Texans Rumors & News

  • Nick Martin expected to miss season with ankle injury

    NFL.com "The Texans sustained a huge blow to their offensive line on Thursday. Second-round pick and projected starting center Nick Martin is expected to miss the entire season due to an ankle injury that requires surgery, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. The 23-year-old drew comparisons..." August 25

  • Texans-Cardinals game time changed to 3:25 pm

    HoustonTexans.com "The preseason Week 3 game between the Houston Texans and Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, Aug. 28 will now start at 3:25 p.m. CT. Previously, the kickoff time was listed as 3 p.m." August 24

  • Texans waive Alex Carrington

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans waived-injured veteran defensive end Alex Carrington on Tuesday, terminating his one-year, $760,000 contract. Carrington's deal included an injury waiver. The former Buffalo Bills third-round draft pick had a steep learning curve after joining the Texans. Carrington had..." August 24

  • O’Brien says Watt will be back “sooner than later”

    Pro Football Talk "Last week, ESPN’s Ed Werder tweeted that Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he’s unsure defensive end J.J. Watt will play in the first two regular-season games of the year following unexpected back surgery earlier in the summer. Asked about what he said (or didn’t say) by reporters on Sunday, O’Brien..." August 22

  • Osweiler leads Texans past Saints

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Brock Osweiler passed for 124 yards and one score and the Houston Texans defeated the New Orleans Saints 16-9 at NRG Stadium on Saturday night. Osweiler was locked in during the second drive for the Texans (2-0), going 4-of-4 for 51 yards, capping it off with a 19-yard touchdown..." August 21

  • NFL drops “probable” from injury report, redefines “questionable” and “doubtful”

    Pro Football Talk "It’s definite that “probable” no longer will be part of the NFL injury lexicon. As first noted (as best we can tell) by Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald and as the league office confirms, the widely-misconstrued P-word has been dumped from the injury reporting procedures. “The ‘Probable’..." August 21

  • Texans HC: J.J. Watt will ‘be back sooner rather than later’

    Sportsnaut "After learning that J.J. Watt will might not be available for the season’s first two games, Houston Texans fans were given a glimmer of hope from head coach Bill O’Brien. “Sooner” is certainly encouraging for anyone even vaguely associated with the Texans. Watt is a four-time Pro Bowler,..." August 21

  • Jadeveon Clowney showed out for the Texans, but can he keep it up?

    Sporting News "The temptation to write Jadeveon Clowney off as a bust is persistent. Don't blame the media. It is Clowney who has dealt with a litany of injuries and disappointments since being taken No. 1 in the 2014 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans. Whether it was his groin, his knee — including..." August 21

  • Texans first-round pick Will Fuller gaining comfort level

    Houston Chronicle "Will Fuller broke into his pattern, quickly creating separation behind the San Francisco 49ers' secondary. Although the Texans rookie wide receiver was wide open, quarterback Brock Osweiler didn't make it to that progression and threw incomplete to Braxton Miller. Fuller caught the only pass..." August 20

  • Texans unsure J.J. Watt will make the first two regular season games

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt was careful not to put a specific date on when he’d return from back surgery. And it appears that date is going to be at some point after the beginning of the regular season." August 19

  • Tom Savage Is Houston Texans’ Backup Quarterback “Right Now”

    Battle Red Blog "When the Texans re-signed Brandon Weeden a few months ago, there was some question as to whether he or Tom Savage would serve as the QB2 to Brock Osweiler. Aaron Wilson reports that Bill O’Brien answered that question today. "I would say right now it's Tom Savage," O'Brien said. "I think he's..." August 18

  • Snoop Dogg Rips NFL for Allowing Players to Own Guns But Preventing Them From Smoking Weed

    Complex "Deep down, the NFL is probably not OK with its players owning guns. In the past, there have been quite a few players who have gotten themselves into trouble as a result of carrying guns, so if the league had its way, it would likely force all players to stop purchasing guns. They can’t legally..." August 18

