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  • newKareem Jackson will play safety full time

    Kareem Jackson will play safety full time

    The Texans began experimenting with Kareem Jackson at safety during the offseason program as the team explored all options in trying to replace Andre Hal. Jackson performed so well at the position that he will play the position full time at training camp, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Jackson, 30, has practiced at [more]
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  • Chris Thompson has found his niche on Texans’ special teams

    Chris Thompson has found his niche on Texans’ special teams

    Devin Hester, Matthew Slater, Bill Bates and Steve Tasker are among the NFL players who established themselves as standout special teams players. Chris Thompson wants to do the same with the Texans. The Texans list Thompson as a receiver on their roster. In truth, he’s more of a special teams player. He played 99 snaps [more]
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 18, 2:19pm -
  • Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

    Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

    The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]
    - 1 day ago, 21 Jun 18, 12:15pm -
  • Brian Gaine: Texans trying to build “football culture” to withstand test of time

    Brian Gaine: Texans trying to build “football culture” to withstand test of time

    Texans coach Bill O’Brien said recently that he feels like the team is in a “good place” heading into training camp after going 4-12 last season and installing Brian Gaine as the team’s new General Manager. Gaine agrees that the Texans have “positioned ourselves well” and now need to “see some results” from the work [more]
    - 2 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 6:57am -
  • Bill O’Brien feels good about J.J. Watt “because J.J. feels good about J.J.”

    Bill O’Brien feels good about J.J. Watt “because J.J. feels good about J.J.”

    If J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney stay healthy this season, the Texans defense should return to being a dominant unit. Houston dropped from No. 1 overall in total defense in 2016 to 20th last year. Watt has played only eight games combined the past two seasons, making 1.5 sacks. Watt’s 2017 season ended with a [more]
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 3:27pm -
  • Texans claim Roderick Johnson off waivers

    Texans claim Roderick Johnson off waivers

    The Browns waived offensive tackle Roderick Johnson on Tuesday when they signed Greg Robinson, but Johnson didn’t have to wait long to find a new home. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Texans have claimed Johnson off of waivers and added him to their 90-man roster. They waived tackle Kendall Calhoun in [more]
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 1:56pm -
  • Bill O’Brien, Texans are in a “good place”

    Bill O’Brien, Texans are in a “good place”

    It doesn’t seem that long ago that everyone wondered whether Bill O’Brien would coach the Texans in 2018. Now, he has a new contract, with a raise, and a new General Manager — Brian Gaine — who is a close friend. “I love working here,” O’Brien told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “I like [more]
    - 2 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 1:00pm -
  • Keke Coutee impresses Texans in his quest to win the slot job

    Keke Coutee impresses Texans in his quest to win the slot job

    Texas Tech has established a tradition of sending receivers to the NFL. Michael Crabtree, Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and Jakeem Grant have represented the Red Raiders in recent years. The school had only two players selected this year, and both were wideouts. The Texans selected Keke Coutee in the fourth round, and Dylan Cantrell went [more]
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 3:51pm -
  • Report: Patriots shopped Gronk to “teams they trust”

    Report: Patriots shopped Gronk to “teams they trust”

    No, the Patriots didn’t have a deal in place for tight end Rob Gronkowski that was kiboshed by owner Robert Kraft after quarterback Tom Brady threatened to retire. Yes, they were calling teams about a potential trade as recently as three days before the draft. So who were they calling? Albert Breer of SI.com recently [more]
    - 3 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 9:55am -
  • Lions add Jimmy Raye III to front office

    Lions add Jimmy Raye III to front office

    The Lions have added an experienced hand to fill out their personnel department. Former Chargers, Colts and Texans executive Jimmy Raye III has been named a senior personnel executive in Detroit. He will work under General Manager Bob Quinn and vice president of player personnel Kyle O’Brien in the Lions’ front office. Raye was most [more]
    - 4 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 8:47am -

