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
8 hours 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
6 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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans slip in the latest Power Rankings

The offseason is only unofficially upon us, as teams have made coaching and front office changes, released players to create cap space, made decisions on their own pending free agents, and started evaluating draft prospects. As a result, teams look slightly different now than they did when the regular season ended. And that means it’s time to once again grade each franchise in...
Via cover32 - Texans
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans GM, head coach want Mallett back in Houston

The Houston Texans enter the offseason in need of a quarterback and the men in charge believe they may already have their guy on speed dial in Ryan Mallett.  Speaking in Indianapolis during the NFL Combine, Texans general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien made it no secret they are hoping to sign the unrestricted free agent Mallett. "We're hopeful we get him back,"...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Houston Texans consider a QB during free agency?

There’s one axiom that almost every football coach, analyst and fan believes about the game today: The NFL is a quarterback-driven league. If a team has a good one, they are a contender. If they don’t, they have no chance of competing for a title. Thus, landing an elite signal caller is priority No. 1 for every team. While the best place to find one is in the draft, not every...
Via cover32 - Texans
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Assessing the Houston Texans cornerback situation

Everyone around the league has heard about the quarterback situation for the Houston Texans. With the Texans going 9-7 in 2014 and earning the 16th pick in this year’s draft, the only way for them to get one of the “franchise-quarterbacks” is to trade up. Trading up is not something that the Texans should try doing, as they would have to give up too much in order to get a...
Via isportsweb.com
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Top five free agent quarterbacks

It is very difficult to find a capable quarterback in free agency. Generally speaking, the National Football League is a place where good signal-callers get snatched up via the draft and occasionally trade. Men who hit the open market are either washed up or not talented enough in most cases, with the Peyton Manning saga of 2012 being a massive outlier. This year, we see another...
Via This Given Sunday
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The AFC North will regress in 2015

In 2015, the AFC North was the only division in either conference to have three playoff teams emerge. The Cincinnati Bengals, Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens all made the postseason, with the Cleveland Browns finishing a competitive fourth at 7-9. Don’t expect more than the division winner to make it back in 2015. The AFC North benefited from an incredibly easy schedule...
Via This Given Sunday
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Extending Big Ben Should Be Steelers Top Offseason Priority 

What exactly makes a franchise quarterback? If there are 32 NFL franchises, does that mean there exists 32 legitimate franchise quarterbacks? If you include such names as Tampa Bay’s Josh McCown or the Houston Texans’ musical chairs grouping of Ryan Fitzpatrick/Ryan Mallett/Tom Savage, the answer is a definitive no. “If you follow professional football, you […] Extending...
Via Steelers Depot
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Fitzpatrick, Hopkins connect to lead Texans over Titans

Before Ryan Fitzpatrick's benching in favor of Ryan Mallett earlier this month, the Texans' offense was known for its slow starts in games. Sunday, however that wasn't the case as Houston torched the Tennessee Titans 45-21 at NRG Stadium.  Fitzpatrick, who was reinstated as the Texans' starting quarterback after Mallett's season ended early due to a torn pectoral muscle, threw for...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Tennesssee Titans at Houston Texans: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

The Houston Texans will try to knock off the Tennessee Titans on Sunday to keep their slim playoff hopes alive. The Texans (5-6) lost quarterback Ryan Mallett last week and now must knock off the Titans (2-9) if they are to have a chance of playing in the post season. Coverage of the game between these two will air on CBS beginning at 1:00 pm ET from NRG Stadium in Houston, TX....
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November 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans sign Thad Lewis from Bills

With Ryan Mallett out for the year the Texans scrounged around the league to find another quarterback; the Texans have signed Thad Lewis, pending a physical. Lewis has a connection to Texans head coach Bill O’Brien; Lewis was Duke’s quarterback when O’Brien was the team’s offensive coordinator (2006). Thad Lewis has been with three teams in four years, St. Louis Rams, Cleveland...
Via cover32 - Texans
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans QB Ryan Mallett deemed one of Week 12′s biggest goats

Twelve weeks into the 2014 NFL season, the league is starting to take shape. It’s easier and easier to see what teams are contenders and which ones are just not ready for primetime. 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...
Via cover32 - Texans
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Injury Update: Ryan Mallett out for season

