April 16, 2014

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    Brian Cushing Talks About the Upcoming Season

    Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing talked with Sirius XM Radio on the SiriusXM Blitz about the upcoming NFL season. Cushing talks about his rehab on his torn LCL, Bill O’Brien, the Matt Schaub Era and the Texans Draft.    

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    Texans Sign Ricardo Mathews

    The Houston Texans have signed free agent defensive end Ricardo Mathews to a deal. Mathews was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the 7th round (238th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft out of Cincinnati. The 6-3 300lbs. defensive lineman has spent the past four seasons with the Colts and has totaled 51 total tackles and 1.5 sacks. He has appeared in 52 games and started 6 of them in that four year period. Adding Mathews gives the Texans some more defensive line help and more than likely another piece at the defensive end. Mathews at the moment looks like a depth…

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    Blake Bortles Visiting the Texans Today

    According to Albert Breer the Houston Texans are hosting UCF quarterback Blake Bortles at NRG Stadium. This is one of the thirty pre-draft visits the Texans are allowed to have with draft prospects. The Texans are interviewing the former Knight quarterback who climbed into the top overall discussion after an impressive senior season where he threw for 3,581 yards with 25 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. With a big frame at 6-5 and 232 lbs. his room for growth as a quarterback is what makes him an intriguing prospect. Bortles is in the discussion with Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Jadeveon…

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    Khalil Mack Set for Upcoming Pre-Draft Visit with the Texans

    According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport the Houston Texans will be hosting University at Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack next week. Mack has been tagged as one of the most versatile defensive players in the draft and a good fit for Romeo Crennel’s 3-4 defense at outside linebacker. In four seasons with the Bulls, Mack had 327 total tackles with 28.5 sacks with 75 TFLs and he also had 16 forced fumbles with 3 interception and 2 were returned for a touchdown. His senior season garnered 2013 MAC Defensive Player of the Year where he had 100 total tackles with 10.5 sacks…

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    Digging Deep: Finding Out More About RAC

    It is not often when an organization goes from one of the most respected minds in the NFL defensively in Wade Phillips to another in Romeo Crennel is less than a year. That is exactly what the Houston Texans are doing for the 2014 season, and it gives new Head Coach Bill O’Brien an experienced coach to help his transition to the NFL. With Crennel coming to Houston there has been plenty of discussion on what type of defense he will use and if he will use his normal 2 gap 3-4 defense. We do know that the Texans will…

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Notes from Bill O’Brien’s Town Hall Meeting

Mar 31, 2014

The Houston Texans had a closed event to media and open to season ticket holders in their annual Town Hall Meeting with Head Coach Bill O’Brien. O’Brien fielded questions from the fans and here are some notes from the event.   #Texans head coach Bill O’Brien introduced at the townhall Q & A. pic.twitter.com/xOdbMzLyCw — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) March 31, 2014 – J.J. Watt will be moved around in the Crennel’s 3-4 defense. The Texans will be in nickel 70% of the time. – O’Brien called Watt the best defensive player in the NFL. – Head Coach Bill O’Brien has…

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Texans Release Danieal Manning

Mar 31, 2014

Sources confirm @AdamSchefter report that the Texans have released safety Danieal Manning. — Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 31, 2014 An attempt to make safety Daneial Manning take a pay cut has not materialized, and the Houston Texans will be parting ways with the veteran. The team will open up $4.5 million in cap space for the season, where Manning was only guaranteed $1.5 million of his $6 million salary. This comes as little surprised after news came out that Manning and the Texans were at a standstill regarding his contract. With the Texans brining on two new safeties in Chris Clemons and Kendrick…

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Danieal Manning and Texans at a Stalemate on a Paycut

Mar 28, 2014

According to Fox 26′s Mark Berman, the Houston Texans and safety Danieal Manning have hit a road block in the team’s request for the veteran to take a pay cut. The talks according to Manning’s agent Russel Hicks said the talks with the front office have been “very amicable” regarding the possible pay cut. Russel Hicks, Manning’s agent had this to say about the situation: “He would be willing  to take a pay cut,but not the amount they’ve asked him to take. He’s willing to do something to take one for the team and help them save some cap space. The numbers, where we…

