Texans Rumors & News

  • Bill O’Brien: Clemson’s sophisticated offense helped Deshaun Watson

    Pro Football Talk "NFL coaches often say that college football offenses don’t really get quarterbacks ready to play at the next level. But Texans coach Bill O’Brien says that’s not the case with his rookie quarterback, Deshaun Watson. O’Brien says Watson ran an offense at Clemson that forced him to develop a mind..." June 24

  • Deshaun Watson calls his work ethic a lifestyle

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans drafted former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson in the hopes that he’d be the same kind of leader in the NFL that he was in college, where he led his team to a national championship. The early returns are very, very positive on that front. John McClain, the longtime NFL reporter..." June 23

  • John McClain's Texans' breakdown: Wide receivers

    Houston Chronicle "This is the second of a nine-part, position-by-position series analyzing the Texans after their offseason program. Coming Thursday: Tight ends. If everything goes according to plan, the Texans' top-three receivers this season will be DeAndre Hopkins, Will Fuller and Braxton Miller. Trying to..." June 22

  • D’Onta Foreman hopes to drop a few pounds before camp

    Pro Football Talk "Texans rookie D’Onta Foreman got his contract out of the way over the weekend. Now, he’s working on losing some weight. “That’s one of the things I want to do is try to tighten up a little bit more and lose some more weight and try to go in there the best that I can,” Foreman said, via Aaron..." June 19

  • Texans complete draft class by signing D’Onta Foreman

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans completed their draft class signings Saturday, getting running back D’Onta Foreman under contract. Foreman, a third-round choice, signed a four-year, $3.259 million deal, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. " June 18

  • Bill O'Brien expects 'big jump' from Texans' young receivers

    Houston Chronicle "A year ago, the Texans made a big decision. They would go with Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins at age 24 as the elder statesman of a revamped, young receiving corps. From a mentoring standpoint, Hopkins did well as he provided leadership and tips to Will Fuller and Braxton Miller..." June 18

  • J.J. Watt shares a preview of his new clothing line

    Houston Chronicle "The city's most recognizable football star is now introducing his own line of clothing for the 'World's Most Comfortable Dress Shirt.' JJ Watt posted on Instagram that in July the public can see his new line for Mizzen + Main, an American-made menswear company, specializing in high-performance..." June 17

  • J.J. Watt: It's time for little brother T.J. to buy dinner

    Houston Chronicle "Now that Pittsburgh Steelers rookie linebacker T.J. Watt has signed his four-year, $9.258 million contract that included a $4.873 million signing bonus, he can afford to buy his famous big brother a big, juicy steak. Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is looking forward to having T.J. Watt..." June 16

  • Texans assistant Wes Welker impresses DeAndre Hopkins

    Houston Chronicle "During the Texans' offseason program that ended Wednesday, there was a lot of discussion about the three quarterbacks – Tom Savage, Brandon Weeden and Deshaun Watson – processing Bill O'Brien's offense. Knowing the offense is essential for quarterbacks, of course, but receivers must understand..." June 15

  • Brock Osweiler sort of takes the blame for his awful season with the Texans

    CBS Sports "After a horrific 2016 season from Brock Osweiler, the Houston Texans were at a crossroads regarding what to do with the quarterback and his $16 million salary in 2017. Ultimately, they traded Osweiler to the Browns, along with a 2018 second-round pick and a 2017 sixth-round pick, for their fourth..." June 15

  • Hopkins: Savage deserves to be Texans' starting QB

    ESPN "Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has said Tom Savage is the team's No. 1 quarterback, and on Wednesday, star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins said Savage has "earned" that role. Savage will compete with rookie Deshaun Watson during training camp to open the season as the Texans' starter under..." June 15

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien confident (so far) Deshaun Watson will be ready in 2017

    USA Today "There are flashes, such as the pass Deshaun Watson threaded to tight end Evan Baylis in Tuesday’s minicamp practice, that can make people believe the Houston Texans rookie quarterback will be ready for NFL action sooner rather than later. And even in Watson’s not-so-pro-ready moments, Texans..." June 14

