Texans Rumors & News

  • Poll finds anthem protests hurting NFL ratings

    ESPN "A variety of factors are leading to fans watching NFL games for fewer minutes this season, but a poll taken this week suggests that protests over the national anthem are the most dominant factor. In a Seton Hall Sports Poll released Thursday, 56 percent of those surveyed said they believed fans..." October 27

  • Goodell defends NFL policies, says league has ‘made tremendous progress’ on domestic violence

    New York Daily News "Giants president and chief executive officer John Mara admitted this week to his and the team's "misguided decisions" with regard to ex-kicker Josh Brown's domestic violence case. But NFL commissioner Roger Goodell offered up no such contrition Wednesday night when he made his first public..." October 27

  • Siemian, Broncos ruin Osweiler's homecoming

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The lone holdover quarterback from the Denver Broncos' championship season got the better of the one who got away. Trevor Siemian threw for a touchdown and guided four other scoring drives, and the Broncos' defense shut down Brock Osweiler in his return to Denver in a 27-9 win over..." October 25

  • Texans RT Derek Newton Faces “Uphill Fight To Ever Play Again” After Tearing Both Patellar Tendons

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Texans RT Derek Newton faces an “uphill fight to ever play again” after he suffered patellar tendon tears in both knees during Monday’s loss to the Broncos. Wilson reports that Newton is still in Denver but is scheduled to travel back to..." October 25

  • Bill O'Brien hasn't considered benching Brock Osweiler

    NFL.com "Brock Osweiler has led the fewest touchdown drives of any starting quarterback this season. In the Texans' Monday night loss at Denver, the former Broncos signal-caller posted one of the lowest single-game yards-per-attempt figures in modern NFL history. Is it time for Houston to consider..." October 25

  • There Are No Elite Teams in 2016

    The Ringer "For the first time in weeks, the NFL was the only show in town on Sunday night. With the World Series matchup set and the three presidential debates mercifully a thing of the past, Sunday Night Football took center stage as the weekend wound to a close. What followed was a game that will likely be..." October 25

  • Broncos' Talib: Trevor Siemian 'better than Brock' Osweiler

    USA Today "If Monday served as a one-game referendum on John Elway vs. Brock Osweiler, consider the Denver Broncos and their general manager the big winner. The Broncos, with their nasty defense and $525,000 quarterback Trevor Siemian, beat the Houston Texans 27-9 on a night in which Osweiler played the..." October 25

  • Texans place 2015 first-round pick Kevin Johnson on IR

    Pro Football Talk "Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson has been placed on injured reserve. Johnson, the Texans’ first-round draft pick last season, suffered a broken foot on Sunday against the Colts. Although it’s possible that Johnson could return in eight weeks, he is likely done for the season." October 22

  • Goodell blames fans for not understanding NFL’s domestic violence policy

    The Comeback "Roger Goodell gave an interview to BBC Sports, in which he essentially says the league’s handling of domestic violence suspensions is fine. He blames fan ignorance or narrow-mindedness for the perception that he’s not going far enough. Roger Goodell is essentially the man behind the curtain,..." October 22

  • NFL.com Introduces “Roster Options,” Which Is Basically a Way to Profit Off People Cheating at Fantasy Football

    Total Pro Sports "One of the key components of fantasy football is agonizing over your weekly roster, trying to decide which players are due for a big game and which should remain on the bench. It’s what makes fantasy football gratifying. If we didn’t have to use knowledge and instinct to make tough choices, we..." October 22

  • Osweiler taking lessons from Peyton into matchup against former team

    HoustonTexans.com "Despite returning to Denver for the first time in a Texans uniform, Brock Osweiler is treating this week the same as last week. Osweiler isn’t thinking of last year's championship run or his departure from the Broncos in free agency. There is no date circled on the calendar. This game is just..." October 21

  • Brock Osweiler thinks the Broncos miss him

    Houston Chronicle "Breaking into a wry smile when asked to react to his former Broncos teammates saying they want to kill him in his high-profile return to Denver with his new team, Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler joked: "It sounds like they miss me." Osweiler acknowledged the significance of him playing..." October 21

  • Will Fuller back at practice, plans to play Monday night

    Pro Football Talk "After getting off to a great start with back-to-back 100-yard games to start the season, Texans rookie receiver Will Fuller has been struggling with a leg injury. Last week he didn’t play at all against the Colts, and the week before that he was limited to one catch for four yards against the..." October 20

  • Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz's pass-catching role expanding

    Houston Chronicle "The involvement of Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz has expanded beyond him being a rugged blocker. Fiedorowicz has become a larger factor in the Texans' passing game. Fiedorowicz is having a career breakthrough year. He's already caught 16 passes for 201 yards and two touchdowns, including a..." October 20

  • The NFL is cracking down hard on illegal celebrations. Players and fans ask, why?

