5:56 AM EST, Fri November 28, 2014
Houston Chronicle 10 hours ago

Texans’ injury report for Week 13 matchup with Titans

Three players – cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and inside linebacker Akeem Dent (neck) – didn’t practice on Thursday. Coach Bill O’Brien continued to express confidence in running back Arian Foster (groin) returning to the lineup against Tennessee. O’Brien said he expects Foster to play. “He was out there today, and […]
Houston Chronicle 10 hours ago

Fitzpatrick looks good in return

Quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick has been practicing with the starters all week since replacing Ryan Mallett. Fitzpatrick is trying to help the Texans sweep the Titans, his former team. Fitzpatrick was 4-5 as a starter before being replaced by Mallett. “Fitzy...
Houston Chronicle 10 hours ago

Pressure is on Texans’ defense

The Texans are 29th in defense, including 31st against the pass. They’ve allowed 211 points, ranking 11th, including first in the AFC South. Tennessee is 28th in defense, including 28th against the run. The Titans have scored 192 points. Only Jacksonville, the New York Jets and Oakland have scored fewer. The Jaguars and Raiders have […]
Houston Chronicle 9 hours ago

McClain’s picks for Week 12: Texans take on Titans in AFC South matchup

Last week: 11-4 (.733) straight up; 8-7 (.533) vs. spread. Season: 114-61-1 (.651) straight up; 91-83-2 (.523) vs. spread.

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Houston Chronicle 16 hours ago

Tom Savage named Texans backup quarterback

Coach Bill O’Brien said today that rookie Tom Savage is expected to be the backup quarterback on Sunday when the Texans host Tennessee. Savage, the fourth-round pick who’s been third behind Ryan Fitzpatrick and Ryan Mallett this season, will be active and No. 2 behind Fitzpatrick. Veteran Thad Lewis, signed Tuesday, has replaced Mallett on […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

Texans center Chris Myers confident in QB Ryan Fitzpatrick

Center Chris Myers spent the last two games snapping to quarterback Ryan Mallett. Now he’s got Ryan Fitzpatrick back in the lineup. He was 4-5 as a starter before being benched for Mallett. “We’ve had this rotation throughout the season,” Myers said. “Whether it’s the quarterback, offensive line or running back, it’s the same way. […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

QB Thad Lewis ‘happy to get another shot’ with Texans

When Thad Lewis’ cell phone rang and he found out his former offensive coordinator at Duke was calling, the quarterback couldn’t accept Bill O’Brien offer quick enough. The Texans needed a replacement for Ryan Mallett, who suffered a torn pectoral muscle that had ended his season, and Lewis was O’Brien’s first call. “I heard about […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

The Sports Update: McClain and Smith talk Texans’ QB situation (video)

Texans beat writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss starter Ryan Fitzpatrick and the team’s quarterback situation heading into Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium.
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

Texans’ Foster has good chance to play vs. Titans; Clowney rests

The Texans might have a healthy Pro Bowl running back to pair with their new starting quarterback. Arian Foster continues to make progress from a groin injury — he practiced Wednesday — and has a “good chance” to play Sunday against the Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium. “He’s fighting through some of the things that […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

Texans still deciding between Savage, Lewis as backup

Texans coach Bill O’Brien has yet to make a decision about the team’s backup to starting quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. O’Brien said Wednesday that he will use the next few days to determine whether rookie Tom Savage or veteran Thaddeus Lewis will be the No. 2 QB against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday at NRG Stadium. […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

Photos: Games to watch this Thanksgiving weekend

Football has long been a staple of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. This year’s serving of pigskin looks pretty tasty as both the NFL and NCAA offer up some big-time rivalry games that have more than just bragging rights on the line. Get your clicker ready, here are the games you can’t miss.
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

New Texans QB Lewis looks forward to working with Johnson

Thaddeus Lewis admitted a highlight of his signing with the Texans would be getting the chance to work with Andre Johnson. They’re both from the Miami area and Lewis knows Johnson, having worked out with him one offseason. “We worked out a couple times together with a trainer,” he said. “I’d be the quarterback throwing. […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

J.J. Watt expects Zach Mettenberger will be better in second start against Texans

J.J. Watt said he expects the Titans’ Zack Mettenberger to be much improved over his first start against the Texans, which was also his first start in the NFL. “He’ll be a little more comfortable, a little bit more in control of his offense with more practices under his belt,” Watt said. “It’ll be a […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

Texans place Ryan Mallett on season-ending IR

Quarterback Ryan Mallett was placed on season-ending injured reserve Wednesday. Ryan Fitzpatrick is the team’s new starting QB. Safety Terrance Parks (Florida State) was added to the Texans’ practice squad, while the signing of veteran QB Thaddeus Lewis was made official. Twitter: ChronBrianSmith
Houston Chronicle Nov 26, 2014

Ryan Fitzpatrick regains role as Texans’ starting QB, shaves beard

The Texans’ new starting quarterback quietly walked through the team’s locker room without drawing much notice. He looked like Ryan Fitzpatrick, the team’s former starter. He just didn’t have an overwhelming beard. “I’m kind of mad you guys didn’t tell me I looked like that,” Fitzpatrick joked Wednesday at NRG Stadium. “I finally got some […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 25, 2014

Incredible video from bald eagle wearing GoPro at Texans game

If you were at Sunday’s Bengals-Texans game, you saw a pre-game ceremony that included a bald eagle named Challenger. Well, that bald eagle was wearing a GoPro camera, and the video is terrific.
Houston Chronicle Nov 25, 2014

J.J. Watt delivers thanks, pizza to Houston fire, police departments

Texans star J.J. Watt delivered a pizza and a message to a Houston fire station on Tuesday. A close-up of the note is below. Watt thanks the Houston Police Department and Houston Fire Department in the note, adding: “You show up day in and day out, never knowing what the day might hold and never […]
Houston Chronicle Nov 24, 2014

Texans braced to face an improved Zach Mettenberger in Titans game

The Texans won’t have Ryan Mallett when they host the AFC South-rival Titans on Sunday. They will have to face an improving Zach Mettenberger, who’s erased his selfie follies and turned into a promising young QB with 2015 potential. Mettenberger completed 20-of-39 passes for 345 yards, two touchdowns, one interception and an 88.1 rating last […]

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