Texans Rumors & News

  • Cushing goes under knife three times to prepare for season

    Houston Chronicle "Inside linebacker Brian Cushing underwent surgery three times after the season to help him get ready for his seventh season with the Texans. Not only did Cushing undergo surgery to repair a broken right wrist, but he also had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and left ankle. “Left ankle,..." February 28

  • Ryan Mallett says he wants to stay in Houston

    Houston Chronicle "Quarterback Ryan Mallett said on Wednesday he would like to return to the Texans but was careful not to rule out the possibility of signing with another team. Unless Mallett signs a new contract with the Texans before March 10 when the new league year begins, he’ll become an unrestricted free..." February 26

  • DeAndre Hopkins had wrist surgery after the end of the season

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans ran through quite a few quarterbacks with various levels of success in 2014, but one thing they could count on regardless of who was throwing the ball was strong play from wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins had 76 catches for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns and his numbers would..." February 22

  • Texans coach Bill O’Brien says Arian Foster has ‘got a lot of good football left,’ doesn’t rule out drafting RB

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O’Brien was asked today about running back Arian Foster’s workload. Foster, who turns 29 in August, carried 260 times for 1,246 yards and eight touchdowns. He caught 38 passes for 327 yards and five touchdowns. “I think any time a player reaches close to that age of 30 and..." February 20

  • Texans still hopeful 2014 top pick Jadeveon Clowney will succeed

    Yahoo! Sports "A year ago at the NFL scouting combine, Jadeveon Clowney was cementing his status as the No. 1 overall pick. Now the Houston Texans, who took Clowney with the first pick of last year’s draft, are just hoping he can be healthy and contribute in his season season. Clowney is on a scary path...." February 19

  • Report: NFL salary cap expected between $140-143M

    Covers.com "The NFL expects this year's salary cap to be between $140 million and $143 million, at least $1.5 million higher than projected, ESPN reported Wednesday. League sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter that the NFL notified teams Wednesday. The league had informed team executives at the owners..." February 19

  • NFL reportedly unlikely to expand playoffs in 2015

    SB Nation "Last offseason, it appeared the NFL and commissioner Roger Goodell were intent on reaching an agreement to expand the playoff field from 12 to 14 teams. However, a report in the Washington Post suggests a potential change is now unlikely to arrive in time for the 2015 season. "I think it's..." February 19

  • Future uncertain, Kareem Jackson would love to be back with Texans

    ESPN.com "This offseason hasn't felt unique to Kareem Jackson, so far. He'll still wander into the Houston Texans facility, get a workout in, hang out with his teammates and feel like a Texan. That could change for Jackson this offseason; the team that raised him might not be his home anymore. A..." February 13

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    Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

    Cushing played part of 2014 with a broken wrist. It happened gradually and he isn't even sure when exactly it happened. #Texans

  • Which NFL Teams Have The Hardest And Easiest 2015 Schedules?

    Deadspin.com "Even before the release of next season's schedule (which should happen in April, about a week before the draft) we already know who everyone will be playing in 2015. That means it's possible to calculate who'll have the toughest row to hoe, and who gets a break. The Falcons will face the..." February 12

  • Texans Have Tough Decisions Ahead of Them

    Scout.com "Last offseason started with Andre Johnson holding out and figuring out if he wanted to be part of the new-look Texans. Word is that Owner Bob McNair came to the rescue to ease tensions and Johnson’s mind on his future with the organization, ultimately opening the door to get him into training camp..." February 12

  • Bill O'Brien on Texans QB situation: 'It will probably be a competition'

    CBSSports.com "The Houston Texans finished last season with a 9-7 record, owing largely to the exploits of superhuman J.J. Watt. The offense left much to be desired, especially in the passing game. Houston finished 24th in passing yards, 17th in yards per attempt and quarterback rating, and 19th in Football..." February 06

  • Texans Have Competition For Ryan Mallett's Services?

    Battle Red Blog "The Houston Texans have reportedly said they want Ryan Mallett back, but a report today says they may not be alone in their pursuit of the former New England backup quarterback. Back in late November, immediately after Ryan Mallett's lone season in Houston ended in surgery and with Mallett set..." February 05

  • Junior Seau leads a strong eight-man class into the Hall of Fame

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared the decks of a number of finalists who had been debated for years, as they ushered in an eight-man class to Canton Saturday night. First-year eligible linebacker Junior Seau was elected to the Hall of Fame, along with running back Jerome Bettis, defensive..." February 01

  • Watt 1st unanimous DPOY

    ESPN.com "NFL Defensive Player Of The Year J.J. Watt was a unanimous selection as The Associated Press NFL Defensive Player Of The Year for 2014. The ultra-energetic and versatile Houston Texans end collected every vote from a nationwide panel of 50 media members who regularly cover the league. "It's..." February 01

  • NFL will review Calvin Johnson rule, narrow goal posts

    SB Nation "The league is still considering reducing the width of the goal post and will review the "Calvin Johnson Rule" this offseason. The NFL competition committee will examine reducing the width of the goal post uprights this offseason, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network. Each year the..." January 30

