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  • newWashington works out Blair Walsh, Sam Ficken, three others

    Washington works out Blair Walsh, Sam Ficken, three others

    Washington worked out kickers Sam Ficken, Kai Forbath, Blair Walsh, Roberto Aguayo and Jon Brown on Tuesday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Dustin Hopkins is a “bit banged up,” and the team is preparing for the possibility he won’t be able to kick Sunday. Hopkins is 17-of-19 on field goals and 17-of-17 on extra points [more]
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  • newNo lead changes in any Washington games this year

    No lead changes in any Washington games this year

    Last week, much was made of the fact that the Chiefs haven’t lost a coin toss all year. Now that the streak of successful heads-or-tails propositions has ended, there’s another unlikely streak that bears watching. As a member of the @PFTPMPosse has pointed out, and as PFT separately has confirmed by looking at the various [more]
    - 15 hours ago, 13 Nov 18, 5:09pm -
  • newD.J. Swearinger remains upset with Bill O’Brien four years later

    D.J. Swearinger remains upset with Bill O’Brien four years later

    D.J. Swearinger praises Gary Kubiak, the coach who was in Houston when the Texans drafted the safety in the second round in 2013. But the Washington safety has nothing nice to say about current Texans coach Bill O’Brien, who cut Swearinger after the 2014 season. The Washington safety wrote on Instagram this week about how [more]
    - 16 hours ago, 13 Nov 18, 4:28pm -
  • newWashington waives Joshua Holsey

    Washington waives Joshua Holsey

    Washington activated cornerback Joshua Holsey off the non-football injury list Monday. The team waived him Tuesday. Holsey began the season on NFI after dropping a table on his foot at the outset of training camp. He appeared in 12 games for Washington last season, making two tackles. Holsey was expected to compete for more playing [more]
    - 17 hours ago, 13 Nov 18, 3:59pm -
  • newTexans expect to “make a lot of strides” with Demaryius Thomas

    Texans expect to “make a lot of strides” with Demaryius Thomas

    Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas caught three passes for 61 yards for the Texans in a Week Nine game that came just a few days after he was acquired in a trade with the Broncos. The Texans had a bye last week and head coach Bill O’Brien said that Thomas spent it making sure that he [more]
    - 23 hours ago, 13 Nov 18, 9:32am -
  • Bill O’Brien explains decision not to add Adrian Peterson

    Bill O’Brien explains decision not to add Adrian Peterson

    As the Texans prepare to face Washington and its off-the-couch-in-late-August star tailback, Texans coach Bill O’Brien knows he’ll be facing a guy who may be feeling salty about not getting a chance to play in Houston. So O’Brien is doing his best to give Adrian Peterson no extra motivation, beyond that which he already has. [more]
    - 2 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 3:21pm -
  • AFC playoff picture: Patriots take a step back

    AFC playoff picture: Patriots take a step back

    We’re so accustomed to the Patriots having a bye week in the AFC playoffs that it’s a little shocking to look at the standings right now and realize that this year, it might not happen. Although New England is still the overwhelming favorite to win the AFC East, the results of this week’s games show [more]
    - 2 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 5:23am -
  • AFC playoff picture: Chiefs and Patriots have the lead

    AFC playoff picture: Chiefs and Patriots have the lead

    As we head into Week 10 of the NFL season, we’re taking our first look at the playoff picture, and the top two teams have separated themselves from the pack. The Chiefs are the top team in the conference, but the Patriots are only a game behind and have the head-to-head tiebreaker. The Chiefs also [more]
    - 6 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 3:43am -
  • Vance Joseph “disappointed” in Demaryius Thomas’ comments

    Vance Joseph “disappointed” in Demaryius Thomas’ comments

    Vance Joseph doesn’t want to get into a he said/he said with Demaryius Thomas. While taking the high road, the Broncos coach admitted he was “disappointed” with his former receiver’s comments to Orange and Blue AM-760 earlier this week. Thomas did more than merely wave good-bye as he left Denver after Sunday’s return trip. Among [more]
    - 7 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 5:16pm -
  • Texans claim DeAndre Carter, cut Tyler Ervin

    Texans claim DeAndre Carter, cut Tyler Ervin

    The Texans claimed receiver/returner DeAndre Carter off waivers from the Eagles. They waived Tyler Ervin in a corresponding move. Carter, 25, appeared in seven games with one start. He served as the Eagles’ returner in the absence of Darren Sproles. Carter averaged 10.3 yards on 10 punt returns and 20.4 yards on 10 kickoff returns. [more]
    - 7 days ago, 7 Nov 18, 2:58pm -

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    • newAFC Playoff Picture: Patriots face uphill battle for home-field advantage
      AFC Playoff Picture: Patriots face uphill battle for home-field advantage originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.comThe New England Patriots have won 70 percent of their games this season. They're still a very good football team. But their path to a third
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    • newTexans expect to “make a lot of strides” with Demaryius Thomas

