Texans Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 2015 NFL preseason schedule announced

    CBSSports.com "Preseason football may be some four months off, but the NFL wants to give you time to get adequately pumped for what amounts to glorified practices. That's right: On Thursday, the league announced the 2015 preseason schedule in all its meaningless glory. Meaningless may be an overstatement; the..." April 09

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    A bit unexpected: #UCLA QB Brett Hundley was spotted in Houston, set for a pre-draft visit with the #Texans tomorrow, I’m told.

  • Jadeveon Clowney's rehab: What can Texans expect in 2015?

    NFL.com "On Thursday, as if to remind their fans of what might still be, the Houston Texans noted on their website that exactly a year ago they were covering Jadeveon Clowney's pro day at South Carolina. The videos document what everybody saw that day -- the eye-popping athleticism, the burst and movement..." April 03

  • Vince Wilfork: 'My goal is to let J.J. be J.J.'

    CBSSports.com "After spending more than a decade and winning two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, Vince Wilfork signed with the Houston Texans earlier this offseason. That move puts him on the same defensive line as the best defensive player in the league, J.J. Watt, who may or may not be an actual..." April 03

  • Vince Wilfork: 'My goal is to let J.J. be J.J.'

    CBSSports.com "After spending more than a decade and winning two Super Bowls with the New England Patriots, Vince Wilfork signed with the Houston Texans earlier this offseason. That move puts him on the same defensive line as the best defensive player in the league, J.J. Watt, who may or may not be an actual..." April 02

  • Texans To Sign Nate Washington

    Pro Football Rumors "The Texans have added another free agent wide receiver to their roster, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, who reports (via Twitter) that veteran Nate Washington is signing with the team." April 01

  • Texans have interest in bringing back defensive lineman Antonio Smith

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans are interested in bringing back defensive end Antonio Smith, who was placed on waivers by Oakland today. Smith, 33, played five seasons (2009-13) with the Texans. Defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel wanted to keep him last season, but the Raiders offered him more than $4 million a..." March 31

  • Bob McNair on Andre Johnson: Athletes never want to acknowledge losing a step

    ESPN.com "Houston Texans owner Bob McNair wasn't surprised Andre Johnson bristled at the idea of a reduced role next season. It's just human nature, McNair told me this week at the league's owners meetings at the Arizona Biltmore. "Every athlete I think would like to play forever," McNair said when I..." March 29

  • Jadeveon Clowney ‘very encouraged’ by progress in recovery from knee surgery

    Houston Chronicle "Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney is making terrific progress in his recovery from microfracture surgery on his right knee almost four months ago. Clowney, the first overall pick in last year’s draft, expressed confidence that he’ll be able to return but didn’t put a timetable on..." March 29

  • Bob McNair thinks Vince Wilfork won’t be another Ed Reed

    ESPN.com "Almost exactly two years ago, the Texans signed a player who will go down as one of the best to ever play his position, and it was a big mistake. This month, the Texans signed another player who had a terrific career, all with one team. Vince Wilfork spent 11 seasons with the New England..." March 29

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Jadeveon Clowney said rehab going well. He's walking without a limp. Surgery was almost 4 months ago.

  • NFL exploring Mexico, Germany and other markets to host games

    SB Nation "The NFL views Mexico, Canada and China as the next markets to focus on as it looks to add more international games to the schedule, according to Albert Breer of the NFL Network. The league could be considering NFL games in those markets, similar to the International Series that already takes place..." March 27

  • With so much tampering, NFL will struggle to police it all

    Pro Football Talk "NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell acknowledged the obvious on Wednesday when he said at the league meeting that multiple teams had dealings before the start of free agency that may have violated the letter of the law. “We want to make sure no teams are gaining an advantage as it relates to free..." March 26

  • NFL momentum builds to alter extra point for 2015 season

    USA Today "A rules alteration that would inject more excitement into the near-automatic extra point could be adopted for the 2015 NFL season as early as the league's next meeting this May. There was lively discussion among the 32 teams Wednesday about adding significant drama to the mundane point after..." March 25

  • Akeem Dent Signs Two-Year Deal To Stay With Texans

    Battle Red Blog "The Texans kept one of their own by agreeing to terms with free agent linebacker Akeem Dent. Texans fans react to the signing. Dent, acquired from the Falcons in exchange for T.J. Yates last year, played well during his walk season in Houston." March 24

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    Field Yates @FieldYates

    Source: JJ Watt has restructured his contract. Turned $10M roster bonus into a signing bonus. Creates $8M in cap space for HOU for 2015.

  • Watt restructures contract, frees $8 million in cap space for Texans

    Fox Sports Southwest "J.J. Watt is the highest paid player on the Houston Texans after signing a six-year $100 million contract prior to the 2014 season, but that doesn't mean the defensive star can't give his team some salary cap relief. Watt and the Texans have restructured his contract to turn what would have..." March 24

  • NFL may let injury spotters stop play during games

    SB Nation "Besides instant replay reform and finding a better definition of a "catch," the NFL's competition committee is busy this week deciding whether to increase the duties of injury spotters in NFL games. The proposal would allow independent medical trainers to watch for possible concussions and stop..." March 23

  • The NFL Charged Its Players $400 to Participate in Veteran Combine

    Complex "The NFL's first Veteran Combine took place this weekend. A new addition to the offseason calendar, the Combine seemed like a great idea for older players to get in front of scouts and front office types—a way to balance the scales between the incoming rookie class and the veteran class that'll..." March 23

  • NFL considering Brazil to host 2017 Pro Bowl

    Fox Sports "One of the world's biggest soccer hotbeds could soon host a different type of football event. A source told FOXSports.com that Brazil is a viable candidate to host the 2017 Pro Bowl. The all-star exhibition game's future destination is one of the subjects that will be broached during the..." March 23

