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The surprising Houston Texans are dealing with a new surprise: starting quarterback Matt Schaub is out for the rest of the 2011 NFL Season with something called a Lisfranc Injury. Now, USC grad and National Champion Matt Leinart steps in for his first NFL regular season game start in two years. And what is a Lisfranc injury? Foothealth reports: LisfrancThe Lisfranc joint is the point at which the metatarsal bones (long bones that lead up to the toes) and the tarsal bones (bones in the arch) connect. The Lisfranc ligament is a tough...

Thanks to Profootballtalk.com for bird-dogging the story on the Chicago Bears and the foot-dragging they’ve done in giving NFC Champion-head-coach Lovie Smith an offer of just $3.2 million a year for his new contract. That’s terrible. $4 million at least. Here’s the story… BEARS LOW-BALLED LOVIE A league source tells us that the Bears have offered coach Lovie Smith an extension worth less than $3.2 million per year. And we’re told that the low-ball offer was made since the Super Bowl. Though we’d...