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Arian Foster Confident Of Playing In NFL Again

Nov 23, 2015 12:43 PM

Arian Foster is confident he will be able to play in the NFL again.

Foster tore the Achilles tendon in his right leg this season and is recovering from surgery.

At 29, the injury could be career-ending for some running backs.

"Yeah I'll play again," he told The Associated Press. "I'm not the first one to come back from an Achilles tendon (injury)."

Foster is a four-time Pro Bowler after going undrafted.

"You have to wait for it to heal and then you start the recovery process," he said. "But yeah as soon as that happens we're going to hit the ground running."


Kristie Rieken/AP

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Bill O'Brien Denies Presence Of Power Struggle With Rick Smith

Oct 28, 2015 7:45 PM

Bill O'Brien has denied reports of a power struggle between him and general manager Rick Smith.

The Houston Texans waived Ryan Mallett after he missed the team's flight to play the Miami Dolphins.

"I've been told over the last couple of days that a lot of things have been said in the media about how the organization works," O'Brien said, per John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. "Let me say this: Rick and I have respect for each other. We work together and communicate every day. It's a partnership. Decisions are made by the two of us.

"Obviously, they require the concurrence of the owner, Bob McNair. That's how it works around here."

O'Brien reportedly wanted to cut Mallett before the Texans even took the field to play the Dolphins, while Smith lobbied to keep Mallett so they could have a capable backup in the game.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Texans Release Ryan Mallett

Oct 27, 2015 12:36 PM

The Houston Texans have released Ryan Mallett.

Houston will sign or trade for a veteran quarterback to back up Brian Hoyer.

Mallett missed the Texans' charter flight to play the Miami Dolphins.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

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Texans Considered Cutting Ryan Mallett

Oct 27, 2015 10:52 AM

The Houston Texans considered cutting Ryan Mallett after he missed the team's flight to face the Miami Dolphins.

Bill O'Brien said Monday afternoon that he and Texans general manager Rick Smith were discussing options for how to handle Mallett's situation. O'Brien has control of the Texans 53-man roster, but on big decisions, the Texans seek a consensus.

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

Mallett, who blamed his tardiness on traffic, was late for meetings Saturday, then missed the team's charter flight to South Florida. It was the second known time Mallett was late for a team activity.

The Texans signed Hoyer this offseason to compete with Mallett for the starting quarterback job. Hoyer initially won the competition, then was benched in the fourth quarter of the Texans' season opener.

Hoyer regained his starting job in Week 6. 

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

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Arian Foster Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Oct 25, 2015 5:20 PM

Arian Foster has suffered a torn Achilles and is out for the rest of the season.

Foster came back from groin surgery early and 265 yards from scrimmage over four weeks.

Foster picked up the injury in the fourth quarter of the Houston Texans' loss to the Miami Dolphins. Foster had 18 carries for 59 yards, five catches for 66 yards and two touchdowns in the game.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Ryan Mallett Misses Texans' Plane To Miami

Oct 25, 2015 4:56 PM

Ryan Mallett missed the Houston Texans' charter flight on Saturday for their game at the Miami Dolphins.

Mallett had to make the trip by commercial airline.

The Texans had no comment on Mallett, but he will be fined, as he was in training camp when he missed a practice because he said his cell phone battery died, so his alarm clock couldn’t go off.

John McClain/Houston Chronicle

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Jadeveon Clowney In Walking Boot

Oct 9, 2015 1:39 PM

Jadeveon Clowney was in a walking boot on his right foot on Friday.

Clowney played more than half the defensive snaps for the Houston Texans in their Week 5 loss to the Indianapolis Colts.

Clowney missed most of his rookie year with knee problems.

Darin Gantt/Pro Football Talk

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Arian Foster Returns To Practice For First Time Since Hip Surgery

Sep 17, 2015 4:26 PM

Arian Foster returned to practice on Thursday, participating in team drills since undergoing surgery on his groin in August.

