Texans Rumors & News

  • Texans' Mercilus thrilled after family finds lost dogs

    Houston Chronicle "On Friday he tweeted that he had some leads on the whereabouts of his dogs and later informed his followers that the dogs were OK and being taken care of. Local woman Amelia Barrera's husband found the dogs and Barrera coordinated with Mercilus in returning them. The Barrera family originally..." May 29

  • Andre Hal building up for big things with Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Growing up in Louisiana by the west bank of the Mississippi River, Texans safety Andre Hal was raised with a strong taste for traditional Cajun cooking As one the smaller starting safeties in the league at roughly 5-10, 195 pounds, that appetite has come in handy as Hal has gradually put on..." May 28

  • Whitney Mercilus' Dogs Are Missing, May Have Been Taken

    TMZ "Houston Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus is desperately trying to find his missing dogs, Rocky and Princess ... and says he's concerned they may have been taken. Mercilus says his beloved pets -- a German shepherd and a yorkshire terrier-chihuahua mix -- got out of a gated area at his..." May 27

  • Texans' DeAndre Hopkins intent on getting bigger, stronger, faster

    Houston Chronicle "DeAndre Hopkins' star turn last season included a series of acrobatic one-handed catches and elevating over cornerbacks to catch the football with outstanding body control. The Texans wide receiver finished the season with a career-high 111 catches for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns and made his..." May 26

  • Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

    Sportsnaut "Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR..." May 25

  • J.J. Watt to Host 2016 CMT Music Awards

    CMT "Sportscaster/TV personality Erin Andrews and football superstar J.J. Watt will host the 2016 CMT Music Awards. Concurrent with Wednesday’s (May 25) host announcement, it was also revealed that Cam and pop superstars Fifth Harmony have been added to the list of performers at the show airing live..." May 25

  • Texans' Clowney says he's fully recovered from foot injury

    The Score "Houston Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney says he's fully recovered from a foot injury that held him out of the playoffs. Clowney missed the Texans' final regular-season game and their wild-card bout against the Kansas City Chiefs due to a Lisfranc injury, but didn't require surgery and said..." May 23

  • Texans star J.J. Watt not practicing after offseason surgery

    Houston Chronicle "Pro Bowl defensive end J.J. Watt didn't practice Monday during the Texans' opening day of organized team activity practices as he continues to work his way back from offseason groin surgery. Watt had several core muscles repaired after a season where he was named the NFL Defensive Player of the..." May 23

  • J.J. Watt joins elite list of NFL players with personal logos

    ESPN "Three-time NFL defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt unveiled a new logo on Sunday. The logo, which will be used for Watt's Reebok campaign, looks like "JJ" or a "W," but if it's turned upside down, it looks like "99," Watt's jersey number." May 23

  • Is The Clock Ticking For Jaelen Strong With The Arrival Of Will Fuller And Braxton Miller?

    Battle Red Blog "In the aftermath of the 2016 NFL Draft, in which your Houston Texans chose wide receivers in the first (Will Fuller) and third (Braxton Miller) rounds, some questioned whether the organization's decision to devote two premium picks to that position was a referendum on Jaelen Strong's future in..." May 21

  • Patriots have ‘preliminary’ interest in signing Arian Foster

    Larry Brown Sports "Is the New England Veteran Rehabilitation Train about to roll out of the station once again? According to a report by Jason Cole of Bleacher Report on Friday, the Patriots are interested in signing free agent running back Arian Foster, but the interest is said to only be “preliminary” at this..." May 21

  • Osweiler says he has better chance to win in Houston than Denver

    SI "Brock Osweiler had just wrapped up an offseason practice Thursday afternoon when he was advised to return home quickly. Severe thunderstorms were moving through the Houston area and a flash flood watch had been issued. “Hopefully it doesn’t flood too bad this time like it did a couple weeks ago,”..." May 21

  • Broncos among several teams interested in Arian Foster

    Pro Football Rumors "Free agent running back Arian Foster is “probably a week or two from being able to pass a physical,” according to Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com (on Twitter). At that point, he adds, Foster’s market will probably start to come into focus. Foster was by the Texans in early March with a..." May 20

  • Report: NFL to move Pro Bowl to Orlando

    Orlando Sentinel "The National Football League is moving its Pro Bowl all-star game to Orlando, according to a report by Bloomberg.com. The Bloomberg report cited three people familiar with the matter confirming that Orlando has beaten out the event's traditional home of Honolulu, as well as Houston and Sydney,..." May 19

  • Are the Texans or Colts the team to beat in the AFC South?

