Posts Tagged ‘Houston Texans’

Tom E. Curran’s Preseason AFC Power Rankings

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

No NFL team has made four straight Super Bowl appearances since the Bills in the 90s, but the Patriots have a chance to end that streak this season. And while New England remains atop Tom E. Curran's AFC Power Rankings, he's shuffled things up when it comes to the Pats' biggest competitors, the Colts, Chiefs, and Texans. Which teams are on the way up, and which teams are sliding in Curran's estimation?

DeAndre Hopkins vs. Alvin Kamara: Which player should you draft first in fantasy football?

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

NFL Network's Kay Adams breaks down whether you should draft Houston Texans receiver DeAndre Hopkins or New Orleans Saints WR Alvin Kamara in fantasy.

Duke Johnson practices with Texans for first time

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

The Texans said they have a “vision” for how to use running back Duke Johnson when they acquired him in a trade with the Browns, but turning that vision into reality has been delayed. Johnson has been dealing with a hamstring injury since early in the summer, but the Texans' wait to get him on the field came to an end on Tuesday. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Johnson practiced with his new team for the first time.

Texans sign Derrick Jones

Monday, August 19th, 2019

The Texans signed cornerback Derrick Jones on Monday, according to the NFL's transactions report. They waived receiver Stephen Louis in a corresponding move. It is Jones' third team in the past week.

Matthew Stafford got work he needed in joint practices, so he didn’t play against Texans

Monday, August 19th, 2019

The Lions haven't played quarterback Matthew Stafford in either of their first two preseason games and he had a stretch of nearly a week without throwing a pass during training camp, but he's not worried about getting enough work in before the start of the regular season. Stafford took part in joint practices with the Patriots before sitting out the first game and then worked against the Texans in practices before the second contest. He said that he got more out of those workouts than he gets out of games, which made suiting up to play unnecessary in both cases.

Watch a former Gamecock de-cleat NFL defender with a nasty stiff-arm

Monday, August 19th, 2019

It certainly couldn't hurt Jerell Adams' chances to make the Houston Texans roster. Over the weekend Adams delivered a highlight-reel play with a crushing stiff-arm against the Detroit Lions. Jerell Adams had a listed advantage to 54 pounds and he put it to work, chucking Andrew Adams out of the way and taking off downfield.

Stephon Gilmore aptly captures Bill Belichick’s insane attention to detail

Monday, August 19th, 2019

Take it from Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who's developed into one of the best defensive backs in the league since coming to New England in 2016. In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated's Conor Orr, Gilmore recalled a detail Belichick shared with him prior to a 2018 game that may go overlooked on other coaching staffs. "He said, 'When the ball is traveling in this certain direction, the wind is blowing hard enough where you should probably trail the receiver just a little bit because the ball isn't going that deep,' " Gilmore told Orr.

“Blindside block” in Lions-Texans game creates confusion

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

The new blindside block rule is telling replay review of pass interference to hold its beer. With multiple questionable, at best, applications of the new procedure for reviewing pass interference calls and non-calls during the 2019 preseason, the new, sweeping banishment of all blindside blocks is creating some confusion. Lions guard Oday Aboushi, while blocking for quarterback David Fales, noticed that Texans linebacker Jamal Davis had looped completely around right tackle David Wiggins, allowing Davis to chase Fales from behind.

Bill O’Brien doesn’t know whether his starters will play vs. Lions

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Houston's starters may get the night off. I don't know,” coach Bill O'Brien said regarding whether he'll use his first-string players. We have got to look at the reps they got here [practicing against the Lions].

NFL training camp tracker: Titans’ A.J. Brown, Patriots’ Stephon Gilmore spark brawl

Thursday, August 15th, 2019

Follow all the action from around the NFL's training camps right here.