April 23, 2014

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    Dee Ford and Jake Matthews on Texans Pre-Draft Visit List

    The Houston Texans have added two new names to their Pre-Draft visits in offensive tackle Jake Matthews from Texas A&M and Auburn defensive end Dee Ford.  Reports are that Ford has already had his visit with the Texans which included a workout and marked the second time they have met with him. The 6-2 and 252 lbs. defensive end was a key piece for the Auburn defense. He missed majority of the 2011 season with a back injury but was granted a medical hardship by the NCAA to grant him another year of eligibility. At his time at Auburn, Ford…

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    Jason Verrett To Visit the Texans

    The Houston Texans are continuing a busy week of bringing in prospects and the list grows with TCU cornerback Jason Verrett on the list. Verrett was the 2013 Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year when he appeared in 11 games with 39 total tackles and 2 interceptions. The all-American was not tested much at cornerback for the Horned Frogs and he 14 pass breakups which ranked him 7th nationally in that category per game. In three seasons (37 games) for the Horned Frogs, Verrett totaled 160 tackles, 9 interceptions and 34 pass deflections. At 5-9 and 189 lbs. Verrett…

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    Texans Hosting Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney

    The Houston Texans continue their quest to nail down who they might draft with the top overall pick in the NFL Draft and today marks the biggest names to date. The Texans are hosting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The Texans will interview the two potential top picks and will be added to the growing list of prospects the team has talked to prior to the draft.  Both prospects have been the topic of discussion on being the top pick across numerous media outlets across the nation. Manziel has become the local favorite with…

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    Arian Foster Comes Through for a Fan

    Houston Texans running back Arian Foster has been known to rub fans the wrong way but this time he came through for a particular fan. About two weeks ago a fan tweeted out a picture that said it was her and the Texans running back. Foster soon responded to the girl to let him know it was not him, and the tweet went viral. Ran into @ArianFoster at Pub Fiction last night! So blessed to get a picture with one of my favorite #HoustonTexans!! pic.twitter.com/SpyyyBw09f — Jenni Bazard (@j__baz) April 6, 2014 — Jenni Bazard (@j__baz) April 7, 2014 Well…

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    Whitney Mercilus Talks Jadeveon Clowney and More

    Houston Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus was interviewed on SiriusXM Radio on the Weekend Kickoff with Howard Davis. Mercilus talked Jadeveon Clowney, Romeo Crennel and Bill O’Brien.

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Texans and Bill O’Brien Set for LSU Pro Day

Apr 8, 2014

The Houston Texans will be heading to Baton Rouge to attend LSU’s pro day showcasing 17 prospects. According to James Palmer (CSN Houston) Head Coach Bill O’Brien will be attending the event more than likely to see quarterback Zach Mettenberger  in action for the first time since tearing his ACL in the teams final regular season game. Mettenberger took off in 2013 under his new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron throwing for 3,082 yards (64.9 completion %) with 22 touchdowns and 8 interceptions. Mobility is an issue for the 6-5 224 lbs. quarterback, but his arm strength and knowledge of a pro…

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Texans Notes: The Texans Are Changing

Apr 7, 2014

The Houston Texans season has started, at least for the team who has started their off-season workout schedule. The news continues to trickle out and here are some quick hitters from the Texans.     Andre Brown Talks About His Injuries New Texans running back Andre Brown has dealt with injuries since being drafted by the New York Giants in 2009.   Johnny Manziel and Blake Bortles Dates Set to Visit the Texans The Texans have two of the top quarterbacks coming to Houston for their pre-draft visit. Bortles is set for April 15th and 16th and Manziel is in Houston,…

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Texans Lock Up Andre Brown on a 1-Year Deal

Apr 7, 2014

Done deal @HoustonTexans pic.twitter.com/KMQuA1ZEzJ — Andre Brown (@drebrown35) April 7, 2014 The Houston Texans have agreed to a one year deal with free agent running back Andre Brown. The deal is for $645k, the league minimum, which becomes a low risk deal for Brown. He will instantly be the penciled in #2 running back behind Arian Foster, and could be a nice complimentary back for the upcoming season. Brown (6-0, 227 lbs.) was drafted by the New York Giants in the 4th round (129th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State. Brown had dealt with injuries the majority of his…

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Andre Brown Visiting the Texans

