Texans Rumors & News

  • Cris Carter says the Cowboys should trade Tony Romo for J.J. Watt

    CBS Sports "Now that the offseason has officially started for the Dallas Cowboys, one of the first things the team is going to have to figure out is what to do with Tony Romo. Should they trade him? Should they cut him? Should they keep him? Should they ask him to take a pay cut? Although Cowboys owner..." January 21

  • Jadeveon Clowney was fined for tackling Tom Brady

    Sporting News "As if an AFC divisional loss to the Patriots wasn't painful enough for the Texans and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney, the NFL on Friday fined the Pro Bowl defensive end for unnecessary roughness against Tom Brady. Clowney's hit on the New England quarterback cost him $18,231, as first reported..." January 21

  • Cris Carter Thinks The Cowboys Could Land a Superstar in a Trade for Tony Romo

    Complex "We know Tony Romo is going somewhere—it seems impossible that Jerry Jones would let him sit on the Cowboys' bench next year—and everyone wants to know, where? Pundits are speculating how Romo could land somewhere new; Houston and Denver have popped up as possible destinations. Cris Carter..." January 20

  • Peterson wants to stay in Minny but would consider Giants, Bucs, Texans

    ESPN "Vikings running back Adrian Peterson says he sees himself remaining with Minnesota next season but mentioned the New York Giants, Houston Texans and Tampa Bay Buccaneers as teams he might consider in free agency. "I see myself in purple. A lot has to take place," Peterson said on First Take on..." January 19

  • Vegas odds show Tony Romo is a favorite to land with the Texans

    Sportsnaut "Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has likely played his final game in the only city he’s called home during an illustrious 13-year NFL career. Set to count $24.7 million against the cap next season, it’s highly unlikely that Romo will return as Dak Prescott’s backup. With as many as nine..." January 19

  • Texans To Promote Mike Vrabel To DC

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans are promoting linebackers coach Mike Vrabel to defensive coordinator, reports Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com (Twitter link). Predecessor Romeo Crennel will stay on the Texans’ staff and likely become their assistant head coach." January 18

  • Bill O'Brien won't hire OC, will continue to call plays

    NFL.com "The Houston Texans will not hire a new offensive coordinator after parting ways with George Godsey, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday, per sources informed of the team's thinking. Coach Bill O'Brien, who took over the play-calling duties from Godsey midway through the year..." January 18

  • Texans part ways with George Godsey

    Pro Football Talk "At a time when some have been wondering whether the Texans will have a mutual parting with coach Bill O’Brien, the team has indeed experienced a mutual parting, but one level down from the top of the coaching staff. The Texans have announced that they have parted ways with offensive coordinator..." January 16

  • Texans' O'Brien: Evaluation needed before naming Osweiler starter again

    ESPN "Texans coach Bill O'Brien said it is too early in the process to know whether Brock Osweiler will be the starting quarterback next season. When asked about whether Osweiler would enter the offseason as the team's starting quarterback over backups Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden, O'Brien said that..." January 16

  • Lewis' 3-TD outing leads Pats past Texans

    The Sports Xchange "FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- It wasn't an artistic success, but it was enough for the New England Patriots to return to the AFC title game for a record sixth straight time. "You gotta give these guys a lot of credit -- we didn't play particularly well but we hung in there and we ended up making..." January 15

  • Brock Osweiler vows to fix his flaws

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans unexpectedly had a chance to upend the Patriots and advance to the first AFC title game in franchise history. Down 24-16 in the fourth quarter and starting a drive from their own 11 after forcing a New England punt, quarterback Brock Osweiler threw a high pass to receiver DeAndre..." January 15

  • Why the Houston Texans should cut Brock Osweiler, despite the hefty cost

    Fox Sports "The Houston Texans could have beaten the New England Patriots in their AFC Divisional Round playoff matchup Saturday. The Texans played just as well — if not better — than the host Pats in nearly every aspect of the game. The Texans’ defense, arguably the best in the NFL, made Tom Brady look..." January 15

  • Vince Wilfork: I think I’ve played my last game

    ESPN "-- Houston Texans nose tackle Vince Wilfork said he thinks he might retire after Saturday night's 34-16 playoff loss to the New England Patriots. "I think I have played my last NFL football game," Wilfork said. "I will take the time and do my due diligence and sit back and see if I really want..." January 15

