Texans Rumors & News

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  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Texans show interest in Valdosta State RB Cedric O'Neal

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans have displayed late-round draft interest in Valdosta State running back Cedric O'Neal, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. O'Neal has also drawn interest from the Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs. O'Neal was an All-Gulf South..." April 28

  • Brian Hoyer To Wait Until After Draft To Sign With New Team

    NFL Trade Rumors "ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that free agent QB Brian Hoyer plans to wait to see how draft plays out this week before deciding on his next team. Earlier in the week, Bill Williamson mentioned that the market for Hoyer could pick up later on in this week. However, you can’t blame Hoyer for..." April 28

  • From DeflateGate to tampering, how 4 teams forfeited picks in the 2016 NFL Draft

    SB Nation "Forfeited draft picks are a rare occurrence in the NFL, but they do happen -- just not as frequently as they did this year. In fact, the 2016 NFL Draft will have four teams forced to give up a pick due to various infractions. This is the biggest amount of lost picks since 2012, when the New..." April 26

  • Report: Mike Tirico is leaving ESPN for NBC

    Sports Business Daily "Mike Tirico, one of ESPN’s best known on-air voices, is leaving the network for NBC, according to several sources. Tirico has been a mainstay with ESPN since '91, and given his many roles at ESPN, he will be an incredibly difficult talent to replace. Tirico has been ESPN's on-air face of the NFL,..." April 25

  • Brian Hoyer makes sense for Patriots now that Tom Brady is suspended

    CBS Sports "Brian Hoyer makes sense for Patriots now that Tom Brady is suspended By Ryan Wilson | CBSSports.com April 25, 2016 3:54 pm ET In the hours since an appeals court reinstated Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate, conventional wisdom was that backup Jimmy Garoppolo..." April 25

  • Broncos sign free agent tight end Garrett Graham

    Mile High Report "According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Denver Broncos have signed free agent tight end Garrett Graham to a one-year deal. Graham is entering his seventh year in the league and will be reuniting with Gary Kubiak. Graham was selected in the fourth round of the 2010 NFL Draft by Gary Kubiak..." April 25

  • NFL players investing in cannabis pain-management

    Denver Post "The former Broncos’ quarterback and other retired and active NFL players believe Cannabidiol, or CBD, a nonpsychoactive compound in cannabis, could be an alternative to potent painkillers used by players in the league. Nestled at the base of the Flatirons and tucked behind a dog park is Jake..." April 23

  • Rick Smith: Texans “probably” could have gotten draft pick for Hoyer

    Pro Football Talk "When the Texans released quarterback Brian Hoyer, it was presumed that they’d been unable to get compensation for his contract, which was due to pay him $4 million this year. On Friday, G.M. Rick Smith suggested that the Texans could have traded him. “I think I probably could have gotten a..." April 22

  • Osweiler spending many hours studying the Texans’ playbook

    Houston Chronicle "Quarterback Brock Osweiler is all about the Texans' playbook. As soon as he arrived in Houston from Denver, Osweiler got his playbook on an iPad, and he's been studying almost every day. "I love the game of football," Osweiler said during the Texans' offseason program. "Part of that is the..." April 22

  • JJ Watt isn't changing his social media presence, is not a phony

    The Comeback "J.J. Watt shares a lot of content on his Twitter and Instagram accounts. Even though this may annoy people, the Texans’ defensive end still has 1.85 million Twitter followers and 2 million Instagram followers. While some criticize Watt and others for their over use of the social media..." April 21

  • J.J. Watt says he won't change his social media approach

    Houston Chronicle "The power of Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt extends far beyond the football field where he makes his living pummeling quarterbacks. The chiseled, 6-5, 290-pound three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year also flexes plenty of muscle on social media, an unvarnished domain where Watt..." April 21

  • Louisiana Tech QB Jeff Driskel visited Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Louisiana Tech quarterback Jeff Driskel visited the Texans this week, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. Driskel also has worked out privately for the Arizona Cardinals and had several other team visits and workouts. Driskel met with the Texans previously at the NFL scouting..." April 20

