Texans Rumors & News

  • Kevin Johnson recovering quickly from foot, wrist surgeries

    Houston Chronicle "During his successful rookie season, Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson absorbed a lot of knowledge about the NFL. He also endured a lot of pain, but remained on the field. Now, the first-round draft pick from Wake Forest is recovering from a pair of offseason surgeries to repair a Jones fracture..." February 14

  • DeAndre Hopkins hopes to finish career with Texans

    The Score "DeAndre Hopkins rewarded the Houston Texans' faith in him by cementing his position among the NFL's elite wide receivers during the 2015 season, and now he wants to return the favor by remaining with the franchise for the rest of his career. "If I can play my whole career here, I would,"..." February 14

  • Arian Foster looking at football differently during twilight of career

    Houston Chronicle "Houston Texans running back Arian Foster opened up to Michael Rapaport on the actor/comedian/director's podcast "I Am Rapaport" about several topics, but he didn't address his future with the franchise. Foster talked more about life in general, and revisited several topics - like being an..." February 14

  • Guinness brews beer exclusively for J.J. Watt

    Houston Chronicle "Each offseason, Houston Texans star J.J. Watt takes a trip with his childhood friends. This year's trip took him and his pals to Dublin. When the group stopped by The Open Gate Brewery in St. James' Gate in Dublin, he was treated to a surprise. He had his own batch of beer brewed exclusively..." February 12

  • At least 42 victims, 30 suspects uncovered during Super Bowl human trafficking stings

    Kron 4 News "The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office arrested or cited at least 30 suspects for allegedly soliciting prostitution and found over 40 possible human trafficking victims during a series of stings in the time leading up to Super Bowl 50 in Santa Clara on Sunday, Sgt. James Jensen said. The Super..." February 12

  • Texans owner Bob McNair knows team has to improve at QB

    Houston Chronicle "Texans owner Bob McNair remains steadfast in his belief that the AFC South champions need to exhaust all avenues to land a franchise quarterback, preferably through the NFL draft. McNair reiterated Wednesday following a press conference outside NRG Stadium to unveil a countdown clock to Super..." February 11

  • Goodell says extra point rule made the NFL more exciting in 2015

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Year One of the new extra point rule was a success, and more rules tweaks are on the way. Goodell said the new rule, which moved extra point kicks back 13 yards, is an example of the kinds of changes the league will continue to consider. “From a..." February 10

  • Will The Houston Texans Cut Arian Foster This Offseason?

    Battle Red Blog "Arian Foster is the greatest running back in Houston Texans history. He's also been one of the best running backs in the NFL since bursting on the scene as a full-time starter in 2010 (really, he flashed what he would become during the final two games of the 2009 season, which he started due to..." February 09

  • J.J. Watt has a message for his doubters

    Pro Football Talk "In the wake of a debate (real or contrived) regarding whether and why Cam Newton is so polarizing, another guy who isn’t viewed as a lightning rod continues to periodically say things that should be drawing 50,000-degree bolts of electricity, but aren’t. Texans defensive J.J. Watt, universally..." February 07

  • J.J Watt wins third Defensive Player of Year award

    NFL.com "Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt beat out St. Louis Rams defensive tackle Aaron Donald and Carolina Panthers stars Luke Kuechly and Josh Norman to take home the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year award at Saturday's NFL Honors ceremony. Watt joined former New York Giants pass rusher..." February 07

  • Roger Goodell Speaks Out on Concussions, 'Rooney Rule' for Women

    ABC News "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says there is a “culture change” in the NFL when it comes to concussions and, if he had a son, would have no problem allowing him to play the sport. “The number of concussions went up this year and they're going to go up and they're going to go down in any given..." February 06

  • Back to Mexico: Texans-Raiders to play Nov. 21 in Mexico City

    NFL.com "Building off of the tremendous success of the NFL International Series of regular-season games in the UK, the NFL will return to Mexico for a regular-season game in 2016, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced today at his press conference in San Francisco in advance of Super Bowl 50. The..." February 05

