Texans Rumors & News

  • Texans Place Rookie RB D’Onta Foreman On IR

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Aaron Wilson, the Texans are placing rookie RB D’Onta Foreman on the injured reserve after sustaining a torn Achilles in Week 11. It was clear that Foreman may have a serious injury after he was taken off the field with a left ankle injury. Houston will move forward with Lamar..." November 22

  • Agent’s Take: A look at the quarterbacks who could be available in the offseason

    CBS Sports "Quarterback stability is highly coveted in the NFL because it's a vital ingredient for sustained success. Some of the NFL's most significant transactions occur in an effort to get the position settled. The 49ers made an unexpected move at the October 31 trading deadline by acquiring Jimmy..." November 22

  • President Donald Trump criticizes idea of keeping players in locker room for anthem

    ESPN "President Donald Trump says a reported plan that would keep NFL teams in the locker room during the national anthem next season is "almost as bad as kneeling." Trump tweeted Wednesday morning about the possibility, reported by The Washington Post on Tuesday. According to the Post, some NFL..." November 22

  • Texans claim Andre Ellington

    Sporting News "When Andre Ellington was released by the Cardinals Monday, it seemed only a matter of time before he'd find a new team. According to NFL Network, the Texans claimed Ellington on Tuesday after losing rookie D'Onta Foreman to a major Achilles injury last week. Ellington fell in the Cardinals'..." November 21

  • O’Brien: “We’re Still In Position To Do Something”

    CBS Houston "Between injuries, off the field controversies, and losses, the Texans have had a chaotic first 10 games in 2017. But in a wide open AFC, the Texans are just a game out of the playoffs. “There’s a lot of season left and the way it’s played out, that’s what it is,” said Texans head coach Bill..." November 20

  • Roger Goodell To Soon Sign Five-Year, $200M Extension

    Real GM Football "Roger Goodell's contract extension is expected to be completed in December at the owners' meetings. Momentum to delay the deal has dissipated "meaningfully," in the estimation of one league source. Jerry Jones has been attempting to block Goodell's extension." November 20

  • Texans' D'Onta Foreman tears Achilles, done for season

    Houston Chronicle "Grabbing the back of his left leg in the end zone Sunday afternoon, Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman simultaneously experienced the agony of a ruptured Achilles tendon and the joy of scoring the second touchdown of his NFL career. The Texas City native and third-round draft pick from..." November 20

  • Arizona Cardinals visit Houston Texans; stars have gone out for both teams

    Arizona Central "A healthy number of NFL stars suffered serious injuries in the first half of the season, prompting a handful of websites to put together their versions of an all-Injured Reserve team. Cardinals center A.Q. Shipley knew injuries had hit several teams hard, but the severity of it hit home when..." November 19

  • D’Onta Foreman carted off with lower leg injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans can’t catch a break. D'Onta Foreman ran for a 34-yard touchdown, but without even being touched, the rookie running back needed a cart to leave the field. Foreman appeared to injury his lower left leg as it came down at the 2 and he fell into the end zone and immediately grabbed..." November 19

  • Texans QB Tom Savage motivated by Bill O'Brien's comments

    Houston Chronicle "Standing at his locker Friday morning, Texans quarterback Tom Savage said the feedback from coach Bill O'Brien that "It's time to get going" and that he needs to perform better resonates with him. "It's motivating," Savage said. "Obviously, you want to be ready to go. You've only played five..." November 18

  • Bill O'Brien on Texans QB Tom Savage's play: 'It's time to get going'

    Houston Chronicle "One day after Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan noted a relative lack of game experience for Tom Savage, coach Bill O'Brien made it abundantly clear that he expects a better performance from his starting quarterback. Savage has lost all three of his starts this season, including the past two..." November 17

  • Packers Worked Out RB Dare Ogunbowale

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Howard Balzer, the Green Bay Packers brought in free agent RB Dare Ogunbowale for a tryout on Wednesday. Ogunbowale has worked out for a number of teams the past few months including the Colts, Redskins, Buccaneers, and Bills. Ogunbowale, 23, wound up signing a three-year, $1.66..." November 16

