Houston Texans Wiretap

Ryan Fitzpatrick Out For Season With Fractured In Leg

Dec 14, 2014 7:27 PM

Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a fracture in his leg in Sunday's loss to the Colts and will need season-ending surgery, a source confirmed to ESPN.com.

"I felt for him," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "I felt for him because he knew right away that it was injured, his leg was injured, and I felt bad for him. He put a lot in for this week."

Fitzpatrick suffered the injury after a 2-yard rush on a 2nd-and-6 play early in the second quarter. He was carted off the field with an air cast on his leg.

"I just saw him take off as he's done so many times," Texans left tackle Duane Brown said. "(It) looked like a regular tackle. He tried to get up and sat back down -- that's when I kind of knew there was something up."

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

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Jadeveon Clowney Undergoes Microfracture Surgery

Dec 9, 2014 9:00 PM

Jadeveon Clowney underwent microfracture surgery on his injured knee.

Clowney is expected to miss nine months.

The 21-year-old Clowney had knee surgery in September. Per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the September surgery was performed on Clowney’s cartilage and his lateral meniscus. According to McClain, Texans G.M. Rick Smith indicated the team knew microfracture surgery — which addresses cartilage damage — was potentially on table at some point.

Clowney was the No. 1 overall pick last May by the Houston Texans.

Mike Wilkening/Pro Football Talk

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J.J. Watt: I'll Let All Of You Worry About MVP

Dec 8, 2014 1:50 PM

J.J. Watt had three more sacks on Sunday as he continues to make his case for MVP.

Watt has 82.5 total quarterback disruptions this seasons, ahead of Von Miller with 64.0 and Justin Houston with 63.0.

“Whoever you pick I’m sure will be deserving,” Watt told Peter King from Houston. “The way I look at it is, I’ll worry about what happens on the field. And I’ll let all of you worry about the MVP.”

“If all positions were created equal, J.J. Watt’s the best player in football by a mile, and it isn’t close,” said Neil Hornsby, the founder of Pro Football Focus, which judges every player on every snap.


Aaron Schatz, the president of the long-running football analytics group Football Outsiders, agreed: “Watt is by far the best player as his position compared to the average of his position.”

Peter King/Sports Illustrated

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Jadeveon Clowney Out For Season With Knee Surgery

Dec 4, 2014 4:23 PM

Jadeveon Clowney is out for the season and will have surgery on his knee.

Clowney was the first overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and finished the season playing in just four games with seven tackles and no sacks.


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Andre Johnson Wants To Finish Career With TExans

Dec 4, 2014 3:58 PM

Andre Johnson is determined to finish his career with the Houston Texans after entering the season uncertain of his future.

"I don't want to play for nobody else," Johnson said Thursday, via the Houston Chronicle. "I've been here for 12 years. It don't think it would feel right. I've seen everybody come and go in this locker room ... (My) locker has been here the longest. I can't imagine how it would feel to put on someone else's uniform ... You always want it to turn out OK. I want things to work out here."

Johnson has been surpassed by DeAndre Hopkins as the No. 1 receiver in the Texans' offense.

Johnson also wants to play three more seasons.

Chris Wesseling/NFL.com

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Ryan Mallett Out For Season With Pectoral Injury

Nov 24, 2014 2:07 PM

Ryan Mallett will miss the rest of the 2014 season for the Houston Texans with a torn pectoral muscle.

Mallett sustained the injury during the game, but was able to play through it. In two starts for the Texans, Mallett completed 41 of his 75 pass attempts for 400 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.


Ryan Fitzpatrick is expected to become the Texans' starting quarterback again.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

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Arian Foster Inactive For Week 12

Nov 23, 2014 12:02 PM

Arian Foster is inactive for the Houston Texans' Week 12 game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Foster is still recovering from an injured groin.

Foster ranks third in the NFL with 822 yards.

Alfred Blue will receive most of the carries at running back for the Texans.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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Texans, Titans Interested In Brian Hoyer

Nov 16, 2014 12:14 PM

The Houston Texans and Tennessee Titans have interest in Brian Hoyer.

Hoyer will be a free agent this offseason and the Cleveland Browns have been in wait-and-see mode on his long-term future.

