Texans Rumors & News

  • Fitzpatrick has a stranglehold on QB position

    Houston Chronicle "Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately. Case Keenum and T.J. Yates have departed. Matt Schaub has fallen into the past. Ryan Fitzpatrick has become the one, named the Texans’ starting quarterback in mid-June and holding onto the spot through a..." October 22

  • Clowney not guaranteed a starting position when he returns to action

    Houston Chronicle "Rookie linebacker Jadeveon Clowney warmed up prior to the Texans’ road defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday but didn’t see action, turning from a gametime decision into an inactive. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Clowney could return Sunday at the Tennessee Titans, marking his first game..." October 22

  • Steelers use 3 late first-half TDs to stun Texans

    Pittsburgh Tribune Review "Call them the 73 seconds that potentially saved a season. The Steelers lacked a pass rush, running game, viable second receiving option for Ben Roethlisberger, any semblance of an offensive identity and a solution for holding off J.J. Watt. Fans were booing loudly, Antonio Brown was throwing..." October 21

  • Fitzpatrick on Texans’ collapse: ‘As bad as I’ve ever seen’

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O’Brien had little interest in discussing the specifics of the Texans’ late second-quarter collapse, which saw a 13-0 lead suddenly become a 24-13 deficit. Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick echoed the sentiment of many of his teammates, acknowledging Pittsburgh’s outburst..." October 21

  • Texans' Clowney (knee) inactive for MNF

    ESPN.com "Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is inactive for Monday night's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers." October 20

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Clowney has been limited in practice 2 days in a row. Told media he can't run laterally. How can he play and not be able to run laterally?

  • Jadeveon Clowney back at practice

    ESPN.com "Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney returned to practice Friday for the first time since undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on Sept. 8 for a torn meniscus. Clowney, who made his return exactly six weeks since his last practice, wore a brace on his right knee during the portion that was..." October 18

  • Avoiding slow starts still high on the Texans’ list of priorities

    Houston Chronicle "The only time the Texans started well was this season was in their road victory over Oakland. In the last game, they trailed Indianapolis 24-0 in the first quarter of an eventual 33-28 loss at NRG Stadium. “We want to do well on every play, every series, every drive,” quarterback Ryan..." October 16

  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney 50-50 shot to play on 'MNF'

    NFL.com "Jadeveon Clowney might be back in Houston's lineup a little sooner than expected. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft was sidelined by arthroscopic knee surgery after the season opener and was given a four-to-six week timetable to return, with many expecting Clowney to take all six..." October 15

  • Pressure on Texans’ coaches, players to correct mistakes

    Houston Chronicle "Bad starts and close losses are nothing new to the Texans. After struggling early, they lost two close games – 20-17 in overtime at Dallas and 33-28 to Indianapolis at NRG Stadium – in five days. That is a continuation of a bad habit they developed last season, when they were the worst team..." October 13

  • Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return for Steelers’ game

    Houston Chronicle "Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is hoping to return for the Oct. 20 nationally-televised game at Pittsburgh. Clowney, the first pick in the draft, will have input in the decision that ultimately will be made by the team doctors and trainers who’ve overseen his recovery from arthroscopic..." October 12

  • O’Brien on QB Fitzpatrick: ‘He’s our starter’

    Houston Chronicle "Film review of the 33-28 loss to the Colts didn’t change Bill O’Brien’s impressions of his team, which has now dropped three of four games after starting 2-0. And despite another disjointed effort by Ryan Fitzpatrick, who had a terrible first quarter but played impressively in bringing the team..." October 11

  • Jadeveon Clowney eager to return

    ESPN.com "When Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney sees all the amazing things teammate J.J. Watt does on the football field, it looks familiar to him. "I just tell him, boy, I remember I used to do that in college," Clowney said. "He be like, 'Yeah, I know. Need to do that on the next..." October 10

  • Hopkins: 'I thought too much' on fumble recovery chance

    NFL.com "Following the Houston Texans' failed comeback attempt Thursday night, J.J. Watt said he needed to "find a way to do more." One Texan who appeared to have a chance to do more was DeAndre Hopkins. The receiver was the closest Houston player with a chance to recover the game-sealing Ryan..." October 10

  • Colts hold on for 33-28 victory over Texans, take sole possession of first in AFC South

    Indianapolis Star "What we saw of the Indianapolis Colts' 33-28 victory over the Houston Texans Thursday at NRG Stadium: • Colts hold on, Texans don't: With the Texans on the verge of taking the lead after trailing 24-0 in the first quarter, receiver Andre Johnson fumbled in Colts territory with safety Mike Adams..." October 10

  • Bose sends out free headphones to NFL teams

    Los That Sports Blog "Now that audio powerhouse Bose is the official headphone supplier for the NFL — something that got San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick fined $10k for wearing Beats headphones this past weekend — Bose needs to push their brand via NFL players. Apparently the company has moved quickly to do so, as..." October 10