  • NFLPA exec says NFL has 'zero credible evidence' for interview demands

    Sporting News "The NFL has threatened to suspend players mentioned in an Al Jazeera America report that alleges steroid use if they don't submit to an interview. The union isn't about to give in so easily. NFL Players' Association executive George Atallah told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" on Wednesday the..." August 18

  • Texans RB Lamar Miller settling in with new team nicely

    KSAT.com "As practices and now games start to pile up, Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller is settling into his new home quite nicely. His skills and quiet, lead-by-example leadership are translating well into Bill O'Brien's offense. "I'm getting comfortable every day," Miller said. "I'm getting..." August 17

  • Texans Sign Alex Carrington

    Battle Red Blog "The Houston Texans have signed veteran free agent Defensive End Alex Carrington who takes the place of Fullback Soma Vainuku who was waived/injured after the first preseason game. Carrington is 29 years old and was drafted in the third round of the 2010 Draft by the Buffalo Bills. He had a year..." August 16

  • NFL considers early week ’18 opener in China

    Sports Business Daily "The NFL could open the 2018 season on a Tuesday or Wednesday in China, with its traditional Thursday night season-opening game following later that same week, according to the league’s top international executive planning the proposed game. Intent on staging a game in China despit... " August 15

  • Savage, Texans rally past 49ers

    The Sports Xchange "Tom Savage threw two second-half touchdown passes as the Houston Texans overcame a sluggish first half en route to a 24-13 victory over the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday night in the preseason opener for both teams at Santa Clara, Calif. Savage threw scoring passes to Stephen Anderson and..." August 14

  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney, Nick Martin out for preseason opener

    Houston Chronicle " Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will miss the preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers due to soreness in his knee." August 13

  • Texans' unofficial depth chart has few surprises

    Houston Chronicle "There were few surprises on the Texans' release of an unofficial depth chart, their first of the season. In the middle of an impressive training camp heading into his second NFL season, wide receiver Jaelen Strong is listed as a starter opposite Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Rookie..." August 10

  • Randy Moss visits Texans camp to work with Hopkins, other WRs

    The Score "The Houston Texans' receivers are getting a few tips from one of the NFL's all-time greats early on in this year's training camp. Randy Moss, a six-time Pro Bowler and the third-leading receiver in league history, is in attendance to work with the Texans' young position group at Tuesday's..." August 09

  • Texans coach Larry Izzo brings new vibe to special teams

    Chronicle Live "When the Texans play their preseason opener Sunday against San Francisco, fans will get their first look at the special teams under new coach Larry Izzo. "Coach Izzo has been doing some great things, so it's going to be nice to see how our guys are responding to it," Pro Bowl snapper Jon Weeks..." August 08

  • Texans' Will Fuller adjusting to strength required in NFL

    Houston Chronicle "Wrestling through jams at the line of scrimmage to break into his patterns, Texans rookie wide receiver Will Fuller is adjusting to the nuances of escaping press coverage one week into his first NFL training camp. Although Fuller is arguably the fastest player on the roster with a 4.28 time in..." August 07

  • Bill O'Brien sees improvement from quarterback Tom Savage

    Houston Chronicle "Making a bid for a backup role behind starter Brock Osweiler, Texans reserve quarterback Tom Savage has delivered throws with zip and accuracy. Savage has had a strong opening week of training camp, including displaying a quick release. "Very improved player," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said..." August 07

  • Texans' Ryan Griffin: Returns to practice

    CBS Sports "Griffin returned to camp Thursday after getting a day off to rest an Achilles injury that kept him from participating in offseason activities, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports." August 06

  • Rick Smith says no negotiations are happening with DeAndre Hopkins

    Pro Football Talk "DeAndre Hopkins already is good enough to become fodder for training-camp trash talk directed at Darrelle Revis. Hopkins apparently isn’t good enough yet to earn a second contract from the Texans. The fact that Hopkins wisely decided a day after launching a holdout that the Texans held all the..." August 06

  • Bill O'Brien sees improvement from Jadeveon Clowney

    Houston Chronicle "Jadeveon Clowney displayed flashes of his trademark explosiveness and increasing skill as a pass rusher and run-stopper during his second NFL season. The Texans' talented outside linebacker and former top overall pick from South Carolina continued to have a caveat attached to his name,..." August 04

