TEXANS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Report: Former Notre Dame WR Will Fuller Agrees To Rookie Contract With Houston Texans

Twitter/@Will_Fuller7 Former Notre Dame star and 2016 Houston Texans first-round pick Will Fuller has agreed to terms on a rookie contract with the club, according to the Houston Chronicle‘s Aaron Wilson.  Per Wilson, Fuller’s deal will be in excess of $10 million, including a $5.5 million signing bonus.  Drafted 21st overall out of Notre Dame, Fuller is projected to sign...
Via College Spun
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texans Sign First-Round WR Will Fuller, Lock Up 2016 Draft Class

The Houston Texans announced Saturday have agreed to terms with first-round WR Will Fuller, according to Aaron Wilson. The Texans have not signed their entire 2016 draft class to four-year deals. Fuller, 22, was taken with the No. 21 overall pick after the Texans elected to swap spots with the Redskins. The expectation all along was that the Texans would address the receiver position...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Texans J.J. Watt goes "Rocky" with egg on "The Tonight Show"

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt has had a busy week. He got into it with PFT’s Mike Florio on Twitter just a few days ago, after posting a photo of himself in a rather-slim USMNT jersey. He appeared on Jimmy Kimmel’s “The Tonight Show” on Friday night and he and Jimmy Fallon battled it out while playing an egg-related game. Raw eggs were cracked, hard-boiled eggs...
Via The Sports Daily
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning: ‘I’ll be pulling for Brock Osweiler’

This season former NFL quarterback Peyton Manning can sit back, relax and watch football for the first time in 22 years. While he plans to attend some Denver Broncos games and root for the Indianapolis Colts, Manning will also be cheering on former teammate Brock Osweiler this fall. Peyton Manning says he'll be 'a free agent' this year and cheer for a lot of teams. 'I'll be pulling...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans’ Inside Linebacker Benardrick McKinney Continues to Improve and Impress

Second year inside linebacker Benardrick McKinney has made an immediate impact for the Houston Texans thus far this summer. “I would say one guy on defense that I haven’t been asked a lot about that I think has really improved during the offseason and was improving at the end of last year is Benardrick McKinney,” Houston Head Coach Bill O’Brien said. “Benardrick McKinney...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Will the Houston Texans Rebound in 2016?

The Houston Texans are looking for a rebound season. They managed to make the playoffs in 2015 for the first time in three years, but ended up losing the Wild Card at the hands of starting quarterback Brian Hoyer. Since then, former Denver Broncos’ backup quarterback Brock Osweiler has been brought on with a four-year $72 million contract. When he subbed in for Peyton Manning during...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Florio calls J.J. Watt a ‘Kardashian’ after Twitter war

Pro Football Talk founder Mike Florio made an appearance Wednesday morning on “The Dan Patrick Show” and discussed the social media battle that ensued Tuesday night between Houston Texans superstar J.J. Watt and PFT’s official Twitter account. And suffice to say, Florio did not appear inclined to extend an olive branch to the Houston Texans superstar, going so far as to...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

JJ Watt gets in Twitter beef with Pro Football Talk

J.J. Watt got into it on Twitter with Pro Football Talk’s Twitter account on Tuesday night over some perceived “saltiness” by PFT. Just as the US Men’s National Soccer Team was preparing for its Copa America semifinal game against Argentina, Watt tweeted a photo of himself in the US kit. Kit is a big snug, but ready if called upon. #USAvARG pic.twitter.com/FTvx6LJ2fW...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Braxton Miller Has A Pretty Amazing View Of Tonight’s USA vs. Argentina Game

The U.S. Men’s National Team is currently facing Argentina in the semifinals of the Copa America in Houston, and new Texans wide receiver Braxton Miller has a pretty great view of the action. Miller posted a video to Instagram, where he walks out of the tunnel onto the pitch at NRG Stadium, which he will call home come the fall. A video posted by 92' Braxton M. Miller...
Via College Spun
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork weighs in on upcoming spot in Body Issue

Vince Wilfork is among the high-profile athletes who will appear in the buff in the upcoming edition of ESPN The Magazine’s Body Issue, which may come as a surprise to many given his sturdy 325-pound frame. But the 34-year-old Houston Texans defensive lineman hopes his decision to appear in the issue helps inspire people who don’t fit into what typically is considered “conventional”...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: At least 3 teams have inquired about Arian Foster

Interest is starting to gain steam in free agent running back Arian Foster. According to ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Foster has been contacted by “at least” three teams in the recent days or weeks. The 29-year-old running back was released by the Houston Texans this offseason after playing in only four games during an injury plagued 2015 season. While still recovering from surgery...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Cecil Shorts takes pay cut to avoid getting cut

Despite being loaded at the wide receiver position, the Houston Texans have opted to hang onto 28-year-old wideout Cecil Shorts III. While his first season with the Texans last year was underwhelming, the experienced receiver could prove to be a valuable slot receiver this coming season. Shorts was in serious danger of being cut by the Texans had he not taken a pay cut, but Shorts...
Via EndZoneScore
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans WR Cecil Shorts Agrees To $1M Pay Cut

