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  Texans | Teammate high on Nick Martin    Sat Feb 25, 05:28 PM

Houston Texans OT Duane Brown said he believes C Nick Martin will be a great player in the NFL. I think Nick's going to be a great player,' Brown said. 'He showed some great flashes as a young player. That position is very instrumental to our success. The game isn't too big for him. He showed a lot of promise, so I'm looking forward to getting him back.'

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  Texans | Houston has not talked with Quintin Demps    Fri Feb 24, 07:37 PM

The Houston Texans have not started contract talks with impending free-agent SS Quintin Demps at this point.

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  Texans | A.J. Bouye to command big money    Thu Feb 23, 09:17 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent CB A.J. Bouye is the 'clear king' of the upcoming group of free agents, according to an AFC personnel chief, and another AFC personnel man referenced New York Giants CB Janoris Jenkins' contract when talking about how much money Bouye will command.

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  Texans | Derek Newton likely out for season    Thu Feb 23, 11:35 AM

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (knees) is unlikely to play in 2017 after tearing patellar tendons in both knees.

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  Texans | Derek Newton making progress    Wed Feb 22, 03:43 PM

Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (knees) is making solid progress in his recovery from two torn patellar tendons and is upbeat about his situation, according to OT Duane Brown. It is not known when Newton will be able to return to the field.

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  Texans | Tyler Ervin could be third-down RB    Wed Feb 22, 03:02 PM

Houston Texans RB Tyler Ervin could serve as the team's third-down running back in 2017 if the team does not re-sign impending free-agent RB Jonathan Grimes this offseason.

Footballguys view: We would applaud that move. Ervin is super fast, super quick and dangerous anytime he touches the rock. A threat to score in the open field, Ervin could provide the Texans with field-flipping plays.

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  Texans | Stephen Anderson may have bigger role    Wed Feb 22, 02:50 PM

Houston Texans TE Stephen Anderson could have a bigger role in the passing game next season if the team does not re-sign impending free-agent TE Ryan Griffin this offseason.

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  Texans | Quintin Demps talks A.J. Bouye    Sat Feb 18, 08:55 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent SS Quintin Demps said impending free-agent CB A.J. Bouye has 'worked his butt off' and deserves to be paid.

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  Texans | Quintin Demps would like to return    Sat Feb 18, 05:40 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent SS Quintin Demps said he would like to re-sign with the Texans this offseason but will not give them a hometown discount.

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  Texans | Quintin Demps wants to return to Houston    Sat Feb 18, 11:24 AM

Houston Texans impending free-agent SS Quintin Demps wants to return to the team next season but will not consider a hometown discount. The two sides have not yet engaged in contract extension talks.

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  Texans | A.J. Bouye unlikely to receive tag    Wed Feb 15, 05:26 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent CB A.J. Bouye likely will not receive the franchise tag this offseason because of the team's salary cap situation. The Texans are expected to have around $25 million in salary cap space available, but Bouye would be scheduled to receive a little more than $14 million in 2017 if he received the franchise tag.

Footballguys view: The Texans would like to keep Bouye around, but they'll have to work out a long-term deal with him. Bouye is one of the best free agents at any position set to hit the open market. He could land a deal that makes him a top-10 paid cornerback in the league with an annual average salary around $12 million or more.

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  Texans | Nick Novak hopes to re-sign    Sat Feb 4, 02:09 PM

Houston Texans impending free-agent PK Nick Novak said he hopes to re-sign with the Texans this offseason.

Footballguys view: Novak was among the top five in made field goals and the Texans combination of poor quarterback play and good defense should keep Novak or whoever replaces him among the most relevant fantasy kickers.

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  Texans | Benardrick McKinney coming into his own    Sat Feb 4, 12:48 AM

Houston Texans LB Benardrick McKinney led the team with 129 tackles, and he was the only player in the NFL with at least 100 tackles and five sacks. General manager Rick Smith said McKinney still has another level to reach.

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  Texans | Brock Osweiler has support    Thu Feb 2, 10:46 PM

Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler has all the traits to be a successful quarterback, according to retired head coach Gary Kubiak, and Kubiak said Osweiler is 'going to be fine' in the long run.

Footballguys view: Perhaps the Texans should bring back Kubiak as an Osweiler "whisperer" because he seems to be the only one that believes in him now. Osweiler needs some confidence and perhaps only Kubiak can provide it.

