Texans Rumors & News

  • J.J. Watt and Drew Brees are part of this trivia question

    ESPN "It was the 189th time New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees had been sacked in his career, so the moment really meant nothing to him. It meant something to the guy on the other end. "My rookie year we were playing at the Superdome and that's when I got my first one," Houston Texans..." November 25

  • Semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2016 class

    NFL.com "The Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2016 was trimmed down to 25 on Tuesday during NFL Network's Gold Jacket Semifinalists special. The original field of 108 nominees and these selections will be cut to 15 in early January. The group of semifinalists includes 22 players and three coaches,..." November 25

  • What are the worst calls by referees this season? Here are our top five

    Yahoo! Sports "Super Bowl 50, billed as a celebration of a half-century of what has become the pinnacle sporting event in the Western Hemisphere, was marred — before the game ever started — on an obscure automatic coin toss loss by the Carolina Panthers for sending too many captains (teams are allowed six) out..." November 25

  • Texans' T.J. Yates: Heading back to bench

    CBS Sports "Yates, who filled in at quarterback for Brian Hoyer (concussion) in Sunday's win over the Jets, is expected to head back to the bench next week against New Orleans, the Houston Chronicle reports. "Hoyer is our starter," head coach Bill O'Brien said. "When he comes back, when he's healthy, he'll..." November 24

  • NFL Targets Massive Payday in Thursday Night TV Deal

    The Hollywood Reporter "One of the last big sports rights opportunities for several years is about to become available to TV networks. The NFL's Thursday Night Football — which for the past two seasons has aired on CBS via one-year deals — is generating intense interest as the league is likely to extend the length of the..." November 23

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Texans coach Bill O'Brien just said on ESPN that Brian Hoyer cleared the concussion protocol and will start this week against New Orleans.

  • Texans knock off Jets for third consecutive win

    Houston Chronicle "T. J. Yates made his return to NRG Stadium a successful one, throwing touchdown passes of 61 and 20 yards to DeAndre Hopkins as the Texans beat the New York Jets 24-17 to remain tied with the Colts for first place in the AFC South. With their third consecutive victory, a first for Bill O’Brien in..." November 22

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Texans RB Chris Polk (questionable, hamstring) should play vs. #Jets, while #Jets DL Sheldon Richardson (hamstring) is unlikely to go

  • Jet gives worrisome scouting report of Texans’ mystery QB

    New York Post "T.J. Yates might be a mystery to most of the Jets on Sunday, but at least one of them is very familiar with the Texans’ fill-in at quarterback. Linebacker Quinton Coples played alongside Yates for three seasons at North Carolina, and Coples is here to warn everyone his former college teammate..." November 22

  • Ravens to sign former Houston Texans cornerback Jumal Rolle

    Baltimore Beat Down "According to Aaron Wilson, the Baltimore Ravens are set to sign former Houston Texans cornerback Jumal Rolle to their practice squad. Rolle, an undrafted player in the 2013 NFL Draft out of Catawba College, comes to the Ravens at 25 years old. Rolle got his biggest shot as a Houston Texan after..." November 19

  • Report: Texans QB Brian Hoyer out Sunday due to memory loss

    SI "Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer will not play Sunday against the New York Jets after suffering memory loss, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Hoyer left last Monday’s win over the Cincinnati Bengals with a concussion, the third of his career. “[Hoyer] wasn’t..." November 19

  • Report: 2016 NFL Draft to allow trades for compensatory picks

    Sportsnaut "The NFL is reportedly considering an exciting new twist to the 2016 NFL Draft. Prior to the upcoming draft in Chicago, compensatory draft picks were off the table for any potential trades. However, the league is expected to allow them to be part of the trade equation this spring, which ESPN’s..." November 19

  • Texans claim QB Weeden

    TSN "Brandon Weeden isn't going far after being waived by the Dallas Cowboys earlier this week. According to Field Yates of ESPN, the Houston Texans claimed the 32-year-old quarterback on Wednesday. The Texans were in the market for a quarterback as insurance in case starter Brian Hoyer misses..." November 19

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Why did the #Texans claim QB Brandon Weeden? I'm told Brian Hoyer (concussion) is likely out this Sunday. Expect TJ Yates to start.

