Houston Texans: GM Nick Caserio's Roster Purge Begins
^ Keep Houston Press Free Support Us LocalCommunityJournalismI Support Support the independent voice of Houston and help keep the future of Houston Press free. Kind of like the relaxing cup of coffee after a wild five course, red wine dinner, we got just that on Tuesday. Now begins the more minor tweaking, and a clear trend toward younger, cheaper players. Texans purge three faces from personnel departmentIn behind the scenes news, Caserio has begun reshaping the scouting and personnel departments, a normal phase of any new general manager regime. Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle:The Texans have dismissed assistant pro personnel director C.J.houstonpress.com
Steelers' Roethlisberger active after virus-related absence
The unbeaten Pittsburgh Steelers wound up relatively healthy for their game against the AFC North rival Cincinnati Bengals following a brush with the novel coronavirus. Defensive tackle Tyson Alualu is also back after missing a game with a knee injury. Cincinnati is without running back Joe Mixon, whose lingering foot injury is forcing him to miss a third game in a row. Receiver Cooper Kupp, left tackle Andrew Whitworth and running back Darrell Henderson all were active after missing practices with injuries. Raiders: T Kolton Miller (ankle), DT Maurice Hurst (ankle), QB Marcus Mariota, RB Theo Riddick, G John Simpson, DT Daniel Ross.
The Latest: Home teams now 65-65-1 in this pandemic season
That means that going into tonight’s Saints-Buccaneers showdown, home teams are 65-65-1 so far this season. That homefield advantage has largely been erased with sparse crowds or no fans at games because of the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas though has taken control on its first two drives of the second half. Neither had started an NFL game, but both have been in the league much longer than DiNucci. The Tennessee Titans already lost left tackle Taylor Lewan for the season, and now they are without left guard Rodger Saffold.
Undefeated Titans getting healthy after COVID-19 outbreak
The undefeated Titans are healing up from the NFL’s first COVID-19 outbreak. DeCastro will miss his third game of the season after sustaining an abdominal injury last week against Philadelphia. Johnson, Pittsburgh’s second-leading receiver, is out because of a back injury suffered on a punt return last week. Cincinnati also will be missing starting defensive tackle D.J. Eagles: RT Lane Johnson, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, S Marcus Epps, LB Duke Riley, QB Nate Sudfeld.
Falcons WR Julio Jones out again with hamstring injury
Jones had been listed as questionable after missing practice throughout the week with a hamstring injury. Even so, the winless Falcons’ secondary gets a boost with safeties Keanu Neal (hamstring) and Ricardo Allen (elbow) returning from injuries. ___PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGHEagles: TE Hakeem Butler; RB Jason Huntley, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, QB Nate Sudfeld, DE Casey Toohill. Falcons: S Jaylinn Hawkins, WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Ravens: RB Justice Hill, WR Chris Moore, QB Trace McSorley, DT Broderick Washington, DT Justin Ellis, OL Tyre Phillips.
Lions WR Golladay makes 2020 debut; Bucs' Godwin also active
Jeudy is active for the Bucs game as Denver quarterback Jeff Driskel makes his first start while Drew Lock recovers from a shoulder injury. Cardinals: QB Brett Hundley, WR Christian Kirk, RB Eno Benjamin, OL Mason Cole, OL Josh Miles, DL Leki Fotu. ___CHICAGO AT ATLANTABears: CB Duke Shelley, OG Arlington Hambright, NT Daniel McCullers, WR RIley Ridley, OLB Trevis GipsonFalcons: WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Browns: WR Donovan Peoples-Jones, CB Greedy Williams, LB Jacob Phillips, Olivier Vernon, Evan Brown and WR Rashard Higgins. Brown, CB Chris Jackson OLB Derick Roberson, C Aaron Brewer, TE Geoff Swaim, DT Matt DickersonVikings: WR Tajaé Sharpe, WR K.J.
MONDAY HUDDLE: Cheerio! Texans leave London in 1st after brilliant performance
Cheers to a great Texans effort in LondonMaybe the Texans should lobby the NFL to play in London more often. Thanks to Pittsburghs win over the Colts, the Texans are back in first place in the division at 6-3. 11 Baylor, which had a tougher-than-expected time before outlasting West Virginia, 17-14. Baylor dominated the stats, collecting 26 first downs to 12 for West Virginia and outgaining West Virginia, 453-219, but three turnovers proved costly and kept the Mountaineers in the game. The win kept Baylor (8-0, 5-0) unbeaten and atop the Big 12 standings, but now the real test begins for the Bears.
3 things we learned from the Texans win against the Raiders
HOUSTON, TX - OCTOBER 27: Quarterback Deshaun Watson #4 of the Houston Texans runs the ball during a game against the Oakland Raiders at NRG Stadium on October 27, 2019 in Houston, Texas. (Photo byHOUSTON - The Houston Texans picked up another win from behind, taking down the Oakland Raiders at home 27-24. Both have been used as third-down edge rushers but will have to do their best to play a more complete defensive end game during Watt's absence. In week 8 against the Raiders, they were injured, injured, cut and injured, leaving Justin Reid. If the Texans secondary can't get at least partially healthy, it'll put more pressure on the Texans offense.