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Report: Broncos Tried To Trade Peyton Manning To Texans

Jun 23, 2015 8:20 PM

According to Benjamin Allbright of 94.1 FM in Denver, the Denver Broncos tried to trade Peyton Manning to the Houston Texans during the offseason. He cites “two unrelated official sources” for the report, adding that “certain elements” of the Broncos organization wanted the Brock Osweiler era to start in 2015.

Manning's revised contract for 2015 includes a no-trade clause.

Manning struggled during the final part of the 2014 season.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Texans To Be This Year's 'Hard Knocks' Team

May 27, 2015 12:47 PM

The Houston Texans will be this year's team on HBO's "Hard Knocks."

This marks the first time the Texans are the subject of the show, which dates back to 2001.


J.J. Watt and the Texans made a cameo on the show last season when the Atlanta Falcons were the team on the show.

The show has featured the Ravens, Chiefs, Jets, Dolphins and Falcons one time each. The Cowboys and the Bengals have each been featured twice.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans

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Texans Sign Whitney Mercilus To Four-Year, $26M Extension

May 5, 2015 12:50 PM

The Houston Texans have signed Whitney Mercilus to a four-year, $26 million extension. The deal has $10.5 million in guaranteed money.

Mercilus has 18 sacks in three seasons, although he hasn't been a consistent pass rusher.

Mercilus was a first rounder in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

Tags: Houston Texans, Misc Rumor, Signing

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J.J. Watt Signs Shoe Deal With Reebok

Apr 13, 2015 1:05 PM

J.J. Watt has signed a deal with Reebok to make his on-field shoe, which will go unbranded during games.

Reebok's parent company, Adidas, has the right to put its logo on its endorsers on the field, but Reebok does not.


Watt announced the deal on social media Monday morning, along with a video of him breaking his personal record in the box jump, reaching a height of 5 feet, 1 inch in the company's ZPump Fusion shoes.


"J.J. gives us instant credibility," said Reebok U.S. vice president Chris Waldeck.

Darren Rovell/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Misc Rumor

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J.J. Watt Restructures Contract To Create $8M In Cap Space For Texans

Mar 24, 2015 11:18 AM

J.J. Watts helped the Houston Texans create up to $8 million in salary cap space by restructuring his contract.

Watt agreed to turn a $10 million roster bonus he was due into a signing bonus.

He signed a six-year deal prior to the 2014 season that could pay him $100 million.

Field Yates/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Misc Rumor

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Texans Sign Vince Wilfork To Two-Year, $9M Deal

Mar 16, 2015 4:37 PM

The Houston Texans have signed Vince Wilfork to a two-year deal worth $9 million. The deal includes $5 million in guaranteed money.

Wilfork was released by the New England Patriots this offseason.

"This has been an interesting process for me and my family, one we have taken very seriously and given a lot of thought," Wilfork wrote in a message posted on his official Twitter page Monday. "We want to thank the Kraft family and the entire Patriot organization for the last 11 years however we will be starting a new chapter in our lives as Houston Texans."

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Cecil Shorts Signs Two-Year Deal With Texans

Mar 16, 2015 4:36 PM

Cecil Shorts has agreed upon a two-year, $6 million deal with the Houston Texans.

Shorts' best season came in 2012 when he caught 55 passes for 979 yards and seven touchdowns.

Shorts has struggled with injuries and inconsistencies at the quarterback position with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tags: Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Jets Trade For Ryan Fitzpatrick

Mar 11, 2015 5:08 PM

The New York Jets have acquired Ryan Fitzpatrick in a trade with the Houston Texans.

Fitzgerald, who completed 63% of his passes last year with the Texans, totaled 17 INTs against only 8 interceptions. The 32-year-old Harvard product also played under Jets offensive coordinator Chan Gailey in Buffalo from 2010-’12, firing 71 TD passes and amassing 10,232 yards through the air.