Bill O'Brien told reporters this week that Foster wouldn't suit up for Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers, but the coach hemmed in that prediction on Thursday, saying: "We are slowly incorporating him back into practice. I wouldn't expect him this week but you never know."

Foster went on to say this would be his "best year," something the Texans sorely need after watching their offense struggle against the Chiefs in Week 1.

Marc Sessler/NFL.com

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Texans To Start Ryan Mallett In Week 2

Sep 16, 2015 2:04 PM

The Houston Texans will make a change at quarterback after Week 1, preparing to start Ryan Mallett.

The Texans signed Brian Hoyer in the offseason, while Mallett was acquired in 2014.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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Watt, Gronkowski Most Dominant Compared To Positional Peers

Sep 12, 2015 3:42 PM

Pro Football Focus outgraded Rob Gronkowski over every other player at his position by a considerable margin during the 2014 season.

Gronkowski had a season grade of +22.9 with Jason Witten ranking second at +14.2.

J.J. Watt is the only player who dominates his position group better than Gronkowski.

Gronkowski had three touchdowns in Week 1.

Gordon McGuinness/Pro Football Focus

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Arian Foster Doesn't Go To IR, Could Return In Late September
Arian Foster's torn groin was originally expected to keep him out into November, but he instead could be back in September.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Texans Expect Jadeveon Clowney To Play Week 1
Jadeveon Clowney returned to practice Aug. 17 after a lengthy recovery from microfracture surgery.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Texans Name Brian Hoyer Starting QB
Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett both have served as backups to Patriots quarterback Tom Brady at one point in their respective careers.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Arian Foster Likely To Undergo Groin Surgery
Arian Foster likely will miss the start of the regular season.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney Placed On PUP List
Jadeveon Clowney will begin training camp on the list and still count against the Texans' active roster.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney 'Looks Spectacular' Seven Months After Microfracture
Jadeveon Clowney was limited to four games his rookie year after being selected first overall in the draft.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

J.J. Watt Has 40+ QB Hits In Three Straight Seasons
J.J. Watt had 50 quarterback hits in 2014, which was first in the NFL well ahead of Carlos Dunlap's 28 and Von Miller's 27.

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Ken Stabler Passes Away At Age Of 69
Ken Stabler played for the Raiders, Oilers and Saints in the NFL.


J.J. Watt Gets No. 1 Slot In NFL's Top 100
J.J. Watt finished ahead of Aaron Rodgers and became the first defensive player to claim the top slot since the series began in 2011.

Dan Hanzus/NFL.com

Report: Broncos Tried To Trade Peyton Manning To Texans
Peyton Manning's revised contract for 2015 includes a no-trade clause.

Mike Florio/Pro Football Talk

Texans To Be This Year's 'Hard Knocks' Team
This marks the first time the Texans are the subject of the show, which dates back to 2001.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

Texans Sign Whitney Mercilus To Four-Year, $26M Extension
Whitney Mercilus has 18 sacks in three seasons, although he hasn't been a consistent pass rusher.

Gregg Rosenthal/NFL.com

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

Darren Rovell/ESPN

J.J. Watt Restructures Contract To Create $8M In Cap Space For Texans
J.J. Watt agreed to turn a $10 million roster bonus he was due into a signing bonus.

Field Yates/ESPN

Texans Sign Vince Wilfork To Two-Year, $9M Deal
Vince Wilfork's deal with the Texans includes $5 million in guaranteed money.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Cecil Shorts Signs Two-Year Deal With Texans
Cecil Shorts' best season came in 2012 when he caught 55 passes for 979 yards and seven touchdowns.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

Jets Trade For Ryan Fitzpatrick
Ryan Fitzpatrick 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

Andre Johnson Signs With Colts On Three-Year, $21M Deal
Andre Johnson has agreed to sign with the Colts.

Josina Anderson/ESPN

Jadeveon Clowney Bit By Swearinger's Pit Bull
D.J. Swearinger's pit bull bit Jadeveon Clowney on the arm.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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

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