Texans Rumors & News

  • Andre Johnson to be first member of Texans Ring of Honor

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans entered the NFL in 2002 and they’ve had some star players over their first 15 seasons, but none have been deemed worthy of inaugurating the team’s Ring of Honor. That will change this season. The Texans announced on Tuesday that Andre Johnson will be the first player so honored and..." July 18

  • ESPN Has Finally Set An Official End Date For ‘Mike And Mike’

    Uproxx "When ESPN announced their new television programming lineup for 2018 would include a solo show for Mike Greenberg, fans of ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike knew the end of the show was near. The two made the official announcement of their impending breakup back in May, but even then it was a brief note..." July 17

  • Texans' D'Onta Foreman after arrest: Gun was legal, marijuana wasn't mine

    CBS Sports "Texans third-round draft draft pick D'Onta Foreman was arrested Sunday morning and faces charges of firearm and marijuana possession. Foreman, a Texas native, claimed in a statement issued by his attorney on Monday that the marijuana wasn't his and he was legally in possession of the firearm. He..." July 17

  • QB guru George Whitfield regards Texans' Braxton Miller as football 'superhero'

    Houston Chronicle "George Whitfield Jr., the San Diego-based quarterback guru who was in Houston on Sunday for a quarterback camp, provided some insight into second-year Texans' receiver Braxton Miller. When Miller was a two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year playing quarterback at Ohio State, he trained..." July 17

  • Texans' Deshaun Watson hosts shopping event for young football players

    Houston Chronicle "Growing up in Gainesville, Ga., Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson didn't always have the luxury of sporting new tennis shoes or football cleats. His single mother sacrificed and made sure he got what he needed to participate in sports, though. He eventually matured into a blue-chip..." July 16

  • Texans' rookie D'Onta Foreman arrested in Austin Sunday

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman, the third-round pick from the University of Texas, was arrested early Sunday morning in Austin on possession of marijuana and unlawful weapon charges. The Austin American-Statesman reported that Foreman, who rushed for 2,028 yards as a junior last..." July 16

  • Texans' J.J. Watt trades one football for the other

    Houston Chronicle "J.J. Watt has mastered American football, but how would he do if he tried to play the world's football? The Texans star gave it a shot recently when he joined local soccer club Albion Hurricanes FC for a practice. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year traded swim moves, bull rushes..." July 14

  • J.J. Watt on $99 shoes: 'I wanted to create something that everybody can afford'

    CBS Sports "There wasn't much time for J.J. Watt to breathe in 2016. In January, he was under the knife because of a sports hernia that first held him out of practice more than a month earlier. The 6-foot-5 defensive end, a big-bodied icon of Houston Texans football and the muscular face of today's NFL,..." July 13

  • Deshaun Watson: 'I'll be ready' when O'Brien needs me

    NFL.com "Rookie quarterbacks pinball through their first season so rapidly that defining incremental progress is difficult. For Deshaun Watson in Houston, that means not really knowing when he's ready to start. In that way, having a coach be the ultimate decision-maker is helpful. "Honestly,..." July 12

  • Britney Spears' team plans to get back to the Super Bowl

    New York Daily News "Oops, she wants to do it again. Britney Spears’ associates have had “secret discussions” with television and advertising execs tied to Super Bowl LII, according to a source close to the situation. The game will take place Feb. 4 in Minneapolis. “Britney has made it clear to her team that it..." July 12

  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney: 'They move me all over'

    Houston Chronicle "The success of Jadeveon Clowney as a disruptive pass rusher and run-stopper during a breakthrough season last year wasn't triggered only by shifting him from outside linebacker into a full-time defensive end. The former top overall pick did operate primarily out of a traditional three-point..." July 08

  • Texans' DeAndre Hopkins to compete on Celebrity Family Feud

    Houston Chronicle "The Houston Texans' DeAndre Hopkins will appear on Celebrity Family Feud on Sunday in a game between current NFL stars and NFL legends. Hopkins is on a team with Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson, Chiefs linebacker Derrick Johnson and Browns offensive..." July 07

  • Texans have high expectations for D.J. Reader

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans no longer have Vince Wilfork at nose tackle. Instead, it’s D.J. Reader’s job. Reader did enough last season with seven starts, 22 tackles and one sack that the Texans have no worries about his ability to man the middle in the NFL’s top-ranked defense. “We have very high..." July 03

  • Delanie Walker: Jonnu Smith will be better than me in time

    Pro Football Talk "After signing with the Titans in 2013, Delanie Walker has become arguably the best tight end in franchise history. He’s set franchise records and provided a consistent receiving options for the various Titans quarterbacks over that span. However, Walker thinks Jonnu Smith, drafted in the..." June 29