Field Yates of ESPN reports that Texans WR Cecil Shorts has agreed to take a $1 million pay cut to remain with the team. According to Yates, Shorts will have his base salary reduced from $2.7 million to $1.2 million, but receives a $500,000 roster bonus. Shorts, 28, is a former is a former fourth-round pick of the Jaguars back in 2011. He played out his rookie contract in Jacksonville...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Braxton Miller Seems To Be Fitting In Well In Houston

Braxton Miller has now been a Houston Texan for a couple of months.  The former Ohio State wideout was a third-round selection by Houston in this past spring’s NFL Draft.  Miller, 23, has spent these last couple of months going through offseason workouts with the Texans, attempting to develop as a professional wide receiver.  Houston is somewhat loaded now at that position,...
Via College Spun
10 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Hopkins at Mexico-Venezuela game

Houston Texans superstar WR DeAndre Hopkins is enjoying his time before training camp picks up in a month. With Mexico and Venezuela squaring off in the Copa America Centenario on Monday night at NRG Stadium in Houston, it made sense that Hopkins would attend to get in on the action. .@Nukdabomb is ready for #MEXvVEN. @CA2016 #CopaAmerica pic.twitter.com/Rvea4b9eM5 — Houston...
Via The Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Chicharito, Mexico teammates freak out when meeting J.J. Watt

It is hard to argue that Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is one of the most well-known and likable guys in the NFL. Everyone seems to be a fan of his, even Chicharito and the rest of the Mexican National soccer team. The Mexican team is competing in the Copa America Centenario with its next game at NRG Stadium in Houston. On Sunday, El Tri got to meet one of their favorite...
Via Campus Sports Net
12 days ago  |  Discuss

LOOK: J.J. Watt Gets On The Court, Plays Pickup Basketball Around Houston

My brother got to meet @JJWatt pic.twitter.com/9bYUwfvGvE — ryan (@sayyestotacos) June 11, 2016 J.J. Watt is recovering from off-season groin surgery, but that isn't stopping him from playing in some pickup basketball games around Houston. The Houston Texans defensive end tweeted that if any games were happening in the city on Saturday, and after he received replies regarding...
Via Stack
12 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt dropped jaws by showing up at Houston pick-up basketball games

This past weekend, part of J.J. Watt's rehabilitation consisted of pick-up basketball with some unsuspecting teens and firefighters in Houston.The Houston Texans star defensive end, recovering from offseason groin surgery, tweeted about basketball and got replies identifying various locations around the city where he might find a game.And then, apparently, the 6-foot-5, 289-pound...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Osweiler to skip Broncos' Super Bowl ring ceremony

Brock Osweiler is skipping out on another team function for the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos, and this time he can’t use OTAs as an excuse. Osweiler will not be attending the Broncos’ private Super Bowl 50 ring unveiling ceremony at Sports Authority Field on Sunday, a Texans spokesperson confirmed to Cameron Wolfe of the Denver Post. The Texans quarterback does not have...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Foster ‘probably a week or two’ from passing physical

Free agent running back Arian Foster was once the NFL’s undisputed king of the hill. This spring he’s unemployed after a series of injuries over the years and a big salary forced him out of Houston. Given his history, there is a good chance he’ll be signed soon after he’s ready to prove he has regained his full health, which could come soon. Arian Foster is progressing...
Via Sportsnaut
May 20, 2016  |  Discuss

DeAndre Hopkins: Texans are team to beat in AFC South

The AFC South, along with the NFC East, was one of two shockingly weak NFL divisions last season. The Houston Texans ended up taking the division crown, but the Indianapolis Colts finished just one game behind them at 8-8 despite not having Andrew Luck for the majority of the season. Will a healthy Luck make the Colts the favorites? DeAndre Hopkins doesn’t think so. At his football...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Texans owner: 'Everything came together for us in this offseason’

There’s the old saying that everything is bigger in Texas. This was the case with some bold and big moves the Texans underwent this offseason. Speaking about outlook for the team in 2016, owner Bob McNair appears to be happy with his Texans’ offseason activity, via Aaron Wilson of chron.com: “Everything came together for us in this offseason, and we were able to get the...
Via Sportsnaut
May 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Brock Osweiler has great line about learning Texans offense

Brock Osweiler was lured away from the Denver Broncos courtesy of a four-year, $72 million contract from the Houston Texans. Now the onus is on the 25-year-old quarterback to learn a new offense and prove he’s worth the megadeal he signed. But adapting to a new offensive system and its philosophies and concepts isn’t without its challenges, Osweiler noted. In fact, he had...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
May 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Texans scout accidentally texts fan instead of Dak Prescott

Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes leading up to the NFL draft? How do teams know how to get in touch with a prospect so we have that made for television moment of them receiving the call from their soon to be employer? Below we get a bit of insight into how that all works except there is one mistake as the text exchange below between a Texans scout is sent to a random person...
Via The Comeback
April 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Arian Foster becomes son of the year after introducing his mom to The Rock

Arian Foster is now favored to win the unofficial 2016 Son of The Year award. While on-set with Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson in a tropical-looking location (maybe Ballers season 2?), the former Texans’ running back and current NFL free agent Arian Foster told The Rock his mom was a big fan. Then, the amazing happened. Part 1: so my mother @mysizemore, is in love...
Via The Comeback
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss
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