Houston Texans Wiretap

DeAndre Hopkins Wants To Be Treated For What He's Worth

Jul 25, 2016 8:00 AM

DeAndre Hopkins, who is in line for a contract extension, says he just wants fair market value.

"I'm not looking for a certain range," Hopkins said. "I just want to be treated for what I'm worth. That's fair to say, right?"

Hopkins caught a touchdown pass from four different quarterbacks as the Houston Texas struggled at the position in 2015. Still, he managed to haul in 111 receptions for 1,521 yards.

The Texans exercised the fifth-year option on Hopkins' deal in April, so this season may not be the last one under his rookie contract.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor

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J.J. Watt Could Be Out Up To 10 Weeks

Jul 22, 2016 8:16 AM

There have been conflicting reports as to how long J.J. Watt will be sidelined after undergoing surgery to repair a herniated disc in his back this week.

A 6-8 week timeline was initially pegged, but it is now being suggested that it may take 10 weeks for Watt to recover fully.

A 10-week timetable would have Watt ready to return in the last full week of September, which would mean an Oct. 2 debut for Watt against the Tennessee Titans in Week 4.

The Houston Texans play the Chicago Bears, Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots in the first three weeks of the regular season.

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Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

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J.J. Watt Undergoes Back Surgery

Jul 21, 2016 9:23 PM

J.J. Watt has recently undergone surgery on his back.

Watt will start training camp with the Houston Texans on the PUP list but should be ready to start the season.

Watt has won Defensive Player of the Year three times.

In March, Watt underwent surgery for a sports hernia.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Tom Savage Anxious To Compete For Job With Texans

Jul 12, 2016 3:38 PM

Tom Savage was robbed of his 2015 season due to a shoulder injury, but says he's healthy and ready to compete for a job with the Houston Texans.

Savage would have had a chance to start for the Texans, who ended up needing to Brandon Weeden.

"I'm healthy and ready to roll," Savage said. "Whatever I can do to help Brock [Osweiler]. He's a great guy and we're all just trying to win."

The Texans drafted Savage in the fourth round in 2014.

Houston Chronicle

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Texans Sign First-Round Pick Will Fuller

Jun 26, 2016 8:42 AM

The Houston Texans have finally come to terms on a contract with first-round pick Will Fuller.

Fuller's rookie deal with the Texans is reportedly a four-year deal worth $10.16 million in total.

With Fuller signed, the Texans have now struck deals with their entire draft class.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

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Arian Foster Confident Of Being Ready For Camp

Jun 20, 2016 4:47 PM

Arian Foster believes he'll be ready for the start of training camp as he begins his first season not on the Houston Texans.

Foster remains a free agent after being released by the Texans in March.

At least three teams have recently inquired about Foster, who tore his Achilles in late October.

In his last full season, he produced 1,424 yards and 15 rushing touchdowns. From 2010 to '12, Foster had 47 total touchdowns.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Vince Wilfork Believes He Can Play A Few More Seasons

Jun 20, 2016 9:07 AM

Vince Wilfork, who is entering his 13th season, doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.

The 35-year-old nose tackle told the Houston Chronicle that he believes he's got several seasons left.

"How do you know when it's time to let go?" Wilfork asked former teammate and Houston Texans linebackers coach Mike Vrabel. "He said, 'Trust me, you'll know.' And right now, it's not time. I feel good.

"I said until I feel like I can't perform at a certain level or my body can't take it, or I'm mentally not there anymore, it'll be time for me to hang it up. But I think I have a couple more good years in me."

Houston Chronicle

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Brock Osweiler Doesn't Hold Grudge Against Broncos

May 21, 2016 9:29 PM

Brock Osweiler insists he doesn't hold a grudge against the Denver Broncos.

Osweiler passed on an opportunity to remain with the Broncos to become the starting quarterback of the Houston Texans.

"I am really just speaking the truth. There is no grudge," he said. "I have tremendous respect for coach Gary Kubiak. I love that guy. In fact, I talked to him last weekend. He is a tremendous person, and he is a tremendous football coach. I have great respect for Greg Knapp, who was my quarterbacks coach in Denver for three years. He taught me so much about playing quarterback in the NFL and made me a better football player.

"John Elway, for giving me my opportunity for coming into the National Football League. I could probably stand up and have a press conference and thank 100 guys within that Denver organization, along with all those teammates I played with. So there is no grudge. I have nothing but love for my time I spent in Denver, and appreciation, and gratitude. But now we are beginning a new chapter, and I couldn't be more excited to be here in Houston."