  • Texans' J.J. Watt makes way through flood to work out at NRG

    Houston Chronicle "On a day when the city was paralyzed by heavy rains and flooding, J.J. Watt still found a way to get to NRG Stadium to work out. A little after noon Monday, Watt sent out a Snapchat photo of the outside of the Texans' locker room at NRG. At about 3 p.m., Watt sent another photo from the locker..." April 19

  • J.J. Watt doesn’t rule out retiring after two or three more years

    SI "In J.J. Watt’s kitchen, in his luxury log-cabin getaway in the Wisconsin countryside, he has written one of his favorite sayings (he has a few of these) on a circular chalkboard. Watt sees it daily when he’s here, which is about four months a year. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year..." April 19

  • Is Watt angling for more money?

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has dropped plenty of hints regarding a future that may not include football sooner than football decides it won’t include him. And it’s hard not to wonder whether Watt’s desire to continue to subject himself to the groin-from-bone wear and tear has something to do..." April 18

  • NFL $765 Million Concussion Accord Upheld by Appeals Court

    Bloomberg "The National Football League’s $765 million concussion settlement was given the all-clear by a federal appeals court. The ruling sets in motion the resolution of thousands of lawsuits covering more than 20,000 retired players. About 1 percent of players opted out of the settlement, which is to..." April 18

  • NC State lineman Joe Thuney works out for Texans

    Houston Chronicle "One of the most athletic offensive linemen in the draft has auditioned for the Texans. North Carolina State left offensive tackle Joe Thuney had a private workout for the Texans. The 6-5, 304-pound All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection ran the 40-yard dash in 4.95 seconds at the NFL scouting..." April 18

  • Another free-agent QB option emerges, as Texans cut Brian Hoyer

    Yahoo! Sports "After one of the worst performances in playoff history, everyone knew Brian Hoyer wasn't long for the Houston Texans. When the Texans signed Brock Osweiler as his replacement in the starting lineup, it was a foregone conclusion he'd be available. On Sunday, the Texans cut ties with Hoyer. NFL..." April 17

  • Fitzpatrick, Jets talks could quickly get interesting

    Pro Football Talk "Last year, quarterback Brian Hoyer chose the Texans over the Jets. This year, the Jets are still looking to sign a quarterback. And that quarterback could be Hoyer. With the Texans not getting any trade offers and likewise unwilling to risk owing Hoyer $4 million if he drops a dumbbell on his..." April 17

  • A determined Duane Brown presses on in comeback

    Houston Chronicle "Hoisting heavy metal with a powerful, controlled push, Texans veteran left offensive tackle Duane Brown treated a series of 400-pound bench presses as if they were a charging pass rusher crossing his path. Sweating his way through a vigorous upper-body and abdominal workout at Hank's Gym in..." April 16

  • Texans exercise 5th-year option on DeAndre Hopkins

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans have exercised the fifth-year option for the 2017 season on Pro Bowl receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Under the last collective bargaining agreement, teams have the right to pick up a fifth-year option on first-round picks. Hopkins was the 27th overall selection in the 2013 draft. Unless..." April 16

  • Broncos LB warns Osweiler: 'Hope he's ready ... we're coming for him'

    Fox Sports "Brock Osweiler is going to get reacquainted with his former Denver Broncos teammates when the Houston Texans travel to Mile High on Oct. 24. And it looks like some of the Broncos want to get physical with their former quarterback. Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall had a little message for..." April 15

  • Pat McAfee offers J.J. Watt 'deal of a lifetime' to sit vs. Colts

    CBS Sports "When Pat McAfee spotted J.J. Watt innocently hanging out on Twitter and casually responding to fans on Wednesday, the Colts punter knew he had an opening. Somehow, perhaps, he could turn Watt against the Texans. No, that wasn't possible. But maybe he could at least convince Watt to stop killing..." April 14

