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  • Peter King Says Clowney Not 'Worker Bee,' Work Ethic Could Interfere with Extension

    The Big Lead "Jadeveon Clowney has always had the requisite talent to be a star in the NFL. When he was rag dolling teenagers in high school, it was immediately apparent he could be a star. When he was rag dolling college football players — like his hit on Michigan running back Vincent..." February 22

  • NFLPA Projects 2019 Franchise Tag Values

    Pro Football Rumors "With the NFL offseason rapidly approaching, the NFL Player’s Association recently unveiled their position-by-position franchise tag predictions (via Albert Breer of SI.com). The numbers are based on an $190MM salary cap; the league’s most recent projection came in between..." February 20

  • Which NFL records will never be broken?

    Pro Football Talk "It’s Roger Goodell’s birthday. It’s also Paul Krause’s birthday. And Hall of Famer Paul Krause has a place in the record books that may be permanent. Krause, now 77, has 81 career interceptions. He’s held the record for 40 years. The closest contender..." February 19

  • Texans mull franchise tag for Jadeveon Clowney

    Houston Chronicle "An expensive, complicated game of tag is about to unfold between the Texans and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. Tuesday marks the first day NFL teams can use the franchise tag to prevent a player from becoming an unrestricted free agent. If the Texans are unable to negotiate a..." February 19

  • Andre Johnson on Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins: ‘He’s arguably the best receiver in football’

    Houston Chronicle "Prior to last season, retired Texans Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson spent time at training camp in West Virginia. While he was at The Greenbrier, Johnson visited with his protégé, Texans All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. And Johnson called Hopkins arguably the..." February 19

  • Demaryius Thomas Crash Photos 'I Thought Those People Were Dead'

    TMZ "It's a miracle Demaryius Thomas ?wasn't killed in his car crash Saturday morning -- with a key witness telling TMZ Sports he watched DT's car flip 3 times ... and was SHOCKED when he saw the NFL star get out of the vehicle mostly unharmed.  We spoke with..." February 18

  • Watt gifts jerseys to Texans fan who wore homemade version to school

    The Score "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt replaced a young fan's homemade No. 99 jersey with a real one. Malinda Ross, a teacher at Moore Elementary School in Houston, tweeted a photo last week of herself and two of her students sporting Watt jerseys to celebrate the 99th day of..." February 16

  • Demaryius Thomas Suffers Minor Injuries in Rollover Car Crash

    Bleacher Report "Free-agent wide receiver Demaryius Thomas suffered minor injuries after he rolled over his vehicle in downtown Denver early Saturday morning. Oscar Contreras of ABC-7 reported Thomas was one of three people riding in the vehicle when he lost control, and the car rolled into a..." February 16

  • NFLPA president prepares players for lockout in 2021

    Michigan Live "The NFL has two years remaining before the current collective bargaining agreement is up, and it appears the league could be headed for a sticking point. Players have had rumblings of the idea this season, particularly with how markets have expanded in other sports. And now, the NFL..." February 15

  • How does the NFL franchise tag work and how much do players get paid?

    SB Nation "When the NFL offseason heats up, one of the biggest storylines to watch every year is which players get the franchise tag. Teams have a two-week window to apply the one-year tender. Players who get the tag have to either sign their tender or negotiate a long-term contract with their teams..." February 14

  • Should the Oakland Raiders pursue Jadeveon Clowney in NFL free agency?