    Washington Post "Twerking? Don’t do it, Antonio Brown. Shooting a fake bow and arrow? No way, Josh Norman and Brandin Cooks. Taking off your helmet? Nope, Odell Beckham Jr. Shooting a jump shot over the crossbar? Forget about it, Vernon Davis. NFL officials are throwing penalty flags for illegal..." October 20

  • Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers

    USA Today "It’s an election year, silly. That wasn’t the entire company line, but the impact of the dramatic presidential election cycle was certainly a prevailing sentiment as NFL owners gathered Tuesday for their quarterly meeting and assessed the league's unusual and precipitous dip in TV..." October 19

  • Texans CB Kevin Johnson will visit foot surgeon, season could be over

    Today's Pigskin "The Houston Texans will likely have to play the rest of the 2016 season without cornerback Kevin Johnson. According to head coach Bill O’Brien, the young cornerback will visit Dr. Robert Anderson, who did Johnson’s last foot surgery, this week to evaluate his broken foot. O’Brien told SiriusXM..." October 18

  • Broncos LB Brandon Marshall on playing Brock Osweiler: 'We want to kill him'

    ABC News - Denver "It's Brock Week. That's not to be confused with Shark Week. But no mistake, the Broncos defense can't wait to sink its fangs into Denver's former starting quarterback. Osweiler bolted for Houston in March, lured by a four-year, $72-million deal with $36 million guaranteed. The Broncos,..." October 18

  • Sean McDonough rips NFL officiating, blames it for ratings decline

    Larry Brown Sports "The Arizona Cardinals and New York Jets did not exactly put on a great show Monday night, and the officiating didn’t help. Head official Jerome Boger and his crew threw a whopping 19 penalty flags, making the game — which was never close — extremely hard to watch. Ratings have been down across..." October 18

  • Texans escape 14-point hole, top Colts in OT

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Through another extended offensive slog and the chorus of boos that accompanied every failure, the Houston Texans endured, to a man and as a unified collective. Texans kicker Nick Novak, who earlier missed an extra point, nailed a 33-yard field goal with 8:10 remaining in overtime..." October 17

  • Brock Osweiler tests Bob McNair’s checkbook, then his heart

    Pro Football Talk "Plenty of Texans fans never saw the comeback, so frustrated with all that came before it. And even (or perhaps especially) the guy who wrote the big check to land Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler admitted the first three quarters were pretty tough to watch. “I think he showed what he can..." October 17

  • Jadeveon Clowney drawing double teams, and praise, in Houston

    Pro Football Talk "In his first two NFL seasons, Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney was a bit of a disappointment as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. This year, things are different. Clowney hit Andrew Luck twice, was in on a tackle behind the line of scrimmage, finished with three solo tackles and was all..." October 17

  • Texans CB Kevin Johnson Suffered Broken Foot During Sunday’s Game

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Texans rookie CB Kevin Johnson broke his foot during Sunday night’s win over the Colts. Wilson adds that this is the same foot Johnson had surgery on during offseason. This would be a big loss for the Texans’ secondary, as Johnson has..." October 17

  • Texans rookie K.J. Dillon tore his ACL

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie strong safety K.J. Dillon tore his anterior cruciate ligament against the Indianapolis Colts, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly. Dillon immediately grabbed his knee and was helped off the field by trainers. After the game, the fifth-round draft pick from..." October 17

  • Bill O’Brien wants to turn the page on Sunday night

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans emerged from Sunday night’s game with an unlikely win, wiping out a double-digit deficit in the final three minutes of regulation and securing the victory in overtime over Indianapolis. A day after the unlikely outcome, coach Bill O’Brien was asked if it can become a “catalyst” for the..." October 17

