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Full List Of 2017 NFL Draft, First Round

Apr 27, 2017 11:47 PM

1. Cleveland Browns: Myles Garrett, DE, Texas A&M

2. Chicago Bears: Mitchell Trubisky, QB, North Carolina

3. San Francisco 49ers: Solomon Thomas, DE, Stanford

4. Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette, RB, LSU

5. Tennessee Titans: Corey Davis, WR, Western Michigan

6. New York Jets: Jamal Adams, S, LSU

7. Los Angeles Chargers: Mike Williams, WR, Clemson

8. Carolina Panthers: Christian McCaffrey, RB, Stanford

9. Cincinnati Bengals: John Ross, WR, Washington

10. Kansas City Chiefs: Patrick Mahomes, QB, Texas Tech

11. New Orleans Saints: Marshon Lattimore, CB, Ohio State

12. Houston Texans: Deshaun Watson, QB, Clemson

13. Arizona Cardinals: Haason Reddick, LB, Temple

14. Philadelphia Eagles: Derek Barnett, DE, Tennessee

15. Indianapolis Colts: Malik Hooker, S, Ohio State

16. Baltimore Ravens: Marlon Humphrey, CB, Alabama

17. Washington: Jonathan Allen, DL, Alabama

18. Tennessee Titans: Adoree’ Jackson, CB, Southern California

19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: O.J. Howard, TE, Alabama

20. Denver Broncos: Garrett Bolles, OT, Utah

21. Detroit Lions: Jarrad Davis, LB, Florida

22. Miami Dolphins: Charles Harris, DE/OLB, Missouri

23. New York Giants: Evan Engram, TE, Mississippi

24. Oakland Raiders: Gareon Conley, CB, Ohio State

25. Cleveland Browns: Jabrill Peppers, S, Michigan

26. Atlanta Falcons: Takkarist McKinley, OLB, UCLA

27. Buffalo Bills: Tre’Davious White, CB, LSU

28. Dallas Cowboys: Taco Charlton, DE, Michigan

29. Cleveland Browns: David Njoku, TE, Miami

30. Pittsburgh Steelers: T.J. Watt, LB, Wisconsin

31. San Francisco 49ers: Reuben Foster, MLB, Alabama

32. New Orleans Saints: Ryan Ramczyk, OT, Wisconsin

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8 NFL Owners Contributed 6.7 Percent Of Money For Trump's Inauguration

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 PM

Eight NFL owners contributed to the inauguration of Donald Trump.

According to the FEC filing, NFL owners’ $7.25 million in contributions represented nearly one of every $15 donated to Trump’s inaugural committee.

Robert Kraft (Patriots), Jerry Jones (Cowboys), Woody Johnson (Jets), Bob McNair (Texans), Shahid Khan (Jaguars), Stan Kroenke (Rams) and Dan Snyder (Washington) each contributed $1 million. Ed Glazer (Buccaneers) contributed $250,000.

The $7.25 million donated to the inauguration by NFL franchise owners represented about 6.7 percent of all money contributed to the inaugural committee.

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Tags: Dallas Cowboys, Houston Texans, Jacksonville Jaguars, Los Angeles Rams, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Washington Redskins

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DeAndre Hopkins Building Bond With Tom Savage

Apr 19, 2017 9:34 AM

DeAndre Hopkins is working to build a bound with Tom Savage, who he has known for years and developed a friendship.

Savage is projected to start at quarterback for the Houston Texans after Brock Osweiler was dumped in a trade with the Cleveland Browns.

"It's funny, I was talking to Hop a little bit about it," Savage said. "I just think communication is going to be key this year. I had a couple of guys over and just hanging out and talking. At the end of the day, we have to be boys.

"We have to be able to communicate with each other. If they want to get after me on the field, that's fine. Let's communicate. Let's be on the same page and at the end of the day let's have some fun."

Aaron Wilson/Houston Chronicle

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Browns Acquire Brock Osweiler From Texans

Mar 9, 2017 3:59 PM

The Cleveland Browns have agreed to acquire Brock Osweiler from the Houston Texans.

Houston will send Osweiler, a second round pick and a sixth round pick to Cleveland for a fourth round pick.

The Browns will take on Osweiler's $16 million salary.

Cleveland also had interest in trading for Jimmy Garoppolo this offseason from the Patriots. Cleveland had over $100 million in cap space this offseason and in trading for Osweiler, they get someone to start this season while picking up an additional asset with the second round pick.

The Texans clear cap space with the deal as they pursue Tony Romo.

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Tags: Cleveland Browns, Houston Texans, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Tony Romo Expected To Be Traded To Broncos Or Texans

Mar 9, 2017 2:11 PM

The Dallas Cowboys are now expected to trade Tony Romo to the Denver Broncos or Houston Texans rather than releasing him outright.

The Cowboys decided this week that they were going to part ways with Romo rather than keep him to backup Dak Prescott.

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Texans, Ryan Griffin Have Mutual Interest In New Contract

Mar 7, 2017 7:48 AM

The Houston Texans and Ryan Griffin have mutual interest in a new contract.

No new deal is imminent as negotiations continue, according to sources.

Free agency opens on Thursday afternoon, at which point the market for Griffin is expected to develop.

Aaron Wilson/Houston Chronicle

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Tony Romo Covets Texans, Chiefs, Broncos With 49ers, Rams Interested

Mar 3, 2017 12:51 PM

The Houston Texans, Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos are the three teams Tony Romo covets the most this offseason.

