April 18, 2014

Darryl Sharpton Activated; Nolan Waived

Darryl Sharpton has to stay healthy, can he?

This week, the Houston Texans activated inside linebacker Darryl Sharpton from the Physically Unable to Perform List and released backup safety Troy Nolan.  Sharpton has been injured since last season when he tore his quadricep against the Jacksonville Jaquars, and he is set to make his 2012 season debut this weekend against the team that prematurely ended last year’s season.  Sharpton was originally on track to return at the beginning of Training Camp, however, he had a setback while in rehab with a hip issue.  After a prolonged rehab, Sharpton finally returned to the practice field and was given full clearance this week….

Mid Season Report Card: Secondary


This is the section of our SOTT Mid Season Report card and we will run through every position group for the Houston Texans. We focus on the secondary in this post and give our thoughts on the position group.     The Secondary     Johnathan Joseph:  The biggest difference this season is that teams are not scared to throw at  him and Joseph does give up plenty receptions. For a three week period, Joseph was giving up touchdowns and deep passes which is not Joseph like, call it a groin issue but it was concerning. Being the lock down corner and spoiled from last…

Bye Week Decisions for the Texans


The Houston Texans are coming off their much needed bye week and they are heading into their official halfway point of the season when they match up with the Buffalo Bills. The Texans have a few personnel issues they must deal with in the coming days to make sure the team is tightened up for the stretch run. At the current moment, the team has an active roster of 52 players with rookie defensive end David Hunter hitting the injured reserve last week. The good thing is that the Texans are not dealing with “huge” issues, but with depth at a…

Texans Waive John Beck


The Houston Texans have waived third string quarterback John Beck to clear room for the recent addition of safety Troy Nolan. Beck, who won a spot on the roster with his good play during the 2012 preseason, was an asset with his knowledge of the offense. The move comes as a bit of a surprise especially with the quarterback situation from last season and the injuries that happened to the position group. With Beck being waived, it leaves the Texans with two active quarterbacks (Matt Schaub and T.J. Yates) and one on the practice squad (Case Keenum). Beck was a 2nd round…

Texans Bring Back Troy Nolan


According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain, the Texans have brought back safety Troy Nolan to join the team. Nolan will take the place of recently injured safety Quintin Demps, who broke his forearm against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. In a surprise move, Nolan was waived after training camp in favor of Shiloh Keo and Demps, who are still on the team. He was soon claimed by the Miami Dolphins prior to week one, and has appeared in three games for the Dolphins in 2012, but only played three snaps all season. In 2011, Nolan served as the team’s third safety in dime situations, and late in…

Are Sherman and Nolan the Secret Weapons?

Kubiak and Sherman

Week one is upon us and the Houston Texans are early favorites to defeat the visiting Miami Dolphins in the season opener at Reliant Stadium. The Dolphins have been featured this season on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” and been the center of talk surrounding the reality portion of the NFL. Always important for a team to start the season off on the right foot, the Dolphins seem to think they have some inside information on what the Texans could be doing this Sunday. Look no further than the names of Mike Sherman and Troy Nolan, who are both coming to Houston…

Texans Trim Roster and Troy Nolan


The Houston Texans released their group of players they have waived in order to get to the leagues mandated 53 man roster. In a surprise move the Texans have released safety Troy Nolan in a head scratching move and according to Tania Ganguli from the Houston Chronicle… #Texans announce they released FS Troy Nolan as their final cut. I’ve been told it took this long because they tried to trade him first. — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) September 1, 2012 Also, the Texans released veteran fullback Moran Norris after bringing him in during the off-season to compete for the fullback position. They also added…

The Rundown: Texans vs. Carolina


The first preseason game is in the books and the Houston Texans looked good on their opening game of the 2012 preseason. Despite some turnovers and red zone issues that should work themselves out, the Texans beat the Carolina Panthers 26-13. It was a good start for the Texans even though the starters were limited and the reserves saw the majority of the playing time starting in the second quarter.   Here are a few thoughts from the Preseason Opener.   - Tim Dobbins (pictured above) was all over the field against the Panthers and played like the seasoned veteran he is. He was…

Road Blocks for the Texans: Contracts


In this series we will look at potential road blocks for the Houston Texans heading into the 2012 season. This is part 2 of the series. Contracts If the 2012 off-season was not an eye-opening experience for Houston Texans fans, the 2013 should be no different. The moves made in the off-season were moves to get the Texans’ front office into position to retain some important pieces of the team’s core and stabilize their future for years to come. With some household names packaged and shipped out of Houston, the thought of contracts are in the back of some of the minds of Texans players. NFL…

Gary is Mad: Texans Mini-Camp


Here are a few notes from the Texans Mini-Camp on Tuesday: Texans Mini-Camp Day 1 – Head Coach Gary Kubiak showed his displeasure for rookie offensive lineman Brandon Brooks for being over weight on weigh- ins today. Kubiak wants Brooks to get his weight down for on-field reasons.  This will be something to watch in the coming months. – The Texans have invited wide receiver Mike Sims-Walker, linebackers Keith Browner,  Prescott Burgess, and former Texans fullback (’02-’05) Moran Norris to mini-camp. Kubiak was pleased with all four workouts and said all four players will be here for the remainder of mini-camp.  A decision will be…