Texans Rumors & News

  • Texans need depth at running back behind Lamar Miller

    ESPN "As free agency gets closer, here’s a look at who the Houston Texans have returning and what they might need to add this offseason at each position. Running back Under contract for 2017: Lamar Miller, Alfred Blue, Tyler Ervin, Kenny Hilliard. Free agents: Jonathan Grimes, Akeem Hunt..." February 21

  • Texans and Chiefs could be the favorites for Tony Romo

    Pro Football Talk "With more quarterbacks than normal available this offseason, it might take the first domino falling to make them all drop in a hurry. And one of the first could be Tony Romo, when/if Dallas releases him (and if he plays nice and allows that). If that happens, a small group of teams who are..." February 20

  • Texans' Quintin Demps on his future, A.J. Bouye: 'Pay the man'

    Houston Chronicle "It was a breakthrough season for Texans veteran strong safety Quintin Demps punctuated by a career-high six interceptions. Demps adeptly and alertly disrupted passing lanes, finishing first among all NFL safeties in interceptions and ranking second overall in the league. After the..." February 19

  • Chiefs and Broncos among teams Tony Romo is most interested in

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo could very well have a say in where he ends up next month. After months of speculation that the former Pro Bowler would be traded, reports surfaced earlier this week that Romo himself anticipates being released. As a 37-year-old quarterback that has played..." February 17

  • Texans are gambling favorites to land Tony Romo

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Texans are locked into a nightmare of a contract for at least one more season with Brock Osweiler, but oddsmakers in Las Vegas don’t think that will stop them from pursuing another starting quarterback this offseason. As of Thursday evening, the Texans were the considered the most..." February 17

  • Texans unlikely to use franchise tag

    Houston Chronicle "Although the Texans ideally would like to retain free agent cornerback A.J. Bouye and hammer out a contract extension, a relatively tight salary-cap situation is expected to preclude them from designating him as their franchise player. The Texans have roughly $25 million in projected salary-cap..." February 16

  • J.J. Watt for Gronk? Why trading the pass rusher isn't a crazy idea

    CBS Sports "Shaquille O’Neal. Alex Rodriguez. Miguel Cabrera. Kevin Garnett. Ken Griffey Jr. These baseball and basketball superstars of the 21st century were traded during their careers. Blockbuster trades involving superstars occur with more regularity in these sports than in the NFL. Trading J.J. Watt..." February 15

  • NFL sets cap percentages for franchise tags

    Pro Football Talk "The franchise-tag crop report has arrived. Sort of. Prior to 2011, the non-exclusive franchise tenders were determined by averaging the five highest cap numbers at each position from the prior year. Starting in 2011, the tenders are determined by the aggregate sum of the salary cap for the five..." February 15

  • NFL Would Boost TV Ratings, Ad Revenue If US Ban On Sports Betting Lifted, New Report Says

    Legal Sports Report "MoffettNathanson Research released a report called NFL Season Recap – It’s All Over But the Crying (paywall), looking back at 2016-17. Part of the analysis focused on sports betting, and opportunities missed by the NFL to generate more interest and revenue. The NFL has generally tried to..." February 14

  • Some late-season Thursday Night Football games could move to Saturday

    Awful Announcing "With the 2016-17 NFL season, it’s time for the league’s TV’s partners to look ahead for the next season and what teams they’ll lobby for. Due to the Dallas Cowboys’ effect on the ratings in the second half of last season, there’s no doubt that all of the networks will want to maximize the number..." February 14

  • Will the Patriots call the Texans about Garoppolo?

