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  • Latest On NFL Labor Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, which means that a labor stoppage could be on the horizon. The owners and players have been talking for months about a new deal and the latest update brings reason for optimism.  In an NFLPA memo to..." January 16

  • Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl In Comeback After '18 OD

    People "Just two days after revealing she’ll take the 2020 Grammy Awards‘ stage later this month, Demi Lovato has announced she’ll perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The pop superstar, 27, broke the news on Instagram, sharing an official photo touting..." January 16

  • Bill O'Brien on Texans' trades: Those moves did pay off

    NFL.com "Playing the coach/general manager/Tsar role for the Texans, Bill O'Brien spearheaded a bevy of moves aimed at bringing a Super Bowl to Houston. They fell short of that goal, but the coach believes each of his moves was worth it. The Texans traded multiple..." January 15

  • Steelers owner: League to examine Rooney Rule

    Clutch Points "There were five teams in the NFL that hired new head coaches and there were concerns that arose pertaining to the hires. Due to the lack of hires for coaches of ethnic-minority, the league is considering making changes to the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was named..." January 15

  • Is early retirement in NFL a trend? Only for the elite money makers

    CBS Sports "The best tight end of all time, the most heralded quarterback prospect since John Elway and now the best middle linebacker of the 2010s have all retired in the past year before their 30th birthday. Luke Kuechly's surprise news Tuesday night added to the growing list of..." January 15

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed

    NFL.com "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill..." January 15

  • Will Fuller’s goal to stay healthy in 2020

    Houston Chronicle "Texans wide receiver Will Fuller managed to return from his latest injury and had a solid game Sunday during a playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Although Fuller caught five passes for 89 yards on eight targets, including a 39-yard reception during the 51-31 defeat, it was a..." January 13

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance Slams NFL Hiring Practices

    Pro Football Talk "There was a time when some thought the Fritz Pollard Alliance failed to show sufficient zeal regarding the league’s hiring practices. Those days definitely have ended. Now led by former NFL G.M. and league executive Rod Graves, who last week called the situation..." January 13

  • Texans Won’t Hire GM

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans’ offseason is underway and they won’t be hiring a new general manager to manage things. On Monday, head coach Bill O’Brien confirmed the team’s previously rumored plans to keep the current structure in place without the addition of a new GM..." January 13

  • Chiefs Scored So Much On The Texans That Arrowhead Stadium Ran Out of Fireworks

    Business Insider "There's little doubt that Patrick Mahomes and the prolific Kansas City Chiefs offense are capable of putting lots of points on the board. But no one could have expected the Chiefs' scoring explosion during their divisional-round playoff game on Sunday — not even Kansas..." January 13

  • Chiefs Fan Said He Had Bad Luck, Left Stadium After 1st QTR & Chiefs Scored 41-Straight Points

    Daily Snark "The Chiefs sent their fans on a rollercoaster ride of emotions Sunday with a 24-0 deficit to start the game, only to score 41 unanswered points and go on to destroy the Texans. Fans in Kansas City may have this guy to thank. " January 13

  • Deshaun Watson Asks “Who’s That?” When Chiefs’ Tanoh Kpassagnon Tried Trash Talking Him

    Total Pro Sports "The Houston Texans are in the midst of choking away a playoff game in just one single quarter. After losing a 24-0 lead against Kansas City — Chiefs defensive end Tanoh Kpassagnon got in the face of Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and tried trash talking him. " January 13

  • Carlos Hyde doesn’t want to start over with another team

    Clutch Points "Houston Texans running back Carlos Hyde has bounced around the last couple of years, but he hopes that is done and he can stay in Houston. Hyde left the Cleveland Browns for the San Francisco 49ers in 2018 and was traded to the Jacksonville..." January 13

  • Deshaun Watson: 'No Doubt' Bill O'Brien Is Right Coach

    Real GM Football "The Houston Texans coughed up a 24-point lead in less than 11 minutes against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, but Bill O'Brien still has the confidence of his players. "There's no doubt," Deshaun Watson said. "I mean, you might have doubt, but there's no..." January 13

  • J.J. Watt Rips Headline for Disrespecting Fiancee Kealia Ohai

    Heavy "Just because J.J. Watt made a miraculous recovery from having a ripped pectoral muscle in order to return the field in time to help the Houston Texans proceed into the playoffs, does not mean he won’t make time to stop and read what’s being written about his..." January 12

  • Texans RT Chris Clark playing through ankle injury

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston Texans right tackle Chris Clark is playing through an ankle injury in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Clark exited the game early in the first quarter and went into the medical tent for an injury issue. He was back out on the..." January 12

  • Eric Fisher douses himself with beer after Chiefs TD

    The Sports Daily "The Chiefs proved that they are, indeed, the offensive juggernaut they’re touted to be — rattling off 41 unanswered points in less than two quarters of play in Sunday’s divisional round game against the Texans. " January 12

