Texans Rumors & News

  • Looking Ahead To 2017 Franchise Tags

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s salary cap for 2017 won’t officially be set until sometime after the Super Bowl, but based on the direction the cap has trended in recent years, we have a general idea of where it may end up. Predicting an increase of about 8.2% on this year’s $155.27MM cap, Joel Corry of CBSSports.com..." December 07

  • Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph has two cracked ribs, bruised lung

    Sportsnaut "The Houston Texans may be without top cornerback Johnathan Joseph for their huge Week 14 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. Joseph is dealing with two cracked ribs and a bruised lung as a result of a play that occurred this past week against the Green Bay Packers. That sounds extremely..." December 06

  • Coaches irked by late-season Thursday night division games?

    Larry Brown Sports "The Kansas City Chiefs and Oakland Raiders will square off this week in one of the most important games of the regular season, and some coaches across the NFL are reportedly unhappy that it is taking place on a Thursday night. Jason Cole of Bleacher Report spoke to some coaches who feel it is..." December 06

  • NFL players detail their painful, gritty post-game recovery routines

    SI "It’s 9:35 on a Monday morning in mid-November, 10 weeks into another NFL season and 20 hours after Jaguars receiver Allen Robinson played 67 snaps against the Texans. Sunday was all booming fighter-jet flyovers and screaming Jacksonville fans and defenders inflicting pain. Monday starts in a dimly..." December 05

  • Lamar Miller heads to locker room with apparent rib injury

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans have a tall order at Lambeau Field on Sunday. It could be getting a lot taller without running back Lamar Miller. Miller has gone to the locker room for evaluation of an injury. Per Tracy Wolfson of CBS, trainers were looking at Miller’s ribs." December 04

  • Tom Savage a surprise scratch with elbow infection

    Pro Football Talk "If the Texans were considering a change from Brock Osweiler to Tom Savage, it’s definitely not happening on Sunday against the Packers. Savage is inactive for Sunday’s game. Per multiple reports, he has an infection. Savage had not appeared on the Week 13 injury report. John McClain of..." December 04

  • Long drives push Packers past Texans

    The Sports Xchange "GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers picked a fine time -- and the unlikeliest of times -- for a 98-yard touchdown drive. The Packers snapped a 7-7 tie with their longest touchdown drive of the season, then backed it up with an 89-yard touchdown drive, to slip past the Houston Texans..." December 04

  • Jadeveon Clowney ruled out at Green Bay

    Pro Football Talk "During his first two NFL seasons, Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney missed 15 games with injuries and fell short of expectations. But this year, Cloweny has stayed healthy and become the difference-maker on defense the Texans hoped he’d be. Unfortunately, now Clowney is hurt again. The..." December 03

  • Did J.J. Watt confirm relationship with Kealia Ohai with Xmas photo?

    Sportress of Blogitude "J.J. Watt has remained tight-lipped about his relationship with presumed soccer star-girlfriend Kealia Ohai. But the Houston Texans superstar may have let the cat out of the bag by inadvertently confirming the two are an item by way of a holiday-centric photo. Watt recently posted evidence of..." December 03

  • Kareem Jackson plans to appeal fine for unnecessary roughness

    Pro Football Talk "The Chargers put last Sunday’s game against the Texans away in the fourth quarter when quarterback Philip Rivers hit tight end Hunter Henry with a 12-yard touchdown pass that made the score 21-10 in a game the Chargers would ultimately win 21-13. That touchdown was set up on the previous play..." December 02

  • Can Brock Osweiler be saved? It depends whom you ask

    New York Post "In the season that gave us Ryan Fitzpatrick’s countless interceptions, the sudden decline of Carson Palmer and the likely — and disastrous — end of the Jay Cutler era with the Bears, Brock Osweiler — the Texans’ $72 million prize — might be the NFL’s most disappointing quarterback. Osweiler’s..." December 02

  • Trump takes credit for NFL ratings slide, again

    Pro Football Talk "Thirty years after Donald Trump took on the NFL and lost, he has taken on the NFL and won. According to him. Via SportsBusiness Daily, the President-Elect declared during his first public rally since the election that the NFL’s ratings dropped because of the election. “[T]heir ratings were..." December 02

