Texans Rumors & News

  • Texans center Nick Martin: 'The ankle is good to go'

    Houston Chronicle "One of the Texans' top additions to their offense this season will come from a lineman who didn't play a single snap as a rookie last year. Before center Nick Martin got hurt in a blocking drill against the New Orleans Saints during a joint practice against the New Orleans Saints, the..." May 25

  • Browns QB Brock Osweiler on starting: ‘The proof is in the film’

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns quarterback situation remains an annual work in progress. Much to the surprise of many, the team traded for quarterback Brock Osweiler, who stunk up the joint as a member of the Houston Texans last year. Nevertheless, Osweiler is still around after the Browns earlier..." May 24

  • Texans hoping for 'exponential growth' from Will Fuller, Braxton Miller

    Houston Chronicle "The education of NFL rookie wide receivers involves plenty of trial, error and confusion. It's a complicated position and there are a lot of adjustments to be made. It's the growth and determination through those learning moments that coaches and executives look for. In the case of Texans..." May 23

  • Texans RT Derek Newton Agrees To Pay Cut

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Texans RT Derek Newton has agreed to reduce his base salaries over the next three years from $4.75 million to $1.75 million (2017), $2.25 million (2018) and $2 million (2019). Wilson adds that Newton has $500,000 roster bonuses in 2017 and 2018..." May 23

  • Texans OL David Quessenberry back at practice after cancer battle

    Fox Sports "Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry was back at practice Tuesday for the first time since he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014. " May 23

  • Texans' Brown absent from OTAs due to contract dispute

    Houston Chronicle "Texans veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown is absent from a voluntary organized team activity due to displeasure with his contractual situation, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation. It's unclear when or if the three-time Pro Bowl blocker will report. Brown has two..." May 23

  • Eight NFL teams that could become dynasties

    Sportsnaut "Sports dynasties are hard. There’s no real definition — just ask baseball fans about the San Francisco Giants from 2010-14 — and a definitive dynasty doesn’t come around in any sport, let alone football, in the salary cap era. When you think of dynasties during the Super Bowl era, you think of..." May 21

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Texans sign veteran tackle Breno Giacomini

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans added some reinforcements for their offensive line Tuesday, signing veteran offensive tackle Breno Giacomini. Giacomini, 31, is a former New York Jets starter who played for Texans offensive line coach Mike Devlin in New York. Giacomini could wind up competing for the starting job..." May 16

  • Bill O’Brien doing more with Texans offense this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans didn’t hire a new offensive coordinator after parting ways with George Godsey after the 2016 season, leaving head coach Bill O’Brien to call plays. That’s nothing new for O’Brien as he took on some of those responsibilities last year and has done it often in the past, but it has left..." May 15

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood ‘chomping at the bit’ to make J.J. Watt an ‘action hero’

    Sportsnaut "Is Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt going to be Hollywood’s next big movie star? According to one of the great action stars of all time, Arnold Schwarzenegger, studios can’t wait to get their hands on the NFL star once he decides to hang up his helmet and cleats for good. “I think..." May 14

  • Browns will give Brock Osweiler chance to win starting QB job

    Yardbarker "When the Cleveland Browns acquired Brock Osweiler in a shocking trade with the Houston Texans, many thought it was a possibility the team could release the quarterback. Instead, they’ve hung onto him, and now he’ll have a shot to earn the starting quarterback job. Browns head coach Hue Jackson..." May 14

  • J.J. Watt says surgically repaired back ‘feels fantastic’

    Houston Chronicle "Swinging a softball bat doesn't create any reservations or concerns for Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year said he feels confident that his twice surgically repaired back is ready for action during his annual charity softball game Saturday night..." May 14

  • Texans place Derek Newton on PUP list, claim Marcus Roberson

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans placed injured veteran offensive tackle Derek Newton on the reserve physically unable to perform list. He doesn't count against the Texans' offseason roster limit of 90 players as the Texans were awarded cornerback Marcus Roberson off waivers from the Buffalo Bills. Newton..." May 13