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  Texans | HOU QBs to compete for starting gig    Thu Feb 2, 08:44 AM

Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler and QB Tom Savage will compete, likely with a quarterback from the 2017 NFL draft, for the starting spot next season, according to owner Bob McNair. The Texans could draft a quarterback in the first or second rounds.

Footballguys view: The Texans should also look into free agent Matt McGloin, who had an outstanding season with Texans head coach Bill O'Brien when they were both at Penn State in 2012.

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  Texans | Owners says Brock Osweiler needs to step up    Wed Feb 1, 03:24 PM

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said QB Brock Osweiler needs to step up his performance next season after he struggled in 2016.

Footballguys view: The only option the Texans seem to have is hoping for Osweiler to improve and calling him out publicly, as he is due 16 million dollars whether they want to keep him or not.

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  Texans | DeAndre Hopkins may receive new deal    Wed Feb 1, 03:14 PM

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said the team will try to sign WR DeAndre Hopkins to a long-term extension this offseason.

Footballguys view: Hopkins took a big step back for fantasy this year, but he's still one of the premier receivers in the league. They can use their fifth-year option to keep him this year, but if they wait to sign him long term, a rising salary cap will cause his price to spike. Hopkins may want to leave if he wants a better quarterback situation and more productivity,

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  Texans | Houston wants to re-sign A.J. Bouye    Wed Feb 1, 03:11 PM

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said the team wants to sign impending free-agent CB A.J. Bouye to a long-term contract this offseason.

Footballguys view: Bouye isn't a household name, but he will be coveted if he hits the open market as a versatile and productive defensive back. The Texans should have a good chance to keep him as Bouye has said he wants to stay with the team.

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  Texans | Owner hopes Tom Savage competes for QB job    Wed Feb 1, 03:10 PM

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said he would like to see QB Tom Savage compete for the starting quarterback job next season.

Footballguys view: Savage wasn't worse than Brock Osweiler, but that's not saying much. Ideally, the Texans will bring in someone like Matt McGloin, who flourished with head coach Bill O'Brien at Penn State and not cost much.

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  Texans | J.J. Watt cleared, ready for OTAs    Wed Feb 1, 09:54 AM

Updating an earlier report, Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) said he has been cleared for football activities, and he'll be ready for organized team activities. He said he'd probably have a separate program, though, to be on the safe side.

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  Texans | J.J. Watt doing well    Wed Feb 1, 09:05 AM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) said his rehab from back surgery is going well.

Footballguys view: The Texans were able to win another division title and even a playoff game without Watt this year. Next year, if they can improve at quarterback and get a healthy Watt back, they could go even farther in January.

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  Texans | Houston could pursue Jimmy Garoppolo    Tue Jan 31, 12:26 PM

New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo could be a possible trade target for the Houston Texans, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.

Footballguys view: The Texans are obviously in the market for a quarterback with Brock Osweiler's failings, but they are on the hook for 16 million guaranteed dollars to Osweiler this year. If they trade what would likely be a first-round pick for Garoppolo, they would have to tie up an inordinate amount of money if they sign Garoppolo to a long-term deal and keep Osweiler (which seems to be impossible to avoid). Alternatively, they could wait until 2018 to offer Garoppolo a deal, but if he plays well in 2017, the price will be much higher than Osweiler's. It makes sense from a team need point of view, but the contract given to Osweiler hurts the possibility of it happening.

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  Texans | Wes Welker joins Texans as assistant coach    Mon Jan 30, 11:38 PM

The Houston Texans hired former NFL WR Wes Welker as an offensive/special teams assistant coach Monday, Jan. 30.

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  Texans | Houston announces several staff changes    Mon Jan 30, 07:35 PM

Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans have hired former NFL WR Wes Welker as an offensive/special teams assistant and former Los Angeles Chargers assistant coach Bobby King as their linebackers coach. Wide receivers coach Sean Ryan has been named the quarterbacks coach, Tight ends coach John Perry has been named the wide receivers coach and assistant Tim Kelly has been named the tight ends coach.

Footballguys view: The Texans coaching staff has been shaken up even though there are few new names. The team made the playoffs again this year, and even won a playoff game, but after firing offensive coordinator George Godsey earlier this month, it was clear that they wanted change on the offensive side of the ball.

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  Texans | Bobby King expected to join Texans staff    Mon Jan 30, 06:54 PM

The Houston Texans are expected to hire former Los Angeles Chargers assistant coach Bobby King as their new linebackers coach.

Footballguys view: King was the Texans assistant linebackers coach from 2012-2013 and was part of their big defensive turnaround. It should be an easy transition for him to his new role.