  • NFLPA to give own salary-cap projection for 2015

    USA Today "For the first time, the NFL Players Association plans to issue its own projections for the 2015 salary cap to counter what it perceives as deflated league projections that can impact teams' budgeting and, in turn, hold down spending. NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith made the..." January 30

  • J.J. Watt rewards himself with log cabin in ‘middle of nowhere’

    Houston Chronicle "Since the Texans’ 2014 season ended, J.J. Watt has appeared on another national magazine cover, jumped over Jimmy Kimmel on national television and collected two turnovers in the Pro Bowl. This week, Watt has made the rounds in Glendale, Ariz., during the media buildup toward Super Bowl..." January 30

  • Texans hire Paul Pasqualoni as defensive line coach

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans lost a veteran assistant coach last week when defensive line coach Bill Kollar took a job with the Broncos. They’ll replace him with another seasoned coach. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that Paul Pasqualoni will join Bill O’Brien’s staff as Kollar’s replacement." January 25

  • JJ Watt signs off on Broncos' hiring of Bill Kollar for D-line

    Denver Post "For a guy who played quarterback in college, Jay Rodgers did a nice job as the Broncos' defensive line coach the past three seasons. Bill Kollar, 62, is a defensive line coach who played defensive line. A former first-round draft pick, and an NFL coach for 25 consecutive years, Kollar is the..." January 24

  • Reports: Texans promote Gaine to director of player personnel

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Texans director of pro personnel Brian Gaine will receive a promotion to keep him in Houston before he can interview with the Eagles for the second time, CBS Houston and NFL.com report. Gaine has been promoted to director of player personnel, the Houston Chronicle reports. Gaine has interviewed..." January 18

  • Jets to hire Todd Bowles as head coach, Mike Maccagnan as general manager

    New York Daily News "The Jets have found their head coach. Gang Green intends to hire Cardinals defensive coordinator Todd Bowles to a four-year deal as their head coach, according to sources. Bowles, a hot candidate that garnered interest from multiple teams, had his second interview with the Jets on Tuesday..." January 14

  • Could Peyton play elsewhere in 2015?

    Pro Football Talk "With the Broncos and coach John Fox engaging in the most recent NFL “mutual parting,” the biggest question moving forward is whether the Broncos and quarterback Peyton Manning will have a “mutual parting,” too. Manning, who abhors change, may not want to return — if he decides to keep playing...." January 13

  • Mike Maccagnan expected to leave Texans’ front office for Jets’ GM gig

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans are set to lose a member of their front office according to a report from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport, who says college scouting director Mike Maccagnan will be offered the New York Jets’ general manager position. Maccagnan, who’s played a key role in the draft since being hired by the..." January 12

  • Jets expected to hire Texans' Mike Maccagnan as GM

    NFL.com "The first domino in the New York Jets' new era fell Sunday morning. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported that the team is expected to hire Texans college scouting director Mike Maccagnan as the new general manager, according to two sources informed of their thinking. Maccagnan has been in..." January 11

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    Chris Mortensen @mortreport

    If Doug Marrone does not land a head coach job, sources say he will have an offer to join close friend Bill O'Brien as a Texans consultant

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    Alex Marvez @alexmarvez

    Source tells @NFLonFOX that @nyjets asst coach Mike Devlin will be @HoustonTexans new offensive line coach replacing the fired Paul Dunn

  • Report: Wade Phillips to interview with Washington

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins need a defensive coordinator to replace Jim Haslett and they’ll be looking at one of the most experienced candidates on the market this week. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Wade Phillips is scheduled for an interview in Washington this week. Phillips was out of the NFL in..." January 04

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    Brian Costello @BrianCoz

    Rick Mueller (Eagles) scheduled to interview with Jets on Sunday for GM job. Mike Maccagnan (Texans) on Monday. #nyj

  • 2014 AP All-Pro Team

    Pro Football Talk "Via USA Today and NFL.com, here is the first-team All-Pro squad as announced by The Associated Press on Friday. Fifty NFL writers compose the AP’s voting panel: OFFENSE Quarterback: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay. Running back: DeMarco Murray, Dallas; Le’Veon Bell, Pittsburgh. Fullback: John..." January 02

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    Michael Silver @MikeSilver

    As I said on @nflnetwork Sunday & Monday, I consider Texans college scouting director Mike Maccagnan to be frontrunner for Jets GM job...

