Texans Rumors & News

  • NFL concussion settlement takes nasty turn

    ESPN "The $1 billion NFL concussion settlement -- nearly six years in the making yet still to deliver a penny to former players and their families for brain injuries stemming from football -- is revealing the underbelly of the legal system to former players and their families. As they finally close..." March 29

  • Bill O’Brien: We’ve discussed Colin Kaepernick, he’s a good football player

    Pro Football Talk "Texans coach Bill O’Brien said this week that he’s excited to work with quarterback Tom Savage this season, although owner Bob McNair admitted what many assumed when he said that the team would be looking to add a quarterback to the roster following the trade of Brock Osweiler. Many believe the..." March 29

  • NFL: Concussions dropped by around 10 percent

    Fanrag Sports "According to the NFL, concussions dropped in 2016, falling by around 10 percent. That would make it appear that the strict concussion protocol has been working. Since the lawsuit, the NFL has been working to cut back on concussions. They originally rose with the new protocol, but the NFL..." March 28

  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien tunes out Tony Romo speculation

    USA Today "Bill O'Brien came to the AFC coaches breakfast on Tuesday with a stock response when the questions about Tony Romo arrived. "I've had no conversations with the Cowboys," the Houston Texans coach said. For weeks, speculation has pegged Houston as the likely landing spot for Romo. But the..." March 28

  • 2017 NFL schedule: League reportedly hoping to unveil full schedule in late April

    CBS Sports "The release of the NFL schedule has become much more than an announcement with a long list of football games to be played in the future. It’s become a full-blown spectacle, with a three- or four-hour television program planned around it on multiple networks. This despite everyone already knowing..." March 28

  • Leaping block attempts on field goals, extra points expected to be banned

    ESPN "NFL owners are expected to pass a rule on Tuesday that will prohibit players from leaping over linemen to try to block field goal and extra-point attempts, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sources said the league feels the play is too dangerous and a player could get flipped over and..." March 28

  • NFL Owners Approve Raiders' Relocation Proposal

    NBC New York "NFL owners have given the Oakland Raiders the green light to continue with their current home in the East Bay in favor of Las Vegas. Stay tuned for updates. Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years. NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as..." March 28

  • The NFL has an odd rule about refs visiting Las Vegas during the regular season

    CBS Sports "If the Raiders want to have an officiating crew at the first game they play in Las Vegas, then the NFL is going to have change one of its weirdest rules, which you probably didn’t even know about: NFL refs aren’t allowed to visit Sin City during the season. Under current league policy, every..." March 27

  • NFL owners to rake in absurd money in Rams, Chargers and Raiders relocation fees

    Sportsnaut "NFL owners are in Phoenix, Arizona for the Annual League Meeting, and they’re expected to approve a proposal that would send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas. Now we have at least one idea about why there is so much overwhelming support for the proposed move, as it means more money in the..." March 27

  • Hue: Osweiler to be treated as Browns QB until he's not

    NFL.com "It's nearly April and to the surprise of some, Brock Osweiler is still a Brown. The former Texans quarterback, acquired by Cleveland in a surprising trade on the first day of free agency, is in limbo regarding his role with the 2017 Browns, but coach Hue Jackson is preparing for the upcoming..." March 26

  • Houston Texans Haven’t Visited With Any Free Agents

    CBS Houston "The Houston Texans have been extremely quiet during NFL Free Agency. So quiet in fact, they actually have not even had any potential free agents visit with the team SportsRadio 610 has learned. The Texans remain the only team in the NFL that has yet to sign any free agent that was not on their..." March 25

  • Texans still need help on offensive line, safety

    Houston Chronicle "Besides ridding themselves of an unwanted, ineffective and expensive quarterback in Brock Osweiler, the Texans haven't been entirely inactive this offseason. They retained three key players from last season: tight end Ryan Griffin (three years, $9 million, punter Shane Lechler (one year, $2..." March 23

  • ESPN formally announces Suzy Kolber, Samantha Ponder, Trey Wingo to head NFL studio shows

    Awful Announcing "Three weeks ago, Jim Miller reported that ESPN would replace Chris Berman with a trio of studio hosts: Trey Wingo, Suzy Kolber and Samantha Ponder. On Thursday, ESPN finally confirmed the news, announcing that Kolber will host Monday Night Countdown, Ponder will lead Sunday NFL Countdown and Wingo..." March 23