  • NFL to establish Rooney rule for women

    ESPN "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said Thursday the league is going to institute a Rooney rule for women when it comes to all NFL executive positions. He announced the decision in opening remarks at NFL Women's Summit, where roughly 250 men and women associated with the league are gathered to..." February 04

  • Report: Texans, Raiders expected to play game in Mexico City next season

    The Score "The Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders could be heading south of the border next season. The two teams, which last faced each other in Oakland in 2014, are expected to play a regular-season game in Mexico City, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Mexico City has long been..." February 04

  • Texans Owner Bob McNair Referenced Indians Not Being Able to Hold Their Whiskey

    The Big Lead "The New York Times has an in-depth piece on Roger Goodell with Mark Leibovich (“Why Haven’t Concussions Hurt the N.F.L.”), with excerpts about various other owners in and around the Los Angeles relocation meetings. It has several interesting exchanges and observations about the various owners...." February 04

  • J.J. Watt explains why he's perfectly OK with Cam Newton's TD dances

    CBS Sports "Lost in all the discussion about Cam Newton and his celebrations is one very simple fact: football is fun. Or supposed to be anyway. Fortunately for the world, All-Pro Houston Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt reminded everyone during a Q&A of this very fact by pointing out he's totally on..." February 03

  • NFL to consider putting video on sideline tablets

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL’s embrace of tablet technology has been limited, to date. Soon, the bright blue Microsoft Surface devices that show up on sidelines could do more than simply show images of pre-snap formations. At a Tuesday press conference, NFL executive V.P. Brian Rolapp said that the league will..." February 02

  • Brandon Weeden: Jerry Jones' critical comments were 'uncalled for'

    CBS Sports "Brandon Weeden certainly didn't want his brief tenure in Dallas to unfold the way that it did, and he definitely didn't appreciate the comments Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made after his depature. Speaking with 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, a CBS Sports Radio affiliate, Weeden responded to the..." February 02

  • Texans' Arian Foster cleared for jogging in Achilles rehab

    The Score "Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is working his way back from a torn Achilles suffered in October, and appears to making progress in his rehabilitation. Foster posted a video to his Instagram account Tuesday that shows his doctor clearing him to start jogging. "Today you start some..." February 02

  • Arian Foster rehabs with Steve Nash

    HoustonTexans.com "Nash, a two-time NBA MVP and eight-time NBA All-Star, also underwent surgery in December for what he referred to as a “ruptured conjoined tendon” in his hamstring. Nash played 18 seasons in the NBA, including ten with the Phoenix Suns. The soon-to-be 42-year-old retiree has also been in the news..." February 02

  • Survey: NFL Players Don't Trust That Team Doctors Have Their Best Interests At Heart

    Deadspin "The Associated Press just released a big report on the relationship between NFL players’ health and the training and medical care they get from their teams. There’s a whole lot of insight into the pervasiveness of injuries and the inadequacies NFL training staffs have with addressing them. Let’s..." February 02

  • Super Bowl 50 to draw an estimated $4.2 billion in bets — most of them illegal

    Los Angeles Times "It's the one day when many Americans gladly take a gamble: Super Bowl Sunday. As the Denver Broncos meet the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 this Sunday, millions of people will place some type of bet on the game even if they don't care about football. A minority will gamble legally at..." February 01

  • Pro Bowl TV ratings down, again

    Pro Football Talk "The Pro Bowl was on ESPN Sunday night, and people were watching. But not as many people who watched in the past. The Pro Bowl drew a 5.0 overnight rating. That’s down from 5.6 last year and significantly down from the 6.7 rating the Pro Bowl got in 2014 when it was on NBC. Per Austin Karp of..." February 01

  • NFL VP of Officiating says catch rule 'is in a good place right now'

    CBS Sports "Can we all agree that no one knows what a catch is? Dez Bryant still doesn't, more than a year after his infamous non-catch sent the Cowboys home in a playoff game against the Packers. You don't. I don't. The average fan sure doesn't. And yet NFL VP of Officiating Dean Blandino said on Sunday..." February 01

