HBO wants Texans to be featured on Hard Knocks

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports HBO wants the Houston Texans as the NFL team featured on the 10th edition of the network’s “Hard Knocks” series. It would be the Texans’ first appearance on the series that runs on HBO in August. According to John McLain of the Houston Chronicle, HBO prefers the Texans over Buffalo and Washington.  The Bills have a new coach so they can’t...
Via Sports-Glory
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

The Houston Texans are reportedly “favorites” for Hard Knocks

Now that we’re finally beyond the NFL Draft, we can begin looking forward to training camp and actual exhibition games being played.  I know, I know, looking forward to preseason football is a little bit of a misnomer, but that’s how football-crazy we are. HBO’s Hard Knocks is an annual highlight that chronicles this journey and we may be a step closer to knowing who will...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Preview of Houston Texans Depth Chart: Offense

Quarterback1. Ryan Mallett2. Brian Hoyer3. Tom Savage4. Kevin RodgersThe Houston Texans head into yet another offseason without knowing for sure who will become the starting quarterback Week 1. It looks as if another quarterback battle is brewing between the unproven Ryan Mallett and veteran Brian Hoyer. Bill O’Brien obviously believes in both of these guys after going out and...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Buffalo Bills Do Not Want to Appear on “Hard Knocks”

It’s being reported that the three finalists to appear on the HBO mini series “Hard Knocks” consist of the Houston Texans, Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills. After hearing that Washington is not interested, it now appears the Bills don’t want to be featured either. Bills source confirms that the team is still not interested in doing Hard Knocks this summer. — Mike...
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Report: Texans potential 'Hard Knocks' choice

The Houston Texans' competition for the starting quarterback job between Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer may end up playing out on reality television. ESPN Cleveland's Tony Grossi says that the Texans are one of three finalists to be featured on HBO's training camp show 'Hard Knocks' this summer. The other teams in contention are said to be the Washington Redskins and Buffalo Bills...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans’ QB Brian Hoyer: Re-Learning Bill O’Brien’s Offense Like “Getting Back on the Bike”

Quarterback Brian Hoyer may be new to the Houston Texans, but he’s already quite familiar with head coach Bill O’Brien. The two worked together from 2009 until 2011 when O’Brien was the New England Patriots’ quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator and Hoyer worked as Tom Brady’s backup. And as he said to HoustonTexans.com’s Deepi Sidhu on Monday, re-learning O’Brien’s...
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Ex-Patriots QB Ryan Mallett On Wells Report: ‘I Play For The Texans’

If former New England Patriots backup quarterback Ryan Mallett knows anything about deflated footballs, he’s not saying. Mallett was asked about the Wells Report on Monday and feigned ignorance. “What’s that?” he asked, via the Houston Chronicle’s John McClain. “I play for the Texans.” Mallett was selected 74th overall by the Patriots in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

D.J. Swearinger: ‘So long’ Houston Texans

Safety D.J. Swearinger announced he was leaving the Houston Texans on his Instagram account early Monday morning. One heck of an opportunity #texannation I appreciate everything and the opportunity and memories!! It’s time for a new chapter and the defining moment of my career!! So long #HOUSTONTEXANS A photo posted by Dj Swearinger (@jungleboi_swaggg) on May 11, 2015...
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NFL Post-Draft Power Rankings: How Good is the Texans Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that...
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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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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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Texans GM: Drafting a QB still a possibility

On paper, it would seem the Texans are comfortably set at quarterback. After all, the team re-signed Ryan Mallett and signed Brian Hoyer this offseason. There's also 2014 fourth-round pick Tom Savage, now entering his second year with the team.Despite that, Texans general manager Rick Smith said Tuesday the team isn't opposed to drafting another QB this year. "No, not at all." Smith...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill O'Brien weighs in on 2015 schedule

The Houston Texans won't be earning nearly as many frequent flier miles this season, and that's just fine with head coach Bill O'Brien. The Texans' 2015 schedule was released Tuesday night, and head coach Bill O'Brien offered his take to the team's official website. One area O'Brien was particular pleased with? Travel. The Texans won't have to venture west of LRG Stadium during the...
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April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

A Look Back at Houston Texans Free Agency

Now that the smoke has settled in free agency among the NFL sphere, it’s clear that the Houston Texans have made some waves. While Houston may have let go the best player in franchise history, the team made a huge splash by signing several players under-the-radar.Let’s take a look at what the Texans did this offseason:Re-signsKareem Jackson CB- Resigning Jackson was a paramount...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Texans State of the Roster: Quarterback

Houston Texans State of the Roster:Wide ReceiverIt’s the most important position on a football team, but as far as quarterback situations in Houston go, things traditionally have fallen along the continuum of “pleasantly sufficient” to “ugly”.Really, really ugly. Well, not anymore!Maybe.After the disaster that was David Carr, taken first overall in 2002, (the benefactor...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Houston Texans surprise hosts for one of draft’s more intriguing QBs

The Houston Texans QB situation still feels unsettled. Yes, Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett and Tom Savage all will likely get a crack at the starting job, but some still believe they won’t be the only ones. Could a UCLA product be thrown into the mix? A bit unexpected: #UCLA QB Brett Hundley was spotted in Houston, set for a pre-draft visit with the #Texans tomorrow, I’m told. ...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett Poised to Start for Texans

Headed into the 2015 season, the Houston Texans have something of a quarterback quandary. After the Ryan Fitzpatrick experiment fizzled out near the end of last season, Houston elected to move on from the 32-year-old veteran. Enter former New England Patriots backups Ryan Mallett and Brian Hoyer. The two quarterbacks competed with each other as Tom Brady's backup in 2011-12, and...
Via Pro Football Spot
April 07, 2015  |  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...
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March 15, 2015  |  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
March 14, 2015  |  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...
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March 11, 2015  |  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...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Mallett agrees to remain in Houston

Ryan Mallett has agreed to terms on a two-year contract to remain with the Houston Texans.
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March 09, 2015

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...
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March 09, 2015  |  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
March 08, 2015  |  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...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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