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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 12:50 PM - Permalink
NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks, a former player and scout, recently ranked his top 20 coordinators in the league. Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel came in at No. 6. Here’s what Brooks had to say about the veteran NFL coach: It didn’t take long for Crennel to put his imprint on...
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Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 10:53 AM - Permalink
The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss the challenges Texans coach Bill O’Brien faces entering his second season with the team. (Video by R. Carter)...
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Monday, July 6, 2015 at 1:36 PM - Permalink
There wasn’t much going on in the NFL over the holiday weekend. Naturally, that got some folks at NFL.com restless, so they came up with what they called “irresponsible early July predictions,” two of which involved the Texans. The first prediction said the Texans will make the...
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Friday, July 3, 2015 at 2:44 PM - Permalink
Houston Chronicle sports writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss Texans training camp and how they are moving into this season on both sides of the ball...
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Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM - Permalink
The Chronicle’s John McClain and Brian T. Smith each give their player to watch during Texans training camp...
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 2:44 PM - Permalink
The Texans have parted ways with defensive tackle Brandon Ivory. Ivory, an undrafted rookie from the University of Alabama, was recently arrested on first-degree burglary charges in Tuscaloosa, Ala. The 6-4, 308-pound Ivory was listed on the Texans' roster as of Thursday morning. He recorded 13...
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Thursday, July 2, 2015 at 10:49 AM - Permalink
The NFL offseason has no lack of rankings. The latest set has NFL Media’s Elliot Harrison (the same man who dubbed the Texans the NFL’s worst historical franchise for quarterbacks) ranking the league’s head coaches. Texans coach Bill O’Brien came in at No. 23 in...
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Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at 4:05 PM - Permalink
Texans defensive tackle Brandon Ivory, an undrafted rookie from Alabama who signed with the team in May, has been arrested on first-degree burglary charges in Tuscaloosa, Ala. From the Tuscaloosa Police Department’s press release: Tuscaloosa police responded to a residence in the 1700 Block...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 4:36 PM - Permalink
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has donated $1 million to help build an American Cancer Society Hope Lodge in Houston. Jones’ donation, which is through The Gene and Jerry Jones Family Foundation, is the largest gift to date toward the fundraising challege issued by Texans owner Bob McNair...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 4:21 PM - Permalink
The tabloid US Weekly reported Tuesday that Texans star J.J. Watt and tennis player Caroline Wozniacki are an item. However, a source close to Watt has told the Chronicle’s John McClain that the report is not true. Watt and Wozniacki sat next to each other at April’s NCAA men’s...
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Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at 12:07 PM - Permalink
Texans fans may be entering next season with some optimism thanks to the seven-win improvement the team posted in 2014. However, ESPN doesn’t necessarily share that outlook. ESPN’s Insider on Tuesday unveiled its NFL Future Power Rankings, which projects which NFL franchises are in the...
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Monday, June 29, 2015 at 12:21 PM - Permalink
When he’s not scoring goals in pick-up hockey games, Texans star J.J. Watt apparently also provides bouncer services at concerts. Watt posted the following video on his Twitter account Monday morning from a Zac Brown Band concert with this message: “Nobody messes with...
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Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 1:30 PM - Permalink
J.J. Watt is a man of many talents. When he’s not racking up sacks and NFL Defensive Player of the Year honors, the fifth-year pro is chipping in on the offensive side of the ball, doubling as a touchdown-catching tight end. Off the field, Watt can do anything from convincing you to buy a...
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Friday, June 26, 2015 at 1:56 PM - Permalink
The Chronicle’s John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss a reinvigorated Arian Foster and the running back competition on the depth chart below him...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 8:36 PM - Permalink
Shortly after Tuesday night’s shocking report by Denver radio host Benjamin Allbright that the Broncos attempted to trade quarterback Peyton Manning to the Texans, people from both teams stepped in to quash the rumor. Patrick Smyth, the Broncos’ Vice President of Public Relations,...
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at 6:37 PM - Permalink
Texans star J.J. Watt is a freak on the field. That has undeniable over the years. Off the field, Watt’s eating regimen appears fairly mind-boggling as well, as he estimated his daily food intake is between 6,000 to 9,000 calories covering five to six meals a day...
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Monday, June 22, 2015 at 8:30 AM - Permalink
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss the team’s quarterback situation and who they think is in the driver’s seat to be the starting QB at training camp. • • •...
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Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 1:55 PM - Permalink
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss star defensive end J.J. Watt and his emergence as a team leader in recent years...
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Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 11:41 AM - Permalink
The name will last as long as Jaelen Strong lives. John Rankin. Jaelen’s father and biggest supporter. Big John, who stood 6-8, starred in college basketball at Drexel, then rose higher as a respected Philadelphia police detective. Rankin’s name is tattooed on Jaelen’s chest and...
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Friday, June 19, 2015 at 11:44 AM - Permalink
The Texans’ quarterback situation has been called many things over the years. Now, one analyst has dubbed Houston the worst NFL franchise in history when it comes to quarterbacks. NFL Media’s Elliot Harrison unveiled his rankings, with these qualifiers: A) The three passers for each...
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Friday, June 19, 2015 at 10:14 AM - Permalink
The Bum Phillips All-American Opera is coming to Houston. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Phillips being hired to coach the Oilers in 1975, the opera that premiered in New York and is a tribute to the life and coaching career of the Houston icon will be held Sept. 24 at the Stafford Centre...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 2:52 PM - Permalink
The Texans signed veteran cornerback Johnathan Joseph to a contract extension Thursday. Joseph, 31, was entering the last year of the five-year, $48.75 million deal he signed as a free agent in 2011. He was scheduled to earn $8.5 million this year. Joseph, who played his first four seasons with...
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Thursday, June 18, 2015 at 9:26 AM - Permalink
Bill O'Brien is a popular coach with his players Thursday. After the Texans put in so much hard work during 10 OTAs and the first two days of minicamp, O'Brien canceled the last day of the team’s offseason workouts. The players get an early vacation. They report back the last week of...
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:26 PM - Permalink
Maurice Jones-Drew was back on the football field Wednesday. However, the ex-Jacksonville running back wasn't suiting up for the Texans. He was a guest of O'Brien while representing RADD3, a company based in San Francisco. "They're just going to show us a product that they've...
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Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 8:25 PM - Permalink
Opportunity separates the Texans and Tennessee for Nate Washington. On April 1, Washington signed a one-year deal with the Texans. The veteran wide receiver has recently been turning heads at mini-camp. Coach Bill O'Brien is among those impressed. "I think he's had a good spring,"...
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