  • Derek Newton’s placement on reserve/PUP ends his season

    Pro Football Talk "The placement of Texans tackle Derek Newton on the reserve/PUP list has sparked differing interpretations among the media regarding the consequences of the move. Is he shut down for the year, or will he miss only the first six weeks of the regular season? According to the Texans, Newton will be..." May 13

  • DeShaun Watson says Texans' playbook is 'like learning Spanish'

    Houston Chronicle "For the first time since he was a freshman at Clemson, quarterback Deshaun Watson is playing a reserve role -- listening, learning and trying to figure out a new system. In this case, it's Bill O'Brien's system. "I've been focusing on the playbook, learning the system and how they do what..." May 13

  • Bill O'Brien putting in more time with Texans offense

    ESPN "After a season in which the Houston Texans' offense struggled mightily with quarterback Brock Osweiler under center, head coach Bill O'Brien has taken measures to make sure the unit shows improvement in 2017 with Tom Savage and rookie Deshaun Watson. "I've been probably doing more coaching..." May 13

  • Texans sign fourth-rounder Julie’n Davenport

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans continue to get draft picks under contract, with the latest for a player they’re hoping develops quickly. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans have agreed to the standard four-year deal with fourth-round pick Julie’n Davenport." May 12

  • Deshaun Watson signs contract with Houston Texans

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans head into rookie minicamp with their first-round quarterback under contract. Deshaun Watson inked his four-year rookie deal on Friday, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. As with all first-round selections, the contract comes with a team..." May 12

  • Deshaun Watson reportedly won't get a real shot to start for the Texans

    CBS Sports "When the Houston Texans traded up from No. 25 to No. 12 in the 2017 NFL Draft, surrendering a second first-round pick in the process in order to acquire the services of former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, it sure seemed like they were leaping up the draft board to select their new starting..." May 11

  • New Texans QB Deshaun Watson stars in Beats by Dre commercial

    Houston Chronicle "Beats by Dre released their latest Be Heard ad and this time they looked to a Houston Texan. The video, released with the message “Stay true to your roots” and “Make your dreams a reality”, shows how Deshaun Watson has made an impact on his family and hometown. Shot in Gainesville, Ga., the..." May 11

  • Alberto Riveron named NFL senior VP of officiating

    NFL.com "The NFL has a new team atop their officiating department. According to a release sent out by the league Wednesday, Alberto Riveron was named the senior vice president of officiating, filling the role vacated by former officiating head Dean Blandino. Russell Yurk, an NFL replay veteran of..." May 10

  • Quarterback “competition” in Houston won’t be a real one

    Pro Football Talk "Texans quarterback Tom Savage has declared himself to be “super ready” for the competition with rookie Deshaun Watson. Actually, Savage doesn’t need to be ready at all. As John McClain of the Houston Chronicle explained the situation on Tuesday’s PFT Live, there is no true competition. Savage..." May 09

  • J.J. Watt believes in Tom Savage as Texans' starting QB

    Houston Chronicle "A lot of NFL followers around the country are having a difficult time believing Tom Savage is the Texans' starting quarterback and will begin the season in that role. Some Web sites have already selected quarterback Deshaun Watson, the first-round pick, as the NFL Offensive Rookie of the..." May 09

  • Jay Cutler Had “Strong” Interest In Texans

    Pro Football Rumors "Before he signed with FOX to become a color commentator last week, longtime NFL quarterback Jay Cutler had “strong” interest in playing for the Texans, sources told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. While the Texans did kick the tires on Cutler after the Bears released him earlier this..." May 09

  • Tom Savage ‘super ready’ to ‘battle’ Deshaun Watson for starting QB spot

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans have publicly stood behind quarterback Tom Savage since he was called up to fill in for Brock Osweiler last season. While the team says it is comfortable with Savage, it also moved up in this year’s draft to land Deshaun Watson with the No. 12 overall pick. Houston has since..." May 08