  • NFL expected to hire 17 full-time officials, league exec says

    Sporting News "Help appears to be on the way for NFL officiating. Amid a season of questionable calls, NFL executive Troy Vincent told The Associated Press on Thursday that the league is expected to hire as many as 17 full-time officials. The new batch of hires will increase game-day officiating crews from..." December 01

  • Adam Schefter signs five-year extension with ESPN

    CBS Sports "ESPN Insider Adam Schefter missed on breaking possibly the biggest news of the night Wednesday. Then again, when you are the news, there might be a different protocol. Filed to SI.com by media critic Richard Deitsch Wednesday evening, the four-letter network out of Bristol, CT has extended the..." December 01

  • J.J. Watt donates $10,000 to family of injured high school football player

    Sportsnaut "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt may be one of the best football players on the planet. When on the field, his ability to dominate the opposition is something we have rarely seen from a defender in the history of the NFL. Watt, who is out for the season with a back injury, also..." November 30

  • Report: NFL will ditch early-morning London games

    Pro Football Talk "When it comes to making the NFL’s product more attractive by making it more scarce, the NFL claims it won’t consider ditching or limiting Thursday Night Football. However, it reportedly will be ditching another fairly recent broadcasting practice. Via Joe Flint of the Wall Street Journal, the..." November 29

  • Whitney Mercilus: Houston Texans aren't panicking

    NFL.com "They're tied atop the AFC South, but the Houston Texans have failed to resemble playoff material of late. After nipping the woeful Jaguars by three points in Week 10, coach Bill O'Brien's team has been overmatched in back-to-back losses to the Raiders and Chargers. The bulk of their problems..." November 28

  • Osweiler on Week 12 loss: 'I didn't play very good'

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans may be having the least enjoyable first place run in recent NFL history. Their confidence took another hit on Sunday with a 21-13 home loss to the San Diego Chargers, dropping their record to 6-5. The Texans are 29th in points, 29th in total offensive yards, 25th in first..." November 28

  • Bill O'Brien says he won't bench Osweiler for Tom Savage

    ESPN "Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien said he will not bench quarterback Brock Osweiler for backup Tom Savage. "No," O'Brien said when asked about starting Savage. "We're going to come in here tomorrow, we're going to correct mistakes, and move on to Green Bay." In the Texans' 21-13 loss to the..." November 28

  • Bill O’Brien on Brock Osweiler: Focus is on correcting mistakes

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans offense sputtered in Sunday’s 21-13 loss to the Chargers as quarterback Brock Osweiler threw three interceptions in another ineffective outing in a season studded with them. Osweiler finished the day 22-of-37 for 246 yards in what may have been the least impressive of his first 11..." November 27

  • Rivers propels Chargers past sliding Texans

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Mired in the basement of the AFC West, the Chargers required a performance just shy of perfection to keep their faint playoff hopes alive. For one half, quarterback Philip Rivers produced an effort in line with those needs. Rivers tossed three touchdown passes and the San Diego..." November 27

  • Texans' Jadeveon Clowney 'productive and destructive'

    Houston Chronicle "NFL blockers have resorted to unconventional methods in a concerted effort to try to contain talented Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Beyond the usual double-team blocking techniques, some offensive lineman have tried to tackle Clowney to prevent him from penetrating the..." November 26

  • Texans promoting rookie Kamalu

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans plan to promote defensive end Ufomba Kamalu from the practice squad to the active roster, the Houston Chronicle reported Friday. Kamalu is an undrafted rookie. He signed with the Texans after the draft, was waived during the September cutdown and has been on the practice squad. " November 25

  • Joseph fined $24,309 for unnecessary roughness

    Pro Football Talk "Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph has been fined $24,309 for an unnecessary roughness penalty in the third quarter of last Monday’s game vs. the Raiders, PFT has confirmed. Joseph was penalized 15 yards for launching himself at Raiders tight end Clive Walford after Walford made a reception. " November 25

  • John Madden on Thursday football: “It just doesn’t work”

    East Bay Times "One of Thanksgiving’s greatest traditions was listening to John Madden talk football and, even though he retired from the broadcast booth in 2009, Madden can still bring it. Madden, 80, is “feeling great” after battling multiple health issues, starting with heart surgery exactly a year..." November 24