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans have a lot of priorities in the offseason, and none is more important than improving at quarterback. In the draft, through free agency or by trade, general manager Rick Smith and coach Bill O'Brien have to find a way to upgrade the most important position on the team. In O'Brien's..." February 13

  • Clowney's dad pleads guilty in 2015 shootout

    The Record "The father of Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney pleaded guilty in a shootout outside an adult club two years ago. David Morgan, Clowney's father, pleaded guilty to two counts of assault and possession of deadly weapon by a felon, according to York County Judicial records. He was..." February 10

  • Details on How Much DirecTV is Raising The NFL Sunday Ticket Package in 2017

    Black Sports Online "The 2016 campaign ended in epic fashion, as the New England Patriots came back from down 25 points against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI. As football fans wait several months until the game returns, they’ll have to get ready for prices rising for the Sunday Ticket package on..." February 09

  • Worst NFL free-agent pool ever won't stop desperate teams from diving in wallets first

    CBS Sports "NFL free agency is fool's gold. Always has been. Always will be. Now more than ever. Forever and forever. Amen. I've been singing this chorus and preaching this sermon for roughly a decade now, and nothing has changed. Except, well, the free-agency classes grow shallower and shallower...." February 08

  • DIRECTV raising Sunday Ticket prices for 2017 season

    Sportsnaut "It’s all about supply and demand. And despite what was a perceived regression in terms of television ratings during the 2016 NFL season, the demand is surely still there. It’s the most popular sport in North American. That’s not even up for debate at this point. So leave it to cable and..." February 08

  • Houston Texans raising ticket prices

    Fanrag Sports "Those who want to see the Houston Texans play in 2017 will need to pay a bit more to do it. The cost of tickets is jumping by 6.55 percent. Last year, it went up by a little less than 6 percent, so that’s about a 12 percent increase in just two years. The average ticket price in 2016 was $97.32..." February 07

  • Top 10 biggest boom or bust players in 2017 NFL Draft

    Sportsnaut "Heading into the 2017 NFL Draft, there are a few players who find themselves in the “no doubt about it” category. Texas A&M EDGE defender Myles Garrett comes to mind when discussing that type of player. Other prospects quality as flyers and potential steals. There’s a whole other category,..." February 07

  • Best NFL quarterbacks available in 2017 offseason

    Houston Chronicle "Once again, the most recent Super Bowl proved the importance of a quarterback to every NFL franchise. If you have one, you can win any game. If you don't, you're unlikely to ever get to a big game. This offseason, there could be as many as 10 teams searching for their answer at quarterback...." February 07

  • Patriots tried trading for DeAndre Hopkins

    Sportsnaut "Shortly before ultimately trading linebacker Jamie Collins to the Cleveland Browns back in October, the New England Patriots reportedly engaged in trade discussions with both the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans. Collins would end up being dealt to Cleveland for a conditional third-round..." February 05

  • DeAndre Hopkins on contract extension: Why not?

    Pro Football Talk "Texans owner Bob McNair said Wednesday that the team’s intention is to sign wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to a contract extension this offseason and it doesn’t sound like the team will have any problem getting Hopkins to enter into those negotiations. Hopkins is set to play out this season..." February 02

  • Bill Belichick: Wes Welker has a “good football mind”

    Pro Football Talk "Bill Belichick knew he could trust Wes Welker to do just about anything. So he thinks the Texans did the right thing adding another of his former employees to their coaching staff. Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Patriots coach praised the hiring of Welker as an offensive and..." February 02

  • Texans will give Tom Savage ‘every opportunity’ to beat out Brock Osweiler

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Texans are likely stuck with Brock Osweiler for at least one more season because of his contract, but that does not mean they envision him being their starting quarterback next season. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Texans coach Bill O’Brien plans to give former..." February 02

  • Tony Romo has Texans, Cardinals, Broncos, Chiefs on wishlist

    Larry Brown Sports "Tony Romo is reportedly prepared to be dealt, and and he wants to be on a contending team. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, the Cowboys will shop Romo once he meets with owner Jerry Jones. Romo lists the Houston Texans, Arizona Cardinals, Denver Broncos, and Kansas City Chiefs as..." February 02

  • Texans GM Rick Smith: 'We've got to get better production from quarterback position'

    Houston Chronicle "Erratic and inconsistent far too frequently, benched once for his tendency to force late throws and be intercepted, Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler struggled mightily last season. Signed to a four-year, $72 million contract that included $37 million guaranteed, Osweiler was intercepted 16..." February 02

  • Hopkins says Texans would welcome AP: 'Who wouldn't want Adrian Peterson?'