  • Texans' Lamar Miller not concerned about same heavy workload in 2017

    ESPN "Houston Texans head coach O'Brien plans to regulate Lamar Miller's playing time next season, but the running back said he is prepared to carry a heavy workload again in 2017. "Whenever I get my opportunities and the ball in my hand, I just try to make plays," Miller said while volunteering as..." May 08

  • Texans corner Kevin Johnson healthy, looking to 'play at a very high level'

    Houston Chronicle "Before Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson suffered another Jones fracture in his foot for the second year in a row, the former first-round draft pick was playing some of the best football of his career. Shadowing Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Phillip Dorsett effectively, Johnson had 10 tackles..." May 07

  • Texans' Lamar Miller excited about D'Onta Foreman addition, unconcerned about workload

    Houston Chronicle "When the Texans drafted University of Texas running back D'Onta Foreman in the third round, they did so with the intentions of injecting power and speed into their backfield. The arrival of the Doak Walker award winner and 2,000-yard rusher could also lighten the workload and possibly reduce..." May 07

  • Ex-Stephen F. Austin QB Zach Conque upbeat about outlook as Texans rookie TE

    Houston Chronicle "Back home in Little Rock, former Stephen F. Austin quarterback Zach Conque was serving as the best man at his brother's wedding when he got the telephone call he'd been waiting for. During the reception, Conque heard from Texans tight ends coach Tim Kelly with a three-year contract offer to..." May 06

  • Texans GM: Watson will compete for starting QB gig

    NFL.com "After trading up in last week's draft to snag Deshaun Watson, the Houston Texans insisted Tom Savage was still the starting quarterback. The rookie, however, will get a chance to earn the job. "We want to provide a competitive environment across the board. So (Watson will) compete," Texans..." May 05

  • Talks with Jets, Texans preceded Jay Cutler’s move to TV

    Pro Football Talk "Former Bears quarterback Jay Cutler may be temporarily finished with football, and apparently nothing he heard lately was enough to keep him from taking a broadcasting job. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Cutler talked to the Jets and Texans about continuing to play prior to taking the job..." May 05

  • Texans LB Max Bullough Suspended 4 Games For PED Violation

    NFL Trade Rumors "The NFL announced Thursday that Texans LB Max Bullough has been suspended for the first four games fo the 2017 season for violating the performance-enhancing drugs policy, via Pro Football Talk. Bullough, 25, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of Michigan State..." May 04

  • Deshaun Watson Will Have Chance to Earn Starting QB Job, Texans GM Says

    Bleacher Report "After moving up to select quarterback Deshaun Watson in the first round of the 2017 NFL draft, Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said Wednesday that the rookie will have a chance to compete for the starting job for the upcoming season. During an interview on the Stephen A. Smith Show..." May 04

  • Texans GM Rick Smith shoots down report that they ignored Jay Cutler's calls

    CBS Sports "Before the Texans made a move to draft Deshaun Watson in the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft, they faced a quarterback crisis that lacked a clear answer. After failing to sign Tony Romo, the Texans' choices were limited. They could either sign a veteran like Jay Cutler or take a chance on..." May 03

  • Bettors quickly push Patriots' win total up to 11.5

    ESPN "A Las Vegas sportsbook on Sunday opened the New England Patriots' season win total at 11, the highest of any team. That number didn't last long. Shortly after posting the first NFL win totals in Las Vegas, the sportsbook at the South Point casino took multiple $1,000 bets on New England to..." May 01

  • D’Onta Foreman got his wish: A job close to home

    Pro Football Talk "You’ve probably seen or heard by now my belief that professional sports drafts wouldn’t be tolerated in any other American industry, where the employee picks the employer and not vice-versa. One reason I don’t like them comes from the fact that a kid who has spent his whole life in one specific..." April 29

  • Jay Cutler wanted to play for Texans, they wouldn't return his calls

    Total Pro Sports "Apparently, Jay Cutler had no plans of retiring after his departure from the Chicago Bears. When his wife Kristin Cavallari posted Cutler with his naked rear-end out on vacation, most took that as a retirement announcement, but Cutler has other plans. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport,..." April 29