  • A.J. Bouye is excited about teaming up with Jalen Ramsey in the Jaguars secondary

    First Coast News "The Jaguars went all in on new starting cornerback A.J. Bouye in free agency. Now the fifth-year player is hoping to do his part for his new club. Bouye has been watching game footage from last season, trying to get a feel for the Jaguars' scheme under defensive coordinator Todd Wash. While..." March 21

  • Michael Irvin: Texans won’t take over Texas if they land Tony Romo

    Sportsnaut "Even if the Texans land Tony Romo in a trade, the Cowboys will always own the state of Texas. At least that’s the opinion of Michael Irvin. Irvin was on The Dan Patrick Show and expressed confusion as to why Houston had not been more aggressive in its pursuit of Romo. That led to Patrick asking..." March 21

  • Even if Texans acquire Tony Romo, there's a need to draft QB

    ESPN "Even if the Houston Texans are able to acquire Tony Romo this offseason, they likely will draft a quarterback as well. The Texans have quite a few needs in April’s NFL draft, especially after losing three defensive starters during free agency, but finding their future starting quarterback is..." March 21

  • Here's the one sneaky, Texas-based reason why Jerry Jones won't let Tony Romo go yet

    CBS Sports "The Dallas Cowboys sure are taking their sweet time making a decision on Tony Romo. Everyone was led to believe they informed him he would be released just a few days ahead of free agency, only later the Cowboys made a big push to try and trade Romo before free agency kicked off. One problem:..." March 20

  • Steelers, Texans, Chargers together in free agent inactivity

    ESPN "With most of the Top 150 free agents under contract and NFL rosters coming into focus, at least three teams must really, really like the way they draft. Despite a ballooning salary cap, the Pittsburgh Steelers, Los Angeles Chargers and Houston Texans are the only three teams to sign one..." March 20

  • Saints were among teams to express interest in A.J. Bouye before start of free agency

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Saints are serious about bolstering the pass defense. New Orleans is currently in pursuit of New England Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler, a restricted free agent, but what happened behind the scenes early in free agency offers the proof. The Saints were among teams to..." March 19

  • DeAndre Hopkins opens up about experience with domestic violence

    HoustonTexans.com "DeAndre Hopkins usually lets his big plays on the football field do all the talking for him. Last week, the Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver opened up about a personal experience in a way he has never done before. Standing before a large assembly of students at Wisdom High School, Hopkins spoke..." March 18

  • Does Jerry Jones want to keep Tony Romo from playing in Houston?

    Pro Football Talk "As far as the NFL’s alignment of franchises is concerned, the Cowboys and Texans aren’t rivals. As far as the people living in Dallas and Houston are concerned, they are. And that reality could be one of the reasons for the decision of Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to slam the brakes on the plan to..." March 18

  • Slim pickings remain in free agency

    Pro Football Talk "There aren’t many big moves left to make in free agency. Sure, there’s still the question of whether our No. 1 free agent, Le’Veon Bell, will sign a long-term deal in Pittsburgh or play this season on the franchise tag. And there are big names out there like Adrian Peterson, Jamaal Charles and..." March 18

  • Texans, J.J. Watt cheering up Kingwood child with spinal cord injury

    Houston Chronicle "The Houston Texans and J.J. Watt are doing their best to cheer up a Kingwood seventh-grader, who was seriously injured when he was hit by a car while riding his bike last month. Twelve-year-old Seth Haynes had his spinal cord severed and broke his pelvis. Doctors have told the family that Seth..." March 17

  • David Carr: Brock Osweiler deserved more time to prove himself as the Texans' QB

    CBS Sports "It’s been 15 years since the Houston Texans took David Carr first overall. He was the first draft pick in franchise history, and the hope was that he would be the franchise quarterback to lead the organization from expansion team to perennial playoff contender. Instead, Carr lasted five years..." March 16

  • Are the Broncos, Texans smart to avoid Tony Romo trade?