  • Texans like slot receiver Braxton Miller's size, speed

    Houston Chronicle "As a rookie, Braxton Miller displayed glimpses of potential while operating as the Texans' primary slot wide receiver. The converted Ohio State quarterback and former Big Ten Conference Offensive Player of the Year's best play of the season came against the Oakland Raiders during a Monday night..." June 27

  • Houston could renovate Astrodome

    Pro Football Talk "The Oilers last played in Houston in 1996, and their stadium, the Astrodome, was declared unfit for occupancy in 2009. But the Astrodome, as dilapidated as it is, still stands in the parking lot of NRG Stadium. And it might reopen in three years after a proposed Astrodome renovation took..." June 27

  • Wes Welker off to good start in coaching

    HoustonTexans.com "Wes Welker quickly made an impact on the Texans' receiving corps. Serving as an assistant to receivers coach John Perry, the former All-Pro wideout joined the Houston coaching staff in late January and quickly went to work. On the field helping coach the receivers in May and June through..." June 26

  • Bill O’Brien: Clemson’s sophisticated offense helped Deshaun Watson

    Pro Football Talk "NFL coaches often say that college football offenses don’t really get quarterbacks ready to play at the next level. But Texans coach Bill O’Brien says that’s not the case with his rookie quarterback, Deshaun Watson. O’Brien says Watson ran an offense at Clemson that forced him to develop a mind..." June 24

  • Deshaun Watson calls his work ethic a lifestyle

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans drafted former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson in the hopes that he’d be the same kind of leader in the NFL that he was in college, where he led his team to a national championship. The early returns are very, very positive on that front. John McClain, the longtime NFL reporter..." June 23

  • John McClain's Texans' breakdown: Wide receivers

    Houston Chronicle "This is the second of a nine-part, position-by-position series analyzing the Texans after their offseason program. Coming Thursday: Tight ends. If everything goes according to plan, the Texans' top-three receivers this season will be DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Braxton Miller. Trying to..." June 22

  • D’Onta Foreman hopes to drop a few pounds before camp

    Pro Football Talk "Texans rookie D’Onta Foreman got his contract out of the way over the weekend. Now, he’s working on losing some weight. “That’s one of the things I want to do is try to tighten up a little bit more and lose some more weight and try to go in there the best that I can,” Foreman said, via Aaron..." June 19

  • Texans complete draft class by signing D’Onta Foreman

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans completed their draft class signings Saturday, getting running back D’Onta Foreman under contract. Foreman, a third-round choice, signed a four-year, $3.259 million deal, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. " June 18

  • Bill O'Brien expects 'big jump' from Texans' young receivers

    Houston Chronicle "A year ago, the Texans made a big decision. They would go with Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins at age 24 as the elder statesman of a revamped, young receiving corps. From a mentoring standpoint, Hopkins did well as he provided leadership and tips to Will Fuller and Braxton Miller..." June 18

  • J.J. Watt shares a preview of his new clothing line

    Houston Chronicle "The city's most recognizable football star is now introducing his own line of clothing for the 'World's Most Comfortable Dress Shirt.' JJ Watt posted on Instagram that in July the public can see his new line for Mizzen + Main, an American-made menswear company, specializing in high-performance..." June 17

  • J.J. Watt: It's time for little brother T.J. to buy dinner

    Houston Chronicle "Now that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker T.J. Watt has signed his four-year, $9.258 million contract that included a $4.873 million signing bonus, he can afford to buy his famous big brother a big, juicy steak. Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is looking forward to having T.J. Watt..." June 16

  • Texans assistant Wes Welker impresses DeAndre Hopkins

    Houston Chronicle "During the Texans' offseason program that ended Wednesday, there was a lot of discussion about the three quarterbacks – Tom Savage, Brandon Weeden and Deshaun Watson – processing Bill O'Brien's offense. Knowing the offense is essential for quarterbacks, of course, but receivers must understand..." June 15

  • Brock Osweiler sort of takes the blame for his awful season with the Texans

    CBS Sports "After a horrific 2016 season from Brock Osweiler, the Houston Texans were at a crossroads regarding what to do with the quarterback and his $16 million salary in 2017. Ultimately, they traded Osweiler to the Browns, along with a 2018 second-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick, for their fourth..." June 15

  • Hopkins: Savage deserves to be Texans' starting QB

    ESPN "Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has said Tom Savage is the team's No. 1 quarterback, and on Wednesday, star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said Savage has "earned" that role. Savage will compete with rookie Deshaun Watson during training camp to open the season as the Texans' starter under..." June 15

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien confident (so far) Deshaun Watson will be ready in 2017

