Texans Rumors & News

  • Texans Arian Foster likely to start Sunday

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans got some good news Wednesday when running back Arian Foster was able to practice after missing the last two games with a groin injury. "He looked pretty good," coach Bill O'Brien said. Barring a setback, Foster will start Sunday against Tennessee. In an earlier 30-16 victory over..." November 27

  • Clowney: 'A lot of pain' in knee

    ESPN.com "Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney said his surgically repaired knee is swelling on him and caused him to play with a great deal of pain in Houston's last game. Clowney, who has not practiced yet this week, said he will test his knee before Sunday's game in Houston, but his chances of..." November 27

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Bill O'Brien says there's a good chance Arian Foster will play against the Titans.

  • Savage 'Not Ready to Play' Texans to Rely on Fitzpatrick, Likely Re-Sign Mallett

    Bleacher Report "The Houston Texans defense is one of the most formidable in the AFC with J.J. Watt at the helm, but their offense continues to struggle. With quarterback Tom Savage "not ready to play," the Texans will likely turn back to Ryan Fitzpatrick for the remainder of the season and re-sign Ryan Mallett to..." November 25

  • Texans Arian Foster could return vs. Titans

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O’Brien said Monday that running back Arian Foster could return to action Sunday against the Tennessee Titans. Foster has missed the Texans’ last two games due to a groin injury." November 25

  • After losing Ryan Mallett to injury, Texans intend to sign QB Thaddeus Lewis

    Houston Chronicle "With starting QB Ryan Mallett done for the year due to a torn right pectoral muscle, the Texans are in need of another signal caller. The team intends to sign veteran Thaddeus Lewis to round out a unit that features veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick and rookie Tom Savage. The signing was initially..." November 25

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    With Ryan Mallett out for the season, Texans are signing former Bills QB Thaddeus Lewis, per league source.

  • Texans' Ryan Mallett might have torn right pectoral

    NFL.com "Ryan Mallett's run as Houston's starting quarterback is on hold. The Texans passer might have suffered a torn right pectoral muscle before Sunday's 22-13 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals during warmups, which would end his season, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport was told by a source informed of..." November 24

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Just left Texans dressing room and I'm told Mallett is out for rest of season.

  • Jadeveon Clowney admits injury not fully behind him

    Houston Chronicle "Jadeveon Clowney’s rookie season has been a disappointment. The No. 1 overall pick acknowledged Sunday he isn’t playing up to his own expectations and is still testing the limitations of his body while recovering from knee surgery. “Somewhat,” said Clowney, when asked if he’s playing at the..." November 24

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    With Foster missing so much practice time last week, I'll be surprised if he plays. Everyone I've spoken to expects Blue to play.

  • Foster Misses Practice, Unlikely to Play Against Bengals

    Battle Red Blog "Alfred Blue delivered a strong performance last week in Cleveland with 156 yards on a franchise record 36 carries. Jonathan Grimes backed up Blue with 13 carries for 54 yards rushing. Both of these players may need to tote the rock again if Arian Foster is unable to suit-up for the..." November 22

  • Texans’ Arian Foster day-to-day; Alfred Blue will share carries

    Houston Chronicle "Arian Foster (groin) returned to practice Wednesday and is day-to-day heading into Sunday’s matchup against Cincinnati at NRG Stadium. Asked to elaborate about Foster’s status, coach Bill O’Brien didn’t budge. Foster missed the Texans’ Week 11 road victory against Cleveland. “Day-to-day,”..." November 19

  • Mallett, Watt and Blue star in 23-7 win over Browns

    Battle Red Blog "In a game that the Texans absolutely needed to win to maintain any delusion hope of a playoff berth, Ryan Mallett performed admirably in his first NFL start against the Cleveland Browns. After three full seasons behind Tom Brady in New England, the former Arkansas Razorback went 20/30 for 211..." November 17

  • J.J. Watt (again!) catches Ryan Mallett's first career TD pass

    CBSSports.com "Maybe J.J. Watt realizes the only way to win MVP as a defensive player is to make an impacte on offense. Or maybe the Texans realize Watt -- who began as a tight end in college -- is just too good not to use on offense. For the second time this season, the Texans targeted Watt in the red zone,..." November 16

  • Texans, Titans interested in Hoyer

    ESPN.com "Cleveland Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is trying to get the Browns an AFC North title and postseason trip. But Sunday's game against the Houston Texans and coach Bill O'Brien is also something of an audition. Hoyer and O'Brien worked together in the past and they have an interest in doing the..." November 16

  • Arian Foster (groin) won't play against Browns

    NFL.com "Arian Foster has gone from long shot to no shot. The Houston Texans announced Saturday that Foster will not play Sunday against the Cleveland Browns. The star running back has a groin injury. Foster suffered the injury in a Week 9 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles. Foster sat out practices on..." November 16

