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  • Six Teams On Upset Alert In NFL Week 15

    Sportsnaut "It’s crunch time as the NFL Week 15 schedule thrusts contenders under the microscope, and we’ve got some potential upsets brewing. Focusing just on the games with playoff implications, we’re looking at six favorites who could potentially suffer upset losses on..." December 14

  • Will Fuller questionable but trending toward return

    Yahoo! Sports "Texans receiver Will Fuller earned a questionable designation because of the hamstring that kept him out last week. But he has made progress toward a return with limited practices all week. “I’m feeling good,” Fuller said Thursday, via Aaron Wilson of..." December 13

  • Stephen A. Smith on Colin Kaepernick’s NFL Workout: 'Half the Owners Didn't Want to Do It'

    Complex "In his appearance on All the Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith discussed the root of his issue with Colin Kaepernick following his NFL workout debacle last month.  Smith revealed that he and “a..." December 13

  • For the third time, NFL MVP will be younger than Heisman Trophy winner

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday night, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson nailed down his case for NFL MVP. On Saturday night, LSU quarterback Joe Burrow most likely will win the Heisman Trophy. If that happens, the league MVP (born 1/7/97) will be younger than the Heisman winner (born..." December 13

  • NFL announces 32 nominees for Walter Payton Man of Year

    NFL.com "Upon the eve of the Super Bowl, the annual NFL Honors will take center stage, celebrating the best of the best on the gridiron. As is customary, one of the final accolades of the night will be one of the most prestigious as the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award is announced..." December 12

  • Roger Goodell: No change anticipated to Mike Vick’s role as a Pro Bowl Legends Captain

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL recently named Mike Vick as one of the 2020 Pro Bowl Legends Captains for the all-star game to be played during the weekend between the conference championships and the Super Bowl. The move has sparked controversy, in the form of online petitions opposing the move and, in..." December 12

  • OT Andre Smith Auditions For Texans

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans worked out three players Tuesday, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. " December 11

  • Competition committee chair Rich McKay admits to ‘angst’ from pass interference review

    Larry Brown Sports "The NFL has a problem with its pass interference challenge system, and the chairman of the league’s competition committee seems to know it. " December 11

  • Looming “top-down review” of officiating puts even more pressure on officiating

    Pro Football Talk "It’s a good thing that the NFL intends to conduct a “top-down review” of officiating in the offseason. It’s not a good thing that we know about it. The fact that the news has become public necessarily places more pressure on NFL officiating from the top,..." December 11

  • Someone Created An Epic 2019 NFL Trailer Combined With Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

    Total Pro Sports "Social media certainly knows how to bring out the best and creative side of people. Youtuber Christian Dvorak dazzled fan bases in 2017 when he released a crazy trailer for the season that was set to Star Wars: The Last Jedi, and fans ate it right up. " December 10

  • Salary cap expected to increase at least $8M in 2020

    NFL.com "Business is good in the NFL. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported the league informed clubs Tuesday it is projecting the 2020 salary cap to again increase, this time into the range of $196.8 million to $201.2 million.  " December 10

  • 4 Trade Destinations for Odell Beckham Jr. That Would Turn the NFL Upside Down

    12 Up "There has been speculation that Odell Beckham Jr. could be suiting up for a different team next season. The Browns superstar wide receiver was noncommittal when asked about his future with the team, and NFL insider Jay Glazer has reported that Beckham wants out of..." December 10

  • NFL Reviewing Its Ref Problem

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL has an officiating problem, and changes may be coming this offseason. The league is planning a “top-down review” of officiating for this offseason, Judy Battista of NFL Network reported. " December 10

  • Lions and Lamar Miller could make sense in free agency

    Clutch Points "Lamar Miller is in the final year of a four-year contract with the Houston Texans. Unfortunately for both sides, Miller spent his final season in Houston on injured reserve with a torn ACL. His body of work in Houston was not impressive and this could lead to him being on the third NFL..." December 09

