Houston Texans Wiretap

Brock Osweiler 'Not Surprised' By Boos In Denver

Oct 25, 2016 7:59 AM

Brock Osweiler, who was booed by fans in Denver each time he came onto the field Monday night, said he was not surprised by the crowd's reactions to his return.

Osweiler was playing in Denver for the first time since leaving to sign a four-year, $72 million contract with the Houston Texans during the offseason.

"I was definitely not surprised by that," Osweiler said. "I assumed I'd get a lot of boos. In fact, I thought it would be a little bit louder with those boos."

Osweiler finished 22-for-41 for 131 yards without a touchdown in the loss. He also lost a fumble in Houston's 27-9 loss.

"I think there was so much that was built up about myself and the Broncos in this game," Osweiler said. "And at the end of the day, it was the Houston Texans versus the Denver Broncos. We came up here tonight. We did not play a good enough football game to get this job done."

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Arian Foster Retiring At Age 30

Oct 24, 2016 8:22 PM

Arian Foster has announced his retirement from the NFL.

Foster signed with the Miami Dolphins in the offseason. Foster had suffered another lower body, soft-tissue injury.

Foster was a four-time Pro Bowler and led the NFL in touchdowns and yards from scrimmage in 2010.

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Brandon Marshall: Broncos 'Want To Kill' Brock Osweiler

Oct 19, 2016 6:35 AM

The Denver Broncos will face off against the Houston Texans, Brock Osweiler's new team, on Monday Night Football this week.

Osweiler signed a big contract with the Texans in free agency after starting a handful of games for the Broncos during their Super Bowl run last season.

"There's no ill will toward Brock," linebacker Brandon Marshall said. "I am happy he got paid. But it's competition. We want to kill him."

Marshall believes the Denver defense is primed for a big week.

"We know that Brock likes to hold the ball so I feel that we can get a lot of good pressure on him," he said. "Just watching their offense, I think this can be a great week for us, I can say that."

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Bill O'Brien Denies Reports Of Tension With Brock Osweiler

Oct 18, 2016 7:43 AM

Bill O'Brien is downplaying the significance of reports of tension between him and Brock Osweiler.

CBS Sports reported that O'Brien and Osweiler had a "heated exchange" last week after a quarterbacks meeting while reviewing film of Week 5's loss to the Minnesota Vikings. Osweiler reportedly had objections to playcalling.

O'Brien called the report the "biggest non-story of the year" and said it's a side effect of coaching in an intense environment.

"Anybody that's been around me knows that I really only know one way to go about it," O'Brien said. "That's to work very hard and to do it in a very intense environment. I think that's the type of players we have. So when you're coaching football and playing football, and you're in a competitive environment where everyone is pulling the same rope and everybody is trying to do their very best to win the game, things are going to happen."

O'Brien took over the playcalling duties from offensive coordinator George Godsey after the Texans were shut out at New England in Week 2.

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Bill O'Brien Taking Over Play-Calling For Texans

Sep 30, 2016 11:39 AM

Bill O'Brien will call plays on offense for the Houston Texans, taking those duties away from offensive coordinator George Godsey.

O'Brien called plays during his first season with the team in 2014, but gave the duty to Godsey last year.


The Texans added offense this offseason, signing quarterback Brock Osweiler, running back Lamar Miller and drafting wide receiver Will Fuller in the first round.

"We really have to go back as a coaching staff and really look at what we did, learn from it, and try to fix it," O'Brien said. "We really need to put our heads together and get after it and get better for the next game, no doubt about it."

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J.J. Watt Undergoes Surgery, Unlikely To Return This Season

Sep 30, 2016 7:53 AM

J.J. Watt had back surgery Thursday and is not expected to return this season, according to a source.

The Houston Texans placed Watt on injured reserve on Wednesday, putting him out for a minimum of eight weeks.

Watt missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after surgery in July to repair a herniated disk in his back.

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J.J. Watt Could Miss Remainder Of 2016 With Back Injury

Sep 27, 2016 8:44 PM

J.J. Watt has re-injured his back and is expected to miss a significant period of time.

Watt underwent surgery late in the offseason.

