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Houston Texans: The Good, The Bad and The Ugly – Linebackers

The Good, Bad and Ugly – The second level of the Texans defense, the linebackers, could be exceptional in 2016. They could also be very average if injuries cause their depth to play a prominent role. Good health is important for any position group, but it is especially important for the Texans linebackers. Injuries happen, but a position […] Houston Texans: The Good, The Bad...
Via Toro Times
3 hours ago

'Checking In' for Training Camp

Training camp starts Sunday, but Texans players have been putting in work all offseason.
Via HoustonTexans.com
3 hours ago

Texans-themed fantasy football names

With football on the horizon, so too are fantasy drafts. We thought we’d ask fans for their best Texans-themed team names.
Via HoustonTexans.com
6 hours ago

How the Houston Texans Rookies Are Training for the 2016 NFL Season

2-14, 9-7 and 9-7 Those are the won-loss records of the Houston Texans over the past three NFL seasons. Anchored by a ferocious defense led by perennial Pro Bowler J.J. Watt, the Texans have rebounded into a contender under coach Bill O'Brien and his staff. The defense is great. DeAndre Hopkins is a premier NFL receiver. They upgraded the quarterback position with the Brock Osweiler...
Via Stack
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Former Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson visits Titans

The all-time receptions leader for the Houston Texans had a free agent visit with the team’s AFC South rival, the Tennessee Titans Andre Johnson had a great career for the Houston Texans during his 12 seasons with the young franchise. He left after 2014 with 1,012 receptions for 13,597 yards and 64 touchdowns. Those stats […] Former Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson visits Titans...
Via Toro Times
16 hours ago

2016 Houston Texans Training Camp Competition: Running Back (Part II--Chasing The Pack)

Alfred Blue heads in as my favourite to win the third RB job for the Texans in 2016, but what about the next best? As I said yesterday, I think Alfred Blue would get the job as RB3 for the Houston Texans in 2016 if I were in Bill O'Brien's shoes (which, to be honest, I'm quite glad I'm not). However, behind Blue there are two guys that have been on the roster recently and have made...
Via Battle Red Blog
20 hours ago

Texans owner was as sick of DeflateGate as the rest of us

Like most of the rest of the world, Texans owner Bob McNair was tired of #DeflateGate. But unlike a lot of people, he thinks the guy who presided over it is doing a great job. McNair told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that he — in a sentiment shared by most — grew tired…
Via Pro Football Talk
20 hours ago

2016 Houston Texans Season Preview: I Dreamt A Dream Tonight

The Oracle has seen a vision of the future. Want to hear about it? It involves the Texans. C'mon, you know you want to. George Carlin once said that there is nothing so boring as listening to someone describe a dream.  For the most part, this is true, but we're still in the offseason.  Content is still pretty hard to come by, and "boring" is better than nothing. Besides, you...
Via Battle Red Blog
1 day ago

2016 Houston Texans Training Camp: Five Players Put On PUP List, One Player Signed

Training camp is almost here, and the Houston Texans are making roster moves. The current ability to physically perform of one Justin James Watt has been dissected at some length, but he won't be the only member of your Houston Texans who starts training camp on the sidelines. Additionally, the Texans announced that they've signed another wide receiver. The @HoustonTexans submit...
Via Battle Red Blog
1 day ago

Texans put Watt, four other players on PUP list

HOUSTON (AP) -- The Houston Texans have put star defensive end J.J. Watt on the physically unable to perform list less than a week before training camp begins.The move, which was expected, comes after Watt recently had back surgery. The NFL sacks leader last season with 17 is expected to be ready for the season opener.The 27-year-old Watt played last season with a herniated disk...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texans star J.J. Watt on PUP list after back surgery

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans have put star defensive end J.J. Watt on the physically unable to perform list less than a week before training camp begins. The move, which was expected, comes after Watt recently had back surgery. The NFL sacks leader last season with 17 1/2 is expected to be ready for the season opener. The 27-year-old Watt played last season with a herniated...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

JJ Watt pens dramatic letter to fans about back injury

J.J. Watt is going a bit stir crazy while sidelined with a back injury that is expected to keep him out more than 10 weeks. Over the weekend, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year killed some time by writing a hand-written letter to Houston Texans fans thanking them for their support. In the note, Watt vowed to be back on the field, “very soon.” pic.twitter.com/x54zmB0ide...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans’ 2016 Hope Depends on Brock Osweiler

The Houston Texans managed to make it to the playoffs last year, after overcoming an early season collapse. In week seven of 2015, the Texans stood with a 2-5 record, causing head coach Bill O’Brien to revisit basic tackling with his struggling defense. Thankfully O’Brien’s “back to basics” campaign revitalized the Texans and delivered them to the Wild Card for the first...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: J.J. Watt could be out 10 weeks after back surgery

