Jadeveon Clowney said rehab going well. He's walking without a limp. Surgery was almost 4 months ago.
SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27
Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26
USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25
Battle Red Blog "The Texans kept one of their own by agreeing to terms with free agent linebacker Akeem Dent. Texans fans react to the signing. Dent, acquired from the Falcons in exchange for T.J. Yates last year, played well during his walk season in Houston." March 24
Source: JJ Watt has restructured his contract. Turned $10M roster bonus into a signing bonus. Creates $8M in cap space for HOU for 2015.
Fox Sports Southwest "J.J. Watt is the highest paid player on the Houston Texans after signing a six-year $100 million contract prior to the 2014 season, but that doesn't mean the defensive star can't give his team some salary cap relief. Watt and the Texans have restructured his contract to turn what would have..." March 24
SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23
Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23
Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23
Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23
SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23
Houston Chronicle "There’s nothing new about the Texans and a 3-4 defense. Coach Dom Capers installed the linebacker-heavy system during the franchise’s expansion years. Coordinator Wade Phillips returned the attack in 2011. Romeo Crennel fine-tuned his bigger, stronger version last season, when the Texans finished..." March 20
Houston Chronicle "There’s nothing new about the Texans and a 3-4 defense. Coach Dom Capers installed the linebacker-heavy system during the franchise’s expansion years. Coordinator Wade Phillips returned the attack in 2011. Romeo Crennel fine-tuned his bigger, stronger version last season, when the Texans finished..." March 19
CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18
SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17
Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17
NESN "Vince Wilfork’s 11-year tenure with the New England Patriots officially has come to an end. The big nose tackle tweeted that he has agreed to sign with the Houston Texans. Wilfork visited the Texans Sunday and Monday. He agreed to a two-year deal, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported..." March 16
Pro Football Talk "With today’s news that Vince Wilfork has signed with the Texans, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has offered some fond memories as he says goodbye. Belichick, the only head coach Wilfork has played for in the NFL, referred to Wilfork as the best defensive lineman he’s coached." March 16
Houston Chronicle "Versatile wide receiver Cecil Shorts III has signed a two-year deal with the Texans. The 27-year-old Shorts, who can play inside and outside, played his first four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who selected him in the fourth round in the 2011 draft. The Texans likely still will..." March 16
FA WR Cecil Shorts III is visiting with Texans today.
Wilfork came to Houston with his wife Bianca. Its a two day visit.
Pro Football Talk "As the numbers generated by a dizzying number of free-agency contracts continues to trickle in, a lot can be learned by comparing and contrasting some of them. In Houston, the contracts given to quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett suggest that Hoyer has the early lead in the competition..." March 15
ESPN.com "The Houston Texans want Vince Wilfork, and the interest is mutual. The familiarity with the Texans staff is appealing to the massive nose tackle. "Vince has several opportunities he's looking at," Wilfork's agent, Kennard McGuire, told Mark Berman of Houston's Fox 26. "Obviously I'm very..." March 14
Houston Chronicle "The Texans are on the verge of signing free safety Rahim Moore. Moore, an unrestricted free agent, visited the team Wednesday. He spent 2011-14 with the Denver Broncos, recording 51 combined tackles, four interceptions and one forced fumble in 16 starts last season. Kendrick Lewis and D.J...." March 12
Former Broncos safety Rahim Moore and Texans reached agreement, per source. #Markman50
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brian Hoyer is back in familiar territory, trying to beat out Ryan Mallett and being coached by Bill O'Brien. The former Browns quarterback Wednesday signed his two-year deal with the Texans, where he'll compete with his former Patriots teammate for the starting job under their former Patriots..." March 12
Pro Football Talk "Veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan is calling it a career. Finnegan, who was cut by the Dolphins last week, wrote on Instagram that he has decided to retire. In his announcement, he referenced perhaps the most famous moment of his career: His on-field fight with Andre Johnson, who, according..." March 11
New York Post "The Jets and Texans have agreed to a trade for quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, according to a source. Fitzpatrick became expendable for Houston once they agreed to sign free agent Brian Hoyer, whom the Jets also pursued. The Jets have been looking for an experienced quarterback to compete with..." March 11
From @AlbertBreer & me: Once Brian Hoyer signs with Texans, a trade of Ryan Fitzpatrick to Jets could happen quickly. Sides have talked.