  • Competition Committee to explore sideline cameras

    NFL.com "Two controversial sideline calls in two weeks have provoked questions as to how the league should review close plays along the boundaries. On Monday night, DeAndre Hopkins was ruled out of bounds on an early catch-and-run touchdown when it looked like his right foot had touched the white..." November 23

  • 9 NFL coaches who could be fired this season

    Fox Sports "Four straight losses have Mike McCarthy moving closer to the top of our hot seat rankings The unofficial second half of the NFL season begins this week as Thanksgiving is upon us. With it comes a clearer postseason picture and a whole bunch of teams that have no shot at the playoffs. Not..." November 23

  • Shannon Sharpe: NFL officiating so bad some fans think games are fixed

    Sporting News "NFL officiating has become so bad some fans think games are fixed. That was the serious charge leveled by Shannon Sharpe on FS1's "Undisputed" Tuesday after poor officiating marred the Raiders' 27-20 win Monday night against the Texans in Mexico City. The Pro Football Hall of Famer and..." November 23

  • Carr, Raiders rally past Texans in Mexico City

    The Sports Xchange "MEXICO CITY -- The Oakland Raiders, designated as the home team Monday night at Estadio Azteca, took awhile before giving their fans something to cheer. Derek Carr threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes as the Raiders rallied for a 27-20 win over the Houston Texans. After..." November 22

  • Two Broncos defenders suggest Raiders cheated in win over Texans

    CBS Sports "Monday night was a traveshamockery of officiating in the Raiders' 27-20 win over the Texans that vaulted the men in black to the top of the AFC standings. There were multiple issues with decisions and calls made by referees and it caused many folks to wonder about the quality of..." November 22

  • JJ Watt says staph infection in knee could have cost him his leg

    Larry Brown Sports "J.J. Watt has dealt with numerous injuries over the past year, and the Houston Texans star revealed on Tuesday that one of them could have resulted in him having a leg amputated. In a feature he wrote for The Players Tribune, Watt recapped all that has gone wrong with his body dating back to..." November 22

  • Raiders fans chant homophobic slur in Mexico City

    Sporting News "Homophobic chants from Mexican sports fans have led to fines from FIFA during Mexican football federation matches. So when the NFL came to town Monday night for a matchup between the Texans and Raiders, the predominantly Raiders crowd at Azteca Stadium in Mexico City stuck with their foolish..." November 22

  • Brock Osweiler: Having 'laser zoomed in eyeballs' definitely affected play on field

    CBS Sports "A remarkable thing happened Monday night in the Texans-Raiders game in Mexico, a 27-20 Oakland win filled with questionable calls: there was some fan in control of a laser pointer the size of the death star repeatedly beaming a giant green light onto Texans players. It wasn't just a distraction..." November 22

  • Texans' O'Brien feels short-changed on key calls

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans didn't let Derek Carr's 75-yard touchdown pass to Jamize Olawale bother them, too much, but it may have changed coach Bill O'Brien's mindset just enough. After Carr and Olawale had brought the Raiders back to a 20-20 tie with just over 10 minutes left, the Texans got a 39-yard kick..." November 22

  • Raiders, Texans could face 'devastating' effects playing at Azteca Stadium

    USA Today "As the National Football League seeks to further broaden its international reach with Monday’s clash between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans, the match-up is already guaranteed to be the high point of the season in one regard. Azteca Stadium sits at 7,280 feet above sea level, higher..." November 21

  • Will Fuller officially questionable for Monday

    Pro Football Talk "Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Friday that rookie receiver Will Fuller will be a game-time decision for Monday night’s game against the Raiders. His official status reflects that; Fuller is questionable for the game with a knee injury. Out are running back Alfred Blue (calf), running back..." November 20

  • NFL discussing moving start times of London games

    ESPN "In a continued effort to try to improve ratings, one idea the NFL is discussing is moving the 9:30 a.m. ET games played in London to a 1 p.m. ET start time, according to league sources. The idea would be to close a viewing window the NFL had created that extended the day and possibly detracted..." November 20

