Found September 03, 2013 on State of the Texans:
Receiver DeAndre Hopkins passed last stage of the concussion protocol and is cleared to play$ — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) September 3, 2013   Houston Texans rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has passed his last phase of the concussion protocol, and is now cleared to return to the field. Hopkins was injured against the Miami Dolphins late in the first quarter, after his head hit the ground after a reception across the middle. He sat out the final two preseason games, and it seems like the Texans played it safe with Hopkins not to return to the field too early. Hopkins is penciled in to start opposite Andre Johnson week one in San Diego, which will be the first time since 2007 someone other than Kevin Walter will be starting. DeAndre Hopkins on Saturday on the Clemson sideline. It is a welcomed sight for Hopkins to be ready, especially after seeing Hopkins on national television on the sidelines of the Clemson and Georgia game looking fine.

Texans Bring Back Nate Menkin

Texans signing nate menkin to practice squad per league source — Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) September 3, 2013   The Houston Texans have brought back offensive tackle Nate Menkin to the practice squad. Menkin was waived after the final cuts to get the roster down to the league mandated 53 man roster. Menkin was acquired via trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for wide receiver...

DeAndre Hopkins Finally Passes Concussion Test

Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins finally has passed his concussion test, according to ProFootballTalk.Fantasy Spin:Hopkins should be ready to go for the season opener, but rookies who miss a lot of practice time don't get big roles in the offense. He'll likely be eased into the slot opposite Andre Johnson and should have a much better second half of the season.

Touches and Targets: Ben Tate among those with expected jump in workload; should produce vs. San Diego

Each week on Wednesday we’ll be reviewing the action from the previous week, highlighting notable touch and target counts that may lead to actionable fantasy moves and we’ll also be previewing situations where players may find themselves in line for a more significant workload. Last year was a quiet one for Ben Tate as he was limited to just 65 carries over 11 games to due injury...

Texans restructured Andre Johnson’s contract

According to Tania Ganguli of,  in order for the Texans to sign linebacker Brian Cushing to his new six-year extension,  Andre Johnson agreed to restructure his contract. In order to free the salary-cap space to sign Cushing, the team restructured receiver Andre Johnson’s deal to reduce a $10.5 million salary this year to $5 million in base salary and $5.5 million in...

Player Spotlight: Willie Jefferson

This week’s player spotlight is on an undrafted free agent that came in as a long shot and took full advantage of his opportunities by flashing time after time with his speed and explosion. He has been talked about all throughout training camp and now has made the final 53 man roster. In case you haven’t heard of him, his name is Willie Jefferson.   Willie Jefferson It’s not...

Ed Reed doubtful for Monday night

Even though Texans safety Ed Reed has been practicing, he’s doubtful (hip) for Monday night’s opener against the Chargers,  according to Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports. Ed Reed's hip still progressing well but very doubtful he plays Monday night for HOU. Future Hall of Fame safety should be back soon though — Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) September 4, 2013 It sounds...

Cushing signs extension with Texans

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has signed a six-year contract extension. A person familiar with negotiations confirmed the deal Tuesday night. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team has not made an announcement. The deal is reportedly worth more than $55 million. Cushing was in the last year of the deal he signed as a rookie in 2009. The 26-year...

Texans reportedly sign Brian Cushing to a 6-year extension

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter,  the Houston Texans have signed linebacker Brian Cushing to a six-year extension. Texans LB Brian Cushing is going to sign a 6 year extension today. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 3, 2013 It’s interesting that the Texans are willing to give Cushing an extension before he’s able to prove that his knee is OK after tearing his...

Texans LB Cushing signs 55M extension

HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing has signed a six-year, 55.6 million contract extension. General manager Rick Smith announced the deal on Wednesday, saying "it's a big day for the franchise." The deal includes 21 million guaranteed. Cushing was in the last year of the deal he signed as a rookie in 2009. The 26-year-old linebacker returned to...

Texans Restructure WR Andre Johnson’s Contract

John McClain reports that the Houston Texans restructured the contract of WR Andre Johnson on Tuesday. According to McClain, Johnson receives two $5.5 million bonuses. Johnson was scheduled to make $10.5 million for the 2012, but that figure has been reduced to $5 million. Johnson, 32, signed a seven-year contract worth $62.7 million with $48 million guaranteed back in 2010...

Stupid Move By Houston Texans Rookie Does Not Cost Him His Job

There are certainly players that an undrafted player like Houston Texans rookie A.J. Bouye should try to emulate. Terrell Owens is not one of them. The former University of Central Florida defensive back was one of the many players fighting for a job during Thursday night's preseason finale with the Dallas Cowboys. While he did make a good play on the ball in order to...

Ed Reed has been practicing

According to Tania Ganguli of,  safety Ed Reed participated in practice on both Monday and Tuesday. It looks like there’s a realistic chance Reed could be ready for  this coming Monday night’s opener against the Chargers.     Need NFL Tickets? Loading... ZergNet The post Ed Reed has been practicing appeared first on Pro Football Zone.

Antonio Smith buries the hatchet with Incognito

Defensive end Antonio Smith said today he forgives Miami guard Richie Incognito for instigating two incidents the last two seasons that caused him to be fined last year and suspended for the Texans’ Monday night opener at San Diego. Speaking for the first time since he was suspended for the last two preseason games and the first game of regular season Smith also said his biggest...

Antonio Smith forgives Richie Incognito for instigating two incidents

Houston Texans defensive end Antonio Smith said Sunday that he forgives Miami Dolphins guard Richie Incognito for instigating two incidents the last two seasons that caused him to be fined last year and suspended through the first game of the regular season. “Days after that situation, I just let it go,” Smith told the Houston Chronicle during an autograph signing. “I forgave...
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