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    • Brian Gaine: Texans trying to build “football culture” to withstand test of time

      Brian Gaine: Texans trying to build “football culture” to withstand test of time

      Texans coach Bill O’Brien said recently that he feels like the team is in a “good place” heading into training camp after going 4-12 last season and installing Brian Gaine as the team’s new General Manager. Gaine agrees that the Texans have “positioned ourselves well” and now need to “see some results” from the work they’ve put into the team. O’Brien and Gaine asked for improvements to the team’s practice facility, locker rooms and staffing as they work to shape the organization into the one they want.
      - 2 days ago, 21 Jun 18, 6:57am -

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    • newHouston Texans Roster Moves: Kareem Jackson To Move To Safety

      Houston Texans Roster Moves: Kareem Jackson To Move To Safety

      The Texans did something they should have done two years ago. It’s better late than never. WEEE-WOOOO. BREAKING NEWS. I was filling myself up on branch chain amino acids from some vegan chocolate thing my roommate was given to by his mother and wasting my life scrolling waiting for them to kick in before going to the gym and getting strong and listening to the new Freddie Gibbs album when I saw these two tweets, these two life changing, game breaking, ocean splitting, tectonic plate smashing tweets. Bill O’Brien is a guest on @SportsRadio610 and said the plan is to move veteran…
      - 5 hours ago, 22 Jun 18, 3:36pm -
    • newGuessing The Texans’ First 2018 Regular Season Depth Chart

      Guessing The Texans’ First 2018 Regular Season Depth Chart

      I got a bucket of tea leaves, a handful of palms, and some sooths to say. Let’s keep the conversation going. This time we want to talk about the Texans’ expected depth chart for the 2018 regular season. Let’s fill out the following offensive, defensive, and special teams positions.Offense: LT, LG, C, RG, RT, TE1, TE2, WR1, WR2, WR3, QB, RB1, RB2Defense: LE, NT, RE, LOLB, LILB, RILB, ROLB, CB1, CB2, CB2, FS, SS, S3Special Teams: KR, PRHere’s our best guesses.Matt Weston:Offense: LT Juli’en Davenport, LG Senio Kelemete, C Nick Martin, RG Zach Fulton, RT Jeff Allen, TE1 St…
      - 11 hours ago, 22 Jun 18, 10:00am -
    • newBRB Group Think: Rockets & Rocks

      BRB Group Think: Rockets & Rocks

      The BRB overlords let you know which Texans they think will make a leap and a tumble in 2018. For this week’s Group Think, Mike asked two questions that I am scrapping together like that baby head attached to an octopus in Toy Story. The two questions are very simple. Rocket—Name a Texans player you feel will rise to the occasion this season and detail why you think this.Rock—Name a Texans player you feel is going to drop like a rock to become this season’s [NAME REDACTED] and what will make that happen.These are our answers.Diehard Chris:Rocket—Zach Cunningham. I think h…
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    • newHouston Texans News: June 22, 2018

      Houston Texans News: June 22, 2018

      Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, June 22, 2018. Houston Texans NewsTexans add J.J. Moses as player engagement director, hire new security director - Houston ChronicleSome new faces in the Texans organization.Texans host First Down Dads Field Day - HoustonTexans.comThe Texans honored dads on Father’s Day last weekend.NFL NewsNFL sets training camp start dates for all 32 teams - NFL.comMark your calendars!WR Anderson pleads no contest to driving charges - NFL.comCould this lead to a suspension for the Jets WR?Bro…
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    • Texans Not Mentioned As Possible Landing Spot For Earl Thomas

      Texans Not Mentioned As Possible Landing Spot For Earl Thomas

      ESPN talks hypothetical trade offers for Earl Thomas, but they fail to address a very legitimate suitor. Remember the last time the Houston Texans had a Pro Bowl safety? It’s only happened once. One player, from either safety spots, over the course of seventeen seasons. Danieal Manning back in 2013. And he was an alternate. Now, imagine if Houston could send not one (Tyrann Mathieu), but two starters to the NFL’s All-Star Game after the 2018 season. Having two Pro Bowl caliber safeties, with a strong up-and-comer in Justin Reid, would be something the team’s never had before. E…
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    • Houston Texans Claim One Offensive Lineman Off Waivers, Release Another