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans ended the Indianapolis Colts' two-year grip on the AFC South title by taking the division last season - albeit a division considered one of the worst in recent NFL history." May 19

  • 10 undrafted free agents who could make an impact in the NFL

    SB Nation "Carving out a spot on an NFL roster filled with veterans, free agent acquisitions and new draft selections is a lot for undrafted free agents to overcome. But every year players are able to pull it off. In 2015, there were 56 undrafted rookies who snagged a spot on a 53-man roster after..." May 17

  • NFL names new czar of discipline for on-field conduct

    Sporting News "Former All-Pro offensive tackle Jon Runyan was named the NFL's new czar of discipline for on-field conduct, the league announced Tuesday. Runyan, who also served as a congressman (R-New Jersey) from 2011-15, played 14 seasons in the NFL for four teams, most notably with the Philadelphia..." May 17

  • Ranking NFL's divisional worst-to-first contenders

    Tennessean "Optimism is never in short supply throughout the NFL offseason, even for the league's most moribund franchises. In a parity-driven league, a sudden rise never seems far off. The Washington Redskins were last season's lone worst-to-first story, but they proved it's possible to shed the standards..." May 17

  • Best offseason acquisitions for all 32 NFL teams

    ESPN "From free agents to coaches and draft picks to general managers, NFL Nation reporters select the top offseason pickup for every team: AFC EAST Buffalo Bills Outside linebacker Shaq Lawson Drafting Lawson at No. 19 overall was a steal for the Bills -- general manager Doug Whaley never..." May 16

  • DeAndre Hopkins: We’re the team to beat in AFC South

    Pro Football Talk "Starting in 2009, the AFC South division title has belonged to either the Colts or the Texans. The Colts won two in a row, the Texans followed with two and then the Colts returned to win a pair before the Texans took the crown in 2015. Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins thinks that his club should..." May 15

  • J.J. Watt offers advice to brother drafted by Chargers

    The Score "Football is often referred to as a family business. Derek Watt, the brother of Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt, is currently in rookie minicamp with the San Diego Chargers and his big bro had some advice for the new Bolt." May 14

  • Texans' DeAndre Hopkins coy on potential contract extension

    Houston Chronicle "The arrival of rookie wide receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller on the Texans' roster immediately created ambitious thoughts of a multidimensional passing game built around their complementing centerpiece DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins shares that vision, and the drafting of two fast downfield..." May 14

  • Texans sign second-round center Nick Martin

    Pro Football Talk "Landing Notre Dame center Nick Martin in the second round was part of the plan coming together for the Texans this offseason. Now they have him under contract. The Texans signed their second-round pick today, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle." May 13

  • Texans plan to re-sign rookie linebacker Eric Lee

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans plan to re-sign rookie outside linebacker Eric Lee after cutting him with a failure to disclose a physical condition designation and then reworking his contract to include an injury waiver. Lee experienced swelling in his right knee, but doesn't need surgery. The Texans released Lee..." May 12

  • 10 players on the roster bubble heading into training camp

    The Score "The most exciting stage of free agency has come and gone, but there are still plenty of moves to be made before the 2016 season gets underway. With the NFL draft now in the books, and teams having added plenty of competition to their respective rosters, a number of veteran players will be..." May 11

