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AP Source: Watt Agrees to Contract Extension

AP Source: Watt Agrees to Contract Extension

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that star defensive end J.J. Watt has agreed to terms on a contract extension with the Houston Texans.
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  • Texans fill their practice squad

    Texans fill their practice squad

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    The Texans have named 10 players to their practice squad, including a pair of wide receivers who played their college ball in state. Texas A&M products EZ Nwachukwu and Travis Labhart are two of the players who will be joining the team for practices…
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  • Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter

    Houston Astros Fire Manager Bo Porter

    The Houston Astros are looking toward the future, and they decided there is no time like the present to get going on that.
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  • Larry Dierker surprised by Bo Porter’s firing

    Larry Dierker surprised by Bo Porter’s firing

    chron.com 15 hours ago
    Larry Dierker has seen Astros managers come and go, including himself. Dierker was owner Drayton McLane’s third manager and his second managerial hire, just as the successor to Bo Porter will be the third manager (owner Jim Crane inherited Brad Mills wh…
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  • Adam Everett eager to help Astros’ turnaround in his old stompi…

    Adam Everett eager to help Astros’ turnaround in his old stomping grounds

    chron.com 15 hours ago
    Adam Everett cherishes his memories of being a member of the first and only Astros team to play in the World Series. He longs to help the franchise march back to the biggest stage in Major League Baseball. For that reason, the former slick-fielding shor…
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  • Source: Astros call up Villar, Stassi, Tropeano, De Leon for ro…

    Source: Astros call up Villar, Stassi, Tropeano, De Leon for roster expansion

    chron.com 15 hours ago
    A baseball source told the Chronicle on Monday that the Astros were adding shortstop Jonathan Villar, catcher Max Stassi and righthanded pitchers Nick Tropeano and Jorge De Leon for the first day of roster expansion. Neither Tropeano nor De Leon are on …
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  • Roundup: Four Phillies Team to Pitch A No-Hitter

    Roundup: Four Phillies Team to Pitch A No-Hitter

    nytimes.com 16 hours ago
    Philadelphia’s Cole Hamels went six innings, striking out seven, before giving way to the bullpen in a rout of Atlanta.
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  • Astros owner Jim Crane on Luhnow, Porter: ‘Sometimes personalti…

    Astros owner Jim Crane on Luhnow, Porter: ‘Sometimes personalties don’t jell’

    chron.com 16 hours ago
    Astros owner Jim Crane acknowledged there was a disconnect between general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager Bo Porter, who was fired on Monday. “Those two guys have to be closely aligned and singing the same song,” Crane told Houston Chronicle columnist …
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  • Keenum praises Texans as he embraces opportunity with Rams

    Keenum praises Texans as he embraces opportunity with Rams

    Before he left Houston on Monday on a flight to St. Louis and his new team, the Rams, quarterback Case Keenum praised the Texans while expressing excitement about his new destination. “It’s definitely bittersweet right now,” Keenum said at Hobby Airport…
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  • Texans could face Carr, not Schaub in Week 2 matchup with Raide…

    Texans could face Carr, not Schaub in Week 2 matchup with Raiders

    chron.com 19 hours ago
    Ever since the Texans traded former starting quarterback Matt Schaub to Oakland, a Week 2 road matchup against the Raiders on Sept. 14 has loomed on the 2014 schedule. Now, the Texans could be facing a Carr. Derek Carr. The younger brother of longtime T…
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  • Q&A on stats relevant to successful NFL quarterback development

    Q&A on stats relevant to successful NFL quarterback development

    chron.com 24 hours ago
    In a recent Texans preview I wrote for Kissing Suzy Kolber, I ended it with this paragraph (which is a little grimmer than the piece in its entirety, but not by a lot): But in summary, there are fans who are not embarrassed about their quarterback. Then…
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  • Video - Texans Lock Up Franchise Player 00:58

    Texans Lock Up Franchise Player

    Sep 2
    Field Yates discusses why the Texans gave DE J.J. Watt a six-year, $100 million deal.
  • Video - J.J. Watt A Safe Bet 01:06

    J.J. Watt A Safe Bet

    Sep 2
    Louis Riddick discusses the 6-year, $100 million deal the Texans gave DE J.J. Watt.
  • Video - How will quarterback Ryan Mallett impact the Houston Texans? 03:58

    How will quarterback Ryan Mallett impact the Houston Texans?

    Aug 31
    NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport has details on the Houston Texans' trade for quarterback Ryan Mallett and the "NFL Total Access" crew breaks down what they think Mallett's impact will be this season.
  • Video - Patriots Trade Mallett To Texans 03:06

    Patriots Trade Mallett To Texans

    Aug 31
    ESPN Patriots reporter Mike Reiss discusses New England's decision to trade quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans for a conditional draft pick.

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    Sep 1
    NEW YORK — In the Art McNally Game Day Central room inside the NFL offices on Park Avenue in midtown Manhattan, I learned over the weekend just how the new replay review system will work, ushered through the process by NFL vice president of officiating …
  • Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy

    Sep 1
    Much to address this morning, three days out from the NFL’s 95th season. I was planning to address the Roger Goodell about-face on domestic violence later in the column, but the Ray McDonald arrest at 3 a.m. Sunday in San Jose, and the 49ers defensive t…
  • Clayton's mailbag -- Cuts show trend toward young players

    Aug 31
    John Clayton's mailbag: The last round of cuts showed that job security is shaky for players 30 and older.
  • Kevin Durant of Oklahoma City Thunder stays with Nike after shoe company m…

    Aug 31
    With Kevin Durant on the verge of a move to Under Armour, sources told ESPN on Sunday that Nike has exercised its right to match any rival shoe company's offer to the Oklahoma City Thunder star.