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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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans happy with QB situation as draft enters Day 2

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans wouldn't discuss what position they'll target on Day 2 of the NFL draft on Friday night. But if coach Bill O'Brien's comments are any indication, they won't be taking a quarterback. O'Brien seemed aggravated on Thursday night after they selected cornerback Kevin Johnson in the first round when a reporter asked about the importance of building the...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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3 days ago  |  Discuss

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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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Cecil Shorts III ready to get to work

New Texans wide receiver Cecil Shorts III is adjusting to life in Houston after spending the first four seasons of his career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and as Shorts told ESPN's Tania Ganguli, he knows he needs to get familiar quickly with quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett."Reps,"Shorts III said, according to ESPN. "Getting repetition in practice, getting repetition...
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10 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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11 days ago  |  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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19 days ago  |  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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20 days ago  |  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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26 days ago  |  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...
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26 days ago  |  Discuss

5 Texans Who Could Break Out in 2015

Xavier Sua-Filo View image | gettyimages.com If the Houston Texans do not consult additional help on the offensive line, especially on the interior offensive line, Sua-Filo could be in line for a lot of starts this season.  Sua-Filo had a first round grade on my big board prior to last year’s draft.  I think he could have a lot of success if he’s able to get a large...
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April 02, 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...
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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

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...
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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

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...
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March 09, 2015  |  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...
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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 ...
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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

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...
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March 08, 2015  |  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...
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March 07, 2015  |  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 ...
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March 07, 2015  |  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...
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February 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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