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  Texans | Matt Kalil remains sidelined    Thu Aug 22, 06:07 PM

Houston Texans OT Matt Kalil (foot) has not practiced this week because of a foot injury, but head coach Bill O'Brien said Kalil will be ready for Week 1.

Footballguys view: Cameron Jordan and company will look forward to testing Kalil and one of the league's worst offensive lines Week 1.

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  Texans | Will Fuller leaves practice    Thu Aug 22, 06:04 PM

Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) left practice early Thursday, Aug. 22, but head coach Bill O'Brien said Fuller is not hurt and that the team is managing his snaps during practice.

Footballguys view: Fuller is set up for a hot start with Keke Coutee banged up and more targets likely coming his way against the Saints in Week 1. He's worth his modest (considering his scoring history) ADP.

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  Texans | Kahale Warring remains sidelined    Thu Aug 22, 02:27 PM

Houston Texans TE Kahale Warring (concussion) has yet to be cleared from the league's concussion protocol, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Footballguys view: Warring is an IR-return candidate after the raw but athletic tight end struggled with injuries twice this summer. He could be a name we return to in dynasty leagues next year because of the value Deshaun Watson creates in this offense.

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  Texans | Keke Coutee still not ready to practice    Thu Aug 22, 02:18 PM

Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (ankle) remains sidelined with a sprained ankle, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle.

Footballguys view: Coutee is very questionable for Week 1, which makes Duke Johnson a very intriguing PPR RB2/Flex in the season opener against the Saints and for however long Coutee is out. Coutee had built a lot of momentum this offseason, but couldn't sustain it through the preseason. He's still worth a pick and stash in the second half of PPR drafts.

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  Texans | David Steinmetz out for 2019    Wed Aug 21, 07:43 PM

Houston Texans OT David Steinmetz (ankle) will miss the entire 2019 season because of a broken ankle, according to a source. He is scheduled to undergo surgery Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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  Texans | David Steinmetz carted off    Wed Aug 21, 03:30 PM

Houston Texans OT David Steinmetz (leg) was carted off the field after suffering a right leg injury during practice Wednesday, Aug. 21.

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  Texans | Duke Johnson hits practice field    Tue Aug 20, 12:37 PM

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) practiced with his new team for the first time Tuesday, Aug. 20, after being sidelined with a hamstring injury.

Footballguys view: We're excited to see how Johnson is used as the change-of-pace back behind Lamar Miller. Johnson is a fine pass-catcher and he can make plays in space. That gives him flex appeal in PPR leagues. Stay tuned.

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  Texans | Tyron Johnson a fit in Houston?    Tue Aug 20, 01:58 AM

Houston Texans WR Tyron Johnson's speed would be a 'great asset' to the offense, according to wide receivers coach John Perry, and Sarah Barshop of ESPN.com believes Johnson is in the mix to land the final spot on the 53-man roster.

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  Texans | Derrick Jones signs    Mon Aug 19, 05:49 PM

The Houston Texans signed free agent CB Derrick Jones Monday, Aug. 19. WR Stephen Louis was waived.

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  Texans | Quartet returns to practice    Mon Aug 19, 04:36 PM

Houston Texans C Nick Martin (hamstring), DB A.J. Moore (undisclosed), CB Lonnie Johnson (undisclosed) and DL Carlos Watkins (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19. S Justin Reid (undisclosed) and S Tashaun Gipson (undisclosed) didn't participate.

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  Texans | D.J. Reader returns    Mon Aug 19, 01:08 PM

Houston Texans DT D.J. Reader (undisclosed) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 19.

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  Texans | Tytus Howard has broken finger    Mon Aug 19, 09:43 AM

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans OG Tytus Howard (finger) suffered a broken finger in the second preseason game. He's expected to be available for Week 1, though. Howard has been working as the starting left guard.

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  Texans | Matt Kalil to start at left tackle    Sun Aug 18, 11:03 AM

Houston Texans OT Matt Kalil will be the team's starting left tackle this season, even though OT Roderick Johnson started the last preseason game versus the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 17, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

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  Texans | Tytus Howard injured Saturday    Sun Aug 18, 09:15 AM

Houston Texans OT Tytus Howard (undisclosed) made an early exit from the preseason game against the Detroit Lions Saturday, Aug. 17, due to an undisclosed injury. He walked to the locker room with trainers near the end of the first half.

