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Old 08-11-2011   #1
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Texans sign Devard Darling, Javarris Williams


Because of injuries at wide receiver and running back, the Texans have signed Devard Darling and Javarris Williams.

The Texans begin preseason Monday night at Reliant Stadium against the New York Jets. Andre Johnson (finger) and Jacoby Jones (ankle) might not play.

Three running backs — Arian Foster, Ben Tate and Steve Slaton - have hamstring injuries.

Darling, 29, ran a 4.4 40-yard dash for the Texans after the Thursday morning practice. He passed a physical. Darling (6-1, 213) hasn't played in the NFL since the 2009 preseason when he suffered a torn anterior cruciate knee ligament. In 2010, he played for Omaha of the United Football League.

Darling grew up in Houston and starred with his twin brother, Devaughn, at Stephen F. Austin High School. The Darlings went to Florida State. Devaughn died in 2001 while the brothers were working out at Florida State.

Devard transferred to Washington State and was drafted in the third round by Baltimore in 2004. He played four seasons with the Ravens and one with the Chiefs before suffering the injury.

Williams grew up in Richmond and played at Foster High School. He went to Tennessee State. He was with Kansas City in 2009 and was on Seattle's practice squad in 2010.
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I understand the RB signing.
i dont get the WR signing I thought we had a strong set of rookie WRs.
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I understand the RB signing.
i dont get the WR signing I thought we had a strong set of rookie WRs.
AJ & JJ may not play. Adding one WR is not surprising. Probably do not want Walter over worked at this stage.
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AJ & JJ may not play. Adding one WR is not surprising. Probably do not want Walter over worked at this stage.
you mean in pre season ?
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AJ & JJ may not play. Adding one WR is not surprising. Probably do not want Walter over worked at this stage.
well how much of the playbook could this wr learn in 3 days to even take snaps away from any wr
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well how much of the playbook could this wr learn in 3 days to even take snaps away from any wr
Special teams since the wr's will have more offensive duties
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...Darling grew up in Houston and starred with his twin brother, Devaughn, at Stephen F. Austin High School. The Darlings went to Florida State. Devaughn died in 2001 while the brothers were working out at Florida State...
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I think the term "camp fodder" applies here. Texans don't want to go into Monday night with just 2 RBs. And they'll keep Andre out and get the WR a look in the 4th.
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I was wonderin' about both these positions. I've read a few places that Foster and Ward are a lock. So if they keep 3 RB's doesn't that mean Slaton is gone if Tate stays healthy. Would there be any scenario where they keep Slaton and cut Tate, a second round pick with zero miles?

And after watching all the touchbacks tonight, who keeps a "return specialist" like Holiday? By the way, I think the new kickoff rule is pretty stupid.....
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Would there be any scenario where they keep Slaton and cut Tate, a second round pick with zero miles?
Absolutely not.
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Texans sign Devard Darling, Javarris Williams


Because of injuries at wide receiver and running back, the Texans have signed Devard Darling and Javarris Williams.

The Texans begin preseason Monday night at Reliant Stadium against the New York Jets. Andre Johnson (finger) and Jacoby Jones (ankle) might not play.
Even though this report reports "ankle," Nick Scurfield has reported JJ's injury as a "bone bruise." Previous reports relayed a "foot" problem. When you think of a bone bruise of the foot, it is usually of the heel, which could be anything from a direct bruise of the "heel bone," a case of plantar fasciitis, or a stretched or mildly torn Achilles tendon. It can also reflect a stress fracture. Even though an x-ray has been said to show no fracture, such fractures may not show on x-ray for 10 days, and therefore, confirmatory x-rays should be repeated then to entirely rule out this possibility.

Bone bruises are not really bruises of the bone, but actually inflammation of the layer covering the bone (periosteum). Bone bruises of any sort can be exquisitely tender/painful and can last for prolonged periods of time. They certainly in many cases can affect performance.

We'll just have to see what's really going on with JJ. Time will tell.
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I remember hearing about the terrible in incident with the brothers.

And I also remember that darling was a burner before his injury.
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And after watching all the touchbacks tonight, who keeps a "return specialist" like Holiday? By the way, I think the new kickoff rule is pretty stupid.....
I've completely missed this one, can anyone explain the new rule?
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I've completely missed this one, can anyone explain the new rule?
Kickoffs have been moved to the 35. Player safety cited, but I can't find anybody that likes the new rule. Lotta touchbacks to come this year.

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Kickoffs have been moved to the 35. Player safety cited, but I can't find anybody that likes the new rule. Lotta touchbacks to come this year.

http://aol.sportingnews.com/nfl/stor...o-35-yard-line
Thanks mate.

So many touchbacks eliminates the special teams... kinda bad news for fringe players
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If moving the kickoff was for player safety, I'm curious if there were a disproportinate number of injuries during kickoffs? I just don't recall seeing more injuries there than any other play on the field.
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If moving the kickoff was for player safety, I'm curious if there were a disproportinate number of injuries during kickoffs? I just don't recall seeing more injuries there than any other play on the field.
i hate this new kick off rule and i think the td review rule needs tweaking shouldnt be a auto review it should be a coach review without cost of reg challenge
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