Watt could possibly miss the rest of the 2016 season.

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J.J. Watt's PFF Grade Down Dramatically In 2016

Sep 23, 2016 11:47 AM

J.J. Watt has not been his usual self during the first three games of the 2016 season as he returns from offseason surgery.

Watt has had a Pro Football Focus grade of 87.7, 98.5, 98.8, 97.2 and 93.8 in his first five NFL seasons, while his number this season is just 46.9.

Watt has nine total pressures through games compared to 5.75 per game in 2015 when it was down from 7.4 the season before. 

Watt has recorded only two sacks and three defensive stops through three games this season.

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Patriots Preparing Julian Edelman To Be Emergency QB

Sep 21, 2016 11:14 AM

The New England Patriots are preparing Julian Edelman to be their emergency quarterback against the Houston Texans on Thursday night.

Jacoby Brissett is set to start after Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a sprained AC joint in Week 2.

Edelman played quarterback at Kent State before the Patriots snagged him in the seventh round in 2009 and turned his into a wide receiver.

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Bill O'Brien Would Like To See Shorter Preseason

Sep 6, 2016 8:33 AM

Bill O'Brien believes the NFL plays too many preseason games.

The Houston Texans coach says four preseason games is too many. O'Brien pointed out on PFT Live that teams cut their rosters from 90 players to 75 players before the fourth preseason game, then from 75 to 53 after the fourth preseason game. He thinks it would make more sense to just have one cut from 90 to 53 after the third preseason game, and scrap the fourth preseason game.

"I do believe that if we could go to two or three preseason games, I do think that would help," O'Brien said. "When you think back to last year, and we talked about maybe eliminating the 75 cut and just having one cut, I do think that would help. I think you go into that last game really know for the most part who your team is going to be. It's difficult because you don't have a ton of players available to you in that fourth preseason game. My opinion would be we could get it done in two or three preseason games, but again, I'm not in the decision-making role, that's just my opinion."

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J.J. Watt Activated By Texans, Expected To Play In Week 1
J.J. Watt is expected to play in Week 1 of the regular season less than two months after undergoing back surgery.

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J.J. Watt Expected To Play In Week 1
J.J. Watt could play in the Houston Texans' Week 1 opener as he comes back from herniated disc surgery.

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J.J. Watt Could Be Out Through Week 2 Of Regular Season
J.J. Watt has never missed a regular season game in his five NFL seasons.

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Texans Not Negotiating With DeAndre Hopkins
DeAndre Hopkins had a brief holdout that ended quickly.


DeAndre Hopkins Ends Brief Holdout
DeAndre Hopkins is entering the fourth year of his rookie contract and is set to make $1.4 million this year.

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DeAndre Hopkins Holding Out Of Texans' Camp
DeAndre Hopkins will be subject to fines of $40,000 for each day of camp he misses.

Adam Schefter, Tania Ganguli/ESPN

DeAndre Hopkins Wants To Be Treated For What He's Worth
DeAndre Hopkins, who is in line for a contract extension, says he just wants fair market value.

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

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

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Tom Savage Anxious To Compete For Job With Texans
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 Texans.

Houston Chronicle

Texans Sign First-Round Pick Will Fuller
With Will Fuller signed, the Texans have now struck deals with their entire draft class.

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Arian Foster Confident Of Being Ready For Camp
At least three teams have recently inquired about Arian Foster, who tore his Achilles in late October.

Jeremy Fowler/ESPN

Vince Wilfork Believes He Can Play A Few More Seasons
Vince Wilfork, who is entering his 13th season, doesn't plan on retiring anytime soon.

Houston Chronicle

Brock Osweiler Doesn't Hold Grudge Against Broncos
Brock Osweiler passed on an opportunity to remain with the Broncos to become the starting quarterback of the Texans.

Conor Orr/NFL.com

DeAndre Hopkins Thankful Texans Drafted Pair Of WRs
DeAndre Hopkins is grateful for the Texans' commitment to improving their receiving corps by drafting Will Fuller and Braxton Miller.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Texans Release Brian Hoyer
The Broncos and Jets could have interest in Brian Hoyer.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

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.

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

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