  • Study reveals interesting data about NFL player suicide rate

    The Comeback "According to government research, NFL players are less likely to commit suicide than the average man in the general population. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health performed research on over 3,000 retired players, and that research showed that NFL players were less likely..." May 11

  • Brock Osweiler learning new language of Texans' playbook

    Houston Chronicle "As Brock Osweiler gets acclimated to his new surroundings in Houston, the Texans' new starting quarterback is continuing to familiarize himself with a complex playbook. Although there's some carry-over from the football knowledge he absorbed during his four years with the Denver Broncos,..." May 11

  • 10 NFL players who are destined for breakout seasons in 2016

    USA Today "As rookie camps and OTAs get going around the league, prepare yourself for hype season. You know, that’s the time of the year when you start to hear that Young Player X is dominating in practice and primed for a big year. We’ve picked out ten players who will undoubtedly create that buzz over the..." May 11

  • Jason La Canfora: Brock Osweiler Deal With Texans Will Result In "Tears," "Disappointment," "Carnage In Its Wake"

    Battle Red Blog "It's early May. The NFL Draft has come and gone. Training camp is still a couple months away. What shall fans and analysts do during the interim? Why, wildly speculate what their team's offseason performance means for the following season, of course! It is with that warning that I bring you..." May 11

  • Emmanuel Sanders says he wants a Lambo from Brock Osweiler

    Sportsnaut "Denver Broncos wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders appears to be taking some of the credit for former quarterback Brock Osweiler landing his big deal with the Houston Texans. During an interview with Hannah Storm of ESPN’s Sports Center, Sanders said that he caught some of the passes Osweiler threw..." May 10

  • Texans' Brock Osweiler on new offense: Like learning French in front of 75K people

    ESPN "The bold moves and offensive makeover the Texans gave themselves during free agency didn't stop there. That fact pleased the player at the center of their free agent haul. "What quarterback doesn't like some speed on the outside?" quarterback Brock Osweiler said during the Houston Texans'..." May 10

  • N.F.L. Concussion Payouts Have Lenders Circling

    New York Times "The offers seem too good to pass up: Loans worth tens of thousands of dollars with no money down and no time limit for paying it back. The main catch, sometimes buried in the fine print, is the interest rate of 40 percent or higher. “We take the weight off your shoulders,” reads one pitch,..." May 09

  • Texans star DeAndre Hopkins excited about arrival of Will Fuller, Braxton Miller

    Houston Chronicle "The arrival of rookie wide receivers Will Fuller and Braxton Miller on the Texans' roster through the draft immediately created ambitious thoughts of a multi-dimensional passing game built around them complementing centerpiece DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins shares that vision, and the selections of two..." May 09

  • Bill O’Brien emphasizes special teams as path to roster for undrafted rookies

    Pro Football Talk "It’s not easy for undrafted players to make it onto an NFL roster. But they can, and more than a few do. The key for many, as explained on Saturday by Texans coach Bill O’Brien, is carving a niche on special teams. “I would say that special teams is the main way that most of the skill..." May 08

  • Cloaked in secrecy, Braxton Miller switched to WR to prepare for his NFL dream

    ESPN "Just days after Braxton Miller's NFL dream began, he returned to the place where he secretly reinvented himself and fashioned his NFL future one year ago. Inside the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, the Jugs machine ejected footballs that Miller caught. The skill was still a bit new to him, but he..." May 07

  • Texans sign three draft picks

    Pro Football Talk "The Houston Texans managed to get half of their draft class signed to contracts on Thursday. According to Aaron Wilson and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans signed fourth-round running back Tyler Ervin, and fifth-round picks, safety K.J. Dillon and defensive tackle D.J. Reader,..." May 06

  • Amobi Okoye attempting comeback after illness cut career short

    Houston Chronicle "Amobi Okoye was in the prime of his life and career, a strapping young football player with eye-popping power and mobility who was looking forward to another NFL season. Suddenly and cruelly, though, the former Texans starting defensive tackle found himself in a medically-induced coma for three..." May 06