  • Laremy Tunsil thinks officials have a “target on my back”

    Houston Chronicle "The sight of Texans left offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil leaving his stance a split-second early and being flagged for a false start is becoming commonplace. Tunsil was flagged for a season-high three false starts Sunday during a 38-24 loss to the Denver Broncos. He leads the NFL with..." December 09

  • NFL not considering change to playoff seeding

    The Score "Though the disappointing Dallas Cowboys or Philadelphia Eagles will likely win the NFC East, the NFL isn't considering changing a playoff system that awards division winners with a home playoff game, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Calls to reseed..." December 08

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Bashes FOX News, Conservatives For Turning Colin Kaepernick Into ‘The Black Grinch’

    Total Pro Sports "On Thanksgiving Day, former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick spoke at the “Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony,” also known as “Unthanksgiving,” on Alcatraz Island. The event appeared to serve as a rebuke to the holiday and the United..." December 07

  • The Texans should be considering Ohio State RB J.K. Dobbins

    Clutch Points "Coming into the college football season, there were three running backs expected to be the top prospects in the nation. Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor, Clemson’s Travis Etienne, and Georgia’s D’Andre Swift were viewed as the big three. Throughout the season, a new front..." December 06

  • Johnny Manziel Back In Business

    TMZ "Johnny Manziel has a job in pro sports again! TMZ Sports has learned the former QB inked a promotional deal with DAZN to promote the big Anthony Joshua vs. Andy Ruiz rematch this weekend ... which is going down at the same time as the SEC..." December 06

  • Antonio Brown posts lengthy apology on social media

    TMZ "Antonio Brown just issued a massive apology for his off-the-field behavior -- but there's one huge problem with his mea culpa ... it's unclear what he's specifically apologizing for. "First and foremost, I’d like to apologize to my family, friends and..." December 06

  • Five Potential Tom Brady Replacements For the New England Patriots

    The Big Lead "Tom Brady's days with the New England Patriots could finally be coming to a close. That comes from NBC Sports Boston's Tom Curran, who yesterday wrote this about the end of the Brady era: "unless there’s a radical course change in the next 90 days, that’s..." December 06

  • Petition is being signed by thousands to remove Michael Vick as Pro Bowl captain

    CNN "Michael Vick is going back to the NFL Pro Bowl, this time as one of four NFL Legends Pro Bowl Captains. But if some fans have their way, the ex-quarterback will lose his chance to mentor players on the sidelines. Joanna Lind started a petition on change.org to have..." December 06

  • Vernon Hargreaves on his future: I feel like I could be here for the long term

    Houston Chronicle "Standing inside the Texans' locker room, cornerback Vernon Hargreaves reflected on how much his change of scenery has impacted him. Since being cut by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and claimed off waivers, Hargreaves joined a first-place team and a defending AFC South division..." December 06

  • As protection improves, Deshaun Watson runs less

    Pro Football Talk "Don’t look now, but Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson isn’t looking to run as much as he used to. And there’s a good reason for it. As both Watson and coach Bill O’Brien separately told reporters on Wednesday, Watson is enjoying better performance..." December 05

  • Texans first-round rookie OT Tytus Howard underwent successful surgery to repair meniscus

    Clutch Points "The Houston Texans had to place first-round rookie Tytus Howard on injured reserve last week because of a knee injury that had been bothering him for over a month. At the least, Howard underwent successful surgery to repair his meniscus, per Aaron Wilson of the Houston..." December 05

  • NFL Reporter Jane Slater Tells Wild Story How Her She Caught Her BF Cheating Thanks to Fitbit

    Black Sports Online "To briefly summarize the Peloton Bike controversy, they ran a commercial where a husband got his wife the Bike for Christmas and the wife documented her weight loss journey. People called the ad sexist and their stock is tanking. It led to a discussion on if buying your..." December 05