      Texans expect to “make a lot of strides” with Demaryius Thomas

      Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas caught three passes for 61 yards for the Texans in a Week Nine game that came just a few days after he was acquired in a trade with the Broncos. The Texans had a bye last week and head coach Bill O’Brien said that Thomas spent it making sure that he has a better handle of the team’s offensive playbook.
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    • Houston RB Foreman could return to practice soon
      Houston Texans running back D'Onta Foreman has recovered from a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered almost a year ago and could return to practice soon. When Foreman returns to practice the team will have 21 days to take him off the physically unable to perform list and add him to the active roster. Foreman, a third-round pick in 2017 from Texas, ran for 327 yards with two touchdowns and had 83 yards receiving before his injury on Nov. 19.
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    • newFormer Texan D.J. Swearinger Is Not A Fan Of Bill O’Brien

      Former Texan D.J. Swearinger Is Not A Fan Of Bill O’Brien

      Redskin safety throws shade Houston Texans coaching staff Safety D.J. Swearinger was one of the last additions to the Houston Texans roster by the previous coaching regime. After one season with the current coaching leadership, Swearinger found himself no longer playing at NRG on Sundays. After starting in 32 games, making 105 total tackles, and picking up 1 sack and 3 interceptions, Swearinger allegedly wore out his welcome. Unable to find another team willing to trade for him, Houston cut the seemingly troubled player. This weekend, when the Texans face off against the Washington Red…
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    • new2018 NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

      2018 NFL Power Rankings: Week 11

      No win, but no loss either. So where do the Texans rank this week? ESPN (Sarah Barshop): 10, up 1 spot. NFL.com (Elliot Harrison): 10, no change. USA Today (Nate Davis): 12, up 1 spot. Bleacher Report: 10, up 1 spot. Lowest Ranking: 12, USA TodayHighest Ranking: 10, ESPN/Bleacher Report/NFL.comIt looks like the power rankings across the internet are aligning somewhat together.What say you, BRB? Are the Texans ranked too high, too low, or in the right spot?
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    • newThe Film Room: J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, And The Texans’ Pass Rush

      The Film Room: J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, And The Texans’ Pass Rush

      Matt Weston breaks down J.J. Watt, Jadeveon Clowney, and their impact on Houston’s pass rush. Have you ever waited four years for something? Not even spurned lovers with unrequited hearts, Olympians with world championships to win, or undergraduates wait this long for a single thing to occur. But you, you are different. Because in 2014 when Jadeveon Clowney was selected with the first overall pick, you dreamed of today. You fantasized about J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney playing at their peaks and dominating the field together. In 2014 Clowney played in only 4 games, and mustered only…
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    • Red Zone Play: Making The Houston Texans Special Teams Special Again

      Red Zone Play: Making The Houston Texans Special Teams Special Again

      Roster moves are a byproduct of Brad Seely’s improved system. It’s not a major bit of breaking news to point out that the Houston Texans’ special teams unit has been an area of weakness for years. In fact, it’s hard to argue it’s been a blind spot for head coach Bill O’Brien through his entire tenure in Houston. That is, until O’Brien hired new special teams coach Brad Seely last offseason. While Romeo Crennel resuming defensive coordinator duties grabbed most of the headlines, Seely’s arrival has had a dramatic impact on the Texans. Sure, Houston hasn’t had any huge…
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    • Houston Texans News: November 13, 2018

      Houston Texans News: November 13, 2018

      Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Houston Texans NewsTexans rookie Jordan Thomas on a scoring tear (Houston Chronicle)Texans see progress from punter Trevor Daniel (Houston Chronicle)Texans Film Room: Why aren’t the tight ends more productive? (The Athletic)NFL NewsKupp out for rest of Rams season after tearing ACL (NFL.com)Payton on broken fire alarm: ‘Needed noise to stop’ (NFL.com)Bengals fire DC Austin following big loss to Saints (NFL.com)Niners to host HS team affected by wildfire ton…
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    • Monday Night Football Open Thread - Giants at 49ers

      Monday Night Football Open Thread - Giants at 49ers

      Come join us here at the blogstead and watch an exci—a tilt between two teams on Monday Night Football! Hi. Due to a scheduling conflict, there was a mixup on who was putting together the Monday Night thread for this week. The thread is now up and—[The previous writer of this thread, for bringing up inside baseball on how the blog is handled, has been sacked.]Now that we’re here and dressed and stuff, we might as well watch this mediocre game between two teams we really couldn’t be less intere—[We at the masthead apologize for the poor job of hyping up tonight’s Monday N…
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    • A Look At The AFC South Race

      A Look At The AFC South Race

      Indy and Tennessee won this week. What’s happening around the division? Entering Week Ten, Houston had a game and a half lead over the Titans and a two and a half game lead over the Colts in the AFC South. Football Outsiders gave the Texans a 72.5% chance at winning the division, the Titans a 14.2% chance, the Colts a 9.5% chance, and the Jaguars a 3.9% chance. You can’t win by losing, but you can lose by not playing, as both the Titans, who beat the Patriots 34-10, and the Colts, who ended the Jaguars’ season by beating them 29-26, have made the AFC South something more than an im…
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    • Which Injured Player Do The Texans Need The Most?