The Houston Texans thought they were going to have almost half of a season worth of games to evaluate the play of quarterback Ryan Mallett, who took over as the starter in week 11, but unfortunately his season is now over. #459495798 / gettyimages.com It was reported that Mallett may have suffered a torn pectoral muscle during warmups on Sunday, and after an MRI yesterday, those...
Via NFL Injury Report
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Texans writer rants about team

John McClain, who writes for the Houston Texans, for the Houston Chronicle, is one of the best people to follow on Twitter. No, not just because he gives us up-to-date news regarding the team, but because of how he can be hilarious when he rants about this team’s effort. Just check what he tweeted about this weekend: Bengals win 22-13. In games at New Orleans and Houston, their...
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November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans are finished without Ryan Mallett

The Houston Texans had the opportunity to stay close with the Indianapolis Colts for first in the AFC South. Of course, this team played its worst game of the year by far and lost to the Cincinnati Bengals, 22-13. Couple that with the Colts loss, and these 5-6 Texans look done. It doesn’t help that Ryan Mallett is done for the season with a torn pectoral, according to John McClain...
Via cover32 - Texans
November 25, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Hurt: We hardly knew you, Ryan Mallett

Every injury is horrible, but some injuries also having the added bonus of brutally cruel timing. Welcome to your life, Ryan Mallett. Ryan Mallett learns that sometimes the universe can hate you Over his first three NFL seasons Ryan Mallett attempted four meaningful regular-season passes. That tends to happen when you’re Tom Brady’s backup, but there was an annual early-offseason...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Hurt: We hardly knew you, Ryan Mallett

Every injury is horrible, but some injuries also having the added bonus of brutally cruel timing. Welcome to your life, Ryan Mallett. Ryan Mallett learns that sometimes the universe can hate you Over his first three NFL seasons Ryan Mallett attempted four meaningful regular-season passes. That tends to happen when you’re Tom Brady’s backup, but there was an annual early-offseason...
Via This Given Sunday
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

With Mallett done for the year what should the Texans do?

Ryan Mallett is for sure ruled out for the remainder of the year with a torn pectoral muscle. The Texans just benched Ryan Fitzpatrick and going back to him now would look foolish, so what should the Texans do? I see they have three options they can give Tom Savage the ball and see what he can do, they can try to call on one of the currently out of work quarterbacks (Brett Favre...
Via cover32 - Texans
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans sign quarterback Thad Lewis

getty images With quarterback Ryan Mallett done for the season the Houston Texans have added  Thad Lewis to their roster. Lewis will be the Texans No. 3 quarterback meaning he may not necessarily be active on game day, especially if rookie Tom Savage proves that he is capable. The Texans have reached the bottom of the barrel here as Lewis was absolutely dreadful this preseason...
Via Tireball.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans Inform QB Ryan Mallett That They Want Him Back Next Year

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that despite the fact that QB Ryan Mallett‘s 2014 season is over, the Texans have informed him that they would like bring him back next year. According to Rapoport, a likely scenario for Mallett and the Texans is to sign him to a short-term contract extension. Rapoport adds that Houston could also bring in a young quarterback to compete for...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston's Mallett's status unclear for Sunday

HOUSTON (AP) Houston quarterback Ryan Mallett is being evaluated for an undisclosed injury and coach Bill O'Brien says they'll know more about his status later this week. O'Brien wouldn't say what his injury was amid reports that he has a torn pectoral muscle. Mallett was solid in his first career start in a win over Cleveland on Nov. 16, but he routinely overthrew receivers in...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Ryan Mallett Out For Season With Torn Pectoral Muscle

After starting just two games, Ryan Mallet’s season is over. The Houston Texans quarterback will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn right pectoral muscle during warmups before Sunday’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Mallett underwent an MRI on Monday that confirmed the tear. The injury will require surgery, two...
Via NESN.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Texans QB Ryan Mallett done for season

Ryan Mallett waited for three years to start in the NFL. After two games it’s all over. The 26-year-old Mallett will miss the rest of the 2014 season with a pectoral injury. Mallett’s injury occurred in preface warm ups and he toughed out the game against the Bengals but produced a poor line of 21-for-45 for 189 yards and an interception. The injury explains part of his...
Via Tireball.com
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss
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