  • Texans players call out fans for leaving before comeback

    The Comeback "In what has become routine across the world of sports, the Houston Texans called out their own fans for leaving their Sunday night matchup against the Indianapolis Colts early and before an improbably comeback. With 7:04 left in the game, the Texans trailed the Colts 23-9 and it appeared the..." October 17

  • Rodney Harrison Blasts Brock Osweiler For Being A Terrible Football Player

    The Big Lead "Brock Osweiler is not a good football player. It’s as simple as that. Just because the Houston Texans wasted $72 million ($37 million guaranteed) on him does not make the Arizona State product a worthy starting quarterback. During halftime of Sunday Night Football, Rodney Harrison went all-in on..." October 17

  • Will Fuller unlikely to play Sunday night

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans will host the Colts on Sunday night and Indianapolis comes into the game with a pair of questions at cornerback thanks to injuries to Darius Butler and Patrick Robinson. Houston’s ability to take full advantage of any absences in the Colts secondary might be compromised by an injury..." October 16

  • Glazer: Will Fuller may still play

    Pro Football Talk "Texans receiver Will Fuller won’t play tonight. Unless he will. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier on Sunday that the rookie first-round pick will miss Sunday night’s game with a hamstring injury. Jay Glazer of FOX has since said that Fuller will be a game-time decision, and that he could..." October 16

  • Tensions spike between Bill O'Brien and Brock Osweiler in Houston

    CBS Sports "Texans coach Bill O'Brien and starting quarterback Brock Osweiler had a heated exchange after a quarterbacks meeting this week, according to a source with knowledge of the situation, with pressure mounting on that offense to make strides. Osweiler has struggled early on after signing a new..." October 16

  • DeMeco Ryans suing NFL, Texans for injury suffered on shoddy field

    Alabama "Former linebacker DeMeco Ryans is suing the Houston Texans and the NFL over a torn Achilles tendon suffered during a game at Houston's NRG Stadium on Nov. 2, 2014. NBC Sports reported the lawsuit, which was filed Friday, names the Harris County Convention Sports Corp. and stadium-management..." October 16

  • Jeff Allen, Quintin Demps ruled out for Sunday's game

    Houston Chronicle "Texans guard Jeff Allen was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Indianapolis Colts because of a concussion. Allen's symptoms didn't improve significantly enough this week for him to be cleared under the NFL's concussion protocol, according to a source not authorized to speak..." October 15

  • Clowney fined for facemask in Minnesota

    Pro Football Talk "Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney has been fined $9,115 for a facemask penalty he was assessed in last week’s loss to the Vikings. Clowney was flagged in the first quarter for grabbing the facemask of Vikings guard Nick Easton." October 14

  • Jimmy Fallon roasts the Colts and Texans on the 'Tonight Show'

    Fox Sports "Ahead of the showdown between Indianapolis and Houston on the upcoming "Sunday Night Football," Jimmy Fallon and "The Tonight Show" gave Colts and Texans players the business in the "superlatives" segment. Golf clap to whoever came up with the Kendall Langford joke." October 13

  • Donald Trump makes fun of NFL concussion protocol

    247 Sports "Donald Trump is apparently not a fan of the NFL's concussion protocol. The Republican nominee for president made fun of the amount of time players miss now due to head injuries. The NFL has made significant changes in its concussion protocol over the past few years. While players often miss a..." October 13

  • Texans’ Brian Peters a rare breed: Both linebacker and kicker

    Pro Football Talk "Houston’s Brian Peters is playing a combination of positions that’s unheard of in the modern NFL: He plays both linebacker and kicker. Although Peters is listed as a linebacker, on Sunday against the Vikings he took the field for the Texans’ first two kickoffs and did well, as the Texans kicked..." October 11

  • Bill O’Brien “not happy” with how offense has played

    Pro Football Talk "After the Texans beat the Titans at home in Week Four, coach Bill O’Brien said he wasn’t concerned about the way quarterback Brock Osweiler was playing. Week Five found the Texans in Minneapolis, where they fell behind the Vikings 24-0 in a game they ultimately lost 31-13 behind an offense that..." October 11

