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Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 12:48 PM - Permalink
Texans beat writer Brian T. Smith discusses quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer at OTAs and the Texans’ upcoming “Hard Knocks” season...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 8:56 PM - Permalink
When the Texans released long-time center Chris Myers, it left a hole in the middle Ben Jones is trying to fill. Jones has moved from left guard to center. "You want to have a good first day, just no mistakes, and today I worked at center and guard," Jones said. "Whenever I was at...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 6:05 PM - Permalink
Brian Hoyer began with the first team Wednesday. Split quarterback reps with Ryan Mallett followed, with Hoyer sometimes watching from the sideline as third-stringer Tom Savage and Mallett led the Texans’ offense during the first day of OTAs on Wednesday at NRG Stadium. For Hoyer, a...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:45 PM - Permalink
Ben Jones has long been a locker-room favorite and one of the Texans’ funniest players. He also has a serious side that shows through on the field and his dedication to the game. The 6-foot-3, 308-pound lineman blended both Wednesday during the first day of OTAs at NRG Stadium. Jones split...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 5:15 PM - Permalink
Some players dream of the playoffs or Pro Bowl. Others only eye the Super Bowl. Nose tackle Louis Nix? The second-year Texan has a much more limited but very realistic personal goal in 2015. “My goal this year, man, is to make it through a practice. That’s my goal,” said Nix,...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 4:59 PM - Permalink
The president of HBO Sports said Wednesday that the Texans represent all the elements that have helped define the "Hard Knocks" training camp series as a unique brand for sports and reality TV. Ken Hershman, who joined HBO Sports in early 2012 and will be involved with his fourth season...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 1:41 PM - Permalink
Ryan Mallett splitting reps with Brian Hoyer at quarterback during the Texans’ first OTA on Wednesday at NRG Stadium was expected. But the sight of Mallett, who is coming off pectoral surgery, going through a full practice was encouraging for the team. Mallett went through the entire session...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 12:09 PM - Permalink
The official announcement that the Texans will be on the upcoming season of HBO’s training camp documentary series “Hard Knocks” will come later this afternoon. However, we don’t have to wait to think about some of the things we’re interested in seeing when the cameras...
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Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 10:48 AM - Permalink
Texans owner Bob McNair thinks having the Texans on HBO's "Hard Knocks" should be good for the NFL's battered image because his players have successfully avoided controversies both on and off the field. "The last year has not been the best year for public relations for the...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 7:15 PM - Permalink
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick apologized Tuesday afternoon for a questionable Instagram post about the flooding that hit the greater Houston area late Monday and early Tuesday. Kaepernick has recently adopted the hashtag #7tormscoming as his mantra. He then invoked that in the...
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Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 8:52 AM - Permalink
The Texans have canceled their organized team activity Tuesday due to inclement weather in Houston. The team was scheduled to work out at NRG Stadium, with media availability following the session. Tuesday was set to mark the Texans’ first OTA for the 2015 season. The team’s other...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 6:42 PM - Permalink
On the field, the Texans are not sharp dressed men, according to this year’s ESPN Uni Watch power rankings. Houston checked in at 22nd among the NFL’s 32 teams. Here’s what Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas had to say about the Texans’ threads: Here we have the league’s...
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Friday, May 22, 2015 at 9:22 AM - Permalink
HBO wants the Texans to be featured on the 10th edition of the network's "Hard Knocks" series. It would be the Texans' first appearance on the series that runs on HBO in August. The Texans have been one of three finalists, but HBO prefers the Texans over Buffalo and Washington,...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 7:04 PM - Permalink
The Texans released backup offensive tackle Tyson Clabo on Thursday. Waiving Clabo, the swing tackle last season, leaves the Texans with three reserve tackles on the roster – veterans Jeff Adams and Will Yeatman – and Bryan Witzmann, who spent his rookie year (2014) on injured reserve...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 6:34 PM - Permalink
Former Texans running back Ben Tate is working out for the Dallas Cowboys, the National Football Post reported Thursday. Tate played for the Texans from 2011-13, rushing for 1,992 yards and 10 touchdowns. His best season in Houston was 2011, when he ran for 942 yards and scored four TDs. Tate, 26,...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 3:45 PM - Permalink
The NFL announced Thursday that the official date for Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium will be Feb. 5, 2017. "We are excited to now know the date, and the Houston Super Bowl LI host committee is proud and eager to lock in the countdown to kickoff," host committee chairman Ric Campo said in a...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:50 AM - Permalink
Chronicle Texans writers John McClain and Dale Robertson discuss J.J. Watt making the cover of Texas Monthly. <div style=”position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0px;”><iframe...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 11:11 AM - Permalink
The NFL Network is unveiling its annual countdown of the top 100 players in the league based on voting by the players. The Texans have their first representative in the survey, with running back Arian Foster checking in at No. 80. He is the 10th-ranked running back on the list, according to NFL...
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Thursday, May 21, 2015 at 10:39 AM - Permalink
Former Texans defensive end Antonio Smith, who played for the team from 2009-13, is being investigated for child abuse in Fort Bend County, TMZ reported early Thursday. Accoridng to the report, Fort Bend County district attorney John Healey confirmed its child abuse division is handling the case...
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Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at 1:05 PM - Permalink
Chronicle NFL writers John McClain and Dale Robertson discuss life after rehab for Cleveland Browns quarterback Johnny Manziel, the former Texas A&M star. http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2015/05/nfl-roundtable-video-mcclain-robertson-on-extra-point-changes/...
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Monday, May 18, 2015 at 7:42 PM - Permalink
Texans owner Bob McNair predicts radical changes to the extra-point attempt will come Wednesday when the owners vote on three proposals at the NFL meetings. McNair said he expects the owners to approve moving the line of scrimmage for extra-point kicks from the 2 to the 15 and to allow the defense...
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Friday, May 15, 2015 at 4:32 PM - Permalink
Houston Chronicle Texans writers John McClain and Dale Robertson discuss the Texans’ recent charity golf tournament...
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Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 3:46 PM - Permalink
Texans star J.J. Watt’s high-profile offseason also includes doing Arnold Schwarzenegger impersonations. Check out the video from Watt’s recent charity softball game. Watt’s impersonation left Schwarzenegger impressed: .@JJWatt, next time I have an offer to do voiceover work,...
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Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 11:52 AM - Permalink
Houston Chronicle Texans writers John McClain and Dale Robertson discuss the team’s rookie minicamp and how coach Bill O’Brien runs them. <div style=”text-align: center;”>• • •</div>...
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Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 1:29 PM - Permalink
Houston Chronicle NFL writers John McClain and Dale Robertson discuss Tom Brady and the Deflategate scandal...
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