3:23 PM EDT, Fri July 31, 2015
Houston Chronicle 2 hours ago

No added pressure for Texans’ Brandon Brooks entering last year of contract

Right guard Brandon Brooks is entering the final year of the contract he signed as a rookie, but he’s determined not to put any extra pressure on himself to play well. “It’s kind of like being a senior in high school – just leave it all out there and whatever happens happens,” Brooks said. “I’m […]
Houston Chronicle 5 hours ago

Reports: Seahawks, Russell Wilson agree to four-year, $87 million contract

The Seahawks and quarterback Russell Wilson agreed to a four-year contract extension Friday morning. Per Sports Illustrated’s Peter King, the deal is for $87.6 million. Wilson will get a $31 million signing bonus and nearly $60 million in guaranteed money. The sides had until noon Friday to beat the deadline to reach a new deal. […]

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Houston Chronicle 32 mins ago

New Texans WR Cecil Shorts III excited to be on board

Receiver Cecil Shorts III watched the Texans two times a season when he played with Jacksonville, an AFC South rival. Like his teammates, Shorts is getting used to the “Hard Knocks” cameras being in every room and on the practice field. “It’s a lot different than Jacksonville,” Shorts said. “With Hard Knocks here (and) with […]
Houston Chronicle 51 mins ago

Texans’ Duane Brown: Players have good rapport with Bill O’Brien

Duane Brown, who’s now the most tenured Texan as he begins his eighth season, says the players are on more solid footing with second-year head coach Bill O’Brien – and vice versa. “He knows we’re going to work our tails off,” Brown said. “He likes us as people and believes in us as players. We […]
Houston Chronicle 55 mins ago

Whitney Mercilus knows the impact of losing a finger

Texans outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus has some advice for New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, who lost a finger in a fireworks accident. While playing at the University of Illinois, Mercilus severed the top half of his index finger during a weightlifting accident. “It didn’t affect me all that much except for daily things […]
Houston Chronicle 2 hours ago

Meeting MLB star Mike Trout a thrill for Texans’ J.J. Watt

J. J. Watt has had a lot of big moments this offseason, but he admits having Angels outfielder Mike Trout ask to take a picture with him while he was in town ranked right at the top. “It’s pretty cool,” Watt said. “He’s probably the best player in baseball. We’d texted back and forth a […]
Houston Chronicle 4 hours ago

Fans’ guide to 2015 Texans training camp

Dates: Saturday through Aug. 25. Location: Methodist Training Center near NRG Stadium. Where to park: Free parking is available south of the Houston Methodist Training Center, off of Lantern Point Drive in the Green Lot, beginning at 5 a.m. on five of the six open practice dates (3 p.m. on Monday). Open practices: Fans with […]
Houston Chronicle 5 hours ago

NFL Roundtable: How will Texans handle ‘Hard Knocks’?

Houston Chronicle sports writers John McClain, Brian T. Smith, and Dale Robertson discuss the Houston Texans getting “Hard Knocks” coverage and how the HBO series will depict coach Bill O’Brien. (video by R. Carter)
Houston Chronicle 18 hours ago

Texans report for second training camp under Bill O’Brien with high expectations

With high expectations created by last season’s 9-7 record, the Texans begin their 14th training camp on Saturday at Veterans Houston Methodist Training Center. Veterans report today for their second camp under Bill O’Brien. The rookies reported on Sunday for a week of conditioning and orientation. After last season’s seven-game improvement under O’Brien, the excitement […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 30, 2015

NFL Roundtable: On Texans’ roster changes, expectations for Jadeveon Clowney

Houston Chronicle sports writers John McClain, Brian T. Smith, and Dale Robertson discuss the Texans’ roster changes and how Jadeveon Clowney will be handled. (video by R. Carter)
Houston Chronicle Jul 29, 2015

Texans to start selling 2015 single-game tickets Thursday morning

The Texans are placing single-game tickets on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. Fans who are interested in buying tickets should go to www.ticketmaster.com or call 800-745-3000. No tickets will be sold at NRG Stadium. The Texans sold a team-record 67,126 season tickets this season. john.mcclain@chron.com twitter.com/mcclain_on_nfl
Houston Chronicle Jul 28, 2015

The Tom Brady decision: Quick hit opinions

The NFL upheld its four-game suspension of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for his role in the improperly inflated footballs for last season’s AFC playoff game vs. Indianapolis. Our staff’s take on the ruling: Backed into a corner by its mismanagement of the entire situation, it is little surprise that the NFL decided to “uphold” its ridiculous […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 28, 2015

Thoughts on the Texans quarterback competition going into training camp

Quarterback is the most important position in football, and quarterback competitions obviously get a lot of attention. Even if you are a casual fan, you likely have an opinion about the quarterbacks. Here’s a Storify with more information to add to that conversation based on OTA/minicamp observations, and questions I’ve been getting from fans: [View the story […]
Houston Chronicle Jul 28, 2015

J.J. Watt dances with kids of YMCA (video)

J.J. Watt got a little help with his dance moves from an unlikely source. Check out the video to see what Watt has been working on with the kids of the Houston Texans YMCA.
Houston Chronicle Jul 28, 2015

NFL Roundtable: Reggie Wayne and injury recovery

Houston Chronicle sports writers John McClain, Brian T. Smith and Dale Robertson discuss the possibility of Reggie Wayne coming back and being effective after injuries. (video:R.Carter)
Houston Chronicle Jul 27, 2015

Texans place Clowney, Dent on PUP list five days before training camp

Five days before the Texans report for training camp, they made four roster moves. Outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney and inside linebacker Akeem Dent were placed on the physically unable to perform list. Both missed the offseason program while undergoing rehabilitation. They can be moved to the active roster at any time. Guard David Quessenberry, who […]

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