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Tue, 01 Aug 2006 13:25:27 -0700
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans LB Wali Rainer (ankle) has been placed on injured reserve, according to HoustonTexans.com.
Tue, 01 Aug 2006 10:27:55 -0700
ESPNews reports Houston Texans LB Wali Rainer (ankle) is likely done for the year with a fractured ankle
Mon, 31 Jul 2006 22:16:54 -0700
Ana Chavez, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans LB Wali Rainer (ankle) is expected to undergo surgery on his fractured ankle and is expected to miss the 2006 season.
Sun, 30 Jul 2006 18:41:05 -0700
Ana Chavez, of HoustonTexans.com, reports Houston Texans LB Wali Rainer (undisclosed) was injured during the morning practice Sunday, July 30, and was taken in to get x-rays. He missed the afternoon session of practice.
Sun, 02 Jul 2006 19:48:32 -0700
Megan Manfull, writing for the Sporting News, reports Houston Texans LB Sam Cowart missed all of the offseason workouts with minor injuries, but will likely push LB Wali Rainer early in camp for the middle linebacker starting job. It's the position most up in the air on the Texans. Rookie LB DeMeco Ryans could also possibly enter the fray in training camp. The coaches are high on Ryans, and still deciding between playing him at outside or inside.
Sun, 11 Jun 2006 09:53:35 -0700
FOXSports.com reports Houston Texans rookie LB DeMeco Ryans is currently playing behind LB Morlon Greenwood at outside linebacker and LB Wali Rainer in the middle. He is making big strides at both positions, however, and will be pushing for the starting jobs in training camp. "We think he has a bright, bright future," defensive coordinator Richard Smith said. "And he's a young person that we feel can come in here and compete for a starting position on this team. But he's got to earn that spot. And that's what we're trying to get accomplished right now. We're trying to develop him into a starter. He brings youth, speed, and athletic ability to the position."
Fri, 09 Jun 2006 07:40:50 -0700
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans LB DeMeco Ryans is learning nearly every linebacker position with the team. Ryans is as poised as a veteran linebacker when receiving calls from defensive coordinator Richard Smith and relaying them to his teammates during practice. Head coach Gary Kubiak said, "He's been able to handle a lot of things on the defensive side. He's a fine football player; we know that. But his intelligence is going to help him play very quickly." Ryans is currently sitting behind LB Morlon Greenwood at outside linebacker and LB Wali Rainer at middle linebacker.
Wed, 24 May 2006 12:48:35 -0700
Megan Manfull, of the Houston Chronicle, reports Houston Texans LB Sam Cowart (calf, Achilles' tendon) was injured the first day of practice last week and is still sidelined with a sore calf and sore Achilles. He could return as early as next week but is definitely targeting the start of minicamp June 7. Cowart is slated to be the Texans' starting middle linebacker since LB Kailee Wong (knee) remains sidelined because of knee surgery. LB Wali Rainer has been practicing with the first team in Cowart's place.
Wed, 05 Apr 2006 21:05:02 -0700
Houston Texans LB Wali Rainer signed a one-year contract worth $710,000 for the 2006 season.
Tue, 04 Apr 2006 16:05:04 -0700
HoustonTexans.com reports the Houston Texans have signed free agent LB Wali Rainer (Lions) to an undisclosed contract.
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