Texans Rumors & News

  • Texans taking long look at quarterbacks in NFL draft

    Houston Chronicle "Calmly firing off accurate spirals with the smooth delivery and poise of a quarterback unfazed by the relative chaos that surrounds an NFL line of scrimmage, Dak Prescott was an unusually precocious rookie for the Dallas Cowboys. As the replacement for injured veteran Tony Romo, Prescott defied..." April 23

  • Texans playing four nationally televised games in 2017

    Houston Chronicle "The NFL makes the 2017 schedule official at 7 tonight, but this much is known about the Texans' opponents: They'll play four nationally televised games. The Texans play at Cincinnati in a Thursday night game Sept. 14, host Kansas City on Sunday night Oct. 8 and Pittsburgh in a Monday afternoon..." April 21

  • Rick Smith: We have two QBs and intend to take three to camp

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans are among the teams that have taken long looks at members of this year’s incoming group of quarterbacks, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise given the current makeup of the position group. Tom Savage has gotten looks with the first team in the past, but hasn’t stayed healthy..." April 21

  • Texans GM says team doesn't feel pressure to draft QB in first round

    ESPN "Although the Houston Texans have only two quarterbacks on their roster, with Tom Savage set to be the starter next season, general manager Rick Smith said he doesn't feel pressure to take a quarterback in the first round of next week's draft. Smith said the team wants to go into training camp..." April 21

  • Texans GM expects that Vince Wilfork is retiring

    Larry Brown Sports "Vince Wilfork still has not made an official decision regarding his NFL future, but the Houston Texans are not expecting him to play next season. Texans GM Rick Smith said on Friday that he does not expect Wilfork to play next season. As recently as last month, Wilfork told the Houston..." April 21

  • How the Texans can solve the Jadeveon Clowney contract quandary

    CBS Sports "The Texans picked up Jadeveon Clowney's fifth-year option recently, comfortably ahead of the May 2 deadline. The option will pay Clowney, the top overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, $13.846 million in 2018 and is guaranteed for injury upon exercise. This fifth year becomes fully guaranteed early..." April 21

  • Jacksonville linebacker Justin Horton draws Texans' interest

    Houston Chronicle "Jacksonville University outside linebacker Justin Horton is an intriguing potential late-round draft target. Horton has drawn interest from the Texans. He also participated in the Jacksonville Jaguars' local prospect workout. Horton is an athletic converted defensive end making the..." April 20

  • Browns reportedly willing to eat $10 million in Brock Osweiler trade

    Larry Brown Sports "Despite what they are saying publicly, the Cleveland Browns would still prefer to unload Brock Osweiler at some point this offseason. In fact, they may even pay another team to take the quarterback off their hands. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that the Browns are willing to eat $10..." April 20

  • NFL owners chipped in millions to fund President Trump’s inauguration events

    Sporting News "Redskins owner Daniel Snyder was among many high-rolling sports figures to contribute to President Donald Trump's inaugural festivities, including six other NFL owners who donated $1 million, The Washington Post reported, citing a Federal Election Commission filing it obtained. The Republican..." April 20

  • Patrick Mahomes thinks he’s building a rapport with Bill O’Brien

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans will of course not say publicly who they hope to take in the first round of the NFL draft, but there have been reports that they’re high on Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes. And Mahomes himself thinks those reports are accurate. Mahomes says that he and Texans coach Bill..." April 20

  • Phil Simms joining CBS’ The NFL Today as studio analyst

    Sportsnaut "CBS announced Wednesday that Phil Simms will be joining the show The NFL Today as a studio analyst. Simms had previously made it clear he wasn’t done working in broadcasting after being bumped for Tony Romo in the live booth next to Jim Nantz. A consummate professional, we expect Simms to..." April 19

  • Poll: 87 percent of NFL fans oppose their team drafting player with history of violence against women

    Sportsnaut "According to one poll, the majority of NFL fans aren’t on board with their favorite team drafting a player who has physically abused a woman. “A Marist poll conducted for HBO’s Real Sports found that the vast majority of fans — 87 percent — say that they would oppose their favorite NFL team..." April 19

