Player News - Texans

Date: Team: Pos:

Texans RB D'Onta Foreman could begin the season on the reserve/PUP list.

That would make him unavailable for the team's first six regular season games. Foreman tore his Achilles in November but has since been setback-free and rumored to be ready for Week 1. A healthy preseason would not only prove his readiness for the regular season, it could also allow Foreman to open 2018 in a starting role over teammate Lamar Miller.
Apr 21 - 10:33 AM

Texans GM Brian Gaine remains "optimistic" the team will sign DE Jadeveon Clowney to a long-term contract.

"I won't discuss our negotiations publicly, but I'm optimistic that something can be done," said Gaine on Friday. "We're doing our best to fortify our nucleus of players, and we'd like him to be a part of it." Only Arizona's Chandler Jones has recorded more tackles for loss than Clowney since the start of 2016. The South Carolina alum will earn $12 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 20 - 2:26 PM

Deshaun Watson promised "my game's not changing" despite coming off a torn ACL.

"Whatever you [saw] last year is going to be the same, if not better," Watson said. "I've dealt with adversity before, had injuries before. I didn't let that slow me down. It just changed my attitude about the game. A lot of people would think that I'd come back hesitant, but I'm going to make sure I come back more forceful and with a stronger and more intense attitude." Coach Bill O'Brien has retooled the playbook to cater to Watson's strengths. Watson's 9.3% touchdown rate would have easily been the best in the league had he qualified; he tossed 19 touchdowns across seven games (six starts). He should be full-go for training camp.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 18 - 9:56 AM

Texans C Nick Martin (ankle) has resumed running.

He's making progress in his recovery from ankle surgery. Martin was ineffective in his 14 starts last season, earning PFF's No. 33 grade out of 38 qualifiers at center. Assuming he's healthy, the 24-year-old will compete with Greg Mancz for the starting center job in training camp.
Apr 17 - 3:30 PM

Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus said his torn pectoral muscle is back to "100 percent."

The injury limited Mercilus to just five games last season but he shouldn't have any restrictions heading into OTAs. The 27-year-old earned All-Pro recognition while grading out as PFF's No. 6 3-4 outside linebacker during his breakout 2016 campaign. With Mercilus and J.J. Watt back at full strength, Houston's front seven should be much-improved in 2018.
Apr 17 - 1:50 PM

Texans re-signed C Greg Mancz to a one-year, $1.907 million contract.

A restricted free agent, Mancz was tendered at the original-round level after starting seven games at right guard and center last year. He will likely land in a backup role this season.
Apr 16 - 9:55 AM

Texans claimed TE Matt Lengel off waivers from the Browns.

The blocking tight end appeared in just one game last year. With C.J. Fiedorowicz retired, Lengel is a veteran flyer behind Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson.
Apr 13 - 6:04 PM

Texans signed QB Joe Webb, formerly of the Bills, to a one-year, $1.015 million contract.

A jack-of-all-trades backup, Webb attempted eight rushes for the Bills last season. Perhaps he will push Brandon Weeden for No. 2 duties in Houston, but Webb's value mostly comes on special teams these days.
Apr 5 - 3:28 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien told PFT Live Deshaun Watson (knee) could get in some work during OTAs.

"I like where he is right now. I don’t think he’ll be able to do much on the field in the beginning of the offseason program. By the time OTAs roll around he may be able to do a few things." This isn't the first time the Texans have suggested Watson could get in limited OTA reps. Watson is five months removed from ACL surgery, but he's recovering ahead of schedule. Even if the Texans hold him out all offseason, Watson is on track for training camp.
Source: PFT Live
Apr 4 - 6:15 PM

MMQB's Albert Breer reports the Texans and contract-year OLB Jadeveon Clowney are making progress on a "mega-extension."

Clowney recently said he wants to finish his career in Houston, and GM Brian Gaine said an extension was "on the horizon" back in January. This deal should get done before training camp, and it could end up surpassing the six-year, $114 million contract Von Miller signed in 2016. Clowney is currently scheduled to earn $12.3 million under the terms of the fifth-year option.
Source: MMQB
Mar 29 - 10:17 AM

Texans signed Brandon Weeden.

Weeden spent last offseason with the Texans, but he was released at final cuts. He spent most of the season with the Titans, but they decided to bring in Blaine Gabbert as their new backup on Tuesday. Weeden will hold the clipboard behind Deshaun Watson.
Mar 27 - 12:59 PM

Texans coach Bill O'Brien said Deshaun Watson (ACL) is ahead of schedule.

Everyone is ahead of schedule at this point in the offseason, but the good news is better than the alternative. O'Brien said he is not sure what Watson will be able to do during the offseason program, but it sounds like he will at least get in some work. Watson should be ready to go well before Week 1.
Mar 27 - 10:59 AM

Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney wants to finish his career in Houston.

"I want to be here. I'm looking forward to that. Hopefully they lock me in." Texans GM Brian Gaine said an extension was "on the horizon" for Clowney back in January but there hasn't been any progress. Clowney is set to make $12.3 million under his 2018 option. The Houston Chronicle expects Clowney to surpass Von Miller's deal (six years, $114M).
Mar 23 - 7:34 PM

Texans signed DB Tyrann Mathieu, formerly of the Cardinals, to a one-year contract.

J.J. Watt put the full-court press on with a recruiting pitch and was able to seal the deal for Houston. Mathieu was cut by the Cardinals earlier this week after he refused to restructure his contract. Mathieu will look to rehab his value in Houston and hit the market next year. He's still just 25 and can play all over the back of the defense at safety, nickel, and even dime linebacker. The Texans have had one of the best weeks in the league, adding Mathieu, CB Aaron Colvin, OG Zach Fulton, and OG Senio Kelemete. OL and the secondary were huge needs.
Mar 16 - 10:47 PM

Texans claimed WR Sammie Coates off waivers from the Browns.

It took Coates just over 24 hours to resurface after being let go by Cleveland. Even with Corey Coleman hurt and Josh Gordon suspended 11 games to begin the year, Coates still played sparingly for the winless Browns, logging 92 snaps over 12 games last season. He's just a depth signing for Houston and will need a good showing this summer to make the team out of training camp.
Mar 16 - 4:28 PM


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