Archive for the ‘Houston Texans’ Category

Watch: Fight! First play involving DeAndre Hopkins in Niners-Texans practice leads to scuffle

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

The San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans are playing a preseason game at NRG Stadium on Saturday, and are holding joint practices at the Texans’ facility Wednesday and Thursday. Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins (C) and San Francisco 49ers corner Jimmie Ward got into a fight at practice on Wednesday.

Texans activate tight end Jevoni Robinson from PUP list

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Tight end Jevoni Robinson was activated from the physically unable to perform list of the Houston Texans on Tuesday after passing his physical with the team. Robinson spent the first two weeks of camp on the PUP list. Robinson played college basketball at North Carolina State and Division II Barry University.

Dolphins bring back former DL Langford

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

The Miami Dolphins signed free agent defensive lineman Kendall Langford, who played for the team from 2008-11, the Dolphins announced Tuesday. Langford, 32, last played for the Houston Texans but appeared in just one game in November before being waived. Langford missed over half of 2016 with the Indianapolis Colts and played in just seven games due to a knee injury, a year after he had seven sacks in 16 starts for Indy.

49ers notes: Practices heat up with Texans in Houston

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

The 49ers arrived Monday evening in Houston, where temperatures in the mid-90s – and more than a bit of humidity -- await the team's two practices this week against the Texans. After 14 practices at the team's facility in Santa Clara, the 49ers figure to learn a lot more about their roster while facing a different opponent during two-hour practice sessions scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday. "We're very sick of going against the same scheme every day," 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said.

What Trump doesn’t understand about NFL player protests

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

With the start of the NFL season close at hand, and the 2018 midterm elections in less than three months, President Trump has renewed his attack on players who “take a knee” during the national anthem to protest racism. The NFL, in part due to pressure from the president, rolled out new rules in May that sought to discourage the protests by fining teams whose players took part.

Texans donate old turf to school flooded in Hurricane Harvey

Monday, August 13th, 2018

A high school hit hard by Hurricane Harvey is getting a new playing surface thanks to the Houston Texans. The Texans said Monday that they're donating the turf they played on at NRG Stadium last season to C.E. King High School after its field was destroyed in flooding from Harvey, which hit the area last August. ''These guys get to go out there every day and know that they're playing on something that J.J. Watt played on,'' King coach Derek Fitzhenry said.

49ers camp report: Richard Sherman’s workload increases on second day back

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Cornerback Richard Sherman's work load increased on his second day back on the 49ers' practice field after sitting out eight days with a hamstring strain. Sherman was limited to individual drills on Sunday, but he saw more action on Monday, including participating in an 11-on-11 session in the red zone. The 49ers had a lighter day of work, practicing in shells and helmets in their last day of work before traveling to Houston.

Houston’s Watson healthy and ready for more work this week

Saturday, August 11th, 2018

Deshaun Watson was back in a game this week for the first time since surgery to repair a right knee injury in November, and although he didn't play long, he relished his return. ''I just played five snaps, handed the ball off, threw one pass,'' Watson said. The Houston Texans quarterback is looking to build on his limited action as the team prepares for two practices with the San Francisco 49ers next week before hosting them in their second preseason game on Saturday.

Texans DE Clowney remains idle

Wednesday, August 8th, 2018

Defensive end Jadeveon Clowney remains mostly idle as the Houston Texans prepare for their preseason opener. The Texans are also biding their time with three-time Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt, who has been on the field for select drills in early August but might not play in preseason games. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Clowney could join the fray as soon as next week.

NFL notebook: Browns WR Callaway cited for pot

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Antonio Callaway was cited for marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license early Sunday morning, according to a police report. Per the Strongsville (Ohio) report, Callaway was stopped at 2:59 a.m. Sunday after he was seen failing to yield to oncoming traffic. Deputy Chief John Janowski said the latter offense was regarded as a minor misdemeanor based on the amount Callaway possessed.