Texans morning huddle: Foster to IR, Mallett gone


Good morning Texans fans and a happy Wednesday to you all. In case you missed it, the Houston Texans made a roster move yesterday. That and other news you need to know to keep up with your beloved team are all here in the morning huddle, enjoy;

Texans release backup QB Ryan Mallett after missed flight – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN

"Mallett was late for meetings Saturday and blamed his tardiness on traffic. He then missed the team’s charter flight to South Florida. He had to fly commercial to join the team for Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins. He did not play."

Coaches, players seek answers – by Deepi Sidhu, HoustonTexans.com

"“Nobody is more frustrated than we are in this building, coaches and players alike,” O’Brien said Monday.Less than 24 hours later, Texans coaches and player reflect on what to improve for Week 8. The team will do a lot of self-scouting before implementing the game plan against Tennessee on Sunday, according to O’Brien.“In some ways we spend a lot of time studying the opponent, because of that philosophy and I think right now we have got to spend a lot of time over the next 36 to 48 hours, spend a lot of time on us and seeing what we’re doing,” O’Brien said."

Texans’ Arian Foster: Placed on injured reserve – CBS Sports

"Foster’s placement on injured reserve was primarily procedural, as it was revealed following Sunday’s game that he would be lost for the rest of the season. Alfred Blue is the favorite to take over as the Texans’ running back, but Jonathan Grimes and Chris Polk could get a chance to see more work as well."

Texans not expected to bring in running back with Foster out – by Josh Alper, Pro Football Talk

"When Arian Foster had groin surgery before the start of the season, the Texans didn’t bring in any outside help at running back to help them on offense until Foster was healthy enough to return to the lineup.It doesn’t look like the team will be altering their approach in the wake of Foster’s season-ending Achilles injury. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the plan in Houston is to stick with the backs already on their roster."

Texans linebacker Brian Cushing holds charity event to aid military veterans, families – by Aaron Wilson, Houston Chronicle

"Texans middle linebacker Brian Cushing held a Texans and T-Bones charity event Monday night at The Palm Restaurant to benefit Houston area military veterans and their families."

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