Texans tackle Duane Brown wound up in the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement last season, but his own analysis of his play in 2013 didn’t mesh with his place in the league’s all-star game. Brown said he thought he was just “OK” during the season and that…Upvote Share Tweet
Free-agency primer: TexansESPN.com Updated 10 hours agoKey free agents: NT Earl Mitchell, TE Garrett Graham, DE Antonio Smith, LB Darryl Sharpton, G Wade Smith, RB Ben Tate, OT Ryan Harris, FB Greg Jones. Where they stand: It’s difficult to assess how new coach Bill O’Brien views guys he’s inherited and to …Upvote Share Tweet
David Carr still has urge to play in NFLchron.com Updated 11 hours agoDavid Carr had his time. Eleven seasons, four teams. The No. 1 overall pick of the 2002 NFL draft and first selection in franchise history for the expansion Texans. Then disappointment, frustration and a quiet decline from starter to backup to professio…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans considering top 3 quarterback prospects for No. 1 overall pickprofootballtalk.com Updated 19 hours agoThe Houston Texans were considered to be a potential Super Bowl threat in the AFC last season up until Matt Schaub’s bubble burst. Schaub fell apart as the team’s starting quarterback and lost his job to Case Keenum as the Texans plummeted to the worst …Upvote Share Tweet
Texans waive LB Frierson, claim LB Hazel from Brownschron.com Updated Mar 6 (yesterday)The Texans waived linebacker Evan Frierson on Thursday and claimed linebacker Paul Hazel off waivers from Cleveland. Frierson was undrafted out of Illinois State and did not play for the Texans last season. Hazel played 13 games for the Browns in 2013. …Upvote Share Tweet
RB depth one of the strengths of the 2014 free agent classprofootballtalk.com Updated Mar 6 (yesterday)Looking for a running back to help shoulder the backfield workload in free agency? It’s a good year to be shopping in that aisle. A bevy of capable tailbacks who would work well in ground-game committees could be available when the new league year opens…Upvote Share TweetWhen Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel opted out of the second year of his contract, passing on the chance to make $3.7 million in 2014, the dot-connecting process began. And the brightest line connected the former Chiefs starter to Bill O’Brien in Housto…Upvote Share Tweet
Scenes from Texas A&M’s Pro Daychron.com Updated Mar 5 (2 days ago)In front of 33 NFL scouts (two from the Texans) and three general managers (Bills, Rams and Steelers), nine draft-eligible Aggies took part in various drills Wednesday at Texas A&M’s Pro Day at the McFerrin Athletic Center in College Station. Lineba…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Mar 5 (2 days ago)The combine proved Jadeveon Clowney is a unique talent, one that the Texans won't be able to pass on.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Mar 5 (2 days ago)During a visit last hour to The Dan Patrick Show, Dan mentioned an article suggesting that the Cowboys could trade quarterback Tony Romo to the Texans for the first overall pick in the draft. It was Randy Galloway of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram who arg…Upvote Share TweetThe Houston Texans want to keep tight end Garrett Graham and hope to have a deal finalized before free agency starts. If they don't, however, they will have competition, reports NFL media insider Ian Rapoport. Citing a source, Rapoport reported that the…Upvote Share Tweet
B.C. Lions sign quarterback John Beckprofootballtalk.com Updated Mar 4 (3 days ago)The fourth quarterback selected in the 2007 NFL Draft has signed on with a CFL club. John Beck, whom the Dolphins took with the No. 40 overall pick in 2007, has joined the British Columbia Lions, the team announced Tuesday. Beck was most recently on an …Upvote Share Tweet
Texans re-sign linebacker Ricky Sappchron.com Updated Mar 4 (3 days ago)The Texans have re-signed outside linebacker Ricky Sapp, the team announced on Tuesday. Sapp appeared in the Texans’ final five games last season after being claimed off waivers from the Jets on Nov. 15. The Clemson product was selected by the Eagles in…Upvote Share Tweet
The Tuesday Mailbag: Three hot topics and then your mail, in a league …CNNSI.com Updated Mar 4 (4 days ago)Three hot topics and then your mail, in a league that never sleeps: For now, the extra point’s not going anywhere, though it should. Judy Battista of the NFL Digital Media Group wrote Monday that the Competition Committee, at its Florida meeting, is con…Upvote Share Tweetchron.com Updated Mar 3 (4 days ago)The Texans did not use their franchise tag for the 2014 season. The deadline to apply the tag on a player was 3 p.m. Monday. General manager Rick Smith said during the NFL combine the team wasn’t expecting to use the tag and the organization followed th…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans should consider Sidney RiceESPN.com Updated Mar 2 (5 days ago)The Houston Texans don't have much salary cap room and aren't expected to be very active in free agency, but a move the team should at least consider is adding recently-released receiver Sidney Rice. It won't cost much and it would be a steal if Rice ma…Upvote Share Tweet
