D.J. Swearinger Throws Out 1st Pitch for Astros Game

Houston Texans D.J. Swearinger arrived to Minute Maid Park and was the guest of honor for the Astros. Swearinger was throwing out the first pitch on Thursday’s game against the Kansas City Royals.   .@JungleBoi_Swagg to throw out 1st pitch for the @Astros @HoustonTexans pic.twitter.com/qQjyxWtAtN — Josh (JR) Reese (@dyslexicsports) April 17, 2014   Is @robertreidryan offering...
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12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texans D.J. Swearinger Will Throw Out The 1st Pitch at Astros Game

I WILL BE THROWING THE 1ST PITCH AT THE @astros gAme vs. Royals……i must say im truly honored and blessed to do this!!! #SWAGGG#3kool — DJ Swearinger (@JungleBoi_Swagg) April 17, 2014   Houston Texans second year safety D.J. Swearinger will be throwing out the first pitch at tonight’s Houston Astros game at Minute Maid Park. The Astros are hosting the Kansas City Royals...
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16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Notes from Bill O’Brien’s Town Hall Meeting

The Houston Texans had a closed event to media and open to season ticket holders in their annual Town Hall Meeting with Head Coach Bill O’Brien. O’Brien fielded questions from the fans and here are some notes from the event.   #Texans head coach Bill O’Brien introduced at the townhall Q & A. pic.twitter.com/xOdbMzLyCw — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) March 31, 2014...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans save $4.5M by releasing safety Daniel Manning

In a move that many saw coming, the Houston Texans have released veteran safety Daniel Manning in an attempt to create more cap space. The Texans signed safety Chris Clemons to a two-year deal worth $2.7M (only 750K guaranteed) not but two days ago, paving the way for Manning's release. By cutting Manning, the Texans will reportedly save $4.5M in cap space, putting their figure...
Via Sports Injury Alert
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans sign S Chris Clemons

The Texans are retooling the safety position this off-season, signing Kendrick Lewis, a mediocre starting/solid reserve safety, keeping Danieal Manning on a pay cut off of an injury, and now signing Chris Clemons. They also have DJ Swearinger and Shiloh Keo, who were their starters last season after Manning got hurt and Ed Reed got hurt. Those 5 are all fairly inexpensive and will...
Via The Football Fan Spot
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Shiloh Keo Leads Texans in 2013 Performance Based Pay

The Houston Texans had over 11 players earn over $100k in performance based pay for the 2013 season. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain released the Texans who made over $150k for last season for their play on the field.   Performance Base Pay over $150 k Shiloh Keo $213,028 Brandon Brooks $189,531 D.J. Swearinger $187,261 Derek Newton $175,774 Ryan Griffin $166,462  ...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 5 Biggest Draft Day Regrets in Franchise History

They really are a better team than they appear to be.While 2014 may have been a minor (well major) bump in the road for the franchise, this team could surprise us all like the Chiefs did in 2013.The Texans are a team that - except for last season - compete for a division title or playoff spot, make the second season and then fall apart in the first round. Maybe with a new head coach...
Via Football Nation
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Jadeveon Clowney’s inside man may help him land in Houston

Coming into this season, nobody thought there would be any discussion as to who would be drafted first overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. Jadeveon Clowney was a once in a generation player and any team would be a complete fool for passing on him. Now, after an unexpectedly uneventful season at South Carolina and the usual desire every team has to draft a quarterback, Clowney is actually...
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February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans' Swearinger pushing for Clowney to be top pick

When it comes to the No. 1 overall pick for the Texans in the upcoming draft, it seems that everyone has an opinion on who to take or what to do with it amongst current players. Star wide receiver Andre Johnson thinks the team should trade it, and now second-year safety D.J. Swearinger is lobbying for Houston to pick South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney, who is...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 14, 2014  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Grade A Day | Houston Texans

POINTS SCALE Round 1: 0-5 Round 2: 0-4 Round 3: 0-3 Round 4: 0-2 Round 5: 0-1 Round 6 & 7: Same system as undrafted. Points only awarded if player was productive, no scale.   Round 1 – DeAndre “Poop” Hopkins WR, Clemson Analysis - Hopkins didn’t disappoint in year one, catching 52 balls for 802 yards and 2 scores. Score 4/5 Round 2 -  DJ Swearinger S, South...
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February 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: Grading Their 2013 Draft Class After Year One

Sometimes, you can judge a team’s season by its draft class.Such might be the case with the Houston Texans. Injuries and releases highlighted the campaign not only on the roster but with the eight draft picks.Top pick DeAndre Hopkins proved he could be a solid receiver and third down target. He has speed to burn and is still growing.DJ Swearinger could have been the best pick of...
Via Football Nation
January 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Top 20 of 2013: #13 Ryan Griffin

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season.    #13   When rookie tight end Ryan Griffin arrived in Houston as a rookie, he looked the part from the get go for the Texans. At 6-5 and 254 lbs. Griffin is what you want in a NFL tight end, and he started the season as the “trey” tight end for the offense. Due to injuries Griffin was forced into action...
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January 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Top 20 of 2013: #15 D.J. Swearinger

