This is the April 24, 2013 news archive. View today's Texans rumors and news.
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The popularity of Texans star J.J. Watt is astounding. He threw out the first pitch at Minute Maid Park this season, and he will be a rockstar at his celebrity softball game this weekend. (Tania Ganguli will have a big story about J.J. Watt’s rockstar sUpvote Share Tweet
Texans anything but handcuffed with No. 27 pickBased on the lowest first-round picks he has made since being placed in charge of the draft, Texans general manager Rick Smith’s No. 1 pick Thursday night should garner the fans’ confidence. The Texans enter the draft with the 27th pick. Smith had theUpvote Share TweetThis is my last mock draft. I have the Texans taking receiver DeAndre Hopkins in the first round. Some think Central Michigan offensive tackle Eric Fisher will be taken by Kansas City with the first pick rather than Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke J…Upvote Share Tweet
Arian Foster gets another acting gigAfter an appearance on “Hawaii 5-0,” Texans running back Arian Foster plans on continuing his acting career. According to a report from KTRK (ABC 13), Foster will play the role of Ray Jennings, an NFL prospect, in “Draft Day.” Kevin Costner, SeanUpvote Share Tweet
The best and worst draft picks in Texans’ historyFor the third consecutive season, I’ve ranked the Texans’ draft choices in order. It’s easy at the bottom because there were so many disappointments — some because of injuries, some because of bad fits or bad coaching or bad systems or a combinatiUpvote Share Tweet
Five of Texans last seven 1st-round picks started 16 games as rookiesLast year the Texans used their first-round pick on a position where they didn’t need a starter. Outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus only started four games (in relief of an injured Brooks Reed) after being the Texans first selection. But Mercilus’s rUpvote Share Tweet
NFL draft central: Your primer for the league’s biggest offseason eventThe 2013 NFL draft kicks off at 7 p.m. on Thursday night with the first round. The Texans have the 27th pick in the first round and nine picks overall. Who will they select? See what our experts have to say below. The second and third rounds will take p…Upvote Share Tweet
Brooks Reed’s versatility makes Texans’ linebacker needs flexibleDuring his press conference yesterday, Texans GM Rick Smith said an important part of drafting is differentiating between need and value. That’s harder to do on a team that has very specific needs, though Smith also emphasized no team is just one playerUpvote Share Tweet
Wade Smith hosts charity weekend in DallasCoordinating with his birthday weekend, Texans guard Wade Smith is hosting a charity weekend in Dallas. It begins Friday with a literacy event at local elementary schools and a celebrity bowling tournament. Saturday, Smith will host a Youth Football and…Upvote Share Tweet
Call your shot. Who do you want the Texans to pick in the draft?You know it is time for the NFL draft when just about every prospect has been nitpicked to the point that you think they may all be bad. Worth remembering that in 2011, J.J. Watt was considered the 4th best defensive end, with anonymous scouts saying s.…Upvote Share Tweet
RTC: Elway was nearly an OilerESPN.com Updated Apr 24, 2013Reading the coverage ... Houston Texans General manager Rick Smith is ready to make the big decisions that are central to the Texans’ team-building, says John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. The John Elway-Dan Marino "30 for 30" special prompted McClaUpvote Share Tweet
Texans division rival will have a new look next seasonBy Mark Long The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The Jacksonville Jaguars took the latest step in the franchise’s makeover Tuesday, unveiling new uniforms and a two-tone helmet that’s sure to elicit positive and negative responses. BillionaireUpvote Share Tweet
On the Beat: Houston Texans No. 27Apr 24Houston Chronicle writer John McClain says who the Houston Texans will take 27th overall in the 2013 NFL Draft.
Clayton: Thrill of skill positions will wait in draftApr 24Tackles and guards will take precedence over skill positions early in the draft, writes John Clayton.
Peter King: My 2013 Mock DraftApr 24I say it every year, but this time I really mean it: There'll be a mad dash to trade down from the top. There's no Andrew Luck superstar to froth over, but there's good depth from 10 to 50. Here's how Round 1 will play out. (Editor's Note: NFL Draft Liv…