  • NFL interception leader Tashaun Gipson wants to face Mallett

    Pro Football Talk "Browns safety Tashaun Gipson leads the NFL with six interceptions this season, but it remains unclear whether he’ll get a chance to add to his total on Sunday. Gipson is listed as questionable this week against the Texans after suffering a concussion last week. Gipson is eager to play, in part..." November 15

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Texans injury report: Arian Foster (groin) did not practice today. Game-time decision

  • Browns' Brian Hoyer on Texans' Ryan Mallett: 'It's the strongest arm I've ever seen by far'

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer spent a year practicing alongside Texans quarterback Ryan Mallett in New England and can attest to that big gun everyone's always raving about. "Well, talking about Ryan, first and foremost, it's the strongest arm I've ever seen -- by far,'' said Hoyer. "In..." November 13

  • Cushing, Clowney practice, could play against Browns

    Houston Chronicle "Inside linebacker Brian Cushing and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney are expected to play against Cleveland, but running back Arian Foster is “definitely day-to-day,” according to coach Bill O’Brien. Foster, who’s nursing a groin injury, was asked how he felt and said, “great.” Foster..." November 13

  • O’Brien expects team to be fairly healthy for bout with Browns

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans should be in good shape physically when they play at Cleveland on Sunday. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph passed the concussion protocol and will start against the Browns. “He was out there today, and he looked good,” coach Bill O’Brien said after practice. The only player the..." November 11

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    Drew Dougherty @DoughertyDrew

    CB Johnathan Joseph said he completed the NFL concussion protocol.

  • Mike Vrabel's SB rings stolen

    ESPN.com "Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel tweeted Saturday that his three Super Bowl rings won while a member of the New England Patriots were stolen from his home. "To all the Houston area pawn shops: 3 super bowl rings are headed your way. Courtesy of the m----- f------ who smashed our..." November 09

  • Andre Johnson: I support both Mallett and Fitzpatrick

    NFL.com "Andre Johnson hasn't exactly had booming stat lines with Ryan Fitzpatrick under center. Now with the switch to the strong-armed Ryan Mallett, might we see a rejuvenated A.J.? Coming off a game in which he had two catches for 12 yards, Johnson was subdued about Mallett and the quarterback..." November 06

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    Tania Ganguli @taniaganguli

    Foster said he plans to play during today's locker room session, according to the team transcript. #Texans

  • Clowney still experiencing knee soreness; Foster plans to play against Browns

    Houston Chronicle "When he met with the media for the first time this week, outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney disclosed that he missed Sunday’s loss to Philadelphia because of soreness in his knee as well as illness. A week ago, Clowney became so ill at practice that he began throwing up, and a cart took him..." November 06

  • Texans name Ryan Mallett starting quarterback; Fitzpatrick benched

    Houston Chronicle "Ryan Mallett is the Texans’ starting quarterback. Coach Bill O’Brien named Mallett the starter Wednesday, after debating during recent days whether to make a change. “This might be the thing that helps our team,” O’Brien said at NRG Stadium. “I might be wrong.”" November 05

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    Jayson Braddock @JaysonBraddock

    TEXANS news: CB Kareem Jackson has a sprained MCL and will miss 3-4 weeks

  • Ryan Mallett Says He Just Wants To "Be Ready And Get Better," Not Lobbying To Start

    Battle Red Blog "In another instance of 140 characters or less creating waves, backup QB Ryan Mallett clarified what he meant when he tweeted that he was ready to "seize the opportunity" following Houston's loss to the Eagles. It's said that the most popular player on a losing football team is the backup..." November 04

  • NFLPA pushing league to collectively bargain over personal conduct policy changes

    SB Nation "The NFLPA has been adamant that any changes to the league's personal conduct policy must be collectively bargained. The NFL has been resistant, however. The NFL Players Association are butting heads once again, this time over how to negotiate changes to the league's personal conduct policy. The..." November 04

  • Arian Foster (groin) unlikely to miss time after bye

    NFL.com "The bye week has arrived at the perfect time for the Houston Texans. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that running back Arian Foster is unlikely to miss any time with the groin injury he suffered Sunday against the Eagles because of the team's extended break, per a source informed..." November 04

  • Eagles' run game fuels 31-21 win over Texans

    CSN Philly "With his offense against the ropes, Eagles coach Chip Kelly came out swinging. First he hit the Texans with some LeSean McCoy. Then he delivered the roundhouse right with Chris Polk. The jab-uppercut combination knocked out the Texans on Sunday in their home stadium, with McCoy and Polk..." November 03

  • Arian Foster slams helmet down, goes to locker room with injury

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston Texans running back Arian Foster received a handoff on a stretch play to the left, and he fell to the ground without being hit against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was a pretty clear indication that something was wrong with the injury-prone Foster, who has been fantastic this season and..." November 03

  • Texans’ Andre Johnson: ‘I just need to go to an island or something’

