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  • Are the Texans wasting Deshaun Watson's prime years?

    Yardbarker "Although six franchises have won Super Bowls under the current collective bargaining agreement, an overly simplistic measurement can divide them into three categories -– the team employing Tom Brady, two featuring a Manning (and outstanding pass rushes) and the three with quarterbacks on..." August 24

  • Predicting This Year's Biggest Fantasy Football Breakout Wide Receivers

    Bleacher Report "As NFL teams have become more pass-heavy, wide receivers have gained value in fantasy football. The increasingly popular "ZeroRB" draft strategy is centered around loading up on high-end receivers. However, many fantasy drafters like to spend early-round picks on..." August 23

  • FA WR Justin Hunter Working Out For Jets, Redskins, Texans, Patriots & Ravens

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN, free agent WR Justin Hunter is healthy after dealing with a torn labrum and is conducting a series of team workouts with the Jets, Redskins, Texans, Patriots and Ravens. Hunter actually worked out for the Patriots last..." August 23

  • Texans Have Spoken To 10 Teams Including Dolphins About Jadeveon Clowney

    NFL Trade Rumors "Jay Glazer reported on Fox Sports’ Thursday telecast (per Barry Jackson) that the Texans have spoken to 10 teams including the Dolphins about a potential trade for franchise DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney. Last we heard regarding Clowney, Michael Lombardi reported..." August 23

  • Will Fuller leaves practice early, Texans say he’s not injured

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting wide receiver Will Fuller hasn't played in any preseason games yet and appears unlikely to play in a game until the season-opener against the New Orleans Saints. Fuller tore his anterior cruciate ligament last season and has made a sound recovery. Fuller..." August 22

  • 5 Worst Contracts in the NFL Heading Into 2019

    The Big Lead "Potentially the hardest part of running an NFL team is the cap-maneuvering that it requires. There are a lot of players on an active roster and only so much money to go around. In addition, the pool of NFL players is so much greater than that of any other professional sport and the talent level..." August 22

  • Where the top NFL free agents could sign before Week 1

    Sportsnaut "NFL teams are going to have to cut their rosters down from 90 to 53 ahead of Week 1 of the regular season here soon. That would normally put current free agents on the back burner when it comes to finding new teams. However, the dynamics this summer are a bit..." August 22

  • 5 Big NFL Trades That Should Happen Because of Player-Team Disputes

    12 Up "As the 2019 NFL season inches closer, several big names remain in the rumor mill not for a decline in performance, but for holding a grudge against their respective team due to either a medical mishap or contract impasse. With the trade market as active as ever, these five big names..." August 22

  • What to Make of Disappointing NFL Rookie Preseasons

    Bleacher Report "Through two weeks of preseason action, how are this year's rookies handling their first encounters with live NFL games? Some, such as New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones, Carolina Panthers edge-rusher Brian Burns and Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery, look..." August 22

  • David Steinmetz breaks his ankle, out for season

    Clutch Points "The Houston Texans fear that offensive lineman David Steinmetz has suffered a broken ankle, according to Aaron Wilson of The Houston Chronicle. Steinmetz was carted off of the field at practice with an air cast on his lower right leg and is undergoing further tests to confirm the..." August 21

  • Top 10 Fantasy Wide Receivers for 2019

    The Big Lead "Wide receivers are the second-most important commodity in fantasy behind running backs. Employing two (and potentially three) high-end receivers is a time-tested strategy to ensure you’re in the mix come playoff time. There’s a whole lot of talent at the position right now, so..." August 21

  • Former No. 1 overall pick, Texans player Mario Williams accused of trespassing in Katy woman's home

    Houston Chronicle "Mario Williams, a former Texans player and the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2006, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of trespassing in a Katy woman's home, court records show. Williams, 34, faces a Class B misdemeanor charge of criminal trespassing and has since posted his..." August 21