Eric Allen/Jets.com

Tags: Houston Texans, New York Jets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Andre Johnson Signs With Colts On Three-Year, $21M Deal

Mar 11, 2015 4:10 PM

Andre Johnson has agreed to sign with the Indianapolis Colts on a three-year, $21 million deal.

Johnson became a free agent after the Houston Texans released him.

Johnson also considered signing with the Philadelphia Eagles, but will instead follow Frank Gore to the Colts. Johnson and Gore were teammates at the University of Miami.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Indianapolis Colts, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor, Signing

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Jadeveon Clowney Bit By Swearinger's Pit Bull

Mar 10, 2015 1:54 PM

Jadeveon Clowney had to go to the hospital after being bit by the dog owned by D.J. Swearinger.

Swearinger's pit bull bit Clowney on the arm.

The dog’s vaccinations are up to date and Clowney was not seriously hurt.


Clowney is currently recovering from microfracture knee surgery after an injury-plagued rookie year.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

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Andre Johnson Released By Texans
Andre Johnson still had two years and $21.5 million remaining on his deal, making a trade prohibitive.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Texans Have Deals With Brian Hoyer, Ryan Mallett
Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett each backed up Tom Brady with the Patriots.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Kareem Jackson Agrees Upon Four-Year, $34M Deal With Texans
Kareem Jackson was set to be one of the top cornerbacks on the open market.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Agent: Texans First Broached Trade Idea To Andre Johnson
The agent for Andre Johnson has denied approaching the Texans for a trade.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

Andre Johnson Asks Texans For Trade Or Release
Andre Johnson will turn 34 in July.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

Brian Cushing Has Undergone Three Different Offseason Surgeries
Brian Cushing has undergone surgery to repair a broken wrist, as well as arthroscopic surgery on his left knee and left ankle.

Manouk Akopyan/NFL.com

Seahawks Have Best Super Bowl 50 Odds
The Seahawks, Patriots and Packers have the best odds of winning the Super Bowl next season.


J.J. Watt Named Unanimous Defensive Player Of The Year
J.J. Watt had 20 sacks, 78 tackles -- 29 for losses -- 50 quarterback hits, four forced fumbles and 10 blocked passes.


Aaron Rodgers Wins 2nd NFL MVP Of Career
Aaron Rodgers received 31 MVP votes compared to 13 for J.J. Watt.

Rob Demovsky/ESPN

J.J. Watt Living 'Rocky' Lifestyle In Wisconsin Cabin In Offseason
J.J. Watt bought a simple cabin in Wisconsin for his offseason workouts.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Rams Interested In Trading For Nick Foles
The Texans and Titans also are believed to have interest in Nick Foles.

Eliot Shorr-Parks/Star-Ledger

Gary Kubiak Would Accept Broncos' Job If Offered
Gary Kubiak is believed to be the Broncos' top candidate.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Watt, Gronkowski Headline All-Pro Team As Unanimous Selections
J.J. Watt received five defensive end votes and the other five for defensive tackle.

Barry Wilner/AP

Andre Johnson Willing To Take Pay Cut To Stay With Texans
Andre Johnson was interested in a trade last offseason.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

DeAndre Hopkins To Start Despite Ankle Injury
Bill O'Brien will have DeAndre Hopkins available in Week 16.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Ryan Mallett Prefers To Re-Sign With Texans
Ryan Mallett will be an unrestricted free agent in the offseason and wants to continue working with Bill O'Brien.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Ryan Fitzpatrick Out For Season With Fractured In Leg
Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered the injury after a 2-yard rush on a 2nd-and-6 play early in the second quarter.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney Undergoes Microfracture Surgery
Jadeveon Clowney is expected to miss nine months.

Mike Wilkening/Pro Football Talk

J.J. Watt: I'll Let All Of You Worry About MVP
J.J. Watt has 82.5 total quarterback disruptions this seasons, ahead of Von Miller with 64.0 and Justin Houston with 63.0.

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

Jadeveon Clowney Out For Season With Knee Surgery
Jadeveon Clowney is out for the season and will have surgery on his knee.


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