  • Texans 23, Jaguars 17; Houston Falls Short of Playoffs

    Battle Red Blog "Seeing as this is the last game of our 2014 season, let's firstly focus on the positives. Andre Johnson finishes off the season with his best game of 2014, hauling in 10 receptions for 134 yards and a TD. All those steps Andre's lost this year? They were back today as he easily separated from..." December 29

  • J.J. Watt sets another record

    ESPN.com "Add another record to J.J. Watt's tally. With three sacks against the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Texans defensive end became the first player in NFL history with 20 or more sacks in two different seasons. Watt's third sack of the game was also a safety, which put the Texans ahead..." December 29

  • Watt could be first defensive player since 2008 to get an MVP vote

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt probably won’t win the Most Valuable Player award. But if he even gets a vote, he’ll be doing something rare for a defensive player. The league MVP award is voted upon by 50 members of the media, chosen by the Associated Press. And those 50 members of the media..." December 28

  • Andre Johnson surprised at uncle's words, hasn't considered pay cut

    ESPN.com "In a story that posted Thursday evening, the Houston Chronicle reported that Andre Johnson would be willing to take a pay cut to remain with the Texans. The story was based on Johnson's uncle and adviser, Andre Melton, saying Johnson "doesn't mind having a pay cut." During today's locker room..." December 28

  • Andre Johnson willing to take pay cut to remain with Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Andre Johnson came closer than ever to parting ways with the Texans last offseason. The veteran wide receiver is already preparing for the potential of an even more contentious 2015 offseason. During an extended interview last week, the longest-tenured Texan acknowledged he could face a..." December 26

  • 2015 Pro Bowl: Complete roster

    NFL.com "The rosters for the 2015 Pro Bowl, which will be Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIV, were announced Tuesday. Like last year, it's the unconferenced format with players selected without regard to conference in voting by fans, coaches and..." December 24

  • Texans beat Ravens 25-13 to keep playoff hopes alive

    Houston Chronicle "andy Bullock kicked six field goals Sunday afternoon and the Texans’ defense intercepted three Joe Flacco passes in a 25-13 win over Baltimore that kept alive Houston’s slim playoff chances entering next Sunday’s regular-season finale. The Texans improved to 8-7 with the victory at NRG Stadium..." December 22

  • Arian Foster threatened to punch Case Keenum if he cried after win

    SB Nation "Case Keenum needed nine starts to get his first win as an NFL quarterback, but after an 0-8 record in 2013, the third-year quarterback led the Houston Texans to a 25-13 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 16. Keenum was signed by the Texans just last week after injuries to quarterbacks..." December 22

  • Ryan Mallett says he wants to return to Texans next season

    Houston Chronicle "Ryan Mallet’s arm was in a sling and he was careful not to draw attention to himself Friday. But the 6-6 quarterback was impossible to miss in the Texans’ locker room and during practice, which featured Mallett shadowing healthy QBs Case Keenum and Thad Lewis as they prepared for a critical home..." December 20

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    Drew Dougherty @DoughertyDrew

    O'Brien: TE Garrett Graham (high ankle sprain) probably not going to play vs. Baltimore.

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    Dale Robertson @sportywineguy

    BOB: @Nukdabomb definitely day to day. Final decision will be made Sunday morning.

  • Andre Johnson passes concussion protocol, will play vs. Ravens

    Houston Chronicle "Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson said Thursday he passed the NFL’s concussion protocol and will play against the Ravens on Sunday at NRG Stadium. “I feel normal,” Johnson said. He missed last Sunday’s 17-10 road loss to the Colts after suffering a concussion during the Texans’ 27-13 win..." December 18

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    Bill O'Brien is delaying an official announcement as long as possible but every expectation Case Keenum starts vs. Ravens on Sunday

  • Andre Johnson practices as Texans weigh quarterback options

    Pro Football Talk "The good news for the Texans passing game is that wide receiver Andre Johnson returned to practice on Wednesday after missing last week while recovering from a concussion. With the Ravens shuffling another new cornerback into their injury-depleted corps this week, having Johnson and DeAndre..." December 17

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    Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

    #Texans make official: Fitz to IR, Ricky Stanzi to practice squad, Keenum to active roster, Travis Labhart to p squad IR.

  • Duane Brown on Case Keenum: ‘It will be good to have him back’

    Houston Chronicle "Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately. • • • Case Keenum, who’s expected to be signed by the end of the day, could also be thrown as the Texans’ emergency starter Sunday against the visiting Ravens. He was with the Texans through the end of..." December 16

  • Andre Johnson On Track To Return From Concussion Against Ravens On Sunday

    Battle Red Blog "The greatest player in Texans' franchise history is likely to play when the Baltimore Ravens come to town in Week 16 of the 2014 season, according to Bill O'Brien. Read on to see exactly what O'Brien had to say about Andre Johnson's availability. After a concussion suffered against the Jaguars..." December 16

  • No Tom Savage this week, leaving Texans scrambling

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans can’t even turn to Plan C this week. After losing Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan Mallett to season-ending knee injuries, they won’t even be able to turn to rookie Tom Savage this week. Per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Texans coach Bill O’Brien told reporters that Savage would..." December 15

  • Case Keenum is returning to the Texans

    MyFOXHouston.com "The Houston Texans will sign quarterback Case Keenum off of the St. Louis Rams practice squad. The Rams waived Keenum in October, and then added him to the team's practice squad. The Texans are in need of at least one quarterback after starter Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a fractured tibia in..." December 15

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