  • Blue out, Fuller a game-time decision vs. Raiders

    Pro Football Talk "Texans Coach Bill O’Brien told reporters Friday that running back Alfred Blue will not play and wide receiver Will Fuller will be a game-time decision for Monday night’s game vs. the Raiders in Mexico City. Fuller has a leg injury and missed last week’s game. O’Brien said he feels pretty good..." November 18

  • Carr: Texans didn't talk to me once before draft

    Houston Chronicle "The NFL draft process and the prospects of joining his older brother as a Texans quarterback never gave Derek Carr any anticipation that would become a reality. When the Oakland Raiders Pro Bowl quarterback was available three years ago in the second round, the Texans passed on him at 33rd..." November 18

  • NFL changing schedule process for greater flexibility with international games

    Sporting News "Within the next two weeks, the NFL should know how many international games will be played in 2017 and the participating teams. But when it comes to announcing when and where those games will be played, the public and teams will have to wait. NFL executive vice president/International Mark..." November 17

  • NFL warns Texans to stay in hotel during trip to Mexico City

    Sportsnaut "With the major political strife as well as warring amongst the varied criminal factions spread throughout the country, there are very few places in Mexico that are truly safe for tourists. So the NFL decided the best possible thing to do is send two NFL teams into Mexico City to host a..." November 17

  • Bill O'Brien on Xavier Su'a-Filo vs. Derek Carr: 'We're happy with who we chose'

    Houston Chronicle "When the Texans were on the clock three years ago during the NFL draft, they opted for UCLA offensive lineman Xavier Su'a-Filo instead of Fresno State quarterback Derek Carr. Since that day, Carr has emerged as a Pro Bowl selection as one of the top quarterbacks in the game. He's thrown for 17..." November 17

  • Bill O’Brien on passing up on Derek Carr: ‘We’re happy with who we chose’

    Yardbarker "Football coaches are notorious for what’s known as “coach speak,” and Houston Texans head man Bill O’Brien knows a thing or two about that. He may have a case of buyer’s remorse in regard to his choices in the 2014 NFL Draft — a draft that saw him pass up on the quarterback who very well may burn..." November 16

  • Expect Mexico fans to boo national anthem before 'Monday Night Football'

    USA Today "The national anthem was played for decades at National Football League games without much incident or discussion but 2016 has changed all that, starting with Colin Kaepernick’s preseason protest. If the anthem controversy has lost a little steam in recent weeks with Kaepernick's taking a knee..." November 15

  • NFL players headed to Capitol Hill to talk police relations and race issues, may meet with Paul Ryan

    ESPN "Five NFL players on Wednesday will travel to Capitol Hill to discuss police brutality and race issues with members of Congress, including a possible meeting with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan. The meetings were conceived by Detroit Lions wide receiver Anquan Boldin, who is known for his..." November 15

  • Bill O'Brien 'excited' about Texans' Mexico City game

    Houston Chronicle "In a week, the Texans will travel south to play the Oakland Raiders in Mexico City at Azteca Stadium. It's a relatively short flight for the first-place and reigning AFC South champions. The NFL along with Texans owner Bob McNair and team president Jamey Rootes are hoping to grow their brand..." November 15

  • Texans' Lamar Miller teased for getting caught from behind

    Houston Chronicle "When Texans running back Lamar Miller scooted away from pursuit and broke into the secondary for his longest run of the season, he never expected to get caught from behind. Yet the speedy running back did as Jacksonville Jaguars rookie linebacker Myles Jack tackled him at the 1-yard line..." November 14

  • Texans' Will Fuller, Vince Wilfork out Sunday

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie wide receiver Will Fuller is out for Sunday's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars due to a knee injury. Fuller was questionable on the injury report and limited in practice, but the Texans had been hopeful that the first-round draft pick from Notre Dame might have been able to..." November 13

  • Texans top Jaguars for first road win

    The Sports Xchange "JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Searching for their first road win of the season, the Houston Texans turned to their defense Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Then their special teams chipped in, too. Houston got an early touchdown from its defense and set up another critical score with a..." November 13

  • DeAndre Hopkins strives to become a “complete player”

    Houston Chronicle "Texans star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins became a marked man when he emerged as a Pro Bowl selection last season during a career breakthrough year. One year removed from catching 111 passes for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns, Hopkins has become a focal point of opponents' coverage..." November 13