  • Former Bills safety Aaron Williams visiting Texans

    Pro Football Talk "The Bills released safety Aaron Williams after a series of neck injuries, but he’s intent on playing again. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Williams is visiting the Texans. Williams has also visited the Jaguars (and his former Bills coach Doug Marrone), but left without a..." June 12

  • David Quessenberry wins PFWA’s Halas Award

    Pro Football Talk "Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry won the 2017 George Halas Award given by the Professional Football Writers of America. Quessenberry overcame a three-year battle with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Doctors diagnosed Quessenberry in 2014, and he celebrated the end of chemotherapy in..." June 12

  • Texans owner arranged travel to White House for Watson, Watkins

    Yardbarker "Houston Texans owner Bob McNair showed a couple of rookies some love Monday, sending Deshaun Watson and Carlos Watkins to the White House for Clemson’s title visit with President Donald Trump. Watson, as most are likely aware, was Houston’s first-round pick this past April. The Texans traded up..." June 12

  • Wade Phillips pushed for Texans to draft J.J. Watt

    Pro Football Talk "When the Rams prepare to face the Texans on November 12 in L.A., coach Sean McVay can thank defensive coordinator Wade Phillips for the lack of sleep McVay will be getting as he prepares to neutralize J.J. Watt. As explained in his book Son of Bum, Phillips had a key role in the decision of the..." June 11

  • Texans sign Erik Austell, cut Jake Simonich

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans signed undrafted offensive lineman Erik Austell on Friday. The Broncos signed Austell, who played at Charleston Southern, after the draft but released him this week. " June 09

  • Texans assistant says Jadeveon Clowney has 'Hall of Fame' potential

    Houston Chronicle "During a breakthrough season, Jadeveon Clowney made a successful transition from outside linebacker to defensive end. Although Clowney lined up at several positions, he did most of his damage to opposing offenses as a traditional defensive lineman out of a three-point stance. Clowney..." June 09

  • Texans assistant Romeo Crennel having too much fun to retire

    Houston Chronicle "Five decades into a stellar coaching career, Romeo Crennel has no intentions of retiring. Rather than stepping aside after being the architect of the NFL's top-ranked defense last season as the Texans' defensive coordinator, Crennel opted to sign a two-year contract to become assistant head..." June 08

  • Players' union believes language in many rookie deals violates CBA

    ESPN "The NFL Players Association has identified language in about 160 of this year's rookie contracts that it believes violates the collective bargaining agreement and is considering filing grievances to have the deals voided. "The union has undergone a comprehensive review of rookie contracts and..." June 07

  • Tom Savage focused on communication with his receivers

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans didn’t waver from their assertions that Tom Savage is their No. 1 quarterback after trading up to draft Deshaun Watson in the first round of this year’s draft and the team’s OTA practices have backed up Savage’s spot on the depth chart. Savage has been getting the majority of..." June 05

  • Texans' receiver Deante' Gray sidelined with partially torn hamstring

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie wide receiver Deante' Gray is expected to be out until training camp with a Grade 2 partially torn hamstring, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. Gray is a Westside High School graduate who received a $2,000 signing bonus after going undrafted. He..." June 03

  • Texans sign Sio Moore, and Flipper Anderson’s son

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans filled their two available roster spots with a journeyman linebacker and the son of an NFL star. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are signing linebacker Sio Moore and wide receiver Dres Anderson after they worked out for the team Friday. Moore,..." June 03

  • Is The NFLPA Still Preparing For A Lockout?