  • Bill O’Brien: “Whatever the future holds, it holds”

    NFL.com "As a former New England Patriots offensive coordinator who hails from Andover, Massachusetts, Bill O'Brien will confront his past Saturday night when his Houston Texans take on the AFC's top seed at Gillette Stadium. Yet as chatter increases around the NFL of growing tension between the..." January 14

  • Despite report, Bill O'Brien says he will definitely coach Texans next season

    CBS Sports "Yes, the Texans won their division and qualified for the playoffs, and yes, they did it with Brock Osweiler under center for all but one game, but as recently as seven days ago, PFT reported that coach Bill O'Brien might not return for the 2017 season -- and it would be his decision to leave..." January 14

  • Texans’ Johnathan Joseph: Brady knows every defense known to man

    Pro Football Talk "Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph says that facing Patriots quarterback Tom Brady this weekend will be a huge mental challenge. “He knows every defense that’s known to mankind that you’re going to show him, so you have to do a good job of mismatching your coverages, disguising your coverages,..." January 13

  • DeAndre Hopkins limited, says his knee is “excellent”

    Pro Football Talk "Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been limited in practice this week, with what’s listed as a knee injury. But he apparently isn’t worried about it. Via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Hopkins was asked about the condition of his knee, and said: “It’s excellent.” It’s..." January 13

  • Mike Tice on Jadeveon Clowney: “He’s just too athletic”

    Pro Football Talk "Raiders offensive line coach Mike Tice was left shaking his head on the sideline after watching his guys try to block Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney on Saturday. In audio captured on NFL Turning Point, Tice could be heard talking to the Raiders’ offensive linemen and saying of Clowney,..." January 13

  • The NFL's Drug of Choice

    Bleacher Report "They didn't ask questions. If something hurt, NFL players simply stepped in line behind dozens of others waiting for the same drug. One by one, for years, players have taken a shot of Toradol to the rear or swallowed the drug in pill form to play football on Sunday. The game-day ritual was..." January 11

  • Pacific Pro Football League for non-NFL-eligible players to debut

    ESPN "A new pro football league announced Wednesday it plans to begin hiring players in winter 2017 and staging games in summer 2018. The Pacific Pro Football League is for players who have graduated from high school but aren't in college and haven't been out for three years in order to make..." January 11

  • Super Bowl ad spending for first 51 years totals almost $5 billion

    Awful Announcing "The Super Bowl is an event where the ads are almost as important as the game. Over the years, attention to the commercials has grown to the point where you can preview them on YouTube and other sites before the Big Game. Because the Super Bowl draws the year’s biggest television audience, it’s no..." January 11

  • Bill O'Brien on coaching rumors: 'I really enjoy coaching this team'

    Houston Chronicle "The noise surrounding the future of Texans coach Bill O'Brien hasn't quieted down despite owner Bob McNair insisting he won't be fired and the two-time AFC South champion having two years remaining on a five-year contract. There continues to be speculation nationally that O'Brien could..." January 09

  • Texans expect Tom Savage to be cleared for Saturday’s game

    Larry Brown Sports "The Houston Texans should be at full strength at the quarterback position for Saturday’s playoff game at New England. Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said Monday that quarterback Tom Savage is out of concussion protocol and will be ready to practice on Tuesday. O’Brien also said he expects..." January 09

  • Bill O’Brien wants Bellichick-type power to control personnel

    Sportsnaut "The narrative surrounding Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien continues to intrigue. Texans owner Bob McNair says Bill O’Brien isn’t going anywhere after this season, no matter what happens. O’Brien himself made comments after his team’s big win over the Oakland Raiders on Saturday that..." January 09

  • King: O’Brien would be “strong candidate” for two vacancies

    Pro Football Talk "Houston’s wild-card win over the Raiders coupled with owner Bob McNair’s proclamation that coach Bill O’Brien was never getting fired puts to rest the possibility that O’Brien will be leaving the Texans, right? Uh . . . no. The talk of a potential split hasn’t ended simply because the Texans..." January 09

