Houston Texans News: September 29, 2016

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, September 29, 2016. Houston Texans News J.J. Watt of Houston Texans to injured reserve but vows, 'I will be back'J.J. Watt, who was put on injured reserve Wednesday, said in a tweet that he will face this injury with a positive attitude and promised fans, "I will be back." Are...
Via Battle Red Blog
21 minutes ago

Are the Texans to blame for J.J. Watt's injury?

J.J. Watt was on the path to the Hall of Fame. In his first six seasons in the NFL, he had posted 76 sacks, getting past the 70 sack threshold faster than anyone but Reggie White.At age 27, Watt should have been at the peak of his prodigious abilities.Now, we don’t know if he’ll ever be the same again. We don't honestly know if he'll ever play again.Watt was placed on injured...
Via FOX Sports
3 hours ago

Texans prepare for Titans without Watt

HOUSTON -- There was need to sugarcoat the harsh reality of what moving forward without All-Pro defensive end J.J. Watt will mean for the Texans, both in the short term with their first AFC South game on tap and from the extended view of maintaining their status as a postseason hopeful buoyed by their stout defense. The Texans (2-1) placed Watt on injured reserve Wednesday, a move...
Via FOX Sports
11 hours ago

Brian Cushing returns to practice, could play Sunday

The good news for the Texans, if there can be any on the day three-time defensive player of the year J.J. Watt landed on IR, is that linebacker Brian Cushing could be back in the lineup, as soon as Sunday. Cushing has returned to practice, two weeks and three days after injuring his MCL. “It’s…
Via Pro Football Talk
14 hours ago

Texans pueden sobrevivir sin JJ

El momento que todo aficionado de los Texans se concretó esta semana.
Via HoustonTexans.com
15 hours ago

Brock Osweiler, Texans have high standards

QB Brock Osweiler and the Texans continue to seek improvement.
Via HoustonTexans.com
16 hours ago

Houston Texans Rising: Benardrick McKinney

Taking a look at how the Texans’ inside linebacker got to where he is and what still lays in store for him. (Editor's Note: This piece was written prior to the news of J.J. Watt's latest injury and pending IR designation.) As TexansTakeaway pointed out Monday, Benardrick McKinney was the number one positive from Houston’s Thursday night game against the New England Patriots...
Via Battle Red Blog
16 hours ago

Houston Texans Injury News: Brian Cushing Returns To Practice

Hey, it’s a bit of good injury news for Texans fans. I can hardly believe it. It’s been a rough day. The good news is that there was some other Texans injury news today that didn’t involve the sidelining of one of the team’s defensive stars for an extended period of time. Brian Cushing, Duane Brown, Antonio Smith & Texans practiced inside NRG Stadium on Wednesday...
Via Battle Red Blog
17 hours ago

What can Houston Texans do without J.J. Watt? Time to find out

Now that it’s official the Houston Texans will be without J.J. Watt for the rest of the season, it’s time to see what this defense can do to remedy the loss of its best player. On Wednesday, Head Coach Bill O’Brien announced that Watt was placed on injured reserve and would miss the season after re-injuring his back in the team’s 0-27 loss to the New England Patriots in Week...
Via EndZoneScore
18 hours ago

Texans Quotes: September 28

Bill O'Brien, Romeo Crennel, Duane Brown, Jadeveon Clowney, Christian Covington, Brian Cushing, DeAndre Hopkins, Charles James, Johnathan Joseph, Brock Osweiler, John Simon, Antonio Smith and Devon Still spoke to the media on Wednesday.
Via HoustonTexans.com
19 hours ago

A Low Wattage Season For Texans

Sadly for Houston Texans fans and NFL fans in general, defensive end J.J. Watt was placed on injured reserve with a back injury. The league may be without Watt for the rest of the season, and that obviously does not bode well.
Via Sports On Earth
19 hours ago

Texans place J.J. Watt on IR, sidelining him for at least 8 weeks

The Houston Texans will be without their best defensive player for at least eight weeks, if not more. The team announced Wednesday that it has officially placed J.J. Watt on injured reserve due to a back injury, which he re-injured Tuesday. In his place, the Texans have signed defensive end Antonio Smith.Watt was coming off of back surgery, which he underwent in the offseason. Being...
Via FOX Sports
22 hours ago

