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  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney says he'll play vs. Giants

    Houston Chronicle "Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said Thursday he will play in the Texans' game against the New York Giants on Sunday at NRG Stadium. Clowney was limited in practice Wednesday with a back injury after sitting out Sunday's loss at Tennessee. "I'm going to..." September 20

  • When players went on strike for better benefits, Eric Dickerson undermined them

    Pro Football Talk "Eric Dickerson is now speaking out for the idea that Hall of Fame players should be paid $300,000 a year in retirement. But when Dickerson was an active player, supporting the retired players was not his concern. In 1987, the NFL players went on strike, and among the key pieces of..." September 20

  • Warren Moon to Deshaun Watson: Ignore the racism

    Sportsnaut "Having played in Houston as a member of the Oilers for a decade, Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon knows exactly what it means to be an African-American quarterback at a position that has been dominated by white players since the inception of football. While today’s version..." September 19

  • Watson responds to racist comment made by superintendent

    The Score "Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson responded to a racist comment directed toward him by a Texas school superintendent on Tuesday. Onalaska (TX) superintendent Lynn Redden was incensed by Watson's decision to hold onto the ball during the final play of Sunday's game..." September 19

  • Eric Dickerson: NFL should pay each Hall of Famer $300,000 a year

    Pro Football Talk "When Eric Dickerson released a statement calling for an annual salary for Hall of Famers, he didn’t say what that salary should be. But now he has given a dollar amount of $300,000 annually. “If it was up to me, I think every Hall of Famer would get about..." September 19

  • Group of NFL Hall of Famers demands an annual salary and health benefits

    Pro Football Talk "A group of Pro Football Hall of Famers are arguing that every member of the Hall of Fame should be paid an annual salary and given health insurance. In a letter sent to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NFL Players Association Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, and Pro..." September 18

  • Texans Audition DL Anthony Lanier

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans are working out free agent defensive lineman Anthony Lanier on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com (Twitter link). Lanier, 25, spent the 2016-17 seasons with the Redskins after entering the NFL as an undrafted free agent out of Alabama A&M, but was..." September 17

  • Texans downgrade two to out

    Pro Football Talk "Saturdays often mean updates to injury reports, as players from a visiting who were listed as questionable or doubtful don’t make the trip to the city where the game will be played. The Texans, who head to Nashville for an AFC South showdown with the Titans, added a pair of..." September 16

  • Jadeveon Clowney not expected to play for Texans

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans downgraded a pair of wide receivers to out on Saturday and they’ve reportedly done the same to a key defensive player on Sunday morning. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will not play against the Titans on Sunday..." September 16

  • Steelers hoping to slow down Chiefs' game-breaking WR Tyreek Hill

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Being a helpful older brother, Derek Watt offered his youngest sibling a brief assessment of the Kansas City Chiefs after they beat his San Diego Chargers, 38-28, in the opening week of the NFL season. “He told me ‘10’ is fast,” T.J. Watt said. “I said I..." September 16

  • Deshaun Watson: I’m not panicking

    Houston Chronicle "Winless with three turnovers in two games, quarterback Deshaun Watson and the Texans aren't off to the start they envisioned. Following a 20-17 AFC South divisional loss to the Tennessee Titans on Sunday during which Watson had the clock run out on him during an unsuccessful..." September 16

  • Texans rookie TE Jordan Thomas has vast potential

    Houston Chronicle "There aren’t many tight ends in the NFL like Texans rookie Jordan Thomas. The imposing sixth-round draft pick from Mississippi State is a rare athlete at 6-5, 280 pounds, combining the size of an offensive lineman with the speed of a wide receiver. “I think if..." September 15

  • Texans WR Will Fuller expected to play Sunday

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting wide receiver Will Fuller did well enough in practice this week that coach Bill O'Brien expects him to make his season debut Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Fuller missed the season-opener due to a strained hamstring that has lingered since the..." September 14

  • Alabama had an NFL-high 44 players on Week One rosters

    Pro Football Talk "Alabama has been the top program in college football in recent years, so it’s unsurprising that the Crimson Tide have put more players into the NFL than any other college team. Alabama had 44 players on Week One rosters, the most of any college. After Alabama were a..." September 13

  • Texans Signing CB Shareece Wright

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson reports that the Houston Texans are signing former Raiders CB Shareece Wright to a contract on Tuesday. Wright, 30, is a former third-round pick of the Chargers back in 2011. He spent four years in San Diego before signing a three-year, $16 million contract..." September 12

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien expects rusty Deshaun Watson to improve

    Houston Chronicle "From his perspective, Texans coach Bill O'Brien expects a lot of improvement from quarterback Deshaun Watson following a disappointing performance during a season-opening loss. Watson clearly looked rusty against the New England Patriots. In his first regular-season..." September 11

  • Texans Work Out Austin Howard, Chris Clark

    Pro Football Rumors "One of the Texans’ three offseason additions to their starting offensive line did not last through Week 1, and the team is auditioning Seantrel Henderson replacement options. This includes one familiar name in Houston. Chris Clark trekked to the Texans facility on..." September 11