The Browns drafted Johnny Manziel in the first round, but Hoyer has clearly been the better quarterback this season.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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Arian Foster Out For Week 11

Nov 15, 2014 9:23 PM

Arian Foster will not play for the Houston Texans in their Week 11 game.

Foster was initially listed as questionable on the injury report, but will not make the trip to Cleveland.

Foster suffered a groin injury in Week 9 and wasn't able to get all the way back after the Texans' bye in Week 10.


Tania Ganguli/ESPN

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Arian Foster Questionable But Not Expected To Play In Week 11

Nov 14, 2014 7:48 PM

Arian Foster is questionable for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns, but is not expected to play.

Foster suffered the groin injury two weeks ago.

"He did some things [Friday], but I think at the end of the day, he and I will talk," Bill O'Brien said. "We'll do what's best for Arian Foster No. 1, and we'll do what's best for our team No. 2."

Foster has rushed for 822 yards and seven touchdowns and caught 26 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

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Texans Replace Fitzpatrick With Ryan Mallett
Bill O'Brien has been a believer in Ryan Mallett since their time together with the Patriots.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

Arian Foster Has Regained 2012 Form
Arian Foster has averaged 122.7 yards, including 12 runs of at least 10 yards and 5.8 yards a carry in the past three games.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

Watt, Rivers Win AFC Players Of The Month Award For September
According to Pro Football Focus, J.J. Watt has 32 quarterback pressures this season.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Arian Foster Remains Game-Time Decision For Week 3
Arian Foster rushed 55 times for 241 yards in the first two weeks of the season.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Arian Foster Inactive For Week 3 With Hamstring Injury
Arian Foster tested the hamstring Sunday morning after being limited all week in practice.

Kimberly Jones/NFL.com

Texans Considering Using J.J. Watt More As Tight End
Bill O'Brien told reporters he expects to use J.J. Watt "more and more" as a red zone tight end moving forward.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

Jadeveon Clowney Out 4-6 Weeks With Knee Surgery
Jadeveon Clowney had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Monday and will be out four to six weeks.


Jadeveon Clowney May Have Torn Meniscus
Jadeveon Clowney left the game late in the second quarter with a knee injury after landing awkwardly on the ground.


Watt's Deal Nearly Identical To Mario Williams' In 2012
J.J. Watt's eight-year includes $51.9 million in total guarantees, while Mario Williams' deal included $50M.

Jason La Canfora/CBS Sports

Texans Targeted Matt Barkley Before Trading For Mallett
The Texans targeted Matt Barkley before moving forward with the Patriots on a trade for Ryan Mallett.

Will Brinson/CBS Sports

J.J. Watt, Texans Agree Upon $100M Extension
The $16.6 million annual value for J.J. Watt is the highest for a defensive player.

Chris Mortensen/ESPN

Texans Trade For Ryan Mallett
The Texans have traded for Ryan Mallett from the Patriots, sending a conditional sixth or seventh round pick in 2015.


Belichick, Carroll, Payton Considered Best HC's In NFL By Peers
Bill Belichick is ranked as the best coach in the NFL, according to a poll of 30 league insiders.

Mike Sando/ESPN

J.J. Watt Wants Extension After Outplaying Rookie Deal
J.J. Watt is almost certainly set to become the richest 3-4 defensive end in history as he's widely been considered the best defensive player in the NFL over the past two seasons.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

Andre Brown Released By Texans
Andre Brown was the victim of a numbers game with the Texans.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Ryan Fitzpatrick Remains Locked In As Texans' Starter
Ryan Fitzpatrick is locked in as the starting quarterback of the Texans despite struggling in their preseason loss to the Cardinals.

Brian T. Smith/Houston Chronicle

Texans Would Be Comfortable Using Tag On J.J. Watt
J.J. Watt is under contract for at least 2014 and 2015.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney Leaves Practice With Injury
Jadeveon Clowney blocked a punt off Shane Lechler's foot before his exit in another eye-popping play.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Andre Johnson Reports To Texans' Camp, Receives 'Comfort' On Future
While none of that is legally binding, it suggests that Andre Johnson will get all or most of his $11.5 million in 2014.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Wilson, Luck, Rodgers, Watt Headline Barnwell's Trade Value List
Brill Barnwell has released his 2014 NFL Trade Value rankings, headlined by Russell Wilson at No. 1 and Andrew Luck at No. 2.

Bill Barnwell/Grantland