Houston Texans Depth Chart 2012: Rashad Butler Talks About Battle For Right Tackle Job

HOUSTON - SEPTEMBER 26: Tackle Eric Winston #73 of the Houston Texans locks up with defensive end Jason Hatcher #97 of the Dallas Cowboys during the fourth quarter at Reliant Stadium on September 26 2010 in Houston Texas. (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Houston Texans right tackle Rashad Butler talks about the competition for the starting job.

The departed Eric Winston's spot at right tackle is still up for grabs between Rashad Butler and Derek Newton for the Houston Texans. The team's official website has an interview with Butler on the competiion. Here are some quotes from the Monday interview:

"It’s great," Butler said. "I love competition. Competition definitely lights a fire under my rear end, so to say."

On recovering from an injury:

"I understand what they’re doing because I missed damn near the whole entire season last year with a severe triceps tendon injury, so I know they wanted to see the things that I could do. I know if I was able to not get injured and if I was there throughout the whole entire season, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t be having this battle that I’m having now, but I have no problems with the battle whatsoever, no issues."

On Newton:

"You know, whatever is going to happen, happens. I don’t ever want to be the type of guy that’s going to sell the guy that I’m battling short, so I try to help him out as much I can, because if he does become the starter, I want him to help this team to try to win. I don’t ever look at it as, ‘Let me hold something back that can help make him better’ and things of that nature. He asks me a lot of questions, too, so I’m all for helping him, and I’m all for competition."

Texans fans can vote on whether Butler or Newton should win the starting job at Battle Red Blog. Houston looks to move to 3-0 on the preseason when it faces the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.

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