  • The threshold for ‘completing a catch to the ground’ in NFL is changing, and Packers prez tells how

    Toronto Sun "The threshold for what constitutes a catch when a receiver falls to the ground is changing, a member of the league’s competition committee told Sun Media on Sunday. In a conference call last week, the committee announced that the controversial “complete-the-catch-to-the-ground” rule will stay,..." March 23

  • Roger Goodell, Unplugged

    SI.com "The MMQB: What’s the lesson you take from easily your most trying year as commissioner? Goodell: I don’t know if you could put one or two … One of the things we always focus on is, What do we learn and how do we get better? I think in this case there were several factors. One is, Do we have the..." March 23

  • Vince Wilfork adds strength, experience to Texans’ 3-4 defense

    Houston Chronicle "There’s nothing new about the Texans and a 3-4 defense. Coach Dom Capers installed the linebacker-heavy system during the franchise’s expansion years. Coordinator Wade Phillips returned the attack in 2011. Romeo Crennel fine-tuned his bigger, stronger version last season, when the Texans finished..." March 20

  • Vince Wilfork adds strength, experience to Texans’ 3-4 defense

    Houston Chronicle "There’s nothing new about the Texans and a 3-4 defense. Coach Dom Capers installed the linebacker-heavy system during the franchise’s expansion years. Coordinator Wade Phillips returned the attack in 2011. Romeo Crennel fine-tuned his bigger, stronger version last season, when the Texans finished..." March 19

  • Biggest position holes to fill for all 32 teams in the NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "The big wave of free agency has come and gone, and the focus has turned to the draft, but that doesn't mean there still aren't holes to fill, some huge ones, for each of the NFL's 32 teams. You can't solve all the problems in free agency. In fact, it's usually only a few if a team is lucky. For..." March 18

  • The time Roger Goodell backed out of doing 'Between Two Ferns'

    SB Nation "Alex Richanbach, executive producer of Funny or Die Sports was on a SXSW panel last Saturday called "Now Athletes are Funny: Power of Comedy and Sports." I hadn't noticed it on the schedule until it was about halfway over, but I stopped in just as Richanbach was getting into the meat of a pretty..." March 17

  • Jones-Drew, Locker, Willis, Worilds may signal start of a trend of young NFL players retiring

    Arizona Republic "NFL free agency started this week, so the news cycle was dominated by the redistribution of wealth. It was a job fair at the highest level of sports as players were traded, re-signed, signed and released. That was to be expected. What was surprising is that in a time devoted to procuring..." March 17

  • Vince Wilfork Announces He Will Sign With Texans, Tweets Farewell To Patriots

    NESN "Vince Wilfork’s 11-year tenure with the New England Patriots officially has come to an end. The big nose tackle tweeted that he has agreed to sign with the Houston Texans. Wilfork visited the Texans Sunday and Monday. He agreed to a two-year deal, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported..." March 16

  • Belichick calls Wilfork “best defensive lineman I ever coached”

    Pro Football Talk "With today’s news that Vince Wilfork has signed with the Texans, Patriots coach Bill Belichick has offered some fond memories as he says goodbye. Belichick, the only head coach Wilfork has played for in the NFL, referred to Wilfork as the best defensive lineman he’s coached." March 16

  • Receiver Cecil Shorts III signs two-year Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Versatile wide receiver Cecil Shorts III has signed a two-year deal with the Texans. The 27-year-old Shorts, who can play inside and outside, played his first four seasons with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who selected him in the fourth round in the 2011 draft. The Texans likely still will..." March 16

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    FA WR Cecil Shorts III is visiting with Texans today.

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    John McClain @McClain_on_NFL

    Wilfork came to Houston with his wife Bianca. Its a two day visit.

  • Contracts suggest Hoyer has edge over Mallett

    Pro Football Talk "As the numbers generated by a dizzying number of free-agency contracts continues to trickle in, a lot can be learned by comparing and contrasting some of them. In Houston, the contracts given to quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett suggest that Hoyer has the early lead in the competition..." March 15

  • Agent says familiary with Texans appeals to Wilfork

    ESPN.com "The Houston Texans want Vince Wilfork, and the interest is mutual. The familiarity with the Texans staff is appealing to the massive nose tackle. "Vince has several opportunities he's looking at," Wilfork's agent, Kennard McGuire, told Mark Berman of Houston's Fox 26. "Obviously I'm very..." March 14

  • Texans closing in on deal with FS Rahim Moore

    Houston Chronicle "The Texans are on the verge of signing free safety Rahim Moore. Moore, an unrestricted free agent, visited the team Wednesday. He spent 2011-14 with the Denver Broncos, recording 51 combined tackles, four interceptions and one forced fumble in 16 starts last season. Kendrick Lewis and D.J...." March 12

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Broncos safety Rahim Moore and Texans reached agreement, per source. #Markman50

  • Brian Hoyer signs 2-year deal with the Texans worth $10.5 million

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Brian Hoyer is back in familiar territory, trying to beat out Ryan Mallett and being coached by Bill O'Brien. The former Browns quarterback Wednesday signed his two-year deal with the Texans, where he'll compete with his former Patriots teammate for the starting job under their former Patriots..." March 12

  • Retiring Cortland Finnegan takes parting shot at Andre Johnson

    Pro Football Talk "Veteran cornerback Cortland Finnegan is calling it a career. Finnegan, who was cut by the Dolphins last week, wrote on Instagram that he has decided to retire. In his announcement, he referenced perhaps the most famous moment of his career: His on-field fight with Andre Johnson, who, according..." March 11

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    Adam Caplan @caplannfl

    It now can be said from me and @adamschefter: QB Brian Hoyer will sign with the #Texans. Expected to happen with next 24 hours.

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