    Pro Football Rumors "We learned back in May that the NFLPA’s board of representatives had approved a plan that would set aside millions of dollars into a “work-stoppage fund,” allowing the players to make some money if an NFL season is cancelled or delayed. Now, it sounds like the Players Association wants the..." June 03

  • The NFL will allow liquor ads during their games this year

    The Comeback "You’re about to start seeing liquor ads during NFL games this season. According to the Wall Street Journal, the NFL has relented on allowing liquor ads during games, though the total spots will be limited to just four per game and two during pre and postgame shows. The NFL said it will accept..." June 03

  • Texans QB Tom Savage enjoying first-team benefits

    NFL.com "Tom Savage's dreamlike start to the offseason as Houston's assumed QB1 was rattled on draft night, but he's back on the upswing in early June. That's the prevailing sentiment coming from the former backup after he spent OTAs taking first-team reps against Houston's first-team defense, which..." June 03

  • Texans cut Keith Mumphery, Max Bullough

    Pro Football Talk "It became public this week that Keith Mumphery was expelled from a graduate program and banned from the Michigan State University campus and facilities as a result of a violation of the school’s policy on relationship violence and sexual misconduct. The Texans, who drafted the wide receiver in..." June 02

  • John Clayton cracks joke after being laid off by ESPN

    Sportsnaut "With ESPN since 1995, long-time NFL reporter John Clayton received news that he was the latest victim of layoffs from the sports leader. It’s just the latest example of ESPN cutting its budget as a way to make up for sagging ratings and profits. In confirming the news on Wednesday, the..." May 31

  • Keith Mumphery expelled in 2016 for MSU sexual misconduct violation

    Detroit Free Press "Former Michigan State football player Keith Mumphery was expelled last year from his graduate studies program and banned from campus for violating the university's relationship violence and sexual misconduct policy, according to MSU Police documents obtained via the Freedom of Information Act by..." May 31

  • NFLPA wants players to start saving money in advance of next work stoppage

    Pro Football Talk "It’s already been six years since the last NFL work stoppage. Which means that it’s only four years until, possibly, the next one. The NFL Players Association wants its players to be ready for it then by saving money now. “We wound up in a situation where unfortunately [savings] didn’t..." May 31

  • 11 recent NFL Draft picks on the verge of becoming busts

    Fox Sports "Every year, a handful of players taken in the first round turn out to be busts. It’s a disappointing trend in the NFL, but it’s the harsh reality teams and players have to face. There are a number of guys taken in recent drafts who are on the verge of becoming draft busts. Whether it’s due to..." May 31

  • What will the Texans' offensive line look like in 2017?

    ESPN "Offensive line is definitely one of the areas the Houston Texans still have major question marks at. One huge factor, of course, is the status of left tackle Duane Brown. Brown missed the Texans’ first week of voluntary OTAs, which is thought to be related to his contract. Brown has two years..." May 29

  • Return to football now real for David Quessenberry

    Pro Football Talk "For three years, David Quessenberry fought cancer. Now when he lines up on the field, he has to see two of the best defensive players in football, a very different challenge. The Texans offensive lineman told Peter King of TheMMQB.com that a recent glance across the line at teammates J.J...." May 29

  • Texans' J.J. Watt pleased with Mike Vrabel's promotion

    Houston Chronicle "When the Texans shuffled their coaching staff by promoting linebackers coach Mike Vrabel to defensive coordinator and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel to assistant head coach, it was expected to be a seamless transition. So far, the move has been met with wide approval by the Texans'..." May 27

  • Texans' DeAndre Hopkins excited to learn from Wes Welker

    Houston Chronicle "When the Texans hired former New England Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker as an assistant coach, they did so with the hope that he would impart a lot of knowledge to their young receiving corps. The five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver has been putting that into practice this week as the Texans..." May 26

  • NFL continues to punish top assistant coaches

    ALL 22 "There are probably a lot of disappointed assistant coaches around the NFL this week. At the beginning of the week, there was a sense of joy and triumph amongst them. However, that elation and satisfaction has been tabled. On Tuesday, when the NFL owners met in Chicago for their annual May..." May 26

  • Texans center Nick Martin: 'The ankle is good to go'

    Houston Chronicle "One of the Texans' top additions to their offense this season will come from a lineman who didn't play a single snap as a rookie last year. Before center Nick Martin got hurt in a blocking drill against the New Orleans Saints during a joint practice against the New Orleans Saints, the..." May 25

  • Browns QB Brock Osweiler on starting: ‘The proof is in the film’