  • Deshaun Watson wins AFC offensive player of the week

    HoustonTexans.com "The NFL has named Houston Texans QB Deshaun Watson the AFC Offensive Player of the Week following his performance in the team’s 28-22 victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday Night Football in Week 13. This marks his third Player of the Week award this season (Week 3 and..." December 04

  • Stephon Gilmore, DeAndre Hopkins Trade Barbs On Twitter After Patriots-Texans

    NESN "The battle between Stephon Gilmore and DeAndre Hopkins didn’t end Sunday night. Two days after Hopkins’ Houston Texans defeated Gilmore’s New England Patriots 28-22 at NRG Stadium, the All-Pro receiver tweeted a photo of himself catching a pass over the All-Pro..." December 03

  • Deshaun Watson: Pretty big to get a win against Tom Brady

    Boston "Sunday night’s win over the Patriots wasn’t just another victory for Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. The 28-22 result carried a little extra juice because it marked the first time in Watson’s three-year NFL career that he had edged Patriots quarterback Tom..." December 02

  • Bill Belichick Seemingly Tried To Run Right Past Bill O’Brien To Avoid Shaking His Hand After Loss

    NBC Sports Boston "While New England was mired in the middle of the first major winter storm of the season, the real icy behavior was about 1,800 miles away. After the Texans dominated the Patriots all night en route to a 28-22 victory, Bill Belichick and Bill O'Brien had a..." December 02

  • Three Likely Free Agent Destinations for Kareem Hunt

    The Big Lead "The Cleveland Browns may have trouble retaining all of their free agents, including running back Kareem Hunt. The former Kansas City Chief is on a one-year contract and will be a restricted free agent this spring, but was suspended for the first eight games of this season after violating the..." December 02

  • Bill O'Brien: Texans players drew up game-sealing trick play 'in the dirt'

    The Score "The Houston Texans' game-clinching touchdown against the New England Patriots ended with receiver DeAndre Hopkins lobbing a pass to quarterback Deshaun Watson. The unconventional play helped the Texans emerge with a 28-22 victory and was drawn up much like..." December 02

  • Texans linebackers dressed up as SWAT team members before facing the Patriots

    SB Nation "Oh hello, I am extremely here for this. The Houston Texans’ linebackers have been coordinating outfits before games this season, and the group’s latest one might be its best yet. The Houston Texans played the New England Patriots at home for Sunday..." December 02

  • Roger Goodell Consulted With Owners On Colin Kaepernick Workout

    Pro Football Rumors "There was a lot that was unclear surrounding the circumstances of how the recent Colin Kaepernick workout came to be. We heard a couple of weeks ago that commissioner Roger Goodell made the decision to organize the workout himself, and in an unusual way. He..." December 01

  • Report: J.J. Watt could return from torn pec for playoffs

    The Score "The Houston Texans and J.J. Watt share optimism that the five-time All-Pro defensive end could return from a torn pectoral muscle in time for the playoffs, NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports. There's reportedly even a glimmer of hope that Watt..." December 01

  • Texans not planning to hire general manager for 2020 season

    NFL.com "When the Texans' courtship of New England Patriots top executive Nick Caserio fell through this past offseason, the thought was simple: Houston would wait until after the draft and hire Caserio then. That does not appear to be the plan, anymore. Sources say that..." December 01

  • When is Super Bowl 2020? Date, location, halftime show for Super Bowl 54

    Sporting News "Though the date and location for the Super Bowl changes every year, the borderline unhealthy fixation on America's biggest professional sporting event is a constant. In 2020, when the NFL's 100th season ends with Super Bowl 54, that domestic and global attention will turn to..." December 01

  • Texans To Place T Tytus Howard On IR

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans will be without their starting right tackle the rest of the way. They are placing first-round pick Tytus Howard on IR, Field Yates of ESPN.com tweets. A knee injury will end Howard’s season. Howard previously carried a doubtful designation into Sunday..." November 30

