Texans Rumors & News

  • President Trump slams NFL for not forcing players to stand for anthem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL is back on President Trump’s radar Wednesday. The President went on a Twitter spurt Wednesday morning and the NFL’s announcement that there will be no change to league rules regarding the national anthem was part of his agenda. After a day that included a meeting between players and..." October 18

  • Eric Reid doesn’t think rule change on anthem is coming

    Pro Football Talk "In a statement about Tuesday’s meeting between the NFL, NFLPA, players and team owners in New York, the NFL and NFLPA said that everyone in the NFL community has “a tremendous respect” for the national anthem but it doesn’t sound like the anthem was a focal point of the meeting. Albert Breer of..." October 17

  • Texans lose left tackle Chris Clark to calf injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans already were missing starting left tackle Duane Brown, whose season-long contract holdout continues. His replacement, Chris Clark, left in the second half with a calf injury. The Texans have ruled Clark out. Kendall Lamm replaced Clark." October 15

  • Hue Jackson texted Deshaun Watson on draft day to “be ready”

    Pro Football Talk "Deshaun Watson received a text from Browns coach Hue Jackson on draft day telling the Clemson quarterback to “be ready.” CBS play-by-play announcer Andrew Catalon relayed the story during the first half of Sunday’s game between the Texans and Browns. The Browns, of course, selected Myles..." October 15

  • Role expanding for Texans OLB Ufomba Kamalu

    Houston Chronicle "When the Texans signed Ufomba Kamalu last year as an undrafted free agent from the University of Miami, they viewed him as a hybrid pass rusher. Kamalu played defensive end in college, but the Texans decided to shift him to outside linebacker. Although listed at 6-5, 300 pounds on the roster,..." October 14

  • How the Browns handed Wentz to the Eagles and Watson to the Texans before solving their own QB problem

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "The Browns' decision to trade down from No. 2 overall in the 2016 draft enabled the Philadelphia Eagles to land their franchise quarterback in Carson Wentz, and the Texans to land what looks like theirs in Deshaun Watson -- all before the Browns have solved their own never-ending quarterback..." October 14

  • Texans’ Marcus Gilchrist fined for hit on Travis Kelce

    Pro Football Talk "Texans safety Marcus Gilchrist knocked Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce out of Sundays game, and now Gilchrist has been fined. The NFL fined Gilchrist $24,309 for the hit. Gilchrist told reporters in Houston that he plans to appeal and has never been fined before in his career." October 13

  • NFL TV audience numbers continue to decline early in 2017 season

    Sporting News "No wonder alarm bells are sounding in NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s office. The league's average TV audience through Week 5 of the 2017 season dropped 7 percent vs. the same period of the 2016 season, according to Nielsen data obtained by Sporting News. Worse for the league, the average..." October 13

  • Why the Browns passed on Deshaun Watson and why they could live to regret it

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "For the second straight year, the Browns had a potential franchise quarterback staring them in the face, and they traded down to acquire another first-round pick the following year. Last year, it was Carson Wentz, who was drafted No. 2 by the Eagles, and this year it was Deshaun Watson, who was..." October 13

  • Injured Texans corner Kevin Johnson close to returning

    Houston Chronicle "Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson will miss his fourth consecutive game Sunday against the Clevleand Browns due to a Grade 2 sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. However, Johnson is making steady progress in his recovery from an injury that was forecasted for him to miss four to..." October 12

  • NFL: No Change To National Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "Although reports earlier this week indicated that the NFL may force players to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and NFLPA today released a joint statement indicating that the league’s policy has not been altered. “Commissioner Roger Goodell reached out to NFLPA Executive Director..." October 12

  • Hue Jackson doesn’t want to talk about not drafting Deshaun Watson

    Pro Football Talk "The fact that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson remained on the board through 11 picks could get employees from anywhere from one to 11 teams fired, sooner or later. Given that the Browns passed on Watson twice, they’ll be facing even more scrutiny for the failure to select the quarterback they’ll..." October 11