    The Sports Daily "The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans don’t seem big on the idea of a trade for Tony Romo. Which is the right way to go about the situation. According to MMQB’s Peter King, both franchises have set a limit to their pursuit of the Dallas Cowboys’ veteran quarterback: I’ve talked to..." March 15

  • Brock Osweiler perfect for Jets if they’re honest with themselves

    New York Post "The Jets’ search for a quarterback has taken on the feel of a season of “The Bachelor.” Will they choose Jay Cutler for a one-on-one date? Will Josh McCown get a rose? Is Chase Daniel a new, surprise contestant? And like those on “The Bachelor,” each contestant for the Jets starting quarterback..." March 14

  • Texans Interested In Malcolm Butler, Offering Second-Round Pick

    CSN New England "The Saints aren't the only ones interested in landing Malcolm Butler, it seems. According to Yahoo's Eric Edholm, the Texans would be OK with sending a second-round pick to the Patriots in return for the 27-year-old corner. Of course, as we explained in this post breaking down the..." March 14

  • Broncos and Texans have reportedly drawn 'line in the sand' on a Tony Romo trade

    CBS Sports "Free agency for Tony Romo rumors was like a wild rollercoaster. One minute we were sure that Romo would be released , the next minute Romo was about to be traded and now there’s this bizarre, calm limbo occurring where Romo, even with a video thanking Cowboys fans posted on Instagram , is still on..." March 13

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien on Osweiler: 'We wish Brock the best, but we're moving on'

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Sunday that he wishes Brock Osweiler well but had nothing else to say about his former quarterback. "I think (general manager) Rick Smith's statement said it all," O'Brien said before the Special Olympics banquet. "We wish Brock the best, but we're moving..." March 13

  • Kurt Warner tells Brock Osweiler: If released, 'find the best situation for you'

    ESPN "In his first public appearance since getting traded to the Cleveland Browns from the Houston Texans for salary-cap space, Brock Osweiler declined to answer media questions. Osweiler was at the Kurt Warner Ultimate Football Experience, a charity flag-football tournament, at the Arizona..." March 13

  • Ryan Griffin signs three-year deal with Texans

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans shook up their quarterback group this week by trading Brock Osweiler, but they are keeping their tight ends together. C.J. Fiedorowicz and Stephen Anderson were always under contract for the 2017 season and now we know that Ryan Griffin will remain part of the crew as well. Griffin..." March 12

  • Jets interested in Brock Osweiler

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets are so desperate for a starting quarterback that they may consider the possibility of acquiring Brock Osweiler. ESPN’s Rich Cimini wrote over the weekend that Osweiler, who was recently traded to the Cleveland Browns from the Houston Texans, is a name to watch as the Jets look..." March 12

  • Texans to draft QB in first round even if they get Romo

    Yardbarker "The Houston Texans are in need of a young quarterback that they can develop into an NFL-caliber starter, and they could still be searching for that player even if they acquire Tony Romo this offseason. With the Texans having moved on from Brock Osweiler and his ridiculous salary, John McClain..." March 12

  • O'Brien-Osweiler altercation convinced Texans to move on

    Pro Football Talk "So when did the Texans decide it was time to move on from quarterback Brock Osweiler despite a contract that pays $16 million guaranteed in 2017? The decision was made in the aftermath of an incident that occurred on the first day of the calendar year. January 1. Texans at Titans...." March 12

  • Brock Osweiler has 'no news' on future with Browns

    NFL.com "Quarterback Brock Osweiler said he had "no news," on the developments surrounding his surprising trade from the Houston Texans to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday. Osweiler said he had nothing to share about his status with the Browns, who acquired his $16 million guaranteed salary for 2017 in..." March 11

  • Remmers schedules visits with Vikings, Texans

    Pro Football Talk "Free agent offensive tackle Mike Remmers is visiting the Vikings today and the Texans tomorrow. Agent Brett Tessler tells PFT that Remmers should know his destination shortly. “Several teams have reached out over the last few days and we’re close to making a decision,” Tessler said." March 10

  • DeAndre Hopkins Emotional Dom. Violence Talk 'My Mom Was Violently Abused'

    TMZ "NFL star DeAndre Hopkins says his mom was blinded and physically scarred for life in a brutal domestic violence incident ... and he's sharing his story with high school kids. Hopkins was the guest speaker at Wisdom High School in Houston, TX, where he recalled the terrible day when he was 12..." March 10

  • Texans reportedly won't trade for Tony Romo, even after unloading Brock Osweiler

