Texans have high expectations for Brandon Brooks

The Houston Texans may have some uncertainty along the offensive line with the departure of veteran center Chris Myers, but head coach Bill O'Brien is confident with what he'll be getting from right guard Brandon Brooks.O'Brien told Texans' season ticket holders that he's expecting big things from Brooks this season."Brandon Brooks has come back in here in great shape," O'Brien said...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans coach O'Brien turns his attention to center

The Houston Texans are in the market for a new starting center after releasing seven-year starter Chris Myers earlier in the offseason.Luckily for head coach Bill O'Brien, a few candidates are already in place on the roster.“Right now, there’s Ben Jones who has basically been out there during our coaching sessions during Phase 1 and Phase 2 and he’s done a good job," O'Brien...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Complete NFL Draft suggestions for the Houston Texans

Before reading, it is important to note that this is not necessarily a projection of who I believe the Houston Texans will select in this year’s NFL Draft. It is, however, a list of the players that I would suggest taking with the Houston Texans’ draft picks. I believe that the Texans will have a completely different mindset for the first few rounds of the draft. With the 16th...
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Unger Games – The Leading Contenders To Replace The Seattle Seahawks’ Pro Bowl-Sized Hole

They say “scared money don’t make money.” Or at least some guy said that to me one time when he heard I was going to Las Vegas for some fun. His point: You have to be willing to lose serious money if you want to make serious money gambling. The Seattle Seahawks subscribe to my gambling advisor’s theory, as it turns out. They were more than willing to give up a starting, Pro...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Former Houston Texans center to visit with Seattle Seahawks today

Since the Seattle Seahawks traded Max Unger for Jimmy Graham (that sentence sounds better every time I type it) they have been in the market for a new starting center. They have already shown interest in Stefen Wisniewski and this week they’re bringing in another candidate… AROUND COVER32 NFL Draft: The top 10 middle linebackers on the board in 2015 Five Things: The top candidates...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Seahawks Hosting Veteran C Chris Myers For A Visit Monday

ESPN’s Adam Schefter first reported that the Seahawks are hosting veteran C Chris Myers for a visit on Monday. Since being released by the Texans in a move that cleared $6 million in available cap space, Myers has reportedly found interest from the Broncos and Raiders. Seattle has been meeting with a number of free agents ... The post Seahawks Hosting Veteran C Chris Myers For...
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March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Free Agency Week One Recap

View image | Coming into this offseason fans of the Texans knew that it could be huge, but no one quite expected what would happen. Free agency started a few days before, as per tradition in the NFL, with big name players from various teams being cut or traded. The sheer amount of movement was staggering and not something seen very often. Then the news broke that...
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March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Drafting Seahawks: Jake Smith can be the new middle man

Early this week in a surprise turn of events, the New Orleans Saints sent All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham here to Seattle in exchange for a first-round pick and two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger. Only time will tell who the winners of this trade are.Even though the loss is rather sudden, there are still plenty of places Seattle can look for a replacement, both with now and the future...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Drafting Seahawks: Jake Smith will bBe the new middle man

Early this week in a surprise turn of events, the New Orleans Saints sent All-Pro tight end Jimmy Graham here to Seattle in exchange for a first-round pick and two-time Pro Bowl center Max Unger. Only time will tell who the winners of this trade are.Even though the loss is rather sudden, there are still plenty of places Seattle can look for a replacement, both with now and the future...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Free Agency Rankings: Centers

1. Rodney Hudson Rodney Hudson, a 2011 2nd round pick, has been a starter for the Chiefs at center over the past 3 seasons and he’s been very good. He only made 3 starts in his first year as a center in 2012, but he graded out above average then and he’s done that as well over the past 2 seasons, while making all 32 starts. He graded out 17th in 2013 and then had the best season...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Impact of Houston Texans free agent signings

The Houston Texans front office has been extremely busy this past week. Not only with releasing Chris Myers and then the Andre Johnson situation, but also attempting to re-sign the high priority players from last year’s team. Last week both Derek Newton and Kareem Jackson were re-signed, and then earlier today Ryan Mallett was re-signed. They are also closing in on a contract to...
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Broncos Reportedly Interested In Veteran C Chris Myers

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports is reporting that the Broncos are interested in former Texans C Chris Myers. This comes after the news that the Raiders have signed C Rodney Hudson to a massive five-year contract. Oakland reportedly had interest in Myers, but with them bringing Hudson aboard, you can take them off the list of suitors for Myers. The Broncos ...
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March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL teams shed Top 5 salaries, eye free agency

