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Bill O’Brien: You can never replace the best defensive player i…

Bill O’Brien: You can never replace the best defensive player in the NFL

Next man up is a popular answer for coaches to give when asked about losing players to injuries and there will be a need to find people to plug into the Texans defensive line now that J.J. Watt has been placed on injured reserve, but coach Bill O’Brien …
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  • Titans' Mike Mularkey on Jadeveon Clowney: 'Disruptive'

    Titans' Mike Mularkey on Jadeveon Clowney: 'Disruptive'

    chron.com 1 hour ago
    It took one word for Tennessee Titans coach Mike Mularkey to encapsulate the impact of Texans pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney.
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  • Ryan Allen boots way to AFC special teams player of the week

    Ryan Allen boots way to AFC special teams player of the week

    profootballtalk.com 5 hours ago
    During the Patriots’ 27-0 win at home against the Texans last Thursday night, the Texans didn’t make it across midfield until the third quarter was almost up. The Patriots defense deserves a lot of credit for that, but their effort got a big boost from …
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  • Texans' Whitney Mercilus gives back with charitable foundation

    Texans' Whitney Mercilus gives back with charitable foundation

    chron.com 13 hours ago
    It took Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus five years to decide how he wanted to devote his energy and resources into a focused mechanism to help others.Mercilus wanted to be sure it was a cause he was truly passionate about before launching a c…
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  • Texans signing defensive end Antonio Smith

    Texans signing defensive end Antonio Smith

    The Texans are signing veteran defensive end Antonio Smith for his second stint with the AFC South franchise in the wake of star defensive end J.J. Watt injuring his back again and potentially lost for the season, according to league sources not authori…
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  • Texans' Devon Still visits cancer patients at Texas Children's …

    Texans' Devon Still visits cancer patients at Texas Children's Hospital

    chron.com 22 hours ago
    For Texans defensive end Devin Still, visiting cancer patients Tuesday at Texas Children's Hospital was especially meaningful.
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  • Bill O'Brien: 'We put New England in the rearview mirror'

    Bill O'Brien: 'We put New England in the rearview mirror'

    chron.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    Yet, the Texans coach sure sounds a lot like Belichick does when he wants to turn the page on a loss. O'Brien emphasized the need to focus on the Tennessee Titans, Sunday's opponent as the defending AFC South champions begin their division schedule.
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  • Texans linebacker John Simon off to fast start

    Texans linebacker John Simon off to fast start

    chron.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    The emergence of Texans outside linebacker John Simon as a productive pass rusher and run-stopper began last season.
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  • Week Three ratings down, again

    Week Three ratings down, again

    profootballtalk.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    Good news came Thursday night for the NFL, with an increase in ratings over the same spot in 2015, even though the Patriots bulled over the Texans. The rest of the TV viewership ratings for Week Three, in comparison to 2015, was not as good. Via SportsB…
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  • Texans rookie Joel Heath encouraged by 'surreal' NFL debut

    Texans rookie Joel Heath encouraged by 'surreal' NFL debut

    chron.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    For Texans rookie defensive lineman Joel Heath, it was an especially meaningful game against the New England Patriots.
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  • Texans left tackle Duane Brown (quadriceps) returns to practice

    Texans left tackle Duane Brown (quadriceps) returns to practice

    ESPN.com chron.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    Texans left tackle Duane Brown (quadriceps) returns to practice
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  • Texans' Alfred Blue saddened, not surprised by Les Miles' firin…

    Texans' Alfred Blue saddened, not surprised by Les Miles' firing

    chron.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    Texans running back Alfred Blue, a Louisiana native who played at LSU, was disappointed but not surprised coach Les Miles was fired.
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  • Texans to face Titans' Marcus Mariota for first time

    Texans to face Titans' Marcus Mariota for first time

    chron.com Sep 26 (yesterday)
    When the Texans host Tennessee on Sunday, the defense will be playing against quarterback Marcus Mariota for the first time.
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  • Texas Sports Nation: What's Trending

    Texas Sports Nation: What's Trending

    chron.com Sep 26 (2 days ago)
    A busy week in sports started with the Texans getting blasted in New England and being reminded of their ill-fated lettermen jackets from five years ago.
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  • Video - Watt has sights set on Week 1 00:21

    Watt has sights set on Week 1

    Jul 31
    J.J. Watt tells reporters his mindset is he will play in Week 1 for the Texans.
  • Video - More valuable to Texans: Watt or Hopkins? 01:11

    More valuable to Texans: Watt or Hopkins?

    Jul 31
    Darren Woodson thinks not having DeAndre Hopkins will have a greater negative effect on the Texans than not having J.J. Watt.
  • Video - Hopkins subject to $40,000 fine per day 00:54

    Hopkins subject to $40,000 fine per day

    Jul 30
    ESPN's Field Yates explains why Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins won't necessarily be held accountable for a $40,000/day fine for holding out of training camp if contract negotiations are settled in a timely manner.
  • Video - DeAndre Hopkins in a 'salary stare down' 02:33

    DeAndre Hopkins in a 'salary stare down'

    Jul 30
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports on DeAndre Hopkins' decision to hold out of training camp over contract negotiations with the Texans and explains the pressure Houston's front office is now facing.