  • Donald Trump keeps the pressure on the NFL over anthem

    Pro Football Talk "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is really trying to move past the national anthem controversy. But President Donald Trump keeps trying to paint him into a corner, in an effort to prove that he’s the most patriotic. Trump’s at it on the Twitter machine again this morning, with more bluster..." October 11

  • Texans Signing DL Kendall Langford & DL Lamarr Houston

    NFL Trade Rumors "Mark Berman reports that the Texans are also expected to sign DL Lamarr Houston following his workout on Tuesday. Stephen Holder reports that the Texans are signing DL Kendall Langford to a contract. Houston brought Langford in for a workout on Tuesday and were impressed enough to sign..." October 11

  • Roger Goodell Sends Letter to Teams Essentially Saying They Are About to Force Players to Stand for Anthem

    Black Sports Online "The NFL is about to get on their knees for Donald Trump. Donald Trump said there should be a policy in place to force players to stand for anthem. Jerry Jones and other owners have already started the process of threatening the players. Now, Roger Goodell who works for the owners has sent a..." October 11

  • Texans to lean heavily on Jadeveon Clowney

    Houston Chronicle "The ultra-dangerous pass-rushing trio the Texans had envisioned has been transformed into a solo act in the wake of season-ending injuries suffered by defensive end J.J. Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus. A broken leg for Watt and a torn pectoral for Merclius ended their respective..." October 10

  • Texans claim Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans claimed cornerback Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. They cut cornerback Johnthan Banks. The Texans originally signed Williams in 2014 as an undrafted rookie out of North Dakota State, but he failed to make the..." October 10

  • Donald Trump takes aim at NFL’s “tax breaks”

    Pro Football Talk "The President of the United States is on the warpath with the NFL again this morning, issuing his usual subtle threats. Donald Trump is using the NFL as a foil in his battle to make himself synonymous with patriotism and the flag, after his strong-arming teams into making guys stand for the..." October 10

  • Window for Duane Brown’s potential return is coming

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans want tackle Duane Brown to return. Soon, he could be. Under the precedent created a generation ago in the Joey Galloway case, the window will soon open for Brown to return to the Texans, if he’s concerned about getting credit for the current year of his contract and working his way..." October 09

  • Texans rookie D'Onta Foreman bounces back from fumble

    Houston Chronicle "The football popped out of Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman's hands Sunday night, the first turnover of his young NFL career. After the fumble, Foreman was determined to make up for the mistake. The third-round draft pick from Texas busted through and carried tacklers during a..." October 09

  • Watt underwent successful surgery, suffered no ligament damage

    NFL.com "J.J. Watt suffered a brutal injury that will end his season after just five games in Sunday night's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Watt fractured the tibial plateau in his left leg on the first drive of the game. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year was visibly in pain as he was helped..." October 09

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien stresses need for resiliency after injuries

    Houston Chronicle "The devastating, season-ending losses of defensive end J.J. Watt to a fractured leg and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a torn pectoral creates a tough situation for the Texans' defense. As tough as it is to replace two of the top defensive players in the game, Texans coach Bill O'Brien..." October 09

  • J.J. Watt apologizes to Texans fans, Houston after devastating leg injury

    CBS Sports "J.J. Watt was injured in the first quarter of the Houston Texans' loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday night. While attempting to tackle Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith, Watt went down with a knee injury that we later learned was a tibial plateau fracture. He was carted off the field and..." October 09

  • J.J. Watt out for season with tibial plateau fracture

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans took a significant hit to their front seven on Sunday evening. Star defensive end J.J. Watt suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg on the first drive of their game against the Kansas City Chiefs. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Watt is out for the..." October 09

  • Whitney Mercilus out for season with torn pectoral

    NFL.com "On one Sunday drive, the Houston Texans lost two of their top three pass rushers. After losing J.J. Watt for the year with a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg, the Texans learned late Sunday night that linebacker Whitney Mercilus will also miss the remainder of the 2017 season with a..." October 09

  • NFL has 'no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone'

