Texans Rumors & News

  • D’Onta Foreman’s return date remains unclear

    Houston Chronicle "Standing near college trophies and NFL game balls commemorating his past success, Texans running back D'Onta Foreman struck a confident stance as he remains patient while recuperating from a major injury. Foreman ruptured his Achilles tendon in November while scoring a touchdown..." June 17

  • Texans attorneys request to dismiss cheerleader lawsuit

    Houston Chronicle "Attorneys for the Houston Texans have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the team by five former cheerleaders or to delay proceedings while the former cheerleaders’ complaints are submitted to arbitration. Team attorneys, in a motion filed with U.S...." June 16

  • Mike Pereira: If the new rules don’t reduce concussions, the kickoff is gone

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s new rules designed to reduce the impacts on kickoffs represent a last-gasp effort to keep the play in the sport. That’s the word from former head of officiating Mike Pereira, who believes that if this year’s rule changes don’t result in the desired..." June 15

  • Texans RB/KR Tyler Ervin cleared medically

    Houston Chronicle "Texans running back and kick returner Tyler Ervin has been cleared medically in advance of training camp. Placed on injured reserve with a torn patellar tendon that required surgery to repair the damage last season, the former fourth-round draft pick from San Jose State is entering..." June 14

  • Source: Texans lock up ILB Benardrick McKinney with $50M extension

    ESPN "The Houston Texans have signed inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney to a five-year, $50 million contract extension, a source told ESPN's Adam Schefter on Thursday. The deal includes $21 million guaranteed, the source said. McKinney was the..." June 14

  • Report: NFLPA exploring legal options for fighting new anthem policy

    The Score "It appears the NFLPA is preparing for a legal battle with the NFL over its new anthem policy. The NFLPA has hired multiple law firms to begin researching potential avenues to fight the league's policy, a source told Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio. Florio..." June 14

  • Deshaun Watson: “The knee is doing good”

    Houston Chronicle "After the last practice of the Texans' offseason program, quarterback Deshaun Watson was asked a question he's going to hear until he's able to go full speed in every drill at training camp. "The knee is doing good," Watson said. "For the nine-week goal we..." June 14

  • Martinas Rankin undergoes foot surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Texans rookie offensive tackle Martinas Rankin injured his foot during the team’s rookie minicamp last month and underwent surgery, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Rankin, a third-round pick, is expected to return for the start of the regular season. But his..." June 12

  • Deshaun Watson practicing without knee brace

    Larry Brown Sports "Here’s something that will make Houston Texans fans smile. Deshaun Watson was spotted practicing without a knee brace at Texans minicamp on Tuesday. NFL Media’s James Palmer points out that Watson had been wearing the knee brace during OTAs. " June 12

  • Texans excited about Tyrann Mathieu's transition

    Houston Chronicle "The arrival of veteran safety Tyrann Mathieu on prove-it contract has the Texans extremely excited about his potential to  impact their defense. Signed to a one-year,  $7.5 million contract, the former Arizona Cardinals All-Pro safety is off to a fast start since..." June 11

  • Texans looking at all options in attempt to replace Andre Hal

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans have begun formulating a plan to replace safety Andre Hal. Houston expected to have one of the top safety tandems in the NFL after signing Tyrann Mathieu to start opposite Hal this season. But Hal, who started all 16 games at free safety last season, recently was diagnosed..." June 11

  • Here's Brett Favre explaining how he basically invented RPOs because he was bored

    CBS Sports "Over the last few seasons, the run-pass option (RPO) has become increasingly popular in the NFL. The way it allows an offense to react to how the defense lines up and then reacts off the snap of the ball makes it easy to avoid negative plays that flow right into what the defense is doing, and..." June 11

  • Texans S Andre Hal Diagnosed With Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Houston Texans announced Friday that S Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Statement from Andre Hal: “My faith in God and the support from my family, friends, teammates and coaches will see me through this difficult time...." June 08

  • Donald Trump asks NFL players to suggest people he should pardon

    WEEI Boston "Donald Trump discussed his plan for presidential pardons on Friday and made an offer to NFL players to suggest to him people he should pardon. "What I'm thinking to do, you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular ... they're not proud enough to stand for..." June 08

  • Texans QBs coach Sean Ryan glad he interviewed with Browns, Vikings

    Houston Chronicle "Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan spent part of this offseason exploring job opportunities. The Texans granted permission for the former New York Giants quarterbacks and receivers coach to interview for offensive coordinator jobs with the Cleveland Browns and Minnesota..." June 07

  • Johnathan Joseph feeling good after an offseason without surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Johnathan Joseph turned 34 in April, but the Texans cornerback said he feels better than he has in a few years. Joseph needed no surgical procedures after last season. “It’s good,” Joseph said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “You get to relax, rest..." June 06

  • Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has refreshing take on anthem controversy

    Sportsnaut "Once again, the NFL and larger sports world has found itself mired in a National Anthem controversy following President Donald Trump’s decision to disinvite the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles to the White House. A lot has been written about the latest controversy...." June 06