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    James Palmer @JPalmerCSN

    Andre Johnson just got done finishing warming up. Gave WR coach a thumps up told Rick Smith he's good. #Texans

  • Blame for Texans’ slow starts doesn’t rest solely on Fitzpatrick

    Houston Chronicle "Bill O’Brien said the key to getting off to better starts offensively is simple: Stay on schedule early on each series. “If we can get to third-and-5 or less, our percentages of converting that third down go up,” he said. “We have to get that first first down.” The Texans had four..." October 08

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    James Palmer @JPalmerCSN

    Andre Johnson is listed as questionable against the Colts. Expect Dre to play. Clowney and Darryl Morris are only #Texans listed as out.

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    Drew Dougherty @DoughertyDrew

    "Oh yeah."-O'Brien on if he expects Brian Cushing & Arian Foster to play vs. Colts.

  • Arian Foster says NFL Thursday games are dangerous, hypocritical

    Houston Chronicle "Texans running back Arian Foster said the NFL’s Thursday Night Football games are “annoying for players” and hypocritical during a time when the league is actively trying to promote player safety. “I don’t know a player that likes it,” Foster said Monday at NRG Stadium. “I really don’t know a..." October 07

  • Cowboys Edge Texans 20-17 In OT

    Blogging The Boys "Once again a Dallas Cowboys game went the way exactly nobody thought it would. A defensive first half, and repeated mistakes by Dallas made the game against the Houston Texans a much closer and more difficult one than Cowboys fans were hoping for. But, as the saying goes, you are what your..." October 06

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Despite a lengthy injury report this week, the #Texans came out relatively unscathed. Both Andre Johnson & Arian Foster are slated to play

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    #Texans HC Bill O'Brien expecting WR Andre Johnson to play vs. #Cowboys unless something unexpected develops between now and kickoff

  • J.J. Watt fined for roughing EJ Manuel

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt hit Bills quarterback EJ Manuel a whopping nine times on Sunday. Seven of those times, he was within the rules. But twice Watt was flagged for roughing the passer, and now he’s paying the price: The NFL has confirmed that Watt was fined $16,537 for roughing..." October 04

  • Texans down three defensive backs against Cowboys

    Pro Football Talk "The Cowboys have had great success running the ball with DeMarco Murray this season and they will likely continue to ride Murray and their talented offensive line against the Texans this weekend. When they do decide to put the ball in the air, they’ll be going after a depleted Houston..." October 03

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Barring a setback, RB Arian Foster will start against the Cowboys. That's good news for the Texans. I expect Andre Johnson to play, too.

  • If Texans’ Arian Foster feels he can play, he will vs. Cowboys

    Houston Chronicle "Arian Foster had no interest in discussing the Texans’ lack of a running attack last Sunday against Buffalo and was noncommittal about playing this Sunday against Dallas. The Texans’ starting running back was held to just six yards on eight carries during a home victory versus the Bills, the..." October 02

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Texans sign CB Jumal Rolle off Packers practice squad and cut RB Ronnie Brown.

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    The #Texans have parted ways with safety Shiloh Keo, per a league source. Has been dealing with a calf injury.

  • Texans’ Jadeveon Clowney hopes to return in a ‘few weeks’

    Houston Chronicle "Jadeveon Clowney was careful with his words, not say anything definitive and speaking in vague generalities. But the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 draft acknowledged being injured before the first half of his initial NFL game was “very tough” and he’s anxious to return to action, hoping to..." September 30

  • J.J. Watt’s TD leads Texans to 23-17 win over Bills

    Houston Chronicle "When people start suggesting the name J.J. Watt Field at NRG Stadium, which is likely to happen any day now, they’ll do so because of moments like one in particular during Sunday’s third quarter against the Buffalo Bills. Sunday was one of those days when Watt appears in three or four pregame..." September 29

  • J.J. Watt Is a Young Michael Strahan, and That Is the Ultimate Compliment

    Bleacher Report "The best thing anyone can say about a young defensive lineman is to call that player a young Michael Strahan. That is J.J. Watt. When I see Watt, it's like going back in time, when a young Strahan entered the NFL, and I was covering the New York Giants beat for the New York Times. We can debate..." September 29

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Texans RB Arian Foster is expected to play today, per sources. Had battled a hamstring injury, should return after missing just one game.