  • Players to Goodell: We'd like a jet, lifetime insurance and $50 million, too

    ESPN "ESPN reported Sunday that commissioner Roger Goodell had asked for a salary of $49.5 million a year, lifetime use of a private jet and lifetime health insurance for his family in negotiations for a contract extension. Here’s how NFL players are reacting to Goodell’s reported demands: Oakland..." November 16

  • Texans WR Will Fuller out Sunday with rib injury

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting wide receiver Will Fuller is expected to miss Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals due to a cracked rib. Fuller didn't practice Wednesday after absorbing a bit hit Sunday against the Los Angeles Rams from safety LaMarcus Joyner. "I'm not sure if he cracked it or not,..." November 15

  • RG3 believes he’s the Texans’ answer at quarterback

    New York Post "Robert Griffin III has gone a step further than venting on Twitter. Speaking with the Houston Chronicle on Tuesday, the former No. 2 draft pick proclaimed he could save the quarterback-deficient Texans, after rookie Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL in practice. “I’m in shape physically and..." November 15

  • Papa John's tweets apology for being 'divisive' when ripping NFL

    USA Today "A couple weeks after CEO John Schnatter blamed the NFL for sagging pizza sales, Papa John's is trying to tone down the vitriol. Tuesday, the company apologized, said it supports players' protests and denounced neo-nazis, via its Twitter account On the company's earnings call earlier this..." November 15

  • Texans sticking with Tom Savage because they sort of have to

    Pro Football Talk "Tom Savage wasn’t very good yesterday. But apparently going with the theory that it can always get worse, the Texans are sticking with him. Texans coach Bill O’Brien told reporters Monday that Savage would start again this week against the Cardinals. That eliminates what might ordinarily be..." November 13

  • Texans' C.J. Fiedorowicz excited to be activated from IR

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz grew tired quickly of recuperating from his second concussion of the season and working out on his own. It was an uncertain time for Fiedorowicz, one he's thrilled to put behind him as he's being activated Friday from injured reserve-designated to..." November 12

  • NFL: Owners voted unanimously to extend Goodell’s contract in May

    Pro Football Talk "Perhaps the most important point regarding the ongoing effort by Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to block the extension of Commissioner Roger Goodell relates to a decision that all 32 owners made in May, including Jones. “I’d say that, on the issue of extending the Commissioner’s contract that in the..." November 09

  • T.J. Yates gets some work with Texans’ first-string offense

    Houston Chronicle "One week after rejoining the Texans, backup quarterback T.J. Yates is getting some of the snaps with the first-team offense. Starting quarterback Tom Savage struggled mightily against the Indianapolis Colts. Although Texans coach Bill O'Brien said it wasn't abnormal for the backup to get..." November 09

  • Roger Goodell “Furious” Over Contract Delay

    Pro Football Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is reportedly “furious” over the league’s insistence that he accept a contract that includes performance-based incentives that could still allow him to reach his prior salaries, according to Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham of ESPN.com. A potential Goodell..." November 09

  • Deshaun Watson undergoes surgery on torn ACL

    ESPN "Doctors did not find any additional damage in the knee of Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson while they performed ACL surgery Wednesday morning in Houston, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Watson tore the ACL in his right knee during practice last week, although video showed that he may have..." November 08

  • Bill O'Brien to Tom Savage: 'Let it rip'

    Houston Chronicle "Coach Bill O'Brien made it clear Wednesday about how he wants quarterback Tom Savage to play Sunday when the Texans visit the Los Angeles Rams. "Play loose, play free (and) let it rip," O'Brien said. "Have some fun. Don't worry about anything other than making the right reads." After his..." November 08

  • Roger Goodell: NFL fans don’t come to stadiums ‘to be protested to’

    Sportress of Blogitude "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell perhaps made his strongest remarks regarding the league’s national anthem protest controversy by stating, “People come to our stadiums to be entertained and have fun, not to be protested to.” Goodell was a speaker at Bloomberg’s The Year Ahead Summit in New York..." November 08

  • NFL TV numbers decline infecting ESPN's 'Sunday NFL Countdown,' other pregame shows

