Texans Rumors & News

  • Texans still well-stocked at inside linebacker without Brian Cushing

    Houston Chronicle "When the Texans officially cut veteran linebacker Brian Cushing on Tuesday, they did so with the knowledge that they're unusually well-stocked at inside linebacker. It wasn't only a financial decision, saving $7.64 million in salary-cap space by shedding a former Pro Bowl defender who served a..." February 21

  • 15 NFL players who could be cut before free agency

    Larry Brown Sports "The official start to the new league year is less than a month away, which means all 32 NFL teams are gearing up for their annual free agency frenzy. In preparation for said frenzy, each team is currently deep in evaluation mode, looking not just at the crop of impending free agents, but also..." February 21

  • Texans Officially Release LB Brian Cushing, Free Up $7.64M Of Cap Room

    NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Schefter reports that the Texans have officially released LB Brian Cushing on Tuesday. John McClain first reported that Houston had informed Cushing that he’ll be released sometime before the league year begins March 14. Cushing had come as a potential cap casualty in recent years, so..." February 20

  • Brian Cushing apologizes for not bringing Super Bowl to Houston

    247 Sports "Brian Cushing's time with the Houston Texans may now be in the past, but he has high hopes for the franchise's future. The veteran linebacker was released by the Texans on Monday after nine years with the team, but had a message for fans before he sets out on the next stage of his professional..." February 20

  • Cal McNair on Brian Cushing: He will always be part of the Texans family

    Pro Football Talk "Releasing Brian Cushing wasn’t much of a decision for the Texans. The emergence of second-year linebackers Zach Cunningham and Dylan Cole made Cushing expendable, saving Houston $7.64 million against the salary cap. But that doesn’t mean it didn’t hurt the Texans to do what they did..." February 20

  • Brian Cushing announces NFL retirement on Instagram

    Yardbarker "After being informed he would be released by the Houston Texans, linebacker Brian Cushing has announced his retirement from the NFL. The former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year made the announcement on his Instagram account and included a lengthy, heartfelt caption. Cushing was selected No...." February 20

  • Fox is reportedly pushing for a stronger TNF schedule, might move some Sunday matchups to Thursday

    Awful Announcing "Whether Fox’s move to acquire rights to Thursday Night Football for the next five years at an estimated rate of $550 million per year is a good one or not may have a whole lot to do with how good the schedule is. TNF has taken a lot of criticism over the past few years for a weaker schedule than..." February 20

  • NFL Rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 20

  • Texans to release LB Brian Cushing

    247 Sports "The Houston Texans have told veteran linebacker Brian Cushing that they will release him before the new league year begins on March 14th, according to a report by John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Cushing, who was drafted by the Texans in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft, has been..." February 19

  • Five Texans players to watch in 2018

    Houston Chronicle "New general manager Brian Gaine and coach Bill O'Brien have weaknesses to fill in the offseason, beginning with the offensive line and secondary, but the Texans do have a lot of talent on their roster. Players don't report for the offseason program until April 2, but it's never too early to..." February 17

  • JJ Watt to get doctorate from Baylor College of Medicine

    Houston Chronicle "J.J. Watt, already Sports Illustrated's co-Sportsman of the Year and the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year, is about to add a scholarly salute: a Baylor College of Medicine honorary doctorate. The elite Houston medical school announced Thursday it will give Watt a Doctor of Humanities in..." February 16

  • Texans Waive G Erik Austell With Non-Football Injury Designation

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Houston Texans officially waived G Erik Austell with a non-football injury designation on Wednesday. Austell, 24, wound up going undrafted out of Charleston Southern last year but was a priority rookie signing for the Broncos. He actually converted to offensive line after his redshirt..." February 15

  • Duane Brown felt 'disrespected' by Houston Texans

    NFL.com "Duane Brown sat out all last offseason, and skipped six games, hoping to get a new contract from the Houston Texans. It never materialized, the situation turned sour, and the team traded him to Seattle in October. Joining the "Now What?" podcast with former teammate Arian Foster, Brown detailed..." February 15

  • NFL free agency rumors: Who will get cut in 2018 among former Pro Bowl players?

