The #Texans have been selected for Hard Knocks, per multiple sources.
ESPN.com "The Texans will be the next subject of HBO's documentary series "Hard Knocks," according to multiple sources. The team is expected to make an announcement soon. This marks the first time the Texans are the subject of the show, which dates back to 2001. Houston and its star J.J. Watt made a..." May 27
NFL.com "A treacherous Memorial Day storm battered the Houston area late Monday and the resulting flooding will delay the start of the Houston Texans' workweek. The Texans cancelled Tuesday's opening of OTAs, per the team's official website. ESPN's Tania Ganguli first reported the news, adding the plan..." May 26
Pro Football Talk "Linebacker Brooks Reed may miss the first set of organized team activities with his new team. The Falcons signed Reed to a five-year deal as a free agent in March and is expected to be a starter for the team in the fall, but Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports that Reed may be on the bench as..." May 24
Houston Chronicle "HBO wants the Texans to be featured on the 10th edition of the network’s “Hard Knocks” series. It would be the Texans’ first appearance on the series that runs on HBO in August. The Texans have been one of three finalists, but HBO prefers the Texans over Buffalo and Washington, according to..." May 23
NFL.com "The Houston Texans announced Thursday that offensive tackle Tyson Clabo has been released. Play NFL Fantasy Football! Clabo, 33, started 101 games for the Falcons as a stalwart right tackle on four different playoff squads. After latching on with the Dolphins as an emergency option in..." May 22
CBSSports.com "According to a report from ESPNCleveland.com, NFL Films will choose between the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills when selecting a participant for this year's version of HBO's Hard Knocks. The Cleveland Browns, according to the report, "emphatically stated their opposition..." May 22
CBSSports.com "The 8th US Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday upheld a $50 million lawsuit settlement regarding publicity rights for retired NFL players, according to the Associated Press. The appeals court rejected arguments by several retirees -- including Jim Marshall, Joe Senser and Dan Pastorini -- that..." May 21
The extra point rule for 2015 just changed. Snap for kick from the 15-yard line, 2-pt try stays at 2-yard line and defense can return.
Pro Football Talk "One of the NFL’s staid elements is getting a shake up. Extra points will be attempted from the 15-yard-line beginning in 2015, the NFL announced Tuesday. Owners approved the rules change, which makes the extra point a 32- or 33-yard attempt, at the league’s spring meeting in San..." May 19
The Score "One of the most common questions Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is asked on a daily basis is how Jadeveon Clowney, the team's 2014 first-round pick, is doing. Among those inquiring minds is O'Brien's 10-year-old son, Michael. "Every night when I get home, he asks me how Clowney's..." May 19
CBSSports.com "The extra point as we know it could be coming to an end. When the NFL Spring Meeting kicks off in San Francisco next week (May 18-20), the league's 32 owners will be presented with three proposals on how to make the extra point better. If 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners vote to pass any of the..." May 13
Pro Football Rumors "The Buccaneers have claimed safety D.J. Swearinger off waivers, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Tampa Bay had No. 1 waiver priority and used it to grab the 23-year-old after he was discarded by the Texans. It was reported last month that Houston was trying to trade Swearinger,..." May 12
NFL.com "D.J. Swearinger's time with the Houston Texans has expired. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that the team informed the safety he'll no longer be a member of the Texans, according to a source informed of the situation. The Texans have been attempting to trade Swearinger for..." May 11
Houston Chronicle "Bill O’Brien is hard on rookies and the second-year Texans coach acknowledged the initial status of his team’s new players isn’t much different than last season’s. But O’Brien said the seven players the Texans selected in the 2015 NFL draft must improve their conditioning, including wide..." May 11
Baltimore Sun "Retired Ravens star free safety Ed Reed had a measured take on the controversy surrounding the New England Patriots and Tom Brady following an investigation that found the Super Bowl winning quarterback probably was aware of team employees deflating footballs. "It's a lot of things that affect..." May 11
O'Brien on WR Jaelen Strong "He needs to get in better condition. I'd say that about virtually every guy out there."
James Rouse tore his Achilles yesterday, O'Brien says. #Texans
NFL.com "The Houston Texans announced Friday that all seven of their draft picks are under contract. That includes first-round selection Kevin Johnson, the cornerback out of Wake Forest who landed in Houston with the 16th overall pick. Drawing comparisons to Sam Shields, Johnson was seen by many as..." May 08
CBSSports.com "We live in a society where marijuana is becoming increasingly destigmatized. It has been completely legalized for recreational used in four states, decriminalized in 17 states and the District of Columbia, and allowed for medicinal purposes in 23 states. Even the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence..." May 07
For the #Texans and DE Whitney Mercilus, it’s a 4-year deal worth $26M with $10.5M guaranteed. He gets this and no fifth-year option.
Battle Red Blog "The Houston Texans continue to fill their 2015 draft class with the first of two sixth round picks. The Houston Texans have two compensatory picks in the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft, and they used the first of those picks on another linebacker." May 04
Battle Red Blog "The Texans stayed within the city limits at the end of the sixth round of the 2015 NFL Draft. See what people are saying about the team keeping a local product in town. Continuing the the proud tradition established by James Casey and, more importantly, Cheta Ozougwu, the pipeline between Rice..." May 04
Battle Red Blog "Another LSU Tiger joins the running back crew for the Texans. Share your thoughts with other fans in the conversation on this final pick of the draft for Houston. The Houston Texans have now selected two running backs from LSU in back to back drafts. Last year it was Alfred Blue, and this year..." May 04
ESPN.com "The Houston Texans have agreed to a four-year contract extension worth $26 million with outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus, sources said. Mercilus was set to become a free agent after the 2015 season. The Texans opted to not pick up his fifth-year option, choosing a contract extension instead...." May 04
Houston Chronicle "After the draft ended on Saturday, the Texans agreed to terms with 16 undrafted free agents. Joining the Texans are Toledo center Greg Mancz, Alabama offensive tackle Brandon Ivory, Auburn guard Chad Slade, Nebraska offensive lineman Jake Cotton, Appalachian State offensive tackle Kendall Lamm,..." May 03
We've traded our 3rd (70th) for HOU's 3rd (82), 5th (152), 7th (229) and WR DeVier Posey.