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  Texans | Houston expected to hire Wes Welker    Mon Jan 30, 06:48 PM

Former NFL WR Wes Welker is expected to join the Houston Texans coaching staff as an offensive assistant.

Footballguys view: Welker has five years in New England with head coach Bill O'Brien under his belt, and he could help ultra-athletic slot receiver and QB convert Braxton Miller with his transition to wide receiver.

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  Texans | Brian Cushing had surgery    Mon Jan 30, 03:28 PM

Houston Texans LB Brian Cushing (shoulder) underwent shoulder surgery two weeks ago. Cushing played through pain this season but only missed two games after playing last season with broken bones in his lower back.

Footballguys view: Cushing should be ready to go for camp at the latest, as the surgery was described as a "clean up" by him. He has had trouble staying healthy throughout his career and missed three games in 2016.

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  Texans | Braxton Miller ready for next step    Sat Jan 28, 08:48 PM

Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller said he learned a lot of small details about the receiver position this season and plans to 'turn it up to another level' in 2017.

Footballguys view: Miller was a converted quarterback in college who has only been playing wide receiver for a couple of seasons. He's got a lot to learn, but Miller's athleticism and competitive nature give him an edge. We'll be monitoring his progress in dynasty leagues, and we'll feel better about Miller if (when) the Texans upgrade their quarterback situation.

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  Texans | Braxton Miller healthy    Sat Jan 28, 02:49 PM

Houston Texans WR Braxton Miller (shoulder) said he did not need surgery on his injured shoulder and has been healthy for the last few weeks.

Footballguys view: Miller is a player we're monitoring in dynasty leagues. Still learning how to play wide receiver, the converted quarterback has great upside in year two of his pro career. We'll see if the Texans can find a way to get better play out of their quarterback position.

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  Texans | Vince Wilfork leaning toward retirement    Sat Jan 28, 01:35 PM

Houston Texans DT Vince Wilfork said he is leaning toward retiring and expects to make a final decision on his future within the next few weeks.

Footballguys view: We'd be shocked if the big man came back for another season. He's set to be a free agent in 2017, but he may decide his playing days are over.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney should be ready for workouts    Fri Jan 27, 06:17 PM

Updating a previous report, Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is not expected to miss any of the team's offseason workouts because of his arthroscopic knee surgery.

Footballguys view: The surgery is considered minor, but it is a bit concerning due to Clowney's injury history. Even if he's ready for OTAs, we can't see the Texans rushing him back. Clowney should be good to go for training camp.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney undergoes surgery    Thu Jan 26, 12:50 PM

Houston Texans DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is not playing in the Pro Bowl because of arthroscopic surgery on his left knee.

Footballguys view: This is of minor concern, and he should be ready to go for 2017. Clowney really played well this year and with a returning JJ Watt, the Houston defense will once again be potent.

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  Texans | Chris Clark underwent surgery    Wed Jan 25, 03:20 PM

Houston Texans OT Chris Clark (shoulder) recently underwent shoulder surgery but his prognosis is good.

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  Texans | D.J. Reader ready to step up    Mon Jan 23, 05:56 PM

Houston Texans DT D.J. Reader believes he can take over for DT Vince Wilfork right away if Wilfork chooses to retire this offseason. Wilfork approves of the idea. 'He's a great teammate. He's a smart football player,' Wilfork said of Reader. 'That's one of the things, as a rookie, when he first came in his football IQ was pretty good as a rookie.' Wilfork added, 'He's going to be as good as he wants to be. Everything that I've seen and we've seen, we're very happy with all of our rookies, especially D.J. He's helped us a lot.'

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  Texans | Nick Martin should be ready for workouts    Sat Jan 21, 12:30 PM

Houston Texans C Nick Martin (ankle) is expected to be ready for the start of offseason workouts.

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  Texans | Jadeveon Clowney fined    Sat Jan 21, 09:54 AM

Houston Texans DT Jadeveon Clowney was fined $18,231 by the National Football League for his hit on New England Patriots QB Tom Brady during the fourth quarter of the AFC Divisional Round game Saturday, Jan. 14, according to a league spokesman. The play drew a roughing the passer penalty.

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  Texans | Houston adds eight to roster    Sat Jan 21, 12:20 AM

The Houston Texans signed TE RaShaun Allen, DE Brandon Dunn, OT Laurence Gibson, RB Kenny Hilliard, WR Tevin Jones, LB Eric Lee, LB Shakeel Rashad and OG Chad Slade to Reserve/Future deals.