  • Texans To Shift Seantrel Henderson To IR, Promote T Roderick Johnson

    Pro Football Rumors "Texans starting right tackle Seantrel Henderson won’t have a chance to reprise that role for the rest of this season. Expected to be out for the year after a Week 1 ankle injury, Henderson will spend his season on IR. The Texans made that procedural move Tuesday. But instead of..." September 11

  • Texans Place CB Kevin Johnson On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans have placed cornerback Kevin Johnson on injured reserve, according to Field Yates of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Houston head coach Bill O’Brien admitted on Monday that Johnson would likely miss time after suffering a concussion, with a return timeframe of four-to-six..." September 11

  • Texans CB Kevin Johnson Expected To Miss 4-6 Weeks, Could Be Short-Term IR Candidate

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Monday, Texans HC Bill O’Brien said that CB Kevin Johnson will miss a “significant amount of time” after suffering another concussion on Sunday. “It’s concerning. He will be out for a while,” O’Brien said of..." September 10

  • Texans tackle Seantrel Henderson to have surgery, out for season

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting right offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson is out for the season due to a broken ankle sustained Sunday against the New England Patriots. He will undergo surgery and be placed on injured reserve. The injury triggered a line shuffle as rookie..." September 10

  • One helmet rule penalty was called through 14 games

    NFL.com "The offseason angst over the revised helmet-to-helmet hitting policy slowed to a sputter as real games began. Through 14 regular season games -- with two Monday night tilts to be played -- referees penalized one player for a use of helmet foul, per league..." September 10

  • Texans expected to be without Will Fuller today

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans are starting the season without wide receiver Will Fuller. Fuller, listed as questionable with a hamstring injury, is not expected to play today in New England, according to multiple reports. That’s a major disappointment for a player who has shown a lot of..." September 09

  • Revamped Texans secondary braced for 'big, strong' Rob Gronkowski

    ESPN "Romeo Crennel has an idea for how his Houston Texans defense can limit Rob Gronkowski. Unfortunately, it's not one the defensive coordinator can actually employ against the New England Patriots tight end Sunday in the Texans' regular-season opener. "I could put..." September 09

  • Texans right tackle Seantrel Henderson breaks bone in ankle

    Pro Football Talk "Texans right tackle Seantrel Henderson was rolled from behind in the first quarter. It did not look good. Henderson stayed on the ground, writhing in pain. He needed help getting off the field, not putting any weight on his left leg. The Texans ruled him out for..." September 09

  • Kevin Johnson out with another concussion

    Pro Football Talk "Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson just received clearance under NFL concussion protocol Friday. He lasted less than four quarters Sunday. Johnson took another shot to the head and is out with a concussion, the Texans announced. " September 09

  • Texans' team captains include J.J. Watt, Tyrann Mathieu, Deshaun Watson

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans have named six team captains for the season. That includes new safety Tyrann Mathieu, second-year quarterback Deshaun Watson and veteran defensive end J.J. Watt, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, cornerback Johnathan Joseph and special-teams ace Brian..." September 08

  • Trump continues crusade against Nike amid ‘Just Do It’ campaign

    New York Post "President Trump on Friday morning took a swipe at Nike, which aired its highly anticipated ad featuring Colin Kaepernick during the NFL season opener the night before. “What was Nike thinking?” the president wondered on Twitter shortly before 7..." September 07

  • Texans worked out running backs Akeem Hunt, Charles Sims

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans worked out running backs Akeem Hunt and Charles Sims, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly. Hunt has a previous stint with the Texans. Hunt last played for the Texans last year before being released. He has also played for the..." September 06

  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney on Khalil Mack, Aaron Donald contracts: 'I want to be up there with them'

    Houston Chronicle "In the wake of the blockbuster contracts inked by Chicago Bears outside linebacker Khalil Mack and Los Angeles Rams defensive lineman Aaron Donald, Texans Pro Bowl outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is eyeing his own future payday. Drafted first overall in 2014 ahead of Mack and..." September 06

  • Texans' J.J. Watt on comeback: 'It's been a long road'

    Houston Chronicle "Nearly a year after suffering a broken leg, Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is primed to complete his comeback Sunday against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium. Limited to eight games over the past two seasons due to the leg injury and a pair of back surgeries two years..." September 05

  • Texans work out quarterback Garrett Gilbert

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans worked out former SMU quarterback Garrett Gilbert, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. Gilbert is a former Rams sixth-round draft pick. He has also played for the New England Patriots, Detroit Lions, Oakland Raiders and Carolina..." September 05

  • NFL projected to make more than $2 billion a year from legalized gambling

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has long been resistant to the idea of legalized sports wagering — at least when making statements in public. But privately, team owners and league executives must be licking their chops. ESPN’s Darren Rovell on Wednesday shared some of the results of a poll..." September 05

