Catching up with departed ’12 Texans

Catching up with departed ’12 Texans
October 26, 2013, 12:15 pm
Share This Post
(USA Today Images)

It’s a little slow in the land of the Texans this week. The team is 2-5 and on their bye week.

The 2013 Texans have been a disappointment so far, but how have the players that they let go been playing? Here’s a look at the 2012 Texans who are no longer in Houston.

With other teams

Connor Barwin (Eagles)
Barwin signed a six-year, $36 million deal to join the Eagles in the offseason. The Texans weren't going to match that. Barwin, having played the 3-4 in Houston, fit right into the Eagles' new 3-4 defense. Barwin has 23 tackles and three sacks

Donnie Jones (Eagles)
Jones has averaged 45.5 yards per punt, good for 15th in the league. He's pinned 13 punts inside the 20.

James Casey (Eagles)
Casey is getting paid to not play a lot of football. He has just 21 offensive snaps in his five games this season. He's buried on the depth chart behind Brent Celek and Zach Ertz. Casey is the emergency quarterback in Philly, though, so there's that.

Roc Carmichael (Eagles)
The Eagles signed Carmichael off the Texans’ practice squad earlier this season. He’s still on the active roster.

Glover Quin (Lions)
Instead of re-signing Quin, the Texans elected to bring in free agent Ed Reed. It appears they might have had the better player last year. Quin has two interceptions, five passes defended and a fumble recovery for the 4-3 Lions.

Justin Forsett (Jaguars)
Forsett, who saw some action because of injuries with the Texans last season, is the backup running back with the Jaguars. He's behind Maurice Jones-Drew. Forsett has six carries for 31 yards.

Alan Ball (Jaguars)
Ball, who dealt with a foot injury in 2012 and played an extremely limited role with the Texans, is a starter for the Jaguars at cornerback.

Quintin Demps (Chiefs)
After three seasons with the Texans, Demps reunited with Andy Reid in Kansas City. Demps has played some safety but has also returned kicks. He has nine returns for an average of 33.2 yards per return.

Out of football
The following players are free agents.

Shaun Cody
Cody is a 30-year-old nose tackle who has had back trouble. Not a big market for that. He had a nice career, but it’s likely over.

Barrett Ruud
Ruud came to the Texans late last season but his starting days in the NFL were clearly over. If a team called the 30-year-old, he might play again, but a team hasn’t called yet.

Bradie James
James was actually pretty solid for the Texans last year. At least he was relatively healthy, which should have counted for something considering how injury-prone the linebackers have been. He’s 32.

Antoine Caldwell
Caldwell spent about a month with the Bills in August but was released before the season.

Mister Alexander
Alexander spent June 6 through July 26 with the Toronto Argonauts in the CFL but was released and is a free agent.

Stanford Routt
Routt joined the Texans in December last season and never played a role. He most recently had a workout with the Bengals but the former second-rounder remains unsigned.

Shayne Graham
Graham spent some time with the Browns in the preseason and about a week with the Steelers in September.

Tyler Clutts
Clutts lost his job to Greg Jones in Houston. When he was waived, the Dolphins picked him up. The Dolphins cut him in early October.

Jesse Nading
Nading spent five seasons with the Texans. He doesn’t have a job in the NFL right now.

Injured Reserve
The following guys were on the IR in 2012.

Rashad Butler
Butler is a backup offensive lineman with the Browns.

Keyaron Fox
Fox is out of football.

Ra'Shon Harris
Harris was with the Texans this summer but was injured. They released him in June.

David Hunter
The Texans placed Hunter on IR before the season but cut him and reached an injury settlement.

Texans - Team News
Jadeveon Clowney - LB
Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney (meniscus) has resumed jogging, and hopes to return in a "few... Sidelined since September 7, Clowney was given a 4-6 week timetable upon going down. That makes a "few weeks" attainable, but not ahead of schedule. The Clowney...
Sep 30 3:18PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Texans coach Bill O'Brien referred to Arian Foster (hamstring) on Monday as "day to... Foster himself acknowledged he wasn't 100 percent in Sunday's win over the Bills, managing six yards on eight carries. He'll likely continue to be limited in practice all...
Sep 29 4:20PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Following Sunday's win over the Bills, Arian Foster (hamstring) admitted he "just wasn't... Foster rushed eight times for six yards while playing on just 54.1 percent of the snaps, but did salvage his box score a bit with seven catches for 55 yards. The good news...
Sep 29 8:42AM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson said the ankle injury that briefly sidelined him Sunday is "fine." "I was more scared than anything because I felt a pop, so I went in and got checked," Johnson said. We never like to hear about pops, but Johnson did come back...
Sep 28 5:37PM Read More
Garrett Graham - TE
Garrett Graham caught three passes for 28 yards in Week 4 against the Bills. He was targeted five times. Graham is on pace for just 36 catches and 380 yards this season, but should be more involved going forward now that he's healthy. He was used in...
Sep 28 5:25PM Read More
Alfred Blue - RB
Alfred Blue had nine carries for nine yards in Week 4 against the Bills. With Arian Foster playing through a hamstring injury, Blue was used in a committee and finished with more carries. He added two catches for 16 yards on three targets. Blue...
Sep 28 5:22PM Read More
DeAndre Hopkins - WR
DeAndre Hopkins had five catches for 64 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's Week 4 win over... Hopkins beat Corey Graham for a 35-yard touchdown at the end of the first half. He finished with just six targets despite Andre Johnson missing time with an ankle injury....
Sep 28 5:03PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster totaled 61 yards on 15 touches in Sunday's Week 4 win over Buffalo. Foster was held to six yards on eight carries, but was targeted 10 times by checkdown artist Ryan Fitzpatrick. He was clearly running at half-speed and looked sluggish...
Sep 28 4:07PM Read More
Ryan Fitzpatrick - QB
Ryan Fitzpatrick completed 25-of-37 passes for 268 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions... Fitzpatrick's only notable play was a 35-yard touchdown to DeAndre Hopkins at the end of the first half. He managed the Texans to a win without any help from Arian Foster or...
Sep 28 3:55PM Read More
Andre Johnson - WR
Andre Johnson left Sunday's Week 4 game against the Bills with an ankle injury. Johnson came up lame on a pass in the fourth quarter and was taken to the locker room. He was able to jog off under his own power and later returned to the game. Johnson...
Sep 28 3:01PM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
According to NFL Network's Albert Breer, Arian Foster (hamstring) is moving with a slight limp... Per Breer, the Texans will "monitor his hamstring early in the game, determine his workload from there." It's similar to what was reported by beat writer Tania...
Sep 28 11:40AM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
Arian Foster (hamstring) is active for Week 4 against the Bills. Foster will be available for a full workload after sitting out last week. He's Rotoworld's No. 12 running back against the Bills' top-five run defense. Inactive for the...
Sep 28 10:33AM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
According to the Houston Chronicle, Arian Foster will "definitely" play in Sunday's... The chronic hamstring issue Foster has been battling for two months is good to go. "Foster would't be active if he wasn't 100 percent. That means he'll get a full...
Sep 28 10:03AM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Arian Foster (hamstring) is expected to play Sunday against... That's two positive reports on Foster within the past 12 hours. He's still likely to be a game-time decision, but all signs are pointing toward Foster starting after...
Sep 28 7:45AM Read More
Arian Foster - RB
The Houston Chronicle expects Arian Foster (questionable, hamstring) to play in Week 4 against... Foster is still a game-time decision and will need to go through pre-game warmups before he's cleared. He was reportedly close to playing last week and ended up being held...
Sep 27 6:19PM Read More