Houston Texans Wiretap

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

Apr 1, 2016 8:14 PM

Brandon Weeden has signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the Houston Texans.

Claimed off waivers from the Dallas Cowboys in mid-November, Weeden relieved an injured T.J. Yates in Week 15.

Weeden's re-signing is further evidence that the Texans and incumbent starting quarterback Brian Hoyer are likely to part ways.

The Texans signed Brock Osweiler in the offseason.

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

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J.J. Watt Had Five Torn Core Muscles During 2015

Mar 31, 2016 4:42 PM

J.J. Watt had five partially or fully torn muscles in his core area during the 2015 season.

Watt underwent surgery on both sides of his body.

Watt had partially torn left and right abdominals and a partially torn right adductor longus. He also had a fully torn left adductor longus and a fully torn left adductor pectineus, which are two of the three muscles that connect the pelvic bone to the left thigh bone.

Watt broke his hand on Dec. 9 and played three games with a club cast.

Watt didn't miss any games due to injuries.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Injury

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Arian Foster Meeting With Dolphins

Mar 28, 2016 11:16 AM

Arian Foster is meeting with the Miami Dolphins as they continue to search for a running back.

Lamar Miller signed with the Houston Texans this offseason, the former team of Foster.

Foster tore his Achilles heel in October.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

Tags: Houston Texans, Miami Dolphins, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Lamar Miller Signs With Texans On Four-Year, $26M Deal

Mar 9, 2016 3:23 PM

Lamar Miller has agreed to sign with the Houston Texans on a four-year, $26 million deal that includes $14 million in fully guaranteed money.

Miller received better financial offers from other teams.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

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Brock Osweiler Agrees To Sign With Texans On Four-Year, $72M Deal

Mar 9, 2016 3:13 PM

Brock Osweiler has agreed in principle to sign with the Houston Texans on a four-year, $72 million deal.

Osweiler started several games for the Denver Broncos when Peyton Manning was injured and he was controversially benched in favor of Manning for the playoffs.

Osweiler was a second round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Arizona State by the Broncos.

The Texans have one of the NFL's best wide receivers in DeAndre Hopkins.

Osweiler was reportedly "very distant" during negotiations with the Broncos, showing them he preferred not to re-sign.

Rand Getlin/NFL.com

Tags: Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Broncos, Texans Considered Favorites For Brock Osweiler

Mar 8, 2016 11:36 AM

The Denver Broncos and Houston Texans are the two teams most likely to sign Brock Osweiler in free agency.

John Elway seemed to set the range for a deal at $5 million to $15 million per year for Osweiler. Elway also suggested Osweiler would need to sign a short-term contract before cashing in on a larger one as a more proven NFL starter at quarterback.

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

With Sam Bradford and Kirk Cousins getting significant money in the short-term, Osweiler very well could command $17.5 million per year.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Tags: Denver Broncos, Houston Texans, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

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Arian Foster Released By Texans

Mar 3, 2016 9:51 AM

The Houston Texans have released Arian Foster.

Foster's 2015 season ended early with an Achilles injury after rushing 63 times for 163 yards and one touchdowns.

Foster rushed for over 1,000 yards in four separate seasons with the Texans and was one of the NFL's best running backs between 2010 and 2012.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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

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Jaelen Strong Arrested On Marijuana Possesssion Charge

Feb 29, 2016 7:44 PM

Jaelen Strong was arrested on a marijuana charge over the weekend in Scottsdale.

Strong was riding in a black Maserati when police observed that there was no visible license plate and conducted a traffic stop.

According to the report, when officers made contact with Randall they detected a strong marijuana odor "coming from the inside of the vehicle."

"All of the occupants were questioned about the odor, if they had marijuana in their possession, and if they had a medical marijuana card," according to the police synopsis. "Strong admitted that he was possession of some marijuana and advised that he did not have a medical marijuana card."

The Houston Texans later released this statement:

"The Houston Texans are aware of the incident regarding WR Jaelen Strong in Scottsdale, Ariz. We are disappointed in the choices Jaelen made to put himself in this situation. We will have no further comment at this time."

Tyler Dragon/NFL.com

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Arian Foster Watches 'Zero Football' As Fan

Feb 14, 2016 5:59 PM

Arian Foster will be 30 years old before next season as injuries have continued to accumulate.

Foster says he doesn't enjoy watching football from the perspective of a fan.

"I watch zero football. I swear," Foster told actor and sports fan Michael Rapoport on the I Am Rapaport podcast (via the Houston Chronicle). "Of course, I used to be a super fan growing up. Once you see the business side, you see it differently. I'm pondering entering the last couple, 3-4 years of my career and I'm thinking about what life will be like after football and I'm looking at the game differently. I look at it more like, 'I hope these guys come out healthy because they've got families.' It's not just entertainment to me any more. I see the men and the humans behind it. It's a vantage point that not a lot of people get to see. I still do enjoy the game. I love it, but it's just hard for me to watch it from a fan perspective."

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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

J.J. Watt Suffers Broken Hand, Doesn't Expect To Miss Any Games
J.J. Watt suffered a broken hand during practice on Wednesday.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Belichick Puts J.J. Watt In Similar Class As Lawrence Taylor
Bill Belichick still wasn't ready to rank J.J. Watt above Lawrence Taylor.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Arian Foster Confident Of Playing In NFL Again
Arian Foster tore the Achilles tendon in his right leg this season and is recovering from surgery.

Kristie Rieken/AP

Bill O'Brien Denies Presence Of Power Struggle With Rick Smith
Bill O'Brien reportedly wanted to cut Mallett before the Texans even took the field to play the Dolphins.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Texans Release Ryan Mallett
Houston will sign or trade for a veteran quarterback to back up Brian Hoyer.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

Texans Considered Cutting Ryan Mallett
The Texans don't have another healthy quarterback on the roster beyond Brian Hoyer.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Arian Foster Out For Season With Torn Achilles
Arian Foster came back from groin surgery early and 265 yards from scrimmage over four weeks.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Ryan Mallett Misses Texans' Plane To Miami
Ryan Mallett had to make the trip by commercial airline.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

Jadeveon Clowney In Walking Boot
Jadeveon Clowney missed most of his rookie year with knee problems.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk