Texans Rumors & News

  • Report: Predatory Lenders Are Preying On NFL Concussion Settlement Plaintiffs

    Deadspin "As the NFL’s estimated $1 billion concussion settlement winds its way through the process of getting the money into the hands of the former players it’s supposed to compensate, lawyers for some of those retired players told a federal judge this week about how predatory lenders and advisers have..." September 22

  • If NFL ratings stay low, broadcasters could see a $200 million earnings hit

    Awful Announcing "The NFL’s ratings have been a hot topic of discussion, but it isn’t always apparent just how much a dip may damage broadcasters’ bottom lines. That’s the focus of a Hollywood Reporter piece by Paul Bond and Georg Szalai published Wednesday, though, which features several Wall Street analysts..." September 22

  • NFL doesn’t think a 2018 game in China is feasible

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has continued to do business in China, but it doesn’t appear there’s going to be a game there soon. Via Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com, any hope of the league playing a regular season game in China appears to be on hold for now, according to the head of the league’s international..." September 21

  • Roger Goodell's NFL extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now'

    CBS Sports "After a bit of turmoil, Roger Goodell's extension finally seems to be on the way. With his current contract expiring in 2019, Goodell's extension is reportedly 'getting papered right now,' according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Owner Jerry Jones was reportedly spearheading a small-scale owners' mutiny..." September 21

  • Deshaun Watson expects Patriots, Belichick to try to confuse him

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting quarterback Deshaun Watson is a savvy rookie. The first-round draft pick and consensus All-American from Clemson is aware of the lengths the New England Patriots' defense will go to to try to confuse him Sunday at Gillette Stadium. "I expect him to throw all types of things..." September 21

  • Will Fuller won’t play this week

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans got wide receiver Will Fuller back on the practice field this week, but they’ll have to wait a little bit longer to get him back into game action. Fuller broke his collarbone during training camp and word at the time was that he’d need 2-3 months before being ready to get back into..." September 20

  • Patriots' Tom Brady, Bill Belichick donated to J.J. Watt's Hurricane relief efforts

    Houston Chronicle "New England quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick contributed to defensive end J.J. Watt's Hurricane Harvey relief fund. Brady gave Watt a $100,000 check. Belichick contributed $50,000. Brady and Belichick were among the 209,431 who donated to Watt's charitable website that raised..." September 20

  • Texans’ J.J. Watt indicates he has a broken finger

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is about as tough as nails. He is not going to let what was originally diagnosed as a dislocated finger, get in the way of his production. Watt had this to say about his now, broken finger, that he described as “not bad.” “It’s just a finger. If it were..." September 20

  • Jay-Z reportedly turned down Super Bowl halftime show

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay-Z has been mentioned as a possibility for the halftime show at Super Bowl LII in Minnesota, but multiple reports indicate it is not going to happen. A source told The Sun that Jay-Z has no interest in performing at the Super Bowl despite rumors that he could take the stage with Justin..." September 20

  • Jaguars claim Jaelen Strong off waivers from Texans

    Fanrag Sports "The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly claimed wide receiver Jaelen Strong off waivers from the rival Houston Texans, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Strong was just released by the Texans on Monday. Strong was inactive for Week 1 after he served a one-game suspension due to violating the..." September 19

  • Deshaun Watson remains starting QB for Texans vs. Patriots

    Sportsnaut "There will be no change at the quarterback position for the Houston Texans as they head to Gillette Stadium for a date with the New England Patriots in Week 3. Rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson will be behind center, based on the team’s official depth chart, for the upcoming road game. After..." September 19

  • NFL investigating domestic violence accusation against line judge

    ESPN "The NFL is investigating an accusation of domestic violence against line judge Carl Johnson, who was once the league's vice president of officiating. "The matter is under review under of the league's personal conduct policy," a league spokesman said Tuesday. All league employees are subject..." September 19

