Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
5 hours ago

Novak passed concussion protocol testing and returned to practice on Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Texans now have one healthy kicker on the roster with Novak back on the practice field. Rookie Ka'imi Fairbarin is still dealing with a quad injury, leaving Novak as the main option for Sunday's matchup with the Cardinals.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
2 days ago2 Comments

Novak suffered a concussion while making a tackle on Houston's final kickoff in Saturday night's game against New Orleans in preseason Week 2.

EDGE Analysis

Novak, who made all three field-goal attempts and two extra points, entered the NFL's concussion protocol and is considered day-to-day.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
1 week ago

Novak made both of his extra-point attempts in Houston's preseason opener against San Francisco.

EDGE Analysis

Novak is the incumbent kicker for the Texans, who have also brought in rookie undrafted free agent Kai Fairbairn. In addition to the extra points, Novak kicked off twice, both reaching the end zone and one generating a touchback.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
6 months ago

Novak has signed a one-year contract to remain with the Texans, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

Novak initially signed with the Texans after Randy Bullock struggled to begin last season. In taking over Houston's kicking duties, Novak connected on 29-of-31 extra points and 18-of-21 field goals, converting all of his attempts inside the 50-yard line as well.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
8 months ago

Novak converted three of his four field-goal attempts and all three extra-point kicks in Sunday's 30-6 win over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Novak and the Texans took advantage of weak-on-defense opponents the last two weeks. The team scored 64 points in wins over Tennessee and Jacksonville -- the highest point total in a two-game stretch all season -- with 22 of those points off the foot of Novak. While his leg wasn't as strong as Randy Bullock, the man he replaced in Week 4, Novak was more reliable, making 18 of his 21 field-goal attempts.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
8 months ago

Novak successfully converted three of his four field-goal attempts and added an extra-point kick in Sunday's 16-10 win over the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Novak converted from 22, 46 and 32 yards with the lone miss being a 56-yard attempt. He has 16 points the last two weeks and will have a favorable matchup in Week 16 against Tennessee, who currently rank 24th with 25.8 points allowed per game.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
9 months ago

Novak made one of his two extra-point tries and was not called on for a field-goal attempt in Sunday's 30-21 loss to Buffalo.

EDGE Analysis

Novak had made his previous 15 kicks (nine extra points and six field goals) entering Sunday's game. The Texans' offense hasn't been very productive this season -- they average 21.1 points per game, tied for 21st -- so there may not be opportunity for Novak from week to week. He's attempted just three field goals in the last four weeks.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
10 months ago

Novak was successful on a 41-yard field goal and booted four extra points in Sunday's win over the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Since missing his first kick with Houston -- a 53-yard field goal attempt in Week 4 -- Novak has converted all three of his field goals and nine extra points.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
10 months ago

Novak was successful on two field-goal attempts and two extra-point kicks in Thursday night's loss to the Colts.

EDGE Analysis

Novak took a little heat last week when he was well short on a 53-yard effort, but showed a better leg Thursday. His longest effort was from 49 yards that looked like it would have cleared from a longer distance.

Nick Novak
K HOU (9)
11 months ago

Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Novak is adjusting to the kicking operation -- the snapper and the holder -- when discussing the kicker's miss in Sunday's loss to the Falcons, the Houston Chronicle reports.

EDGE Analysis

O'Brien acknowledged the actual kick -- a 53-yarder that fell well short of the crossbar -- was not close, but wants to see Novak getting "comfortable with the whole operation."