Beasley, Jarwin, Su’a-Filo active for Cowboys against Rams
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dallas receiver Cole Beasley and tight end Blake Jarwin are both active for the Cowboys' divisional playoff game against the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday night.
Dallas guard Xavier Su'a-Filo also is active at the Coliseum, but rookie Connor Williams is expected to start at left guard.
Cowboys’ Crawford returns for wild-card game vs Seahawks
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dallas defensive lineman Tyrone Crawford is active for the wild-card playoff against Seattle after missing a game with a neck injury that sent him to a hospital, and Seahawks left guard J.R. Sweezy is in the lineup while nursing a sprained foot.
Better blocking coincides with surge by Cowboys in NFC East
FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Zack Martin can't pinpoint why the Dallas offensive line was better in consecutive road wins after a mostly rugged first half of the season.
The Cowboys right guard has a few options: time to adjust to the season-long absence of fellow Pro Bowler Travis Frederick, a steady showing from Xavier Su'a-Filo at left guard for injured rookie Connor Williams or the position coaching change to former Dallas lineman Marc Colombo.
Houston RB Miller, WRs Fuller, Coutee active against Cowboys
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller and receivers Will Fuller and Keke Coutee are all active against the Dallas Cowboys despite dealing with injuries.
Miller dealt with a chest injury this week and Fuller and Coutee had hamstring injuries. Cornerback Aaron Colvin and linebacker Brian Peters are out on Sunday night with ankle injuries.
Titans Preview Capsule
TENNESSEE TITANS (10-8)
New faces: Coach Mike Vrabel, defensive coordinator Dean Pees, offensive coordinator Matt LaFleur, CB Malcolm Butler, RB Dion Lewis, G Kevin Pamphile, QB Blaine Gabbert, G Xavier Su'a-Filo, LB Will Compton, DL Bennie Logan, LB Rashaan Evans, LB Harold Landry, S Kendrick Lewis, S Kenny Vaccaro.
OL Quinton Spain signs tender to remain with Titans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans offensive lineman Quinton Spain has signed his restricted free-agent tender, a move that enables the Titans to keep their starting left guard from last season.
Spain has started 33 games over the last three seasons since joining the Titans as an undrafted free agent from West Virginia in 2015. He started 14 regular-season games and both of the Titans' playoff contests last year.
This marks the Titans' latest move to improve their offensive line.
Titans agree to terms with QB Gabbert, lineman Su’a-Filo
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms on deals with quarterback Blaine Gabbert and offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo.
Both deals were announced Tuesday.
The 28-year-old Gabbert is expected to replace Matt Cassel as Marcus Mariota's backup. The Titans announced March 9 they intend to release Cassel .
Houston Texans free agency capsule
HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CBs Johnathan Joseph and Marcus Williams; RBs Alfred Blue, Andre Ellington and Jordan Todman; OTs Chris Clark and Breno Giacomini; Ss Marcus Gilchrist and Eddie Pleasant; G Xavier Su'a-Filo; QBs Tom Savage, Josh Johnson and T.J. Yates; OLB Jelani Jenkins; WR Bruce Ellington.
RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: ILBs Ben Heeney and Brian Peters; DE Angelo Blackson; WR Cobi Hamilton; C Greg Mancz.
After being passed over by Texans, Carr thrives with Raiders
ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — When Derek Carr was preparing for the 2014 NFL draft, there was one quarterback-needy team that never came calling.
After drafting Carr's older brother David with the first overall pick as an expansion team in 2002, the Houston Texans showed no interest in David's little brother, taking pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 pick and then guard Xavier Su'a-Filo at the top of the second round — three picks before Derek Carr went to Oakland.