      Houston Texans Claim One Offensive Lineman Off Waivers, Release Another

      The team swaps tackle prospects as they look to bolster their depth on the offensive line. With training camp still a month away, the Texans are officially in the dog days of summer. This allows them to tweak the roster in preparation for the upcoming season. Yesterday, the Texans claimed second-year OT Roderick Johnson off of waivers and released OT Kendall Calhoun from the roster. The @HoustonTexans claimed T Roderick Johnson (@RodBeBalling) off waivers from the Cleveland Browns. The team also waived T Kendall Calhoun. pic.twitter.com/8NJFUWLCtQ— Texans PR (@TexansPR) June 20, 201…
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    • Houston Texans News: June 21, 2018

      Houston Texans News: June 21, 2018

      Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, June 21, 2018. Houston Texans NewsTexans claim Roderick Johnson, cut Kendall Calhoun - Houston ChronicleThe Texans rotated tackles in and out yesterday.Bill O’Brien believes Texans are ‘in a good place’ - NFL.comIt’s good to hear the boss thinks the team is in a good spot.NFL NewsAlex Smith knows he won’t get a free pass in D.C. - NFL.comHow quickly will Alex Smith get acclimated with his new team?Mailbag: Is Flacco ready for his year-long audition? - NFL.comCan Flacco…
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    • What Would You Have Traded For Rob Gronkowski?

      What Would You Have Traded For Rob Gronkowski?

