Texans Rumors & News

  • DeVier Posey continues to impress during Texans’ practices with Broncos

    Houston Chronicle "Wide receiver DeVier Posey had a terrific three days of practice against the Broncos, catching everything in sight and continuing a performance that began in the OTAs. Playing in his third season, Posey took advantage of Andre Johnson’s absence in the offseason program to work with the first..." August 22

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams

    Forbes.com "Just because the auction of the Buffalo Bills is having a tough time drawing bids above $1 billion two years after the Cleveland Browns sold for $987 million, and just weeks after the National Basketball Association’s Los Angeles Clippers were sold for $2 billion, doesn’t mean the National..." August 20

  • J.J. Watt wants to remain with Texans; waiting for extension

    Houston Chronicle "J.J. Watt wants to remain with the Texans as long as possible. The 2012 NFL defensive player of the year also knows he’s in line for a major contract extension. Watt said Tuesday he hasn’t considered holding out because it would keep him off the football field. But the face of the franchise..." August 19

  • Falcons RB Antone Smith: Jadeveon Clowney is 'just a guy'

    CBSSports.com "You might've seen this quotable nugget in this week's "Sorting the Sunday Pile" but in case you missed it: Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney blew someone up in the backfield again. That someone was Antone Smith, a running back for the Falcons. It looked something like BAM. Smith, as you..." August 18

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    Brian T. Smith @ChronBrianSmith

    #Texans' O'Brien said Savage was limited throwing because emphasis was on running offense. Still has a long way to go. #NFL

  • Texans bounce back in a major way with big win over Falcons

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans responded from disastrous start to coach Bill O’Brien’s first preseason in resounding fashion Saturday night, pounding the Atlanta Falcons 32-7 Saturday night to secure their first victory of any kind in 335 days. Most significantly, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick recovered from his..." August 17

  • Texans’ kicking battle remains wide open, O’Brien says

    Houston Chronicle "Randy Bullock vs. Chris Boswell was one of the most interesting position battles when training camp began for the Texans. The competition to be named the team’s Week 1 placekicker remains wide open heading into Saturday’s preseason game against Atlanta." August 15

  • Arian Foster continues to strive to be a good teammate, ignore local media

    CBSSports.com "Consistency has been a hallmark of Arian Foster, professional running back. And the same holds true when it comes to his relationship with the local media. In late July, shortly after the start of training camp, the Texans running back met with reporters and pretty much answered every question..." August 15

  • How the Brian Hoyer, Andre Johnson trade rumor got started

    SB Nation "How did a rumor of the Browns trading Brian Hoyer to the Texans for Andre Johnson fool the Internet for a few hours on Wednesday afternoon? It always comes back to Rex Grossman. Did you hear? Did you hear? The Houston Texans LOVE Brian Hoyer. They love him so much they're going to trade Andre..." August 14

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    Dave Zangaro @DZangaro

    Andre Johnson in pads, ready to practice today. #Texans

  • Who should you draft with the No. 1 pick in fantasy football?

    USA Today "LeSean McCoy is in the best position to succeed Tim Heaney, senior fantasy writer: Why blindly pick last year’s top running back at No. 1? Jamaal Charles is a first-rounder, but 12 rushing scores and 70 receptions are hard to repeat, even with Andy Reid running things. After his monumental..." August 13

  • Brian Cushing looking to prove himself

    ESPN.com "His return to the field Wednesday was huge, though perhaps to everyone except Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing himself. Cushing called it a small step. He still sees a task ahead. And he thinks he has something to prove about what he can do. Twice Cushing mentioned the idea. Once, he..." August 13

  • Texans dump Andre Brown

    Pro Football Talk "The handwriting was on the wall when he didn’t play on Saturday night. It’s now been reduced to a pink slip. Per a league source, the Texans have dumped running back Andre Brown. A fourth-round pick of the Giants in 2009, he has bounced around the league, with four different teams in 2010..." August 11

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Texans worked out 3 RBs today: Ronnie Brown, Brian Leonard and William Powell.

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    Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

    O'Brien said the RB plan was Grimes, then Blue, then Dennis Johnson. No time left for Andre Brown with so few offensive plays. #Texans

  • Vikings hire Joe Marciano to help with special teams

    Pro Football Talk "Vikings special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer will miss the first three, possibly two, games of the season, due to the outcome of the Chris Kluwe investigation. During his absence, the Vikings will rely on veteran special-teams coordinator Joe Marciano. Via Chris Tomasson of the St. Paul..." August 10

  • Arizona Cardinals rout Houston Texans to open preseason

    Arizona Republic "The results of NFL preseason games become little more than footnotes in the back of media guides, but it's better to look good than the alternative. And the Cardinals looked sharp Saturday, beating the Texans 32-0 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale. Despite missing two of its top..." August 10