  • Texans DL coach expects Jadeveon Clowney to be full strength for training camp

    Pro Football Talk "While Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney isn’t expected to be able to practice until training camp, at least one assistant coach expects him to be full strength once they get there. According to Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com, Texans defensive line coach Anthony..." June 06

  • Texans QB Deshaun Watson & DE J.J. Watt Expected To Be Ready For Training Camp

    NFL Trade Rumors "Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Texans QB Deshaun Watson (ACL) and DE J.J. Watt(tibial plateau fracture) are progressing so well that, at this point, that neither are expected open training camp on the PUP list. This is, obviously, great news for the..." June 05

  • Former Texans cheerleaders claim sex discrimination in new lawsuit

    Houston Chronicle "Five former Texans cheerleaders filed suit Friday in Houston federal court against the NFL team, accusing the Texans of paying cheerleaders a dime a minute to cheer for pro football players who are paid in the millions of dollars. The suit, filed by attorney Gloria Allred and Houston..." June 02

  • The Best Remaining NFL Free Agents

    Pro Football Rumors "The biggest names in this year’s free agent class such as Kirk Cousins, Sammy Watkins, Allen Robinson, and Trumaine Johnson have long been spoken for, but plenty of notable players remain on the board here in June. With a hat tip to James Palmer of NFL.com..." June 01

  • Lamar Miller: Adrian Peterson would help out Texans

    NFL.com "Still looking for a new NFL home as the offseason calendar flips from May to June, Adrian Petersonhas identified his hometown Houston Texans as a "dream" destination. Although the Texans have yet to reciprocate that interest, starting running..." June 01

  • J.J. Watt writes prescription for three “chill pills” for Bill O’Brien

    Houston Chronicle "After the Texans’ OTA on Wednesday, coach Bill O’Brien was asked if J.J. Watt would insist on being called “Dr. Watt” since the defensive end received an honorary doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine. “He wrote me up a prescription this..." May 31

  • Texans' DeAndre Hopkins on chemistry with Deshaun Watson: 'We can be the best in this league'

    Houston Chronicle "Watching second-year quarterback Deshaun Watson participate in OTAs – except for 11-on-11 team drills – has wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins excited and confident about the season. Hopkins caught an NFL-high 13 touchdown passes last season, including seven from Watson, who..." May 30

  • Jadeveon Clowney progressing but won't participate in OTAs

    ESPN "Jadeveon Clowney is not expected to participate in the Texans' organized team activities, but coach Bill O'Brien there is "not really" any concern that the outside linebacker is missing time. Clowney had a minor arthroscopic surgery on his left knee in..." May 30

  • NFL Owner Admits He Changed His Mind On National Anthem Policy Because of Trump

    12 Up "NFL owners may not all be in lock-step over issues surrounding player protests during the National Anthem, but it's clear that the American president has been a driving force in the conflict-- and has influenced at least a few owners' positions on the matter. Former..." May 30

  • Texans’ JJ Watt receives honorary doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine

    Sporting News "J.J. Watt can add a doctorate degree to his impressive list of off-field achievements.   The Texans defensive end on Tuesday was awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Baylor College of Medicine for his efforts during Hurricane Harvey relief. " May 30

  • Adrian Peterson continues to mention Houston as possible destination

    Clutch Points "There is no question that the Houston Texans’ roster is littered with star talent. As a result, it seems they have caught the attention of running back Adrian Peterson. Peterson has not had much luck finding a new home in free agency. However, he has made it clear..." May 29

  • Tyrann Mathieu likes having defined role in Texans’ secondary

    Pro Football Talk "While Tyrann Mathieu played a lot of roles for the Cardinals, serving as a hybrid safety-cornerback-nickel-linebacker role, he has a defined position at strong safety for the Texans. “Yeah, it definitely helps me slow things down,” Mathieu said, via Aaron Wilson of the..." May 28

  • Adrian Peterson Lists Texans, Packers, Panthers, Dolphins & Rams As Potential Fits

    NFL Trade Rumors "During a recent appearance on ESPN’s “NFL Live“, free agent RB Adrian Peterson listed off a number of teams he thinks could be fits for him including the Texans, Packers, Panthers, Dolphins, and Rams. “I mentioned Houston a couple of..." May 28

  • Texans' Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt embracing rehab process together

    Houston Chronicle "The collaboration between Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and defensive end J.J. Watt has been one of working together for a common goal. Both NFL standouts are working their way back from serious injuries. Watson participated in an organized team activity this week,..." May 28

  • Bill O'Brien pleased with Will Fuller's work in Texans OTAs

    USA Today "If the Houston Texans offense is going to fire on all cylinders, the team sorely needs wide receiver Will Fuller to play a major role. The third-year speedster played a huge role in rookie QB Deshaun Watson’s prolific performance. Fuller scored seven TDs in his first four games with..." May 27

  • 10 NFL teams that could be poised for a big turnaround

    Larry Brown Sports "While free agent talent remains on the market, the bulk of NFL roster movement is already completed. Teams have signed, traded for, and drafted new players. Now with OTAs in progress, coaches are getting a clear idea of what their teams will look like in 2018. Quick NFL turnarounds..." May 26

