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Houston Texans News: April 1, 2015

Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Houston Texans News Texans have interest in bringing back defensive lineman Antonio Smith - Ultimate TexansThe Texans are interested in bringing back defensive end Antonio Smith, who was placed on waivers by Oakland today. Report: Texans interested in Antonio Smith return | ProFootballTalkThe Raiders announced the release of defensive lineman Antonio Smith on Tuesday afternoon, clearing $4 million from their salary cap and taking another step away from a 2014 free agent class...

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Houston Chronicle 21 hours ago

Check out video from J.J. Watt’s appearance on tonight’s ‘New Girl’

J.J. Watt has had a busy offseason, from dominating at the Pro Bowl, box-jumping on Jimmy Kimmel Live to kicking it in his remote Wisconsin cabinto rooting on his alma mater Wisconsin in the NCAA basketball tournament. Tonight, he’ll get even more exposure with a cameo on the Fox sitcom “New Girl.” In case you […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 28, 2015

Photos: 2015 Houston Texans cheerleader tryouts

About 1,000 girls are vying for 35 spots to become Houston Texans cheerleaders. Even last season cheerleaders have to tryout, starting from scratch. Judges for round 1 are a mix of media, super fans and suite holders. Round 2 and 3 are judged by Texans Cheer staff and coach Alto Gary. The squad will be […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 28, 2015

Jadeveon Clowney ‘very encouraged’ by progress in recovery from knee surgery

Texans outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on Saturday said he’s making good progress in his recovery from microfracture surgery on his right knee almost four months ago. Clowney, the first overall pick in last year’s draft, didn’t put a timetable on his return, but coach Bill O’Brien last week said the Texans are hoping he can […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 27, 2015

Is the Texans’ Rick Smith one of the NFL’s best talent-procuring GMs?

Texans general manager Rick Smith often takes lots of heat from his team’s fans for his roster building over the years. However, the numbers may indicate that Smith may be better than he appears to a lot of fans. NFL Media’s Mike Huguenin recently ranked the active NFL general managers with the best record of […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 26, 2015

Support grows for changing extra points in NFL

PHOENIX – On the last day of the NFL spring meetings, there was more interest in what the owners may do in May than what they did at the Arizona Biltmore over the last four days. The owners didn’t make any significant rules changes, but a major change could be on the horizon and possibly […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 26, 2015

Is the Texans’ Bill O’Brien an upper-echelon NFL coach?

In his first season as the Texans’ coach, Bill O’Brien oversaw a seven-win improvement from 2013′s 2-14 campaign. What does that first-year performance rank O’Brien among NFL head coaches? According to CBS Sports writer Pete Prisco’s ranking of NFL head coaches, it’s just outside the top 10: 11. Bill O’Brien, Houston Texans — Surprised to […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 25, 2015

NFL changes rules controlling whether teams can open or close roof of stadium

PHOENIX – For one year, the NFL has changed its policy on opening and closing a retractable roof during games. The rule will have no effect on the Texans because they would never open the NRG Stadium roof during the game. But, for your enjoyment – or confusion – I’m giving you the exact explanation […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 25, 2015

Atlanta Falcons coaching staff excited to see what Brooks Reed brings to the table

PHOENIX – New Atlanta coach Dan Quinn is excited about his new outside linebacker, Brooks Reed. Quinn, Seattle’s defensive coordinator the last two years, wants the Falcons to have an improved defense that’s more physical. Reed, a starter in his four seasons with the Texans, signed a five-year contract worth $22.5 million, including $9 million […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 25, 2015

Keenum’s late-season success in Houston comes as no surprise to Rams coach

PHOENIX – After watching quarterback Case Keenum leave St. Louis for the Texans late in the season, Rams coach Jeff Fisher was determined to get him back. It didn’t cost much – a seventh-round pick in 2016 the Texans will use to replace the selection they dealt to New England for Ryan Mallett – and […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 25, 2015

NFL owners mull options for change to extra point attemps

PHOENIX – NFL owners didn’t approve any significant rules changes, but a big one appears to be coming at their May meetings in San Francisco. In reviewing what the owners did and did not do during their four-day meeting at the Arizona Biltmore, Atlanta president Rich McKay, co-chairman of the competition committee, said there’s growing […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 25, 2015

Texans move money around, then make free agency moves

During the buildup to NFL free agency in early March, Texans general manager Rick Smith had breathing room under the league’s hard salary cap of $143.2 million. But the team’s $13 million in available money paled when compared to the deep pockets possessed by AFC South rivals Jacksonville, Tennessee and Indianapolis, among others. The initial […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 24, 2015

NFL rule changes 2015

By Stephen Cohen The NFL announced six rule changes on Tuesday as part of the annual owners’ meetings in Phoenix. There were no groundbreaking alterations to the rule book this year — like the rumored abolishment of the extra point or an overhaul of the confusing processes that determine whether or not a catch is […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 24, 2015

Looking at the top contenders for this year’s ‘Hard Knocks’

Owner Bob McNair’s admission that the Texans were an option to be featured on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” series this summer makes Houston’s training camp much more intriguing. Teams exempt from “Hard Knocks” are teams who were in the playoffs within the past two seasons, those that have been on the show within the last 10 […]
Houston Chronicle Mar 24, 2015

Texans to promote Godsey to offensive coordinator

The Texans are going to promote George Godsey to offensive coordinator. Godsey was the Texans quarterback coach last year but also was the defacto offensive coordinator. It will soon be official.

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