John Dorsey, however, has been adamant that Alex Smith will remain the Chiefs' starter in 2017.

The San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams have also been doing due diligence on Romo. 

Romo would like to join a playoff contender as Peyton Manning did with the Broncos.

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Texans Not Expected To Place Tag On A.J. Bouye

Mar 1, 2017 8:00 AM

The Houston Texans are not expected to use the franchise tag on A.J. Bouye, according to a source.

The Texans could still re-sign Bouye, 25, who would be one of the best free-agent cornerbacks available this offseason.

Bouye had 63 tackles, a sack, an interception and 16 passes defended during the regular season and had an interception in each of Houston's two playoff games.

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A.J. Bouye: 'No Telling' What Will Happen With Texans

Feb 24, 2017 7:08 AM

A.J. Bouye heads into free agency after his best year as a professional cornerback.

As of now the Houston Texans aren't expected to place the franchise tag on him, which is expected to be worth over $14 million for 2017.

"I talked to my agent, and I'm not mad that they probably won't franchise me, just because of how much the franchise tag is for a corner," Bouye said. "It's a lot. At the same time, the situation in Houston, money-wise, there's no telling what's going to happen. At the end of the day, I know they want to bring me back, but they have other things they have to address, which I totally understand."

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NFL: Mexico City Game Generated $45 Million

Feb 23, 2017 7:38 AM

Last year's game between the Houston Texans and Oakland Raiders played in Mexico City generated $45 million, according to a study commissioned by the NFL.

The 27-20 victory by the Raiders was attended by 76,473 at Estadio Azteca. It was the first NFL game to be played in Mexico since the San Francisco 49ers and Arizona Cardinals played in the same stadium in 2005.

The Raiders will return to Mexico City next season and host the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots.

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Chiefs, Texans Could Be Favorites For Tony Romo
If the Cowboys release Tony Romo, there is already a list of teams that are rumored to be potential destinations.

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Texans Unlikely To Use Franchise Tag On A.J. Bouye
The Texans have historically eschewed using the franchise tag.

Aaron Wilson/Houston Chronicle

GM: Texans Need 'Better Production' At Quarterback
Rick Smith was blunt in his assessment of what the Texans need from their quarterbacks next season.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

DeAndre Hopkins Open To Extension With Texans
DeAndre Hopkins is set to play out this season under the fifth-year option that the Texans exercised last year.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

Jadeveon Clowney Undergoes Minor Knee Surgery
Jadeveon Clowney's surgery was just to clean up the knee and he will not miss any time during the offseason.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

Peterson Interested In Giants, Texans, Bucs If He Leaves Vikings
The Vikings have a team option on Adrian Peterson for 2017 that includes an $11.75 million base salary and $6 million roster bonus.

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Texans Won't Hire New Offensive Coordinator
The Texans will not hire an offensive coordinator to replace the fired George Godsey as Bill O'Brien will call the plays next season.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

Texans Part Ways With Offensive Coordinator George Godsey
The Texans and offensive coordinator George Godsey "have mutually agreed to part ways," the team has announced.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

Vince Wilfork Expects To Retire
Vince Wilfork, 35, has made five Pro Bowls in his 13-year career and was a first-team All-Pro in 2012.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

Bill O'Brien Uncertain On Future With Texans
There are growing tensions between Bill O'Brien and both owner Bob McNair and general manager Rick Smith.

Michael Silver/NFL.com

Patriots Are Biggest Playoff Favorite Since 1998
The Patriots have opened as 14.5-point favorites against the Texans in Saturday's AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium.

David Purdum/ESPN

Raiders Expected To Start Connor Cook Against Texans
The Raiders are expected to start rookie Connor Cook against the Texans in the playoffs this weekend.

Conor Orr/NFL

Vince Wilfork Will Contemplate Retirement After Season
Vince Wilfork admitted that this will be the first time in his 13-year career that he will consider calling it quits.

Chris Wesseling/NFL

Texans To Start Brock Osweiler Against Raiders
Brock Osweiler replaced Tom Savage early in the second quarter Sunday in the loss to the Titans after Savage left with a concussion.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

No Teams Finish 2016 In Top-10 In Both Offensive, Defensive DVOA
Last season, the Seahawks, Panthers, Cardinals, Bengals and Chiefs ranked in the top-10 on both sides of the ball.

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Only Steelers Rank In Top-10 In Offense, Defense DVOA (Infographic)
Pittsburgh ranks third in total DVOA and first in Weighted DVOA.

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Tom Savage Will Remain Starter For Texans
Bill O'Brien says Tom Savage will remain the starting quarterback for the Texans when they face off against the Bengals this weekend.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

Brock Osweiler: Texans Close To Exploding On Offense
Brock Osweiler turned in a decent performance on Sunday against the Packers and believes the Texans are close to hitting their offensive stride.

Josh Alper/Pro Football Talk

J.J. Watt's Leg Saved By Trainer Who Identified Staph Infection
J.J. Watt has endured a number of injuries in his career but the scariest one was never acknowledged by the Texans as an actual injury.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Brock Osweiler Was 'Definitely' Distracted By Green Laser From Stands
Brock Osweiler said a green laser that was shined onto the field and into his eyes on Monday night in Mexico City was "very distracting."

Sarah Barshop/ESPN