      It was just a rumor, but let’s take it a step further. As Weston posted earlier today, your Houston Texans were reportedly in talks, at some point earlier this offseason, with the New England Patriots about acquiring Rob Gronkowski in trade. We have no idea how far along those discussions got; it’s quite possible they never advanced beyond a preliminary stage. Nevertheless, as a petty way to mine for content a thought exercise, I want to know what you, if you were playing the role of Brian Gaine, would have given up to add Gronkowski to the Texans.Gronk has two years left on his c…
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    • Texans extend Benardrick McKinney, keep him in Houston
      The Houston Texans signed one of their key defensive players to an extension Thursday. Not it is not Jadeveon Clowney (but an extension for him should be coming soon), it is Benardrick McKinney. McKinney is an integral part of the Houston defense and made a name for himself in the absence of others. NFL Network’s […]Texans extend Benardrick McKinney, keep him in Houston - Toro Times - Toro Times - A Houston Texans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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    • Texans Watson and Watt to avoid PUP list and be ready for training camp
      The Houston Texans got some good news in regards to two prominent players. Deshaun Watson and J.J. Watt are expected to be ready for training camp. Both should avoid the physically unable to perform list and be healthy when camp starts. The news was shared by NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport earlier this week. Good news […]Texans Watson and Watt to avoid PUP list and be ready for training camp - Toro Times - Toro Times - A Houston Texans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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    • Players that have potentially played their last down in Houston
      Offense Kendall Lamm Fourth year NFL player from Appalachian State, Kendall Lamm has far exceeded the lifetime of an undrafted NFL player. However, he has struggled to perform when inserted into the starting lineup. Lamm had a short lived start at left tackle in week one after the 2017 Jacksonville Jaguars defense managed to generate […]Players that have potentially played their last down in Houston - Toro Times - Toro Times - A Houston Texans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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    • Texans rise in post-draft NFL.com power rankings
      The Houston Texans get a boost in the latest power rankings after the NFL draft. In general NFL power rankings are worthless.  Especially in the offseason But let’s be honest, power rankings are also fun to look at and debate. Elliot Harrison of NFL.com has released his post-draft power rankings and he has the Texans […]Texans rise in post-draft NFL.com power rankings - Toro Times - Toro Times - A Houston Texans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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    • Report: Cutler had talks with Jets, Texans before choosing TV
      Jay Cutler has seemingly been forced into retirement due to a lack of interest in his services, but it sounds like the veteran quarterback may have turned down one NFL team this offseason.With news surfacing Friday that Cutler has signed a deal to join FOX in a broadcasting role, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the 34-year-old had “real discussions” with the New York Jets but opted for a job in TV. At this point in his career, Cutler would probably rather call games on television than play for a team that isn’t a playoff contender. However, there is a belief that he is not closing th…
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    • Rick Smith: Deshaun Watson ‘will compete’ for starting job
      Given that the Houston Texans traded up in the 2017 NFL Draft to select Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson, it’s fair to wonder when we might see him in the field.Head coach Bill O’Brien has stated that Tom Savage is still the team’s starter. But on ESPN Radio’s Stephen A. Smith Show, general manager Rick Smith said that Watson will have his chance to earn the job.“We want to provide a competitive environment across the board. So [Watson will] compete,” the general manager said, as transcribed by ESPN’s Sarah Barshop. “[But] like I said, we feel good about Tom and his abilities…
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    • Deshaun Watson buys his mom a brand-new car after getting drafted by Texans
      The Houston Texans used the 12th overall pick of the 2017 NFL Draft to select quarterback Deshaun Watson on Thursday night, and the former Clemson superstar has already made an expensive purchase. But I think we can all approve of this one.Watson surprised his mother, Deann, with a brand-new Jaguar for her birthday on Saturday. He posted on social media that his mom deserves the car, and that it’s her first official car.Check out photos and video of Watson surprising his mom with the car (click the right arrow on the Instagram photo to see video of his mom checking out the car): A post sh…
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    • Deshaun Watson buys his mom a car after being drafted
      Two days after getting drafted by the Houston Texans, former Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson bought his mother a new car, a 2017 Jaguar, for her birthday.Watson said that the Jag was his mother’s “first official car” and based on the pictures, she’s got herself a sweet new whip. Generally speaking, making such a big purchase so quickly after getting drafted is not a smart idea. But in this case, we can make an exception for Watson. His mom certainly made a lot of sacrifices as he worked his way to the NFL. So, the new Jaguar is a well-deserved prize.
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    • Report: Texans wouldn’t take Jay Cutler’s calls