  • Texans’ DeAndre Hopkins, Brian Hoyer miss practice

    Houston Chronicle "Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins didn’t practice due to a knee injury. Hopkins was dressed out in full equipment at the start of practice, though. Hopkins played 100 percent of the snaps against the Cincinnati Bengals, catching a game-winning touchdown pass from T.J. Yates. At this..." November 18

  • Andy Dalton: No feud with J.J. Watt over 'Red Ryder BB gun' comments

    CBS Sports "The lamest beef in recent NFL history has been squashed. Two days after the Texans beat the previously undefeated Bengals on Monday Night Football -- and defensive end J.J. Watt had the nerve to announce on national television that "Our goal was to come out here and make the Red Rifle look like a..." November 18

  • Texans QB Brian Hoyer remains in concussion protocol, not practicing Wednesday, regarded as questionable

    Houston Chronicle "Texans starting quarterback Brian Hoyer remains under the NFL concussion testing protocol and isn’t scheduled to practice Wednesday. His status is now regarded as questionable for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets and backup T.J. Yates is making preparations to start. Hoyer has made..." November 18

  • T.J. Yates, Texans pull off stunning win over previously undefeated Bengals

    Houston Chronicle "DeAndre Hopkins’ extraordinary end-zone catch over Adam Jones on a well-placed pass from backup quarterback T. J. Yates coupled with the most impressive defensive effort of the season gave the Texans a 10-6 victory over the previously undefeated Cincinnati Bengals on Monday night at Paul Brown..." November 17

  • J.J. Watt rankles Andy Dalton with 'Red Ryder BB Gun' postgame swipe

    ESPN "Barely an hour after Monday night's game at Paul Brown Stadium, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton got into a public war of words. During an on-field interview with ESPN's Lisa Salters following the Texans' 10-6 win over the Bengals, Watt took a shot at..." November 17

  • Andre Smith, Jadeveon Clowney ruled out for Monday night

    Pro Football Talk "Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Friday that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney was unlikely to play on Monday night against the Bengals and the team made it official this weekend. Clowney has been ruled out because of a back injury that kept him from practicing this week. It will be the second game..." November 15

  • Clowney unlikely to play on Monday night

    Pro Football Talk "While Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney has played in seven of eight games this year, it still feels like he hasn’t really played. It apparently won’t feel that way on Monday night either. Clowney is on track to miss his second game of the season, at Cincinnati. “He’s dealing with a back..." November 14

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    Aaron Wilson @AaronWilson_NFL

    Jadeveon Clowney is day to day, 'dealing with back issue, it's painful, unlikely to play Monday night, O'Brien says

  • Texans hoping to crank up running game

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans’ running game has been stuck in neutral for the majority of the season. Heading into Monday night’s road game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Texans are averaging just 87.9 rushing yards per game and 3.3 yards per carry. They’ve gained 703 yards and run for four..." November 12

  • NFL officials in Mexico City, seeing if it’s ready for 2016 game

    Pro Football Talk "As the NFL continues to expand its inventory in England, they’re also looking at games outside our borders but on our continent. According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, a group of league officials will be in Mexico City through Wednesday, trying to determine if Azteca Stadium is prepared..." November 10

  • Free-agent WR wants to play for Texans so bad, he's begging

    CBS Sports "Free-agent wide receiver Joe Anderson would like to continue playing in the NFL, but he has one big problem: Teams aren't calling him. To solve that problem, Anderson did what any smart free agent would: He drove down to the NFL stadium closest to his house, took out a sign and politely asked..." November 07

  • 'Disappointed' Texans owner refutes GM-coach power struggle

    Sporting News "The Texans are tied for first place in the AFC South at their bye week, but fans — and the team's owner — aren't happy with a 3-5 record. “I’m just as disappointed as they are,” owner Bob McNair said of fans Wednesday night (via the Houston Chronicle). “We’re all disappointed. “We’ve been..." November 05