  • Texans' Ryan Griffin carted off field

    Houston Chronicle "Texans tight end Ryan Griffin got shaken up and was down on the field for several minutes in the third quarter after making a tackle. Griffin eventually walked off the field under his own power with trainers and appeared to have normal movement. Griffin was later carted off the field at U.S...." October 09

  • Vikings (5-0) smother Texans, 31-13

    The Sports Xchange "MINNEAPOLIS -- The road has been unkind to the Houston Texans this season. Although in fairness, they've faced two of the NFL's hottest teams away from home. On Sunday, the Minnesota Vikings were the latest team to rough up the visiting Texans. Minnesota sprinted to a big early lead, and..." October 09

  • Brock Osweiler has been a $72 million disaster for the Texans

    Fox Sports "The Houston Texans took a leap of faith this offseason by signing Brock Osweiler to a four-year, $72 million contract. They did so without meeting the 25-year-old former Bronco face-to-face, showing a desperate desire to fill a void at quarterback that’s been there for most of the franchise’s..." October 09

  • How can an NFL player go broke?

    Sporting News "How can an NFL player go broke? Originally answered on Sept. 7, 2016. This question originally appeared on Quora , the knowledge-sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights. You can follow Quora on Twitter , Facebook , and Google+ . Any number of..." October 08

  • Report: NFL Threatens To Fine Teams If They Use Too Much Footage On Social Media

    Deadspin "Buried in Albert Breer’s column for MMQB this morning was a nugget suggesting just how seriously the NFL is taking their declining primetime TV audiences. Ratings in the 18-t0-49 demographic have fallen between 12 and 16 percent for Thursday, Sunday, and Monday night games, and the NFL,..." October 07

  • Ratings Fumble for NFL Surprises Networks, Advertisers

    Pro Football Talk "Fewer people have been watching the NFL on TV this year. The NFL previously had said nothing about it. Now, the NFL has. And it’s along the lines of, “All is well.” “We’re missing some stars out there,” NFL media chief Brian Rolapp said, via the Wall Street Journal. Indeed they are, in part..." October 07

  • Report: NFL setting up contingency plans due to Hurricane Matthew

    Sportsnaut "While it seems as though the NFL is still planning on playing Week 5 games in the Southeast, the threat of Hurricane Matthew is causing them to consider backup plans. “In lieu of Hurricane Matthew, Roger Goodell met this afternoon with league officials to conduct contingency planning for..." October 07

  • Texans' C.J. Fiedorowicz relieved injury isn't serious

    Houston Chronicle "Texans tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz experienced a scare Sunday when he got hit in the knee during one of the best games of his career. Fiedorowicz left the game after catching four passes for 48 yards, including an 18-yard touchdown in the first half of a 27-20 win over the Tennessee Titans. He..." October 03

  • Rookie Fuller sparks Texans' win vs. Titans

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Texans coach Bill O'Brien acknowledged a justifiable hesitancy to use dynamic rookie receiver Will Fuller on special teams, but when the Texans needed a jolt and the moment felt just right, O'Brien rolled the dice and came up a winner. Fuller returned a punt 67 yards for a..." October 02

  • DeAndre Hopkins to donate $1K for each TD in October to charity

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will be donating $1,000 for each touchdown he scores in October to the AVDA-Aid — a charity that helps victims of domestic abuse." October 01

  • Texans' Jonathan Grimes sidelined with cracked fibula

    Houston Chronicle "Texans backup running back Jonathan Grimes suffered a cracked fibula against the New England Patriots and will be sidelined for roughly a month, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly. Grimes is expected to make a complete recovery." September 30

  • Bill O’Brien confirms J.J. Watt out for rest of season

    Pro Football Talk "There was a report on Thursday night that the Texans had determined that defensive end J.J. Watt wouldn’t return at any point this season after being placed on injured reserve and it’s safe to close the book on him until 2017. Texans coach Bill O’Brien confirmed on Friday that Watt will not be..." September 30

  • Bill O’Brien taking play-calling duties away from Texans OC

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is taking play-calling duties away from offensive coordinator George Godsey and will be calling plays himself going forward. After being shut out, 27-0, against the New England Patriots in Week 3, and given the early season struggles of Brock Osweiler,..." September 30