  • Texans Had “Mild Interest” In Cutler, But Bill O’Brien Preferred Tom Savage

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeff Dickerson of ESPN, the Texans actually expressed “mild interest” in free agent QB Jay Cutler this offseason. However, Texans HC Bill O’Brien reportedly prefers to move forward with Tom Savage, as opposed to bringing in Cutler. Dickerson mentions that the Jets were “seriously..." April 18

  • Jay Cutler would take ‘less than starter money’ to join Texans?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jay Cutler may end up being forced into retirement due to a lack of interest, but there is reportedly one team he would be willing to play for at a discounted rate. According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, who says he has “spoken to people involved,” Cutler wants to continue playing and might consider..." April 18

  • Texans' DeAndre Hopkins pretty sure DeShaun Watson would 'like to throw me the ball'

    Houston Chronicle "Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins is always happy to let everyone know he played at Clemson and that the Tigers won the national championship last season. Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, who engineered the title-game victory over Alabama, is on his way to Houston and will visit with the..." April 18

  • Texans worked out Ohio pass rusher Tarell Basham

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans have displayed steady interest in Ohio University pass rusher Tarell Basham. They worked him out on campus, and met with him at the NFL scouting combine and the Senior Bowl all-star game. Basham holds his school's all-time record with 29 sacks. As a senior last season, he had..." April 17

  • Texans bringing in Deshaun Watson, Patrick Mahomes for visits

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans still haven’t found their replacement savior since giving away Brock Osweiler, but they’re bringing in a couple of guys this week who might get the chance. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are bringing in Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and Texas..." April 17

  • Tom Savage confident he can stay healthy this year

    Pro Football Talk "Tom Savage took over as the Texans’ starting quarterback late last season after Brock Osweiler was benched during their Week 15 game, but Osweiler wound up back in the lineup for the postseason after Savage suffered a concussion in the final game of the regular season. Savage also missed the..." April 17

  • Andre Johnson to sign a one-day contract and retire with the Texans

    CBS Sports "Before Andre Johnson retires, he's heading home. On Monday, the Texans announced that they're signing Johnson, 35, to a one-day contract so that he can retire as a Texan. The team will honor Johnson at a press conference Wednesday. Johnson is the franchise's all-time leading receiver in..." April 17

  • DeAndre Hopkins joins Tom Savage by taking shot at Brock Osweiler

    Sportsnaut "Tom Savage had something interesting to say Monday about the Houston Texans quarterback room, minus Brock Osweiler, in 2017. Speaking minutes after his quarterback, receiver DeAndre Hopkins also threw some serious shade Osweiler’s way. Now, it’s important to note that neither player..." April 17

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien 'absolutely loves' one 2017 NFL Draft quarterback

    USA Today "They haven’t done it since Rick Smith became general manager in 2006. But there are reasons to believe that may change soon, even though none of the quarterbacks in this class is likely to step in immediately. Tom Savage, a fourth-round pick in 2014, is the odds-on favorite to start in Week 1...." April 17

  • J.J. Watt won’t get “overly crazy” in offseason work

    Houston Chronicle "Standing at a podium Monday and wearing a red T-shirt as the Texans launched their offseason conditioning program, Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt struck a confident, humorous tone. And the three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year poked fun at his struggles to don an extra-small Rockets..." April 17

  • Wyoming TE, Grambling WR, Old Dominion DL visit Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Wyoming tight end Jacob Hollister, Grambling wide receiver Chad Williams and Old Dominion defensive lineman Rashaad Coward visited the Texans this week, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly. An All-Mountain West Conference selection, Hollister caught 32 passes for 517 yards and..." April 16

  • Will the Texans draft Cam Robinson?

    iSportsweb "Although the Texans have a huge hole to fill at the quarterback position, they have an equally big hole to fill on the offensive line. On a line that struggled at times to protect Brock Osweiler or make holes for Lamar Miller, a young, talented lineman could make all the difference. Cam Robinson..." April 16

  • Appalachian State RB Marcus Cox draws Texans' interest

    Houston Chronicle "Running with a powerful downhill running style, Appalachian State running back Marcus Cox was ultra-productive in college. The All-American selection and Sunbelt Conference Athlete of the Year is hoping that will translate well to the NFL level. "I feel like I'm someone who's versatile," Cox..." April 14