  • NFL monitoring CFL’s decision to end contact practices

    Sportsnaut "It was announced last week that the Canadian Football League (CFL) was ending contact practices during the season. To many, this came as an absolute shock. How are teams expected to prepare for the physical nature of football without actually practicing what a game itself entails? In an attempt..." September 19

  • Through two weeks, NFL teams are struggling to find the end zone

    Pro Football Talk "NFL TV ratings are down, and NFL touchdowns are down, and those two things are probably related. Fans like to watch teams score touchdowns, and there just haven’t been enough of them so far this season. NFL teams are averaging 2.1 touchdowns per game so far this season, compared to 2.6..." September 19

  • Texans to work out TE Alex Ellis

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans are bringing in tight ends Alex Ellis and Brian Parker for a workout Tuesday, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. Ellis is a former undrafted free agent from the University of Tennessee. The 6-4, 253-pounder was active for six games last season with the..." September 19

  • Cowboys dominate Forbes' 2017 list of most valuable NFL franchises, Bills rank last

    CBS Sports "If Jerry Jones ever decides to sell the Dallas Cowboys, someone is going to have to write him a monstrous check because the team is now worth nearly $5 billion. For the 11th consecutive year, the Cowboys are No. 1 on Forbes' annual list of the NFL's most valuable franchises with an estimated value..." September 18

  • Texans release WR Jaelen Strong

    Sportsnaut "Once considered a potential starter opposite DeAndre Hopkins, the Houston Texans have reportedly released former third-round pick Jaelen Strong. This comes after Strong played a small part in the team’s Week 2 win over the Cincinnati Bengals. It also comes after he was suspended for the first..." September 18

  • Texans nose tackle D.J. Reader has resurgent performance

    Houston Chronicle "Texans nose tackle D.J. Reader was disappointed with how things went during a season-opening loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Not only did the Texans fall short as a team, but the defense was pounded by the Jaguars' running game. Reader responded with a resurgent performance during a win..." September 17

  • Tom Savage not looking for trade, and Texans have rebuffed suitors in the past

    CBS Sports "Texans brass had been high on quarterback Tom Savage both internally and in conversations with other clubs for several years, according to several league sources, rebuffing opportunities to move him to quarterback-needy teams in the past. That has prompted some befuddlement from other teams, given..." September 17

  • Texans tackle Duane Brown prepared to keep holding out at least another month

    CBS Sports "Texans left tackle Duane Brown, the top player on what has been a shaky offensive line, is willing to hold out to the midpoint of the season, according to sources with knowledge of the situation, and will not report to the team until after its Week 7 bye at the earliest. Brown is seeking..." September 17

  • Texans to sign offensive tackle Jah Reid

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans are signing former Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Jah Reid, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. Reid is a former starter for both teams. The 6-7-325-pounder won a Super Bowl with the Ravens. He's a former Ravens third-round draft pick..." September 16

  • Watt ends Hurricane Harvey relief campaign raising over $37M

    Bleacher Report "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt ended his hurricane relief fund Friday, with donations reaching more than $37 million. The YouCaring page Watt set up to aid those affected by Hurricane Harvey finished with a total of $37,097,298—an exponentially higher figure..." September 16

  • Texans Meeting With Free Agent TEs Gary Barnidge, Jacob Tamme & Brian Parker

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson is now reporting that the Texans are working out free agent TE Brian Parker on Tuesday of next week. Parker, 25, originally signed on with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent out of Albany back in 2015. He was unable to make the 53-man roster last year but was later claimed off..." September 15

  • Texans CB Kevin Johnson to miss 4-6 weeks with sprained knee

    Houston Chronicle "Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson suffered a Grade 2 sprained medial collateral ligament in his knee, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly. Johnson avoided any structural damage, a magnetic resonance imaging exam determined. However, he'll be sidelined four to six weeks to..." September 15

  • J.J. Watt: I didn't know what injured finger looked like under glove

    ESPN "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said his finger is "pretty messed up" after he reinjured it Thursday night in the team's 13-9 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals. Watt first injured his left ring finger during the Texans' loss in Week 1 but said during the week that it was still..." September 15

