Texans NT Earl Mitchell has bulked up to 308 pounds after playing last season at 287.
Texans coach Gary Kubiak indicated at the Combine that the team is satisfied with continuing to rotate Earl Mitchell and Shaun Cody at nose tackle.
Texans DL coach Bill Kollar confirmed that Earl Mitchell will be an up-field, one-gap nose tackle in the team's new defense.
New defensive coordinator Wade Phillips says he likes the idea of Earl Mitchell being the Texans' primary nose tackle.
Texans GM Rick Smith expressed confidence at the Combine that Earl Mitchell can be a full-time 3-4 nose tackle.
New defensive coordinator Wade Phillips believes Earl Mitchell and Shaun Cody can both play nose tackle in his version of the 3-4 scheme.
Texans DT Earl Mitchell played 25 snaps in the team's season opener against the Colts.
Texans signed rookie DT Earl Mitchell, the No. 81 overall pick, to a four-year contract.
The Texans expect third-round DT Earl Mitchell to make a "significant contribution" as as a first-year player.
Texans selected Arizona DT Earl Mitchell with the No. 81 overall pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.