Texans Rumors & News

  • Elway slights Osweiler, Texans: Best deals often ones you don't make

    Bleacher Report "Brock Osweiler played an integral role in helping the Denver Broncos stay afloat during the regular season last year after Peyton Manning battled poor performance and injuries, but the team opted not to re-sign the quarterback despite its need at the position coming into 2016. During a radio..." September 24

  • Texans sends mixed signals on Duane Brown

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday night, Texans tackle Duane Brown raised a fist during the national anthem, two days after tweeting, “I hope I see the same amount of outrage on here for this killing of an unarmed American citizen as I do for someone kneeling.” On Friday, Texans coach Bill O’Brien opened his..." September 24

  • Brissett, Patriots embarrass Texans

    The Sports Xchange "FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Jacoby Brissett wasn't perfect in his first NFL start Thursday night. He didn't have to be. The Patriots' rookie quarterback got plenty of help from his offensive line, his defense and the sloppy Houston Texans in New England's 27-0 rout at Gillette Stadium...." September 23

  • Texans' J.J. Watt has quiet game against Patriots

    Houston Chronicle "It was an uncharacteristically quiet game for Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt. The three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year was contained by the New England Patriots' blockers. He was knocked down at least a few times and was rendered a non-factor throughout the game. Watt had just..." September 23

  • Bill O’Brien blames loss on execution, reminds everyone it’s still early

    Pro Football Talk "On Thursday night, the Texans sustained their first shutout since their second NFL season. After the game, coach Bill O’Brien wasn’t happy — but he wasn’t ready to panic. “Can’t turn the ball over twice on special teams,” O’Brien told reporters. “You can’t turn the ball over on offense. Didn’t..." September 23

  • Lamar Miller has knee examined, returns to game

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans finally passed the 50-yard line in the third quarter, but they still haven’t scored. Their starting running back gave them a scare, too. Lamar Miller was on the training table on the Texans sidelined being examined by team trainers early in the fourth quarter." September 23

  • Houston Texans delete poll on Twitter after team is shut out by Patriots

    The Comeback "The Houston Texans’ Twitter account asked a simple question: How will the Texans score their first touchdown tonight? The poll seemed like a harmless effort ahead of Thursday night’s game against the New England Patriots. However, as the night went on, this poll turned into nothing but scrutiny..." September 23

  • Texans' Duane Brown raises fist during national anthem

    Houston Chronicle "In a symbol of protest about the series of deadly shootings of black men at the hands of police that has triggered unrest throughout the nation, Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown raised his fist during the national anthem Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. It was reminiscent of the legendary..." September 23

  • Bill O'Brien says his wife 'would kill' him if he slept at the office; well, maybe not

    Sporting News "Bill O'Brien was just kidding Monday. Or not. The Texans coach joked Monday he has been sleeping at the office with a big game Thursday night against the Patriots. "We sleep here instead of at home," O'Brien said, prompting a question about whether he was being serious. "Do I look like..." September 21

  • J.J. Watt says he considered retirement during the offseason

    Sportsnaut "According to a video with Graham Bensinger on Bensinger’s YouTube Channel, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said that he had considered retirement due to lack of function in his leg because of his injury. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from 2015 retiring after arguably the..." September 21

  • Why are NFL ratings plummeting this season?

    Sportsnaut "The National Football League remains the single most watched entity in North American professional sports. It’s not necessarily close. Really, the other three major sports leagues are simply battling for second place. Take the 2015 calendar year as an example of this. According to Sports..." September 21

  • Coaches complained about lack of offensive holding calls in Week One

    Pro Football Talk "Most coaches complain when too many penalties are called. Following Week One of the 2016 regular season, many coaches complained about the absence of one specific type of penalty. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, complaints arose from the absence of holding calls. And for good..." September 21

  • J.J. Watt, defense "building" something special

    HoustonTexans.com "J.J. Watt said he knocked off rust in Week 1. He knocked a lot more off in the Week 2 victory over the Chiefs. The 3-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year finished with 1.5 sacks, a fumble recovery and five total tackles. After a late-July back surgery kept him from practicing and playing..." September 19