On Tuesday, I posted a column here at FBF entitled "What NFL Teams Carry the Most Top 5 Salaries?"  The link is here for reference:  It's only been three days, and several teams have begun to move away from current Top 5 salaries.  Welcome to the NFL...where the contracts are less real than...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Raiders Interested In Former Texans C Chris Myers

Alex Marvez of FOX Sports is reporting that the Raiders are interested in former Texans C Chris Myers. Marvez adds that the Raiders interest stems from the fact that Stefen Wisniewski could depart in free agency. The idea of Wisniewski signing with a new team has come up numerous times in the past few months, and ...
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March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans release center Chris Myers

HOUSTON (AP) -- Veteran center Chris Myers has been released by the Houston Texans. Myers was released Wednesday after playing for the Texans for seven seasons. He started all 112 games in his career in Houston. He holds the NFL's longest active streak for consecutive games played for an offensive lineman (153) and consecutive starts at center (128). The 33-year-old was a sixth-round...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Plan to Cut Chris Myers

Andre Johnson isn't the only Houston Texans veteran skipping town this released the news on Wednesday that veteran center Chris Myers and the Texans will be parting ways soon. Myers, a seven-year starter in Houston, will be a free agent by the time next Wednesday's deadline roles around.Letting go of Myers frees up around $6 million that the Texans would...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Texans Releasing C Chris Myers, Free Up $6M In Cap Space

Pro Football Talk reports that the Texans have informed veteran C Chris Myers that he’s being released. Myers, 33, still had one year remaining on his four-year, $25 million contract that included $14 million guaranteed. He was set to make a base salary of $6 million for the 2015 season. According to, releasing Myers will ...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Good bye Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson has been a Texan since they drafted him in the 2003 draft out of Miami. Johnson has asked to be traded and the Texans agreed and said if no team takes him they will release him. Johnson got the raw end of the deal but the move saves the Texans a lot of money they will need for free agency and rookie contracts. Here are what some players and fans are saying on Twitter...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston looks to improve in last quarter of season

HOUSTON (AP) The Texans have already tripled their win total from last year's 2-14 season and the rest of their schedule includes two games against the 2-10 Jaguars. Yes, the playoffs are being discussed in Houston. ''You've got to treat it week to week and focus on each game individually, but as of right now every single game is a playoff,'' center Chris Myers said. ''That's the...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta's Sam Baker leaves with right knee injury

HOUSTON (AP) Atlanta left tackle Sam Baker has left Saturday night's game against the Houston Texans with a right knee injury. He was injured in the second quarter and remained on the ground for several minutes before being helped to his feet and limping to a cart. Houston offensive linemen Chris Myers and Duane Brown walked over and shook his hand as he was being carted off the...
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August 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans 2014 Season Preview

Offense:  Projected Depth Chart: QB: Ryan Fitzpatrick RB: Arian Foster FB: Jay Prosch WR: Andre Johnson WR: DeAndre Hopkins TE: Garrett Graham LT: Duane Brown LG: Ben Jones/Xavier Su’a-Filo (R) C: Chris Myers RG: Brandon Brooks RT: Derek Newton   Bill O’Brien will have his work cut out for him. After a miserable offensive showing last season, Houston will need a big turnaround...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: Houston Texans show support for teammate

After Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry was diagnosed with lymphoma back in June, the players have been dedicating their performances to him while also supporting his battle with the cancer. On Twitter, the players have been showing their support for him: #DQStrong — JJ Watt (@JJWatt) August 2, 2014 Get your #DQStrong shirts at http:...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans training camp: Recapping Day 3

The Houston Texans ran a successful third day training camp session, according to analyst John Harris. Harris, who shared his “24 observations” from Day 3,  Among them, free agent newcomer Jerrell Powe;s strength really impressed Harris at training camp, and “placed Chris Myers into the lap of the quarterback,” before Myers was able to to reset quickly and stop him. Also...
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July 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking: Houston Texans add depth to offensive line

The Houston Texans already have one of the league’s best offensive lines, with Duane Brown, Chris Myers and upcoming rookie Xavier Su’a Filo anchoring it. However, the team showed today that having too much depth never hurts, after signing right tackle Tyson Clabo to a two-year, $2.4 million contract, per the Houston Chronicle. Clabo, who’s a beast at 6’6″ and 314 pounds...
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July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Draft Grades: Houston Texans take Jadeveon Clowney

The Houston Texans selected South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney with the first overall pick in last night’s first round of the NFL Draft. They were expected to select Clowney, and he will give the Texans an incredible defensive line that includes both him and superstar J.J. Watt. It’s hard to imagine an opposing team having to gameplan for both players, but we’re...
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May 09, 2014  |  Discuss
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