  • NFL should add a skills competition at the Pro Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "As interest in the Pro Bowl flags, there’s an easy addition to Pro Bowl weekend that the NFL could use to spice things up: A skills competition. The other major sports all include a skills competition as part of their All-Star festivities. Baseball has the Home Run Derby. The NBA has the slam..." January 31

  • No, JJ Watt doesn't need your help to rehab his groin

    Fox Sports "Who knew there were so many generous people in this world? Houston Texans star JJ Watt is on the mend after having groin surgery. And many people have reached out to wish him well during his recovery, so JJ decided to send out a tweet to thank everyone." January 30

  • New York's attorney general reportedly going after NFL ticket market's 'fixed game'

    Sporting News "Need two? If you're in New York, those tickets are going to cost you. So much so that state attorney general Eric Schneiderman's office is conducting an antitrust investigation of the NFL and its price-floor practices on tickets, CNBC.com reported, citing unidentified sources. It's unclear..." January 28

  • Texans' Clowney won't require offseason surgery

    The Score "The foot issue that forced Jadeveon Clowney to sit out a wild-card loss to the Kansas City Chiefs doesn't appear to be any sort of long-term injury. Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien told Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle Wednesday that Clowney is already feeling better and won't..." January 28

  • The 15 Best Twitter Jokes About Mike Carey After He Blew It Again

    Huffington Post "Another game, another whiffed analysis from CBS “officiating expert” Mike Carey. Carey, who was an NFL referee in another life, has warmed the hearts of Internet trolls everywhere this year by continually blowing calls on big-time broadcasts, making predictions day in and day out that prove..." January 25

  • Ex-NFL Wide Receiver Jabar Gaffney Busted For Weed

    TMZ "Former NFL wide receiver Jabar Gaffney -- who played for the Texans, Patriots, Jets, Broncos and Dolphins -- was busted for weed in Florida Friday ... TMZ Sports has learned. Cops say the 35-year-old -- who was a 2nd round pick in 2002 -- was pulled over in Jacksonville in his 2010 Ford F-250..." January 23

  • Texans hike ticket prices by nearly six percent

    Pro Football Talk "The Super Bowl is coming to Houston, the week when the local hotels and other businesses that cater to tourists jack up their prices. The local football team is getting in on the act early, increasing ticket prices for the privilege of attending the team’s regular-season games. The Texans have..." January 23

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    Texans LBs coach Mike Vrabel turned down an offer to become 49ers defensive coordinator, per me and @RapSheet (@JohnMiddlekauff had it 1st).

  • Texans corner Kevin Johnson getting foot and wrist surgeries

    Pro Football Talk "Texans cornerback Kevin Johnson played well at times this season, for a guy who was playing through a painful foot injury. But he’s getting that taken care of now. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans first-rounder is having foot surgery today in Charlotte. Johnson..." January 20

  • NFL health officials confronted NIH about researcher selection

    ESPN "Three of the NFL's top health and safety officers confronted the National Institutes of Health last June after the NIH selected a Boston University researcher to lead a major study on football and brain disease, Outside the Lines has learned. The new information contradicts denials by the NFL..." January 20

  • Texans likely to release Arian Foster, report says

    Sporting News "Arian Foster’s tenure with the Texans appears to be near an end. According to the Houston Chronicle, which cites multiple unidentified sources, Foster is expected to be released before next month's free agency period. The move would not be surprising since Foster is coming off a torn..." January 14

  • Texans owner: We need a franchise quarterback

    Houston Chronicle "After the NFL owners voted to allow the St. Louis Rams to move to Los Angeles, Texans owner Bob McNair addressed several issues involving his team. For the first time since the Texans were eliminated 30-0 by Kansas City in the wild card round, McNair spoke to the media. Asked how he felt..." January 13

