ESPN.com Updated 3 hours agoDeMeco Ryans had to get about 20 tickets for friends in Houston for Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Houston Texans. This, after all, used to be home. "It’s going to be special going back to where I started playing," Ryans sai…Upvote Share TweetHOUSTON -- The Houston Texans' bye week following this week's game against the Eagles will come at a time when a lot of players need some rest. Seven players did not practice Wednesday, including Jadeveon Clowney, who coach Bill O'Brien said came out of…Upvote Share Tweet
Several key Texans sit out Wednesday’s practice sessionchron.com 18 hours agoSeven Texans didn’t participate in practice today. Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), running back Arian Foster (knee), receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), outside lineback…Upvote Share Tweet
After breakout 2013 campaign, Eagles QB Nick Foles ‘more human-like’ this seasonchron.com 19 hours agoIf the Texans are going to upset Philadelphia, the defense will have to play well against quarterback Nick Foles, the Austin native who’s helped the Eagles compile a 5-2 record, one-half game behind Dallas in the NFC East. In his second season playing f…Upvote Share TweetTexans coach Bill O’Brien and Eagles coach Chip Kelly met more than 20 years ago. O’Brien was at Brown University. Kelly was an assistant at New Hampshire. They’ll be on opposite sidelines Sunday when the Texans play the Eagles at NRG Stadium. “We met a…Upvote Share Tweet
O’Brien hopes to reach Texans’ TEs, slot WR more in second halfchron.com 19 hours agoCoach Bill O’Brien was expected to regularly utilize tight ends and a slot receiver in the Texans’ new offense. While Arian Foster, DeAndre Hopkins and Andre Johnson have excelled this season, quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick’s game-managed passing has ofte…Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-Texans Barwin, Ryans discuss Houston return, Watt, Fosterchron.com 20 hours agoFormer Texan DeMeco Ryans is in his third season with the Eagles. (Matt Rourke/AP) Demeco Ryans was drafted by the Texans in 2006 and spent six years in Houston. Connor Barwin was also drafted by the Texans (2009) and spent four years in Houston. The du…Upvote Share Tweetchron.com 21 hours agoThe difference between being 5-4 and 4-5 heading into a bye week? Big, said the Texans’ Duane Brown and J.J. Watt. Not season-changing big. But definitely big. “It’s a huge game for us,” Brown said Wednesday at NRG Stadium. “Philly is a great team; they…Upvote Share TweetZac Diles spent the first four seasons of his career with the Texans. (Karen Warren/Chronicle) Zac Diles is back with the Texans and delighted to be here. “No place I’d rather be,” said the well-traveled eight-year veteran linebacker, a seventh-round dr…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans’ offense hopes to control tempo, keep Eagles’ offense off the fieldchron.com 21 hours agoArian Foster and the Texans gashed the Titans on Sunday. (Smiley N. Pool/Houston Chronicle) Texans center Chris Meyers said the guys on his side of the football have to share the load with the defense in keeping the Eagles’ rapid-fire attack under wraps…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 22 hours agoEagles center Jason Kelce has been out of action for more than a month since suffering a sports hernia against Washington in Week Three. Coach Chip Kelly told reporters on Wednesday that a decision about his future will be made before the team’s Week Ni…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans’ David Quessenberry to present Lombardi Awardchron.com 22 hours agoThe Texans selected David Quessenberry, right, in the sixth round of the 2013 draft. (Brett Coomer/Houston Chronicle) Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry has been asked to present the 2014 Lombardi Award, which is hosted by the Rotary Club of Ho…Upvote Share Tweet
Andre Brown suspension over, eligible to sign as a free agentprofootballtalk.com Oct 29 (yesterday)Teams in search of help at running back now have a new option to evaluate. According to Adam Caplan of ESPN, the eight-game suspension of free agent running Andre Brown has elapsed and he is now free to sign with any interested team. Brown spent time wi…Upvote Share Tweet
Houston Texans release Elbert MackHOUSTON -- The Houston Texans didn't make any trades at the trade deadline, but announced some shuffling Tuesday at the bottom of the roster. Houston released cornerback Elbert Mack off the active roster and cornerback Kendall James off the practice squ…Upvote Share TweetCase Keenum is out of a job again. The former Texans and UH quarterback was released by the St. Louis Rams on Tuesday. The Texans cut Keenum on Aug. 31 to make room for backup QB Ryan Mallett. Keenum was claimed off waivers the next day by the Rams. Kee…Upvote Share TweetTexans defensive end J.J. Watt took offense, and Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt made it clear that he expected quarterback Zach Mettenberger to show more social media restraint. But Mettenberger smiled Tuesday, saying he didn’t mind when he saw Watt going …Upvote Share TweetPhiladelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles told reporters Tuesday that he expects to play against the Houston Texans on Sunday.Upvote Share TweetEight weeks into the season, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is having one of his best seasons and one of the best seasons any running back has had in the past 10 years. When last we reviewed Foster's numbers, he was still working through an in…Upvote Share Tweet
Photos: J.J. Watt delivers pizzas for Papa John’sHouston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is making good on a deal with sponsor Papa Johns today, making and delivering pizzas. Watt is going back to his college years when he delivered pizza. Keep an eye on the stream below for updates throughout the afte…Upvote Share Tweet
Arian Foster to Hannah Storm: ‘You can’t let anybody define your path’Texans running back Arian Foster will be among five NFL players interviewed on tonight’s episode of “NFL Face to Face with Hannah Storm” at 7 p.m. on ESPN2. Interview subjects in addition to Foster are Alshon Jeffrey of the Bears, Luke Kuechly of the Pa…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)A weekly review of what the Houston Texans must fix: As the Texans get ready to face the Philadelphia Eagles at home this weekend, they need to improve their production at the tight end position. It's been a problem all season, and Texans coach Bill O'B…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Oct 28 (2 days ago)This week on The MMQB we’re rolling out our Midseason Report, looking back on the first eight weeks of the 2014 season and forward to the second half of the season, the playoffs and the Super Bowl. Greg Bedard kicks things off today with his reflections…Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Live Prediction: Eagles-TexansOct 29The NFL Live crew make their picks for Philadelphia at Houston.
Face To Face: Arian FosterOct 28Texans RB Arian Foster shows us his offseason workout routine and takes us inside his personal music studio.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt tries his hand at pizza makingOct 28Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt can get it done on the football field, but does he have what it takes to make it in the pizza kitchen?
Bill O'Brien Wants Better Return PlayOct 28ESPN Houston Texans reporter Tania Ganguli discusses the return team performances on special teams and how coach Bill O'Brien would like to see improvement from those units.
The First HalfOct 29THE FIRST HALF: What’s made the NFL’s 95th season memorable—so far The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
Clayton's mailbag -- NFL trade deadline fizzles againOct 28John Clayton's mailbag: Teams' unwillingness to part with draft picks kept the market tepid and led to an uneventful deadline.
Pittsburgh’s Big BounceOct 28Read Peter King’s On Further Review column, with five takeaways from Monday’s dramatic Dallas-Washington overtime game. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
The Week 8 Twitter MailbagOct 28In the Tuesday Mailbag column, Peter answers your questions about the J.J. Watt-Zach Mettenberger flap, the Tom Brady-Peyton Manning debate and whether Mike Smith is to blame for the Falcons’ woes. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive t…