Cleveland Plain Dealer "Free agent running back Ben Tate, formerly of the Texans, is in Cleveland meeting with the Browns Thursday night, a league source told cleveland.com Thursday evening. If all goes as expected, the Browns could soon sign Tate, who's averaged 4.7 yards per carry in his three seasons. The club..." March 14
Garrett Graham agrees to deal Texans.
Before anyone asks, the Texans aren't interested in Brandon Weeden or Jason Campbell. Texans are keeping Matt Schaub for a while.
Cowboys have signed DT Terrell McClain to a 3-year deal. Played with Houston last year.
Eagles signed former Texans LB Bryan Braman to a two-year, $3.15 million deal, including $1 million guarnteeed via @seanstellato.
The Phinsider "The Miami Dolphins are striking fast in the early minutes of the 2014 NFL Free Agency period. Both Branden Albert and Earl Mitchell are said to have been signed by the team. [EDITOR'S NOTE: Not surprisngly, there is some descripancy with this. Some reports are saying he's signed, some are..." March 11
Former Texans TE Owen Daniels' name has come up several times at Ravens HQ today. Person w/in org says new Ravens OC Gary Kubiak "loves him"
Texans released TE Owen Daniels.
NFL Trade Rumors "John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have released cornerback Brice McCain on Tuesday. McCain, 27, signed a three-year contract worth $5.25 million with the Texans last March. Houston should receive close to $850,000 in cap space with this move. He was rated as the..." March 11
NFL.com "Sometimes in NFL free agency, logic takes a backseat to whirlwind activity. Teams, players, agents, executives can quickly react -- and overreact. As we approach the start of the business season -- set to kick off at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday -- here are logical marriages that would benefit everyone..." March 10
I told you last week Texans wouldn't be signing Matt Cassel. And they won't be trading for Ryan Mallett, either.
Bleacher Report "he Houston Texans have a major need at quarterback this offseason. Will the Texans select a QB with the first overall pick? Could they trade for a young backup like Ryan Mallett? Would this allow Houston to take Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick?" March 09
MyFOXHouston.com "Running back Ben Tate heads into free agency as the top running back on the market. Multiple national outlets, like Yahoo Sports, NFL.com and Pro Football Talk all consider Tate the best free agent running back in 2014. "It lets me know that my hard work hasn't gone unnoticed," Tate said in..." March 08
Texans have been thinking bout keeping Matt Schaub but I'll be stunned if they do.
Texans are considering lots of QBs to back up first round pick. They may sign two veteran back ups to go with the rook.
Fully expect Matt Cassel to hit the open market March 11. He's still been talking to MIN but nothing close. I anticipate he lands in Houston
Houston Chronicle "The Texans have re-signed outside linebacker Ricky Sapp, the team announced on Tuesday. Sapp appeared in the Texans’ final five games last season after being claimed off waivers from the Jets on Nov. 15." March 05
ACME Packing Company "According to a report by NFL.com's Ian Rapoport, the Packers could pursue tight end Garrett Graham if he makes it to free agency. For the second time in as many days, the Packers are connected with a tight end named "Graham." This time, however, an acquisition actually appears to be..." March 04
NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport reports that the Houston Texans are currently working to re-sign free agent TE Garrett Graham before the start of free agency. However, should Graham be available to field offers from prospective teams, Rapoport mentions that the Green Bay Packers would have interest in signing..." March 04
NFL.com "The NFL Competition Committee has discussed experimenting this preseason with a longer -- much longer -- extra-point try. According to one member, the committee's meetings this weekend included preliminary talks about placing the ball at the 25-yard line for the extra-point kick -- which would..." March 03
NFL.com "The salary cap is set to make a big jump in 2014. NFL Media's Albert Breer reported Thursday the cap is expected to be set at $133 million, according to union and team sources. The official number could come as soon as Friday, according to Breer. The $133 million salary cap figure would be..." February 28
Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O’Brien likes to stockpile tight ends, so he added Zach Potter on Thursday. Potter (6-7, 269) is a four-year veteran who played at Jacksonville but didn’t play last season. He has 11 career receptions. Potter gives the Texans four tight ends under contract and five if you..." February 27
Pro Football Talk "This may be the last season in which only 12 teams make the playoffs. Starting with the 2015 season, the NFL is likely to expand to seven playoff teams in each conference. Sources told Mark Maske of the Washington Post that the plan could be approved by the owners as soon as next month. “I..." February 27
USA Today "The fact Texas A&M’s Johnny Manziel dared the Houston Texans not to take him with the No. 1 overall pick probably won’t work in the quarterback’s favor. In an interview two weeks ago, Manziel claimed if the Texans pass on him with the No. 1 overall pick, “It would be the worst decision they’ve..." February 24
Houston Chronicle "The Texans are not involved in contract-extension talks with All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt, general manager Rick Smith said Friday. The organization is still evaluating its current roster and overall contract situation. While the Texans highly value Watt and the 2012 NFL defensive player of..." February 23
Pro Football Talk "The worst part about having the No. 1 overall pick (beyond, you know, earning it) is using it. At some point, the Houston Texans must play that very valuable card, selecting one player and leaving all the rest on the board for someone else. With a clear need at quarterback and the ability to..." February 23
Orlando Sentinel "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he looks forward to seeing more of former UCF quarterback Blake Bortles during the NFL Scouting Combine. O'Brien addressed the obvious — his many connections to Bortles — during his press conference at the combine Friday. O'Brien was coaching at Penn State..." February 21