  • 9 franchise tag talks: 1 can alter NFL draft, 2 others could get ugly

    Yahoo! Sports "In an NFL draft class robust with defensive linemen, a player who has already proven to be among the NFL elite might be the name to watch on the opening night of the draft: the New York Jets' Muhammad Wilkerson. If Wilkerson, a defensive end, is traded, the Jets' asking price will be a first-round..." April 13

  • Oops: Texans scout's text doesn't reach intended prospect

    Houston Chronicle "It happens to all of us. You call or text the wrong number, issue an apology when informed of your error and move on. Unfortunately for Texans college scout Rob Kisiel, his text to the wrong recipient ended up on the Internet. A text Kisiel apparently intended for former Mississippi State..." April 13

  • J.J. Watt isn’t hiding romance with Kate Hudson

    New York Post "Apparently J.J. Watt still has a thing for actresses. After moving on from longtime crush Jennifer Aniston, the Houston Texans defensive end appears to be getting cozy with another blond movie star, “Mother’s Day” beauty Kate Hudson. On Monday, Watt and Hudson documented their intimate..." April 13

  • Study: Over '40 percent' of ex-NFLers tested had traumatic brain injury

    CBS Sports "The medical community continues to make strides in the study of concussions and one study, according to the American Academy of Neurology, claims "more than 40 percent" of retired NFL players studied had some sign of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The study conducted tests on 40 different former..." April 12

  • Players with low Wonderlic scores are more likely to be arrested

    Pro Football Talk "The Wonderlic intelligence test that has long been part of the NFL’s pre-draft screening process is mocked by many as irrelevant to a player’s football playing ability. But one group of researchers says the Wonderlic can be valuable in predicting how a player will fare off the field. A paper..." April 12

  • NFL won’t stream any London games this year

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s live-stream of last year’s London game between the Jaguars and Bills was so wildly successful that the NFL will be doing it again. Sorry, that should be the NFL will not be doing it again. According to Jessica Toonkel of Reuters, the NFL won’t stream any of the three 2016 London..." April 12

  • Arbitrator upholds NFL's use of paid leave for players under personal conduct policy

    ESPN "An arbitrator has ruled against the NFL Players Association in its grievance, filed more than a year ago, that the league's personal conduct policy implemented in late 2014 violated terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. The union had challenged the authority granted to commissioner..." April 11

  • Texans agree to deal to bring back safety Quintin Demps

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans had wanted back veteran safety Quintin Demps since the end of last season, and they got him Thursday. Demps signed a one-year contract for $1.5 million with $260,000 guaranteed. He started opposite Andre Hal last season when the Texans finished 9-7, ranked third in defense and won..." April 07

  • Broncos add Jared Crick on 2-year, $4M deal

    NFL.com "The Denver Broncos beefed up their defensive line by swiping a former Houston Texans starter. The team announced Wednesday it agreed to terms on a two-year deal with Jared Crick. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports the deal is for $4 million. The 26-year-old defensive lineman started 31..." April 06

  • J.J. Watt may not have many more seasons left in him

    Pro Football Talk "Could J.J. Watt’s career be closer to the end than the beginning? Watt, the greatest defensive player of his generation, hinted in an appearance this morning on 610 Sports Radio in Houston that he could retire sooner rather than later. Via James Palmer of NFL Network, Watt said he won’t try..." April 06

  • Report: NFL ditching rookie symposium, teams responsible

    Sportsnaut "In a strange move that could portent unintended negative consequences, the NFL has reportedly ditched its rookie symposium, per Paul Dehner Jr. of the Cincinnati Enquirer. The rookie symposium has been held every year for all the drafted rookies around the league the past 20 years. It is..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell returned to Twitter and NFL fans let him have it

    Fox Sports "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell returned to Twitter Tuesday for the first time in nearly two years to announce the league's new plan to stream Thursday night games on Twitter. Within seconds of Goodell's tweet, however, it was immediately apparent why the commissioner hasn't been on social media..." April 05

  • Twitter Said to Win NFL Deal for Thursday Streaming Rights

    Bloomberg "Twitter Inc., making a strategic push into online programming, won a deal to show Thursday night National Football League games online, a person familiar with the matter said. The social-media company was said to be bidding against a slate of heavyweights including Verizon Communications Inc.,..." April 05

  • Roger Goodell says expanded NFL playoffs will 'likely' happen

    CBS Sports "The topic of expanding the NFL postseason seems to come up every year, and every year, the league ends up nixing the idea. Don't be surprised if that changes soon, though. During a meeting with Jaguars season-ticket holders over the weekend, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said that the NFL..." April 05

  • What is the NFL’s actual position on the link between football and CTE?