  • Who are the highest paid NFL players? Russell Wilson leads list

    USA Today "Fifty-six NFL players now make at least $15 million a season in average annual salary, according to overthecap.com, a site that tracks NFL player contracts. The highest paid player in the league is currently Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson.  He..." August 21

  • Nick Martin is back as Texans center of attention

    Houston Chronicle "Texans center Nick Martin is the runt of the offensive line litter. After missing more than three weeks of training camp, a healthy Martin returned to practice Monday, and his teammates in the offensive line towered over him. Martin (6-4, 295) was flanked on his left by..." August 20

  • Fantasy Football 2019: 10 Sleepers Who Could Help You Win Your League

    NESN "Fantasy football drafts are not won in the early rounds. Everyone knows the top names. And not everyone is lucky enough to land Saquon Barkeley, Patrick Mahomes or Julio Jones. But, you just might be able to land the next breakout superstar in the middle rounds of your..." August 20

  • Texans sign corner Derrick Jones, cut receiver Stephen Louis

    Houston Chronicle "2of2EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 18: New York Jets cornerback Derrick Jones (31) warms up during the New York Jets Green and White Scrimmage on August 18, 2019 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ (Photo by John Jones/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)Photo: Icon Sportswire/Icon Sportswire..." August 19

  • Who's Hot After Week 2 of the NFL Preseason?

    The Big Lead "Two weeks of the preseason are in the books – time to decide who’s really worthy of making it to an NFL roster and who isn’t. 1. Jarrett Stidham – QB, New England Patriots With the chance that this could be Tom Brady’s final..." August 19

  • Another confusing new rule? Blindside block called in Lions-Texans game creates waves

    CBS Sports "And you thought pass interference was the only new rule change you had to pay attention to this season.  Along with the revamped rules surrounding PI, the NFL has instilled a ban on blindside blocks this season. As it was defined by the league back in March:..." August 19

  • NFL trade rumors: Why Jets could be sneaky bidder for Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney

    Newark Star-Ledger "Go get creative. Go get Jadaveon Clowney. As the Jets get set for a year brimming with optimism in New York, reality will soon set in: Adam Gase and Sam Darnold will be successful and points will be scored, but wins won’t commence unless the..." August 19

  • NFL Rumors: Playoff Expansion Considered by Players, Owners in CBA Negotiations

    Bleacher Report "The NFL and NFLPA have reportedly expressed openness to expanding the playoffs from 12 to 14 teams in new collective bargaining agreement talks. Tom Pelissero and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Monday the two sides are considering the change to offset the loss of..." August 19

  • The best fantasy football team name puns for 2019

    SB Nation "It’s fantasy football season! There are plenty of resources to research which players to draft for your team, but not many suggestions for actual team names. That’s where we come in, with 50 team names free for you to use. I’ve taken the liberty of splitting..." August 19

  • “Blindside block” in Lions-Texans game creates confusion

    Pro Football Talk "The new blindside block rule is telling replay review of pass interference to hold its beer. With multiple questionable, at best, applications of the new procedure for reviewing pass interference calls and non-calls during the 2019 preseason, the new, sweeping banishment of all..." August 18

  • Bill O’Brien: Matt Kalil is our starting left tackle

    Houston Chronicle "The most scrutinized position on the Texans’ roster hasn’t stabilized midway through the preseason, taking another sideways turn Saturday night. Unless it has. An overhauled offensive line unveiled a different starting combination in the Texans’ 30-23..." August 18

  • 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Don't-want-to-draft list goes with big names at running back, quarterback

    CBS Sports "Here's some simple draft advice: don't draft players you don't buy into.  Simple philosophy, right? Fantasy Football is about building and maintaining a team with players you believe in. Why louse it up with players who you just don't think are going to be..." August 16

  • What the Raiders Should Offer in a Trade for Jadeveon Clowney

    Heavy "The Houston Texans have found themselves in a precarious situation with their star linebacker/defensive end Jadeveon Clowney holding out of training camp. Clowney was set to hit free agency this year, but the Texans slapped the franchise tag on him and he’s not very happy about it...." August 16

