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TEXANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Texans release rookie Ivory after burglary charges

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have released defensive lineman Brandon Ivory a day after he was charged in a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa. The team announced his departure on Thursday. The 23-year-old Ivory, a former Alabama standout, signed a free-agent contract with the Texans in May. Police said Wednesday that Ivory was arrested with a second man after two people said...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons why Whitney Mercilus will be merciless this season

"Under the radar" should be his nickname. The 24-year-old linebacker has three seasons behind him in red, white and blue. He's had a total of 122 combined tackles, 18 sacks and four forced fumbles. Last season he clocked 50 tackles, five sacks and two forced fumbles. That's obviously nothing compared to teammate J.J. Watt, but he would be an important piece in every defense in the...
Via Pro Football Spot
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Three tight ends for the Houston Texans that must take over in 2015

For many years the Texans had a go-to tight end on their roster that was a security blanket for whoever was lined up behind center. Last season, that seemed to be a lost position for the team; heck the most effective tight end was J.J. Watt on goal line situations. If the Texans want to take the leap to becoming a consistent playoff team, than the tight ends must have a strong contribution...
Via cover32
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texans’ Brandon Ivory arrested for burglary, agent confident he’ll be cleared

Houston Texans rookie defensive lineman Brandon Ivory is in a world of trouble less than a month before the team starts training camp – not a good way at all to begin your NFL career. On Wednesday, Ivory was arrested on charges of first degree burglary charges in an alleged  home invasion in Alabama that involved an assault trifle and a knife. Ivory’s agent Jeff Guerriero told...
Via Low Brow Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Football: The case for Arian Foster

1st, 3rd, 3rd, and 5th. In the four seasons that Arian Foster has started 13 or more games, those are his final resting spots in the running back rankings of standard scoring leagues. Foster is now entering the 2015 season with hopes to finish as a top-five running back for the fifth time in seven years. Many people are down on Foster due to factors such as his injury history, high...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans lineman Brandon Ivory charged in burglary

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Houston Texans defensive lineman Brandon Ivory has been charged in what police describe as a residential burglary in Tuscaloosa. Authorities say the 23-year-old Ivory, a former Alabama standout, was arrested with another man Wednesday after two people said a pair of men busted down a door and took two Apple iPads and cash. One of the suspects was allegedly...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans DL Brandon Ivory Arrested For First Degree Burglary

Texans DL Brandon Ivory has been arrested on first degree burglary charges by the Tuscaloosa Police Department in Alabama on Wednesday morning, per Alex Byington. Breaking: Former Alabama & Houston Texans DL Brandon Ivory arrested on first degree burglary charge by TPD. pic.twitter.com/t9pX2YhlQM — Alex Byington (@abyingtonTD) July 1, 2015 Accompanied by one other suspect,...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jerry Jones Donates $1 Million to Bob McNair’s Cancer Support Facility

Houston Texans’ Owner Bob McNair, who has recently received a clean bill of health after battling cancer this past year, started an initiative to build “Hope Lodge” in Houston. The facility is associated with the American Cancer Society and will cover the expenses of people traveling to the facility to receive cancer treatments. McNair brought forth the challenge that for every...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans forgotten star, poised for a comeback year in 2015

The Texans made some big offseason moves on the defensive side of the ball, including former All-Pro lineman Vince Wilfork. He will definitely be a help anchoring down the middle of the line, and free up some double teams for JJ Watt. As big of an addition as Wilfork may be, and including getting Jadeveon Clowney back from knee surgery, the biggest returning factor is that of Brian...
Via cover32
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FB Prosch ready to lead way for Texans in 2015

After a rookie season in which he appeared in all 16 games helping to lead the way for Arian Foster, Houston Texans fullback Jay Prosch enters his second year in the NFL far more comfortable in his role. “When I got here was kind of a shock with the amount of information and stuff there is to know,"Prosch said, via State of the Texans. “I was overwhelmed and during the season...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston's Ballentine out to prove he's more than 'Mr. Irrelevant'

Houston Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine has already made a name for himself in NFL circles. It's just not the one he wants. Ballantine was taken with the No. 256 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft, earning him the annual "Mr. Irrelevant" title given to last player selected each year. But before Ballentine had a chance to prove he belonged in the NFL, his rookie season was cut short. The...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: J.J. Watt Gets His First Sack of the Year at a Zac Brown Concert

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt played security guard this weekend when he leaped up on stage at a Zac Brown concert to “sack” a fan who rudely interrupted the concert. Here’s Watt in action coming to the rescue. Nobody messes with @zacbrownband pic.twitter.com/bS3Rat13xP — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) June 29, 2015 Watt basked in the glory of his sack for a moment before...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney must balance expectations in recovery

There’s no doubt that the Houston Texans want to see Jadeveon Clowney live up to his status as their No. 1 pick in the 2014 NFL draft. But they also likely want the linebacker to do that as soon as possible. And former NFL linebacker Brady Poppinga said in his latest Football By Football column that that’s exactly where Clowney could run into some trouble. While it’s certainly...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt 'tackles' stage crasher at Zac Brown Band show