In this series, we look at the top 20 Houston Texans of the 2013 season.    #15   The second round pick out of South Carolina was a work in progress for the Houston Texans, and D.J. Swearinger had enough of a positive impact for the defense when needed. Forced into action when Danieal Manning was placed on the injured reserve, Swearinger started 10 games while appearing in all...
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January 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Christmas GIF’s: Top 8 Astonishing Runs of 2013

Photo Credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images For 16 turbulent weeks, Fantasy Football governs our daily routine… and perhaps even limits our enjoyment of the sport we hold so dear. Let us take a moment to step back, observe these eight jaw-dropping scampers (RB only), and simply appreciate the talent we often take for granted. Don’t fret – I’ve included relevant fantasy statistics...
Via The Fantasy Fix
December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

For Keller, Gonzalez, Gronkowski's injury is Deja Vu all over again

When Miami Dolphins tight end Dustin Keller's knee was blown out by Houston Texans' rookie D. J. Swearinger in the preseason, the news barely made a ripple in New England.But morbid curiosity trumped compassion.  After all, knees aren't supposed to bend that way, and when they do, the law of physics dictates that something has to give, and for Keller it was his entire...
Via Patriots Life
December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

DJ Swearinger commits bonehead taunting, holding penalties

Houston Texans rookie safety DJ Swearinger cost his team three points with a couple of boneheaded penalties he committed before halftime against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday. After stopping the Jags on a 3rd and 2 play, the second-round pick from South Carolina taunted his opponent and was penalized. Instead of the Jags having to […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: 2013 Week 13 NFL Power Rankings (#26)

Last week: 28 (-2) Record: 2-9 The Texans somehow dropped back-to-back home games to the Raiders and Jaguars, but I’d still argue they are better than their record. They’ve just been killed by turnovers (-12) and return touchdowns (-6 touchdowns) and by a 2-6 record in games decided by a touchdown or less. However, it would be beneficial for them to lose out and get the #1 pick...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Preview Of The Enemy: New England Patriots

No one expects the Texans to win this game. In truth, a loss would be more beneficial to their long term success than a win. The Texans lost around five or six spots in the draft in 2010 when they won their final game against Jacksonville. The Patriots are obviously a much bigger challenge than the Jaguars, but similarly a win after their playoff chances had already vanished, would...
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November 29, 2013  |  Discuss

All-22: Texans vs. Jagaurs

We looked at some more All-22 from this past Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, and once again there are so many things to draw thoughts from. Here are a few.     All-22 Watch Out Braman Bryan Braman got greet early on the opening kickoff. No clue the block was coming. #Texans pic.twitter.com/X89z5AfiKZ — PDS (@PatDStat) November 27, 2013 More Pick Routes   3rd...
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November 27, 2013  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Oakland Edition

The Texans blew another halftime lead this week in losing to the Oakland Raiders 28-23. They have now lost eight games in a row after starting the season 2-0. This season is officially a lost cause.   The Good: Keshawn Martin may have had his best game as a Texan. He returned a punt for a touchdown and also contributed in the receiving game. Randy Bullock also had a good game, making...
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November 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rashad Jennings tightens grip on Raiders starting running back job

Not long after Rashad Jennings had run through D.J. Swearinger and had set sail toward the goal line, Raiders coach Dennis Allen wasn't sure if his running back would reach his destination. "I didn't know if he would make it or not, but he had just enough juice in the end,'' Allen said following a 28-23 win over the Houston Texans Sunday at Reliant Stadium....
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Player Spotlight: D.J. Swearinger

This week in Player Spotlight we will look at a rookie who has been steadily improving since OTA’s. He has been making his presence known from college and all throughout the offseason. This player isn’t quiet on the field at all, and he makes his call “DB’s” each time he hits the field. He’s a hard hitter and is a very versatile player. The player in the spotlight this...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Arizona Edition

The Texans fell to 2-7 on Sunday, losing 27-24 to the Arizona Cardinals. This is the Texans’ 7th consecutive loss and they are now only one game ahead of the teams with the worst record in the league. This is another game the Texans should have won, but they lost due to turnovers and special teams mistakes. The Good: Case Keenum continued to show his confidence in Andre Johnson...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The Rundown: Tick, Tick, Boom (Cardinals Edition)

The clock has struck midnight again on the Houston Texans and pushed a franchise long seven game losing streak and a record of 2 and 7. There are so many issues with this team and the Texans are sinking fast with this loss on Sunday. The implosion looks like it has happened and the Texans are their own worst enemies. The story is the same. The Texans are finding ways to lose despite...
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November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Ed Reed's role decreases with Texans, could be cut in offseason

When the Texans signed Ed Reed last offseason to a three-year, $15 million, they were probably expecting something more than one of the league's worst safeties. But through nine weeks, that's exactly what they have. According to ProFootballFocus.com, Reed ranks 72nd out of 85 players at the position. Although Reed is still listed as a starter, he played just 32 snaps in last...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 08, 2013  |  Discuss

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