  • The best statistical game by an NFL rookie quarterback in each season since 2010

    SB Nation "Rookie quarterbacks don’t always play right away in the NFL. When they do, the results can often be a mixed bag. They quickly learn the NFL isn’t like college. Defenses are much faster, windows close quicker, and blitzes get way more creative. There are still those select..." August 16

  • The top fantasy football tight ends to draft in 2019

    Washington Post "Here are my 2019 tight end rankings, with notes on the top 20 plus 20 more listed, as of Aug. 14. It’s important to bear in mind that things can change rapidly during training camp and the preseason, particularly in the event of injuries and/or personnel moves. Thus I’ve..." August 16

  • Predicting 4 Fantasy Football Studs in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The NFL is one of the most volatile and unpredictable sports leagues in existence. An injury or surprise rise at one key position can heavily affect several others, both on a play-to-play basis and from week to week. This is why it can be difficult to predict which players will become..." August 16

  • Who will be the next quarterback to win his first Super Bowl?

    SB Nation "Many believe Dan Marino is the greatest quarterback to never win a Super Bowl. While he still made it to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl wins are tied to quarterbacks more than any other position. And getting that championship is a huge boon to a quarterback’s..." August 16

  • Will Fuller hopes to play in the preseason

    Fantasy Pros "Will Fuller hopes to play in the preseason, noting that his surgically-repaired knee feels good, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Fantasy Impact: Fuller has been able to practice without any limitations as he comes back from his knee injury. " August 15

  • Fantasy Football Red Flags You Need to Avoid in 2019

    Bleacher Report "The onset of the NFL preseason walks hand in hand with the endless wave of fantasy football drafts.  As information and deep dives become more widely available, the competition only stiffens when live drafts begin. Positional breakdowns, breakouts, sleepers, busts,..." August 15

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting running backs in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "At a time when two of the NFL’s best running backs are holding for new contracts, a growing consensus builds surrounding the devaluation of the position. It’s a trend seen across the league with running back-by-committee becoming a more common approach. When some of the..." August 15

  • Who will be the NFL’s highest-paid player in 2023?

    SB Nation "You don’t have to be an elite NFL quarterback to become the highest-paid player in league history. You just have to be pretty good — and fairly young. Over the past decade, players like Joe Flacco, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo, and Derek..." August 15

  • Who's More Important, the QB or the Offensive Coordinator?

    The Big Lead "Football is a team game, but everyone is quite eager to assign individual blame or praise depending on the outcome. That’s simply human nature. In the NFL, this urge to assign individual responsibility evolves into full-blown debates that rage for decades. One of those debates..." August 15

  • The biggest roster hole for every top NFL playoff contender

    ESPN "No matter how wonderfully last season might have gone for your NFL team, no matter how perfect its draft was and no matter how many helpful free agents it signed, there's still at least one glaring hole -- or at least one major question still to be answered. This is true even for..." August 15

  • NFLPA issues 'work stoppage guide' to players

    ESPN "As collective bargaining agreement negotiations between the NFL and the NFLPA continue to make little progress, the NFLPA has issued a "work stoppage guide" to its players to help them prepare in case of a strike or lockout following the 2020 season. Sources on both sides..." August 15

  • Jadeveon Clowney’s extension will likely be around five years, $110 million

    Clutch Points "Whether the Houston Texans trade edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney or not, he’s going to get paid in 2020. Yahoo! Sports’ Charles Robinson believes he’ll get a five-year $110 million contract; which is $5.5 million more than the Kansas City Chiefs gave Frank Clark and $5 more than..." August 14

  • Bill O'Brien unsure of Jadeveon Clowney's future with Texans: 'I really don't know'

