VY offers his services to Texans

With the Houston Texans struggling at the quarterback position with Matt Schaub (now injured) and T.J. Yates, a hometown hero has offered his services to the club.

Vince Young, a Houston native who led the University of Texas to a national championship in 2005, tweeted that he is “ready' to join the Texans and help.

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Texans rip fans who cheered Schaub injury

Matt Schaub, who had thrown a pick-six in four consecutive games, went down with a leg injury in Sunday's 38-13 loss to the St. Louis Rams.

When he was injured, a portion of the Houston Texans faithful at Reliant Stadium cheered, much to the chagrin of Texans' players. Receiver Andre Johnson had some of the strongest words in support of Schaub and against the fans who cheered his injury.

“It’s bad when members of the other team are saying that’s messed up that (fans) would do something like that,” Johnson said via the Houston Chronicle. “It just shows no class. It wasn’t all the fans. But those are the same people that you’re out somewhere with your family and you tell them they can’t have an autograph right now, those are the same people that tell you you’re rude.

“It shows what they’re all about. You don’t cheer about nobody being injured – I don’t care who it is.”

Schaub was replaced by T.J. Yates, who came in and threw a pick-six, giving the Texans five consecutive games with a pick-six against them.

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Gregg Williams not worried about coaching future

Gregg Williams returned from suspension this season and has helped turn around what was a deplorable Tennessee Titans defense from last year.

Williams, who signed a one-year contract after his suspension for the Saints bounty episode was lifted in February, isn't entertaining any notions of becoming a defensive coordinator or head coach again just yet. His title in Tennessee is senior defensive assistant.

Speaking to the media for just the second time since training camp opened, Williams said via TitanInsider, “Those kinds of things, I just love coaching, no matter what position. I loved being a special teams coordinator, I loved being a defensive coordinator. I loved being a position coach,” Williams said. “I really, in all honesty, I take no time to think about those things. I love being a mentor and leader of young men. I love that aspect of it, and this is really a good group of young men to be around. And I get as much from them as they do from me.”

If the Titans' defense continues to play well – Tennessee is plus 9 ini turnover margin – Williams could find himself again a coveted commodity, just a year after being out of the league.

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Andre Johnson still limited

Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson continues to be bothered by a shin injury suffered three weeks ago against the Baltimore Ravens.

His practice time has been limited since then, and the Houston Chronicle reports that Johnson, who is likely to practice Friday, will be a game-time decision when the struggling Texans host the St. Louis Rams.

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Gabbert 'week to week' with hamstring injury

Stop me if you've heard this before, but Blaine Gabbert is out with an injury.

The Jacksonville Jaguars starting quarterback is “week to week,” according to Coach Gus Bradley after injuring his hamstring Sunday against the St. Louis Rams. It marked the fifth time in past calendar year that Gabbert has not been able to finish due to an injury, per the Florida Times-Union.

The Jaguars, who are 28-point underdogs against Denver this week, will start Chad Henne over Gabbert on Sunday. It's probably just as well, considering Gabbert is 5-22 in his career as a starting quarterback.

The worse news, of course, for Henne and Gabbert, once he comes back, is that left tackle Luke Joeckel, the second overall pick is out for the season, and the team traded its previous left tackle Eugene Monroe to Baltimore last week in order to shift the rookie to his natural left tackle spot.

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Daniels given IR recall designation

The Houston Texans have placed tight end Owen Daniels on injured reserve with a designation to return, says ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Daniels suffered a broken fibula in Sunday night's 34-3 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. Reports from Monday indicated that Daniels would miss a minimum of four weeks and up to eight weeks while the injury healed. The move by the Texans ensures that Daniels will miss eight weeks, as he cannot be brought back until after that time has elapsed.

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Texans' Daniels out with broken fibula

The news keeps getting worse for the Houston Texans, as the team learned Tuesday that it has lost tight end Owen Daniels for up to two months with a broken fibula.

The injury is expected to sideline him from four to eight weeks, says the Houston Chroncle.

Daniels was the Texans' second-leading receiver with 24 catches this season.

Houston is already reeling with QB Matt Schaub's troubles, as he has thrown a pick six in four straight games as the club has fallen to 2-3 and into third place in the AFC South.

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Kubiak leaves options open at QB

After seeing quarterback Matt Schaub throw a pick six for the fourth straight game, Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak stated that he will stick with the struggling signal-caller, but did leave himself an out, if necessary.

Kubiak benched Schaub in the Texans' 34-3 thrashing at San Francisco Sunday night after three more interceptions, allowing second-stringer T.J. Yates to mop up.

“He is, but I’m in the evaluation process,” Kubiak told the Houston Chronicle when asked if Schaub was still the Texans' starter.

It marked Houston's third straight loss and dropped them to 2-3, marking the first time the Texans have had a losing record since 2010.

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Titans to 'reassess' Britt's role

Kenny Britt seems to be sinking further into the doghouse for the Tennessee Titans after catching just one of six passes thrown his way in Sunday's 26-17 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.

Britt, who was out last week with sore ribs and a sore neck, has just six receptions on the season, and it appears that offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains is getting frustrated with the 2009 first-round pick.

“We're gonna have to reassess everything at this point. We'll evaluate after we watch the tape,” Loggains said via TitanInsider. “Obviously, I'm not gonna hide anything. He had probably three drops in the game. The one that bothered me most was when it was 17-13, and you've got third and 2, and you've got to make that play. We dropped the ball, and it puts you in a tough spot. We were moving the football. We had kind of flipped the field again, and that hurt us.”

Britt was already relegated to the third receiver role for much of the day, as Nate Washington and Kendall Wright played mostly in the two receiver sets. Now, Britt could be in danger of falling even farther down the depth chart.

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Texans' Johnson, Cushing still limited

Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson was limited on Thursday with a bruised shin, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Also, linebacker Brian Cushing, who has been battling a concussion, was limited on Thursday as well. His status for Sunday against the 49ers is uncertain.

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