  • D'Onta Foreman learns patience as he goes on PUP list

    Houston Chronicle "Being sidelined with an Achilles injury has been a difficult time for Texans running back D'Onta Foreman. Foreman though, that it was a wise move to have him begin the season on the physically unable to perform list to give himself more time to recuperate from a torn Achilles..." September 04

  • Jadeveon Clowney, Texans will not sign long-term deal this year

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney will have to wait on a new contract. The Texans and Clowney will reportedly not sign an extension this season. This is somewhat surprising news. In April, it seemed like essentially a foregone conclusion that a long-term deal would be..." September 04

  • Texans sign eight players to practice squad

    HoustonTexans.com "The Houston Texans signed the following eight players to the practice squad: Davin Bellamy, OLB Andre Chachere, CB Kyle Fuller, C/G Roderick Johnson, T " September 03

  • Vandermeer's View: Roster deadline reveals improved team

    HoustonTexans.com "There’s no such thing as the final 53-man roster. This thing might be changing as I type this. But the Texans got down to 53 well before the deadline and raised some eyebrows along the way. First, many of the ‘surprises’ were things John Harris and I have been..." September 02

  • Texans claim Buddy Howell, Natrell Jamerson, A.J. Moore

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans made three waiver claims, getting running back Buddy Howell, safety Natrell Jamerson and defensive back A.J. Moore. Howell was waived by the Dolphins, Jamerson by the Saints and Moore by the Patriots. The Texans cut safety Kurtis Drummond and tight end MyCole Pruitt, Aaron..." September 02

  • Texans Re-sign QB Joe Webb

    Pro Football Rumors "Just one day after being cut, the Texans are resigning quarterback Joe Webb, according to Adam Caplan of Sirius XM NFL (Twitter link). Webb is unique in the sense that he has the ability to contribute both as a signal caller as well as on special teams. " September 02

  • Braxton Miller Reportedly Released by Texans After 2 Seasons with Team

    Bleacher Report "The Houston Texans reportedly waived wide receiver Braxton Miller on Friday, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Over two NFL seasons, Miller has registered 34 receptions for 261 yards and two touchdowns. Houston selected..." August 31

  • Texans Release Veteran P Shane Lechler

    NFL Trade Rumors "John McClain reports that the Texans have released veteran P Shane Lechler on Friday and will move forward with rookie P Trevor Daniel. Lechler, 41, is a former fifth-round pick of the Raiders back in 2000. He spent 13 years in Oakland before catching on with..." August 31

  • Report: NFL anthem talks likely to extend into regular season

    The Score "The 2018 NFL season is a week away, and the league is still trying to resolve issues surrounding its anthem policy. There's been little movement in negotiations between the NFL and NFLPA, and discussions are expected to continue into the season, sources told Mark Maske of the..." August 31

  • Meet the biggest surprises of Texans' preseason

    Houston Chronicle "As the Texans prepare for the last preseason game Thursday against the Dallas Cowboys at NRG Stadium, here are five players who have been pleasant surprises since the start of the offseason program, training camp and preseason: 1. Duke Ejiofor, outside linebacker The 6-4,..." August 30

  • Texans Waive LB Ben Heeney With Injury Designation

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Houston Texans announced Wednesday that they’ve waived ILB Ben Heeney with an injury designation. Aaron Wilson reported earlier in the day that Heeney underwent season-ending ankle surgery. Should Heeney clear waivers tomorrow, he would revert..." August 29

  • NFLPA is still opposed to 18-game season

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when the NFL power structure has been wisely coy (if not outright silent) regarding its simmering desire to expand the regular season from 16 games to 18, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has jerked the cat out of the bag (probably not a commonly used expression in the oil and gas..." August 29

  • Texans Waive WR Chris Thompson

    NFL Trade Rumors "Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans are waiving WR Chris Thompson on Tuesday. According to Wilson, Thompson already has interest from several other NFL teams. Thompson, 24, wound up signing on with the Texans as an undrafted free..." August 28

  • Texans' Will Fuller remains sidelined

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting wide receiver Will Fuller didn't practice Monday as he continues to recover from a strained hamstring. He didn't play in the Texans' preseason game against the Los Angeles Rams after tweaking his leg last week in..." August 28

  • J.J. Watt: $41.6M in Hurricane Harvey relief shared

    NFL.com "A year ago, Houston was dealing with one of the most devastating natural disasters in U.S. history, Hurricane Harvey. Watching his community flood, J.J. Watt went to work, raising money to help those battered by Harvey. On Monday, the Justin J. Watt Foundation..." August 27

  • Players, NFL reps to discuss anthem policy today

    NFL.com "A group of players and NFL Players Association representatives will meet Monday with a few team owners and NFL representatives to discuss the league's national anthem policy, a source involved with the situation told NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport. The meeting comes amidst the..." August 27

  • Texans signing Kayvon Webster to one-year contract

    NFL.com "Kayvon Webster is headed to Houston. The defensive back and special teamer is signing a one-year deal with the Texans, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reports. The contract is worth $2 million, a source tells Rapoport. Webster started 11 games for the Los..." August 27