    Clutch Points "The Oakland Raiders this past season had a terrible showing. They went 4-12 on the season and had absolutely no depth in their front seven. Their defense allowed 29.2 points every game. Pro-Football Focus had them ranked last in every single defensive ranking. Head..." February 14

  • Should Patriots be interested in Demaryius Thomas? No . . . and yes

    NBC Sports Boston "The Patriots' depth chart at receiver for 2019 is one Super Bowl MVP away from potentially being confused for that of an AAF franchise. Julian Edelman will be in the final year of his contract next season. Joining him, at the moment, are 2018 sixth-round pick Braxton Berrios, as..." February 12

  • Texans expected to release WR Demaryius Thomas

    NFL.com "Demaryius Thomas' stint in Houston lasted just seven games. NFL Network's James Palmer reported Tuesday that the Texans are expected to release the receiver today, per a source informed of the situation. Houston shipped a fourth-round pick in the 2019 draft..." February 12

  • J.J. Watt compares the Steelers to the Kardashians

    Bleacher Report "With his brother T.J. Watt witnessing firsthand the locker room drama involving the Pittsburgh Steelers, J.J. Watt got a chance to address the situation Thursday.  Appearing on an episode of Late Night with Seth Meyers, the Houston Texans star compared the Steelers' drama to..." February 09

  • Brian Cushing on becoming a Texans assistant: 'It's unique'

    Houston Chronicle "For nine years, Brian Cushing delivered punishing tackles and established himself as one of the most intense linebackers in the NFL. Now, the former NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year is adapting to a different role. Retired from playing football, Cushing will be coaching his..." February 08

  • Texans promote Tim Kelly to offensive coordinator

    NFL.com "For the first time since 2016, the Houston Texans have an offensive coordinator. Houston announced a swell of changes to its coaching staff on Tuesday afternoon, namely the promotion of tight ends coach Tim Kelly to offensive coordinator. The last person..." February 05

  • Titans offensive coordinator on billionaire dad: “I’ve been lucky”

    paulkuharsky.com "Plenty of people who have know Smith didn’t learn for a while that his dad is Fred Smith, a billionaire who founded FedEx. “Obviously, I’m very proud – I’ve been lucky,” he said. “My dad has had a positive influence, but I’ve never..." February 05

  • Texans Hire Former QB T.J. Yates As Offensive Assistant

    NFL Trade Rumors "On Tuesday, the Houston Texans announced their 2019 coaching staff, which includes former QB T.J. Yates as an offensive assistant.  Yates tried out for the Redskins last year, but wasn’t signed to a contract and sat out the entire season.  Yates,..." February 05

  • Texans To Promote Tim Kelly To OC

    Pro Football Rumors "After going two seasons without an offensive coordinator, the Texans look ready to take a more traditional route in 2019. They are planning to promote tight ends coach Tim Kelly to work as the offensive coordinator next season, Alex Marvez of Sirius XM reports (on Twitter). Will..." February 02

  • NFL Players Association already preparing for potential work stoppage in 2021

    New York Daily News "Players in the NFL are hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. During the annual National Football League Players Association press conference at the Super Bowl on Thursday, much of the discussion focused on a potential lockout that could take place in 2021, and what the..." February 01

  • The Texans Potentially Have An Embarrassment Of Riches

    Battle Red Blog "The Houston Texans’ roster needs some new blood. From the running back room, to the offensive line, to the cornerbacks and overall depth chart, the Texans need to reload if they have any hope of repeating the success of the 2018 regular season and finally breaking..." January 31

  • Roger Goodell won't give NFL fans the honest answers they deserve

    USA Today "Roger Goodell is the master of double talk and untruths. The NFL commissioner held his annual news conference at the Super Bowl on Wednesday, and there will be no bigger waste of time this week. Which is saying something, given the circus that “Media Night” has..." January 31

  • Texans Hire Brian Cushing To Work With Defense/Conditioning Staff

    NFL Trade Rumors "The Houston Texans have hired veteran LB Brian Cushing to work with their strength and conditioning staff and to help out on defense, according to John McClain.  Cushing drew interest from the Seahawks and Raiders last offseason, but wound up sitting out the entire..." January 29

  • Texans hire Clay Hampton as director of football ops

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans hired former New York Jets executive Clay Hampton as director of football operations. Hampton, 51, will report to general manager Brian Gaine, a former Jets tight end. " January 29

