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Over the course of the week, there are a lot of posts about the most prominent injured players but we know that you might not see all of them and that some others may fall through the cracks. As a result, we’ll comb through all the injury reports every Friday afternoon so that there’s one…

4 hours 39 min ago
Pro Football Talk
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Brian Cushing returned to practice Friday for the first time in nearly two weeks and could play on Sunday.

6 hours 14 min ago
Houston Texans
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The Texans could be without the first overall pick of the 2014 NFL Draft again on Sunday when Philadelphia comes to town. Additionally, all the latest on Brian Cushing's status on Battle Red Blog.
A week after making his return to the lineup, things seem to be trending toward Jadeveon Clowney missing Sunday's game against the Eagles. Drew Dougherty with the report:

The outside linebacker returned to game action in Week 8 against the Titans after missing the previous six games...

6 hours 21 min ago
Battle Red Blog
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HOUSTON -- The rest did Houston Texans inside linebacker Brian Cushing some good.

"Moving around, cutting, running, endurance," Cushing said. "Feel a lot better; just excited."

Cushing added that he wasn't sure yet if he would play Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, but he did say this:

"Nothing's definite, but I feel good. I want to play and hope to play. That's the plan."

The Texans listed inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) as out.

6 hours 38 min ago
ESPN NFL
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Get the latest injury report following Friday's practice.

7 hours 32 min ago
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Jadeveon Clowney could miss his seventh game of the season Sunday when the Houston Texans face the Philadelphia Eagles. Coach Bill O'Brien said "It doesn't look very good" for the No. 1 overall pick to play.

8 hours 5 min ago
NFL.com
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The outlook for linebacker Jadeveon Clowney suiting up on Sunday is not good.

8 hours 15 min ago
Houston Texans
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One of the biggest Eagles fans on earth breaks down why his favorite team will not be having a pleasant Sunday afternoon against the Texans.
Brandon Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation proposed an interesting idea to me earlier in the week. I would write a quick little column on why the Texans would lose this Sunday’s game, and he would write about why his Eagles would lose. We would then swap our answers and post them on our respective sites. As homeriffic as SB Nation writers tend to be...

8 hours 41 min ago
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HOUSTON -- While the Philadelphia Eagles have allowed 22.3 points per game (ranking 15th), they score 6.7 more points than that, a points per game margin that ranks seventh in the league. That comes from a potent offense and special teams. The Eagles are the only team in the league to have scored touchdowns on a kickoff return and a punt return.

Offensively, Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has thrown more interceptions this season (Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien called him more "...

9 hours 24 min ago
ESPN NFL
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HOUSTON --The Philadelphia Eagles have run 498 plays this season, and on a per-game basis that ranks second in the NFL. Their time of possession ranks second to last in the NFL, because those plays they have run come quickly to opposing defenses.

"We have to meet their tempo because if we’re not ready to go, we end up giving up plays," Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel said this week. "We’ve been practicing this week at a fast tempo, and I think the guys have acclimated...

9 hours 39 min ago
ESPN NFL
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The Eagles are set to get a couple of key offensive players back in the lineup this weekend. The team released their final injury report of the week on Friday and running back Darren Sproles and center Jason Kelce are both probable to play against the Texans. Sproles missed last week’s loss to the Cardinals…

9 hours 51 min ago
Pro Football Talk
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This week, Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, gives insight on the Texans upcoming opponent.

11 hours 11 min ago
Houston Texans
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Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans...

Ryan Pickett was on the golf course when he got a call that the Houston Texans wanted to take a look at him, writes Dale Robertson of the Houston Chronicle. He left the next day for a team that needed help stopping the run. Since then, Pickett has turned into an important piece of the Texans' defense. "[The Texans] weren't on my mind," he said. "Nobody was, really. If I walked by the TV and saw that a game was on, I might stop and watch a...

14 hours 24 min ago
ESPN NFL
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Texans vs. Eagles: Philadelphia needs to shut down Arian Foster in...

15 hours 24 min ago
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Here are Five Things to Watch when the Texans host the Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium.

16 hours 24 min ago
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The Rams have brought back Case Keenum. St. Louis signed Keenum, the ex-Texans quarterback, to its practice squad on Thursday, according to the NFL’s transaction log. The Rams waived Keenum on Tuesday. When he cleared waivers Wednesday, he was eligible to be added to the practice squad. The 26-year-old Keenum started eight games for Houston…

23 hours 3 min ago
Pro Football Talk
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Arian Foster is second in the NFL with 766 yards rushing, despite missing one game with a hamstring injury and rushing for only 6 yards on eight carries against Buffalo.