Talking to people in Indy who I trust, I get the sense that Bortles and Manziel are the favorites for No. 1 pick. Still very early though
ESPN.com "The NFL is projected to raise its salary cap to about $130 million, up about 5 percent from $123 million last year, league sources said Thursday. The $130 million figure is even higher than teams are expecting or had been preparing for and will be welcome news for teams, especially ones like..." February 20
NFL.com "Breathe easy, PAT purists. The extra point appears safe ... for now. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport said Tuesday on NFL Network's "NFL Total Access" that the league's competition committee remains "very early" in any discussions about potentially eliminating extra points, which was a..." February 19
ESPN.com "It would apparently be a fantastic thing for the Jacksonville Jaguars, should the Houston Texans pass on taking Johnny Manziel with the No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft. Manziel would enter the NFL with a giant chip on his shoulder and use that to fuel his career, just like running back..." February 18
CBSSports.com "The Houston Texans No. 1 choice in the upcoming 2014 NFL Draft is a total wild card. They need a quarterback and there are quarterbacks like Teddy Bridgewater, Blake Bortles and Johnny Manziel available. They could also grab a tremendous defensive talent like Jadeveon Clowney. If they take..." February 15
Sports Business Daily "The NFL paid Commissioner Roger Goodell $44.2M in the 12-month period that ended March 31, 2013, the league told SportsBusiness Journal earlier Friday. That figures include $9.1M of deferred pension and bonus earned the previous year. The league expects to file its tax return, which will include..." February 15
Pro Football Talk "It’s been more than a decade since ESPN pulled the plug on Playmakers, at the behest of former NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue. Another network that doesn’t televise NFL games is going to give it another try. According to Deadline.com, HBO has picked up the series Ballers, which explores the..." February 14
KTRK Houston "Andre Johnson believes the Texans are not far away from being a contender again, but does have a game-plan for what the Texans should do with the number one pick. Johnson, speaking today at the Houston Golf Club promoting his golf tournament on March 10 that will benefit the area women's..." February 12
Fansided "The NFL free agency period is almost here and teams are already starting to look at options they could have on the table when it comes to upgrading their roster. The New York Jets need serious help at quarterback and seem to be in the market for veteran assistance. According to ESPNNewYork.com,..." February 12
Pro Football Talk "The Dolphins’ loss has turned out to be the Texans’ gain. Or Gaine, to be precise. When the Dolphins fired General Manager Jeff Ireland after the end of the regular season, they interviewed assistant G.M. Brian Gaine along with other candidates for the job. Gaine didn’t wind up getting the..." February 10
ESPN.com "Wade Phillips believes Johnny Football is the right fit for the Houston Texans. In an unsuccessful interview in late December to become the Texans' permanent head coach, Phillips told ownership the team should draft Johnny Manziel, the dynamic quarterback from nearby Texas A&M. He also kidded..." February 08
CBSSports.com "Though he no longer has any say in how the Texans will set up their draft board, former defensive coordinator Wade Phillips has an opinion on who Houston should take with its No. 1 overall draft pick. And it's not a defensive player. "When I did the [exit] interview with the [team owner]..." February 06
Pro Football Talk "Thursday Night Football will air on CBS for eight weeks early in the 2014 regular season, the NFL announced today. The NFL had been searching for a broadcast partner to simulcast its NFL Network Thursday night games, and even though a simulcast with NFL Network is a less valuable property than..." February 05
Pro Football Talk "With the Super Bowl in the books, the offseason speculation can officially begin. So other than the Seahawks having a parade this week, that means all eyes will be on the Texans, the owners of the first pick in the draft. Their need for a quarterback to replace Matt Schaub seems obvious, and..." February 04
Houston Chronicle "Texans tight end Owen Daniels visited Radio Row at Super Bowl XLVIII today and said he was happy to see his former head coach, Gary Kubiak, get hired as Baltimore’s offensive coordinator. Kubiak, offensive coordinator Rick Dennison and tight ends coach Brian Pariani were hired by the Ravens...." February 02
Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sounds like a man who wants to see more teams in the playoffs. “We currently have 12 teams qualify for the playoffs, as you know. We are looking at the idea of expanding that by two teams to 14,” Goodell said at his State of the League press conference. “There’s a..." January 31
CBSSports.com "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell was asked Friday during his Super Bowl press conference if the league, in light of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, would be willing to change its stance on marijuana usage and abide by state laws. "This has been something that has been asked..." January 31
Fansided "The Houston Texans are expected to target a quarterback with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, so they will need to decide which of the top quarterback prospects they prefer at the top of the draft Louisville’s Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel of Texas A&M and Central Florida’s..." January 30
Each day I get asked multiple times: Who are Texans drafting? I tell them 1 of the 3 top QBs. Forget about any other position.
Dallas Morning News "The push for Johnny Manziel to remain a football player in the state of Texas is officially in full swing. The Houston Texans have the first pick of this year’s NFL Draft and are in need of a quarterback. While they are on the clock, the Texans have not hinted at what direction they will..." January 28
Pro Football Talk "The Texans have added a coach with nearly three decades of experience working with offensive linemen to their staff. According to Alex Marvez of FoxSports.com, the Texans have hired former Falcons offensive line coach Paul Dunn to the same position on Bill O’Brien’s coaching staff. The..." January 28