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Texans release Carr

March 24, 2007

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— The Houston Texans waived quarterback David Carr, the first draft pick in franchise history five years ago, and running back Domanick Williams.

The Texans never have had a winning record, and Carr often was the scapegoat. He completed 60 percent of his passes but also threw 65 interceptions and was sacked 249 times in five seasons.

Houston hoped Carr would flourish under new coach Gary Kubiak last season, but the Texans went 6-10.

Williams, formerly Domanick Davis, is Houston's career rushing leader with 3,195 yards. He spent all of last season on injured reserve with a knee injury.

Eagles coach back on job

Philadelphia - Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid returned from a temporary leave of absence Friday, five weeks after leaving the team because of his two oldest sons' legal troubles. Reid returned to his duties full time Friday, in time for the NFL owners meetings in Arizona next week.

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