  • Brady: 'Nothing easy' about facing Texans' defense

    WEEI Boston "Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on Kirk & Callahan Monday morning to look back at wild card weekend, while also looking ahead to this Saturday’s divisional round game against the Texans. To hear the interview, visit the K&C audio on demand page. By way of the Texans’..." January 09

  • Rams to interview Mike Vrabel for head-coaching vacancy

    Pro Football Talk "A surprising new name has been added to the Rams’ coaching wish list: Mike Vrabel. Vrabel, the Texans’ linebackers coach, will interview with the Rams next week, Albert Breer of TheMMQB.com reports. Vrabel is best known to football fans for his 14-year career as a linebacker for the..." January 09

  • Patriots among biggest playoff favorites of past 40 years

    ESPN "The New England Patriots are the biggest playoff favorites since 1998. The Patriots opened as 14.5-point favorites against the Houston Texans in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium. The line quickly grew to New England -16 shortly after being posted Sunday afternoon at..." January 09

  • Bill O’Brien: Brock Osweiler will start next weekend

    NFL.com ""Brock for President!" This ranks high on the list of things I wasn't expecting to hear in Houston over the weekend, but a boisterous Texans teammate couldn't contain himself in the locker room after Saturday's 27-14 victory over the Raiders. Brock Osweiler saved one of his cleanest games..." January 08

  • Texans stymie Raiders in 27-14 wild-card win

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- The Houston Texans had earned their standing as the top-ranked defense in the NFL, competing against quarterbacks that ran the gamut from exceptional to ineffective. Oakland starting a rookie signal caller opposite the Texans on Saturday and that provided another opportunity for them to..." January 07

  • Texans will not be firing Bill O’Brien

    Sportsnaut "There have been some rumors floating around for a while that Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien’s job is not safe. Last week we touched on a report that indicated O’Brien’s job security was tied to the team’s performance in the playoffs. And then on Saturday before the team’s wild-card..." January 07

  • Raiders defender gives brutal critique of Brock Osweiler

    Sportsnaut "Ahead of Saturday’s wild card game between the Oakland Raiders and Houston Texans, one Raiders defender gave a brutally honest assessment of Brock Osweiler. According to ESPN’s Britt McHenry, the anonymous player said Osweiler, “Stares at his targets, rarely makes all his reads, and when he..." January 07

  • Coach-needy teams are waiting to learn status of Bill O'Brien

    NFL.com "The most enigmatic potential head-coaching candidate is one that is currently still employed. While the Texans face the Raiders today in a playoff game at 4:35 p.m. ET, six teams are engaged in a competition to find a new head coach. And many of them appear to be waiting on the future of..." January 07

  • John Simon, Tom Savage out; Other Texans good to go

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans have a brief injury report for Saturday afternoon’s game against the Raiders. The team has ruled out a pair of players for the contest, but no one else on the 53-man roster received an injury designation that indicates any doubt at all about their ability to play. That group includes..." January 06

  • Jadeveon Clowney: I hope we blitz Raiders QB Connor Cook all game

    ESPN "You just know Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney began salivating the moment the Oakland Raiders announced rookie quarterback Connor Cook would be making his first career start in Saturday’s AFC wild card. "I hope we blitz him all game," Clowney said this week. "I don’t know, that’s up..." January 06

  • Are Texans, O'Brien headed for a split?

    CBS Sports "People around the league are keeping a close eye on the Texans, particularly should they lose to the Raiders on Saturday at home. The relationship between coach Bill O'Brien and GM Rick Smith has never been super cozy and the issues at quarterback have become acute. The fireworks between O'Brien..." January 05

  • Chris Berman stepping down from ESPN NFL studio role

    Larry Brown Sports "Sundays are going to look and feel a lot different at ESPN next fall, as longtime broadcaster Chris Berman is stepping down from his current in the network’s NFL studio. ESPN announced on Thursday that Berman will no longer be hosting ESPN’s NFL studio programming following the playoffs. He..." January 05

  • NFL TV viewership dropped an average of 8 percent this season

    ESPN "Broadcasters of NFL games saw television viewership drop by an average of 8 percent for the 2016 regular season, as a typical game was watched by 1.4 million fewer people than last season (16.5 million versus 17.9 million), according to league data obtained by ESPN. Prime-time broadcasts were..." January 05