  • Texans visited with Ryan Ramczyk

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL announced on Thursday that Wisconsin tackle Ryan Ramczyk will be one of the 22 players attending the draft in Philadelphia later this month and he recently met with a team that could give him the chance to stroll across the stage to hug NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Aaron Wilson of..." April 14

  • Texans exercise fifth-year option on Jadeveon Clowney's contract

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans have exercised the fifth-year option on defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney, the first overall pick in 2014, was entering the last year of his four-year contract. Now he's under contract through the 2018 season. General manager Rick Smith usually extends players with one year..." April 14

  • Texans Release OL Tony Bergstrom

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans are cutting offensive lineman Tony Bergstrom, a source tells Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle (on Twitter). Cutting Bergstrom will save the club $2.875MM while leaving $375K of dead money against the cap. One year ago, Bergstrom joined the Texans as a free agent, agreeing to a..." April 13

  • Texans' David Quessenberry finishes chemo treatment

    NFL.com "David Quessenberry whipped cancer. Then he took down an unsuspecting bell The Houston Texans offensive lineman ripping the celebratory bell off the wall after completing his cancer treatment hits the perfect tune. "P.S. this bell never stood a chance," Quessenberry wrote, along with an..." April 13

  • NFL scout: ‘Better than 60-70 percent chance’ Tony Romo plays for Texans in 2017

    Sportsnaut "Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo recently chose the CBS sports broadcast booth over wearing an NFL jersey this season. Or did he? This recent analysis from an NFL scout tells a different story, as he expects Romo to end up playing for the Houston Texans. “They need a quarterback...." April 13

  • NFL players on the trading block: Big names who could get dealt

    ESPN "Of all the potential NFL offseason storylines, "Seahawks trade Richard Sherman" would have ranked among the least believable two or three months ago. Yet, here we are. Sherman and the Seahawks, one of the most beautiful and successful pairings of player and NFL organization in the past..." April 12

  • NFL Relocation Fees Are Revenues The Players Will Never Touch

    Deadspin "NFL owners are poised to rake in a fortune from the recent franchise relocations of the Rams, Chargers, and Raiders. Those owners naturally won’t be sharing a penny from that windfall with the players. As a condition of approving all three franchise moves in the last 15 months, the league..." April 11

  • NFL releases 2017 preseason schedule

    NFL.com "The NFL released the entire 2017 preseason schedule Monday. The 65-game slate features eight nationally televised matchups, including a game between the Chargers and Rams at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Aug. 26 at 8 p.m. ET. The 2017 preseason will kick off Thursday, Aug. 3 (NBC, 8 p.m...." April 11

  • NFL Fining Players Who Participated In Vegas Arm Wrestling Event

    CBS Pittsburgh "Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison is reportedly getting fined by the NFL, but not for what you might think. Over the weekend Harrison and dozens of other current and former NFL players reportedly participated in the Pro Football Arm Wrestling Championship at the MGM Grand Hotel &..." April 10

  • Texans work out Houston WR Greg Ward Jr.

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans auditioned former University of Houston star quarterback Greg Ward Jr. as a wide receiver Saturday at their local prospect workout. Ward is converting to wide receiver after primarily playing quarterback for the Cougars. Ward ran the 40-yard dash in 4.48 to 4.52 seconds at his Pro..." April 09

  • Have Browns, Texans given up on Garoppolo trade?

    NFL.com "Now that Tony Romo has left Houston holding the bag at quarterback, might former Patriots assistant Bill O'Brien tempt New England into softening the stance that Jimmy Garoppolo is off the table in trade talks? "Of course Bill O'Brien would love to acquire someone as talented as Jimmy..." April 08

  • Florida International tackle Dieugot Joseph visits Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Florida International left offensive tackle Dieugot Joseph visited the Texans this week, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. Joseph also visits the New York Giants this week and is participating in the Miami Dolphins' local prospect day. The Texans need..." April 07

  • UCLA LB Deon Hollins to work out for Texans

    Houston Chronicle "UCLA linebacker Deon Hollins has been invited to work out for the Texans at their local prospect workout, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. Hollins attended Marshall High School in Fort Bend, where he was a Houston Touchdown Club Defensive Player of the Year as a..." April 06

  • Should the Texans pursue Colin Kaepernick?