Texans likely to be thrifty in free agencyESPN.com Updated Mar 1 (6 days ago)Unlike their counterparts in the AFC South, Indianapolis and Jacksonville, the Houston Texans will not be big spenders on the market once free agency begins March 11. The NFL announced Friday the league’s salary cap for 2014 will be $133 million, which …Upvote Share Tweet
Texans cheerleader accepts Crosby senior’s prom offerIt started as an in-class joke and a teenage social-media experiment. It was also totally for real. Michael Ramirez, 17, was a senior backup center/left guard for the Crosby Cougars last season. Now, he has a date with Texans cheerleader Caitlyn to the …Upvote Share Tweet
J.J. Watt handles 1,000-pound tire with easeTexans defensive end J.J. Watt abides by the mantra of taking no days off. He posted a video to his Instagram account Friday of himself flipping a tire that he said weighed 1,000 pounds with 30 repetitions. That would be more than enough for any person’…Upvote Share Tweet
Barwin's insight into Texans' locker roomESPN.com Updated Feb 28The Houston Texans spent the 46th pick in the 2009 draft on a guy who played a good share of tight end and basketball during his college career. Connor Barwin finished his college career at Cincinnati as a defensive end. When he got to Houston, he moved…Upvote Share Tweet
Photos: Free agent offensive tacklesThe Texans’ protection of quarterbacks was questionable last season. Houston allowed quarterbacks Matt Schaub (21), Case Keenum (19) and T.J. Yates (2) to be sacked a combined 42 times, losing 370 yards. First-year Texans head coach Bill O’Brien has exp…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Feb 27Johnny Manziel isn't perfect, but there are plenty of reasons he's the best choice for the Texans with the No. 1 pick, writes Jeffri Chadiha.Upvote Share Tweetchron.com Updated Feb 27New Orleans Saints All-Pro Jimmy Graham is the best tight end who could be available next month when free agency begins, but he’s not the Graham Texans fans are focused on. Garrett Graham emerged in 2013, stepping up when starter Owen Daniels was lost f…Upvote Share TweetThe Texans are signing tight end Zach Potter today, Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post reports. This according to a league source. Potter has previous stints with the New York Jets, Jacksonville Jaguars and the St. Louis Rams. Potter is a former…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Feb 26Some say former Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel has the talent and skills worthy of being taken by the Houston Texans with the No. 1 overall pick in May. Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and current ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski is not one of…Upvote Share Tweet
McShay's New No. 1Mar 6Todd McShay explains his 3.0 Mock Draft and who is his new No. 1 pick
Behind the Pom-Poms: Houston Texans cheerleader CaitlynMar 5Houston Texans cheerleader Caitlyn explains how one lucky Texans fan was able to convince her to be his prom date.
Ranking the top free-agent running backsMar 4Heath Evans and Willie McGinest tell you who they think the best of the free-agent running backs are in this year's free agency pool.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt lifts 1000-pound tire during workoutMar 4Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt posted this video on his Instagram account of him repeatedly lifting a tire weighting 1,000 pounds during a workout.
NFL free agency - Rocky road awaits Champ BaileyMar 6The NFL hasn't been kind to aging stars seeking lucrative deals in recent years, meaning Champ Bailey may face a harsh reality on the free-agent market, writes Jeffri Chadiha.
Don Banks: Raiders, Steelers among AFC front offices under pressure this o…Mar 6As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
Don Banks: Cowboys, Rams among NFC front offices under pressure this offse…Mar 4As my colleague Andrew Brandt has often pointed out, the NFL's long offseason is when a team's players and even coaches step to the background and the front office takes center stage, attempting to distinguish itself in the business of football. The mul…
The Tuesday MailbagMar 4Three hot topics and then your mail, in a league that never sleeps: For now, the extra point’s not going anywhere, though it should. Judy Battista of the NFL Digital Media Group wrote Monday that the Competition Committee, at its Florida meeting, is con…