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "If Vikings running back Adrian Peterson becomes a free agent next month, DeAndre Hopkins will try to recruit him to Houston. Peterson told ESPN last month he hopes to remain with Minnesota but acknowledged he had been wondering about other NFL teams that might need a running back, especially..." February 02

  • Texans want to sign Hopkins, Bouye to long-term contracts

    NFL Trade Rumors "Texans owner Bob McNair told reporters on Wednesday that they’re hoping to lock up WR DeAndre Hopkins and free agent CB A.J. Bouye to long-term extensions this offseason. “Those are good young players,” McNair said, via the Houston Chronicle. “Those are the kind of players that we want to keep..." February 02

  • Texans Likely To Consider Targeting A Quarterback In This Year’s Draft

    NFL Trade Rumors "Texans owner Bob McNair said Wednesday that they will likely consider targeting a quarterback in this year’s NFL draft, per Aaron Wilson. In regards to QB Brock Osweiler, McNair said (per Wilson): “We need better performance out of that position, not much available out there.” Although,..." February 01

  • President Trump on Roger Goodell: ‘The commissioner is a dope. He’s a stupid guy’

    Sportsnaut "President Donald Trump isn’t one afraid to ruffle some feathers. It’s his outspoken attitude and ability to go away from the norm that caught the attention of those who voted him into office. As divisive as Trump himself might be, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is an equally divisive figure..." February 01

  • Roger Goodell indicates NFL looking into cutting commercials during broadcasts

    Sportsnaut "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell addressed the public in a pre-Super Bowl press conference on Wednesday. He covered many issues including the possibility of the league reducing the number of commercials during a game. The task at hand would be to shorten the time it takes to watch an entire NFL..." February 01

  • Goodell defends Thursday Night Football: Lower injury rate, 'high-quality football'

    CBS Sports ""Thursday Night Football" isn't on its way out. As NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made clear at his press conference Wednesday, it's here to stay. To do so, Goodell cited lower injury rates and "high-quality football." "They're slightly lower than any other games," Goodell said of injury..." February 01

  • 2017 Salary Cap Could Increase By As Much As $15M

    NFL Trade Rumors "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told reporters (per Kyle Meinke) on Wednesday that the 2017 salary cap could go up by as much as $15 million per team. A few months ago, Tom Pelissero of USA Today reported that NFL teams were informed that the 2017 cap is expected to be between $166 million –..." February 01

  • J.J. Watt: I’m fully cleared for football activities

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt had three surgeries last year and he said Wednesday that his attempt to get through the rehab process as quickly as possible backfired when he needed a second back surgery that ended his season after three games. Watt spoke to the media in Houston and said that an..." February 01

  • Head of NFL refs union: Barbs from players 'very concerning'

    USA Today "The NFL has fined multiple players this season for criticizing individual officials, and the head of the NFL Referees Association doesn’t want to see such incidents become a trend. Scott Green, the former NFL referee and recently appointed NFLRA executive director, told USA TODAY Sports on..." February 01

  • Report: NFLPA reviewing relationship with Uber after ‘strike busting tactics’

    Sportsnaut "According to Albert Breer of MMQB, the NFL Players Association is reviewing its relationship with ride-share company Uber in wake of its decision to operate in New York City when the city’s taxis went on strike over the weekend to protest the Trump administrations immigration policy. The strike..." January 31

  • Brian Cushing had shoulder surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans rode their defense to an AFC South title and a Wild Card round victory and the effort left a couple of the key parts of that unit in need of surgery. We learned last week that defensive end Jadeveon Clowney had arthroscopic surgery on his knee and Monday brings word from John McClain..." January 30

  • Wes Welker to join Texans as offensive assistant

    Larry Brown Sports "Wes Welker is reportedly going to be joining the Houston Texans for the upcoming season, though not in a capacity we are used to seeing him in. According to John McCain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are expected to hire Welker to join their coaching staff as an offensive..." January 30

  • NFL won’t commit to Orlando Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "This year’s Pro Bowl was more successful than usual, due in part to a sold-out crowd in Orlando and an inexplicably successful effort (fueled by Ray Lewis) to get the players to cast aside their best interests and risk injury by playing hard. Still, the new home of the game won’t necessarily be..." January 30

