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Houston Texans draft capsule

Sunday, April 22nd, 2018

68. HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12) LAST SEASON: Texans won AFC South in past two seasons before failing to make postseason in 2017 as they dealt with numerous injuries, including to rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson and superstar defensive end J.J. Watt. Best

Texans “optimistic” about signing Jadeveon Clowney to extension

Friday, April 20th, 2018

There was a report in late March that the Texans and linebacker Jadeveon Clowney were making progress on talks about a contract extension, but they haven’t reached the finish line yet. General Manager Brian Gaine was asked about the status of those discussions during a Friday press conference.

Texans ‘optimistic’ about long-term deal with Jadeveon Clowney

Friday, April 20th, 2018

HOUSTON -- Texans general manager Brian Gaine said he is optimistic the team will sign Pro Bowl defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to a long-term contract before the season. "I won't discuss our negotiations publicly, but I'm optimistic that something can be done," Gaine said Friday at his pre-draft news conference. Clowney is scheduled to play on his fifth-year option in 2018, when he will get a significant raise because he was the No. 1 overall pick in 2014. Clowney made $7 million in 2017, and in 2018 he is scheduled to make more than $12 million. "[I like his] height, weight, [and] speed," Gaine said. "The production, the performance, the pass-rush ability. The guy's a disruptive player. He plays

Week 17 features Panthers at Saints, Jaguars at Texans, Cowboys at Giants

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Every game in Week 17 is a division game for the ninth consecutive year. Last season, three playoff spots and a division title — the NFC South — were decided on the final day of the season. You never know, of course, how things are going to turn out

J.J. Watt named to Time’s 100 Most Influential People list

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

J.J. Watt is one of Time’s most influential people. J.J. Watt played only five games last season for the Houston Texans — and he’s played only eight in the last two seasons combined — but his off-field work resulted in the honor of being named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People for 2018. “Hurricane Harvey was a historic storm that dumped more than 50 inches of rain, damaged more than 300,000 homes and shattered lives.

Whitney Mercilus good to go as Texans start offseason program

Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

Whitney Mercilus played only five games before a torn pectoral muscle ended his season. Six months later, Mercilus was one of the happiest Texans on the field for the start of the offseason program. The Texans ranked first in total defense in 2016 before slipping to 20th in 2017, losing J.J. Watt and Mercilus to season-ending injuries on the same drive in an October 8 game against the Chiefs.

10 FCS players whose NFL Draft stock is rising

Monday, April 16th, 2018

(STATS) - Winning MVP honors at college football's biggest All-Star games raised the NFL Draft stocks of Richmond quarterback Kyle Lauletta and Northern Iowa wide receiver Daurice Fountain. Lauletta, the Reese's Senior Bowl MVP, will likely be selected

Andre Johnson almost pulled out of Texans’ Ring of Honor ceremony over McNair comments

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Last season, the Houston Texans made former wide receiver Andre Johnson the first member of the franchise’s Ring of Honor. Johnson said this week that he was so upset by McNair referring to the NFL’s ongoing national anthem controversy as “the inmates running the prison” that he considered not going to the Ring of Honor ceremony.

Greg Cosell’s draft analysis: Lamar Jackson can execute an NFL passing game

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

When I watch Lamar Jackson on film I think about the Houston Texans last season. In studying Jackson’s tape from 2016 and 2017, you see a quarterback who can operate effectively within framework of a structured passing game. Louisville’s offense had NFL passing game concepts, and that’s a plus for Jackson.

Owen Daniels confirms Duane Brown’s account of Bob McNair’s comments about Barack Obama

Friday, April 6th, 2018

When former Texans tackle Duane Brown said last year that owner Bob McNair expressed dismay and disappointment to the team after the election of Barack Obama in 2008, the Texans and McNair did not dispute the claim. Nearly six months later, McNair has taken issue with Brown’s remarks, essentially claiming that Brown is lying. “I don’t go into meetings and express views like that,” McNair told the Wall Street Journal.