  • Texans signed lineman Eric Kush to two-year, $984,706 contract

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans signed center-guard Eric Kush to a two-year, $984,706 contract this week. The former Kansas City Chiefs sixth-round draft pick from California (Pa.) is scheduled to be paid a nonguaranteed $309,706 for nine game checks – eight regular season games and the bye week for the remainder..." November 05

  • Bob McNair feels fans' pain, expects better results

    Fox Sports Houston "While encouraged by his team's win over the Tennessee Titans, Houston Texans owner Bob McNair wants his team's fans to know he feels their pain. "I'm just as disappointed as they are," McNair said at the Hilton Americas Hotel where he was honored Wednesday night during an M.D. Anderson..." November 04

  • Saints sign former Texans linebacker Mike Mohamed

    Houston Chronicle "Former Texans inside linebacker Mike Mohamed has signed with the New Orleans Saints following a successful tryout, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly. Mohamed previously reached a three-week injury settlement with the Texans an amount of $116,470, removing him from injured..." November 04

  • Smartphone Breathalyzer Company Ranks the Drunkest NFL Fanbases (Congrats, Buffalo!)

    Complex "Ever wonder which NFL fanbases get the drunkest while watching their respective teams play? Thanks to the folks at BacTRACK -- a company that sells smartphone breathalyzers -- we may have the answer. Using data collected by BacTRACK during the first seven Sundays of the NFL season, and dividing..." November 04

  • Texans’ linebacker Jadeveon Clowney’s back injury involves no structural damage

    Houston Chronicle "Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney suffered no structural damage to his lower back Sunday when he was forced out of the game against the Tennessee Titans. Clowney’s injury is muscular in nature, said coach Bill O’Brien, confirming a Chronicle report. Clowney’s status is regarded as..." November 03

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    Rand Getlin @Rand_Getlin

    I'm told the back injury #Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney suffered yesterday isn’t thought to be serious. "Right now he's just sore."

  • Texans dominate Titans again, get much-needed win

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans continued their recent dominance of the Tennessee Titans, riding a pair of Brian Hoyer touchdown passes to DeAndre Hopkins and former Titan Nate Washington and a re-energized defense to a 20-6 victory. After surrendering 503 yards to Miami in a 44-26 beatdown a week ago, they held..." November 02

  • Texans free safety Rahim Moore says being benched ‘mortifying’

    Houston Chronicle "Veteran free safety Rahim Moore was the only player benched after the Texans’ debacle against the Miami Dolphins. It was an embarrassing moment for Moore after being signed to a three-year, $12 million contract this offseason. Moore struggled with his tackling and pursuit angles against the..." November 02

  • Jets not interested in Ryan Mallett

    Pro Football Talk "The Jets saw both of their quarterbacks get dinged in Sunday’s loss to the Raiders, which led them to start making calls to see what quarterbacks might be available if they need a reinforcement at the position. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, those calls won’t include one to former Texans..." November 02

  • Matt Forte, Brian Cushing among big names available before trade deadline

    CBS Sports "The NFL trade deadline usually passes with a whimper, and this year might be no different, but several clubs are exploring fairly significant moves with Tuesday's cut-off to make trades approaching, and there is at least a modicum of feeling throughout the league that things may pick up this..." November 01

  • Texans' power structure of Bill O'Brien, GM sharing duties to change

    Houston Chronicle "If you learned all you need to know about the Texans when they fell behind 42-0 in Atlanta or 41-0 in Miami, then Sunday's game against Tennessee isn't for you. It is a matchup of two of the worst teams in football. Dull and duller. If the Texans lose to the lowly one-win Titans, whose..." November 01

  • Bill O’Brien is not Long for Houston

    The Sports Post "In 2011, the Houston Texans went 10-6, won the AFC South, but lost in the divisional round. In 2012, the Houston Texans went 12-4, won the AFC South, but lost in the divisional round. In 2013, the Houston Texans went 2-14, finished dead last, and picked first overall in the NFL Draft. In..." October 31

