posey may have a chance to play in the final preseason game after seven months on the self after Achilles surgery. Whitney Mercilus will return to practice today, but it may be too soon for any action before the start of the regular season.

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#ReedWatch hopefully is in its final throes.

The Texans are still waiting on word if they will have 9-time Pro-Bowler Ed Reed ball-hawking against the Chargers. Reed will travel to Colorado to visit the surgeon that preformed the operation, and then continue rehabilitation in Atlanta. The Texans are hoping to find out the answer soon after the Texans' game in Dallas on Thursday.


In the meantime, Reed is already doing a good job
getting the team hyped up for the game.

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Foster refreshed.

Arian Foster sat down with Peter King to talk about his road back from injury this preseason.

"My body feels great," Foster told TheMMQB.com's Peter King. "I actually think all this time (off) might help."

Foster may be right.  He carried the ball 351 times last season.

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Around the League

Notable cuts from around the league.
  • The Lions cut Havard Rugland, the YouTube sensation from Norway.
  • The Vikings have cut the 28th overall pick in 2008, Lawrence Jackson.
  • The Jets have cut Joe McKnight and Braylon Edwards.
  • The Redskins have cut Donte Stalllworth.
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Madden hits shelves today.
Madden 25 went on sale at midnight.  I personally haven't picked it up yet; I've only played the demo. My two takeaways thus far have been the addition of a full read-option playbook and the ability to actually control the pace of your runner. You now have the ability to stop and start your runner as needed, as opposed to running full speed at all times.  I'll give my gamer tag if I pick up Madden so you can test your might against a BRB writer.