Archive for the ‘Houston Texans’ Category

Owners approve moving Raiders to Las Vegas (AFP)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
NFL team owners granted conditional approval on Monday to allow the Oakland Raiders to move to Las Vegas, the league announced, setting up the third franchise relocation in 14 months. The vote was 31-1 to approve the move, with the Miami Dolphins reportedly the only no vote. The Raiders needed support from at least 24 of 32 club owners to make the move, which follows the St. Louis Rams return to Los Angeles in January 2016 and the San Diego Chargers move to Los Angeles this past January.

NFL-National Football League roundup (Reuters)

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
The City of Oakland's 11th-hour stadium plan appears to be too little, too late for NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's liking. Goodell responded to the stadium proposal ahead of this week's annual league meeting in Phoenix, sending a letter to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf saying that he believes the city has yet to find "a viable solution" to keeping the Raiders there. The City of Oakland and its partners earlier submitted a revised financing plan for a $1.3 billion mixed-use stadium project on the site of the current home of the Raiders, who have called Oakland home for 45 of their 58 seasons, including the past 22.

Peterson won't be back with Vikings next NFL season (AFP)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Running back Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings are officially parting ways as the NFL team confirmed that he won't return to the club next season. General manager Rick Spielman announced that the Vikings will not resign Peterson to a contract for the 2017 season. Minnesota did not say whether they offered the 31-year-old Peterson any type of deal.

LA Rams sign linebacker Connor Barwin after Philly release (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 16th, 2017
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- The Los Angeles Rams have signed linebacker Connor Barwin, one week after he was released by the Philadelphia Eagles.

Post-free agency NFL mock draft: Deshaun Watson lands in very interesting situation (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017
Free agency has slowed to a virtual crawl, and the NFL draft picture very much is coming into focus. There are a handful of prospects whose medical situation need clarity, and a few more who still have important pro days looming. What’s most interesting to us is that the quarterbacks such as Clemson’s Deshaun Watson, in this class still have some potentially solid landing spots but might have to be patient for their chance to shine.

Report: Osweiler, O'Brien's confrontation in Week 17 led to split (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 13th, 2017
The shotgun marriage between the Houston Texans and Brock Osweiler began, as such things often do, with raised eyebrows last year at the thought of giving eight figures to an unproven backup. Putting aside a terrible season-long on-field performance—Osweiler ranked dead last among all starting quarterbacks in Pro Football Focus’s QB breakdown—reports continue to surface that Osweiler and Texans head coach Bill O’Brien just plain didn’t get along. In that game, backup Tom Savage got the start but Osweiler was pressed into emergency service after officials removed Savage early in the second quarter for concussion concerns.

Coughlin's reputation, rings already paying off for Jaguars (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
Tom Coughlin's resume, reputation and rings already are making a difference for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The team's new executive vice president of football operations played a pivotal role in landing one of the NFL's top free-agent classes. The Jaguars signed four free agents Friday, including three defensive starters to contracts totaling more than $150 million.

The Latest: AP source: Cowboys adding Carroll, Moore (The Associated Press)

Friday, March 10th, 2017
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Follow Day 1 of NFL free-agent frenzy (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

AP Source: Houston trades quarterback Brock Osweiler to Cleveland Browns (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
CLEVELAND (AP) -- AP Source: Houston trades quarterback Brock Osweiler to Cleveland Browns.