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Through six weeks, Deshaun Watson has the most popular rookie jersey

Texans rookie quarterback Deshaun Watson has emerged quickly as one of the best players in the NFL. He likewise has the best-selling jersey among all rookies. According to NFLShop.com, from the start of the regular season through Week Six, the top-selling jersey belongs to Watson. No. 2 belongs to Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt, followed by [more]

Texans lead NFL in scoring since Deshaun Watson became starting quarterback

The Houston Texans started Tom Savage at quarterback in Week One, and the result was a disaster, as the Texans were held scoreless in the first half. Houston coach Bill O’Brien made a change at halftime, and the results have been extraordinary. Since Deshaun Watson became Houston’s starting quarterback in Week Two, the Texans have [more]

Duane Brown, Texans still at impasse

With six games done and 10 to go, the Texans and left tackle Duane Brown are no closer to resolving their contractual differences. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, nothing new has happened between player and team. Brown skipped all of training camp, all of the preseason, and six weeks of the regular [more]

Johnathan Joseph snags AFC defensive player of the week

Even after losing J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus to season-ending injuries, the Texans still have guys who can make plays. Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph was named AFC defensive player of the week for his work in last week’s thrashing of the Browns. Joseph broke up three passes and intercepted two. The first one, he returned 82 [more]

Defensive-minded Texans become offensive-minded Texans

Even without three-time NFL defensive player of the year J.J. Watt for most of last year, the Texans still led the league in total defense. Houston, in fact, ranked in the top 10 in total defense five of the past six seasons, with Watt the face of the franchise. Scoring was the Texans’ problem, as [more]

Tuesday meeting in New York includes 13 players, 11 owners

The NFL and NFLPA announced last week that there would be a Tuesday meeting involving officials from both organizations as well as players and team owners as a precursor to the league meetings regarding the national anthem later in the day. That meeting is underway in New York and the league has released the names [more]

Report: Texans linebacker Dylan Cole has Grade 2 hamstring strain

Houston Texans linebacker Dylan Cole left Sunday’s game against the Cleveland Browns after injuring his left leg on an interception return. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Cole sustained a Grade 2 hamstring strain on the play. The injury could keep Cole sidelined for at least four weeks. Cole intercepted Kevin Hogan on [more]

DeAndre Hopkins believes “anything’s possible” with Deshaun Watson

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s torrid start to his NFL career continued in Sunday’s 33-17 rout of the Browns as he went 17-of-29 for 225 yards and three touchdowns. Watson is setting all sorts of records for rookie quarterbacks and he’s raising the expectations for what the Texans can do even though they suffered a pair [more]

Deshaun Watson doing things no rookie quarterback has done

Deshaun Watson showed up to work wearing a Warren Moon jersey. He then went out and reminded Texans fans of the Hall of Famer Moon’s Houston Oiler days. “I’ve got great respect for Warren Moon,” Watson said, via quotes distributed by the team. “. . . We’ve been communicating throughout camp and throughout the season. [more]

Hue Jackson denies sending Deshaun Watson draft-day text

Browns coach Hue Jackson denies sending Deshaun Watson a draft-day text that read “be ready,” even though the Texans quarterback says he did. “Oh my God, I don’t know anything about that,” Jackson said, via Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “I wouldn’t have done that.” CBS play-by-play announcer Andrew Catalon revealed during [more]

Deshaun Watson throws another three TDs as Texans win big

The Browns probably would love a mulligan. Coach Hue Jackson expressed to Deshaun Watson on draft day his interest in Watson, but Cleveland traded the pick to the Texans. Jackson and the Browns got to see first hand what they missed out on in a 33-17 Houston victory. Watson completed 17 of 29 passes for [more]

Texans lose left tackle Chris Clark to calf injury

The Texans already were missing starting left tackle Duane Brown, whose season-long contract holdout continues. His replacement, Chris Clark, left in the second half with a calf injury. The Texans have ruled Clark out. Kendall Lamm replaced Clark. Lamm had played 72 offensive snaps this season before Sunday, making one start this season. The Texans [more]

Hue Jackson texted Deshaun Watson on draft day to “be ready”

Deshaun Watson received a text from Browns coach Hue Jackson on draft day telling the Clemson quarterback to “be ready.” CBS play-by-play announcer Andrew Catalon relayed the story during the first half of Sunday’s game between the Texans and Browns. The Browns, of course, selected Myles Garrett first overall and traded the No. 12 pick [more]

Dylan Cole carted off after interception

Texans linebacker Dylan Cole was carted off with a hamstring injury in the second quarter. Cole intercepted Kevin Hogan, and on his 3-yard return, he landed awkwardly on a tackle by wide receiver Rashard Higgins. He immediately grabbed the back of his leg. The Texans list him as questionable to return. Rookie Zach Cunningham replaced [more]

Johnathan Joseph returns Kevin Hogan INT for TD

Texans cornerback Johnathan Joseph intercepted Kevin Hogan and returned it 82 yards for a touchdown with 11:08 remaining in the second quarter. Ka'imi Fairbairn missed the extra point, leaving Houston holding a 16-3 lead. Hogan overthrew Duke Johnson in the first flat, and Joseph was off to the races the other way for an easy [more]

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