Houston Texans News and Rumors

  • Titans re-sign cornerback Brandon Harris

    Titans re-sign cornerback Brandon Harris

    ESPN.com Updated 6 hours ago
    The Tennessee Titans signed cornerback Brandon Harris to a one-year contract, the team announced Friday. Harris had nine tackles and three pass breakups in 11 games for the Titans last season. He spent the first three seasons of his career with the Hous…
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  • Bill O'Brien: DeAndre Hopkins can be one of the best

    Bill O'Brien: DeAndre Hopkins can be one of the best

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    When the Texans released Andre Johnson, DeAndre Hopkins posted a fantastic photo of the two of them on Instagram that perfectly represented their relationship. Hopkins spent his first two NFL seasons learning from Johnson. That tutelage really showed la…
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  • Is the Texans’ Rick Smith one of the NFL’s best talent-procurin…

    Is the Texans’ Rick Smith one of the NFL’s best talent-procuring GMs?

    chron.com 15 hours ago
    Texans general manager Rick Smith often takes lots of heat from his team’s fans for his roster building over the years. However, the numbers may indicate that Smith may be better than he appears to a lot of fans. NFL Media’s Mike Huguenin recently ranke…
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  • Is the Texans’ Bill O’Brien an upper-echelon NFL coach?

    Is the Texans’ Bill O’Brien an upper-echelon NFL coach?

    chron.com Mar 26 (yesterday)
    In his first season as the Texans’ coach, Bill O’Brien oversaw a seven-win improvement from 2013′s 2-14 campaign. What does that first-year performance rank O’Brien among NFL head coaches? According to CBS Sports writer Pete Prisco’s ranking of NFL head…
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  • NFL changes rules controlling whether teams can open or close r…

    NFL changes rules controlling whether teams can open or close roof of stadium

    chron.com Mar 25 (2 days ago)
    PHOENIX – For one year, the NFL has changed its policy on opening and closing a retractable roof during games. The rule will have no effect on the Texans because they would never open the NRG Stadium roof during the game. But, for your enjoyment – or co…
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  • Atlanta Falcons coaching staff excited to see what Brooks Reed …

    Atlanta Falcons coaching staff excited to see what Brooks Reed brings to the table

    chron.com Mar 25 (2 days ago)
    PHOENIX – New Atlanta coach Dan Quinn is excited about his new outside linebacker, Brooks Reed. Quinn, Seattle’s defensive coordinator the last two years, wants the Falcons to have an improved defense that’s more physical. Reed, a starter in his four se…
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  • Keenum’s late-season success in Houston comes as no surprise to…

    Keenum’s late-season success in Houston comes as no surprise to Rams coach

    chron.com Mar 25 (2 days ago)
    PHOENIX – After watching quarterback Case Keenum leave St. Louis for the Texans late in the season, Rams coach Jeff Fisher was determined to get him back. It didn’t cost much – a seventh-round pick in 2016 the Texans will use to replace the selection th…
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  • What a surprise: Lovie Smith indicates Buccaneers will take Jam…

    What a surprise: Lovie Smith indicates Buccaneers will take Jameis Winston

    yahoo.com Mar 25 (2 days ago)
    Last year there was intrigue at the top of the draft. The Houston Texans, keeping their trade options open with the first overall pick, never divulged publicly who they'd take until handing in the card on draft day. There's no such intrigue this year. I…
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  • Bob McNair on Andre Johnson: Athletes never want to acknowledge…

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

    ESPN.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- 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…
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  • Texans move money around, then make free agency moves

    Texans move money around, then make free agency moves

    chron.com Mar 25 (3 days ago)
    During the buildup to NFL free agency in early March, Texans general manager Rick Smith had breathing room under the league’s hard salary cap of $143.2 million. But the team’s $13 million in available money paled when compared to the deep pockets posses…
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  • Looking at the top contenders for this year’s ‘Hard Knocks’

    Looking at the top contenders for this year’s ‘Hard Knocks’

    chron.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    Owner Bob McNair’s admission that the Texans were an option to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series this summer makes Houston’s training camp much more intriguing. Teams exempt from “Hard Knocks” are teams who were in the playoffs within the past t…
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  • Akeem Dent re-signs with Texans on two-year deal

    Akeem Dent re-signs with Texans on two-year deal

    ESPN.com profootballtalk.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- The Houston Texans re-signed inside linebacker Akeem Dent to a two-year deal Tuesday. Dent came to the Texans in June from Atlanta in the T.J. Yates trade. He suffered a high-ankle sprain that limited him last season, when he had 38 tackles a…
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  • Texans to promote Godsey to offensive coordinator

    Texans to promote Godsey to offensive coordinator

    chron.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    The Texans are going to promote George Godsey to offensive coordinator. Godsey was the Texans quarterback coach last year but also was the de facto offensive coordinator. It will soon be official.
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  • Texans restructure J.J. Watt’s deal for some salary cap room

