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NFL roundup: Texans WR Andre Johnson, QB Matt Schaub argue on sideline

11.18.13 at 1:12 pm ET
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The Texans’ Andre Johnson and Matt Schaub got into a verbal altercation toward the end of Houston’s 28-23 loss to the Raiders.

The dispute occurred after Schaub and Johnson could not connect after the Texans drove to Oakland’s 2-yard line with less than two minutes remaining. Houston failed on a fourth-down attempt to secure the win for the Raiders.

Schaub and Johnson could be seen jawing at each other when they reached the sideline, and Johnson bolted from the field prematurely following their dispute.

The Texans, widely viewed as a Super Bowl contenders entering this season, have turned into one of the worst teams in the NFL with a 2-8 record. There’s speculation that Schaub and coach Gary Kubiak could be ousted at the end of the season.

Johnson’s contract ends in 2016.

“I’m under contract, so I have to play my contract out,” Johnson said, per ESPN.com. “I can’t do anything about that.”

• Ahmad Brooks voiced his displeasure for a controversial call that contributed to the 49ers’ 23-20 loss to the Saints on Sunday.

Brooks sacked New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees with San Francisco leading 20-17 with just over three minutes remaining in the game. Brees fumbled and Patrick Willis recovered for the 49ers.

But an official deemed Brooks’ hit illegal, and threw a flag on the play. Instead of San Francisco recovering the ball around midfield with a three-point lead, the Saints retained possession of the ball, received a fresh set of downs, and eventually hit the game-tying field goal.

“I didn’t hit him with my hand or my helmet,” Brooks told reporters, according to the San Francisco Chronicle. “I basically bear-hugged him. That’s just how football is played. I think this [expletive] is bull [expletive]. Football, the way they call stuff these days, it’s watered down. It ain’t real no more.”

New Orleans eventually kicked a game-winning field goal in regulation for the win.

• The Ravens received a scare on Sunday when general manager Ozzie Newsome was rushed from Chicago’s Soldier Field in an ambulance.

Newsome told the team website he’s “feeling fine” one day after he was seen sweating profusely.

Baltimore’s Twitter account tweeted: Ozzie is expected back in the Ravens’ office and on the treadmill soon.

The 23-year Ravens general manager spent Sunday night in the hospital for precautionary reasons. Newsome was at helm during Baltimore’s 2000 and 2012 Super Bowl victories.

• Jonathan Martin and NFL investigator Ted Wells met on Friday to hear Martin’s side of the bullying saga in Miami.

Martin, the Dolphins former starting left tackle, and Wells, an independent investigator hired by the NFL, met for more than seven hours, but Martin would not reveal details of their conversation.

“I do not intend to discuss this matter publicly at this time,” Martin told reporters.

Wells issued a statement, obtained by NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport.

“We look forward to meeting with Dolphins players, coaches and staff in order to get the facts and prepare a thorough and fair report,” Wells said. “The Dolphins organization has been very helpful in arranging the interviews and urging their personnel to cooperate with the investigation. We have asked all Dolphins personnel to respect the process and avoid commenting on the investigation.”

Martin left the team on Oct. 28. In the weeks that followed, numerous reports of Miami players, chiefly lineman Richie Incognito, bullying Martin appeared.

Incognito remains suspended by the Dolphins, while Martin’s days in Miami likely are numbered, according to a report by ESPN’s Lisa Salters.

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