    Sporting News "Sunday NFL pregame shows are known for their hearty laughter. But there has been little to guffaw about this season. The NFL's TV numbers slide has infected long-running pregame shows on ESPN, NBC Sports and CBS Sports. The hardest hit has been ESPN's "Sunday NFL Countdown" (10 a.m. to 1 p.m...." November 08

  • Bob Costas on the future of football: 'This game destroys people's brains'

    USA Today "As far as longtime sports broadcaster Bob Costas is concerned, the future of football in the United States is clear — and bleak. “The reality is that this game destroys people’s brains," he said Tuesday night. Speaking at a roundtable discussion at the University of Maryland, Costas, who..." November 08

  • Texans Worked Out WR Josh Huff

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans brought in free agent WR Josh Huff for a workout on Tuesday. Huff previously tried out for the Jets but was signed to a contract following the session. Huff, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Eagles back in 2014. He was in..." November 07

  • Deshaun Watson (ACL) to undergo surgery Wednesday

    NFL.com "Houston Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson will undergo surgery on his injured knee on Wednesday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports. Watson suffered a torn ACL during a non-contact play in practice last week. Garafolo adds the procedure will be done by Texans team doctor Walt..." November 07

  • Josh Johnson replaces Matt McGloin in Houston

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans are sticking with Tom Savage as their starting quarterback after last Sunday’s loss to the Colts, but they are making a change to the depth chart behind him. The team announced the signing of Josh Johnson on Tuesday. Matt McGloin, who was signed last week along with T.J. Yates in the..." November 07

  • Texans to activate tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz from IR

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans are about to have another target for Not Colin Kaepernick to throw the ball to. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are expected to activate tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz from injured reserve this week. Fiedorowicz was placed on IR after suffering a..." November 07

  • Texans haven’t contacted Colin Kaepernick

    Clutch Points "A few iffy reports came on Sunday, claiming that the Houston Texans were kicking the tires on bringing in quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Not only were those reports quickly refuted as an iffy PR tactic by the team, but credible reporters have since said the National Football League franchise..." November 06

  • Gary Kubiak Reportedly Would Consider Returning to NFL as OC in 2018

    Bleacher Report "Former NFL head coach Gary Kubiak would reportedly consider returning to the NFL next season as an offensive coordinator if the right opportunity presented itself, according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com. Per La Canfora's report: "The rigors of head coaching and the stress and strain..." November 06

  • Texans have discussed idea of signing Kaepernick

    Bleacher Report "With Deshaun Watson out for the rest of the 2017 season, the Houston Texans are weighing the prospect of signing Colin Kaepernick. Fox Sports' Jay Glazer reported Sunday that some inside the Texans are wondering whether Kaepernick would be a good replacement for the injured Watson. Watson..." November 05

  • Video suggests Deshaun Watson initially injured knee vs. Seahawks

    ESPN "Doctors and trainers who have reviewed the video of last Sunday's Texans-Seahawks game believe Houston quarterback Deshaun Watson initially injured his right knee in the fourth quarter and could have even torn his ACL in that game. The Texans still think Watson suffered the torn ACL on..." November 05

  • Was Deshaun Watson having the best rookie season ever?

    Houston Chronicle "Less than 24 hours after the city of Houston began celebrating the success of the Astros winning the franchise's first ever World Series, it received the most disheartening news from the Texans practice field. Rookie quarterback sensation, and reigning AFC Offensive Player of October, Deshaun..." November 05

  • Texans' running back D'Onta Foreman hopes to resume role

    Houston Chronicle "Days after Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman didn't practice because of his displeasure with owner Bob McNair's "inmates" comment, he was replaced in the lineup by Alfred Blue. Texans coach Bill O'Brien and Foreman both insisted that wasn't the reason why the third-round draft pick from..." November 04

  • Bill O’Brien: Texans will keep fighting

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans have dealt with plenty of adversity this season. The latest has come from the sudden disappearance for the rest of the season of a player who really was becoming the NFL’s equivalent of Michael Jordan. But with quarterback Deshaun Watson done for the year, coach Bill O’Brien wants..." November 04