Pro Football Talk "With wide receivers coming off the board quickly, the Texans made a move to get in on the action. Houston traded with the Jets to get to the 70th overall choice in the third round, and took Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong. Strong had some medical questions prior to the 2015 NFL..." May 02
Houston Chronicle "Johnathan Joseph might soon have a replacement. Johnson, a 6-foot, 188-pound Wake Forest cornerback, was selected as the No. 16 overall pick in the NFL draft Thursday in Chicago. “I was just sitting in the green room, and there was pick 16 up on the screen,” Johnson said. “The Houston Texans..." May 01
Texans go with Kevin Johnson. First prospect gone who I thought was a potential for #Eagles at 20.
PSD Staff NFL Draft day is finally here. Teams begin re-loading tonight and the new NFL season will be here before we know it. I'm going to post rumors in this live blog all day. Pick rumors, trade rumors, etc. April 30
ESPN.com "Former New York Giants safety Stevie Brown has agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the Houston Texans, a source close to the situation confirmed Wednesday night. Brown, who turns 28 in July, is the second of the three safeties who started a game for the Giants in 2014 to depart via free..." April 30
CBSSports.com "It's finally time to bite the bullet. It's time to mock it up. Hopefully, I can do better than last year, where I hit for a pretty strong average – 26 of the 32 players I put in my mock ended up going in the first round – but didn't land nearly enough homers (getting the right player and team..." April 29
Stevie Brown tells me he's agreed to terms with the Houston Texans. Former Giants safety officially moves on.
Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans still have high hopes for last year’s No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney missed most of his rookie campaign in 2014 after undergoing microfracture knee surgery—a procedure that is often extremely difficult to overcome. Texans general manager Rick Smith is..." April 29
Houston Chronicle "Minutes before Texans general manager Rick Smith spoke with the media, third-year safety D.J. Swearinger’s name made waves on Twitter. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Swearinger is on the trade block just two days before the first round of the 2015 NFL draft. The No. 57 overall pick..." April 29
Meanwhile, I’m told the #Texans are trying to trade safety DJ Swearinger. He’s started 22 games over his first 2 seasons.
The Score "The NFL will relinquish its tax-exempt status, commissioner Roger Goodell announced in a memo to owners Tuesday. Goodell said the move was made to "eliminate (a) distraction." The memo states the move will not have a significant impact on the operation of the league: Every dollar of..." April 28
CBS News "The NFL draft begins Thursday in Chicago. It's a change of venue for a league re-defining itself both on and off the field. The NFL will follow a new personal conduct policy, and two new employees will help investigate player misconduct. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Charlie..." April 28
NFL.com "The Houston Texans have put D.J. Swearinger on the trade block. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Texans are trying to move Swearinger in a deal, just two seasons after they selected the safety in the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft. Rapoport has heard from two teams..." April 28
Battle Red Blog "Despite the 2015 Draft class being absurdly well stocked at the running back position, the Texans have added to their stable of ball carriers this afternoon by signing former Eagle Chris Polk. Take it away, John McClain." April 28
CBSSports.com "A federal judge has approved a plan that brings the NFL and more than 5,000 former players one step closer to a settlement in a concussion lawsuit that could end up costing the league more than $1 billion over 65 years. Senior U.S. District Judge Anita Brody had twice sent the deal back to..." April 22
SB Nation "The NFL has released the full schedule for the upcoming 2015 NFL season, which means we know the primetime matchups for Sunday Night Football. Typically some of the best matchups on the schedule (especially with flex scheduling), Sunday Night Football might not be as well-known a phrase as Monday..." April 22
Sporting News "Ben Dogra may still represent Adrian Peterson, but the NFL agent is losing other big-name clients. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is the latest to fire Dogra, who was canned by CAA last year. Watt will still work with CAA super-agent Tom Condon, according to Forbes. There is no word on whether..." April 21
Battle Red Blog "The Texans' leading wide receiver from 2014 is ready to step into the large void left behind by Andre Johnson. Andre Johnson provided tremendous veteran presence in his ability to lead by example on and off the field for his twelve years with the Texans. With Johnson departing for..." April 21
Pro Football Talk "For the first time since 2003, receiver Andre Johnson plays for a team other than the Texans. And the receiver who arrived in Houston via round one a decade after Johnson isn’t inclined to talk about his one-time mentor. Asked by reporters on the first day of the offseason program to discuss..." April 20
Pro Football Talk "The wait to find out the 2015 schedule will end on Tuesday evening. The NFL has announced that the schedule will be unveiled during a three-hour show on NFL Network that gets underway at 8 p.m. ET. All 256 games will be revealed during the program, although not all games will remain in the same..." April 20
Pro Football Talk "Texans running back Alfred Blue had a solid rookie season in 2014, racking up 528 yards as Arian Foster’s top backup. As Blue tries to hold his spot and earn a bigger role in his second NFL campaign, he is working with a personal trainer, as the Houston Chronicle noted Saturday. That’s not..." April 19
ESPN.com "Honored at a gala for the Houston Area Women's Center, Andre Johnson was days away from the start of the next chapter of his NFL career. And he couldn't wait. "I’m excited about it," Johnson said. "I’ll actually be heading to Indy tomorrow. I’m excited about the opportunity. Can’t wait to..." April 18