Fans looking forward to a big season out of the Houston Texans have a reason to be concerned after learning that J.J. Watt underwent back surgery this week. The three-time AP Defensive Player of the Year played through a herniated disk in his back last season (along with other injuries). The herniated disk apparently was aggravated while Watt was doing some training, leading to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans star J.J. Watt reportedly has back surgery, will start camp on PUP list

Houston Texans star defensive end J.J. Watt had back surgery and will start training camp on the physically unable to perform list, according to multiple reports. Watt reportedly will be ready for the season opener.But Watt's timetable might not be as optimistic as initially reported, according to NFL reporter Mike Garafolo.  This is the second time in the past six months Watt has...
Via FOX Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

JJ Watt undergoes back surgery, will open camp on PUP list

J.J. Watt underwent back surgery on Wednesday and will open training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, but the surgery should not cause him to miss any games this season. The Houston Chronicle's John McClain reported the news on Twitter Thursday about Watt's surgery: JJ Watt has undergone back surgery and will start camp on physically unable 2 perform but should...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans hope Osweiler can help them take next step

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans proved they were serious about upgrading their offense this offseason by luring Brock Osweiler from Denver with a four-year, $72 million contract. Now it's time to see if the quarterback was worth it. All eyes will be on Osweiler when the Texans begin training camp on July 31. Though it's early, coach Bill O'Brien is happy with what he's seen from...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Arian Foster Uses Instagram Videos to Show NFL Teams He's Recovered from Achilles Injury

The Houston Texans released four-time Pro Bowler Arian Foster in March. Foster has battled injuries since 2013, when he had issues with his back. More recently, a torn Achilles tendon in Week 4 cut short his playing time last season. But Foster has not given up and he's been working out to impress other teams. RELATED: Achilles Tendon Ruptures: Prevention and Recovery Foster...
Via Stack
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Braxton Miller Wants to Make an Impact for the Houston Texans

Former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller will is looking to make an immediate impact for the Houston Texans. Miller was drafted by the Texans after transforming from a QB to a wide receiver during his senior collegiate season. Regardless of his position, the 23-year-old wants to help his new team. “Just a playmaker. I’ll play slot, outside, inside, play running back. Just...
Via The Sports Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt deserves a huge raise

After watching the events of the 2016 NFL offseason unfold, one thing is crystal clear: J.J. Watt deserves a massive raise. Universally accepted as the top defensive player, and as one of the NFL’s top players at any position, Watt is significantly underpaid as the market is currently constituted. The Houston Texans signed Watt to a six-year deal worth just over $100 million...
Via Sportsnaut
9 days ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Hopkins Addresses Rumor That He’s Dating Johnny Manziel’s Ex Colleen Crowley

Tuesday, Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins posted a photo of himself with Johnny Manziel’s ex – Colleen Crowley – in Malibu. Naturally, the Internet wondered if they are now dating. Turns out – not so much. Thursday, Hopkins took to Twitter to issue a quick statement regarding the matter. He’s single. Btw I’m single and not looking. — Deandre Hopkins (@Nukdabomb...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Johnny Manziel’s Ex-Girlfriend Hangs With Houston Texans’ Star WR DeAndre Hopkins

Johnny Manziel’s ex-girlfriend, Colleen Crowley, spent part of her Fourth of July weekend hanging out with an NFL All-Pro wide receiver.  Crowley was spotted with Houston Texans’ star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins in California.  Both Crowley and Hopkins, 24, shared a photo on Instagram of themselves together. The photo was captioned, “H-Town in Malibu.”  H-town...
Via College Spun
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork lands on cover of ‘Body Issue’

Vince Wilfork arguably is one of the most compelling athletes appearing in this year’s edition of the annual ESPN The Magazine Body Issue. Not only that, the 325-plus-pound Houston Texans nose tackle has landed on one of the issue’s covers. time for number.Here's @wilfork75's @ESPN the Magazine cover for the 'Body' Issue. (h/t Peter Hapak). pic.twitter.com/rDUBii3niH ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans GM hopes Jadeveon Clowney is done with injuries

Jadeveon Clowney has had his fair share of injuries since being drafted No. 1 overall in 2014 by the Houston Texans, who hope he’s already met his career quota. General manager Rick Smith, who says Clowney has been “pretty disruptive, pretty impactful” on the field when healthy, wants to believe it’s possible. “It’s just that he has suffered some injuries, which you...
Via Sportsnaut
June 26, 2016  |  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
June 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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