Texans Morning Huddle – Brandon Ivory Cut From Team


Good morning, Houston Texans peeps! Coffee, cereal and football news is the best way to wake up, in my opinion. How you choose to, is up to you. I do hope, however, that at least football news makes it into your process!

Let’s get straight to business! Brandon Ivory gets officially cut by the Texans’ front office, Houston gets no favors in ESPN’s Future Power Rankings and we may need Cecil Shorts more than we think.


Houston Texans cut Brandon Ivory day after arrest – by Tania Ganguli

"The Texans have waived rookie defensive tackleBrandon Ivory one day after his arrest on first degree burglary charges in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the team announced Thursday.Ivory was an undrafted free agent out of Alabama. He signed with the Texans in May.“I spoke to Brandon he is not guilty and his name will be cleared of all charges,” Ivory’s agent, Jeff Guerriero, said in a text message Wednesday."

ESPN’s NFL Future Power Rankings Bode Poorly For Houston Texans – by Tim

"Houston Texans fans may feel good about the direction of their team going forward, but ESPN suggests that the future isn’t as bright as it might seem when compared to the other 31 teams in the NFL."

Texans Need Cecil Shorts To Be a Playmaker – by P.D. Starr

"One thing that the Houston Texans wanted to do for the upcoming season is to give the wide receiver position an overhaul. That is exactly what they did by adding four new wide receivers via free agency and the draft. One of those players who will be looked at to help the offense this year is Cecil Shorts III.Spending his past four seasons in the AFC South with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Shorts comes to the Texans looking to be the new slot wide receiver. Receiving a two-year deal, Shorts will be depended on to provide a playmaking ability he showed with the Jaguars."

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