Houston Texans Wiretap

Brock Osweiler: Texans Close To Exploding On Offense

Dec 5, 2016 9:42 AM

Brock Osweiler turned in a decent performance on Sunday against the Green Bay Packers and believes the Houston Texans are close to hitting their offensive stride.

"I feel like we're very close to exploding as an offense," Osweiler said. "We are three, four plays away from changing multiple football games. Because of that, I don't think we can get discouraged. ... We're tired of being close. We really are, as a team. We're all able to see it on the film. We see it on the film every single week that we're so close to turning that corner."

Sunday's loss dropped the Texans to 6-6 on the season.

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J.J. Watt's Leg Saved By Trainer Who Identified Staph Infection

Nov 22, 2016 10:20 AM

J.J. Watt has endured a number of injuries in his career but the scariest one was never acknowledged by the Houston Texans as an actual injury.

“One Friday night last season, I noticed some weird bumps on my knee,” Watt writes on The Players Tribune. “I thought it was a rash, so I went and asked our trainer if he had any cream. He looked at my knee and said, ‘That looks really bad. We have to get you to the hospital right now.”

Watt initially thought the trainer was joking.

“I could see in his face that he was serious and actually a bit panicked,” Watt explains. “As it turned out, he saved me in a big way. At the hospital, they immediately put me on three hours of the strongest antibiotic IVs. I went straight from the hospital to the team plane and we flew to Jacksonville. Once we landed, there were two more hours of antibiotics that night and two more the next morning before the game. The medicine had completely drained me, but I played — and we won.”

A team doctor told Watt he could have lost his leg if the trainer hadn't recognized the problem.

the postgame comments made it sound like a traditional illness, not a limb-threatening bacterial infection.

“Couple days ago. Yesterday? I don’t even know,” Watt said upon being asked when he got sick. “It’s OK. We got a good staff and they took good care of me.”

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Brock Osweiler Was 'Definitely' Distracted By Green Laser From Stands

Nov 22, 2016 8:11 AM

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."

Throughout the game, someone in the stadium shined what appeared to be a green laser pointer on the field when the Houston Texans were on offense in the game against the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders won the game 27-20.

"I'm still gathering information on what exactly took place, but all I know at this point is, when we were out there on the field on offense, there were multiple times I saw a green laser coming from the stands," Osweiler said. "There were a couple of times it definitely hit me in the eye. And it was very noticeable.

"Certainly, having a laser zoomed in on your eyeball definitely affects how you play."

Osweiler said he had never experienced anything like that while playing football.

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Andre Johnson Retires After 14 NFL Seasons

Nov 1, 2016 9:50 AM

Andre Johnson has announced his retirement after 14 seasons in the NFL.

Johnson was the third overall pick in the 2003 NFL Draft out of Miami by thee Houston Texans.

Johnson retires with 1,062 regular season receptions for 14,185 yards and 70 touchdowns.

After leaving the Texans, Johnson spent the past two seasons with the Colts and Titans.

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Texans Urge Brock Osweiler To Relax, Target DeAndre Hopkins

Oct 30, 2016 1:36 PM

The Houston Texans still believe in Brock Osweiler, but they want to help him get comfortable in the new offense.

Specifically, the Texans want Osweiler to relax and target playmaker DeAndre Hopkins more.

Hopkins has consistently thrived for the Texans despite up-and-down quarterback play from a number of different starters in his career.

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Texans Fan Starts GoFundMe Page To Buy Out Brock Osweiler

Oct 27, 2016 8:02 AM

Brock Osweiler has played poorly in his first half-season with the Houston Texans and fans are already having buyer's remorse.

The Texans signed Osweiler to a $72 million deal, with $37 million guaranteed, this past offseason.

A disgruntled Texans fan has started a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising enough cash to buy out Osweiler's contract.

"I am a die hard Texans fan and we need to get rid of Brock Osweiler or we're not going anywhere. He is a waste of 72 million and for a dollar a day we can get him out and make DeAndre Hopkins happy," the fan wrote on the page.

As of Thursday morning only $205 had been raised.

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Texans Not Considering Benching Brock Osweiler

Oct 25, 2016 7:24 PM

The Houston Texans invested heavily in Brock Osweiler in the offseason and Bill O'Brien remains committed to him at quarterback.

When O'Brien was asked Tuesday if he's considered benching Osweiler, he answered with an emphatic, "No."

The Texans have scored just one touchdown in three road games.

"There needs to be more productive and (become) more consistent on offense," O'Brien said. "We're trying to fix it. It's not for lack of effort or preparation."

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

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Bill O'Brien Taking Over Play-Calling For Texans
Bill O'Brien called plays during his first season with the team in 2014, but gave the duty to George Godsey last year.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

J.J. Watt Undergoes Surgery, Unlikely To Return This Season
J.J. Watt missed training camp and Houston's four preseason games after surgery in July to repair a herniated disk in his back.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

J.J. Watt Could Miss Remainder Of 2016 With Back Injury
J.J. Watt has re-injured his back and is expected to miss a significant period of time.

Ian Rapoport/NFL.com

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

Sam Monson/Pro Football Focus

Patriots Preparing Julian Edelman To Be Emergency QB
Jacoby Brissett is set to start after Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a sprained AC joint in Week 2.

Kevin Patra/NFL

Bill O'Brien Would Like To See Shorter Preseason
The Texans coach says four preseason games is too many.

Michael David Smith/Pro Football Talk

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.

Adam Schefter/ESPN

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.

Kevin Patra/NFL.com

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.

Sarah Barshop/ESPN

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

NFL.com

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.

Tania Ganguli/ESPN

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.

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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