First Round Prospects By Division: AFC South

Houston Texans:The Texans have a talented defense, but that unit stills lacks holes while their offense lacks playmakers. Quarterback is still a need with the unproven Ryan Mallett and shaky veteran Brian Hoyer expected to fight for the starting job, but there is no one worth drafting at their position and it would take too much to trade up and get whoever is available at the second...
Via Football Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Free Agency Week One Recap

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via TopSportsReport
8 days ago  |  Discuss

How the Houston Texans’ recent signings affect key positions

The Houston Texans have been working to fill multiple holes on the roster, by not only re-signing players but also signing new ones. Since free agency officially started on Tuesday, the Texans have re-signed Kareem Jackson, Derek Newton, Ryan Mallett, Damaris Johnson, Jeff Tarpinian, and Eddie Pleasant. Jackson signed a 4 year deal worth $34 million, Newton a 5 year deal worth $26...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans sign QB Brian Hoyer and re-sign QB Ryan Mallett

These are obviously separate deals, but I feel like I have to grade them together. Both deals are pretty appropriate values, as Hoyer gets 10.5 million over 2 years with 4.75 million guaranteed, while Mallett gets 7 million over 2 years with 1.75 million guaranteed. However, the fact that the Texans signed both of them essentially ended Ryan Fitzpatrick’s tenure in Houston (he...
Via The Football Fan Spot
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Browns Sign QB Thad Lewis To A One-Year Deal

Rand Getlin reports that the Cleveland Browns have signed recently released QB Thad Lewis to a one-year deal. Lewis, 27, was release just a few days ago after the Texans signed quarterbacks Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer to contracts. Lewis hasn’t appeared in an NFL game since the 2013 season when he was playing for the Buffalo ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans sign Hoyer to compete with Mallett at QB

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have signed quarterback Brian Hoyer to a two-year deal to compete with Ryan Mallett for the starting job. Hoyer signed the $10.5 million contract, with $4.75 million guaranteed on Wednesday, a day after Mallett signed a two-year deal for $7 million, with $1.75 million guaranteed. Hoyer appeared in 14 games for Cleveland last season with 13 starts...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Texans trade Ryan Fitzpatrick to Jets

The Houston Texans and New York Jets have agreed to a trade involving quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, reports ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Texans are trading QB Ryan Fitzpatrick to the New York Jets for a late-round conditional draft pick, per a league source. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 11, 2015   The Texans did not need Fitzpatrick after re-signing Ryan Mallett...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Texans should build their offense around Ryan Mallett

The Houston Texans added youth to their quarterback depth before the start of the 2014 season by acquiring Ryan Mallett in a trade with the New England Patriots. For both teams the deal made sense. Head Coach Bill O’Brien wanted a quarterback already familiar with his system on his roster, and the Patriots had drafted Tom Brady’s newest backup, Jimmy Garoppolo, earlier in April...
Via cover32
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Should Roll with Mallett in '15

Besides J.J. Watt probably being the best player in the league, it always seems like the Houston Texans’ quarterback situation is what most people talk about. Will they target a quarterback in free agency? Are they going to trade up in the NFL draft this year for a chance at a franchise quarterback? Or will they trade for a young quarterback with some upside? Oh, wait, the Texans...
Via Pro Football Spot
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans extend contracts of Mallett and Tarpinian

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have re-signed free agent quarterback Ryan Mallett and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian. Mallett, who is the front-runner to start for Houston next season, signed a two-year extension worth $7 million, with $1.75 guaranteed. He was acquired in a trade from New England in August and started twice in three appearances for Houston before tearing a pectoral...
Via AP on Fox
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Release QB Thad Lewis

Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Texans have released veteran QB Thad Lewis on Monday. This comes after the news that Houston is signing both Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer to contracts. Other reports have said that the Texans are likely to release Ryan Fitzpatrick as well, so that’s something to keep an eye out for ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Mallett agrees to remain in Houston

Ryan Mallett has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to remain with the Houston Texans.
Via WholeHogSports
19 days ago

AP Source: QB Mallett agrees to remain in Houston

Ryan Mallett has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to remain with the Houston Texans. A person familiar with the contract tells The Associated Press on Monday that the deal is worth $7 million over two years, with $1.75 million guaranteed. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not announced the contract. Mallett joined Houston last year in a trade with...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Hoyer to sign with Texans, compete for starting job

A friendly quarterback competition is coming to the Houston Texans. Former New England Patriots backup quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett are expected to reunite with the Texans and compete for the starting role, NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport reported Monday. Hoyer won’t officially hit free agency until Tuesday at 4 p.m., but he is expected to sign a three-year deal, according...
Via NESN.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett to compete for Texans starting QB job in 2015

Timothy T. Ludwig-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Texans have agreed to terms on a new deal with Ryan Mallett and free agent Brian Hoyer is expected to sign with the team. Ex-#Browns QB Brian Hoyer plans to sign a multi-year deal with the #Texans, likely three years, I’m told. They plan to have Hoyer & Mallett — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) March 9, 2015 The #Texans have...
Via Sports-Glory
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Planning To Release QB Ryan Fitzpatrick?