    USA Today "There are flashes, such as the pass Deshaun Watson threaded to tight end Evan Baylis in Tuesday’s minicamp practice, that can make people believe the Houston Texans rookie quarterback will be ready for NFL action sooner rather than later. And even in Watson’s not-so-pro-ready moments, Texans..." June 14

  • Former Bills safety Aaron Williams visiting Texans

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills released safety Aaron Williams after a series of neck injuries, but he’s intent on playing again. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Williams is visiting the Texans. Williams has also visited the Jaguars (and his former Bills coach Doug Marrone), but left without a..." June 12

  • David Quessenberry wins PFWA’s Halas Award

    Pro Football Talk "Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry won the 2017 George Halas Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America. Quessenberry overcame a three-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Doctors diagnosed Quessenberry in 2014, and he celebrated the end of chemotherapy in..." June 12

  • Texans owner arranged travel to White House for Watson, Watkins

    Yardbarker "Houston Texans owner Bob McNair showed a couple of rookies some love Monday, sending Deshaun Watson and Carlos Watkins to the White House for Clemson’s title visit with President Donald Trump. Watson, as most are likely aware, was Houston’s first-round pick this past April. The Texans traded up..." June 12

  • Wade Phillips pushed for Texans to draft J.J. Watt

    Pro Football Talk "When the Rams prepare to face the Texans on November 12 in L.A., coach Sean McVay can thank defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for the lack of sleep McVay will be getting as he prepares to neutralize J.J. Watt. As explained in his book Son of Bum, Phillips had a key role in the decision of the..." June 11

  • Texans sign Erik Austell, cut Jake Simonich

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans signed undrafted offensive lineman Erik Austell on Friday. The Broncos signed Austell, who played at Charleston Southern, after the draft but released him this week. " June 09

  • Texans assistant says Jadeveon Clowney has 'Hall of Fame' potential

    Houston Chronicle "During a breakthrough season, Jadeveon Clowney made a successful transition from outside linebacker to defensive end. Although Clowney lined up at several positions, he did most of his damage to opposing offenses as a traditional defensive lineman out of a three-point stance. Clowney..." June 09

  • Texans assistant Romeo Crennel having too much fun to retire

    Houston Chronicle "Five decades into a stellar coaching career, Romeo Crennel has no intentions of retiring. Rather than stepping aside after being the architect of the NFL's top-ranked defense last season as the Texans' defensive coordinator, Crennel opted to sign a two-year contract to become assistant head..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Tom Savage focused on communication with his receivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans didn’t waver from their assertions that Tom Savage is their No. 1 quarterback after trading up to draft Deshaun Watson in the first round of this year’s draft and the team’s OTA practices have backed up Savage’s spot on the depth chart. Savage has been getting the majority of..." June 05

  • Texans' receiver Deante' Gray sidelined with partially torn hamstring

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie wide receiver Deante' Gray is expected to be out until training camp with a Grade 2 partially torn hamstring, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. Gray is a Westside High School graduate who received a $2,000 signing bonus after going undrafted. He..." June 03

  • Texans sign Sio Moore, and Flipper Anderson’s son

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans filled their two available roster spots with a journeyman linebacker and the son of an NFL star. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are signing linebacker Sio Moore and wide receiver Dres Anderson after they worked out for the team Friday. Moore,..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Texans QB Tom Savage enjoying first-team benefits

    NFL.com "Tom Savage's dreamlike start to the offseason as Houston's assumed QB1 was rattled on draft night, but he's back on the upswing in early June. That's the prevailing sentiment coming from the former backup after he spent OTAs taking first-team reps against Houston's first-team defense, which..." June 03

  • Texans cut Keith Mumphery, Max Bullough

    Pro Football Talk "It became public this week that Keith Mumphery was expelled from a graduate program and banned from the Michigan State University campus and facilities as a result of a violation of the school’s policy on relationship violence and sexual misconduct. The Texans, who drafted the wide receiver in..." June 02

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • Keith Mumphery expelled in 2016 for MSU sexual misconduct violation

    Detroit Free Press "Former Michigan State football player Keith Mumphery was expelled last year from his graduate studies program and banned from campus for violating the university's relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy, according to MSU Police documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act by..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • What will the Texans' offensive line look like in 2017?

    ESPN "Offensive line is definitely one of the areas the Houston Texans still have major question marks at. One huge factor, of course, is the status of left tackle Duane Brown. Brown missed the Texans’ first week of voluntary OTAs, which is thought to be related to his contract. Brown has two years..." May 29

  • Return to football now real for David Quessenberry

    Pro Football Talk "For three years, David Quessenberry fought cancer. Now when he lines up on the field, he has to see two of the best defensive players in football, a very different challenge. The Texans offensive lineman told Peter King of TheMMQB.com that a recent glance across the line at teammates J.J...." May 29