    Sportsnaut "The Cleveland Browns quarterback situation remains an annual work in progress. Much to the surprise of many, the team traded for quarterback Brock Osweiler, who stunk up the joint as a member of the Houston Texans last year. Nevertheless, Osweiler is still around after the Browns earlier..." May 24

  • Texans hoping for 'exponential growth' from Will Fuller, Braxton Miller

    Houston Chronicle "The education of NFL rookie wide receivers involves plenty of trial, error and confusion. It's a complicated position and there are a lot of adjustments to be made. It's the growth and determination through those learning moments that coaches and executives look for. In the case of Texans..." May 23

  • Texans RT Derek Newton Agrees To Pay Cut

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Texans RT Derek Newton has agreed to reduce his base salaries over the next three years from $4.75 million to $1.75 million (2017), $2.25 million (2018) and $2 million (2019). Wilson adds that Newton has $500,000 roster bonuses in 2017 and 2018..." May 23

  • Texans OL David Quessenberry back at practice after cancer battle

    Fox Sports "Houston Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry was back at practice Tuesday for the first time since he was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2014. " May 23

  • Texans' Brown absent from OTAs due to contract dispute

    Houston Chronicle "Texans veteran offensive tackle Duane Brown is absent from a voluntary organized team activity due to displeasure with his contractual situation, according to league sources with knowledge of the situation. It's unclear when or if the three-time Pro Bowl blocker will report. Brown has two..." May 23

  • Eight NFL teams that could become dynasties

    Sportsnaut "Sports dynasties are hard. There’s no real definition — just ask baseball fans about the San Francisco Giants from 2010-14 — and a definitive dynasty doesn’t come around in any sport, let alone football, in the salary cap era. When you think of dynasties during the Super Bowl era, you think of..." May 21

  • NFL owners expected to approve proposal reducing overtime to 10 minutes

    Sportsnaut "The NFL’s overtime rules are expected to receive a major change in the form of how long the overtime period will last. NFL owners are expected to pass a proposal that would reduce the overtime period from 15 minutes to 10 during regular season games, per Judy Battista of NFL Media. This was a..." May 17

  • Texans sign veteran tackle Breno Giacomini

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans added some reinforcements for their offensive line Tuesday, signing veteran offensive tackle Breno Giacomini. Giacomini, 31, is a former New York Jets starter who played for Texans offensive line coach Mike Devlin in New York. Giacomini could wind up competing for the starting job..." May 16

  • Bill O’Brien doing more with Texans offense this offseason

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans didn’t hire a new offensive coordinator after parting ways with George Godsey after the 2016 season, leaving head coach Bill O’Brien to call plays. That’s nothing new for O’Brien as he took on some of those responsibilities last year and has done it often in the past, but it has left..." May 15

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger: Hollywood ‘chomping at the bit’ to make J.J. Watt an ‘action hero’

    Sportsnaut "Is Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt going to be Hollywood’s next big movie star? According to one of the great action stars of all time, Arnold Schwarzenegger, studios can’t wait to get their hands on the NFL star once he decides to hang up his helmet and cleats for good. “I think..." May 14

  • Browns will give Brock Osweiler chance to win starting QB job

    Yardbarker "When the Cleveland Browns acquired Brock Osweiler in a shocking trade with the Houston Texans, many thought it was a possibility the team could release the quarterback. Instead, they’ve hung onto him, and now he’ll have a shot to earn the starting quarterback job. Browns head coach Hue Jackson..." May 14

  • J.J. Watt says surgically repaired back ‘feels fantastic’

    Houston Chronicle "Swinging a softball bat doesn't create any reservations or concerns for Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year said he feels confident that his twice surgically repaired back is ready for action during his annual charity softball game Saturday night..." May 14

  • Texans place Derek Newton on PUP list, claim Marcus Roberson

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans placed injured veteran offensive tackle Derek Newton on the reserve physically unable to perform list. He doesn't count against the Texans' offseason roster limit of 90 players as the Texans were awarded cornerback Marcus Roberson off waivers from the Buffalo Bills. Newton..." May 13