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TEXANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Houston Texans favorites for Hard Knocks

HBO’s hit show Hard Knocks gives insight to NFL fans as their favorite team’s prepare for the upcoming season. Finalists for the 10th season of Hard Knocks are the Buffalo Bills, Houston Texans, and Washington Redskins with the Texans being the favorites to land the spot. ESPN.com’s John Keim was told the Redskins aren’t interested in being featured on the Hard Knocks...
Via EndZoneScore
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: J.J. Watt Stops to Talk Turtle With Young Fan After Practice

There is a reason why Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt is so popular. Yes, the main reason is because he is a beast on the gridiron; one of those rare players that is capable of taking over a game on his own, but that is not all. There have been plenty of guys that have been great players that were not nearly as popular. What set him apart and makes him so popular is that...
Via FatManWriting
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Houston Texans RB Steve Slaton Officially Retires From Football

Back in 2008 when the Houston Texans drafted running back Steve Slaton out of West Virginia in the third round they hoped he would become the running back of the future for the team. After his rookie season he appeared primed and ready to do just that with 1,282 yards on the ground and 377 in the passing game to go with 10 touchdowns as a rookie.However, a bout with fumble-itis led...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Preview of Houston Texans Depth Chart: Offense

Quarterback1. Ryan Mallett2. Brian Hoyer3. Tom Savage4. Kevin RodgersThe Houston Texans head into yet another offseason without knowing for sure who will become the starting quarterback Week 1. It looks as if another quarterback battle is brewing between the unproven Ryan Mallett and veteran Brian Hoyer. Bill O’Brien obviously believes in both of these guys after going out and...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texans reportedly the favorite to be featured on ‘Hard Knocks’

The Houston Texans are the favorites to be the subject of the upcoming edition of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” according to a report. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain reported that the Texans were one of the finalists for the show along with the Redskins and Bills. A separate report said the Redskins do not want to...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texans Favorites To Appear On ‘Hard Knocks’

The Houston Texans have reportedly emerged as the favorites to be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this August, according to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli and John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. ESPN Cleveland’s Tony Grossi proclaimed early Friday morning that the Texans, Redskins and Bills were each in the mix, but ESPN’s John Keim has since reported that Washington is not in...
Via Gridiron Grit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans have made the final three for this awesome HBO hit

The Houston Texans have appeared on the HBO’s Hard Knocks before, but never as the featured team, this could be the year they find themselves being that highlighted team. Rumor has it, the Texans are among three finalists that are the favorite to host the show. Texans may be appearing on Hard Knocks for the first time. They're 1 of 3 teams being considered. Could be announced...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Texans One of Three Finalists for HBO ‘Hard Knocks’

The Houston Texans are reportedly on the short list to be featured on HBO’s popular series “Hard Knocks” for the 2015 season. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reported this news, per a source: “Owner Bob McNair said at the NFL meetings in March he was considering a Texans appearance on the 10th “Hard Knocks,” but at the time, there was speculation that Cleveland...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Release Veteran OT Tyson Clabo

The Houston Texans announced Thursday that they have released veteran OT Tyson Clabo. The Houston Texans have released Tyson Clabo. — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) May 21, 2015 Clabo, 33, signed a two-year, $2.4 million contract with the Texans back in July of last year. He would have made a base salary of $900,000 for the ... The post Texans Release Veteran OT Tyson Clabo appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans have high expectations for Brandon Brooks

The Houston Texans may have some uncertainty along the offensive line with the departure of veteran center Chris Myers, but head coach Bill O'Brien is confident with what he'll be getting from right guard Brandon Brooks.O'Brien told Texans' season ticket holders that he's expecting big things from Brooks this season."Brandon Brooks has come back in here in great shape," O'Brien said...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt shows off horrifying photo of ghastly leg bruise

  If there’s one thing to know about J.J. Watt, it’s that he lives his life at full speed.   After all, this is a guy who can do 61-inch box jumps and seems to enjoy playing with blood streaming down his face. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Houston Texans defensive end’s contribution to “Throwback Thursday” might a little intense. That said...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans star J.J. Watt receives top ranking that was anything but a surprise

J.J. Watt is no question the best player in the league at his position, but that’s not all. Just yesterday when Pro Football Focus released the top 10 of their Top-101 NFL player rankings, Watt surpassed them all. Coming in at No.1, everything that Watt does for the Houston Texans is being fully credited. Here is Pro Football Focus doing the best they can to put Watt’s greatness...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans coach O'Brien turns his attention to center

The Houston Texans are in the market for a new starting center after releasing seven-year starter Chris Myers earlier in the offseason.Luckily for head coach Bill O'Brien, a few candidates are already in place on the roster.“Right now, there’s Ben Jones who has basically been out there during our coaching sessions during Phase 1 and Phase 2 and he’s done a good job," O'Brien...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeff Garcia is Back in the NFL--as an Assistant Coach for the St. Louis Rams