    Pro Football Talk "With Tony Romo now off the market (and assuming that they dumped Brock Osweiler and his salary due in part to the hope that they’d get Romo), what will the Texans do at quarterback? The choices are: (1) Tom Savage; (2) Brandon Weeden; (3) a rookie; or (4) a veteran. Of the veterans, Colin..." April 05

  • Report: Browns still intend to trade or cut Brock Osweiler

    Sportsnaut "Brock Osweiler is still a member of the Cleveland Browns. But will he be for much longer? According to a report, the team’s plan for 2017 still doesn’t feature Osweiler. “The plan is still to move Osweiler, whether in a trade or an outright release,” Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com wrote. “The..." April 05

  • With Tony Romo retiring, the Texans must go sign Jay Cutler before it's too late

    CBS Sports "It’s time for Jay Cutler’s (naked) vacation to end. With Tony Romo choosing to retire, Cutler is officially the best quarterback available on the open market, and the Texans still desperately need a competent QB. The dots connect themselves. The Texans should rebound from Romo’s retirement by..." April 05

  • Amazon Scores With Live-Streaming Rights For NFL 'TNF' Package

    Sports Business Daily "Amazon will replace Twitter in live streaming the NFL’s “Thursday Night Football.” The company will livestream the 10 “TNF” games carried by CBS and NBC as part of a one-year deal that the league announced late Tuesday. Amazon paid $50M for the rights, substantially more than the $10M that Twitter..." April 05

  • How Romo's retirement alters NFL QB market

    SI "Well, now what? That’s the question facing the Texans and possibly the Broncos, in light of Tony Romo’s decision to “retire” from football and enter broadcasting. Those two teams were linked most often to the Cowboys in trade talks for the veteran QB, whose decision to hang ’em up topples the..." April 04

  • Tony Romo: Texans were my top choice, but TV is what I want to do

    Pro Football Talk "If Tony Romo had played in the NFL this season, he would have liked to do so in Houston. But that wasn’t in the cards. Romo said today after CBS officially announced that he is their new No. 1 analyst on both Sunday afternoons and Thursday nights that he would have liked to play for the Texans,..." April 04

  • With Tony Romo retiring, where do Texans turn at QB?

    NFL.com "Tony Romo's pending retirement from the NFL leaves one huge question to ponder: What in the world do the Houston Texans do now? The prevailing sentiment around the NFL pegged Romo as the Texans' savior. Unloading Brock Osweiler's blunder of a contract was phase one. Phase two seemed like a..." April 04

  • Texans likely to draft QB, start Tom Savage for now

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Texans will likely be disappointed with Tony Romo’s decision to retire, but they now have to accept the reality that they do not have an above-average starting quarterback on their roster for Week 1. That will likely dictate the way they approach the NFL Draft later this..." April 04

  • Texans still not interested in trading for Tony Romo

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones opened the door for NFL teams to set up visits with Tony Romo on Monday, but the Houston Texans still aren’t interested in making a move for the veteran gunslinger. According to Sarah Barshop of ESPN, Dallas’ asking price is way too high, and Houston isn’t going..." April 04

  • Hard Knocks will remain on HBO with new four-year deal

    Awful Announcing "When it comes to sports documentaries, HBO’s Hard Knocks was revolutionary. It may be impossible to believe it now, but Hard Knocks has been around since 2001 when the Baltimore Ravens first took the plunge to allow HBO cameras into their training camp. Since that time the NFL has had a team..." April 03

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien learned a lot from experience with Brock Osweiler

    ESPN "Since the Houston Texans traded quarterback Brock Osweiler and his $16 million salary to the Cleveland Browns, coach Bill O’Brien has chosen to wish Osweiler well but has continued to say the team is moving on to 2017. But when was asked about his former starter this week at the NFL owners..." April 02

  • Jalen Ramsey enjoys ‘fire’ of rivalry with DeAndre Hopkins

    Jacksonville Times-Union "During his two games against Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins last year, Jaguars cornerback Jalen Ramsey was targeted a whopping 22 times by Texans quarterbacks. Brock Osweiler and Tom Savage were a combined 10-of-22 passing for 94 yards. Ramsey had an interception and three other pass breakups in the..." April 02