    Pro Football Talk "So does the NFL concede that there’s a link between football and CTE? The answer isn’t as clear as it could be, or should be. NFL executive V.P. of player health and safety Jeff Miller recently told a Congressional committee that a link exists. Multiple owners have since questioned Miller’s..." April 04

  • Jets have interest in Brian Hoyer

    Larry Brown Sports "The New York Jets are reportedly interested in acquiring Brian Hoyer. Hoyer, who is still under contract with the Texans, is likely going to be released or become available via trade now that Houston has signed Brock Osweiler. According to Jason Cole of Bleacher Report, the Jets are keeping an..." April 02

  • Houston Texans re-sign Brandon Weeden

    Sportsnaut "In 2015, Brandon Weeden appeared in two games for the Houston Texans, starting one and winning it. That was enough for the team to bring him back as the backup quarterback, as Houston announced on Friday that Weeden will be return to the Texans for 2016. Rand Getlin of the NFL Network reported..." April 02

  • J.J. Watt Played With A Herniated Disk In 2015 Season

    CBS Houston "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt played four games last year with a broken hand and a club/cast of some sort. The three-time defensive player of the year said on Wednesday on The Triple Threat with Sean Pendergast, Rich Lord and Ted Johnson on SportsRadio 610 that he played some time with a..." March 31

  • Report: NFL cancels veteran combine

    The Score "The NFL cancelled the veteran combine this year, according to Yahoo Sports' Eric Edholm. In an initiative built to provide veterans with a chance to re-enter the league, the league debuted the inaugural NFL Veteran Combine last March. Unfortunately, the combine did little to bolster the..." March 31

  • Rams Interested In Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer

    Turf Show Times "Denver-based radio host Benjamin Allbright is reporting the Los Angeles Rams could be in play along with the New York Jets and Denver Broncos for Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer who is expected to be traded or cut It's an interesting turn in the 2016 free agent QB market which has slowed up since..." March 30

  • New York Times has no public response to retraction demand from NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has launched an extensive attack on the New York Times in response to a double-barreled article regarding flawed concussion research and alleged ties to the tobacco industry. In response, the New York Times has nothing to say publicly. Contacted by PFT Live with a request for a..." March 30

  • Texans reportedly parting ways with Brian Hoyer

    Fox Sports "Brian Hoyer's relationship with the Houston Texans may be short-lived. NFL's Ian Rapoport reports the Texans and Hoyer "appear headed for a divorce" in the wake of Houston's shiny new quarterback acquisition Brock Osweiler, and that "both sides are OK with a fresh start." " March 30

  • NFL demands retraction of Times article on player concussions

    Capital New York "The National Football League is demanding The New York Times retract an article published last week about the league's research into concussions among pro football players. In a letter that was sent to the Times' legal counsel Monday and obtained by POLITICO, an attorney for the NFL, Brad S...." March 29

  • Lingering CTE debate launches new lawsuit against NFL

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has been unable to get certain owners to not spout off nonsense about the link between football and Chronic Traumatic Encephelopathy. The good news is that the league now has a sufficiently compelling reason for telling the members to quit putting their feet in their mouths regarding..." March 29

  • Would You Give $37 Million to a Guy You’ve Never Met?

    SI "In 2014, the Denver Broncos hosted the Houston Texans for a couple of days of practice during training camp. At one point during the sessions, Texans coach Bill O’Brien sidled up to the Denver quarterback group to speak with Peyton Manning and got to meet his backup, Brock Osweiler, briefly. Just..." March 29