Texans Rumors & News

  • Peyton rooting for Osweiler to have a great year

    Pro Football Talk "In his first year of retirement, Peyton Manning will have a lot of favorite teams. One will be the Texans. Manning said today at the Manning Passing Academy that he’ll be rooting for Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler, his old teammate in Denver, to have a big year in his first season as a..." June 24

  • Reebok unveils J.J. Watt's signature shoe

    The Score "Reebok unveiled the signature shoe of Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt on Thursday, dubbed "The J.J." Watt attended the event in New York City, telling reporters that becoming one of the few athletes to receive their own signature sneaker was "the coolest day ever." The three-time..." June 23

  • Arian Foster reportedly ready to roll by training camp

    Pro Football Talk "About a month ago, Arian Foster said he was about a month away from being back to full strength after tearing his Achilles last year. Now, he’s sending out signals that he’s ready to find a new team. According to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.com, a source close to the former Texans running back..." June 22

  • Vince Wilfork is one of three NFL players to get naked for ESPN's 'Body Issue'

    CBS Sports "In past years, physical specimens like Rob Gronkowski and Odell Beckham Jr. have been featured in ESPN the Magazine's annual "Body Issue." So it's no surprise that Antonio Brown and Von Miller will grace the pages this summer. But amid all those glistening muscles, in-the-buff Texans defensive..." June 21

  • NFL takes unusual step of involving position coaches in looking at more kickoff rule changes

    USA Today "The NFL is assessing the viability of further rules changes on kickoffs with unprecedented input from the league’s special teams coordinators, who want to save the exciting play from extinction. Dean Blandino, the NFL’s vice president of officiating, recently held a conference call with special..." June 21

  • Texans WR Cecil Shorts Agrees To $1M Pay Cut

    NFL Trade Rumors "Field Yates of ESPN reports that Texans WR Cecil Shorts has agreed to take a $1 million pay cut to remain with the team. According to Yates, Shorts will have his base salary reduced from $2.7 million to $1.2 million, but receives a $500,000 roster bonus." June 18

  • Texans coach Bill O'Brien praises Benardrick McKinney's improvement

    Houston Chronicle "One of the more impressive moments during the Texans' minicamp was watching inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney run step for step with wide receivers in the open field. At 6-4, 246 pounds with 4.65 speed in the 40-yard dash and a 40 1/2 inch vertical leap, McKinney is one of the more athletic..." June 17

  • Texans Claim Terrance Mitchell Off Waivers

    Battle Red Blog "Here's what our colleagues at Blogging The Boys had to say when the Cowboys cut Mitchell a few days ago: Terrance Mitchell flashed some good things at the end of last season, getting one of only two interceptions by a cornerback for the entire year. But he apparently was not showing sufficient..." June 14

  • Battles at center, left guard figure to be intense for Texans

    Houston Chronicle "When you consider the rules that limit them to playing patty-cake on the practice field, it is amazing the offensive and defensive linemen can stay awake during the Texans' offseason program. Linemen were born to hit. They're accustomed to collisions. But this time of the offseason is for the..." June 13

  • Texans QB Brock Osweiler as expected so far, says coach

    Houston Chronicle "Based on what the Texans know about quarterback Brock Osweiler, he will spend most, if not all, of his five-week vacation studying the playbook rather than sitting on the beach and soaking up the sun in some exotic location. Now that the 10 organized team activities are over, the Texans have..." June 12

  • Hamstring keeps Whitney Mercilus out from Texans' drills

    Houston Chronicle "Texans veteran outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus remained sidelined Friday with a hamstring injury. The injury isn't regarded as long-term and Mercilus has been increasing his activity over the past week. Starting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz didn't practice due to a hamstring injury..." June 11

  • Malik Jackson can't comprehend Osweiler's decision to skip White House

    The Score "Malik Jackson called out his former teammate Brock Osweiler for skipping the Denver Broncos' appearance at the White House on Monday. Jackson signed a lucrative six-year, $90-million contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the offseason, but joined his former teammates as they were honored by..." June 10

  • Texans rookie Richard Leonard tears hamstring, has surgery

    Houston Chronicle "Texans rookie cornerback Richard Leonard suffered a torn hamstring and had surgery Thursday to repair the damage, according to sources not authorized to speak publicly. Leonard is expected to eventually make a full recovery, but the severity of the injury is expected to sideline him..." June 10

  • Brock Osweiler to skip Broncos ring ceremony

    Denver Post "Former Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler has passed on celebrating a Super Bowl 50 victory with his teammates for the second time this month. Osweiler will not attend the Broncos private ceremony unveiling their Super Bowl 50 rings Sunday at Sports Authority Field, Texans spokesperson Amy..." June 10

  • Jason La Canfora Continues To Express Doubt About Brock Osweiler's Ability To Succeed With Texans