  • Texans ride defense to win over Chiefs

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler and his Houston offensive teammates were doing just enough Sunday that any small measure of extra productivity proved more than sufficient to complement yet another stellar defensive effort. Carried by a stifling defense and aided by a staunch..." September 18

  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney flourishes at defensive end

    Houston Chronicle "In Sunday's 23-14 victory over Chicago, Jadeveon Clowney played defensive end for the entire game. That's a first for the outside linebacker. The coaches say Clowney played well. Coach Bill O'Brien hasn't said if Clowney will stay at end or return to linebacker against Kansas City, but..." September 16

  • Texans WR Hopkins Fined For Yeezy Cleats

    Black Sports Online "Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is one of adidas’ new athletes, as he recently signed a deal during the offseason. As a new member of team adidas Hopkins was able to get a pair of Yeezy cleats in advance of their public on sale date. Hopkins wore the new Kanye West designed footwear..." September 16

  • 'Harambe' back in business after temporary jersey ban

    ESPN "Fans who want to customize their favorite team's jersey with "Harambe" on the back can do so once again as of Thursday, after the word mistakenly appeared on a retailer's list of banned words. ESPN has learned that an official with a Major League Baseball team, concerned that fans were..." September 15

  • Harambe's legacy not respected by NFL Shop

    Sporting News "There are plenty of names you can't put on the back of jerseys at NFL Shop. BuzzFeed compiled a list of 50, and it includes names such as Ron Mexico (Michael Vick's alias), Carruth (as in Rae Carruth, the NFL player who conspired to murder his pregnant wife), He Hate Me (the popular XFL jersey)..." September 14

  • Roger Goodell says eliminating kickoffs remains possible if the NFL can’t make them safer

    Washington Post "The NFL has enacted rule changes to try to make the kickoff safer for players. That effort will continue with further safety-related tinkering with the play, according to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. But if such maneuvers fail, the elimination of the kickoff from the sport remains a future..." September 14

  • The NFL's Most Valuable Teams 2016

    Forbes.com "Relocation and new stadiums drove NFL team values 19% higher over the past year, to an average of $2.34 billion. The Rams doubled in value, to $2.9 billion, after moving from St. Louis to Los Angeles. The Rams are scheduled to play three seasons at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum before..." September 14

  • DeAngelo Williams among Week 1 Players of the Week

    NFL.com "Things that get better with age: A nice bottle of red wine, the "Mission: Impossible" franchise and Week 1 AFC Offensive Player of the Week DeAngelo Williams. Make no mistake, Williams did have two excellent seasons early on in his career with the Panthers. But after he failed to eclipse the..." September 14

  • NFL to launch new $100 million concussion initiatives to improve player safety

    Washington Post "The NFL is launching a new set of concussion-related initiatives under which the league will devote $60 million to technological development, aimed in part at improving helmets for players, and an additional $40 million toward funding medical research into the effects of head injuries,..." September 14

  • Lady Gaga Reportedly in Talks to Perform at Super Bowl 51 Halftime Show

    Complex "Lady Gaga is reportedly in talks to play the Super Bowl 51 halftime show in Houston in February 2017. According to Billboard, the singer could clinch the biggest stage of the year because the NFL was impressed by her performance of The Star-Spangled Banner at the 2016 Super Bowl. The last year..." September 13

  • NFL tabs Sam Rapoport to help open job 'pipeline' for women at team level

    ESPN "The NFL has created a position to address the lack of women in coaching and scouting roles at the team level and named former women's football pro tackle player Sam Rapoport as director of football development. Rapoport's role will be to identify women who are knowledgeable about the game and..." September 13

  • Donald Trump Wants All NFL Protesters to Leave America

    Black Sports Online "Remember Donald Trump’s campaign slogan is “Make America Great Again”. That means he obviously thinks America isn’t that great at the moment, so it is quite ironic that he wants others who have problems with the country to leave, but not himself. “Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our..." September 12