  • Arian Foster a game-day decision

    ESPN.com "The Houston Texans declared running back Arian Foster questionable for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with a hamstring injury. Foster did not play last weekend against the New York Giants after being limited in practice all week. He was again limited in practice this week. Texans..." September 27

  • Sunday evaluation looms for Foster, Lechler

    CSN Houston "Texans running back Arian Foster is still “day-to-day” three days after missing the team’s Week 3 matchup against the Giants. Foster is dealing with a hamstring injury, which he talked about on Monday. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said the team will work Foster out Sunday before the game...." September 25

  • Duane Brown says Texans have plenty to learn from in loss

    Houston Chronicle "Left tackle Duane Brown was looking for the proverbial silver lining after the 30-17 loss to the New York Giants. “We’ve got to keep in perspective,” he said Monday. “We have a lot to learn from this game. That’s what we’re going to do. I don’t think anybody around here is sulking or walking..." September 23

  • Justin Pugh does good job on Texans' J.J. Watt

    Newsday "Justin Pugh was so sick of hearing about J.J. Watt that by the time he actually faced the Texans' All-Pro defensive end, his head was spinning -- and he allowed a sack. It was an inauspicious beginning for the second-year right tackle's day against Watt, but it turned out to be one of the few..." September 22

  • DeAndre Hopkins turns in another stellar effort in Texans’ loss to Giants

    Houston Chronicle "Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was targeted nine times, recording six catches for a game-high 116 yards. The second-year pro hauled in a 49-yard downfield throw from quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and pulled off a terrific falling, one-handed 53-yard grab that was negated by a penalty." September 22

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    Dave Zangaro @DZangaro

    Arian Foster, Ben Jones and D.J. Swearinger are questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants. #Texans

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    Jordan Raanan @JordanRaanan

    Bill O'Brien just said you can expect Texans to use J.J. Watt 'more and more' moving forward as red-zone TE. Watch out league!!

  • Swearinger’s knack for the ball reaping benefits for Texans’ defense

    Houston Chronicle "Second-year strong safety D.J. Swearinger has been involved in three of the Texans’ six turnovers during their 2-0 start. Swearinger forced a fumble at the Texans’ 8-yard line in the 17-6 victory over Washington. He recovered a fumble at the Raiders’ 3 in the 30-14 victory at Oakland. He also..." September 16

  • Could Condoleezza Rice Replace Roger Goodell As Commissioner Of The NFL?

    ThePostGame.com "While there are still many questions to be answered as the NFL investigates its handling of Ray Rice's assault case, there are already a handful of prominent voices calling for commissioner Roger Goodell to step down and an intriguing candidate to take his place. U.S. Senator Kirsten..." September 16

  • Charles Woodson's blunt take on Raiders after loss to Texans: 'We suck'

    Fox Sports "Charles Woodson is what some might call a "straight shooter." Woodson's Oakland Raiders looked absolutely dismal for the second consecutive week, being shut out for three quarters en route to a 30-14 loss to the Houston Texans. After the game, the veteran cornerback was asked what he thought..." September 16

  • Texans beat Raiders 30-14, improve to 2-0 for fifth straight season

    Houston Chronicle "For the fifth straight season, the Houston Texans are 2-0. Last year, you might remember, the Texans followed with a disastrous 14 consecutive losses. This year, though, already has a different feel to it. The Texans thoroughly dominated the Raiders 30-14 on Sunday, becoming the first team..." September 15

  • Andre Johnson: It’s “good to have” coach with Bill O’Brien’s style

    Pro Football Talk "During the offseason, wide receiver Andre Johnson had a lot of questions about the direction that the Texans were taking after a 2-14 season in 2013. Johnson stayed away from the team until training camp, when he reported for work and started getting some answers. Johnson seems to like what..." September 14

  • NFL Leads Push For Franchise in Europe

    ThePostGame.com "This NFL season has kicked off with more fanfare than ever before, and excitement for the sport isn't limited to the United States. For the first time in the league's history there will be three regular-season games played abroad, all of them at Wembley Stadium in London. The games will come on..." September 09

  • Jadeveon Clowney injury caused by Texans field turf?

    Larry Brown Sports "Jadeveon Clowney is expected to miss anywhere from four to six weeks after suffering a torn meniscus in the Houston Texans’ win over the Washington Redskins on Sunday. According to Texans safety DJ Swearinger, the turf at NRG Stadium could be to blame for the injury. “He told me on the field..." September 09

  • Jadeveon Clowney tears meniscus in Texans debut, could miss 4-6 weeks

    Houston Chronicle "Rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is expected to miss from four to six games after suffering a torn meniscus in his right knee during Sunday’s 17-6 season-opening victory over Washington. Clowney, the first overall pick in the draft, suffered the injury while rushing quarterback Robert..." September 08

  • Texans beat Redskins 17-6 in season opener

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans’ season-opening 17-6 victory wasn’t the prettiest win in franchise history. But considering they haven’t had a regular-season win in 357 days, it was beautiful. New quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick hit DeAndre Hopkins for a 76-yard touchdown pass, Alfred Blue blocked a punt and returned..." September 07

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