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  • John Schnatter: ‘Papa John’s Doesn’t Want To Do Business With Roger Goodell’

    Total Pro Sports "ohn Schnatter clearly has a wish to end everything he has worded for up to this point, and it’s taken just under a year for him to completely destroy his image. The Papa Johns founder is already at rock bottom, but he decided to dig an even bigger hole on Friday during a recent..." July 15

  • NFLPA exec: 'There are serious consequences' to legalized sports betting

    The Score "NFLPA vice president of business and legal affairs Casey Schwab stated that legalized sports betting could have immense ramifications concerning player privacy. The U.S. Supreme Court voted 7-2 in May that the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act is unconstitutional,..." July 15

  • Texans release Jeff Allen from PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans removed offensive lineman Jeff Allen from their 90-man roster when they placed him on the physically unable to perform list in May and now he’s out of the organization altogether. The team announced on Friday that they have released Allen off of the PUP..." July 14

  • Andre Johnson impressed with Texans rookie Keke Coutee

    Houston Chronicle "Andre Johnson watched how quickly Texans rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee is assimilating to the NFL and is convinced that the former Texas Tech standout has what it takes to make an impact. Drafted in the fourth round, Coutee is challenging Braxton Miller to be the Texans' slot..." July 14

  • Andre Johnson on Texans WR Will Fuller: 'Man, he's flying'

    Houston Chronicle "The eye-catching speed and vast potential of Texans wide receiver Will Fuller haven't gone unnoticed by retired Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson. Fuller is the fastest player on the Texans' roster having run the 40-yard dash in 4.28 seconds when he..." July 12

  • J.J. Watt donates $10,000 to support family of firefighter killed in Sun Prairie explosion

    USA Today "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, a Wisconsin native who played college football at Wisconsin, donated $10,000 to a GoFundMe page created for Cory Barr, the fire captain who was killed in an explosion Tuesday evening in downtown Sun Prairie, Wis.  The explosion, which..." July 12

  • Andre Johnson: DeAndre Hopkins 'arguably the best'

    NFL.com "Andre Johnson finished his career as the all-time leading pass-catcher for the Texans. He dominated the league for 12 years in Houston, piling up seven 1,000-yard seasons and 64 touchdowns for the franchise. It's one of the club's current receivers, though, who Johnson..." July 10

  • NFLPA Files Grievance Over NFL’s Anthem Policy

    Pro Football Rumors "The players’ union is filing a grievance against the NFL’s new anthem policy, the NFLPA announced on Tuesday. The union argues that the new policy violates the rights of players.  “Our union filed its non-injury grievance today on behalf of all players..." July 10

  • Retired Texans Andre Johnson, Arian Foster teach game to youngsters

    Houston Chronicle "Andre Johnson had watched quite enough football, clapping his hands and offering guidance and encouragement Saturday morning to a group of budding receivers and cornerbacks. So, the retired Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver got into the act as he ran a few fade routes and slants for..." July 08

  • J.J. Watt asked for the best Italian restaurant in Houston and Olive Garden won out

    Houston Chronicle "On Thursday afternoon Houston Texans defensive lineman and charity machine J.J. Watt asked his 5.4 million Twitter followers for the best Italian restaurant in Houston and he got nearly 2,000 responses. Sure, many of them were marriage proposals and pizza recommendations, but..." July 07

  • NFL adds 15-yard penalty for grounds crew clearing snow for a field goal

    Pro Football Talk "Just before Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri lined up for a game-tying extra point on a snowy day last season in Buffalo, the Colts sent some sideline personnel onto the field to attempt to remove snow from the area where the kick would be lined up, and help Vinatieri get better footing...." July 06

  • NFL Still Has a Cheating Problem

    Bleacher Report "There's never been a player who quietly inspired more love, and potentially more hate, among NFL wide receivers than the Patriots' Julian Edelman. For years, there have been two differing opinions about Edelman. Some believed he was special—a..." July 06

  • Trump: NFL’s new anthem policy is ‘worse’ than old one

    New York Post "President Donald Trump is not done with the NFL yet, saying the league’s new national anthem policy is “worse” than the original one. During a campaign rally in Great Falls, Mont., Trump took aim at the NFL’s new policy again, which was passed in May and..." July 06

  • The NFL coaches likely on the hot seat

    Houston Chronicle "NFL teams are preparing for training camp and the 2018 season. There are coaches who seem to be on the proverbial hot seat. Three divisions – AFC South, NFC North and NFC West – don't have coaches who have trouble sitting as they enter crucial seasons. It'll be..." July 06

  • Fully-guaranteed NFL deal would result in shorter contracts

    Pro Football Talk "It’s the annual NBA free-agency frenzy, featuring B-level players getting more money than A-list NFL stars. Among other things, the money handed out to basketball players renews calls for fully-guaranteed NFL contracts. This year, Chargers left tackle and NFLPA executive..." July 04

  • DeAndre Hopkins 'NFL Should Let Us Use CBD ... It Wouldn't Hurt!!'