    NFL.com "Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien has no clue when Jadeveon Clowney will report for work this season. Frankly, the coach doesn't seem too worried about it at all. Joining NFL Network's Good Morning Football Tuesday, O'Brien said he wasn't aware of Clowney's..." August 14

  • 7 young quarterbacks who could threaten the NFL’s passing records one day

    SB Nation "The NFL is about to see a lot of its established stars at quarterback head off into retirement over the next few years. Longtime starters like Drew Brees, Ben Roethlisberger, Eli Manning, Philip Rivers, and (maybe) Tom Brady are winding down their careers...." August 14

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting receivers in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "Real talent at the wide receiver position has taken a major hit around the NFL. Some of this could have to do with college teams failing to develop pass catchers. Others believe that a pass-happy NFL has led to teams relying on more receivers. Hence, the influx of starting slot..." August 14

  • Jadeveon Clowney trade won’t be easy to pull off

    Pro Football Talk "With Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney still holding out, but still likely to show up in time to get the first weekly installment of his unsigned (to date) franchise tender, some have suggested that Clowney could be traded. And he indeed could be. However, it would be hard to pull..." August 14

  • Four Potential Landing Spots for Jadeveon Clowney

    The Big Lead "Jadeveon Clowney was as hyped as any prospect in recent memory heading into the 2014 NFL draft. Five years later, Clowney hasn’t become the top-tier edge threat many believed he could be, but has developed into a solid player at the very least. Health is his biggest question; it..." August 14

  • It would be 'a surprise' if Texans' Jadeveon Clowney isn't dealt

    Sporting News "Jadeveon Clowney might not be with the Texans when the season starts. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reports he would "be surprised" if the Texans don't trade Clowney before the start of the season. The reason is two-fold: for one, Clowney still has..." August 13

  • Houston Radio Host Claims Jadeveon Clowney Nixed Trade to Dolphins

    12 Up "Houston Texans star pass-rusher Jadeveon Clowney has been fighting for a lucrative long-term contract for years now, and it's finally come to a head after the Texans chose to franchise tag him this offseason. Clowney has voiced his displeasure with the situation,..." August 13

  • Where the Dolphins stand amid the Jadeveon Clowney rumors and how it affects team’s future

    Miami Herald "The Miami Dolphins will not be trading for Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, multiple league sources said Monday contrary to rumors that have pervaded the internet the last 24 hours. So there you have it, a giant zero packaged as news. Except that’s not actually the..." August 13

  • 10 players you can care about during the NFL preseason

    SB Nation "The NFL preseason doesn’t mean much if you’re an established starter. At best, it’s a chance to run through a handful of series and break up the monotony of training camp. At worst, it’s a few hours roaming the sidelines in front of a disinterested crowd while..." August 13

  • NFL Players Most Likely to Be Traded Before the Regular Season

    Bleacher Report "The first full week of the 2019 NFL preseason is in the books. That means fans are inching closer to regular-season games, while teams are still trying to sort out their final 53-man rosters. Teams have to be down to 53 players by 4 p.m. ET on August 31, which will be a..." August 13

  • 10 NFL players at risk of becoming busts: Cowboys' Taco Charlton in make-or-break stretch

    USA Today "Rookies aren't the only one with something to prove in NFL training camps and the preseason. While players in their first or second year often are trying to carve out their place with their respective teams in August, the time can also be critical for former top picks whose..." August 13

  • NFL, NFLPA Set To Meet Aug 19

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL and the players’ union will meet again on Monday, Aug 19 for another full bargaining session, Tom Pelissero of NFL.com (on Twitter) hears. In the interim, there will be staff meetings scheduled for this week to discuss some secondary issues. Unsurprisingly,..." August 12

  • The bottom 10: Worst starting quarterbacks in the NFL today

    Sportsnaut "It’s nearly impossible to win consistently without a top-tier starting quarterback on the roster, and there are plenty of NFL teams lacking that element. That’s what we’re focused on here today. Among the bottom 10 starting quarterbacks in the league, we’re..." August 12