Apr 7, 2014

According to Pro Football Talk the Houston Texans are hosting free agent running back Andre Brown. The Texans are currently looking for depth behind starter Arian Foster and Brown could be that player. Brown (6-0, 227 lbs.) was drafted by the New York Giants in the 4th round (129th overall) in the 2009 NFL Draft out of North Carolina State. Brown had dealt with injuries the majority of his career and it has caused him to bounce around teams. He has been with the Giants (2009, 2011-2013), Denver Broncos (2010), Indianapolis Colts (2010), Carolina Panthers (2010) and the Washington Redskins (2010). He won a…

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The Texans Off Season to Date

Apr 7, 2014

The Houston Texans start their off-season program today under Bill O’Brien and his new staff for the 2014 season. This period has watch free agents walk away, which is slowly shaping the new look Texans for 2014.   Filing Out of Houston  The Texans have lost 12 players to other teams, which will ensure plenty of turnover for the upcoming season. Owen Daniels- Ravens Danieal Manning- Bengals Brice McCain- Steelers Earl Mitchell- Dolphins Bryan Braman- Eagles Andrew Gardner- Eagles Ben Tate- Browns Darryl Sharpton- Redskins Joe Mays- Chiefs Matt Schaub- Raiders Antonio Smith- Raiders Terrell McClain- Cowboys Free Agents On the…

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(Video) How Would Clowney Fit in Texans’ Scheme?

Apr 5, 2014

The NFL Network’s Willie McGinest explained how South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney would fit into new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel’s defensive scheme. McGinest who played for Crennel in New England shows how Clowney would fit into the “Elephant” role in the defense, the same role McGinest played.   You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.

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Houston Texans’ OTAs and Mini Camp Dates Announced

Apr 3, 2014

The Houston Texans have announced their off-season schedule for the 2014 season prior to training camp opening. Due the Texans having a new staff in place, the Texans are able to start off season programs earlier on April 7th. The dates are as follows,   Voluntary Mini Camp May 6-8   OTAs May 27-29, June 2-3, June 5, June 9-10, June 12-13   Mandatory Mini Camp June 17-19  

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Texans Bring Back Elbert Mack

Apr 2, 2014

The Houston Texans have re-signed cornerback Elbert Mack for the 2014 season, the terms of the deal were not disclosed. Mack was with the Texans during camp in 2013 and was cut prior to setting the 53 man roster, but was resigned late in the season by the Texans. Mack appeared in 8 games for the Texans were he was an above average special teams player which he had 8 tackles. The veteran has appeared in 73 games in the NFL, 58 for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and 7 for the New Orleans Saints. He was signed by the Buccaneers in 2008…

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Dee Ford and Jake Matthews on Texans Pre-Draft Visit List

The Houston Texans have added two new names to their Pre-Draft visits in offensive tackle Jake Matthews from Texas A&M and Auburn defensive end Dee Ford.  Reports are that Ford has already had his visit with the Texans which included a workout and marked the second time they have met with him. The 6-2 and 252 lbs. defensive end was a key piece for the Auburn defense. He missed majority of the 2011 season with a back injury but was granted a medical hardship by the NCAA to grant him another year of eligibility. At his time at Auburn, Ford…

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Jason Verrett To Visit the Texans

The Houston Texans are continuing a busy week of bringing in prospects and the list grows with TCU cornerback Jason Verrett on the list. Verrett was the 2013 Big 12 Co-Defensive Player of the Year when he appeared in 11 games with 39 total tackles and 2 interceptions. The all-American was not tested much at cornerback for the Horned Frogs and he 14 pass breakups which ranked him 7th nationally in that category per game. In three seasons (37 games) for the Horned Frogs, Verrett totaled 160 tackles, 9 interceptions and 34 pass deflections. At 5-9 and 189 lbs. Verrett…

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Texans Hosting Johnny Manziel and Jadeveon Clowney

The Houston Texans continue their quest to nail down who they might draft with the top overall pick in the NFL Draft and today marks the biggest names to date. The Texans are hosting Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney. The Texans will interview the two potential top picks and will be added to the growing list of prospects the team has talked to prior to the draft.  Both prospects have been the topic of discussion on being the top pick across numerous media outlets across the nation. Manziel has become the local favorite with…

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Texans to Host Greg Robinson

The Houston Texans are continuing their due diligence regarding the NFL Draft and now they will be hosting Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson next week.   #Texans are weighing all options at No. 1. They host Auburn OT Greg Robinson next week. Related note: Jonathan Ogden played LG as a rookie — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 15, 2014 Robinson is considered the top offensive lineman in the NFL draft and the Texans are leaving no stone unturned regarding top prospects in the draft. At 6-5 and 323 lbs. Robinson was a key piece of an Auburn offense that controlled games with…

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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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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…