MLB Commissioner loves Bartolo Colon; Arian Foster on NFL safety

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred has only been on the job for a few months, but so far, so good. His first smart move was moving all games on the final day of the regular season to a 3 p.m. ET start time to capitalize on maximum excitement while teams fight for playoff spots. Now he's weighing in on the debate about abolishing the designated hitter in the NL. Manfred...
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Top Five Houston Texans Players of All-Time

It's been 14 years since the Houston Texans entered the NFL. It's 14 years since David Carr became the first Texan ever drafted (no, he's not on the list). Their first season ended 4-12. The team's gone a long way since then, clinching two divisional championships.There's been a lot of good players, and a lot of not so good players. Here's my top five all-time Texans list:5) Matt...
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Texans will debut on HBO’s ‘Hard Knocks’ on August 11

HBO Sports and NFL Films announced Wednesday that the Houston Texans will be featured on the 10th season of ‘Hard Knocks.’ The one-hour show will kick off Tuesday, Aug. 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. The season finale is Sept. 8. “We are thrilled that the tenth edition of HARD KNOCKS will spotlight a team in a division that we have not featured previously...
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Report: Houston Texans Will Be the Featured Team on “Hard Knocks”

Official announcement is expected today that the Houston Texans will be the featured NFL team on the HBO series “Hard Knocks.” This is the first time the Texans will appear on the series which has been airing since 2001. Key storylines are likely to surround animated defensive end J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney who is recovering from micro-fracture knee surgery and the Texans...
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Texans players react to Houston floods

The Houston Texans cancelled the first day of OTAs on Tuesday after record flooding hit the city and many players took to social media to share their experiences with the inclement weather.Running back Arian Foster posted an Instagram video showing the street in front of his house completely submerged. Other players took time to express concern for the community after 11 inches...
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HBO wants Texans to be featured on Hard Knocks

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports HBO wants the Houston Texans as the NFL team featured on the 10th edition of the network’s “Hard Knocks” series. It would be the Texans’ first appearance on the series that runs on HBO in August. According to John McLain of the Houston Chronicle, HBO prefers the Texans over Buffalo and Washington.  The Bills have a new coach so they can’t...
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Arian Foster Shared Video on Instagram Showing His Entire Street Underwater

Colin Kaepernick may think that it is funny to make fun of the trouble people in Houston are having with flood waters due to some crazy, intense rain. He'll think it is even funnier when Vince Wilfork, J.J. Watt, and Jadeveon Clowney beat him senseless when the two teams meet in the preseason (if the 49ers even play Kaepernick).The water is bad enough that the Texans went ahead and...
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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...
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Arian Foster named to NFL's Top 100 list again

After missing the last year, Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is once again part of the NFL Network's Top 100 players countdown, based on voting by fellow NFL players. Foster, who ran for 1,246 yards and eight touchdowns last season, came in at No. 80 overall on the list. According to the NFL Network, he's the 10th-ranked back on the list. This is the four-time Pro Bowler...
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Ten players who could benefit due to PAT rule change

The NFL owners voted to approve a rule that will allow teams to either attempt an extra point from the 15-yard line or go for the two-point conversion from the two. While nothing major will change due to the new rule, it could spark some teams to go for two more frequently in an attempt to add that extra point. Here are 10 players who could benefit from the change. Jimmy Graham...
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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...
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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...
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Houston Texans RB Arian Foster Wishes the NFL Allowed Hockey-Style Fights

Trash talking is a part of every sport. Guys do it with hopes of getting in to an opponents head and taking them off of their game. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. Often times it continues unfiltered throughout the entire game. The NFL thinks it can stem the flow by flagging guys for getting too vulgar, but lets be real--it is never going to stop.Houston Texans running...
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Fantasy: Houston Texans players are a red flag on fantasy draft boards

In the most recent years the only Houston Texans players to be drafted in the earlier rounds of fantasy drafts everywhere were running back Arian Foster and former wideout Andre Johnson. With Johnson joining a star studded receiving core in Indy, Foster remains the lone wolf. Will there be a different Texan that comes off the board before either of those names? It doesn’t look...
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D.J. Swearinger: ‘So long’ Houston Texans

Safety D.J. Swearinger announced he was leaving the Houston Texans on his Instagram account early Monday morning. One heck of an opportunity #texannation I appreciate everything and the opportunity and memories!! It’s time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career!! So long #HOUSTONTEXANS A photo posted by Dj Swearinger (@jungleboi_swaggg) on May 11, 2015...
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PHOTO: Houston Texans RB Arian Foster Being Fan Friendly At Chipotle

There are times where it seems like Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is being aloof; like he can't be bothered with the trappings of fame. So at times he makes it pretty clear he could care less about the fame and just wants to be another dude. Then there are times where he goes above and beyond to make a young fan's day.Like he did here at a Houston-area Chipotle when he...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Texans Offense?

View image | The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
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Texans trade up to draft LB Benardrick McKinney with No. 43 pick

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Texans traded up to the 43rd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and selected Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney. They wanted to come away with a solid linebacker, and they are getting one here with this pick. At 6-foot-5 and 249 pounds, McKinney adds yet another intimidating presence to the Texans’ defense. They already have...
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May 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans draft CB Kevin Johnson with the No. 16 pick

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Texans selected cornerback Kevin Johnson from Wake Forest with the No. 16 overall pick in the 2015 NFL Draft on Thursday. Johnson, six-foot, 188 pounds, started all 12 games and allowed just 24 completions all season long. He finished with 44 tackles, including 3.5 for loss. Johnson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.52 seconds and had a...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

What is the Texans Biggest Draft Need?

Today is the NFL Draft.  We at TopSportsReport wanted to give our readers one more informative read on the draft before it gets underway and you, the fan, can begin to enjoy.  This post is one where we brought together the opinions of many of our team-based writers and had them each discuss the top need for their team. In order for Arian Foster, JJ Watt and the Texans to reach...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans have some choices to make come draft day

The Houston Texans have 10 picks in the 2015 NFL Draft and with that comes different possibilities. Looking at the projected depth chart for 2015 the Texans do not have a lot of holes in their lineup. This means that if they draft smart they could be a very dangerous team in 2015. One area that needs addressing for the Texans is the offensive line which for every team should always...
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April 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Who Should the Texans Draft in Round One?

View image | The NFL Draft is a little over a week away.  This period of time is incredibly important as teams are assembling their final big boards and figuring out who their primary targets are. During this time, we at Topsportsreport decided that it would be a good idea for us to do a first round mock draft with analysis. Find out which prospect John Miceli...
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April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Realistic Expectations for Texans Rushing Game

Arian Foster is amazing when he's healthy. He may be one of the best in the NFL when he's not nursing a leg injury.Houston has the potential to lead the NFL in rushing with a dominant run-blocking offensive line and strong slate of running backs. But realistically, how will Houston fare in the run game this year?Arian FosterHe just can't get a break.Foster has played a full 16-game...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster Took Fans On a Twitter Tour Of His Hometown

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is an interesting dude. When he talks there is either something silly coming out of his mouth or something profound. His Twitter game is the same way. He is not on Twitter as often as he used to be, but when he is he likes to get people thinking. Friday was a little different though.He gave fans a Twitter tour of his hometown of Albuquerque...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What the completion of free agency means for the Houston Texans

The Houston Texans have most likely wrapped up their free agent signings this week after both Vince Wilfork and Cecil Shorts signed deals with the team. These are two of the positions that needed to be addressed either through free agency or in the draft. This makes it much easier to predict the Texans’ draft strategy. Signing Wilfork (2 year deal worth $9 million) fills a big...
March 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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