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Texans Ink Chris D. Clemons to a 2-Year Deal

Mar 28, 2014

The #Texans are signing S Chris Clemons to a 2-year deal. — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 28, 2014   According to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli, the Houston Texans have agreed to terms with safety Chris Clemons and will help with the depth of the Texans safety position. Clemons has spent his last five seasons with the Miami Dolphins where he has appeared in 72 games with 48 starts. He was drafted out of Clemson in the 2009 NFL Draft in the 5th round (165th overall) where he ran a 4.41 40-yard dash coming out of college. His speed for his size  (6-1, 214 lbs.)…

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Safety Chris Clemons Visting the Texans

Mar 28, 2014

Free agent safety Chris Clemons is visiting Texans today. He played at Miami. — John McClain (@McClain_on_NFL) March 28, 2014 According to John McClain from the Houston Chronicle the Houston Texans have brought in free agent safety Chris Clemons to the team facility. Clemons was a 5th round pick out of Clemson in the 2009 NFL draft, and spent five seasons with the team. He was drafted by current Texans pro personnel director Brian Gaine when Gaine was the assistant general manager for the Dolphins. In five seasons Clemons has appeared in 72 games with 48 career starts. He has totaled 278…

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Report: Texans Want Danieal Manning To Restructure His Contract

Mar 28, 2014

#Texans safety Danieal Manning won’t be a cap casualty. According to a source he has agreed to a restructure/pay cut. — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 28, 2014 Have to apologize for a mistake. Manning has not yet agreed to the pay cut, but the #Texans are working on it. Misunderstood my source. — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) March 28, 2014 According to ESPN’s Tania Ganguli, Houston Texans starting safety Danieal Manning has been asked to restrucutre his contract to stay with the team.  It appears that Manning will be asked to take a pay cut instead of becoming a cap casualty for the…

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Texans to Host Johnny Manziel In Houston

Mar 27, 2014

Houston Texans’ insider Deepi Sidhu confirmed with General Manage Rick Smith, the Houston Texans will be hosting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel in a pre draft visit. NFL rules allow NFL teams to use 30 visits prior to the NFL draft to visit with potential draft picks. Manziel will join fellow in-coming quarterbacks Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles who the Texans already have meetings lined up with. After Manziel’s Pro Day in College Station, the Texans would be holding private meeting with the Aggie quarterback. 75 representatives from 30 NFL teams attended the high publicized pro day, and Head Coach Bill O’Brien was in attendance….

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Bill O’Brien Talks Texans at NFL Owner’s Meeting

Mar 26, 2014

Houston Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien was front and center for at the AFC Head Coaches media day on Tuesday at the NFL Owner’s Meeting in Orlando, Florida.  This was one of the more extensive discussions O’Brien has had with the media since he became the newest head coach of the Texans. We highlighted a some interesting thoughts from O’Brien.    On the NFL Draft – O’Brien feels that the top three quarterbacks (Teddy Bridgewater, Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles) have not separated themselves from the other quarterbacks. – Bill O’Brien has a strong opinion on Jadeveon Clowney. On Clowney’s Low Bench…

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Blake Bortles

Blake Bortles Visiting the Texans Today

According to Albert Breer the Houston Texans are hosting UCF quarterback Blake Bortles at NRG Stadium. This is one of the thirty pre-draft visits the Texans are allowed to have with draft prospects. The Texans are interviewing the former Knight quarterback who climbed into the top overall discussion after an impressive senior season where he threw for 3,581 yards with 25 touchdowns and 9 interceptions. With a big frame at 6-5 and 232 lbs. his room for growth as a quarterback is what makes him an intriguing prospect. Bortles is in the discussion with Johnny Manziel, Teddy Bridgewater and Jadeveon…

