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Texans HC Bill O’Brien starts charity swear jar for cursing on ‘Hard Knocks’

When mama isn’t happy then nobody’s happy. So when Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien’s mother wasn’t happy with all his cursing on HBO’s Hard Knocks, he had to do something to get back in her good graces. He didn’t stop swearing, but he has started a swear jar, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. The proceeds from the jar will benefit the Texans’...
Via The Sports Daily
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Stevie Brown, Alan Bonner Headline Texans' Trim to 75

Despite what seemed to be a solid preseason performance for the Houston Texans, safety Stevie Brown was cut by the team last Friday. Brown was just the first of many as Houston prepared to cut their roster down to 75 players.The players cut by Houston on Monday are as follows:Alan Bonner (WR)Jace Davis (WR)Travis Labhart (WR)Anthony Denham (TE)Aaron Adams (OL)Cody White (OL)Bryan...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Texans cut LB Tarpinian as part of moves to reach 75-man limit

Linebacker Jeff Tarpinian, who spent most of the last two seasons as a member of the Houston Texans, was among the players released Tuesday as the team got down to the NFL-mandated 75-player limit. The moves were reported by the Houston Chronicle. Tarpinian, who signed an extension with the team in the offseason, led the Texans in special-teams tackles last season with 12. In all...
Via Fox Sports
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Bill O'Brien: Texans running game 'too inconsistent'

With star running back Arian Foster out for the foreseeable future after having surgery on his injured groin in August, the Houston Texans have turned to turned to backups Alfred Blue, Chris Polk, Kenny Hilliard and Jonathan Grimes. Through three games, the Texans rank 13th in the preseason in rushing, averaging 99.7 yards per game, but just 2.8 yards per run. Hilliard, who is filling...
Via Fox Sports
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Vince Wilfork rocks nothing but suspenders on 'Hard Knocks'

A lot of good stuff has been happening on the latest season of HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” but the best episode of the series may be airing on Tuesday night. Apparently those who tune in will be treated to Houston Texans defensive lineman Vince Wilfork wearing suspenders with very little — if anything — on underneath them. How well is @wilfork75 adjusting to life in Texas? ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Houston Texans: Player Most Likely To Break Out In 2015

Replacing Andre Picking a rookie wide receiver as a breakout star in 2015 seems almost a little too obvious after the success of Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans, Kelvin Benjamin, Jordan Matthews, Brandin Cooks - the list goes on. But the Houston Texans really need someone to step it up after the loss of long-time star wideout Andre Johnson and his 147 targets, 85 receptions last...
Via Football Nation
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Outstanding Player of the Game - Week 3 (Preseason): Jaelen Strong

Jaelen Strong’s Stats:Targets: 7Receptions: 5Reception Yards: 40Touchdowns: 1Strong came into the game during the Texan’s second offensive drive with the second team offense and continued to play for six straight drives until he finally let up his playing time in the third quarter. Currently, Strong is trying to make the case to be the second or third string wide receiver along...
Via Pro Football Spot
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Texans Cut 9 Players

The Houston Texans have begun the process of trimming their roster down to 75 players on Monday, according to John McClain, by cutting nine players including: WR Travis Labhart OT Bryan Witzmann G Cody White WR Alan Bonner OT Aaron Adams LB Jason Ankrah DL Chris Neild WR Jace Davis DE Cameron McLeod Houston also placed ... The post Texans Cut 9 Players appeared...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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J.J. Watt 'heartbroken' over Jennifer Aniston's marriage

It’s on to the next chapter for J.J. Watt. Watt has a not-so-secret celebrity crush on actress Jennifer Aniston, so news of her recent marriage to actor Justin Theroux caught the Houston Texans defensive end off guard, to say the least. “She got married a couple weeks ago,” Watt joked Sunday during Houston’s preseason game against the New Orleans Saints when FOX sideline...
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Texans DB Charles James plays RB, has 73-yard TD nullified by penalty

Houston Texans cornerback Charles James had a brief moment of glory in Sunday's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints. James, an undrafted cornerback who has played in reserve duty, got an opportunity to show off his versatility at running back. He didn't disappoint. Coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith discussed giving James a chance to play running back, which...
Via Fox Sports
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Was Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins Robbed Of A Touchdown?

In the first quarter of Sunday's preseason game against the New Orleans Saints it looked like Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had made a tremendous catch while being interfered with for a touchdown. The refs called it incomplete, but the Texans challenged the call. In the end, the call was upheld with the refs saying he didn't have control of the ball (because he shifted...
Via FatManWriting
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WATCH: Houston Texans RB Alfred Blue With The One-Yard Dive Into The End Zone Against New Orleans

The Houston Texans are facing two huge question marks on offense this season: (1) can Brian Hoyer get the job done, and (2) will there be a running game without Arian Foster? Time will tell on Hoyer, but there are signs that make it appear as if the running game might be able to survive until Arian Foster can play.When guys make one-yard dives into the end zone like Alfred Blue did...
Via FatManWriting
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Houston Texans DT J.J. Watt Is Playing Catch With Fans Before Saints Game--Including Some In The Upper Deck!