    CBS Sports "It’s hard to be surprised these days, but the Browns trading for the tall drink of water that is Brock Osweiler -- and, most importantly, the Texans’ 2018 second-round pick -- accomplished the feat. And while the Browns had a method to their madness (namely: trading cash for draft picks -- the..." March 10

  • Skip Bayless: The Cowboys are playing chicken with Tony Romo and the Texans

    Fox Sports "Twenty-four hours ago, Skip Bayless was singing Jerry Jones' praises for his reported willingness to release Tony Romo and fully hand the Dallas Cowboys over to Dak Prescott. What a difference a day can make. After the Cleveland Browns acquired Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler on Thursday, the..." March 10

  • Texans now positioned to land Tony Romo with no regrets

    Sporting News "The Texans had millions of reasons why they shouldn't pursue Tony Romo, and most of that was in the money tied to starting quarterback Brock Osweiler. Now they can pursue a trade with the Cowboys or go after Romo in free agency, if Dallas releases him. Houston cleared that when a deal,..." March 10

  • Colts sign John Simon to 3-year, $13.5M deal

    Houston Chronicle "Former Texans starting outside linebacker John Simon joined the Indianapolis Colts on Friday on a three-year, $17 million maximum value contract, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. Simon gets a $4 million roster bonus Sunday. His 2017 base salary of $1.5 million is fully..." March 10

  • Texans trade Osweiler to Browns

    Pro Football Talk "How big a mistake did the Texans make when they signed Brock Osweiler last year? So big that they’re giving up a second-round draft pick to get out from under his contract. Osweiler is being shipped to Cleveland, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The compensation? The Texans have to give the..." March 09

  • Cowboys expected to trade Romo to Broncos or Texans

    NFL.com "The Dallas Cowboys haven't given up on getting something in return for Tony Romo. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the team is now trying to see if they can trade the veteran quarterback instead of releasing him. With mere hours to go ahead of Thursday's 4 p.m. ET..." March 09

  • The Bears overpaying Mike Glennon is nothing like the Texans whiffing on Brock Osweiler

    Fox Sports "It seems like ages ago that the Chicago Bears were any good. They’ve made the playoffs once since their Super Bowl appearance in 2006, finishing last in the NFC North each of the past three years. The main reason for that? They haven’t had a true franchise quarterback. Rex Grossman wasn’t one,..." March 09

  • Jaguars closing in on deal for Bouye

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport and James Palmer of NFL Media reports that the Jaguars are closing in on a deal with free agent CB A.J. Bouye. Bouye, 25, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free agent out of UCF back in 2013. He returned to the Texans on a one-year, $1.671 million restricted..." March 09

  • Houston Texans re-sign P Shane Lechler, K Nick Novak

    UPI "The Houston Texans re-signed punter Shane Lechler and kicker Nick Novak to one-year contracts, according to reports Monday. The Texans also agreed to terms with cornerback Charles James and offensive lineman Jeff Adams. Lechler, who turns 40 in August, played the past three seasons with the..." March 08

  • Eagles pursuing Texans CB AJ Bouye, source says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Eagles have interest in Houston Texans free-agent cornerback A.J. Bouye, a person with knowledge of the team's personnel plans told NJ Advance Media. The person, who was not authorized to speak, requested anonymity. NFL teams were allowed to start contacting Bouye's representation at..." March 07

  • Texans could trade Tom Savage to the 49ers

    Sportsnaut "At this point, it would probably be quicker for everyone involved to report quarterbacks the San Francisco 49ers are not interested in. Flush with exactly zero quarterbacks on the roster, San Francisco heads into free agency in an odd situation. Not only will it need to add a starter, the team..." March 07

  • Romo Linked to Broncos and Texans

    Bleacher Report "With Tony Romo's future with the Dallas Cowboys in doubt, ESPN.com's Todd Archer reported Monday the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans are leading the race for the four-time Pro Bowler should he leave Dallas. According to Archer, the Cowboys prefer to trade Romo than release him outright, but..." March 06

  • Arian Foster believes he can defeat a wolf in the wild

    NFL.com "Over the weekend, while draft prospects in Indianapolis were being asked if they would rather be a dog or a cat, Arian Foster was pondering Man vs. Wolf. The recently retired All-Pro went on an hours-long Twitter rant on Sunday that began with an acknowledgement of his apprehension about the..." March 06