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  Texans | Houston claims Jermaine Ponder    Fri Aug 16, 05:14 PM

Former Pittsburgh Steelers CB Jermaine Ponder was claimed off waivers by the Houston Texans Friday, Aug. 16. The Texans also waived/injured CB Jermaine Kelly (undisclosed).

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  Texans | Will Fuller wants to play in preseason    Thu Aug 15, 06:55 PM

Houston Texans WR Will Fuller (knee) said he hopes to receive some playing time this preseason so he can knock off some of the rust.

Footballguys view: Fuller only made it through seven games in 2018 before this knee injury shut him down for the year. He's talented, has a great connection with QB Deshaun Watson and can be one of the best deep threats in the game when healthy. Fuller has a current ADP of WR33 (7.05) in 12-team PPR leagues.

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  Texans | Nick Martin may return next week    Thu Aug 15, 06:47 PM

Houston Texans C Nick Martin (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 15, but the team hopes he will be able to return to practice next week.

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  Texans | Duke Johnson to miss preseason game    Wed Aug 14, 02:20 PM

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) is still sidelined because of his hamstring injury and will not play in the preseason game Saturday, Aug. 17.

Footballguys view: It's an unfortunate injury as we're all excited to see what Johnson can do with his new team. They'll take it easy on him while he recovers from this hamstring injury. When healthy, Johnson will work as a pass-catching back behind starter Lamar Miller...and there's a chance that he could push for a larger role. Stay tuned.

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  Texans | Two centers still sidelined    Wed Aug 14, 02:15 PM

Houston Texans C Nick Martin (hamstring) and C Greg Mancz (ankle) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Aug. 14.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney on the market?    Tue Aug 13, 05:26 PM

Houston Texans DE/LB Jadeveon Clowney has yet to report to camp as of Tuesday, Aug. 13. Longtime beat writer John McClain stated on social media he would be surprised if Clowney isn't traded.

Footballguys view: If McClain thinks that Clowney will be dealt, then look out for a trade to happen. The word was that Clowney would report to the team after the third preseason game. The Texans franchise-tagged player was not able to strike a new long-term deal, so Clowney is set to play on a one-year nearly $16 million contract. Stay tuned.

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  Texans | Jordan Thomas back on field    Mon Aug 12, 07:06 PM

Houston Texans TE Jordan M. Thomas (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 12.

Footballguys view: Thomas should be the lead tight end for the Texans this year. We love their high-powered passing game and Thomas has a size advantage over nearly anyone tasked with covering him. Thomas should be considered a TE3 with upside for Fantasy GMs in 2019.

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  Texans | Duke Johnson idle    Mon Aug 12, 11:29 AM

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) didn't practice Monday, Aug. 12, and he's unlikely to play in the second preseason game.

Footballguys view: The Texans are excited to see what Johnson can do in their backfield...on more than just third downs. We'll have to wait and see him in action, which is fine as Johnson is a seasoned veteran who doesn't need every rep to get up to speed...even with a new team.

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  Texans | J.J. Watt back at practice    Mon Aug 12, 10:03 AM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin) returned to practice Monday, Aug. 12.

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  Texans | Duke Johnson unable to practice    Mon Aug 12, 12:43 AM

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (hamstring) was unable to practice Sunday, Aug. 11, due to a hamstring ailment.

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  Texans | Three TEs seeing increased workload    Mon Aug 12, 12:38 AM

Houston Texans TEs Jerell Adams, Jordan Akins and Darren Fells have each practiced and played more with TEs Jordan M. Thomas (hamstring) and Kahale Warring (hamstring) sidelined. Adams even scored a touchdown against the Green Bay Packers in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8. 'All had strong camps, no doubt,' head coach Bill O'Brien said.

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  Texans | No practice again for J.J. Watt    Mon Aug 12, 12:36 AM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin) was unable to practice yet again on Sunday, Aug. 11.

