11:59 PM EDT, Wed May 27, 2015
Houston Chronicle 10 hours ago

Mallett goes through Texans’ full OTA, splitting QB reps with Hoyer

Ryan Mallett splitting reps with Brian Hoyer at quarterback during the Texans’ first OTA on Wednesday at NRG Stadium was expected. But the sight of Mallett, who is coming off pectoral surgery, going through a full practice was encouraging for the team. Mallett went through the entire session and made the same throws as Hoyer, […]
Houston Chronicle 6 hours ago

Ben Jones willing to do whatever Texans need — even eat a coackroach on TV

Ben Jones has long been a locker-room favorite and one of the Texans’ funniest players. He also has a serious side that shows through on the field and his dedication to the game. The 6-foot-3, 308-pound lineman blended both Wednesday during the first day of OTAs at NRG Stadium. Jones split time between left guard […]

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Houston Chronicle 2 hours ago

Nate Washington on Andre Johnson: ‘ No. 80 will forever be the best receiver in this organization’s history’

In his 10 seasons with Pittsburgh and Tennessee, receiver Nate Washington became a big fan of Andre Johnson. Washington is among the veteran and rookie receivers trying to earn playing time opposite DeAndre Hopkins – the position owned by Johnson until he was released in March. “None of us is here to fill his shoes,” […]
Houston Chronicle 6 hours ago

Louis Nix’s initial 2015 goal with Texans: A full, healthy practice

Some players dream of the playoffs or Pro Bowl. Others only eye the Super Bowl. Nose tackle Louis Nix? The second-year Texan has a much more limited but very realistic personal goal in 2015. “My goal this year, man, is to make it through a practice. That’s my goal,” said Nix, following the first day […]
Houston Chronicle 7 hours ago

HBO Sports president: Texans being featured on ‘Hard Knocks’ at great time for franchise

The president of HBO Sports said Wednesday that the Texans represent all the elements that have helped define the “Hard Knocks” training camp series as a unique brand for sports and reality TV. Ken Hershman, who joined HBO Sports in early 2012 and will be involved with his fourth season of “Hard Knocks,” said HBO […]
Houston Chronicle 11 hours ago

Things we’d like to see on the Texans’ season of ‘Hard Knocks”

The official announcement that the Texans will be on the upcoming season of HBO’s training camp documentary series “Hard Knocks” will come later this afternoon. However, we don’t have to wait to think about some of the things we’re interested in seeing when the cameras start rolling this summer. Here they are. J.J. Watt: Obviously, […]
Houston Chronicle 13 hours ago

Texans to make it official: They’ll be on ‘Hard Knocks’ this year

The Texans are making it official today that they will appear on “Hard Knocks,” the HBO series that runs during training camp in August. The Texans have scheduled a major announcement for 1:30 p.m. after their OTA session. It will be the first time they’ve appeared on “Hard Knocks.” The Texans turned down “Hard Knocks” […]
Houston Chronicle May 26, 2015

49ers QB Colin Kaepernick apologizes for Houston flood post

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick backtracked Tuesday afternoon from a questionable Instagram post about the flooding that hit the greater Houston area late Monday and early Tuesday. Kaepernick has recently adopted the hashtag #7tormscoming as his mantra. He then invoked that in the following Instagram post (which he later deleted): After deleting that post, […]
Houston Chronicle May 26, 2015

Texans cancel first day of OTAs due to Houston weather

The Texans have canceled their organized team activity Tuesday due to inclement weather in Houston. The team was scheduled to work out at NRG Stadium, with media availability following the session. Tuesday was set to mark the Texans’ first OTA for the 2015 season. The team’s other scheduled OTAs are Wednesday and Thursday, June 1-2, […]
Houston Chronicle May 22, 2015

Texans’ uniforms get indifferent review in 2015 ESPN rankings

On the field, the Texans are not sharp dressed men, according to this year’s ESPN Uni Watch power rankings. Houston checked in at 22nd among the NFL’s 32 teams. Here’s what Uni Watch’s Paul Lukas had to say about the Texans’ threads: Here we have the league’s most frustratingly generic-looking team. True, they don’t present […]
Houston Chronicle May 22, 2015

Which state’s colleges make the most NFL money?

There are certain colleges which are considered football factories and pipelines to the pros. However, a closer look at the NFL’s 2014 player salaries show some interesting results. The website SportsIntelligence recently broke down NFL players’ average 2014-15 salaries by the states where they went to school. Here are some nuggets from their research: On […]
Houston Chronicle May 22, 2015

Source: Texans among three ‘Hard Knocks’ finalists

The Texans could be making their first appearance on “Hard Knocks,” the HBO series that runs in August. Owner Bob McNair said at the NFL meetings in March he was considering a Texans appearance on the 10th “Hard Knocks,” but at the time, there was speculation that Cleveland was the favorite. A person familiar with […]
Houston Chronicle May 21, 2015

Texans release backup offensive tackle Tyson Clabo

The Texans released backup offensive tackle Tyson Clabo on Thursday. Waiving Clabo, the swing tackle last season, leaves the Texans with three reserve tackles on the roster – veterans Jeff Adams and Will Yeatman – and Bryan Witzmann, who spent his rookie year (2014) on injured reserve. Yeatman, a four-year veteran, also spent last season […]
Houston Chronicle May 21, 2015

Ex-Texans RB Ben Tate looking for a shot in Dallas

Former Texans running back Ben Tate is working out for the Dallas Cowboys, the National Football Post reported Thursday. Tate played for the Texans from 2011-13, rushing for 1,992 yards and 10 touchdowns. His best season in Houston was 2011, when he ran for 942 yards and scored four TDs. Tate, 26, signed with the […]
Houston Chronicle May 21, 2015

NFL announces Houston’s Super Bowl date

The NFL announced Thursday that the official date for Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium will be Feb. 5, 2017. “We are excited to now know the date, and the Houston Super Bowl LI host committee is proud and eager to lock in the countdown to kickoff,” host committee chairman Ric Campo said in a […]

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