  • Don't Blame Rick Smith for the DeAndre Hopkins Contract Situation

    Battle Red Blog "Texans Wide Receiver DeAndre Hopkins ended his holdout and reported yesterday for the second day of camp. Fortunately, the situation is no longer a current distraction, however the scenario for players such as Hopkins who over perform under rookie contracts remains the same - it literally is not..." August 02

  • Texans owner says DeAndre Hopkins will get a new deal at 'the proper time'

    CBS Sports "Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins left training camp a few days ago to hold out for a new contract. After Texans GM Rick Smith sounded totally uninterested in giving Hopkins an extension with two years remaining on his current deal, Hopkins returned to camp. His absence lasted all of a..." August 02

  • Texans' Newton suffers sprained hamstring

    The Score "Houston Texans offensive tackle Derek Newton suffered a sprained hamstring Sunday, a source told NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Newton underwent a MRI after being carted off during practice, when it was revealed that he incurred a sprained hamstring." August 01

  • DeAndre Hopkins confident he'll get new Texans deal

    NFL.com "DeAndre Hopkins has returned to the Houston Texans. A day after choosing not to report to training camp, the star wideout is ending his brief holdout Sunday. Hopkins announced his change of heart via a statement provided to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport: "I, too, am disappointed that the..." August 01

  • J.J. Watt: I can't put a solid start date on my return

    NFL.com "Still stashed away on the Houston Texans' physically unable to perform list, J.J. Watt acknowledged Sunday that he isn't certain when he'll return from back surgery. "I can't put a solid start date on when I can play. I don't plan on missing my first game, but I can't promise it," Watt said,..." July 31

  • DeAndre Hopkins ending his Texans contract holdout

    NFL.com "DeAndre Hopkins is returning to the Houston Texans. One day after choosing not to report to training camp, the star wideout is ending his brief holdout, a source close to the player told NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport. Hopkins on Sunday announced his change of heart via a statement provided to..." July 31

  • Texans GM: ‘We are disappointed’ in DeAndre Hopkins

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has opted to hold out for a new contract. But he not get what he wants, based on comments made by general manager Rick Smith. After Hopkins’ decision to abstain from showing up to camp Saturday, Smith and the Texans released the following..." July 31

  • Free-agent safety James Ihedigbo 'would love to play' for Texans

    Houston Chronicle "James Ihedigbo has piled up eight interceptions and eight forced fumbles over the past three seasons. Now, the veteran safety is searching for his next NFL employer. A free agent who started for the Detroit Lions last season, Ihedigbo is a free agent who's hoping to join a contender as NFL..." July 31

  • Texans extend G.M. Rick Smith’s contract through 2020

    Houston Chronicle "Stability in his front office is paramount for success as an organization, and that is one reason owner Bob McNair awarded general manager Rick Smith with a four-year contract extension Friday. Smith, who oversees all personnel decisions, had one year left on his second contract with the..." July 30

  • DeAndre Hopkins walks out of Texans camp

    Pro Football Talk "Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins wants more money, and he’s holding out to get it. Hopkins left training camp and began a holdout this morning, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Last week, Hopkins said he wants the Texans to pay him “what I’m worth,” but he did not elaborate on his feelings. By..." July 30

  • Who reaches Super Bowl LI? 2016 NFL record projections for all 32 teams

    USA Today "Heading into training camps, all 32 NFL teams have essentially taken shape. So before injuries, benchings, firings, (more) suspensions and hot streaks start shaping the 2016 season, here's USA TODAY Sports' annual projection of how the season will unfold with record projections for each team based..." July 27

  • Texans Training Camp: Five Players Put On PUP List, One Player Signed

    Battle Red Blog "The current ability to physically perform of one Justin James Watt has been dissected at some length, but he won't be the only member of your Houston Texans who starts training camp on the sidelines. Additionally, the Texans announced that they've signed another wide receiver. Quenton Bundrage..." July 26