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  Texans | Kahale Warring still on the shelf    Mon Aug 12, 12:30 AM

Houston Texans TE Kahale Warring (hamstring) missed the preseason opener against the Green Bay Packers due to a hamstring injury, and he has missed a significant amount of practice time due to the ailment, including Sunday, Aug. 11.

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  Texans | Handful of defenders on the mend    Mon Aug 12, 12:26 AM

Houston Texas CB Xavier Crawford (undisclosed), CB Johnathan Joseph (undisclosed), CB Jermaine Kelly (undisclosed) and DL Carlos Watkins (undisclosed) were each unable to practice Sunday, Aug. 11.

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  Texans | Pair of offensive linemen missing    Mon Aug 12, 12:19 AM

Houston Texans Cs Greg Mancz (ankle) and Nick Martin (hamstring) were not on the practice field Sunday, Aug. 11.

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  Texans | Jordan Thomas sneaks in some work    Sun Aug 11, 09:02 PM

Houston Texans TE Jordan M. Thomas (hamstring) was not a full participant in practice Sunday, Aug. 11, but he was able to catch passes on the side from QB Deshaun Watson.

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  Texans | Tracy Sprinkle catches on with Houston    Sat Aug 10, 05:24 PM

Free-agent DE Tracy Sprinkle (AAF) signed an undisclosed contract with the Houston Texans on Saturday, Aug. 10. LB Chris Landrum was waived to make room for him on the roster.

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  Texans | J.J. Watt remains sidelined    Sat Aug 10, 03:36 PM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin) did not participate in practice Saturday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: Watt's injury sounds minor, but with his history of maladies, you'd rather see him full speed throughout camp. He's still a premier IDP force, but will lose something if Jadeveon Clowney's holdout extends into the season. Most reports have Clowney returning before Week 1.

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  Texans | DeAndre Carter activated    Sat Aug 10, 03:30 PM

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Carter (hamstring) was activated from the Active/Physically Unable to Perform list Saturday, Aug. 10.

Footballguys view: Carter is back just as Keke Coutee is missing time. He replaced Coutee at times last year and could be a deep PPR sleeper if he makes the team and Coutee is out at the beginning of the season.

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  Texans | Keke Coutee to miss time    Sat Aug 10, 03:28 PM

Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (ankle) likely will be sidelined for at least one week because of the ankle injury he suffered in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: Coutee's Week 1 is not a sure thing, and his ADP should drop, although it wasn't reflecting his true ceiling demonstrated last year when he wasn't 100%. He should still be in draft plans.

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  Texans | Ira Lewis waived    Sat Aug 10, 11:54 AM

The Houston Texans waived/injured DE Ira Lewis (undisclosed) Friday, Aug. 9.

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  Texans | Minor injury for Keke Coutee    Thu Aug 8, 10:25 PM

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (ankle) suffered an ankle injury against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 8, but the injury isn't considered serious, according to a source.

Footballguys view: Hopefully he can get back on the field before Week 1 in practices. His draft stock should fall, but Coutee showed last year he can still have an impact coming back from an injury and this one shouldn't be as bad as the hamstring issue last year.

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  Texans | Greg Mancz to the locker room    Thu Aug 8, 09:25 PM

Houston Texans OL Greg Mancz (undisclosed) was carted off the field during the preseason game against the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 8.

Footballguys view: Mancz was probably in the lead to start at center. This line was already one of the worst in the league. Any missed time from Mancz will only exacerbate the issue.

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  Texans | Keke Coutee injures leg    Thu Aug 8, 09:06 PM

Houston Texans WR Keke Coutee (leg) was helped off the field after suffering a right leg injury in the preseason game against Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 8.

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  Texans | Duke Johnson trade terms    Thu Aug 8, 12:22 PM

Updating previous reports, the Houston Texans will owe the Cleveland Browns a third-round draft pick in 2020 if RB Duke Johnson is active for at least 10 games in 2019. If not, the Browns will receive a fourth-round selection.