Numerous reports have confirmed that the Texans are signing both Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer to contracts, which leaves last year’s starter Ryan Fitzpatrick in a strange situation. It seems very unlikely that Houston would elect to keep all three of them on their roster, and some have speculated in recent weeks that Fitzpatrick could be available ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Hoyer expected to sign with Houston Texans

Ryan Fitzpatrick started 12 games for the Houston Texans in 2014 before suffering a season ending injury and the Texans are on the hunt for another signal caller. Will this be the end of Fitzpatrick or Ryan Mallet in Houston? Per source, Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer is planning to sign with the Texans tomorrow. — Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) March 9, 2015 Details still need...
Via This Given Sunday
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans Targeting Both Brian Hoyer & Ryan Mallett

After speaking to sources around the NFL, John McClaim of the Houston Chronicle mentions that “it’s become pretty clear” that the Texans want to sign both Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer. According to McClain, the Texans have made progress with Mallett on an extension and could be closing in on deal after the two sides met Sunday. McClain mentions that the ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
19 days ago  |  Discuss

AFC South Free Agency Capsules

HOUSTON TEXANS (9-7) UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: CB Kareem Jackson, OLB Brooks Reed, RT Derek Newton, DE Tim Jamison, QB Ryan Mallett, ILB Akeem Dent, DT Jerrell Powe, S Kendrick Lewis, S Danieal Manning, DT Ryan Pickett, QB Case Keenum. RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: OLB Jeff Tarpinian, C Cody White, WR Damaris Johnson, S Eddie Pleasant and OLB John Simon. NEEDS: The Texans need a quarterback...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Texans Interested In Acquiring Free Agent Brian Hoyer

The Houston Texans might oust one former New England Patriots backup quarterback for another. Brian Hoyer reportedly is a top target for the Texans, per NFL Media’s Jeff Darlington. The signal-caller is an unrestricted free agent, and the Cleveland Browns already have moved on from him after signing Josh McCown. But Houston also said it has interest...
Via NESN.com
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Want Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer?

Quarterback is an area of concern for the Houston Texans. Last season the team couldn't keep one healthy with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett, and Tom Savage all going down to season ending injuries. The team had to bring back Case Keenum just to finish the season. After the year they had hopes are high for the Texans next season if they can find a quarterback.Many think Ryan Mallett...
Via FatManWriting
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans reportedly interested in Brian Hoyer

Cleveland Browns’ quarterback Brian Hoyer may not remain on the free agent market long. According to NFL Media insider Jeff Darlington, the Houston Texans are zeroing in on the 29-year-old quarterback. Darlington was told that either Hoyer or Ryan Mallett, who is also a free agent, will start for the Texans next season. It appears that O’Brien and the Texans want both of these...
Via Sportsnaut
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans The Team To Watch For QB Brian Hoyer?

Jeff Darlington of NFL Media mentions that the Texans are a team to watch for free agent QB Brian Hoyer. According to Darlington, the Texans like both Hoyer and Ryan Mallett, but his “sense” is that Hoyer is their target. Meanwhile, Adam Caplan reports that there are five-six teams expected to have interest in Hoyer. However, a ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans free agency preview: Can Mallett take Houston to next level?

A season after dramatic change at the top, the Houston Texans are on the ascent. Despite getting mediocre play from the quarterback position, Houston was very competitive losing four of their seven defeats by a touchdown or less. Bill O'Brien will be tasked with finding a way to improve the passing game and replacing other key defensive pieces departing in free agency. Ryan Mallett...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Free agent QB Mallett wants to remain with Texans

The Houston Texans have already made it known they would like to have Ryan Mallett back with the team in 2015, and according to the free agent quarterback himself, he wants to be back.  "I'd love to be here," Mallett said during an appearance at Texas Children's Hospital. "Hopefully we can get something worked out." Earlier in the week, head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
February 25, 2015  |  Discuss
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