NESN "Vince Wilfork immediately became a hot commodity when he hit free agency Tuesday at 4 p.m. ET. The Houston Texans are “making an effort to sign” the big nose tackle, ESPN.com’s Tania Ganguli reported Tuesday. The Patriots declined to pick up Wilfork’s $8 million option before the league year..." March 11
TMZ.com "The case of "D.J. Swearinger Steals His Own Truck" is officially closed ... after the NFL star forked over a HUGE check to the people who pimped it out ... TMZ Sports has learned. We broke the story ... cops launched an investigation into the Houston Texans safety after he allegedly ordered..." March 10
SB Nation "Andre Johnson and Frank Gore are headed to the Indianapolis Colts instead of the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a report from Lance Zierlein of NFL.com. Johnson, 33, was released by the Houston Texans on Monday and didn't waste any time on the market before finding a destination. According..." March 10
CBS Houston "Plagued by injuries during his initial year in the NFL, Jadeveon Clowney can add another one to the list which already includes hernia surgery, a concussion, and eventually a knee injury requiring microfracture surgery. SportsRadio 610 has learned that Clowney was bitten by teammate D.J...." March 10
The Vikings have inquired about Houston Texans outside linebacker Brooks Reed. However, there has been a report he might go to Atlanta.
Also, with Ryan Mallet coming back, and Brian Hoyer possibly signing as well, the Texans have released QB Thad Lewis.
NFL.com "Will Monday's flurry of quarterback movement in Houston lead Ryan Fitzpatrick to the New York Jets? With the Texans planning to sign both Ryan Mallett and former Browns passer Brian Hoyer, Fitzpatrick looms as a strong candidate for release. If (and when) that happens, Fitzpatrick would emerge..." March 09
Houston Chronicle "Your vote is being added to the total. Votes are not reflected in the tallies immediately. The Texans could have have two quarterbacks competing for one job and a potential season-long QB controversy. Or just Ryan Mallett. The team re-signed Mallett on Monday to a two-year, $7 million ($1.75..." March 09
Houston's Andre Johnson will be getting cut today per sources #Texans
Pro Football Talk "What could make an already big day in the NFL even bigger? Tim Tebow! That’s what the folks at ESPN figured when they threw Tebow into the mix in a segment on today’s NFL Live. The segment was called “Overreaction Monday,” and it was intended to be a discussion of some over-the-top news items..." March 09
SB Nation "The Houston Texans officially parted ways with Pro Bowl wide receiver Andre Johnson on Monday after 12 seasons, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Johnson, 33, was granted permission last week to seek a trade and was told he'd be released if no trade partner could be found. While the Texans..." March 09
The Score "The NFL isn't happy that so many details of the contracts slated to be signed when free agency officially begins Tuesday are being leaked ahead of time. The league sent a letter to all 32 teams stating its displeasure with the release of contract terms, according to Yahoo Sports' Rand Getlin. " March 09
Houston Chronicle "If their price is right, the Texans can have quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer competing for the starting job next season. But interest from multiple teams might drive up Hoyer’s price too high for the Texans, who are trying to re-sign Mallett and outside linebacker Brooks..." March 09
NFL Trade Rumors "Adam Caplan reports that the Houston Texans have re-signed WR Damaris Johnson to a one-year contract worth $1 million. Johnson, 25, originally signed on with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Tulas back in 2012. Philadelphia cut him at the start of last year and he was later claimed..." March 09
Houston Chronicle "The Texans have kept their premier free agent in uniform by agreeing to a four-year contract extension with cornerback Kareem Jackson. Jackson, 26, would have been one of the premier defensive backs available on the open market. After negotiating for weeks leading up to the edge of free..." March 08
Texans reached a 5-year agreement with Derek Newton, per league source.
Redskins inquired on Houston RT Derek Newton, who's also in talks on new deal w Texans. Skins also called on Chargers S Marcus Gilchrist.
Here’s the spot you should be watching for Brian Hoyer: Houston Texans. Team likes both Hoyer and Mallett — but I get sense Hoyer is target.
Friday free agency scorecard: Active negotiations today between Texans/Derek Newton and Texans/Kareem Jackson. Very possible both return.