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  Texans | Duke Johnson acquired by Texans    Thu Aug 8, 10:51 AM

Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson was acquired by the Houston Texans Thursday, Aug. 8, in exchange for an undisclosed 2020 draft pick.

Footballguys view: Johnson has been one of the best receiving backs in the league and one of the most frequently explosive backs in the league despite strangely minimal usage by the Browns since they signed him to an extension last year. While he won't usurp the starting job from Lamar Miller, he gives the team a top-end passing down/no huddle option with the ability to post RB2/Flex level numbers in PPR leagues with big play spikes.

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  Texans | Jordan Ta'amu signs with Houston    Wed Aug 7, 05:50 PM

Undrafted free-agent QB Jordan Ta'amu (Mississippi) signed with the Houston Texans Wednesday, Aug. 7. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. The team also waived C D.J. Coker.

Footballguys view: With A.J. McCarron banged up, the Texans had to add a quarterback behind Joe Webb. Ta'amu is rough around the edges as a passer but he does have arm talent and can scramble. We'll see if he can impress enough to get on the Texans practice squad.

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  Texans | AJ McCarron injured    Wed Aug 7, 12:21 PM

Houston Texans QB AJ McCarron (thumb) could miss the rest of the preseason after he injured his right thumb in practice Tuesday, Aug. 6.

Footballguys view: McCarron was set to be the primary backup to Deshaun Watson this year. Joe Webb moves up the depth chart but the Texans will have to sign another quarterback, perhaps bringing back Brandon Weeden will be their answer.

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  Texans | No practice for J.J. Watt    Tue Aug 6, 09:11 PM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Aug. 6, because of a groin injury.

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  Texans | AJ McCarron injures hand    Tue Aug 6, 09:09 PM

Houston Texans QB AJ McCarron (hand) left practice early Tuesday, Aug. 6, after suffering a right hand injury. His status for the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, is uncertain at this point.

Footballguys view: McCarron is the primary backup to Deshaun Watson. Joe Webb will get more reps in the preseason if this hand injury lingers.

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  Texans | Gimel President signs with Houston    Tue Aug 6, 02:27 AM

The Houston Texans signed free-agent LB Gimel President on Sunday, Aug. 4.

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  Texans | J.J. Watt leaves practice    Mon Aug 5, 08:09 PM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (groin) left practice early Monday, Aug. 5, because of a minor groin injury. Head coach Bill O'Brien said Watt likely will not practice Tuesday, Aug. 6.

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  Texans | Damarea Crockett the No. 2 back?    Sun Aug 4, 09:10 PM

Houston Texans RB Damarea Crockett is the 'most natural replacement' for the backup role that free-agent RB D'Onta Foreman (Texans) was expected to fill, according to Aaron Reiss of The Athletic.

Footballguys view: Crockett is more athletically gifted than fellow UDFA Karan Higdon, but the team is also likely to add a back via trade or a waiver claim after final cuts.

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  Texans | D'Onta Foreman waived    Sun Aug 4, 10:44 AM

The Houston Texans waived RB D'Onta Foreman Sunday, Aug. 4.

Footballguys view: Foreman's work ethic and habits were at the root of this action. He can run the ball well if he gets back everything he had before his achilles tear, but he wasn't big on special teams or as a pass blocker, and meeting punctuality among other things was also an issue. He might land somewhere soon with his size/speed combination. The Texans should be in the market for a #2 back via trade or claiming someone at final cuts. Josh Ferguson is set up to be a passing down back and UDFAs Karan Higdon and Damarea Crockett have an outside shot to make the team, along with Buddy Howell a 2018 UDFA who was claimed from Miami and contributes on special teams.

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  Texans | Nick Martin making progress    Sat Aug 3, 03:11 PM

Houston Texans C Nick Martin (hamstring) is making progress in his recovery from a hamstring injury but will not participate in the joint practices with the Green Bay Packers next week.

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  Texans | A.J. Hendy re-signed    Sat Aug 3, 11:24 AM

The Houston Texans re-signed free-agent S A.J. Hendy Saturday, Aug. 3, according to a source. In a corresponding move, FS Tyvis Powell was cut.

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