    Sporting News "Plenty of talented veterans will be available in the current 2018 NFL free agency pool. But those players will soon get some big-time company on the open market from notable names cut by their teams to help save money under the salary cap. For some teams, cutting a former Pro Bowler or two make..." February 14

  • NFL Rumors: Who will be most active teams in NFL Free Agency?

    Fanrag Sports "We’re roughly one month from the NFL‘s annual free-agent shopping spree, when — despite general managers’ best efforts to build rosters primarily through the draft — executives often cannot resist the temptation of landing splashy free agents. With Kirk Cousins, Ziggy Ansah, Le’Veon Bell and..." February 13

  • Texans Host David Amerson On Visit

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent cornerback David Amerson is visiting the Texans on Monday, a source tells Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (on Twitter). It’s the start of a busy week for the former Raider as he has three more trips scheduled. There aren’t many quality free agents available in February, but the Raiders gave..." February 12

  • NFL Rumors: Houston Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz mulls retirement

    Northwest Herald "C.J. Fiedorowicz spent Friday night smiling a lot, posing for pictures with youngsters around Johnsburg’s gymnasium and signing autographs. Fiedorowicz, 26, was part of the first class inducted into the Johnsburg High School Athletic Hall of Fame, along with his sister, Paige. The rest of his..." February 12

  • DeAndre Hopkins wants to see Jimmy Graham in a Texans uniform

    Pro Football Talk "Jimmy Graham is about to become a free agent, and DeAndre Hopkins has an idea for where he should go. Hopkins posted a picture on Twitter of Graham Photoshopped into a Texans uniform, and tagged Graham in the tweet. Graham hasn’t replied to that tweet, but the move could make sense" February 12

  • Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins Praises Titans Coach Mike Vrabel

    Titansonline.com "Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins has spent the past five seasons terrorizing NFL defenses, including his own in practices. During that time, he developed a great deal of respect for Mike Vrabel, who spent four seasons in Houston before being hired as head coach of the Tennessee Titans last..." February 10

  • DeAndre Hopkins sends not-so-subtle message recruiting Jimmy Graham to Texans

    Sportsnaut "DeAndre Hopkins made it clear with one picture on Saturday that he wants to see Jimmy Graham wearing a Houston Texans uniform in 2018. Graham is going to be a free agent when the new league year opens up in March. He’s still one of the most dangerous red-zone weapons in the NFL and would..." February 10

  • Texans RB D'Onta Foreman's case dismissed after plea agreement

    Houston Chronicle "Texans running back D'Onta Foreman has reached a favorable resolution on marijuana and gun charges stemming from his arrest in July in Austin, according to his Houston-based attorney Chip Lewis. The former University of Texas star pleaded no contest to a single misdemeanor count, a charge of..." February 10

  • Texans' DeAndre Hopkins is recruiting Patriots' Malcolm Butler via social media

    CBS Sports "Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler is scheduled to become a free agent this offseason, and given how the Super Bowl played out (Butler was shockingly benched just before kickoff and the Patriots still haven't explained why), he's not expected to return to New England. Now, Texans wide receiver..." February 09

  • Texans hire D’Anton Lynn as assistant DBs coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans have hired D’Anton Lynn as assistant defensive backs coach, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Lynn will work with Anthony Midget, who the Texans promoted from assistant defensive backs coach after they fired John Butler. Lynn is the son of Chargers coach Anthony Lynn. " February 07

  • DeAndre Hopkins already recruiting Malcolm Butler to Texans

    Larry Brown Sports "Malcolm Butler is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month, and it would be a shock if the cornerback returned to the Patriots after he was inexplicably benched in Super Bowl LII. Less than 24 hours after New England lost that game, one star wide receiver was already recruiting..." February 05

  • Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson wins Greatness on the Road Award

    Houston Chronicle "Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was announced as the winner of Courtyard's Greatness on the Road Award on Saturday at the NFL Honors in Minneapolis. The award is given annually to a player who delivers a dominant performance on the road during the course of the season. Watson won the award..." February 04