  • Osweiler downs Bears in Texans debut

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Making his first start with the organization that pried him away from the defending Super Bowl champions, Houston Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler was not only able to dispense with quality advice, he was forced to heed his own wise words. Osweiler and rookie receiver Will Fuller..." September 11

  • Brian Cushing tears MCL, out six weeks

    NFL.com "Texans linebacker Brian Cushing didn't make it through the first quarter before suffering a major injury. NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported that Cushing suffered a torn MCL, per a source informed of the injury. Cushing won't require surgery but will miss six weeks." September 11

  • Lamar Miller on Texans' offense: 'They use you to your skill set'

    Houston Chronicle "An elusive runner with speed, Texans running back Lamar Miller established himself with the Miami Dolphins as a versatile breakaway threat. Although Miller generated 1,269 all-purpose yards and 10 touchdowns last season as he rushed for 872 yards and eight touchdowns with 47 receptions for 397..." September 10

  • Texans' J.J. Watt not on a snap count

    Houston Chronicle "Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt is set to start Sunday against the Chicago Bears after making a speedy recovery from back surgery to repair a herniated disc in late July. Watt was upgraded to full participation on the injury report Friday after being limited the previous two days. How..." September 10

  • DeAndre Hopkins is the latest NFL star to receive Yeezy cleats from Kanye

    Fox Sports "Deandre Hopkins probably didn't need any additional reasons to look forward to the Texans' season-opener on Sunday, but he got one anyway. The Houston wideout's first official reception on the year is a pair of specially-made cleats courtesy of Kanye West and adidas. The cleats closely resemble..." September 09

  • Former NFL head of officiating alleges Roger Goodell assaulted him

    Sportsnaut "With the NFL season mere hours away from kicking off, it’s possible the league could find itself in the midst of yet another scandal. No. It doesn’t surround a players’ off-field issues. It’s also not involving a spat between the union and league over discipline. Instead, it’s all about NFL..." September 08

  • Every NFL Team's Best Weed Story

    Complex "You may not know this, but a lot of Americans smoke weed. And, contrary to what the National Football League wants you to believe, some of those Americans are professional football players. With the NFL season kicking off, let's take a moment to look back and appreciate some of the league's..." September 08

  • Texans' Will Fuller dealing with hamstring injury

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie wide receiver Will Fuller is still dealing with a hamstring injury that limited him in practice the past two days. Fuller didn't have a ton of activity during the portion open to reporters Thursday. The Texans are hopeful that Fuller will be able to play in Sunday's season opener..." September 08

  • Texans' J.J. Watt feared his career might end after offseason surgeries

    Sporting News "J.J. Watt is one of the most dominant defensive players in the NFL, but his first of two major surgeries this offseason thrust his career into doubt. The Texans' star pass-rusher wondered if he'd ever play football again while persevering through rehab this offseason. He underwent surgery in..." September 08

  • J.J. Watt: I can do “anything and everything” I’m asked

    Pro Football Talk "Texans coach Bill O’Brien stopped short of saying that defensive end J.J. Watt would play against the Bears this Sunday during an appearance on PFT Live Tuesday, but it was the kind of stop that could lead to Frank Costanza worrying about someone stealing his move. The signs that Watt will be..." September 07

  • The NFL Has an Age Problem

    The Ringer "If you’re worried about the level of play in the NFL, you have an unlikely ally: coaches and executives. “Everything from defensive linemen not knowing where their eyes should be looking, not knowing where blocks are coming from,” said Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh. “Defensive backs..." September 07

  • Cecil Shorts signs one-year deal with Bucs

    Pro Football Talk "Wide receiver Cecil Shorts was unemployed for only a few days. Shorts visited the Buccaneers and signed a one-year deal on Tuesday, ESPN’s Adam Caplan reported. The Texans released Shorts last weekend. He had started four games and played 11 in his only season with the Texans in 2015, but the..." September 07