  • Report: Ryan Mallett was constantly late with Texans

    Larry Brown Sports "Ryan Mallett was released by the Houston Texans on Tuesday, three days after he had to fly commercial to Miami because he missed the team flight on Saturday. It turns out that missing the team flight was the final straw for the Texans in what was an ongoing issue with the quarterback. According..." October 29

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    Drew Dougherty @DoughertyDrew

    "I'm dealing with a minor back issue and I expect to play on Sunday."-J.J. Watt

  • Ex-Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett eligible for $1.47 million in termination pay

    Houston Chronicle "Although the Texans terminated former backup quarterback Ryan Mallett’s two-year, $7.005 million contract Tuesday, he’s eligible for $1.47 million in termination pay for the remainder of his Paragraph 5 base salary under the NFL collective bargaining agreement. That still counts against the..." October 28

  • Texans release Ryan Mallett, sign T.J. Yates

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans are done hearing excuses from Ryan Mallett. He's no longer on the team. Mallett was released by the team Tuesday, wrapping up a tumultuous few days in Houston that included Mallett missing his team's charter flight for the game. Mallett subsequently blamed some Houston..." October 28

  • Sources: T.J. Yates coming back to Houston as Texans’ backup QB

    Houston Chronicle "With backup quarterback Ryan Mallett on his way out of the door, the Texans have reached out to an old friend to be his replacement. According to two sources, T.J. Yates, who will always be remembered as the quarterback of record when the Texans clinched their first playoff appearance and one..." October 27

  • Report: Ryan Mallett likely to be cut by Texans

    Larry Brown Sports "There is a strong possibility that Ryan Mallett will not be a member of the Houston Texans organization by the time Wednesday rolls around. Jerome Solomon of The Houston Chronicle said Tuesday morning that there is “no doubt” the Texans will cut Mallett by the end of the day. A previous report..." October 27

  • Texans cut ties with backup Ryan Mallett, releasing him outright

    Houston Chronicle "After completing one-of-9 for 7 yards in the first quarter, Brian Hoyer finished with 273 yards and three touchdowns, almost all in mop-up duty. He was sacked four times. Grade: F-plus The saga of backup quarterback Ryan Mallett reached a conclusion Tuesday when the Texans ran out of patience..." October 27

  • Texans GM Rick Smith vetoes Bill O'Brien's decision to cut QB Ryan Mallett

    Houston Chronicle "The question never made sense. Why was Ryan Mallett still wearing a Texans uniform Sunday, when the troubled quarterback had clearly broken multiple team rules and laughed in the face of coach Bill O'Brien's strict character guidelines? Because the answer still doesn't make sense two days..." October 27

  • NFL could change personal conduct discipline without CBA extension

    CBS Sports "Lost amid the actual football on the field is the ongoing lawsuit between Tom Brady and the NFL. The league lamented in its appeal filing Monday the "unfathomable" and "inexplicable" decision by U.S. District Judge Richard Berman to vacate Brady's suspension. All of this further underlines the..." October 27

  • Dolphins QB Ryan Tannehill has perfect performance in victory over Houston

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill had a perfect passer rating and was an NFL record-setter in Sunday's 44-26 victory over Houston. Tannehill, who had pinpoint accuracy with mostly short and intermediate passes, finished with a perfect 158.3 passer rating. That capped a day in which he was..." October 26

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    Jason La Canfora @JasonLaCanfora

    MRI confirmed torn Achilles for Arian Foster. Done for the season and generally a 6-9 month injury. Quite possibly ends his time in Houston

  • NFL Player Brennan Williams Quits Playing Football to Pursue a Pro Wrestling Career

    Complex "Brennan Williams was selected by the Houston Texans in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft, but after spending his rookie season on injured reserve and being out of football entirely in 2014, he's struggled to find a home on any team's roster. Williams was briefly signed to the practice squad..." October 26