  • Former NFL star RB Arian Foster plans to pursue degree in physics

    Houston Chronicle "Since retiring from the NFL three months ago, former Houston Texans star Arian Foster has been enjoying himself. Although Foster retired from the game relatively early at 30 years old, he said it was an easy decision. "It was easier for me, just knowing that you have outside passions,..." January 30

  • Sold-out Pro Bowl means it surely will continue

    Pro Football Talk "From time to time, the NFL huffs and puffs about the quality of the Pro Bowl. But the Pro Bowl’s house isn’t going to be blown down any time soon. (Even though it should be.) This year, the NFL has offered standing-room only tickets at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, site of this year’s..." January 29

  • Texans DT Vince Wilfork Could Make Retirement Official In Coming Weeks

    NFL Trade Rumors "Texans DT Vince Wilfork mentioned Saturday that while it’s not official yet, he could retire from the NFL in the next few weeks, per Aaron Wilson. When asked if he’s retiring, Wilfork responded: “I think I have.” However, Wilfork added: “Right now I’m not retired can’t give you 100..." January 28

  • NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans

    ESPN "The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up. Earlier this week, it was revealed that the NFL Players Association is working on a proposal that would amend the current drug policy to take a "less punitive" approach to recreational marijuana use among players, and the..." January 28

  • The Super Bowl Sex-Trafficking Myth: Is it the crisis it's cracked up to be?

    SI "Oh, man, we’re about to get robbed. That was Ryan Murphy’s thought when the two sedans ominously pulled up on either side of the car he was sitting in. From the front passenger’s seat of the Ford Fusion parked at a gas station, he breathed a sigh of resignation and reached for his wallet...." January 28

  • Godsey considered strong candidate for Jets' OC job

    NFL Trade Rumors "According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media, the Jets have done “extensive” homework on former Texans OC George Godsey and view him as a “strong candidate” for their offensive coordinator vacancy. Rapoport adds that Godsey has received strong recommendations for the job. Rich Cimini of ESPN..." January 26

  • Texans tackle Chris Clark recovering from shoulder surgery

    Pro Football Talk "Texans offensive tackle Chris Clark needed shoulder surgery following the 2016 season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reported Wednesday. The report described the surgery as “a cleanup procedure” and said Clark has “a good medical outlook” for the offseason. Clark has been valuable..." January 26

  • Jadeveon Clowney had minor knee surgery

    Pro Football Talk "The only minor surgery is the one that is performed on someone else. Or in the case of Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, on the other knee. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Clowney withdrew from the Pro Bowl to have arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. That’s not..." January 26

  • Wes Welker at Senior Bowl with Texans coaching staff

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans made some changes to their offensive coaching staff, and they may be looking at bringing in someone coach Bill O’Brien knows well. According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, former Patriots (and Chargers and Dolphins and Broncos and Rams) wide receiver Wes Welker is with the Texans..." January 25

  • Texans’ DE Jadeveon Clowney says he still must improve

    Fanrag Sports "Houston Texans’ DE Jadeveon Clowney finally lived up to his status as the first overall pick in the draft, making it to the Pro Bowl for the first time in his career. He helped the Texans get to the postseason – where they beat the Raiders – even without star pass rusher JJ Watt. It was a breakout..." January 24

  • NFL TV viewership fumbles for the first time in 4 years

    New York Post "NFL TV viewership fell last season for the first time in four years — and you can’t blame Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton for the slide. Sure, the number of people tuning into NFL games fell 14 percent through Week 9 of the 2016 season — which ended a day before Election Day — but they were..." January 24

  • Country star Luke Bryan to sing national anthem in Houston

    CBS Sports "The NFL announced Sunday that country music star Luke Bryan will perform the national anthem ahead of Super Bowl LI in Houston. Bryan, a two-time Academy of Country Music and Country Music Association Entertainer of the Year, will take center stage on Sunday, Feb. 5, to belt out "The..." January 22

  • NFL teams may have to jam cell signals in locker rooms

    Pro Football Talk "As the Antonio Brown Face Book Live fiasco prepares to yield to an actual football game (during which it will be “fair or not” to point out the potential social-media infraction distraction if Brown struggles), there’s a lingering question about the situation that gave rise to the..." January 22