  • Texans denied Broncos permission to interview Wes Welker

    Larry Brown Sports "The Denver Broncos were apparently blocked from attempting to hire one of their former players recently. Mike Klis of KUSA 9News reported on Saturday that the Houston Texans denied the Broncos permission to interview the retired five-time Pro Bowler to be their wide receivers coach. Welker is..." February 04

  • J.J. Watt wins Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts

    USA Today "Even in a season in which he played just fives games, J.J. Watt left an indelible mark on the NFL. The Houston Texans defensive end was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year on Saturday for his fundraising efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. Watt raised more than $37 million..." February 04

  • Texans sued over response to 2016 sexual harassment complaint

    SI "The Houston Texans acknowledged Friday that they are the subject of a lawsuit filed earlier that day, which claims the team "failed to properly investigate and respond to a sexual harassment complaint filed by a former employee in November 2016." The Texans posted their response on Twitter,..." February 03

  • J.J. Watt can’t wait for next season

    Houston Chronicle "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is favored to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award on Saturday night at the NFL Honors Show at the University of Minnesota. Watt and the other finalists, Carolina tight end Greg Olsen and Baltimore tight end Benjamin Watson, joined commissioner Roger..." February 02

  • NFLPA: More concussion evaluations says we’re smarter about delivering care

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced last month that players were diagnosed with 281 concussions in 2017, which represented a new high since the league started tracking total concussions six years ago and was a number that NFL Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills called a “disappointment.” During a press conference..." February 02

  • Report: Fox paying $550 million a year for Thursdays

    Pro Football Talk "Here’s why Thursday Night Football isn’t going anywhere, anytime soon. According to John Ourand of Sports Business Daily, the winning bid submitted by Fox for the NFL’s Thursday Night Football package is worth $550 million a year. He also reports that the top Fox broadcast team of Joe Buck and..." January 31

  • The NFL Lost $30 Million In Ad Revenue Thanks To Plummeting TV Ratings in 2017

    Total Pro Sports "It has been an ongoing issue for two seasons now with the NFL losing viewers for various reasons. While many pointed to Colin Kaepernick and his stance to kneel during the National Anthem which caused hundreds of other players to follow suit, you’d also have to count in the fact that many people..." January 31

  • Fox reportedly near deal to win broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football

    Awful Announcing "Scott Soshnick and Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg report that Fox is close to a deal for the broadcast rights to Thursday Night Football. Fox’s Thursday Night Football bid is reportedly higher than the $45 million per game price ($450 million over 10 games) that CBS and NBC combined to pay last..." January 31

  • Roger Goodell: NFL is prepared for legalized gambling

    Sportsnaut "The NBA might very well be fully supportive of legalized sports gambling around the United States, but that doesn’t mean the NFL will fall in line. The league has consistently opposed any expansion of legalized sports gambling, something that’s not going to change any time soon. But NFL..." January 30

  • Roger Goodell 'concerned' about NFL catch rule

    NFL.com "The confounding catch rule is the bane of many football fans' existence. Count NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as one of those perturbed viewers fixated on simplifying and clarifying the rule this offseason. "I'm not just somewhat concerned. I am concerned," Goodell told FOX Sports' Colin..." January 29

  • How much do Super Bowl commercials cost in 2018?

    Sporting News "Super Bowl 52, also known as Super Bowl LII, is set for Sunday, Feb. 4, at U.S. Bank Stadium, home of the Minnesota Vikings since the 2016 season. The game will be the first Super Bowl hosted by Minnesota since Super Bowl XXVI on Jan. 26, 1992. This year it's the Eagles vs. the Patriots, but..." January 29

  • NFL Pro Bowl ratings up 28% from last year

    247 Sports "The NFL's decision to move the Pro Bowl to an afternoon slot paid dividends when it comes to the game's ratings. A considerable amount of people tuned into watch this year's Pro Bowl than in 2017, as the league decided to kickoff their all-start game this past Sunday at 3:00 p.m. The Pro Bowl..." January 29

  • Which quarterbacks will be released or traded?