  • The Texans Finally Have No Choice But to Fire Bill O'Brien After Embarrassing Meltdown vs Chiefs

    12 Up "If the Houston Texans came into Arrowhead Stadium, put up a fight and lost by, say, two touchdowns, we wouldn't even be positing this scenario. But that's not what happened. The Texans were given a 24-0 head start against the Kansas City Chiefs, managed to..." January 12

  • Texans To Try To Extend Deshaun Watson This Offseason

    Pro Football Rumors "As members of the 2017 draft class, star quarterbacks Deshaun Watson and Patrick Mahomes are both eligible for extensions after the 2019 season comes to a close. We recently heard that the Chiefs and Mahomes are expected to agree to a new contract in the coming..." January 12

  • Texans' Kenny Stills, Darren Fells expected to play

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans will have a trio of offensive weapons in the mix for Sunday's divisional playoff game. NFL Network's James Palmer reported wide receiver Kenny Stills(knee) and tight end Darren Fells (hip) are expected to play in the bout against..." January 12

  • Texans expect Will Fuller to play Sunday

    NBC Sports "The Texans expect to have wide receiver Will Fuller back on the field on Sunday in Kansas City. " January 11

  • 17-Game Schedule Holding Up CBA?

    Pro Football Rumors "Introduced during these collective bargaining agreement discussions, the 17-game schedule has become one of the central components of the negotiations. It appears the talks are progressing, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (on Twitter) the revised schedule is likely to be part of..." January 11

  • Cody Ford fined for block that played part in Bills' loss

    NFL.com "The Buffalo Bills were knocked out of the postseason by the Houston Texans. Now Cody Ford will be fined for a crucial play that played a part in ending their season. The right tackle was fined $28,075 for unnecessary roughness for the illegal blindside block..." January 11

  • Divisional round road teams have a puncher’s chance to win

    NBC Sports "In 1990, the NFL expanded the playoff field from 10 to 12 teams, resulting in four (not two) teams earning a bye. More often than not, the home team that has had a week off wins. But the road teams still have a chance to get lucky. For the 29 postseasons since the change was made, the..." January 11

  • Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) good to go vs. Chiefs

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans will have a key piece of the secondary back on the field as they attempt to slow Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs in Sunday's Divisional Round. NFL Network's James Palmer reported Friday that cornerback Johnathan..." January 10

  • Texans' Will Fuller to be game-time decision vs. Chiefs

    The Score "Houston Texans speedster Will Fuller will be a game-time decision for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs, head coach Bill O'Brien said Friday, though he remained optimistic about the receiver's availability. "So far,..." January 10

  • More quarterbacks are using their hands to catch passes

    Boston "Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn’t just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren’t shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a..." January 10

  • For Lamar Jackson, the real work begins now

    Yahoo! Sports "Morning, and welcome to the second week of playoff football! Thanks to last weekend — two overtime games, four one-possession games, two upsets, the possible end of a dynasty — these NFL playoffs are already at redline speed, and the game’s best teams haven’t..." January 10

  • Tyrann Mathieu calls out Texans fan who punted his signed football into lake

    Larry Brown Sports "Tyrann Mathieu is getting extra bulletin board material ahead of Sunday’s playoff game against his former team. Local radio host Landry Locker shared video on Friday of a Houston Texans fan who apparently won a football signed by the former Pro Bowl safety and proceeded to punt..." January 10

  • Chiefs DT Chris Jones, TE Travis Kelce Questionable vs. Texans

    SI "The Chiefs appeared healthy following a week of rest heading into Sunday's Divisional Round playoff game against the Houston Texans, but a pair of injuries to defensive tackle Chris Jones and tight end Travis Kelce have put their statuses in question. Jones did not practice on..." January 10

  • Bill O’Brien apologizes for “inappropriate language” toward fan last month

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O'Brien lost his temper and directed several expletives at a heckler while heading into the tunnel to the locker room during a December loss to the Denver Broncos at NRG Stadium. During the incident, the fan yells 'You suck!' while O'Brien and players..." January 10

  • 5 most attractive NFL free agents entering 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2019 regular season is over, and we’re now onto the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. That also means we’re just two months and some days removed from the start of the new league year and the craziness that is free agency. This year, free agency is going to have a..." January 10

  • How Bill Belichick assistants have fared as NFL head coaches (hint: not great)

    USA Today "The recommendations from Nick Saban and Bill Belichick certainly played a part in Joe Judge's candidacy in getting the audience to convince team brass he deserved to be the next coach of the New York Giants. "I knew fully every day that there were coaches out there..." January 10

  • Bill O'Brien Went Ballistic On Heckler During Broncos Game

    TMZ ""Screw you, motherf**ker! You suck, too! Hey! You suck too, motherf**ker!!!" That's Texans head coach Bill O'Brien going absolutely ballistic on a heckler during the Broncos game earlier this season ... and the EPIC rant was all caught on..." January 10