  • J.J. Watt practicing Monday

    Pro Football Talk "The signs have pointed to defensive end J.J. Watt being on the field for the Texans opener for the last week or so, including a report from Adam Schefter of ESPN on Sunday that said Watt will play. Monday brought further reason to believe that the three-time Defensive Player of the Year will be..." September 05

  • J.J. Watt passes Texans physical, cleared to practice

    NFL.com "J.J. Watt took another step forward in his preparation for Week 1. The Houston Texans announced Sunday that Watt passed a physical and is ready for practice Monday. " September 04

  • Tyrann Mathieu does 100 pushups to honor LSU vs. Wisconsin bet with J.J. Watt

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU football players Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson as well as basketball player Shaquille O'Neal had a friendly bet with former Wisconsin player J.J. Watt over Saturday's game between the Tigers and the Badgers. After Wisconsin defeated LSU 16-14, Mathieu revealed the bet and Watt..." September 04

  • Texans cut safety Antonio Allen as part of moves to get to 53

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans announced their roster moves, including the #asexpected activations of defensive end J.J. Watt and Duane Brown from the physically unable to perform list. While Brown may not play in next week’s opener, Watt currently appears on track to play against the Bears." September 03

  • Texans to activate Duane Brown from PUP list

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans still don’t think left tackle Duane Brown is going to be ready to start the opener. But they do think he’ll be back before the first six weeks of the season. Via John McClain and Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are going to activate Brown from the physically unable..." September 03

  • Texans activate J.J. Watt

    Houston Chronicle "Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt was officially activated from the physically unable to perform list Saturday. Watt is set to play against the Chicago Bears in the season-opener Sept. 11 at NRG Stadium. Watt has made major strides since undergoing surgery in late July to repair a..." September 03

  • Texans release Cecil Shorts

    Houston Chronicle "When the Texans approached veteran wide receiver Cecil Shorts about a pay cut during the offseason, he accepted their terms for reasons beyond job security. Shorts sincerely wanted to remain with the defending AFC South champions. The Texans released Shorts on Saturday, according to a source..." September 03

  • Texans finish perfect preseason with win over Cowboys

    The Sports Xchange "The Houston Texans finished the preseason undefeated by beating the Dallas Cowboys 28-17 Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. The final tune-up before the regular season was short on starters, as both clubs were determined to protect their big guns for Week 1. Second-year running back Akeem..." September 02

  • Texans' Akeem Dent under NFL concussion protocol

    Houston Chronicle "Texans veteran inside linebacker Akeem Dent got shaken up against the Dallas Cowboys, suffering a concussion Thursday night at AT&T Stadium. Dent is now under the mandatory NFL concussion protocol. He must pass a baseline neurological exam before he can be medically cleared to return to..." September 02

  • Derek Newton says he’s ready for opener

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans sat right tackle Derek Newton on Thursday night, completing a preseason that saw Newton play a spectator role after he hurt his hamstring in an early training camp practice. Newton returned to practice this week, though, and he warmed up before the game against the Cowboys without..." September 02

  • Bill O’Brien: ‘Looks decent’ J.J. Watt could play Week 1

    Sportsnaut "J.J. Watt underwent back surgery to repair a herniated disc a month-and-a-half ago, yet he’s looking good to potentially play in Week 1. Perhaps there was something special in the cupcakes Watt received from Peyton Manning? However he did it, that’s what you call a quick recovery." September 02

  • Texans give ex-DE Jeoffrey Pagan injury settlement

    Today's Pigskin "When trimming the roster down to 75, the Texans were forced to cut defensive end Jeoffrey Pagan. This is one case where they’re not going to get out of it for free, though, as they needed to pay him an injury settlement. The two sides recently agreed to a payment of $141,176 to the two-year..." September 01

  • J.J. Watt accepts that he may not be able to walk at age 50

    Fox Sports "Last season, Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt put his body through absolute hell and came away with his third NFL Defensive Player of the Year Award, an accomplishment only Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor can claim as well. The price: a lot of pain, surgeries and possible..." September 01