  • Report: Brock Osweiler could have made more money staying with Broncos

    Sportsnaut "New details have emerged regarding what the Denver Broncos were willing to offer their former quarterback, Brock Osweiler, to stay with the team. “I know Denver was willing to go $18.5 per (year) and at least put a $35 million guaranteed offer in front of him,” Benjamin Allbright of..." July 26

  • Injured Watt tweets message: 'See you on the field very soon'

    The Score "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt made his first public comments, via Twitter, since undergoing back surgery last week that could see him miss the first game of his career. As I sit here, recovering from back surgery, the doctors won't really let me do much, so I end up just pacing..." July 25

  • Texans wideout DeAndre Hopkins wants fair deal for his skills

    ESPN "Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is the next Texans first-round pick due for a contract extension. He's not consuming himself with those negotiations, but he has an idea of what he wants. "I'm not looking for a certain range," Hopkins said, during a break at a football camp for local children. "I..." July 23

  • J.J. Watt undergoes back surgery, to start camp on PUP

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt has endured a number of injuries and hasn’t missed a game yet. But there’s reason for concern as the Texans’ superstar defensive end was about to head to training camp. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Watt has undergone back surgery, and will open camp on the..." July 21

  • An Overwhelming Number Of People Don’t Think Kids Should Play Tackle Football

    Uproxx "The true toll that playing football takes on the brain has come into focus over the last several years. We’ve reached a point where even the NFL is saying that playing can cause irreparable brain damage (Tell the truth! Tell the truth!), so it’s clear that America will need to reckon with the..." July 20

  • Despite Rooney Rule, minority NFL coaches still aren't hired often enough

    Sporting News "The number of minority coaches and assistants in the NFL has flatlined to an incredibly low number, ESPN.com reports. In the past five years, 22 new coaches have been hired, with Todd Bowles being the only minority coach hired despite the parameters set by the Rooney Rule in 2003. Former NFL..." July 19

  • NFL reportedly won't keep track of PSI numbers with microchips in footballs

    CBS Sports "Even after two years of tedious debate over whether or not Tom Brady and the Patriots could have masterminded a plot to mildly deflate some footballs, the NFL does not plan to use microchips installed in footballs to track PSI numbers. The NFL is putting microchips in footballs, though. The..." July 19

  • NFL teaches officials to rule all 'bang-bang' passes incomplete 'when in doubt'

    CBS Sports "Some good news in regards to the constantly confusing catch-rule emerged Monday: NFL officials finally received a simpler way to rule on passes that result in unclear outcomes. Some bad news, however, also surfaced: More incomplete passes might be coming this season. As ESPN's Kevin Seifert..." July 18

  • Roger Goodell never called Mark Wahlberg to complain about 'Ballers', NFL spokesperson says

    USA Today "In an appearance on Mike & Mike last week, Mark Wahlberg claimed that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell took time out of fighting with Tom Brady in court and the other things he does as the NFL Commissioner to call and complain about HBO’s Ballers, which uses a number of storylines from the league..." July 18

  • Braxton Miller is "just a playmaker"

    HoustonTexans.com "Don’t pigeonhole Braxton Miller. The Texans rookie has been projected by many to be a slot receiver. That’s a definite possibility. But the former Ohio State Buckeye said he preferred to be called the “P” word. “Playmaker,” Miller said in a recent SiriusXM radio interview. “Just a..." July 18

  • Arian Foster to work out for Dolphins, Lions

    NFL.com "There are only two top-30 free agents remaining in Around The NFL's top-99 free agents list. One of them is Ryan Fitzpatrick, whose stalemate with the Jets has seemingly lasted as long as Deflategate (ok, maybe it hasn't been that dragged out). The other player? Former Texans running back Arian..." July 18

  • Osweiler: Hopkins can catch anything as long as you put it in bounds

    USA Today "By the time the Houston Texans' 2015 season ended with a thud, a 30-0 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card game, it was clear what needed to change. The Texans, who overcame a 2-5 start to win the lackluster AFC South, needed to upgrade key offensive positions. More specifically, they..." July 17