  • Deshaun Watson surprises mom with home renovation

    NFL.com "Deshaun Watson's mother spent years encouraging him to chase his dreams. Now that Watson has achieved one of his biggest goals of reaching the NFL, the Houston Texans quarterback is giving back to her by renovating the home he grew up in. "She is my rock, my..." January 29

  • Deshaun Watson hopes he and Mahomes can be the next Brady and Manning

    Pro Football Talk "Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes have known each other since they were teenagers, they entered the NFL together and were both first-round picks in 2017, and they were Pro Bowl teammates on Sunday. Watson hopes he and Mahomes have a..." January 29

  • Black NFL players explain the importance of minority head coaches

    New York Daily News "The conversation around black coaches and diversity in the NFL has been an ongoing discussion for years, but recently that conversation was elevated when this season’s Black Monday saw five of the league’s eight minority coaches fired. And while the Rooney Rule has been..." January 29

  • Star NFL players blasts league over non-guaranteed contracts

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League is by far the most profitable of the four major North American sports. In fact, the NFL is setting its sights even bigger as it prepares for the Super Bowl this weekend. Coming off a fiscal year that saw the league generate a record $8 billion in revenue,..." January 28

  • J.J. Watt's comeback saves him, Texans from possibility of uncomfortable split

    Sporting News "In the spring, I wrote about how J.J. Watt would have a hard time returning to top form in 2018 after playing in just eight games of the previous two seasons due to major injuries — and costing the Texans $29 million against the cap over that time. I cautioned that, if the..." January 23

  • NFL announces 2019 matchups in London, Mexico City

    Sporting News "The schedule for the NFL games in London and Mexico City were released Monday. The Panthers will take on NFC South rival Buccaneers, the Bears will face the Raiders, the Bengals will host the Rams and the Texans will face their AFC South foe Jaguars in either Wembley Stadium and..." January 21

  • Texans re-sign Seantrel Henderson

    Houston Chronicle "Seantrel Henderson's first season with the Texans ended quickly when the veteran offensive tackle broke his ankle in the season opener against the New England Patriots. Now, Henderson will be back for a second try. The former Buffalo Bills starter has signed a one-year..." January 19

  • JJ Watt reportedly had procedure on knee after season

    Larry Brown Sports "JJ Watt appeared in all 16 games for the Houston Texas this year after battling multiple significant injuries in the two seasons prior, but it does not sound like he emerged from 2018 unscathed. Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that Watt underwent a “minor” procedure in..." January 17

  • Steelers LB T.J. Watt added to AFC Pro Bowl roster

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Add outside linebacker T.J. Watt to the list of Pittsburgh Steelers players selected to participate in the Pro Bowl. Watt was added as an injury replacement Thursday. He will take the spot of Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney, who withdrew from the game because of..." January 17

  • Texans' Christian Covington: 'I'd love to be back'

    Houston Chronicle "Veteran defensive lineman Christian Covington had a breakthrough season as a pass rusher this season for the AFC South champion Texans. Covington recorded a career-high 3 1/2 sacks in a dozen games with two starts. Now that he's a pending unrestricted free agent, the..." January 13

  • NFL's continued lack of diversity in coaching hires is shameful

    USA Today "There’s always an excuse. Jim Caldwell is too boring. Marvin Lewis can’t make in-game adjustments. Vance Joseph wasn’t aggressive enough. Hue Jackson is a fake. Steve Wilks just wasn’t the right fit. Or … something. Rather than..." January 11

  • Houston Texans Head Coach Wants To Keep Coaching Staff In Place

    Battle Red Blog "While some vocal fans are calling for Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien’s head on a platter, O’Brien himself is lobbying for the jobs of those around him. In a piece over at USA Today, Bill O’Brien is quoted stumping for his..." January 09

  • Bill O'Brien undecided on hiring an OC for 2019

    247 Sports "Following the disappointing loss in the wild-card round, the Houston Texans have begun looking for ways in which to improve leading up to the 2019 season. Bringing back key players and fixing the offensive line are priorities, as is bolstering the secondary through the NFL Draft and free..." January 09