Texans place star DE JJ Watt on injured reserve

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have placed star defensive end J.J. Watt on injured reserve. The move came Wednesday, one day after a person familiar with Watt's condition told The Associated Press he had re-injured his back and that the Texans expect him to be sidelined until at least December - and possibly the entire season. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because...
Via Associated Press
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Offensive Line Woes

The Texans rank near the bottom of the league in total offense and scoring offense. They will stay there until the performance of the offensive line improves. Can it improve enough for the Texans to make a deep play-off run this year ? It can, but it won’t be easy. Obviously Duane Brown’s return is a key issue. Losing […] Houston Texans Offensive Line Woes - Toro Times...
Via Toro Times
23 hours ago

J.J. Watt placed on IR, reportedly expected to miss rest of 2016

The latest back injury that J.J. Watt suffered is as bad as initially feared, as the Houston Texans sent the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year to injured reserve on Tuesday. While the league’s new IR rules allow for a team to designate one player on the list to return later in the year, reports indicate the Texans are not optimistic about Watt playing again in 2016. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: J.J. Watt may miss remainder of season

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt reportedly has re-injured his back and could miss extended time, perhaps even the remainder of the season The Houston Texans had a rough week and on Tuesday, it didn’t get any better. They suffered their first loss on the field this season on Thursday and now have suffered an […] Houston Texans: J.J. Watt may miss remainder of season - Toro...
Via Toro Times
1 day ago

Houston's Watt re-injures back, could miss entire season

HOUSTON (AP) A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition says he has re-injured his back and the Houston Texans expect him to be out until at least December, and possibly the entire season. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday night on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't confirmed the injury. Watt missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: JJ Watt re-injures back, facing extended absence

After having back surgery earlier this year, there was speculation about whether J.J. Watt would be ready to start the season. The defensive star was cleared to play in Week 1, but could now be facing an extended absence. As reported by NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, Watt has re-injured his back and is potentially facing a lengthy stint on the sidelines. Sources: #Texans star DL JJ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jay Feely says NFL will not change kickoff rules this season

In the midst of a New England Patriots blowout victory over the Houston Texans on "Thursday Night Football," CBS dropped a bombshell. Jay Feely, who is CBS’ kicking expert (because apparently that’s a thing), said during the third quarter of Thursday’s broadcast that the NFL will not change the kickoff rule it implemented this season that moves touchbacks to the 25-yard line...
Via The Comeback
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Gronkowski to be active vs. Texans

The wait is over. New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski will make his 2016 debut against the Houston Texans on Thursday Night Football, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports. The All-Pro tight end missed the first two games of the season with an injured hamstring and was questionable to play this week after being limited in practice. How much he’ll actually play remains to be seen...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rob Gronkowski has good chance to play vs. Texans

The New England Patriots may be without Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo for Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans, but at least tight end Rob Gronkowski has a chance to make his 2016 season debut. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Gronkowski is a game-time decision and has a good shot at suiting up. #Patriots  TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring), who sat out the first...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How The Houston Texans Have Become A Force To Be Reckoned With

For the last few seasons, the AFC South has arguably been the laughingstock of the NFL. The division has failed to provide a powerhouse in the league for years, and has only one Super Bowl to its name, when Peyton Manning led the Indianapolis Colts over the Chicago Bears in 2007. Heading into 2016, it seemed as if the AFC South was finally gearing up to become a powerful division...
Via The Sports Quotient
7 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt says he considered retirement during the offseason

According to a video with Graham Bensinger on Bensinger’s YouTube Channel, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt said that he had considered retirement due to lack of function in his leg because of his injury. The reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year from 2015 retiring after arguably the best season he had ever played would have been a shocker for sure. However, he really...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill O'Brien jokes about sleeping in office to prepare for Pats

The New England Patriots have given the NFL’s other 31 times nightmares for the past two decades. As the most successful organization in pro football, they have likely also forced many a sleepless night for opposing head coaches. Though, former Pats offensive coordinator and current Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien may have thrown a monkey wrench into this whole narrative...
Via Sportsnaut
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Fuller sets Texans rookie receiving record

Will Fuller’s first season in the NFL is off to a good start. The first-round draft pick of the Houston Texans became just the second receiver in NFL history to record 100 receiving yards in each of his first two NFL games, joining DeSean Jackson as the only other receiver to manage the feat, according to Rotoworld. Fuller is also the first Texans rookie receiver to begin his career...
Via The Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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