  • Bobby Wagner, Zach Cunningham fined for hits in Seahawks/Texans game

    Pro Football Talk "Last Sunday’s game between the Seahawks and Texans stood out for the thrilling performances by each team’s starting quarterback, but there were a few big hits by defensive players over the course of the 41-38 Seattle victory. A couple of them drew fines from the league office this week...." November 03

  • Texans waive Dorian Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans signed quarterbacks T.J. Yates and Matt McGloin after losing Deshaun Watson for the season. That left them needing to clear a roster spot after placing Watson on injured reserve. Houston announced it has waived offensive guard Dorian Johnson." November 03

  • Bill O’Brien: It’s obvious our offense will change with Tom Savage

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans looked like they had perhaps the worst offense in the NFL in the first half of Week One, with Tom Savage under center. Then they benched him for Deshaun Watson, and suddenly became perhaps the best offense in the NFL. So now that Watson is out for the season and Savage is starting..." November 03

  • Tom Savage thrust into Texans' starting role after Deshaun Watson injury

    ESPN "Less than two months after Tom Savage was benched for Deshaun Watson in the Houston Texans' season-opener, the fourth-year quarterback will take the field again after Watson tore his ACL in practice on Thursday. In seven games, Watson was exceptional, throwing 19 touchdown passes, which tied..." November 03

  • NFL owners called for depositions, cellphone records in Colin Kaepernick collusion case

    ESPN "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and Houston Texans owner Bob McNair, among others, will be deposed and asked to turn over all cellphone records and emails in relation to the Colin Kaepernick collusion case against the NFL, a league source told ESPN's Adam..." November 03

  • Deshaun Watson: Journey back seems far, but I will conquer it

    Pro Football Talk "We’ve heard from a variety of players and coaches about the torn right ACL suffered by Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson during practice on Thursday and now we’ve heard from Watson as well. The Texans rookie posted a long statement on Twitter Friday sharing thoughts, hopes and promises spurred..." November 03

  • CBS boss Les Moonves: NFL player protests not affecting advertising

    Sporting News "While Papa John’s CEO John Schnatter is blaming “poor leadership” at the NFL, vis a vis player protests during the national anthem, for a decline in the company’s pizza sales, CBS Corp. CEO Leslie Moonves insists there is no evidence of advertiser erosion during broadcasts of the league’s..." November 03

  • Bob McNair hasn’t signed off on a Kaepernick workout

    Pro Football Talk "With fewer and fewer experienced veteran quarterbacks available, news of the torn ACL suffered by Texan quarterback Deshaun Watson sparked immediate speculation that the team would sign Colin Kaepernick. And so, of course, the Texans promptly signed Matt McGloin. As to a report (that has since..." November 03

  • Texans To Sign TJ Yates As Third QB

    CBS Houston "The Houston Texans are bringing back a fan favorite at the quarterback position in TJ Yates according to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. After losing rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson on Thursday to a torn ACL for the season, the Texans have decided to increase their quarterback room to three for the..." November 03

  • Deshaun Watson listed as limited in Texans practice

    Pro Football Talk "Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was named the AFC’s top offensive player and the NFL’s top offensive rookie for the month of October on Thursday, but that may not be the biggest news of the day on the Watson front. That might be the fact that he appears on the Texans injury report as a..." November 02

  • Texans Have No Plans To Work Out Colin Kaepernick

    Pro Football Rumors "Texans owner Bob McNair has not given coaches the green light to audition Colin Kaepernick, despite a report from Howard Balzer of Sports On Earth (Twitter link) indicating otherwise. Balzer now indicates that his tweet was intended to be a joke. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk has confirmed that..." November 02

  • Texans Signing QB Matt McGloin

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans are signing QB Matt McGloin to a contract following the news that QB Deshaun Watson is out for the year with a torn ACL. McGloin played for Texans HC Bill O’Brien while they were at Penn State. The Texans will, obviously, move..." November 02

  • Texans fear Deshaun Watson has torn ACL

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans fear rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a torn ACL in practice Thursday, sources informed of the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. Watson will undergo an MRI to confirm the injury next, per Rapoport. He suffered the injury on a non-contact play. If the..." November 02