Philadelphia inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans, Foster's former teammate, will be trying to contain him.

The offense must improve pass protection, especially blitz pickup.

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been sacked 11 times in the last three games, including five against Indianapolis and five vs.

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23 hours 8 min ago
Houston Chronicle
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Join us for an NFC South battle, as SOMEONE actually needs to win this division.
NFL rules dictate every division must have a winner, yet clearly nobody wants to win the NFC South in 2014.
Somehow, the Carolina Panthers (3-4-1, 1st place NFC South) have herp'd and derp'd their way to the top of the division, but it certainly feels tenuous.  The New Orleans Saints (3-4, 2nd place NFC South) refuse to wear pants when they play on the road, or at least they play like it.  It's to...

1 day 2 hours ago
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HOUSTON -- Since 2012, when the J.J. Watt batted-passes phenomenon began, the players who lead the league in batted passes are two with similar roots. And they'll both be on the field at NRG Stadium on Sunday.

Watt leads the league since 2012 with 28 batted passes. Eagles outside linebacker Connor Barwin has 17 batted passes since then.

"I think it’s something that has to do with Bill Kollar," Barwin said, referencing the Texans' defensive line coach.

1 day 5 hours ago
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Also, our long time leader board leader has been unseated for at least one week.

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Creamy bernaise is, of course, a top-tier sauce choice for your flavor-ite entree, and for this week user Creamy Bernaise is the crème de la crème of our Pick 'Em Contest. Bon appétit.

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Roster

Name Position Age Weight Height
Pickett Ryan 340 lbs 6-2
Jones Ben C 25 308 lbs 6-3
Myers Chris C 32 286 lbs 6-4
Bouye A.J. CB 23 191 lbs 6-0
Joseph Johnathan CB 30 188 lbs 5-11
Mack Elbert CB 28 175 lbs 5-10
Hal Andre DB 22 188 lbs 5-10
Jackson Kareem DB 26 188 lbs 5-10
Morris Darryl DB 23 188 lbs 5-10
Crick Jared DE 25 285 lbs 6-4
Jamison Tim DE 28 287 lbs 6-3
Pagan Jeoffrey DE 21 310 lbs 6-3
Watt J.J. DE 25 289 lbs 6-5
Prosch Jay FB 22 256 lbs 6-1
Lewis Kendrick FS 26 198 lbs 6-0
Brooks Brandon G 25 335 lbs 6-5
Cushing Brian ILB 27 249 lbs 6-3
Bullock Randy K 24 206 lbs 5-9
Clowney Jadeveon LB 21 266 lbs 6-5
Mercilus Whitney LB 24 258 lbs 6-4
Mohamed Mike LB 26 238 lbs 6-3
Sapp Ricky LB 27 252 lbs 6-4
Tarpinian Jeff LB 26 240 lbs 6-3
Tuggle Justin LB 24 247 lbs 6-0
Weeks Jon LS 28 246 lbs 5-10
Dent Akeem MLB 26 239 lbs 6-1
Powe Jerrell NT 27 331 lbs 6-2
Su'a-Filo Xavier OG 23 307 lbs 6-4
Reed Brooks OLB 27 254 lbs 6-3
Lechler Shane P 38 237 lbs 6-2
Fitzpatrick Ryan QB 31 223 lbs 6-2
Mallett Ryan QB 26 245 lbs 6-6
Savage Tom QB 24 228 lbs 6-4
Blue Alfred RB 23 222 lbs 6-2
Brown Ronnie RB 32 223 lbs 6-1
Foster Arian RB 28 227 lbs 6-1
Grimes Jonathan RB 24 209 lbs 5-10
Keo Shiloh S 26 208 lbs 5-11
Manning Danieal S 32 212 lbs 5-11
Pleasant Eddie SAF 25 210 lbs 5-10
Swearinger D.J. SS 22 208 lbs 5-10
Adams Jeff T 24 305 lbs 6-7
Brown Duane T 28 303 lbs 6-4
Clabo Tyson T 32 315 lbs 6-6
Newton Derek T 26 313 lbs 6-6
Fiedorowicz C.J. TE 22 265 lbs 6-5
Graham Garrett TE 28 243 lbs 6-3
Griffin Ryan TE 24 254 lbs 6-6
Hopkins DeAndre WR 22 207 lbs 6-1
Johnson Andre WR 33 230 lbs 6-3
Johnson Damaris WR 24 175 lbs 5-8
Martin Keshawn WR 24 194 lbs 5-11
Posey DeVier WR 24 210 lbs 6-1