Footballguys view: We'll stubbornly keep watching Hilliard in super deep dynasty leagues. A seventh-round pick by the Texans in 2015, Hilliard has the receiving ability and top end speed to make plays. He's not creative or elusive as a runner, and his pass-protection needs a lot of work.

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  Texans | Kevin Johnson should be ready for workouts    Fri Jan 20, 07:46 PM

Houston Texans CB Kevin Johnson (foot) said he expects to be ready for the offseason workouts and has been training for them.

Footballguys view: Johnson broke his foot in October, and he had surgery to repair the damage. This is the same foot he had surgery on last January, so expecting him to be ready for OTAs might be too optimistic. However, there should be no problem with him for the start of training camp.

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  Texans | D.J. Reader set to start full-time in 2017    Fri Jan 20, 12:09 PM

Houston Texans NT D.J. Reader is expected to become the regular starter with Vince Wilfork expected to retire this offseason, according to the Houston Chronicle's Aaron Wilson.

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  Texans | Adrian Peterson interested in Houston    Thu Jan 19, 12:24 PM

Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson said he would be interested in the Houston Texans if he becomes available this season.

Footballguys view: It's time for the Vikings and Peterson to part ways, but Houston--while close to home--would not benefit from an aging Peterson. Lamar Miller did well this year, so adding Peterson does nothing for this team, who needs a quarterback, not a running back.

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  Texans | Sean Ryan to coach QBs    Wed Jan 18, 11:48 AM

Houston Texans wide receivers coach Sean Ryan will be moved to quarterbacks coach in 2017.

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  Texans | Bill O'Brien to call plays    Wed Jan 18, 11:47 AM

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will call plays in 2017, and the team doesn't plan to hire an offensive coordinator.

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  Texans | Romeo Crennel staying    Wed Jan 18, 10:16 AM

Houston Texans defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel is expected to remain with the Texans in 2017 as assistant head coach.

Footballguys view: Crennel is going to have a new title with Mike Vrabel promoted to defensive coordinator. This is more about the Texans not wanting to lose Vrabel to the 49ers when Kyle Shanahan is hired as head coach.

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  Texans | Mike Vrabel promoted    Wed Jan 18, 09:34 AM

Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel was promoted to defensive coordinator Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Footballguys view: Their defensive coordinator in 2016, Romeo Crennel, is expected to remain on staff in a new capacity. There was buzz about Vrabel getting a job offer from the 49ers to be their DC if (when?) Kyle Shanahan is named head coach. The Texans didn't want to lose Vrabel, and that's why they make the move here.

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  Texans | HOU wants A.J. Bouye back    Tue Jan 17, 11:49 AM

Houston Texans impending free-agent CB A.J. Bouye is a player the team would like to re-sign, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Footballguys view: Bouye worked his way up the depth chart this season, and he's arguably one of the best corners that will be on the open market in 2017. The Texans may want to keep him, but if some team throws crazy money at Bouye he could move on.

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  Texans | No timetable for Derek Newton    Mon Jan 16, 06:17 PM

Houston Texans OT Derek Newton (knees) has been around the team facility, but head coach Bill O'Brien said there is no timetable for his return to the field.

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  Texans | Three players signed by Texans    Mon Jan 16, 05:32 PM

Houston Texans TE RaShaun Allen, RB Kenny Hilliard and WR Tevin Jones were signed to Reserve/Futures deals Monday, Jan. 16.

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  Texans | George Godsey no longer with Houston     Mon Jan 16, 05:12 PM

Houston Texans offensive coordinator George Godsey and the Texans agreed to part ways Monday, Jan. 16.

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  Texans | J.J. Watt ahead of schedule    Mon Jan 16, 03:10 PM

Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt (back) is considered ahead of schedule in his recover from back surgery to repair a herniated disk.

Footballguys view: Great news for the Texans here. Watt is expected to return next season after undergoing two operations to fix his back problems in 2016. Head coach Bill O'Brien said he has 'no idea' what Watt's timetable is, but that he is doing well.

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  Texans | Brock Osweiler not assured of starting job    Mon Jan 16, 01:04 PM

Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler received a slight but expected vote of non-confidence Monday, Jan. 16, as head coach Bill O'Brien told reporters it is too early to know if Osweiler will be the starting quarterback at season because the team has a lot of evaluating to do.

Footballguys view: Osweiler only got the starting job back because of an injury to Tom Savage. It's an awkward situation, especially since Osweiler won the Wild Card game against the Raiders.

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