      Which Injured Player Do The Texans Need The Most?

      A litany of players could return after the bye, but who could have the biggest impact? The Houston Texans had the week off be with family, asses the last nine games, and get healthy for the rest of the season. A much needed week off comes at a perfect time for the Texans as they look to face their best opponent in weeks. The Washington Redskins are equally as injured, but are coming off an impressive victory against the Buccaneers where their defense only gave up three points. The Redskins’ defense is one of the most underrated in the league, and features several gritty run stoppers up…
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    • newHouston Texans Daily Roundup: More Demaryius Thomas is a great for offense
      Having a veteran wide receiver like Demaryius Thomas on the roster after another week of learning the playbook will make the Houston Texans offense stronger in Week 11. It is time to really see how veteran wide receiver Demaryius Thomas will fit in and produce with the Houston Texans offense after another week of learning […]Houston Texans Daily Roundup: More Demaryius Thomas is a great for offense - Toro Times - Toro Times - A Houston Texans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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    • newHouston Texans named early favorites for Week 11 game at Washington Redskins
      The Houston Texans enter Week 11 by being selected as the early favorites for their game at the Washington Redskins this Sunday. After having a week off to rest up any nagging injuries and to get away from the stresses of playing an NFL game, the Houston Texans are back at it for Week 11 […]Houston Texans named early favorites for Week 11 game at Washington Redskins - Toro Times - Toro Times - A Houston Texans Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
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    • newHouston Texans: Re-sign running back to the practice squad
      The Houston Texans made a couple of moves to their practice squad after their bye week. The Houston Texans have decided to bring back running back Josh Ferguson back to their practice squad. Ferguson was already in the team’s practice squad for a short stint before being released so the Texans could retain outside linebacker Daeshon Hall, who […]Houston Texans: Re-sign running back to the practice squad - 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…
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    • 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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    • Texans WR Demaryius Thomas rips Broncos brass
      Houston Texans wide receiver Demaryius Thomas went on Orange & Blue radio, 760 AM in Denver, on Monday to expound on his feelings of being traded from the Denver Broncos.
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    • Texans trade for Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas
      Deshaun Watson has a new offensive tool to work with moving forward. The Denver Broncos traded Demaryius Thomas to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick.
      - 15 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 10:01am -
    • DeAndre Hopkins on non-catch: I'm going to count it
      Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins had an unbelievable catch in Thursday night's win over the Dolphins. Problem is, it wasn't ruled an official catch. Hopkins was flagged for pass interference.
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    • Texans' Will Fuller done for season with torn ACL
      The Houston Texans won big Thursday, but it came at a cost. Wide receiver Will Fuller is out for the rest of the season after suffering a torn ACL against the Miami Dolphins.
      - 19 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 4:19am -
    • Deshaun Watson (chest) declares himself healthy
      Despite sustaining injuries against the Cowboys and taking a pounding against the Bills, Texans quarterback Desean Watson is ready and raring to go against the Jaguars this week.
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    • Watt brothers in 'healthy competition' for sacks lead
      With six sacks each on the season, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt and Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker T.J. Watt are tied with Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Geno Atkins for first.
      - 34 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 4:56am -
    • Will Deshaun Watson play Sunday vs. Bills? 'For sure'
      Deshaun Watson took a pummeling in Sunday's victory over the Dallas Cowboys, but the Houston Texans quarterback is confident he will play against the Buffalo Bills this week.
      - 35 days ago, 10 Oct 18, 9:56am -
    • Texans' Deshaun Watson: 'I'm built to take those hits'
      Texans QB Deshaun Watson found himself on the receiving end of multiple cringe-worthy hits throughout an overtime win over the Cowboys. But he says don't expect him to adjust how he plays the game.
      - 37 days ago, 8 Oct 18, 7:39am -
    • Deshaun Watson on pace to be sacked 68 times in '18
      Coming off a torn ACL, Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson has been sacked 17 times, second-most in the NFL behind Buffalo Bills rookie Josh Allen. Will Watson find relief?
      - 42 days ago, 3 Oct 18, 6:49am -
    • Adam Vinatieri sets NFL's all-time field goal record
      Colts kicker Adam Vinatieri broke the NFL's all-time record for field goals with his 42-yard field goal in the second quarter against the Houston Texans on Sunday to give Indy a 21-10 lead.
      - 45 days ago, 30 Sep 18, 11:39am -