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Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 11:07 AM - Permalink
Frustrated Texans fans have latched on to quickly faded names of the forgotten. Talk radio, Twitter and the internet proudly hold up the team’s surreal 2013 draft as proof that general manager Rick Smith should immediately be fired or reassigned – a rumor that briefly became a faux...
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Friday, April 24, 2015 at 10:06 AM - Permalink
I like sane football talk. You too? Great. My favorite conversations about the Texans are from people who pay attention closely to the team but also have a feel for the context of where the Texans fit into the NFL as a whole. Some of this sort of talk is on the radio, podcasts, video, […]...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 3:23 PM - Permalink
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss the team’s options with the No. 16 overall pick in the first round of the NFL draft...
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Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 1:41 PM - Permalink
Only one week remains before the NFL draft in Chicago and the Chronicle’s John McClain has revised his mock draft yet again. McClain has a significant change of heart as to whom the Texans will pick at No. 16. Click on the gallery above to see McClain’s first-round forecast for all 32...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:18 PM - Permalink
Amid much pomp and circumstance (does any other league hype the announcement of a schedule as much as the NFL), the 2015 NFL schedule was released Tuesday night. John McClain already broke down the Texans’ weekly schedule. Now, we take a look at the league as a whole and give you the 17...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 12:52 PM - Permalink
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss the team’s quarterback situation and whether they’ll draft another QB...
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 11:07 AM - Permalink
As he has been wont to do this offseason, Texans star J.J. Watt took in a high-profile event Tuesday night, sitting courtside for Game 2 of the Rockets’ playoff series against the Dallas Mavericks. Once the Rockets’ 111-99 victory was in the books, Watt then unleashed some dance moves...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 7:55 PM - Permalink
After hosting Kansas City in the regular-season opener at NRG Stadium on Sept. 13, the Texans have to wait until Oct. 8 — the fifth game of the season �" for receiver Andre Johnson's homecoming game. Johnson, who played 12 seasons for the Texans before being released and...
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:32 AM - Permalink
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss J.J. Watt’s upcoming season and the impact veteran nose tackle Vince Wilfork will have on the 2014 AP Defensive Player of the Year...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:59 PM - Permalink
Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith recap the first day of offseason conditioning workouts Monday at NRG Stadium...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:59 PM - Permalink
The first question for Texans third-year receiver DeAndre Hopkins was about Andre Johnson’s departure. “No comment,” said Hopkins, following the team’s first day of offseason conditioning workouts Monday at NRG Stadium. Hopkins later issued another no comment when...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:27 PM - Permalink
Vince Wilfork has what J.J. Watt wants �" Super Bowl rings. The Texans can't wait to see Watt and Wilfork line up next to each other. While Wilfork was winning another Super Bowl ring in New England's victory over Seattle, Watt was earning a second NFL Defensive Player of...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 at 1:05 PM - Permalink
Duane Brown’s standard beard had been trimmed and the seven-year left tackle acknowledged he felt and looked lighter. There was a reason for Brown’s new appearance. While the three-time Pro Bowler still weighs 312 pounds and hasn’t lost any of the mass he intentionally added last...
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Monday, April 20, 2015 at 12:49 PM - Permalink
The Texans reported for the first day of their offseason program Monday, and new nose tackle Vince Wilfork was the first player to meet with the media. The Texans wanted Wilfork for two reasons �" his performance on the field and his ability to help lead his teammates. Asked what...
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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 9:39 PM - Permalink
The heat hasn’t hit yet. The saturation hasn’t begun. But Allen Parkway is heading one way, Memorial Parkway the other and Alfred Blue isn’t going anywhere. The second-year Texans running back is stuck. The steep hill Blue has been sprinting up, down and around only seems taller...
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Sunday, April 19, 2015 at 9:21 PM - Permalink
The Texans begin their nine-week, voluntary offseason program today when they report for phase one — strength and conditioning and physical rehabilitation. The only mandatory part of the offseason program is the three-day minicamp (June 16-18). At no point during the offseason program can...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 at 9:17 PM - Permalink
As soon as veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson was linked with the Indianapolis Colts during free agency, frustrated Texans fans assumed he was trying to get back at his old team. Johnson insisted Friday that wasn’t the case. He joined Indy because he believes the Andrew Luck-led Colts give...
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Friday, April 17, 2015 at 12:36 AM - Permalink
Is the third time the charm for the Chronicle’s John McClain? The third incarnation of his mock draft has plenty of moving pieces, including who the Texans tab. Click on the gallery above to see The General’s third mock draft...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 4:21 PM - Permalink
That whole J.J. Watt sitting next to tennis star Caroline Wozniacki that got the Twitterverse fired up during last week’s Final Four? Apparently the duo continue to enjoy each other’s company. The Texans’ star defensive end and Wozniacki recently were spotted together in Fisher...
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at 12:55 PM - Permalink
Wade Smith, who started every game at left guard for the Texans from 2010 to 2013 and went to the Pro Bowl in 2012, announced his retirement from the NFL on Tuesday via his Instagram account: Our founder Wade Smith announced his retirement today. We are proud to celebrate his successful career with...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 at 6:17 PM - Permalink
Two weeks from Thursday, the Texans will be picking during the middle of the first round of the NFL draft. So what has history told us about the No. 16 pick? You can find an immortal of the sport at that spot, or a guy who’ll be utterly forgotten in a matter of a few […]...
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Monday, April 13, 2015 at 10:01 AM - Permalink
On Monday morning, Texans star J.J. Watt announced that he has signed with shoe company Reebok in the most J.J. way possible. Watt posted a video of him making a 61-inch box jump, besting the jump he attempted earlier this year. Watt's video announced his new partnership with the Reebok brand...
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Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3:23 PM - Permalink
Add veteran tight end James Casey to the list of former Texans players and coaches to R.S.V.P. for the Gary Kubiak reunion in Denver. Casey, who was drafted by the Texans in the fifth round of the 2009 draft out of Rice, played the first five seasons of his career in Houston before spending 2013-14...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 4:14 PM - Permalink
The Texans announced their four-game preseason schedule Thursday afternoon, with a visit from their former coach highlighting the slate. Houston’s four exhibition games will be against San Francisco and Denver at NRG Stadium before closing with road contests at New Orleans and Dallas. The New...
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Thursday, April 9, 2015 at 12:54 PM - Permalink
The second version of this year’s mock draft has seen some shuffling in the first round, including the Texans’ projected pick. Click on the gallery above to see John McClain’s second mock draft...
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