  • DeMaurice Smith: Anthem rule is about exerting control over players

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith says the league’s owners are less interested in showing respect for America than in showing they can control their employees with the new rule requiring players who are on the field for the national anthem to..." May 25

  • Report: NFL owners didn’t actually vote on anthem issue

    Pro Football Talk "Question: When is a unanimous vote not unanimous? Answer: When there’s no vote at all. No, this isn’t a Matrix-style exercise in whether or not there is a spoon. (Then again maybe it is.) It’s an example of the kind of casual white-lying that has..." May 24

  • Trump supports new NFL anthem policy, opposes players staying in locker room

    Pro Football Talk "President Trump has weighed in on the NFL’s new national anthem policy, saying the owners took a step in the right direction — but warning that the rule allowing players to remain in the locker room could be problematic. “I think that’s good,” Trump said..." May 24

  • New policy requires on-field players, personnel to stand for anthem

    ESPN "NFL owners have unanimously approved a new national anthem policy that requires players to stand if they are on the field during the performance but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they prefer, it was announced Wednesday. The policy subjects teams to a fine if a..." May 23

  • NFL expected to enact national anthem policy for '18

    NFL.com "The NFL is expected to enact a national anthem policy in 2018 that requires players on the sideline to stand but gives them the option to remain in the locker room if they don't want to stand, NFL Network's Judy Battista and NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported. Under the..." May 23

  • 90% of NFL players who filed claims as part of 2013 settlement are waiting on payments, as league alleges fraud

    The Comeback "In 2013, the NFL agreed to pay $765 million to settle a lawsuit brought by more than 4,500 players and their families who claimed the league had concealed knowledge about the risk of head injuries. Five years later, a reported 90 percent of former players who..." May 23

  • Report: NFL weighing optional observance of anthem, 15-yard penalty for kneeling

    The Score "The playing of the national anthem and how to handle protests during the anthem are reportedly under heavy discussion at the NFL's spring meetings. Protests dominated headlines during the early portion of the 2017 season, but serious talks about the topic were deferred until..." May 23

  • Ex-cheerleader lead plaintiff in lawsuit against Texans

    ESPN "A former Texans cheerleader has filed a class-action lawsuit against the team as well as director of cheerleader programs and coach Altovise Gary. In the lawsuit, the woman alleges that she was not compensated fairly for her time and was subject to harassment from fans and from..." May 22

  • Deshaun Watson: Knee “feels comfortable” after Tuesday’s practice

    Pro Football Talk "There are plenty of boxes to check before the first week of the regular season, but Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson filled in a big one on Tuesday. Watson was on the field and running the Houston offense during 7-on-7 drills during their first OTA practice of the..." May 22

  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney sidelined at OTA

    Houston Chronicle "Texans Pro Bowl outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney isn't practicing at organized team activities as he continues to rehabilitate a knee injury. Clowney underwent arthroscopic knee surgery following the season and withdrew from the Pro Bowl. Clowney has received a second..." May 22

  • Deshaun Watson will participate in Texans OTAs this week

    USA Today "Deshaun Watson will get back on the field for the first time since tearing his ACL six months ago when the Houston Texans kick off the full team organized team activities, or OTAs, this week. Watson will work out in front of the coaches and go through some of the drills, though he..." May 20

  • Aaron Rodgers has some words of wisdom for Deshaun Watson

    HoustonTexans.com "Deshaun Watson’s seven NFL games was enough to impress Super Bowl MVP quarterback Aaron Rodgers. When asked about Watson at a charity golf tournament, the Green Bay Packers two-time All-Pro was effusive in his praise. “He did some amazing things,” Rodgers said..." May 19

  • J.J. Watt willing to pay funeral expenses for Santa Fe High School shooting victims

    USA Today "J.J. Watt's humanitarian efforts know no bounds. The Houston Texans' star defensive end is willing to pay funeral expenses for the 10 people killed in Friday morning's mass shooting at Santa Fe High School in Texas. At least 10 people died and 10 more were..." May 19

  • Gambling could renew push for 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "With the 49 states that currently don’t have sports wagering now able to launch it, the NFL’s word of choice is “integrity.” As sports wagering takes root, the NFL will have another go-to term. “More.” Yes, the dormant push for an expanded..." May 18

  • Chiefs & Texans Previously Inquired About QB Matt Moore

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeremy Fowler of the ESPN, the Chiefs and Texans both inquired about free agent QB Matt Moore early on in free agency. However, Fowler says that Moore is considering waiting until after the season begins to sign with a new team, which will allow him to..." May 17

  • Arian Foster on Texans Owner Bob McNair's Inmate Comments: 'Didn't Surprise Me'

    Total Pro Sports "Houston Texans owner Bob McNair has been on the hot seat for the past few months, starting during the 2017 NFL season, when he stated, “we can’t have the inmates running the prison” when referring to players protesting during the national anthem. Unlike many around the..." May 17