  • Deshaun Watson buys his mom a car after being drafted

    Sportsnaut "Two days after getting drafted by the Houston Texans, former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson bought his mother a new car, a 2017 Jaguar, for her birthday. Watson said that the Jag was his mother’s “first official car” and based on the pictures, she’s got herself a sweet new..." April 29

  • Steve Smith has harsh words about Brock Osweiler

    Larry Brown Sports "The fire that burned inside Steve Smith during his playing career has not disappeared now that he’s retired. Smith is now an analyst for NFL Network and spewed some hot fire when talking about Brock Osweiler on Friday. It started with former GM Charley Casserly saying he didn’t think the..." April 29

  • T.J. Watt: Playing Texans on Christmas will be “really cool and a weird day”

    Pro Football Talk "The Steelers made linebacker T.J. Watt a first-round pick on Thursday night and that means Christmas will be a family reunion for some members of the Watt family. The Texans will be hosting the Steelers on Christmas Day, which will provide T.J. and his older brother J.J. a chance to play in the..." April 28

  • Deshaun Watson: I’m not Michael Jordan, but I’m ready to work

    Pro Football Talk "When Clemson coach Dabo Swinney said quarterback Deshaun Watson would be the NFL’s version of Michael Jordan, even Watson himself thought that was a little crazy. But Watson is eager to do all he can to live up to his college coach’s confidence. “It caught me off guard when Coach Sweeney said..." April 28

  • Tom Savage was first player to welcome Deshaun Watson to Texans

    Yardbarker "Credit Tom Savage for at least being magnanimous before the Houston Texans’ quarterback competition begins. Deshaun Watson revealed during his introductory press conference on Friday that Savage is the first Texans player he heard from upon being drafted by the team." April 28

  • Texans thankful Browns didn’t value Dashaun Watson high

    Sportsnaut "One of the biggest moves of the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft came when the Houston Texans traded up with the Cleveland Browns to acquire the No. 12 pick and select Deshaun Watson. The Browns are one of the most quarterback starved teams in the NFL and have been since reentering the league..." April 28

  • J.J. Watt tells Steelers' Antonio Brown to treat brother T.J. like rookie

    ESPN "Apparently two NFL superstars could now be plotting against Pittsburgh Steelers first-round pick T.J. Watt. Watt's brother, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, said he texted Steelers receiver Antonio Brown with ways to treat T.J. like a rookie. "Look over my brother, make sure to haze..." April 28

  • Final cost of Brock Osweiler mistake: two first-round picks, second-round pick, $21 million

    Pro Football Talk "The Houston Texans made a huge mistake last year by signing quarterback Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract. The final cost of that blunder can now be calculated. In addition to the $21 million that was paid to Osweiler last year, the Texans previously gave up a second-round..." April 28

  • 10 best players still available in 2017 NFL Draft

    Larry Brown Sports "The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft has officially come to a close and 32 players now have a new home. But what about all the players who remain? What about those who unexpectedly fell? And just how far will those with question-mark players continue to fall? Each of those are legitimate..." April 28

  • Texans move up to grab Deshaun Watson in NFL draft

    USA Today "The Houston Texans made their long-awaited move at quarterback. The Texans traded up to the No. 12 overall selection in Thursday's NFL draft to select Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson. Houston moved up from the No. 25 slot in the trade with the Cleveland Browns, giving up next year's..." April 28

  • Texans showing interest in Air Force pass rusher Ryan Watson

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans are displaying interest in Air Force outside linebacker Ryan Watson, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. Watson has also drawn interest lately from the Cleveland Browns, Minnesota Vikings, Detroit Lions, Arizona Cardinals and Green Bay Packers. He's worked out..." April 26

  • Deshaun Watson had extremely ‘positive’ meeting with Texans

    Larry Brown Sports "Deshaun Watson is hoping to be chosen early in the first round of the NFL Draft on Thursday. But even if he tumbles down the board a bit, it doesn’t sound like there is much risk of the former Clemson star falling out of the first round entirely. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the..." April 26