  • Patrick Mahomes, Deshaun Watson have been fans of each other for years

    Pro Football Talk "Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson were both first-round draft picks in 2017, but their friendship goes back well before that. As they prepare to face each other in the playoffs on Sunday, Mahomes and Watson talked this week..." January 09

  • “Too early in the week” for Texans to know status of Will Fuller, Johnathan Joseph

    Clutch Points "The Houston Texans were able to narrowly defeat the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Wild Card Round and are hoping to get a couple of key players back for Sunday’s matchup versus the Kansas City Chiefs. With just a few days until Sunday’s game, Bill..." January 09

  • Ex-NFL Exec Says Rooney Rule's A 'Sham,' Here's How To Fix it

    TMZ "Longtime NFL executive Marc Ross says the "Rooney Rule" is a "mockery" and a "sham" and if it isn't fixed, talented minority coaches will continue to be overlooked. If you're not familiar with Ross ... he has 21 years of front office..." January 09

  • Ranking the Remaining 8 QBs In the NFL Playoffs

    Complex "As the NFL playoffs continue this weekend, we're seeing a changing of the guard right in front of our eyes. Tom Brady and Drew Brees were both eliminated during the Wild Card round while the next generation of young QBs are set to battle for a chance in the Super Bowl. With..." January 09

  • Bill O’Brien says Texans wanted to keep Tyrann Mathieu

    Yahoo! Sports "Tyrann Mathieu spent only one season in Houston. He now is in Kansas City, which hosts the Texans in the divisional round of the playoffs. Texans coach Bill O’Brien made it clear he wanted to keep the safety but couldn’t afford him. Mathieu signed..." January 09

  • NFL owners know the league has a diversity problem and they don't care

    USA Today "The Rooney Rule will be useless until NFL owners acknowledge the real problem. Themselves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials can compile all the lists they want, consult every diversity expert there is and even browbeat owners into interviewing minority..." January 09

  • 5 Teams That Could Trade up With Lions for Tua Tagovailoa

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions have a mighty tempting option that became available to them in terms of their standing in the NFL Draft with the news that Tua Tagovailoa would be skipping his senior season to head to the NFL. Now, with Tagovailoa on the board, seemingly anything is..." January 09

  • Early birds: The Ravens got ahead with a new, cerebral identity

    The Score "These aren't your father's Ravens. Heck, these Ravens - the ones that rattled off 12 straight wins to claim the AFC North and top seed in the conference - are vastly different from the overpowering and intimidating units that won two Super Bowls and contended for several..." January 09

  • NFL Games Were 41 Of The 50 Most-Watched Television Broadcasts Of 2019

    Daily Snark "FYI: The NFL is not dying. Of the 50 most-watched television broadcasts of 2019, 41 of them were NFL games. Of course, the most-watched broadcast is Super Bowl 53 but the lists also includes of regular season games that were more entertaining than anything else. " January 09

  • Texans, D.J. Reader Not Close On Extension

    Yardbarker "Texans defensive tackle D.J. Reader is far from a household name, but he looks poised to become a very rich man in the near future. The Clemson product, who was selected by the Texans in the fifth round of the 2016 draft, is finishing up the last year of his rookie contract and is..." January 09

  • Evolution Of State Laws Will Make It Harder For NFL To Ban Marijuana

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL continues to ban marijuana use, despite dramatic changes in societal attitudes regarding the consumption of cannabis. But the pressure on the league to change its ways continues to mount. Nevada, the new home in 2020 of the Raiders, has become the first state to prohibit..." January 08

  • Texans' Will Fuller V still limited at practice

    CBS Sports "Fuller (groin) was limited at practice Wednesday. Per Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Fuller -- who last suited up Week 16  " January 08

  • Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg spend $10 million each on Super Bowl commercials

    NBC News "It's the battle of the billionaires. The campaigns of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Donald Trump each plan to spend $10 million for advertisements during the telecast of next month's Super Bowl. Bloomberg locked down a 60-second spot, The New..." January 08

  • Action-packed weekend of NFL rules interpretations interrupted by football

    The Score "To watch the NFL anymore is to be constantly interrupted by game stoppages. To guess what a particular rule says, and how best to apply it. To frequently wonder why there aren't more intervals to interpret even more slow-motion replays. Football can be wildly entertaining. But the real..." January 08

  • How much do coaches make? The truth is elusive

    Pro Football Talk "In response to the news that the Panthers will pay coach Matt Rhule $60 million over seven years (with incentives that can kick the total to $70 million), some have begun to rattle off the earnings of other coaches, by way of comparison. But there’s a problem with the numbers that..." January 08

  • The Rooney Rule (still) isn’t working

    NBC Sports "To say that the Rooney Rule isn’t working is to presume that it ever did. It never truly did, at least not in the way it was intended. Ideally, the rule requiring at least one minority candidate to be interviewed for every head-coaching vacancy will prompt owners to engage in a..." January 07