Brock Osweiler isn’t on the Houston Texans‘ roster anymore, but the Texans are still paying for his horrendous contract last season. The Texans gave Osweiler a four-year deal worth $18 million a year a year ago. Osweiler was so bad, the Texans basically gave the Cleveland Browns a second-round pick in a trade just to take Osweiler off their hands, then watched presumed target Tony Romo retire and take a job with CBS.
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Howard, 28, spent the last four seasons with the Chiefs and was scheduled to make $3.7 million in base salary in 2017, including $2.5 million in guarantees. - - - Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett may be the favorite for the Cleveland Browns as the number one overall draft pick, but North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky is reportedly still under serious consideration. Sources told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com that the Browns are strongly considering taking Trubisky with the top pick.
Although free agent defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is not officially retired, from all indications he has played his last NFL game. Texans G.M. Rick Smith said today that he’s had no contact with Wilfork and assumes Wilfork is happy calling it a career. “I haven’t spoken to Vince Wilfork since last season,” Smith said. “My expectation is that Vince is not playing anymore.” After the Texans lost in the playoffs, Wilfork said he was probably done. He hasn’t said anything since then that would suggest a change of heart. At some point, Wilfork will probably return to New England, where he played 11 seasons, for a formal announcement that his career has come to an end.
The NFL’s declining television ratings made for a dominant storyline in the fall. Between the primetime schedule, early morning games in London, a Week 1 Monday Night Football doubleheader, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and late-season Saturdays, 58 regular-season games were played in solo windows last season. For years, the NFL survived and thrived.
Andre Johnson was honored by the Houston Texans on Wednesday for his stellar career, and the star receiver had plenty of people he wanted to thank. Johnson was released in 2014 after spending his first 12 seasons with the Texans. The third overall pick in the 2003 draft, Johnson left Houston as the franchise's leader in receptions (1,012), yards receiving (13,597), receiving touchdowns (64) and 100-yard games (51).
The window for pre-draft visits closes this week and the Texans have squeezed in one more meeting with a quarterback before the time is up. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team had University of Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya in for a visit on Wednesday. They also met with Texas Tech’s Patrick Mahomes and Clemson’s Deshaun Watson this week. Houston’s interest in quarterbacks comes as no surprise. Tom Savage and Brandon Weeden are the only two quarterbacks currently on the 90-man roster, so they’ll need to add to the position before moving into the later phases of their offseason and preseason work. Beyond that, neither of the quarterbacks already on hand is established as
Numerous corporate powerhouses and individual business titans — including fossil fuel, financial and food and beverage interests with lucrative business before the federal government — helped fund President Donald Trump's inauguration, according to a