    Houston Chronicle "Andre Johnson’s response to the initial two questions directed his way Monday: No comment. Was he wasted as an offensive asset during the Texans’ 31-21 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium? Was the veteran wide receiver used as a decoy? “No comment,” Johnson said. A..." November 03

  • When O’Brien says ‘everything’ will be evaluated, he’s including Fitzpatrick’s starting job

    Houston Chronicle "Ryan Fitzpatrick has been the Texans’ starting quarterback since mid-June. For months, coach Bill O’Brien has said “Fitzy” is the Texans’ leader. Following a 31-21 defeat to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at NRG Stadium and another inconsistent showing from the Texans’ unpredictable..." November 03

  • Texans landing Arian Foster took a little bit of embellishment

    Houston Chronicle "Mike Martin didn’t lie and it all worked out. For him, Arian Foster and the Texans. But Martin definitely stretched the truth soon after the 74th NFL draft was complete. Five years later, he still can’t believe he pulled it all off. “I’m passionate about scouting and I’m passionate about..." November 02

  • Cushing, Clowney out today

    Pro Football Talk "The Texans’ defense will be at less than 100 percent today. A league source tells PFT that linebacker Brian Cushing will miss today’s game against the Eagles. It will be the second straight game Cushing has missed with a balky knee." November 02

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    #Texans know Jadeveon Clowney has never battled through a serious injury before. They want their rookie to grow up, be more mature.

  • Cushing likely to play Sunday, Clowney probably won’t due to illness

    Houston Chronicle "Thumbs up for Brian Cushing but thumbs down for Jadeveon Clowney? That’s what coach Bill O’Brien seemed to be saying Friday when he discussed his two linebackers’ prospects of playing against Philadelphia. Although a final decision won’t be made until Sunday morning, Cushing seems more likely to..." November 01

  • Jadeveon Clowney not expected to play due to illness

    SB Nation "Jadeveon Clowney's long-awaited return to the Houston Texans lineup looks to be short-lived. Coach Bill O'Brien said an illness will most likely keep the star rookie from playing this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to ESPN's Tania Ganguli. "I don't know," O'Brien told the..." October 31

  • J.J. Watt calls out Zach Mettenberger

    ESPN.com "The king of selfies, at least among NFL quarterbacks, got a little wake-up call from one of the best defensive players in the NFL on Sunday. Texans defensive end J.J. Watt sacked Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger twice, forced a fumble and batted one of his passes during Houston's 30-16 win..." October 27

  • O’Brien: Clowney has “a good shot” at suiting up Sunday

    Pro Football Talk "After a six-game absence, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft could be back in the lineup Sunday for Houston. Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) “has a good shot to play on Sunday,” head coach Bill O’Brien said Friday, according to Drew Dougherty of Texans TV. The..." October 24

  • Brian Cushing on playing Sunday: We’ll see how it goes

    Pro Football Talk "Earlier this week, Mike Florio of PFT reported that Texans linebacker Brian Cushing would miss at least one game because of issues with his surgically repaired knee. Texans coach Bill O’Brien said there was “no accuracy to that report” on Thursday, but the linebacker was listed as questionable..." October 24

  • Ryan Mallett: I’ll be ready to start if I’m called on

    Pro Football Talk "Texans backup quarterback Ryan Mallett isn’t exactly campaigning to unseat starter Ryan Fitzpatrick. But he says he’ll be ready if that’s what happens. After coach Bill O’Brien said this week that Mallett is putting in work in practice and getting better, Mallett said he’ll be ready to go if..." October 24

  • Texans’ Crick says going after Titans’ Mettenberger will ‘be fun’

    Houston Chronicle "Texans linebacker Brian Cushing could miss Sunday’s game at the Tennessee Titans and be out for an extended period. If No. 56 can’t go, defensive end Jared Crick said other Texans must step up. “We’re going to miss Cushing if he’s not going to be able to play, obviously,” Crick said Thursday..." October 24

  • O’Brien disputes report that Cushing will miss time with knee injury

    Pro Football Talk "On Wednesday night, PFT reported that Texans linebacker Brian Cushing will miss at least one game due to lingering issues with his surgically-reconstructed knee. On Thursday, coach Bill O’Brien disputed the report. “First of all, no, I wasn’t aware of that report,” O’Brien told reporters on..." October 24

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Clowney said he's ready that knee is sore but "I'll push through it."

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    Mark Berman @MarkBermanFox26

    Bill O'Brien says "there is no accuracy to that report" by Pro Football Talk that Brian Cushing will not play this week."

  • British government backs possibility of an NFL franchise in London

    SB Nation "The British government strongly supports the idea of an NFL team based in London, and recently had discussions with high-level league officials about the possibility of putting a team in the United Kingdom. British treasury chief George Osborne pledged full government backing for a franchise in..." October 23

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