  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney gets $1M to settle position dispute

    ABC 13 "Houston Texans defensive standout Jadeveon Clowney was paid a bonus of $1.005 million on the penultimate day of the 2018 regular season as part of a resolution over a dispute of which position he should have been listed as playing under his fifth-year option, a source told ESPN. January 08

  • Jadeveon Clowney: 'Of course, I want to come back'

    NFL.com "Following Saturday's playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts, the Houston Texans head into the offseason with a bevy of questions. One of the biggest is the future of former No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney, who is currently scheduled to be a free agent when..." January 08

  • Texans still believe D'Onta Foreman can be 'excellent' after frustrating year

    Houston Chronicle "A year ago, Texans running back D'Onta Foreman suffered a serious injury when he ruptured his Achilles tendon while scoring a touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals. It wound up taking the Texas City native more than a year to play in a game again as he returned against the..." January 07

  • Demaryius Thomas wants to remain with Texans, doesn't want to retire

    Houston Chronicle "With his surgically repaired torn Achilles propped up behind him, veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas is looking at an uncertain future. Although the 31-year-old five-time Pro Bowl selection would like to be back with the Texans, it will take him roughly six months to rehab the..." January 07

  • Texans' Tyrann Mathieu: 'I really want to be here'

    Houston Chronicle "Gathering his belongings and taking inventory one day after a painful end to an AFC South division championship season, veteran safety Tyrann Mathieu expressed hope that this won't be his last time inside the Texans' locker room. A former Arizona Cardinals All-Pro selection,..." January 06

  • Bob McNair’s death increases sense of urgency for Jerry Jones

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "The death of Houston Texans owner Bob McNair at 81 in November has Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones with an increased sense of urgency to get back to the Super Bowl heading into Saturday’s wildcard game against the Seattle Seahawks, per vice president Stephen Jones. The Cowboys..." January 06

  • Bill O'Brien on loss: I didn't do a good enough job

    NFL.com "Bill O'Brien coached a Texans team that seemed destined for mediocrity after an 0-3 start all the way to the AFC South crown. Houston's path met an all-too-familiar finish Saturday. O'Brien's Texans fell to the upstart Indianapolis Colts 21-7 at NRG Stadium..." January 06

  • Carson Palmer: Every Playoff Team Can Win Super Bowl... Except Baltimore

    CBS Sports "Former Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer spent 15 seasons in the NFL, which means he's seen a lot of football in his life, and if there's one thing Palmer knows about the NFL, it's how tough it can be to win in the postseason.  During his long career, the former No...." January 06

  • DeAndre Hopkins Played Through Joint Injury in Shoulder in Texans' Loss to Colts

    Bleacher Report "Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was held to just five catches for 37 yards in a 21-7 AFC Wild Card playoff loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. After the game, Hopkins told James Palmer of NFL Network that he gutted through injury just to stay on the..." January 06

  • Texans’ defensive front won the battle against the Colts’ offensive line in 2018

    Pro Football Talk "As the Texans prepare to face the Colts for the third time this season in today’s first wild card game, there’s one area in particular where they can feel very good: Their defensive line got the better of the Colts’ offensive line in both regular-season..." January 05

  • Texans WR Keke Coutee 'trending' toward being back for playoff game

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie wide receiver Keke Coutee is "trending in the right direction" toward being back for Saturday's playoff game after missing the past five games with a recurring hamstring injury. Texans coach Bill O'Brien characterized Coutee as a game-time decision, but..." January 05

  • T.Y. Hilton Embraces Clown Trash Talk, Wears Mask to the Game

    The Big Lead "The first game of the NFL playoffs kicks off in a few short hours but the trash-talking and stagecraft is already well underway. Indianapolis Coltswide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who caught nine passes for 199 yards in a victory against Houston last month, called NRG Stadium his “second..." January 05