    ESPN "If it is able to identify the person who allegedly shouted a racial slur at Terrelle Pryor on Monday night, the NFL will ban that fan from future games, league spokesman Joe Lockhart said on a conference call Thursday. "We have no tolerance for racial comments directed to anyone," Lockhart..." October 05

  • Deshaun Watson a Chief? Patrick Mahomes a Texan? Could’ve happened

    Kansas City Star "The Chiefs could’ve avoided scheming for one of the the game’s hottest players, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. They could have drafted him in April. Deshaun Watson a Kansas City Chief, and waiting in the wings? Patrick Mahomes a Houston Texan, and starting? It might’ve..." October 05

  • Deshaun Watson, Todd Gurley among Players of Week

    NFL.com "The quarter mark of the NFL season is officially in the books. Who would have imagined that the Bills would be alone atop the AFC East while the Rams would be leading the NFC West? Thanks to a veteran kicker's seven field goals and a rookie quarterback's five scores, the Rams and Texans emerged..." October 04

  • Personal info on nearly 1,200 NFL players and agents exposed in NFLPA database leak

    USA Today "Colin Kaepernick was among 1,133 players and agents whose personal information was exposed due to a misconfigured online database operated by the NFL Players Association, according to an internet security company. Kaepernick, who was the target of death threats last year as he knelt during the..." October 04

  • Anheuser-Busch has no plans to end relationship with NFL despite rumors

    Larry Brown Sports "Anheuser-Busch may have created a recording specifically for people who were calling the company to inquire about its sponsorship of the NFL, but that does not mean the company is considering pulling the plug on one of its most profitable partnerships. Over the weekend, rumors began circulating..." October 03

  • Texans' Will Fuller, Deshaun Watson building timing quickly

    Houston Chronicle "The timing between Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and wide receiver Will Fuller looked crisp and practiced Sunday despite it being the first game of the year for Fuller as he had been sidelined with a broken collarbone. There's a reason why Watson and Fuller were able to connect for a pair..." October 03

  • Texans' Will Fuller scores twice in first game back

    Houston Chronicle "Texans wide receiver Will Fuller made his return from a broken collarbone count, scoring a pair of touchdowns in his first game of the season. The fastest player on the Texans' roster with a 4.28 time in the 40-yard dash, Fuller provided a dangerous deep threat during a 57-14 blowout victory..." October 02

  • Texans set team single-game scoring record as Deshaun Watson shines

    Pro Football Talk "The Titans might want to skip a review of the game film from this one. The Texans, on the other hand, will quite enjoy seeing it again. Houston dominated Tennessee from start to finish, setting a team record for most points in a game in a 57-14 rout of the Titans. It was the most points the..." October 01

  • Texans injury report: Greg Mancz out, Jeff Allen to start

    Houston Chronicle "Texans offensive guard Greg Mancz has been officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Tennessee Titans due to a knee injury. Mancz didn't practice the past two days after participating on a limited basis Wednesday. Veteran lineman Jeff Allen will start in his place at right guard as..." September 30

  • Texans rookie Deshaun Watson's play reminds DeAndre Hopkins of Michael Vick

    Houston Chronicle "The dual-threat capabilities of Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson have drawn plenty of comparisons to former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Watson is establishing his style as a mobile quarterback who can improvise and throw on the run, making an immediate impact on the..." September 29

  • NFL has not approved an automatic ejection rule

    Pro Football Talk "When Bears linebacker Danny Trevathan knocked out Packers receiver Devante Adams with a vicious (and illegal) helmet-to-helmet hit on Thursday, some argued that Trevathan should have been the first player to be sent to the showers under the league’s new rule mandating automatic ejections for..." September 29

  • J.J. Watt has zero sacks in three games and he couldn't care less

    CBS Sports "Three weeks into the NFL season, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt has zero sacks. For an ordinary defender, this is not necessarily abnormal. But Watt, of course, is no ordinary defender. Coming into this season, Watt had 76 career sacks in 83 career games. In his five full seasons, he recorded..." September 28