Jeff Garcia is one of the many guys that wanted to keep playing at the end of his career, but the NFL had something else in mind. At 43 there were rumors that there may have been some interest in him, but nothing ever panned out. He last played in 2010 for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League, but was last on a roster in 2011 (Houston Texans).At the tender age of 45...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

This Could Be the Last Great Season from Arian Foster

Arian Foster, the undrafted, four-time Pro Bowl selection has been the back bone of the Houston Texans offense for six seasons. 65 touchdowns, 6,309 rushing yards and 2,041 receiving yards. And, last season, he even threw a touchdown pass to CJ Fiedorowicz. And, here is both the most impressive and depressing part of it all: He's only played two full, 16-games seasons.Injuries will...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney on track in rehab

Jadeveon Clowney had a disappointing rookie season for the Houston Texans in 2014 after being selected first overall out of the University of South Carolina. Clowney is still recovering from knee surgery, but head coach Bill O’Brien is optimistic about Clowney for the 2015 season. Clowney played in just 4 games his rookie season and made only 5 tackles and did not record a sack...
Via EndZoneScore
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien ‘Impressed’ With Jadeveon Clowney, Says He’s ‘On the Right Track’

After missing all but four games during a frustrating injury-plagued rookie season, some were already labeling Houston Texans edge rusher Jadeveon Clowney a draft bust. But last year’s No. 1 overall pick is “on the right tack,” according to head coach Bill O’Brien. “I’ve been impressed with the way JD’s been working,” O’Brien said, via the team’s official website...
Via Gridiron Grit
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill O’ Brien’s son is more worried about Clowney than he is

With training camp right around the corner and the regular season inching closer the Houston Texans are very hopeful that former No.1 overall pick in 2014 Jadeveon Clowney will be fully ready to go. It would be huge for Clowney to make it back onto the field in time to compliment the pass-rush abilities of J.J. Watt. If Clowney can return to his outside linebacker role fully recovered...
Via cover32
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Swearinger Interest May Not Be Much More Than A Failed Waiver Claim

Last week, the Houston Texans released their former 2013 second-round draft pick, D.J. Swearinger, a safety prospect that the Pittsburgh Steelers had shown interest in before selecting safety Shamarko Thomas later in the draft in the fourth round. We also learned that the Steelers were among eight teams that submitted a waiver claim on him. […] Swearinger Interest May Not Be Much...
Via Steelers Depot
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans State of the Roster: Running Back

Houston Texans State of the Roster:Wide ReceiverQuarterbackTight EndThe NFL may now be a passing league, but there is often nothing more valuable than a dominant running attack. Converting on third-and-short, barreling into the end zone, taking the pressure off the quarterback, setting up play-action, and sometimes making a crowd-igniting play are all what the league’s best backs...
Via Pro Football Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans sign S Stevie Brown

Stevie Brown, a 2010 7th round pick, played just 151 snaps combined in 2010 and 2011, but had a breakout year in 2012, grading out as Pro Football Focus’ 27th ranked safety. Unfortunately for him, he tore his ACL and missed his entire contract year in 2013 and was forced to settle for a one year deal back with the Giants to rehab his value. His 2014 season was a mixed bag. He...
Via The Football Fan Spot
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans’ QB Brian Hoyer: Re-Learning Bill O’Brien’s Offense Like “Getting Back on the Bike”

Quarterback Brian Hoyer may be new to the Houston Texans, but he’s already quite familiar with head coach Bill O’Brien. The two worked together from 2009 until 2011 when O’Brien was the New England Patriots’ quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator and Hoyer worked as Tom Brady’s backup. And as he said to HoustonTexans.com’s Deepi Sidhu on Monday, re-learning O’Brien’s...
Via Sportsnaut
11 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger says goodbye to Texans

The odd situation regarding former Houston Texans second-round pick D.J. Swearinger took another turn on Monday. According to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport, the starting safety was informed by Houston that he will not return to the team in 2015. The club had apparently tried to trade Swearinger, but there weren’t any takers. This means that an outright release is probably in the...
Via Sportsnaut
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Three biggest additions to the Houston Texans for 2015

The Houston Texans made multiple free agent signings and then drafted/ and signed seven players. There is also a list of 16 undrafted free agents that the Texans have signed. Obviously there isn’t room on the 53-man roster for all of these players, but I expect at least a couple of the undrafted players to remain on the roster, and if not, be signed to the practice squad. Looking...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork on Houston BBQ: 'We have a GOOD problem'

Vince Wilfork appears to have traded in his old barbecue smoker for a shiny, new Houston model. The former New England Patriots defensive tackle elected to sign with the Houston Texans this offseason, and he’s already taking advantage of his new locale. Houston, we have a problem...a good problem!!!! Man, we are in trouble now @Pitmaker!!!!! http://t.co/mT89WHlJrp — Vince...
Via NESN.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss
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