Houston Texans
Thursday, March 26, 2015 at 12:25 PM - Permalink
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 coaches,...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 4:11 PM - Permalink
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 confusion...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 3:02 PM - Permalink
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 seasons with the...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 2:45 PM - Permalink
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 they...
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Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 11:20 AM - Permalink
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 possessed by AFC South rivals...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 5:33 PM - Permalink
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 two...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 3:59 PM - Permalink
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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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 1:18 PM - Permalink
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 reserve but didn't impress...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 1:01 PM - Permalink
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. Watt, the NFL...
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Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 10:47 AM - Permalink
PHOENIX – The Texans are about $10 million under the salary cap after turning defensive end J.J. Watt's $10 million roster bonus into a signing bonus, clearing an additional $8 million in cap space. Watt's roster bonus, part of the six-year, $100 million extension he signed last year,...
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Monday, March 23, 2015 at 9:14 PM - Permalink
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, including their salaries and performances...
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Monday, March 23, 2015 at 6:18 PM - Permalink
PHOENIX — Owner Bob McNair said today the Texans are a candidate to be on ‘Hard Knocks,’ but he hasn't made up his mind about allowing them to appear on the HBO series that features a team in training camp. "It's something we're considering, but I haven't...
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Monday, March 23, 2015 at 5:03 PM - Permalink
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 win in an NFL that has...
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Monday, March 23, 2015 at 3:52 PM - Permalink
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 No. 8 with New England. Case Keenum,...
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Monday, March 23, 2015 at 1:27 PM - Permalink
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 realize u play for the same...
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Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 1:07 PM - Permalink
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...
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Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 12:54 PM - Permalink
Vince Wilfork hands the phone to his wife. A child’s voice echoes in the background. Vince becomes a dad again. Bianca finishes where her husband left off. Who is Vince, the Texans’ biggest 2015 offseason signing and potential most important free agent in franchise history? What is at...
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Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 10:40 AM - Permalink
There’s nothing new about the Texans and a 3-4 defense. Coach Dom Capers installed the linebacker-heavy system during the franchise’s expansion years. Coordinator Wade Phillips returned the attack in 2011. Romeo Crennel fine-tuned his bigger, stronger version last season, when the...
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Monday, March 16, 2015 at 5:13 PM - Permalink
Matt Schaub is a free man. The quarterback who was the Texans’ starter for seven seasons and Houston’s winningest QB was released by the Oakland Raiders on Monday, which the team confirmed in a seven-word tweet: The Raiders have released QB Matt Schaub. �" OAKLAND...
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Monday, March 16, 2015 at 4:06 PM - Permalink
Texans star defensive lineman J.J. Watt, as he is wont to do, chimed in on Twitter on Monday. What he’s talking about, however, is a mystery: haha �" JJ Watt (@JJWatt) March 16, 2015   Is Watt talking about the signing of veteran defensive lineman Vince Wilfork?...
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Monday, March 16, 2015 at 3:40 PM - Permalink
The Texans' pursuit of nose tackle Vince Wilfork began as soon as they learned New England was not paying him a $4 million roster bonus this month, making him an unrestricted free agent. The Texans pursuit of former Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts III began with the three-day window to...
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Monday, March 16, 2015 at 10:54 AM - Permalink
Agreeing to terms with veteran Cecil Shorts III on a two-year contract for $6 million ($2.5 million guaranteed) doesn't mean the Texans are finished looking for wide receivers to replace Andre Johnson. Expect them to draft a receiver in the first or second round. They might add another veteran...
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Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 9:53 PM - Permalink
Former New England nose tackle Vince Wilfork is in Houston visiting with the Texans. Wilfork (33) and his wife, Bianca, arrived on Sunday and, along with Houston-based agent Kennard McGuire, met with the Texans. The Wilforks will be visiting again Monday. The Texans have been pursuing Wilfork,...
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Sunday, March 15, 2015 at 11:22 AM - Permalink
Wednesday, Feb. 25 Houston is overcast and foggy, stuck in a dragged-out winter. Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson pulls a black hoodie over his small but muscular frame – the sweatshirt bears his new “Fly Guy” clothing-line logo – and steps onto a top-floor hotel balcony...
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Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 4:40 PM - Permalink
Free safety Kendrick Lewis has signed with Baltimore. Lewis, an unrestricted free agent, was a key addition to the Texans’ defense in 2014, collecting 84 combined tackles, three forced fumbles and two interceptions in 16 starts. The Texans had initial talks with Lewis about returning in 2015...
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