  • Trump: NFL owners 'afraid' to take action against kneeling players

    Fox News Sports "President Trump, in an exclusive interview with "Fox & Friends," said that NFL owners are “afraid” to act against their players protesting the national anthem at games across the country. “The NFL is in a box and they have to do something about it,” Trump told Fox News' Pete Hegseth, in the..." September 28

  • Deshaun Watson donates first paycheck to cafeteria employees

    ESPN "Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson donated his first game check to three women who work in the NRG Stadium cafeteria and who were especially affected by the flooding from Hurricane Harvey. "For what you all do for us every day and never complain, I really appreciate you all, so I wanted..." September 28

  • Texans like rookie D'Onta Foreman's versatility, power

    Houston Chronicle "The skills of Texans rookie running back D'Onta Foreman qualify him as a legitimate three-down running back. At 6-foot, 235 pounds, Foreman combines power and speed. He's a capable receiver out of the backfield. In a reserve role behind Pro Bowl alternate Lamar Miller, Foreman has rushed..." September 28

  • Will Fuller expected to make season debut Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans are expected to have wide receiver Will Fuller on Sunday, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Fuller was a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. “He’s trending in the right direction,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. Fuller’s return will give Deshaun Watson his..." September 27

  • Justin Timberlake reportedly 'finalizing' deal to perform at Super Bowl halftime

    CBS Sports "The Super Bowl is going to get a familiar face for halftime of Super Bowl LII when the game comes to Minnesota. Pop superstar Justin Timberlake is reportedly "finalizing" a deal to perform at the event for the first time in 13 years. According to US Magazine, Timberlake and the NFL are locking..." September 27

  • DirecTV refunds Sunday Ticket subscribers who are upset over NFL protests

    New York Daily News "NFL fans who are too angry to watch the Red Zone channel can now enter the Green Zone. DirecTV is offering total refunds to Sunday Ticket customers who want to cancel their package due to the national anthem protests around the league, according to ESPN. The Sunday Ticket package, which..." September 27

  • Texans' D'Onta Foreman wowed by Deshaun Watson's huddle demeanor

    Houston Chronicle "The creativity and elusiveness of Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has wowed his teammates and left opponents grasping for air as they try to corral him in the open field. How Watson conducts himself in the huddle is also impressive, according to rookie running back D'Onta..." September 26

  • Texans cut wide receiver Andy Jones

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans cut wide receiver Andy Jones, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. Houston claimed Jones off waivers after the Cowboys waived him Sept. 2. He made his NFL debut in the Texans’ season opener and played one snap against the Jaguars." September 26

  • “No end in sight” for Duane Brown holdout

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans continue to play without left tackle Duane Brown, who has missed three games and most likely will miss a fourth on Sunday against the Titans. So when does it end? There’s “no end in sight,” a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT. Brown is losing more than $550,000 per..." September 26

  • What’s the solution to the anthem protests?

    Pro Football Talk "The Commander-in-Chief continues to express, in 140 characters or less, his views regarding the NFL and the national anthem. Most recently, President Trump suggested that “[t]he only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!” While that would definitely..." September 26

  • Roger Goodell: I’m proud of way our league responded this weekend

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell released a statement on Saturday morning in reaction to President Trump’s Friday night call for the league to get rid of “son of a bitch” players who don’t stand during the playing of the national anthem and his words were followed by many others from owners, players..." September 25

  • Donald Trump continues to take shots at NFL over flag

    Pro Football Talk "If the NFL was hoping Donald Trump would move on to another issue, they were mistaken. The President continued his war on the NFL via Twitter this morning, holding up NASCAR (where owners threatened to fire drivers or crew members who protested during the anthem) as the model for sporting..." September 25

  • Deshaun Watson, Texans encouraged by his performance

    Houston Chronicle "Especially considering it was just his second NFL start and he's 22-years-old, Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson had reason to be encouraged by his performance in a loss to the New England Patriots. Watson parlayed his elusiveness, athleticism and instincts into a strong game as he..." September 25