  • Just how good is the 49ers' defense? Lamar Jackson is about to let San Francisco know

    USA Today "A quick rundown on items of interest as Week 13 rolls on in the NFL… Who’s hot: The 49ers defense. We’re about to find out a lot more about the prowess of San Francisco’s talented defense. Can it handle Lamar Jackson? The best game in the league this..." November 30

  • Julian Edelman Serving As ‘Yoda’ To Patriots’ Young Wide Receivers

    NESN "Julian Edelman had “Star Wars” on the brain when he met the media after Friday’s New England Patriots practice. Edelman, the elder statesman in a Patriots receiving corps that’s been forced to rely on several young wideouts this season, channeled his inner Jedi..." November 29

  • NFL Week 13 injuries: Kyler Murray uncertain to face Rams, Patriots list 17 players as questionable

    CBS Sports "Week 13 got off to an early start, as six teams were in action on Thanksgiving. The Chicago Bears rallied to beat the Detroit Lions -- even though quarterback David Blough was impressive in his first NFL start, the Buffalo Bills shocked..." November 29

  • Which players, coaches are under most pressure in final month?

    USA Today "Thanksgiving is over and December is almost here — which means undue pressure ahead for several notable names throughout the NFL. For coaches, players and owners, the final month of the season can be a time of reckoning. Entering Week 13, only one team — the..." November 29

  • Texans Workout RB Kenneth Dixon

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans worked out former Baltimore Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon, according to a league source not authorized to speak publicly. DIxon wasn't immediately signed to a contract, though. " November 28

  • Bill Belichick Gave DeAndre Hopkins Massive Praise Ahead of Patriots-Texans Game

    12 Up "While the Baltimore Ravens-San Francisco 49ers matchup is the game of Week 13, the second-most anticipated showdown is the one between the Houston Texans and New England Patriots.  If anyone is to have the edge in the battle between Tom Brady and Deshaun..." November 27

  • The NFL's Best Thanksgiving Performances

    The Big Lead "Thanksgiving Day -- before the 21st century, it was the only time football fans could regularly find NFL action on Thursdays. This special day has seen some special performances, and for obvious reasons, this is primarily a Lions and Cowboys-centric list. Emmitt Smith - Cowboys..." November 27

  • Deshaun Watson Woke Up at 2 a.m. to See His First NFL Check Hit Bank Account

    BroBible "Deshaun Watson is one of the most exciting young players in the NFL, with the Houston Texans quarterback even once being compared to Michael Jordan by his former college coach, Dabo Swinney, which, you know, doesn’t add pressure or anything. Of course, Watson..." November 27

  • Mike Pereira: Pass interference rule 'set up Al Riveron for failure'

    The Score "Mike Pereira, former NFL head of officiating and current FOX Sports rules analyst, sympathizes with Al Riveron as the senior vice president of officiating faces backlash in regards to the controversial new pass interference rule. "It's a significant crisis brought on by this..." November 27

  • CB Tre Roberson Drawing Substantial Interest

    TSN "Calgary Stampeders defensive back Tre Roberson is receiving interest from more than 10 NFL teams according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.       CB Tre Roberson, who had 7 interceptions..." November 27

  • Top 10 NFL rookies so far this season

    Sportsnaut "The 2019 NFL Draft class has been among the most impressive in recent history. For the first time in a while, the first two picks in said draft have lived up to expectations as rookies. A bit further down on the pecking order, the Oakland Raiders received an absolute steal in running..." November 27

  • Colin Kaepernick releases promo video from workout: ‘We stay ready’

    Larry Brown Sports "Colin Kaepernick does not appear to have sparked much interest from NFL teams with the workout he held in Atlanta earlier this month, but the free agent quarterback wants to continue sending the message that he is ready to play. On Monday, Kaepernick shared a promo video on Twitter..." November 26