  • Bears sign DL Keith Browner to a reserve / futures contract

    Windy City Gridiron "The Chicago Bears announced the signing of defensive lineman Keith Browner to a reserve / futures contract. The 6'4", 288 pounder from Cal was originally an undrafted free agent by the Houston Texans in 2012. He spent some time on their practice squad before getting the call up to the 53 man..." January 12

  • Report: Texans’ J.J. Watt undergoes sports hernia surgery

    SI "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt underwent surgery for a sports hernia injury on Tuesday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watt was injured during Saturday’s playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and did not return to the game after coming up in pain. The Texans called it a groin injury..." January 12

  • White NFL Asst Coaches Twice as Likely to Be Promoted Than Black Asst Coaches

    Black Sports Online "I understand the people who do these studies put many hours, days, weeks and years into their work. I am not trying to put down what they do, but you don’t need a study to know there is systematic prejudice not just in the NFL, but almost every industry in America. I do like that they worked..." January 12

  • QB Tom Savage is "ready to go"

    HoustonTexans.com "A plan for today. A plan for this week. A plan for the early part of the offseason. And a plan for the 2016 NFL campaign. The second-year quarterback, who spent the season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury, spoke Sunday morning in the Texans locker room. He’s healed..." January 11

  • Donald Trump Thinks All These Personal Foul Penalties Have Made Football ‘Soft’

    Uproxx "Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is mad as hell, and he’s not going to take it anymore. Why? Because according to what he told a crowd of 2,000 supporters in Reno, Nevada on Sunday, the cherished national pastime of American Football has gone too soft — just like the great country of..." January 11

  • Texans fire three assistant coaches

    Houston Chronicle "Three Texans assistant coaches have been fired by coach Bill O’Brien. Special teams coordinator Bob Ligashesky, receivers coach Stan Hixon and defensive assistant Anthony Pleasant will be replaced. All were part of O’Brien’s first staff in 2014. Ligashesky, who joined the Texans in 2013,..." January 11

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    Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

    #Texans quarterback Tom Savage says he is going into the offseason intending to win the starting job. "They can draft 12 quarterbacks."

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    JJ Watt press conference says he'll have surgery on his groin Tuesday has been dealing with it for 6-7 weeks.

  • Jadeveon Clowney says he was frustrated he couldn't play

    ESPN "Houston Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said he was frustrated at not being able to play Saturday. "I was just mad I wasn't out there with my teammates," Clowney said as the Texans cleaned out their lockers Sunday. "I didn't get frustrated they didn't write me out or anything. I got..." January 10

  • J.J. Watt to undergo groin surgery on Tuesday

    NFL.com "For J.J. Watt to miss a minute of playoff action Saturday against the Chiefs, you had to figure the groin injury that sidelined him in the third quarter was serious. As it turns out, it was. Speaking to reporters Sunday, just a day after the Texans were pummeled, 30-0, by Kansas City in the..." January 10

  • Brian Hoyer: One game does not make my career

    Pro Football Talk "Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer had one of the worst performances in NFL playoff history on Saturday, but he doesn’t think it will define him. Hoyer said after his five-turnover performance in a 30-0 loss to the Chiefs that he shouldn’t be remembered for the way he played in that one..." January 10

  • Chiefs snap playoff losing streak with 30-0 win over Texans

    Kansas City Star "The streak is finally over. After 22 years and multiple playoff losses — including several of the gut-wrenching variety — the Chiefs’ postseason misery has finally come to an end, as they beat the Houston Texans a 30-0 on Saturday in a wild-card win that not only sends Kansas City to the..." January 10

  • Ex-Texans QB Carr says team should have drafted his brother, calls out Hoyer

    The Score "David Carr, the Houston Texans' first overall pick in 2002, didn't exactly have an optimal experience with the team. Carr was sacked 76 times as a rookie, which still ranks as the NFL's all-time record. His next few years included more of the same and he left the team after the 2006..." January 10

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    Source: #Texans star pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney is OUT for today's game. Significant blow.