  • Houston native hopes to make a strong impression on Texans’ coaches

    Houston Chronicle "North Shore High School is separated from NRG Stadium by just 20 miles. Nearly 1,200 miles separate the Texans’ home base from University of Phoenix Stadium, where J.J. Watt and company will kick off their 2014 preseason at 7:30 p.m. Saturday against the Arizona Cardinals. Houston-born Tim..." August 09

  • McNair: Johnny Manziel wasn't a fit

    ESPN.com "Texans owner Bob McNair knew what he would get if his team had drafted Johnny Manziel. "I knew with Manziel it would be a frenzy," McNair told ESPN.com. "And probably even if he didn't succeed at being an outstanding NFL quarterback for a couple years, the fans would have been..." August 09

  • Cardinals cut Trevardo Williams

    Pro Football Talk "Trevardo Williams lasted less than a week in Arizona. Williams, the linebacker chosen by the Texans in the fourth round of last year’s draft, was waived by the Texans a week ago and picked up by the Cardinals. And now the Cardinals have cut Williams as well." August 08

  • Texans owner Bob McNair announces he's cancer-free

    CBSSports.com "Texans owner Bob McNair never announced he was fighting cancer. He gave an assumed name at his treatment center, and he was given a key to the back door so he could slip in unsuspectingly. He didn't want anyone to know. But this week, he made his first public announcement about it, and it was a..." August 08

  • O’Brien grateful for ‘fantastic owner’ in McNair

    Houston Chronicle "O’Brien addressed the story in this morning’s Chronicle detailing the battle against cancer that Texans owner Bob McNair has been waging in private over the last several months. Anything between myself and Mr. McNair regarding when I found about it will stay between (us),” he said, “but I know..." August 08

  • Bob McNair: We’ll do J.J. Watt deal early if it makes sense

    ESPN.com "Texans end J.J. Watt established himself as one of the premier defensive players in the NFL during his first three seasons in the league. His next contract certainly will reflect that. What's less certain is when that contract will come. If the Texans can't reach a new deal before Watt's..." August 08

  • When will NFL consider marijuana reform?

    USA Today "The NFL has not yet ruled on what’s next for Cleveland’s Josh Gordon, but the Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Mary Kay Cabot is reporting the Browns are bracing for the star wide receiver to be out eight games. Gordon appealed his positive drug test earlier this week. His appeal is based on the..." August 08

  • Clowney will play; Foster, Johnson won't

    CSN Houston "The Texans are unleashing Jadeveon Clowney on the NFL on Saturday night. The No. 1 overall pick, who has missed the last few days of practice, was back on the field Thursday and said he’ll play in the team’s first preseason game against the Cardinals in Arizona. “Oh yeah, I’ll be playing,”..." August 07

  • Texans owner McNair healthy after 10-month cancer battle

    Houston Chronicle "After a 10-month ordeal in which he battled two forms of cancer under an assumed name at the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has been given a clean bill of health by the team of doctors that treated him. McNair's remarkable recovery has included ground-breaking..." August 07

  • Kaplan’s instincts get Quessenberry on path to recovery

    Houston Chronicle "Texans head trainer Geoff Kaplan does not want any credit for helping save the life of offensive lineman David Quessenberry during OTAs in June. Quessenberry reiterated on Tuesday what he said last week – that he could have died on the practice field if not for the quick thinking of..." August 06

  • Arian Foster considered retirement after last season’s back injury

    Pro Football Talk "When Texans running back Arian Foster met the media last week, he didn’t have anything to say other than that he’s trying to be the best teammate that he can be. Foster was more expansive in an interview with Hannah Storm of ESPN, however. Foster discussed the back injury that sent him to..." August 05

  • Botched snaps by Fitzpatrick, Myers “not troubling” to O’Brien

    Houston Chronicle "Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and center Chris Myers had a couple of snap exchange fumbles during Sunday morning’s practice. Head coach Bill O’Brien has taken notice, although he didn’t seem overly concerned at this point in camp." August 04

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    Dave Zangaro @DZangaro

    Waiting for Bill O'Brien. Andre Johnson, Arian Foster, Clowney, JJoe among those who didn't practice.

  • DeAndre Hopkins standing out during Texans’ training camp

    Houston Chronicle "While Andre Johnson remains on the sideline, second-year wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is leaping forward — and upward — during the Texans’ training camp. Hopkins hauled in several impressive catches Saturday, building on his impressive early work during camp. The 6-foot-1, 207-pound Hopkins..." August 03

  • Texans rookie DT Louis Nix still recovering from knee surgery

    CBSSports.com "When the Texans drafted Notre Dame defensive tackle Louis Nix in the third round, the move was praised by CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco, who called the decision "a great pick" and wrote "can you imagine him choking off the run with J.J. Watt?" But he hasn't been practicing because he's on the..." August 03

  • Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney exits practice; being kept on ‘pitch count’

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie Jadeveon Clowney exited practice Saturday, dealing with what appeared to be a right leg injury. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft was active from 8 a.m. until about 10, when he moved toward the trainer’s table. Clowney lifted his right leg several times and ice was..." August 03