    Texans restructure J.J. Watt’s deal for some salary cap room

    profootballtalk.com chron.com ESPN.com Mar 24 (3 days ago)
    The Texans just signed star defensive end J.J. Watt to a gigantic contract extension a year ago, and they’re already fiddling with it. Via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Watt has restructured his contract to create another $8 million in cap spac…
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  • Bill O’Brien speaks bluntly about expectations for Louis Nix II…

    Bill O’Brien speaks bluntly about expectations for Louis Nix III

    chron.com ESPN.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    PHOENIX – One reason the Texans signed veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork was to have him become a positive influence on Louis Nix III. Nix, a talented second-year nose tackle, was a third-round pick last year. He spent his rookie season on injured reser…
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  • Bill O’Brien on J.J. Watt: ‘He’s worth every penny’

    Bill O’Brien on J.J. Watt: ‘He’s worth every penny’

    chron.com Mar 24 (4 days ago)
    PHOENIX – After the season, Texans coach Bill O’Brien watched tape of every player on his team. He watched cutups over and over, and it’s not surprising what player stood out the most. O’Brien came up with an astonishing statistic on defensive end J.J. …
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  • Texans awarded 3 extra picks in 2015 draft

    Texans awarded 3 extra picks in 2015 draft

    chron.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    PHOENIX — The Texans received three compensatory draft choices Monday night from the NFL. The Texans now have 10 picks in the April 30-May 2 draft. The league has a complicated formula for measuring free agents lost compared to free agents signed, inclu…
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  • Bob McNair believes Texans can win a Super Bowl without a star …

    Bob McNair believes Texans can win a Super Bowl without a star quarterback

    ESPN.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- For nearly the entire time Bob McNair has owned the Houston Texans, they've been looking for a long-term solution at quarterback. "What we have done is we've said we wanted to strengthen ourselves at the quarterback position so we could …
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  • When it comes to starting QBs around the NFL, where do the Texa…

    When it comes to starting QBs around the NFL, where do the Texans rank?

    chron.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Much has been made about the Texans’ quarterback play – or lack of it – during their 13-season history. Houston took steps to address that this offseason with the addition of veteran Brian Hoyer and re-signing Ryan Mallett. But is one of them enough to …
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  • Texans’ No. 8 legacy unlikely to resume in 2015

    Texans’ No. 8 legacy unlikely to resume in 2015

    chron.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    If you’re a Texans fan with an eye on numerology, you got some good news Monday. Quarterback Brian Hoyer, who signed with the team two weeks ago, has opted to wear No. 7 for the Texans this season. He previously wore No. 6 in Cleveland and Arizona and N…
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  • Ed Reed fires Twitter shot at former Texans coaches

    Ed Reed fires Twitter shot at former Texans coaches

    chron.com Mar 23 (4 days ago)
    Ed Reed’s tenure with the Texans was forgettable for many reasons. However, Reed apparently isn’t one of those who’s forgotten his infamous 2013 season in Houston, though, as evidenced by a tweet he sent over the weekend: “@ESPNNFL: That moment you real…
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  • Texans wanted Vince Wilfork a few years ago, too

    Texans wanted Vince Wilfork a few years ago, too

    ESPN.com chron.com Mar 22 (5 days ago)
    PHOENIX -- When the Houston Texans signed Vince Wilfork to a two-year deal last week, the assumption was the Texans' interest came from the organization's ties to the New England Patriots organization, where both Bill O'Brien and Romeo Crennel were once…
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  • Get caught up with the Texans’ busy offseason

    Get caught up with the Texans’ busy offseason

    chron.com Mar 22 (6 days ago)
    The Texans have been active this offseason, adding veterans at key positions, retaining some of their important free agents and saying goodbye to some familiar faces. Click on the gallery above for a recap of the team’s 2015 offseason moves so far. Who …
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  • Video - Inside The Huddle: J.J. Watt 00:31

    Inside The Huddle: J.J. Watt

    Mar 26
    Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien says J.J. Watt is the league's best defensive player.
  • Video - Future Looks Good For Colts 03:22

    Future Looks Good For Colts

    Mar 25
    NFL Nation reporters discuss what they learned about the AFC South teams during the NFL owners meetings.
  • Video - Texans Looking For Godsey To Be OC 01:43

    Texans Looking For Godsey To Be OC

    Mar 24
    Dan Graziano and Tania Ganguli discuss the possibility of George Godsey being named the Texans' offensive coordinator.
  • Video - Clowney Had His Best Week Yet Of Rehab Last Week 00:56

    Clowney Had His Best Week Yet Of Rehab Last Week

    Mar 24
    ESPN Texans reporter Tania Ganguli updates outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney's progress with rehab from his microfracture surgery.

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    Mar 25
    PHOENIX — Lunch was served just before noon at the annual NFL meetings Tuesday. Lunch’s name was Jeffrey Lurie. Under a scalding sun on a cloudless 87-degree day, Lurie, the owner of the Philadelphia Eagles, stood for a mostly withering 40-minute cross-…