    Sporting News "Free agency and quarterbacks normally are not words used together, but this year could be different, as a few passers should make their way to the open market. Here we look at some of the top quarterback free agents and players who could be released or traded in 2018. Kirk Cousins,..." January 29

  • Pat O’Hara, Shane Bowen joining Mike Vrabel in Tennessee

    Pro Football Talk "Texans assistants Pat O’Hara and Shane Bowen will join Mike Vrabel in Tennessee, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Titans hired O’Hara as quarterbacks coach, and Bowen will coach the outside linebackers." January 27

  • Texans players excited about Romeo Crennel's return to defensive coordinator

    Houston Chronicle "For nearly five decades, Romeo Anthony Crennel has haunted film rooms and dismantled offenses with his intricate strategies and schemes. After spending this past season in a different role as the Texans' assistant head coach-defense, the 70-year-old is returning to his roots as a defensive..." January 27

  • Texans will hire John Pagano as linebackers coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans are hiring John Pagano as a linebackers coach, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. Bobby King will continue to coach the team’s inside linebackers. Pagano became the Raiders’ defensive coordinator after Oakland fired Ken Norton Jr. in November." January 26

  • NFL ratings decline leads to an increase in makegoods, $300 million drop in ad revenue

    Awful Announcing "Whatever the reasons behind the NFL’s decline in ratings, and they’re likely myriad, it was always going to be tough for that big of a drop to not impact the bottom line. According to AdWeek, that’s exactly what happened: It didn’t happen until the final month of the regular season, but the..." January 26

  • XFL 2.0: Vince McMahon’s company teases “major sports announcement”

    Pro Football Talk "Vince McMahon’s plans to give the XFL a second try appear closer than ever, with a “major sports announcement” set for today. Alpha Entertainment, the sports business McMahon funded by selling $100 million of WWE stock, today said it will have a major announcement at 3 p.m. Eastern. That..." January 25

  • Report: NFL could keep teams in locker room for anthem in 2018

    247 Sports "Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett and his teammates may have to find a different way to protest racial inequality in 2018. According to ESPN's Jim Trotter, the NFL plans to keep all players in the locker room during the playing of the national anthem next season, which would the..." January 24

  • Agent: Jadeveon Clowney wants extension

    Pro Football Talk "Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney entered the league as the first overall pick in the draft four years ago. As he enters the option year of his rookie deal, he wants his second contract. “He and I have been talking about it,” agent Bus Cook told Mark Berman of FOX26 in Houston. “He would like..." January 23

  • Texans hire 3 assistant coaches

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O'Brien hired three assistant coaches Friday. Danny Barrett was hired as running backs coach to replace Charles London. He was Miami's running backs coach the last two years. Tracy Smith was hired as assistant special teams coach under Brad Seely, who was hired this week...." January 21

  • Greg Olsen, Benjamin Watson, J.J. Watt named Man of the Year finalists

    NFL.com "Houston Texans linebacker J.J. Watt, Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and Baltimore Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson were named finalists Sunday for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award presented by Nationwide. "Greg, Benjamin and J.J. have changed countless lives with their..." January 21

  • Mike Vrabel agrees to become head coach of Titans

    ESPN "The Tennessee Titans have hired Mike Vrabel as the 19th head coach in franchise history, the team announced Saturday. Vrabel, 42, will replace Mike Mularkey, who was fired Monday. A 14-year NFL veteran and three-time Super Bowl champion, Vrabel spent the past four seasons coaching the..." January 20

  • Romeo Crennel to take back role as Texans' DC

    Scout "With the exit of Mike Vrabel to the Tennessee Titans, Bill O’Brien has announced that assistant head coach Romeo Crennel will be moved back defensive coordinator for the 2018 season. Crennel will take back the defensive unit after not calling the defense in 2017 due to Vrabel taking over the..." January 20

  • Mike Vrabel has 'inside track' to become next Titans HC

    Yardbarker "The Tennessee Titans are looking for a new head coach following the shocking news that Mike Mularkey was fired on Monday, and Mike Vrabel appears to be an early favorite to land the vacant position. According to Jason Wolf of The Tennessean, Vrabel has “the early inside track” to land the..." January 20

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