  • The Texans are setting Deshaun Watson up to fail out of the gate

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans will start rookie first-round pick Deshaun Watson in their Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. This comes after Tom Savage was benched in the team’s disastrous 29-3 season-opening loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday. It also comes amid even more drama..." September 14

  • Mia Khalifa shares video showing her and Deshaun Watson hanging out

    Larry Brown Sports "Mia Khalifa is known for putting professional athletes on blast when they try to send her messages on social media, but it appears Houston Texans rookie Deshaun Watson is in good standing with the adult film star. Watson celebrated his 22nd birthday on Thursday, and Khalifa wished him a happy..." September 14

  • Former Teammate Vonta Leach Says Brian Cushing “Always Juicing”

    CBS Houston "The Houston Texans saw team leader and veteran linebacker Brian Cushing suspended 10-games for his second career violation of the league’s substance abuse policy for using performance enhancing drugs. A former teammate Wednesday, just hours after the suspension was announced, took to twitter to..." September 14

  • Deshaun Watson is 18th quarterback change in Texans’ last 54 games

    Pro Football Talk "As Deshaun Watson prepares to start tonight against the Bengals, he represents an extraordinary run of quarterback instability for the Texans. When Bill O’Brien decided to anoint Watson over Tom Savage one game into this season, it represented the 18th quarterback change for the Texans over..." September 14

  • Texans QB Tom Savage's agent sounds off on benching

    Houston Chronicle "Texans quarterback Tom Savage's agent took to the media Wednesday to defend his client after the signal caller's abrupt benching in the team's season opener. Veteran agent Neil Schwartz expressed dismay over his client being pulled by Texans coach Bill O'Brien after halftime of Sunday's 29-7..." September 14

  • Texans' Brian Cushing suspended 10 games for PEDs

    NFL.com "Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing was suspended 10 games by the NFL on Wednesday for violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Cushing's suspension begins immediately. He will be eligible to return to the Texans' active roster on November 28 following the team's..." September 14

  • NFL veteran thinks national anthem protests are ‘basically dead’

    Larry Brown Sports "With the number of national anthem protests we saw during the NFL preseason, it was widely expected that Week 1 would feature several such demonstrations across the league. Surprisingly, there were very few. That may not have been a coincidence. Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report spoke with..." September 13

  • Texans Starting Deshaun Watson In Week 2

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport and James Palmer are reporting that the Texans are, in fact, starting rookie QB Deshaun Watson for their Week 2’s game against the Bengals, even though HC Bill O’Brien declined to name a starter after Tuesday’s practice. Adam Schefter reports that the Texans have rookie QB Deshaun..." September 13

  • Texans Place TE C.J. Fiedorowicz On Injured Reserve, Activate WR Jaelen Strong

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Houston Texans announced Tuesday that they’ve placed TE C.J. Fiedorowicz on injured reserve with a concussion to make room for WR Jaelen Strong, who has been activated from suspension. Fiedorowicz, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Texans back in 2014. He was in the final year of his..." September 12

  • Bill O'Brien declines to name starting QB for 'TNF'

    NFL.com "Bill O'Brien refused to name his starting quarterback on Tuesday. The Houston Texans' coach told reporters he still is evaluating his quarterbacks and hasn't decided whether rookie Deshaun Watson or Tom Savage will start under center Thursday night versus the Cincinnati Bengals. O'Brien added..." September 12

  • J.J. Watt on finger injury: ‘Whatever, it’s still inside my body’

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans defensive end J.J Watt is one tough individual. After suffering a dislocated finger in Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year returned to the game. While it wasn’t enough for the Texans to overcome an abysmal offensive performance,..." September 12

  • No talks between Texans and Duane Brown

    Pro Football Talk "Before the Texans can resolve their differences with left tackle Duane Brown, the two sides need to communicate. They aren’t. And they haven’t been. No talks have occurred since Brown launched his training camp boycott, per a source with knowledge of the situation. It’s not all that surprising,..." September 11