  • Texans stand behind Quessenberry; hope to raise $100,000 for lymphoma

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans’ offensive linemen had already shown its solidarity with David Quessenberry by dedicating the season to the second-year tackle as he battles lymphoma. But Saturday morning the entire organization got in line behind the linemen in support of a young man who had viable aspirations to be a..." August 02

  • Texans’ Louis Nix underwent arthroscopic knee surgery before camp

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie nose tackle Louis Nix III is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery. Coach Bill O’Brien revealed Saturday that Nix underwent surgery before training camp, which had not been previously announced." August 02

  • Texans cut another 2013 draft pick

    Pro Football Talk "The Houston Texans have now released three of their first five picks in the 2013 NFL draft, with all three players getting cut before ever playing a down for the team. Today the Texans cut Trevardo Williams, a linebacker chosen in the fourth round of last year’s draft. Williams spent the 2013..." August 01

  • Foster, Johnson miss practice again

    ESPN.com "Arian Foster returned for one padded practice on Wednesday. The Houston Texans had Thursday off and now he's back to watching from the sideline. "You know, he’s doing OK," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "It’s kind of a day-to-day thing. It’s nothing serious. I would assume, guess you can’t..." August 01

  • Texans’ Grimes, Williams added to active roster

    Houston Chronicle "Texans running back Jonathan Grimes and linebacker Trevardo Williams passed their physicals and were added to the active roster Thursday. Grimes has played in 13 career games for three teams. The 5-foot-10, 209-pounder is competing for a backup spot." August 01

  • Texans add a pair, including former Panthers fourth-rounder

    Pro Football Talk "As training camps drag into their second week, teams find themselves needing cover at certain positions. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans signed wide receiver Joe Adams and offensive tackle Brice Schwab." August 01

  • Bill O’Brien on Arian Foster’s injury: ‘It’s nothing serious’

    Houston Chronicle "Running back Arian Foster, who’s presumably dealing with a strained hamstring – neither he nor the team has yet confirmed that’s his injury – returned to a spectating role Friday after having participated in a full practice Wednesday. He’d already missed two workouts and part of a third earlier..." August 01

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Arian Foster with the Texans running backs preparing to go thru practice this morning. Arian had missed a couple days pic.twitter.com/fX1kVrdOp7

  • Bill O’Brien says Texans need a healthy Arian Foster to succeed in 2014

    Houston Chronicle "First-year coach Bill O’Brien isn’t going to tip his hand about anything Texans-related. But O’Brien willingly acknowledged Wednesday how important Arian Foster is to the team’s success in 2014. The star running back resumed action after missing two practices due to injury. O’Brien..." July 30

  • O’Brien refuses to single out players for good or bad execution

    Houston Chronicle "Bill O’Brien declined to single out any individual players for their effort or execution today, explaining: “We’re working hard as a team. Everyone’s working hard as a team to learn the system and execute it. We’re trying to hold ourselves accountable to each other, the coaching staff and the..." July 28

  • No practice for Arian Foster on Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans played much of last season without running back Arian Foster because of a back injury, making life more difficult for their offense and creating some worry when Foster had to leave Sunday’s practice early. The good news is that the reason for his departure, which came with the..." July 28

  • Texans offensive line dedicates season to Quessenberry

    Pro Football Talk "As Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry prepares to endure his third round of chemotherapy, his teammates have found a way to honor him. “Absolutely, we have dedicated this season to him as a line,” left tackle Duane Brown told FOX 26 and the Houston Chronicle. “He’s in the ultimate..." July 27

  • Texans sign a pair of linebackers

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans added some veteran depth at linebacker on Saturday. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Quentin Groves and Lawrence Sidbury both signed with the team after working out for them at training camp. The moves shore up a thin group at outside linebacker. Groves, who also..." July 27

  • Andre Johnson: O'Brien plans to 'move me around a lot'

    NFL.com "Earlier this offseason, Texans running back Arian Foster said Andre Johnson "is Houston." Fans turned the statement into sound Saturday when they loudly rejoiced after a simple screen pass went to the veteran receiver at the Texans' first training camp practice. After skipping previous..." July 26

  • J.J. Watt vows Texans will continue to improve

    Houston Chronicle "J.J. Watt will concede straight away that starting fresh with new coaches and a smattering of new players – including the NFL’s top overall draft pick in linebacker Jadaveon Clowney – after last fall’s 2-14 meltdown has been an energizing experience. But it’s at your peril that you suggest to..." July 26

  • Jadeveon Clowney back in action as Texans open camp

    Houston Chronicle "Jadeveon Clowney said he would try to be ready for the opening of the Texans’ training camp. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft met his initial goal. Clowney was in uniform and participating with the team at 8 a.m. Saturday, when the Texans kicked off their 2014 camp at the team’s..." July 26

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Andre Johnson reported to Texans this morning.

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