  • It's no joke: A barista and a farmer walk into a Vegas sportsbook, and come out with $1.2 million

    Covers.com "So, a barista and a farmer walk into the Las Vegas Superbook… It sounds like the setup for a great joke, right? Well, it’s no joke, although the barista and the farmer are now laughing all the way to the bank. That’s because the two finished No. 1-2 in the prestigious SuperContest, the..." January 05

  • Bill O'Brien, Brock Osweiler downplay heated exchange

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O'Brien downplayed a loud argument between himself and quarterback Brock Osweiler at halftime Sunday during a loss to the Tennessee Titans, chalking it up to the intensity of the game. O'Brien named Osweiler the starter for the Texans' AFC wild-card playoff game against the..." January 05

  • Khalil Mack, Bruce Irvin looking to get pass-rush going vs. Brock Osweiler

    ESPN "The Oakland Raiders did not register a sack in the last two games of the regular season and finished with an NFL-low 25 sacks. That's with Khalil Mack and Bruce Irvin as their pass-rushers. And that involved Mack enjoying an eight-game sack streak from late October through mid-December. So..." January 04

  • Agent's Take: 10 NFL stars who could be in different uniforms in 2017

    CBS Sports "A player getting released because his performance doesn't justify his salary is a way of life in the NFL, where contracts aren't fully guaranteed. When a player is released or traded, the remaining proration of the salary components that are treated like signing bonus immediately accelerate into..." January 04

  • Finalists for 2017 Hall of Fame class include LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor, Brian Dawkins

    ESPN "First-year eligibles LaDainian Tomlinson, Jason Taylor and Brian Dawkins are among 15 modern-era finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Also making the finals are Morten Andersen, Tony Boselli, Isaac Bruce, Don Coryell, Terrell Davis, Alan Faneca, Joe Jacoby, Ty Law, John Lynch, Kevin..." January 04

  • Brock Osweiler to start for Texans against in wild-card game

    USA Today "Brock Osweiler will be the starting quarterback for the Houston Texans in Saturday’s wild-card game against the Oakland Raiders, Texans head coach Bill O’Brien announced Tuesday. “I believe he’ll go out and play well,” O’Brien said. Osweiler lost his starting job last month to Tom Savage,..." January 03

  • Texans' Vince Wilfork considering retirement

    Houston Chronicle "Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork said he's seriously considering retiring after the playoffs. The Texans are preparing to host Oakland in a wild-card game Saturday. Wilfork, 35, signed a two-year contract with the Texans in 2015 and has been a part of the NFL's top-ranked defense under..." January 03

  • ESPN Will Lose $75 Million Televising Raiders-Texans

    Outkick The Coverage "As we enter 2017, the sports rights bubble continues to burst and we continue to come to terms with the fact that many of these sports rights deals are untenable in the modern marketplace. Particularly those deals that are rooted in a rapidly declining cable and satellite market. Unfortunately for..." January 03

  • Bill O’Brien hints at starting Brock Osweiler on Saturday

    Pro Football Talk "Texans coach Bill O’Brien did not reveal today who his starting quarterback will be in Saturday’s playoff game against the Raiders. But reading between the lines, it sounds like it’s going to be Brock Osweiler. O’Brien said three things that suggest Osweiler may start over Tom Savage, who..." January 03

  • Texans' Bill O'Brien declines to name starting QB for playoffs

    ESPN "Texans coach Bill O'Brien would not name a starting quarterback for the team's first-round playoff game next weekend. Quarterback Tom Savage, who started Sunday's 24-17 loss to the Tennessee Titans, left the game early in the second quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. He did briefly..." January 02

  • Tom Savage cleared of concussion, Brock Osweiler stays in

    Pro Football Talk "Texans that quarterback Tom Savage does not have a concussion, but he’s not playing against the Titans anyway. Savage was removed from today’s game and evaluated for a possible concussion when he took a hit on a quarterback sneak. But the Texans quickly announced that Savage had been cleared..." January 01

  • Titans beat Texans to win consolation prize

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Last week, the Tennessee Titans missed an opportunity that cost them a chance to win the AFC South. On Sunday, they salvaged their first winning season in five years. Backup quarterback Matt Cassel threw for 150 yards and a touchdown as Tennessee led wire-to-wire in..." January 01