    TMZ "DeAndre Hopkins thinks the NFL SHOULD follow the BIG3's lead and legalize CBD use ... telling TMZ Sports, "I don't think it would hurt." The Texans WR has seen firsthand the damages of the NFL -- both his star teammates J.J. Watt and Deshaun Watson missed most of..." July 02

  • Despite two ACL injuries, Deshaun Watson won’t change the way he plays

    Sportsnaut "Midway through the 2017 NFL season, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson suffered a season-ending ACL injury, the second of his football career. Watson had previously tore his ACL during his freshman season at Clemson. But despite two ACL injuries he’s not planning on..." July 01

  • Andre Hal on lymphoma: I know how to beat it

    Houston Chronicle "Back in Louisiana for his fourth annual youth football camp, Texans safety Andre Hal hasn't let his lymphoma diagnosis dent his strong resolve. Hal reiterated his confidence Saturday that he will conquer Hodgkin's lymphoma. "I know how to beat it, and I'm..." July 01

  • Arian Foster weighs in on latest J.J. Watt comeback

    Houston Chronicle "During his final years in the NFL, Texans Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster dealt with a significant amount of pain. He endured lengthy sessions in the training room recovering from injuries. Foster ruptured his Achilles tendon during the 2015 season, which led to the end..." June 30

  • DeAndre Hopkins says Trump too 'closed-minded' to listen to NFL players

    Houston Chronicle "Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins told TMZ he thinks President Donald Trump is too "closed-minded" to listen to NFL players and hear their concerns. A TMZ photographer caught up to the Texans star at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday and asked..." June 29

  • NFL saw 73 percent rise in preseason concussions last year

    Pro Football Talk "When training camps open around the league next month, the NFL wants teams to be mindful of the spike in preseason concussions last year. The NFL found that preseason concussions were up 73 percent from 2016 and that most of them occurred in 11-on-11 drills conducted in practices..." June 29

  • DeAndre Hopkins invites young athletes in Houston to run hills with him

    Pro Hockey Talk "DeAndre Hopkins invited young athletes to come train with him Wednesday in a posting on social media Tuesday night. Some 50 kids showed up at Hermann Park in Houston to run a steep hill with the Texans receiver. “I’ve been coming out here working out on this hill since..." June 27

  • Deshaun Watson: Injuries happen, no need to change what I do

    Pro Football Talk "Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was off to a great start before suffering a season-ending knee injury last year. This year, he says, you’ll see the same Deshaun Watson on the field. Watson, who was in Virginia for a football camp, told the Daily Press that..." June 27

  • Texans moving veteran CB Kareem Jackson to safety

    NFL.com "After starting more than 100 games over eight seasons at cornerback, Kareem Jackson is transitioning to a new position. When veteran safety Andre Hal was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma earlier this month, the Texanslooked to their surplus of..." June 25

  • Mike Vrabel: I don’t know as a coach if I’ll ever be truly confident

    Pro Football Talk "Mike Vrabel has a presence about him, some would call it “swagger.” Appearances, though, can be deceiving. The Titans head coach was asked about his confidence level and admitted “confident” is not a word he’s comfortable using. “I..." June 24

  • Former Texans cheerleader says she was forced to use duct tape on her body

    Houston Chronicle "A former Texans cheerleader who says cheer director Alto Gary derided her as "skinny fat" and applied duct tape to her stomach before a 2017 game added her name Friday to one of two lawsuits filed against the team over payment and workplace issues. Angelina Rosa, a two-year..." June 24

  • Kareem Jackson will play safety full time

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans began experimenting with Kareem Jackson at safety during the offseason program as the team explored all options in trying to replace Andre Hal. Jackson performed so well at the position that he will play the position full time at training camp, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle..." June 23

  • Arian Foster, Andre Johnson team up for youth football camp

    Houston Chronicle "For several years, Texans stars Arian Foster and Andre Johnson teamed up on the field as the top offensive players for the AFC South franchise. Now, the retired former Pro Bowl selections are partnering to hold their first youth football camp July 7-8 at W.W. Thorne Stadium in Aldine...." June 23

  • Texans claim Roderick Johnson, cut Kendall Calhoun

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans were awarded offensive tackle Roderick Johnson off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. Johnson was drafted in the fifth round by Cleveland last year out of Florida State. He missed the entire season on injured reserve with a sprained medial collateral ligament and..." June 21

  • Chris Thompson has found his niche on Texans’ special teams

    Pro Football Talk "Devin Hester, Matthew Slater, Bill Bates and Steve Tasker are among the NFL players who established themselves as standout special teams players. Chris Thompson wants to do the same with the Texans. The Texans list Thompson as a receiver on their roster. In truth, he’s more of a..." June 21

  • Bill O’Brien, Texans are in a “good place”

    Pro Football Talk "It doesn’t seem that long ago that everyone wondered whether Bill O’Brien would coach the Texans in 2018. Now, he has a new contract, with a raise, and a new General Manager — Brian Gaine — who is a close friend. “I love working here,” O’Brien..." June 20

  • Why Texans may hesitate on Jadeveon Clowney's extension

    Houston Chronicle "When the Texans entered the offseason, two of their goals were to sign linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and Benardrick McKinney to contract extensions. McKinney, a second-round pick in 2015, signed a five-year, $50 million extension last week. He gets $21 million..." June 19

  • 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