  • Bill O’Brien won’t commit to Texans starting QB for Week 2

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans benched Tom Savage in favor of rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson after the team put up an absolutely brutal first-half performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. In fact, Houston netted a total of 36 yards midway through the second quarter in what would..." September 11

  • JJ Watt will need to be monitored for infection with open dislocation of finger

    Larry Brown Sports "JJ Watt is not expected to miss any time after he suffered a dislocated finger in Sunday’s loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars, but team doctors will have to monitor to injury closely in the coming days. Watt’s dislocated finger was actually an open dislocation, meaning there is a wound associated..." September 11

  • Texans ready to go with Deshaun Watson, if healthy

    NFL.com "All offseason the Houston Texans insisted Tom Savage was the quarterback to lead them in 2017. After months of hype, Savage's control over the offense lasted two quarters. Savage was replaced by first-round pick Deshaun Watson in the second half of a blowout loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on..." September 11

  • Jalen Ramsey Knows Who Should Be Starting For The Texans

    CBS Houston "The Houston Texans started the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars with Tom Savage, and at halftime, they had made the move to bring in first round draft pick Deshaun Watson. The benching of Savage was no shock to Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey. “Come on man,” Ramsey said of the..." September 11

  • Offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "If you thought the offenses looked bad across the NFL on Sunday, you were correct. Yesterday’s 12 NFL games averaged just 37 points and 593 yards of total offense. That’s a far cry from what fans came to expect in 2016, when the average NFL game had 46 points and 701 yard of..." September 11

  • Benched Texans QB Tom Savage: 'It was tough'

    Houston Chronicle "Benched by Texans coach Bill O'Brien and replaced by rookie Deshaun Watson, veteran quarterback Tom Savage was disappointed after being replaced. Savage was benched at halftime during a 29-7 loss after completing 7 of 13 passes and being sacked six times, fumbling once. "Obviously, you never..." September 11

  • Texans' overhauled line faces challenge from Jaguars

    Houston Chronicle "Even without the contract-related absence of three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Duane Brown, the Texans would face a stiff challenge from the Jacksonville Jaguars' talented front seven. Now, the Texans' overhauled offensive line of left tackle Kendall Lamm, offensive guards Xavier Su'a-Filo and..." September 10

  • Brian Cushing out with concussion

    Pro Football Talk "The Houston offense may be getting a spark, but their defense is down another man. Linebacker Brian Cushing is out for the game with a concussion. A mainstay in Houston since 2009, Cushing has missed only five games in the last three years." September 10

  • J.J. Watt dislocates finger

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt left with two minutes left before halftime to get treatment on a dislocated finger. The All-Pro defensive end is expected to return in the second half. Watt, 28, missed most of last season after needing yet another back surgery in September. " September 10

  • Texans lose two tight ends to concussions

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans already lost linebacker Brian Cushing to a concussion. Now, they have lost two tight ends to concussions. Both Ryan Griffin and C.J. Fiedorowicz are out the rest of the game." September 10

  • J.J. Watt: My finger bone busted through my skin, but I just taped it up

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt is one tough guy. Watt, the Texans defensive lineman who’s been making more headlines for his Hurricane Harvey relief efforts than for his play lately, returned to the field today against the Jaguars after missing most of last season with a back injury. Watt didn’t make it through the..." September 10

  • Rookie QB Deshaun Watson takes over for Texans after Tom Savage struggles

    NFL.com "After a miserable first half, Bill O'Brien has turned to his rookie quarterback. Deshaun Watson started the second half for the Houston Texans." September 10

  • Duane Brown holdout burns Texans in Week 1

    Yardbarker "If any player in the past few years gained more leverage following a holdout than Duane Brown, you’ll have to let us know who it is, because things couldn’t have gone better for Brown on Sunday. The Houston Texans were destroyed by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first half of their season..." September 10