    Battle Red Blog "Outside of Broncos fans, the two loudest critics of the Houston Texans' decision to sign Brock Osweiler to be their new starter at quarterback have been Sam Monson and Jason La Canfora. The latter has doubled down on his doomsday prediction of the Osweiler-Texans marriage in his latest piece for..." June 09

  • NFL owners, coaches say a developmental league is needed and here's what's brewing

    CBS Sports "The limos were lined up bumper-to-bumper around the sprawling driveway and the private planes waited on tarmacs nearby as NFL owners scrambled to get back home after wrapping up another league meeting. In a nearby ballroom, commissioner Roger Goodell began addressing the media, his statements..." June 07

  • NFL Twitter Hacked, Announces Roger Goodell's Death

    Deadspin "Some gremlin got access to the NFL’s Twitter account today and announced the death of commissioner Roger Goodell. NFL PR flack Brian McCarthy quickly corrected the record: The other two tweets were also deleted. The NFL appears to have regained control of its account. The fake cause of..." June 07

  • 20 Different Players to Take Part in Celebrity Family Feud NFL Edition This Summer

    Total Pro Sports "If you enjoyed the Gronkowski Family‘s appearance on Celebrity Family Feud last summer, you’ll love what the NFL has in store for you this year. ABC is mixing up the format of Celebrity Family Feud for Season 2. While many of the episodes will feature celebrities and their actual families, a..." June 07

  • Brock Osweiler: Texans' DeAndre Hopkins' skills are 'very unique'

    Houston Chronicle "The chemistry experiment between Texans quarterback Brock Osweiler and Pro Bowl wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is starting to click. Although the true litmus test of the Texans' new passing connection will unfold this fall, Osweiler and Hopkins are starting to build some timing and..." June 07

  • NFL curious about marijuana as potential medical alternative

    Sporting News "While it’s not saying so publicly, the NFL is exploring the viability of marijuana as a medical option for its players. In a profile on Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s marijuana advocacy, the Washington Post reports NFL senior vice president for player health and safety Jeff Miller and..." June 07

  • Brock Osweiler defends skipping White House trip, would have gone if not for OTA

    Larry Brown Sports "While his former Denver Broncos teammates were visiting the White House on Monday, Brock Osweiler was defending his decision to skip the trip. Osweiler elected not to go to the White House and stay with the Texans for OTAs instead, and he held firm on his decision Monday, saying he’d have liked..." June 06

  • J.J. Watt back on the practice field

    Pro Football Talk "Texans defensive end J.J. Watt made the move from the sideline to the field at Monday’s OTA practice in Houston. Watt had surgery to repair injuries to his core muscles after the Texans’ season ended with a playoff loss to the Chiefs and spent the majority of the offseason program rehabbing..." June 06

  • RB Lamar Miller will have diverse role with Texans

    Houston Chronicle "Drifting out of the backfield on a swing pass, Texans running back Lamar Miller froze a linebacker with a sudden jab step before accelerating away from pursuit for a gain up the sideline. It was a snapshot during organized team activities last week of how Miller could impact the overhauled..." June 06

  • 8 Teams That Could Sign Arian Foster

    Pro Football Rumors "The concern with Arian Foster has always been health. Foster, who will turn 30 in August, racked up 6,472 rushing yards during his seven years as a Texan, and earned three consecutive Pro Bowl nods from 2010 to 2012, averaging about 1,900 all purpose yards and 16 touchdowns in those seasons. But..." June 04

  • Elway on Osweiler skipping White House: "That's Brock's decision"

    NBC News 9 Colorado "Three Super Bowl titles. Only two White House visits. The history between the Denver Broncos and the President’s digs may be brief, but there has been its share of drama. The latest intrigue will involve the absence of Brock Osweiler when the Broncos visit President Barack Obama at the White..." June 04

  • Brock Osweiler needs to cut petty act with Broncos, appreciate White House visit

    Sporting News "An open letter to Brock Osweiler, diligent, hard-working starting quarterback for the Houston Texans, concerning his choice to skip a visit to the White House with his former Super Bowl champion Broncos teammates: Dear Brock, Quit being petty. Sincerely, David. The end. OK, to elaborate ......" June 03

  • Osweiler declines White House invitation from Broncos

    The Score "Former Denver Broncos quarterback Brock Osweiler will not be present when his previous team attends the annual Super Bowl celebration ceremony at the White House on Monday. Osweiler, who signed with the Houston Texans in March, released a statement, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, citing his..." June 01

  • Texans cut offensive lineman who beat cancer but hope to bring him back

    CBS Sports "It looks like David Quessenberry's going to have to wait at least one more year until he finally plays in his first NFL game. The offensive lineman was released by the Texans on Tuesday after spending three years with the team. However, it wasn't a normal three years by NFL standards: The 2013..." May 31

  • 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