There is a very good reason why Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt is such a popular guy. Yes, there is his talent and all the havoc he can bring down on opposing offenses. However, you would think that would endear him to Houston fans while the opposition should hate him--but they don't.Maybe it's because he is so fan friendly whether the fans are Houston fans or not. Prior...
Via FatManWriting
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Stevie Brown Cut by Houston Texans

A lot of positions for the Houston Texans look very strong and solid, but there's one that still has a lot of question marks: The safeties.The Safety Offseason In Houston: March 12th: Rahim Moore signs with the Texans. May 1st: Stevie Brown signs with the Texans. May 11th: 2013 second-round draft pick D.J. Swearinger is waived by the Texans. June 2nd: Cornerback Andre Hal starts...
Via Pro Football Spot
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Lindsey Pelas, Hot Instagram Model, Admits Crush On J.J. Watt (Photos)

Instagram model Lindsey Pelas. J.J. Watt has a problem on his hands. Watt is rumored to be dating tennis star Caroline Wozniacki, but another celebrity (of sorts) has her eye on the Houston Texans defensive end: Instagram model Lindsey Pelas. Pelas, who has more than two million followers on Instagram, recently told TMZ sports she has a crush on Watt. She described him as “tall...
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Playboy model Lindsey Pelas wants a piece of JJ Watt

    JJ Watt is a man in demand. Even one of the hottest girls on Instagram wants a piece of him. Model Lindsey Pelas, who has posed for Playboy, was spotted by TMZ at LAX recently. The cameraman noted the model’s Dodgers cap and asked whether she thought any of the players were cute. Pelas then used that as an opportunity to mention her crush on Watt, who she acknowledged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett missed Texans practice after oversleeping

    Ryan Mallett missed Houston Texans practice on Thursday, three days after he was beat out for the starting quarterback job by Brian Hoyer. No reason was given for Mallett’s absence, though head coach Bill O’Brien did say the former Arkansas QB was expected to be at practice on Friday. Now we know what happened. According to the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain,...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans position preview: Quarterbacks

Johnny Manziel and Brian Hoyer At last, Houston Texans’ Head Coach Bill O’Brien has named a starting quarterback for the season. All summer I was raving about Ryan Mallett, claiming that he would get the starting job. Well I am here to eat my words. O’Brien named Brian Hoyer as the starting quarterback for the Texans this season. Though I favored Mallett over Hoyer, I think...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett angry about losing starting Texans QB job

The Houston Texans, after their second preseason game, have decided on who will be the starting quarterback for the team. And the winner? Brian Hoyer, who signed with the team in the offseason and beat out Ryan Mallett for the job. And if you think for a second that Mallett isn’t emotional about the decision … well, you’re dead wrong: “Disappointed? Yeah,” Mallett...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans name Brian Hoyer starting quarterback

The Houston Texans entered 2015 with a quarterback competition between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett. The Texans had signed Hoyer during free agency to compete with Mallett who the team had traded for prior to the 2014 season. On Monday morning, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network provided an update on the quarterback competition. Sources: The #Texans have named Brian Hoyer as their...
Via EndZoneScore
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans QB situation quickly turning into a nightmare

After Saturday’s preseason game against the Denver Broncos, the Houston Texans quarterback situation looks like a nightmare. If forced to name a starting quarterback between Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer after how terribly each one performed, head coach Bill O’Brien would likely answer “none of the above.” While Mallett, who started for the Texans, completed five of seven...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Review: Hard Knocks Houston Texans episode two

“Rick Ross woooooo.” “All over that like stink on ****.” Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien is on his way to being one of the more unexpected Hard Knocks legends. Guys like Rex Ryan, Bryan Cox and Chad Johnson you could see it coming — with O’Brien I didn’t expect this level of entertainment. He’s engaging, provocative and most importantly is giving Ryan a run...
Via This Given Sunday
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien on Jadeveon Clowney: 'So far, so good'

Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is finally healthy enough to practice, and head coach Bill O’Brien is pleased with the second-year player’s progress through a few sessions. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, O’Brien explained that the team is steadily increasing Clowney’s workload each practice. O’Brien said: “We do a little bit...
Via Sportsnaut
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill O'Brien's mom taken aback by son's 'Hard Knocks' cursing

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien recently stated he was wary of having his parents — especially his mother, Anne — watch his performance in HBO’s “Hard Knocks,” mostly due to the fact they might witness some unsavory things coming out of his mouth as he coaches up his players. “She’s not going to be very happy with me,” O’Brien said. Despite his warning...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 days ago  |  Discuss

O'Brien's 'Hard Knocks' swearing got him in trouble with mom

It didn’t take long for Bill O’Brien’s pottymouth to be exposed on the season premiere of “Hard Knocks.” “When you (expletive) guys show up to practice tomorrow,” he said to his coaching staff in the first scene of the first episode, “they better be ready to (expletive) go.” Well, it’s not like O’Brien didn’t warn us. The Houston Texans head coach said ahead...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

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