Conor Orr/NFL.com

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DeAndre Hopkins Thankful Texans Drafted Pair Of WRs

May 9, 2016 11:22 AM

DeAndre Hopkins is grateful for the Houston Texans' commitment to improving their receiving corps by drafting Will Fuller and Braxton Miller.

"Yeah, man, I thank those guys for that," Hopkins told the Houston Chronicle. "Last year, there were a couple of pieces of the puzzle that we needed that could've helped us get over some games. It's the NFL and other teams get paid, too. I think they brought some guys in that are going to push me, myself and everybody in there.

"When you bring in two wide receivers, it makes everybody say, 'OK, all right, there's a little more competition in this room, which is good. It's going to help out the team. I've heard good things about them so far. Everything I've heard about them has been positive."

The Texans also signed Brock Osweiler in the offseason.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Texans Release Brian Hoyer

Apr 17, 2016 5:33 PM

The Houston Texans have released Brian Hoyer.

The Texans did not receive any trade offers for Hoyer and cutting him saves the franchise the risk of owing him $4 million if he's injured.

The Denver Broncos and New York Jets could have interest in Hoyer.

The Jets and Ryan Fitzpatrick remain at a contract impasse.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, New York Jets, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Waiver

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Texans Sign Brandon Weeden To Two-Year, $4M Deal
Brandon Weeden's re-signing is further evidence that the Texans and incumbent starting quarterback Brian Hoyer are likely to part ways.

Rand Getlin/NFL.com

J.J. Watt Had Five Torn Core Muscles During 2015
J.J. Watt underwent surgery on both sides of his body.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Arian Foster Meeting With Dolphins
Lamar Miller signed with the Texans this offseason, the former team of Arian Foster.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Lamar Miller Signs With Texans On Four-Year, $26M Deal
Lamar Miller received better financial offers from other teams.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Brock Osweiler Agrees To Sign With Texans On Four-Year, $72M Deal
Brock Osweiler has agreed in principle to sign with the Texans.

Rand Getlin/NFL.com

Broncos, Texans Considered Favorites For Brock Osweiler
The Broncos didn't use a tag on Brock Osweiler, meaning he can sign with any team of his choosing.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Arian Foster Released By Texans
Arian Foster rushed for over 1,000 yards in four separate seasons with the Texans.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jaelen Strong Arrested On Marijuana Possesssion Charge
Jaelen Strong was riding in a black Maserati when police observed that there was no visible license plate and conducted a traffic stop.

Tyler Dragon/NFL.com

Arian Foster Watches 'Zero Football' As Fan
Arian Foster says he doesn't enjoy watching football from the perspective of a fan.

Ryan Wilson/CBS Sports

Patriots, Panthers Have Best 2016 Super Bowl Odds (All Teams Listed)
The Broncos have the ninth best odds at 18-1.

Oskar Garcia/AP

J.J. Watt Named Defensive Player Of The Year
J.J. Watt joined Lawrence Taylor as the only players to win the award three times.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

Mike Vrabel Turns Down Defensive Coordinator Offer From 49ers
Bill O'Brien and Rick Smith worked hard behind the scenes to keep Mike Vrabel and will give him a new contract.

ESPN

J.J. Watt Undergoes Surgery For Sports Hernia
J.J. Watt again was one of the best defensive players in the NFL in 2015.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney Leaves Stadium After Being Ruled Out
Jadeveon Clowney is recovering from a significant foot injury he suffered two weeks ago.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Wild Card Playoff Matchups (DVOA Infographics)
The infographics show the percentile rankings for all 12 2015 NFL playoff teams in the categories of DVOA for offense, defense, pass offense, rush offense, pass defense and rush defense.

RealGM Staff Report

Seahawks Lead NFL In DVOA For 4th Straight Season (Infographic)
The Seahawks, Bengals, Cardinals, Panthers and Chiefs finished the 2015 regular season in the top-10 in both Offensive and Defensive DVOA.

RealGM Staff Report

Full NFL Playoff Schedule With Times, TV Listings
The NFL has announced its television schedule for the 2015 playoffs.

Andrew Siciliano/NFL.com

Brandon Weeden Happy Jerry Jones Will Be Watching Playoffs From Couch
Brandon Weeden was Tony Romo's backup to start the season and was called "limited" by Jerry Jones.

Shalise Manza Young/Yahoo! Sports

T.J. Yates Suffers Torn ACL
Brandon Weeden finish the game for the Texans.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft
Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

Todd McShay/ESPN