April 24, 2014

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    Houston Texans 2014 Schedule Released

    The Houston Texans 2014 Schedule is set and will open the first season of the Bill O’Brien Era.   The 2014 Schedule   Here is the #Texans 2014 preseason schedule. pic.twitter.com/8Jiykcf8LB — PDS (@PatDStat) April 24, 2014   #Texans 2014 schedule. pic.twitter.com/FEgTqOMgwd — PDS (@PatDStat) April 23, 2014       Easiest 2014 schedules, based on 2013 records: 1. Colts .430 2. Titans .438 3. Texans .441 4. Jaguars .453 5. Ravens .461 — FOX Sports NFL (@NFLonFOX) April 23, 2014   Also the NFL added a new wrinkle for the schedule to move up the Flex-Scheduling up to week…

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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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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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Brian Cushing Looks Ready

Mar 25, 2014

Houston Texans linebacker Brian Cushing looks like he is getting ready for the 2014 season. Take a look.

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SOTT Scouting: Kendrick Lewis

Mar 25, 2014

A depth signing by the Houston Texans, safety Kendrick Lewis has plenty to prove to make the 53 man roster coming out of training camp. Lewis was a nice surprise for the Chiefs as a 5th round pick out of Mississippi and was supposed to be a dynamic duo with Eric Berry.  His best season was his rookie season and heading into his 4th year his play slipped after Romeo Crennel was fired by the Chiefs. He had shoulder surgery after the 2011 season, and injured the shoulder in the 2012 preseason that caused him to miss 7 games. Lewis never returned to his form…

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NFL Awards Texans Three Compensantory Picks

Mar 24, 2014

The Houston Texans have been awarded three compensatory draft picks for the 2014 NFL Draft. This will give the Texans a total of 11 draft picks for the three day event. The compensatory picks awarded to the Texans are for free agents lost to other teams and signed from other teams. The formula for the exact process to name the picks is unknown, but the compensatory picks can not be traded at any point.   Compensatory Picks 4th (135th), 6th (211th)  and 7th (256th) round picks. Draft Picks 1st Round 1st Overall 2nd Round 33rd Overall 3rd Round, 65th Overall…

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Shiloh Keo Leads Texans in 2013 Performance Based Pay

Mar 24, 2014

The Houston Texans had over 11 players earn over $100k in performance based pay for the 2013 season. The Houston Chronicle’s John McClain released the Texans who made over $150k for last season for their play on the field.   Performance Base Pay Shiloh Keo $213,028 Brandon Brooks $189,531 D.J. Swearinger $187,261 Derek Newton $175,774 Ryan Griffin $166,462 Eddie Pleasant $135,527 Garrett Graham $126,749 Darryl Sharpton $124,812 Jared Crick $107,826 Keshawn Martin $102,278 Brooks Reed  $101,696                                   You can follow Patrick on Twitter.  He is the Editor of State of the Texans.  

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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…