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Khalil Mack Set for Upcoming Pre-Draft Visit with the Texans

According to NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport the Houston Texans will be hosting University at Buffalo linebacker Khalil Mack next week. Mack has been tagged as one of the most versatile defensive players in the draft and a good fit for Romeo Crennel’s 3-4 defense at outside linebacker. In four seasons with the Bulls, Mack had 327 total tackles with 28.5 sacks with 75 TFLs and he also had 16 forced fumbles with 3 interception and 2 were returned for a touchdown. His senior season garnered 2013 MAC Defensive Player of the Year where he had 100 total tackles with 10.5 sacks…

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Busting NFL Draft Myths: Only Quarterback Can Be Selected Number One

Radio hosts who are asked to give their opinion daily will often say things that are far out there and end up being false, but that’s the nature of the job. Everyone makes mistakes and if you’re quoted and asked to give predictions that often, you’re obviously going to get a few wrong. I don’t get worked up over the standard missed prediction, but when I see articles like this, I can’t let it go unchallenged as truth. If you haven’t read the article click here. OK, ready? Let’s continue. If you’ve read my past articles on this site you…

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Stephon Tuitt Scheduled to Visit the Texans on Thursday

#NotreDame DE Stephon Tuitt at #Jaguars today, #Texans Thursday. — Gil Brandt (@Gil_Brandt) April 9, 2014 According to Gil Brandt (NFL.com Senior Analyst) the Houston Texans will be hosting defensive tackle Stephon Tuitt from Notre Dame on Thursday at NRG Stadium. The 6-5 and 304 lbs. defensive end is the prototypical five technique in new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel’s 3-4 scheme. Tuitt finished tied for third in Notre Dame history with 21.5 career sacks and is a run stuffing player from his position. In 35 games over three seasons at South Bend, Tuitt had 127 total tackles wit 21.5 sacks…

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SOTT’s Texans Seven Round Mock Draft 2.0

To determine which players would be available for each pick, I used the prospect rankings from CBS Sports. The draft obviously won’t go in the exact order of any website’s rankings, but to avoid guessing on availability in the late rounds, I will go by the list from CBS. As long as a player is ranked within three spots of the Texans pick, I will consider them available. Some players were selected a little early, but since I’m not factoring in trading back (endless possibilities), I had to choose between taking them early or losing them to another team. Note…

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Texans Brass Expected to Wine and Dine Jadeveon Clowney

According to NFL.com the Houston Texans will be taking South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney for a dinner after his Pro Day. On Tuesday night, Clowney is expected to dine with Texans owner Bob McNair, general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O’Brien. Houston owns the first overall pick in the draft.                                        NFL.com  This comes on the heels of Josh Kendall (Beat Writer for the State Newspaper) reporting that Owner Bob McNair would be in attendance for Clowney’s Pro Day in Columbia….

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Texans Have Done Their Homework on Clowney

“He asks me (about the Texans) every day, He asks me every day. Like ‘Bro, what’s the word?’ Texans Safety D.J. Swearinger on talks with Jadeveon Clowney   With Jadeveon Clowney’s South Carolina Pro Day on deck, the Houston Texans have shown that they have put in work to find out more about the potential top pick. The Texans are sending eight representatives to Columbia, South Carolina that will include Head Coach Bill O’Brien, Defensive Coordinator Romeo Crennel, General Manager Rick Smith and Team Owner Bob McNair. The decision makers are headed to see Clowney which could be looked at as a…

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The Elusive Quarterback Position for the Texans

The fans of the Houston Texans have been damaged with the quarterback play that has occurred since 2002 from the Texans. The number 8 has been attached to the position, and it has had way more downs that ups in this stretch of Texans position. With the NFL draft approaching majority of the fan-base and media have “earmarked” the number one overall pick as a quarterback which shows the tunnel vision  to find “the guy” with the top overall selection. The play of Matt Schaub has tarnished a fan base that has looked around the NFL and witnessed above average…