The Zac Brown Band performed in concert at Summerfest in Milwaukee, Wisc., on Sunday and Houston Texans star — and Wisconsin native — J.J. Watt was not only at the concert but apparently was among the security staff charged with protecting the musicians. In an incident that obviously was staged — or at least sure...Read More The post J.J. Watt tackling stage crasher at Zac...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Texans Superstarr J.J. Watt Tackles Fan That Jumps on Stage at Zac Brown Band Concert

It is the off-season now. No more OTA's. No more mini-camps. No more football related stuff outside of some possible contract talk for the next couple weeks until training camp starts. Now if we are going to talk about our gridiron gladiators it is going to be because they are having a better vacation than we are or because they do something silly.Like tackle a concert goer that...
Via FatManWriting
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork ‘Sings’ During Karaoke Performance With His Wife (Video)

Vince Wilfork definitely should stick to his day job. The Houston Texans nose tackle and his wife, Bianca, took on the song “I’ll Be There for You/You’re All I Need to Get By” by Method Man and Mary J. Blige during a karaoke performance this weekend, but there was a little creative twist. Big Vince elected to take on Blige’s part, while Bianca rapped. Bianca Wilfork crushed...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: J.J. Watt scores goal during charity hockey event

http://t.co/HCjlrYMPa8 J.J. WATT?!? @BGHockeyClassic #BGHC15 — Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) June 27, 2015 J.J. Watt is no stranger to the rink, having played hockey at Pewaukee High School before becoming a pretty good football player. On Friday, Watt laced up the skates once more at his former school, the University of Wisconsin. Watt made an appearance...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

The trio of backs that make up the Houston Texans running game

Let’s face it, Arian Foster isn’t getting any younger, and his body will not magically be revived into 2010-form when he led the league with over 1600 yards rushing. For the majority of the Kubiak era, running the ball was the staple for success of the entire Texans offense. At its peak, the zone-read style opened up the field for play action, and counters all day. Those days...
Via cover32
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney: Balancing expectations, rehabilitation

A pretty safe case can be made that last year's hottest incoming NFL player is the one with the biggest question mark in 2015.  Jadeveon Clowney, last year's top overall pick, is trying to fight his way back from an injury-plagued first year that ended with microfracture surgery on his right knee.  It's very early in his promising career, but with great investment comes great expectation...
Via Football By Football
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Broncos tried to trade Peyton Manning this offseason

Just as the world has turned its attention to the 2015 NBA Draft, the NFL managed to have a gigantic story drop on Tuesday afternoon.   Benjamin Allbright a radio host in Denver (94.1 FM) and football expert, dropped this bombshell today: #Broncos attempted to trade Peyton Manning this off-season to the Houston #Texans per more than one source in position to know. (1/2) ...
Via Rumors and Rants
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Damaris Johnson Working to Make the Cut for the Houston Texans

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – SEPTEMBER 21: Damaris Johnson #13 of the Houston Texans celebrates scoring a 44-yard touchdown against the New York Giants in the third quarter at MetLife Stadium on September 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images) Despite re-signing with the Houston Texans in March, Damaris Johnson has a lot to prove during the offseason...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Careful--this Houston Texans Cheerleader Might Tap Dance Her Way into Your Heart

Guys--if you ever thought that all that tap dancing Gregory Hines did in that movie your girlfriend made you watch back in the day looked cool there may be a good reason to take a class or two. If you are lucky there may be one or two babes like this Houston Texans cheerleader (Madison) taking the class as well.Maybe she'll take pity on you and want to help you work on your moves...
Via FatManWriting
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Look To Avoid Distractions During Busy Training Camp

Houston Texans quarterbacks Ryan Mallett (15), Tom Savage (3) and Brian Hoyer (7) workout during NFL football minicamp, Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Levey) There will be plenty of storylines being played out come this fall during the Houston Texans training camp. An on-going quarterback battle, 2nd year head coach Bill O’Brien, Jadeveon Clowney’s recovery...
Via The Sports Journal
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: Was Johnathan Joseph’s contract extension the right move?

Jonathan Joseph The Houston Texans have decided to extend the contract of cornerback Johnathan Joseph. Though the terms of the deal have not been disclosed. Joseph was originally drafted by the Cincinnati Bengals back in 2006 as the No. 24 overall pick. Joseph stayed in Cincinnati for 5 years before heading to Houston in 2011.  Houston signed Joseph to a 5-year deal worth $48...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork Brings The Funny With ‘World’s Greatest Farter’ T-Shirt (Photo)

Vince Wilfork definitely is a world-class football player, but according to his attire Tuesday at the Houston Texans’ post-minicamp press conference, he might be elite in other areas of life, too — or is he? The defensive tackle approached the podium sporting a T-shirt that read “World’s greatest farter … I mean father.” Someone call the Guinness Book of World Records...
Via NESN.com
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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