Texans Rumors & News

  • Brooks Reed may miss start of OTAs

    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

  • Source: Texans are preferred team among three ‘Hard Knocks’ finalists

    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

  • Tyson Clabo released by Houston Texans

    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

  • Report: Texans, Redskins or Bills will be on this year's 'Hard Knocks'

    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

  • US appeals court upholds $50M settlement for retired NFL players

    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

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    Dean Blandino @DeanBlandino

    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.

  • Extra point tries moved to the 15-yard line

    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

  • Texans' coach O'Brien: Jadeveon Clowney 'on the right track' in rehab

    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

  • PAT change coming? NFL owners to consider 3 proposals at May meetings

    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

  • Bucs Claim D.J. Swearinger

    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

  • D.J. Swearinger informed he'll no longer be Texan

    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

  • O’Brien thinks his rookies aren’t in very good shape

    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

  • Ed Reed on Tom Brady: If you make decisions, you suffer consequences

    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

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    O'Brien on WR Jaelen Strong "He needs to get in better condition. I'd say that about virtually every guy out there."

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    Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

    James Rouse tore his Achilles yesterday, O'Brien says. #Texans

  • Texans sign CB Kevin Johnson, rest of draft class

    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

  • Former NFL LB Scott Fujita: 30 to 50 percent of players smoke pot

    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

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    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.

  • Texans Select Reshard Cliett With The First Of Two Sixth Round Picks

    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

  • Texans Select Rice's Christian Covington With Second Sixth Round Pick

    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

  • Texans Select LSU RB Kenny Hilliard With Seventh Round Pick

    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

  • Texans agree to 4-year extension worth $26M with Whitney Mercilus

    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

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    NFLTradeRumors.co @nfltrade_rumors

    Texans Decline To Pick Up OLB Whitney Mercilus’ Option http://t.co/sqNGX3Va5b #NFL

  • Texans agree to deals with 16 undrafted free agents

    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

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    New York Jets @nyjets

    We've traded our 3rd (70th) for HOU's 3rd (82), 5th (152), 7th (229) and WR DeVier Posey.

  • Texans trade up, stop Jaelen Strong’s slide at No. 71

    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

  • Texans take CB Kevin Johnson with No. 16 pick in first round of NFL draft

    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

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    Geoff Mosher @GeoffMosherCSN

    Texans go with Kevin Johnson. First prospect gone who I thought was a potential for #Eagles at 20.

    2015 NFL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    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

  • Texans, Stevie Brown agree to 1-year deal

    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

  • 2015 NFL mock draft: Saints, Dolphins, Eagles, Jaguars making trades

    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

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    Kimberly Jones @KimJonesSports

    Stevie Brown tells me he's agreed to terms with the Houston Texans. Former Giants safety officially moves on.

  • Texans Expect Jadeveon Clowney to “Be a Major Contributor” in 2015

    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

  • GM Rick Smith addresses D.J. Swearinger trade rumors, future with Texans

    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

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Meanwhile, I’m told the #Texans are trying to trade safety DJ Swearinger. He’s started 22 games over his first 2 seasons.

  • NFL to end tax-exempt status

    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

  • NFL Commissioner Goodell: "We didn't get it right"

    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

  • D.J. Swearinger placed on trade block by Texans

    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

  • Houston Texans Sign RB Chris Polk

    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

  • Judge approves concussion settlement, could cost NFL $1 billion

    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

  • 2015 Sunday Night Football schedule

    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

  • J.J. Watt fires agent Ben Dogra

    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

  • DeAndre Hopkins Ready For Leadership Role In 2015

    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

  • DeAndre Hopkins has no interest in talking about Andre Johnson

    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

  • NFL schedule will be released on Tuesday

    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

  • Texans RB Alfred Blue has a famous workout partner

    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

  • Andre Johnson can't wait to get going with the Colts

    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

  • Report Suggests About 1 in 6 NFL Players Go Broke Within 12 Years of Retiring

    Complex "When the NFL comes back in 2015, and you gaze upon the first 11-on-11 play of the bloodsport's season, know that, statistically speaking, at least three players on that field will be bankrupt soon after they hang up their cleats. According to a new research paper by the National Bureau of Economic..." April 15

  • Schedule release likely coming next week

    Pro Football Talk "With the draft only 17 days away and in light of the NFL’s habit of releasing the regular-season schedule before the draft, the window for releasing the 2015 regular-season schedule is getting fairly narrow. The current thinking, per a source with knowledge of the situation, is that the sheet..." April 13

  • Ex-NFL CB: After The Draft My Mom Said I Owed Her $1 Million

    Black Sports Online "We hear it all the time. “How do athletes who make millions of dollars go broke?” Ex-NFL CB Phillip Buchanon breaks down in his book “New Money: Staying Rich” how easily it can happen. Here are a couple of excerpts. In the excerpt, the former NFL cornerback talks about family members,..." April 11