Texans sign DE Whitney Mercilus to four-year deal

The Houston Texans and defensive end Whitney Mercilus agreed to a four-year deal worth $26 million with $10.5 million guaranteed, reports ESPN’s Tania Ganguli and NFL Networks’ Ian Rapoport. Mercilus’s four-year extension is for $26 million. He’s under contract until 2019. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 4, 2015 For the #Texans and DE Whitney Mercilus...
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Ten undrafted free agents that could become stars

The history of the NFL tells us that if a player goes undrafted, the odds of him making an NFL team are stacked against him. But, sometimes landing with the right team is just as important as getting drafted. One benefit for UDFA’s (undrafted free agents) is that they can pick the team they want (well, as long as that team wants them). There are many players that have fought the...
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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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4 days ago  |  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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5 days ago  |  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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5 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Houston Texans add new asset to their rushing attack

The Texans have added another name to their pool of running backs. With Pro-Bowl running back Arian Foster still their primary back, the Texans have gone out and signed another running back to help lighten the load. Foster has battled through injury the last few seasons, but has managed to still be one of the top running backs in the league. Backup running back Alfred Blue, who was...
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7 days ago  |  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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7 days ago  |  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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14 days ago  |  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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18 days ago  |  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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24 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt restructures deal to free up $8 million for Texans

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports Houston Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt has restructured his contract to free up $8 million of salary-cap room for the team, according to ESPN’s Field Yates. Watt, theunanimous choice as NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2014, has agreed to turn a $10 million roster bonus he was due into a signing bonus. In his fourth pro season, Watt had...
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March 24, 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

Do the Houston Texans Have a Top 20 Offense After Cutting Andre Johnson?

In the midst of a hectic free agency period, the crew at TopSportsReport decided that it was time to take a deep look at the roster shifts occurring and determine which teams are getting better and which teams are getting worse.  To present these opinions, I have decided to write an offensive power rankings article.  In this article, I go team by team and discuss teams’ current...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Texans consider moving on from Arian Foster?

Now that the Houston Texans are on the verge of parting ways with future Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Johnson, focus turns to whether this team is prepared to fully turn the page from its somewhat successful past. Johnson—the team’s longest tenured player—was also its second ever first-round pick back in 2003. He ranks first in franchise history in receptions (1,012), receiving...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Should Texans consider moving on from Arian Foster?

Now that the Houston Texans are on the verge of parting ways with future Hall of Fame wide receiver Andre Johnson, focus turns to whether this team is prepared to fully turn the page from its somewhat successful past. Johnson—the team’s longest tenured player—was also its second ever first-round pick back in 2003. He ranks first in franchise history in receptions (1,012),...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Create Some Valentines for the Houston Texans Fan in All Of Our Lives

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster is usually all about the love. Peace, namaste, and all that crap although he wasn't exactly spreading that message hear when he was pointing up at the scoreboard during the second quarter of the Texans-Ravens game late in the season. Talking smack is not quite the message most people send on Valentines Day, but the Texans would like to help...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Is Arian Foster a Top-5 Running Back?

I can still remember September 10, 2010. It was opening day for the Houston Texans against the Indianapolis Colts. Franchise running back Steve Slaton was gone and Houston had to lean on the undrafted and unproven second-year player Arian Foster in the running game. Foster just had 257 yards and three touchdowns to his name before the 2010 opener. It was during that game that the...
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February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

These prospective Houston Texans uniforms are absolutely incredible

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster caused a bit of a stir Monday when he started tweeting about wanting new team uniforms. Gotta start this petition for new uni's in '15. Sign here______________ — Feeno (@ArianFoster) February 2, 2015 Foster, eager for a change, probably didn’t realize people would start making designs based on the star running back’s request. AROUND...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

3 reasons I don’t care if Arian Foster took money in college

Reports came out today that Arian Foster possibly took between $30,000 and $40,000 dollars while he attended Tennessee. This isn’t the first time Foster has made a claim about taking money in college, in a 2013 interview with ESPN he made a similar claim. The whole taking money thing in college is getting old and no one should give a damn and here is why. You may also be interested...
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February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Health Warrior's Arian Foster says he accepted '40, 50 grand' cash in college, then retracts claim

Texans running back says he accepted '40, 50 grand' cash in college. During a radio interview with ESPN's Dan LeBatard, Foster explained how things went down for him between 2005-08 while Philip Fulmer was head coach:"You have people help you out here and there," Foster said. "Boosters and alumni and ex-players, they all know how it is, man. It's hard living check to check when you...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Arian Foster Says He Was Paid $40-50 Thousand At Tennessee, Tweets That It Was A Joke

Just a few days ahead of the Super Bowl, Seattle Seahawks stars Michael Bennett and Richard Sherman have reopened the ongoing debate about college athletes getting paid to play. The two top defenders ripped the NCAA, which Bennett calls a “scam.” Outspoken Houston Texans running back Arian Foster, who started for three seasons at Tennessee under Phil Fulmer, has joined in the...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Arian Foster Says He Was Kidding About Getting Paid $40-50K While at Tennessee After Getting Called Out By Teammate

Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has never been shy about sharing his thoughts on any subject no matter how controversial they may be. In the past he has gone on record saying that he received money while at Tennessee. In a recent interview he stated that he got between $40-50K during his time with the Volunteers.One of his former teammates, Ryan Karl, has decided to call...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Arian Foster demolishes ESPN host on Marshawn Lynch and the media

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch isn’t the only NFL star who has a strange relationship with the media. Arian Foster of the Houston Texans has also had his share of unquotable moments with reporters. So what does Foster think about Lynch’s media availability? The exact opposite of what Stephen A. Smith does. In other words, he got it right: Remember when Stephen...
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January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans' Foster has secret weapon in older brother

It turns out four-time Pro Bowl running back Arian Foster has a secret weapon - a second set of eyes that's always helping him be at his best. Foster's older brother, Abdul Foster, has been coaching up his younger sibling since Arian was 7-years -old. Now, 31-year-old Abdul Foster owns an elite fitness gym in Houston called IX Innovations and dedicates much of his time to helping...
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December 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Heroes and Goats: Five who did and didn’t shine in Week 16 of the NFL season

With only one week to go in the NFL’s regular season, the playoff picture is almost completely in focus. The list of contenders and pretenders is becoming clearer and clearer. How did each team get to their current point? In part, it was because of the performance, good or bad, of some key players and coaches. Some helped their team, while others hurt the squad. Who fell into each...
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December 23, 2014  |  Discuss
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