      Apparently, Jay Cutler really wants to play for the Houston Texans. He’s been bandied about as an option for the team since the Chicago Bears moved on from the veteran. That can now pretty much be thrown out the window after Houston FL Draft for Clemson product Deshaun Watson.We now have some more information regarding Cutler and the reported interest Houston had in him.There is no interest.NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport appeared on NFL Network’s coverage of the draft to report that the Texans in fact wouldn’t return calls from Cutler or his representatives, clearly indicating that the Texan…
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    • WATCH: Texans announce draft pick from space
      The fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft featured announcements from various people at some special locations. But it’s hard to beat what the Houston Texans did, announcing their selection from outer space.Astronaut Peggy Whitson — who’s spent more time in space than any American — took a break from the International Space Station and took center stage before sending it to retired astronaut Scott Kelly. What kind of career Julie’n Davenport will have remains to be seen. But no matter what, his selection will always have an entirely unique story behind it. Nobody else has had part of th…
      - 29 Apr 17, 10:42am -
    • Dabo Swinney is guaranteeing that Deshaun Watson will lead the Texans to a Super Bowl
      Dabo Swinney has made another ridiculous claim about his former quarterback Deshaun Watson and the NFL. First the Clemson coach compared Watson to Michael Jordan, so naturally he concluded that the Texans are destined to win a Super Bowl after drafting Watson with the No. 12 pick in the NFL Draft.Here’s what Swinney told The Triple Thereat on SportsRadio 610 Houston on Friday about Watson’s pairing with the Texans:“It’s just ideal. It’s so rare that a quarterback gets the chance to go to a playoff team where there is no established starter. It’s a great opportunity for him. He’s…
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    • Tom Savage was first player to welcome Deshaun Watson to Texans
      Credit Tom Savage for at least being magnanimous before the Houston Texans’ quarterback competition begins.Deshaun Watson revealed during his introductory press conference on Friday that Savage is the first Texans player he heard from upon being drafted by the team. The Texans traded up to the Cleveland Browns’ No. 12 spot in order to take the former Clemson QB. He will immediately step in and compete with Savage for the starting job. Savage started two games for the Texans last season and was promoted to starter after Brock Osweiler was traded to the Browns. Now another trade with Clevela…
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    • Watt brothers looking forward to Christmas Day tilt
      New Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker  T.J. Watt will face his older brother J.J. when the Houston Texans host Pittsburgh on Christmas Day.While this game will be a fun one for fans to watch, T.J. described the upcoming matchup in a more personal way.“I played with him in the backyard a bunch, I’ve seen him play a bunch, we’ve never been on the same field in full uniforms competitively before,” T.J. said, per Jeremy Fowler of ESPN. “I think that will be really cool and a weird day for me.”J.J. also acknowledged the Christmas Day brotherly tilt. The Steelers selected T.J. 30th overal…
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    • Bill O'Brien believes Texans 'in a good place right now'
      After injuries limited the Houston Texans to just four wins last season, head coach Bill O'Brien feels good about the state of the organization going forward.
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    • Texans QB Deshaun Watson: Rehab 'going smoothly'
      Deshaun Watson ditched the knee brace this week during Texans mandatory minicamp. After two days of work, the quarterback said he's right on track in his recovery from a torn ACL suffered in November.
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    • Texans rookie OT Rankin recovering from foot surgery
      After sustaining a foot injury at rookie minicamp last name, Houston Texans rookie offensive tackle Martinas Rankin is recovering from surgery and is expected to return by the start of the regular season.
      - 10 days ago, 12 Jun 18, 3:39pm -
    • Texans' Andre Hal diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma
      Houston Texans safety Andre Hal has been diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma, the team announced Friday. "I know how to beat this and I will beat this," Hal says.
      - 14 days ago, 8 Jun 18, 12:27pm -
    • Lamar Miller: Adrian Peterson would help out Texans
      Veteran running back Adrian Peterson remains a free agent. Houston Texans running back Lamar Miller lobbied for his squad to sign the seven-time Pro Bowl selection on 'NFL Up to the Minute'.
      - 22 days ago, 31 May 18, 4:27pm -
    • Top 100, Nos. 41-50: Deshaun Watson makes his mark
      Deshaun Watson has played less than half a season in the NFL, but that hasn't stopped the young Houston Texans quarterback from making an impact among his peers.
      - 25 days ago, 28 May 18, 5:57pm -
    • J.J. Watt to pay for Santa Fe H.S. victims' funerals
      Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt informed Santa Fe High School that he will personally cover the funeral expenses for the victims of the May 18 tragedy.
      - 35 days ago, 18 May 18, 10:00pm -
    • O'Brien: Tyrann Mathieu to 'hone in on' playing safety
      Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said Tyrann Mathieu will focus on playing safety for his new team. Mathieu signed with Houston in March following his release from the Cardinals.
      - 39 days ago, 15 May 18, 8:41am -
    • Bill O'Brien: No price too high to get franchise QB
      Joining NFL Network's Good Morning Football on Monday, Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien noted no price is too high to get the QB position right.
      - 40 days ago, 14 May 18, 6:31am -
    • Texans' J.J. Watt feels 'great' in rehab from injury
      Almost seven months after suffering a left tibial plateau fracture, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is on the mend. "I feel very good," the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year says.
      - 46 days ago, 8 May 18, 4:52am -