  • Texans’ Duane Brown had 10-game suspension overturned

    Sportsnaut "Duane Brown and the Houston Texans recently got good news when the NFL overturned a 10-game suspension. The reason for the ruling, as explained by ESPN, was that Brown tested positive for the chemical clenbuterol, which was a result of eating meat in Mexico last year during a bye week trip down..." May 04

  • NFLPA warns players against meat that could trigger positive PED test

    Fox Sports "Almost every athlete who tests positive for a banned PED says he must have ingested something unknowingly, and now there’s evidence that can actually happen – if you eat a lot of meat in China or Mexico. The NFL Players Association sent a letter to its members this week warning them that eating..." May 03

  • DeAndre Hopkins looking forward to fewer double teams in 2016

    Pro Football Talk "Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins played with four different starting quarterbacks and without a big threat at the other wideout spot, but still caught 111 passes for 1,521 yards and 11 touchdowns to help the Texans to the playoffs. The Texans have worked to remedy both of those issues this..." May 01

  • Derek Watt predicts a possible mutual knockout with J.J.

    Pro Football Talk "J.J. Watt and Derek Watt could have a couple of reunions over Thanksgiving weekend. One at the dinner table on Thursday, and another on the football field on Sunday. The Chargers and Texans are due to meet in Houston on November 27, and if pick No. 198 in the 2016 draft makes the team in San..." May 01

  • Report: Bears to sign QB Brian Hoyer

    Chicago Sun-Times "After not drafting a quarterback, the Bears instead landed their backup late Saturday. According to CBS Sports’ Jason LaCanfora and multiple reports, they signed former Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer to a 1-year contract." May 01

  • Chargers select J.J. Watt's brother in 6th round

    The Score "The San Diego Chargers have selected fullback Derek Watt out of Wisconsin in the sixth round of the 2016 NFL Draft, 198th overall Derek, of course, is the younger brother of Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt." April 30

  • Tyler Ervin joins Lamar Miller in Texans backfield

    The Score "The Houston Texans have selected running back Tyler Ervin out of San Jose State in the fourth round of the 2016 NFL Draft. Houston continues to add weapons for Brock Osweiler to work with." April 30

  • Houston Texans take Braxton Miller at pick 85

    NFL.com "Ohio State quarterback turned playmaking wide receiver Braxton Miller is now the newest member of the Houston Texans. After picking a wide receiver in round one, Bill O'Brien and company kept their foot on the gas, making the electric Miller the 85th pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. The Buckeyes now..." April 30

  • Broncos pass on Hoyer so Lynch, Sanchez can get more reps

    NBC News 9 Colorado "When the Denver Broncos began to resolve their quarterback situation their initial plan was to have two veteran quarterbacks compete for the starting job and have two young quarterbacks to develop. Paxton Lynch revised the plan. After selecting Lynch, a 6-foot-7, dual-threat quarterback from..." April 30

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Will Fuller for Texans. His first scholarship offer was from Bill O'Brien at Penn State. Ended up flipping commitment to ND with sanctions.

  • Texans trade up to take Will Fuller 21st overall

    Pro Football Talk "The Redskins were scheduled to pick 21st overall in the first round with the Texans right behind them, but the two teams have swapped spots. The Texans took Notre Dame wide receiver Will Fuller with the pick and gave the Redskins a 2017 sixth-round pick to move up one spot. It would appear that..." April 28

  • Cris Collinsworth to call Thursday Night Football with Mike Tirico

    Awful Announcing "It’s been widely reported that Mike Tirico will be joining NBC and calling Thursday Night Football this season. According to the Miami Herald’s Barry Jackson, his partner will be Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth: At the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton last month, NBC Sports..." April 28

  • Texans show interest in Valdosta State RB Cedric O'Neal

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans have displayed late-round draft interest in Valdosta State running back Cedric O'Neal, according to a source not authorized to speak publicly. O'Neal has also drawn interest from the Philadelphia Eagles, Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs. O'Neal was an All-Gulf South..." April 28

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