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Week 15 injury report roundup

Week 15 kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Broncos and it continues with this season’s first two Saturday games. 12 more games will be played on Sunday, which means that the 24 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. Questionable players are uncertain to play, [more]

Garrett Celek, Benardrick McKinney each fined $18,231

Texans linebacker Benardrick McKinney and 49ers tight end Garrett Celek had a costly day for different plays during San Francisco’s victory over Houston on Sunday. McKinney was penalized for a third-quarter hit on Jimmy Garoppolo, drawing a 15-yard roughing penalty. Garoppolo completed the pass to Marquise Goodwin for 13 yards, and with the penalty tacked [more]

Texans expect Jadeveon Clowney, DeAndre Hopkins to play

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said he expects wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and defensive end Jadeveon Clowney to play Sunday. Clowney missed practice all week with a knee injury and an illness. He has nine sacks and 20 tackles for losses this season. The Texans added Hopkins to the injury report on Thursday after he participated [more]

DeAndre Hopkins misses practice with a toe injury

The Texans added wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to their injury report Thursday. He missed practice with a toe injury. Hopkins is expected to play Sunday against the Jaguars. T.J. Yates needs Hopkins as the backup quarterback starts a game for the first time since 2015. He went 2-0 that season with Houston. Hopkins had success [more]

Texans promote practice squad QB Taylor Heinicke

The Texans promoted quarterback Taylor Heinicke from the practice squad, making it official he will backup T.J. Yates on Sunday. They cut defensive tackle Chunky Clements to make room on the roster. Heinicke, 24, signed with the Vikings as an undrafted free agent out of Old Dominion in 2015. He made Minnesota’s roster but was [more]

Texans haven’t ruled out Tom Savage for Christmas Day game

Tom Savage won’t play this week, but the Texans haven’t ruled him out for their Christmas Day game against the Steelers. Coach Bill O’Brien said the quarterback continues to improve after his scary concussion. Savage’s arms and hands twitched as he lay on the ground following a hit by 49ers linebacker Elvis Dumervil. “I talked [more]

John Dorsey has spent much time scouting Baker Mayfield

The Browns’ history with quarterbacks since 1999 is well documented. They’ve either picked the wrong one, signed the wrong one or passed on the right one. Browns new General Manager John Dorsey vows to change that. He has given the team’s scouts an assignment to rank the top-12 quarterbacks in the 2018 class. “There are [more]

Telvin Smith out of concussion protocol, Leonard Fournette not practicing

The Jaguars should be getting linebacker Telvin Smith back in the lineup this Sunday when they host the Texans. The team announced on Wednesday that Smith has been cleared from the concussion protocol. He missed the last two weeks after being injured in the Week 12 loss to the Cardinals. His return to action comes [more]

Tom Savage on Bill O’Brien: Nobody cares more about his players than OB

Texans quarterback Tom Savage tweeted an update on his concussion and offered support to coach Bill O’Brien. “I appreciate everyone’s thoughts and prayers,” Savage wrote. “I’m doing fine. Even though I cannot speak to media due to the protocol I will say this, nobody cares more about his players than OB.” The NFL is investigating [more]

Browns would pick first and sixth, which is nice

The Browns moved a step closer to securing the top pick in next year’s draft, and their second pick’s getting better too, with the Texans losing again. New Browns General Manager John Dorsey has to enjoy the fact the Browns would be picking first and sixth in the 2018 NFL Draft, if the season ended [more]

AFC playoff picture: It’s showdown time

The Steelers rallied back on Sunday night to beat the Ravens, but the Patriots couldn’t do the same in Miami on Monday night. That means the Steelers have clinched a division title while the Patriots still need to put the finishing touches on the AFC East. It also means that the Steelers can wrap up [more]

NFL warns of “significant discipline” for any offensive conduct toward officials

Numerous incidents regarding players, coaches and officials in recent weeks has led the NFL to send a memo to teams to warn of severe penalties for continued abuse of officials. According to Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com, NFL executive vice president Troy Vincent sent a memo to all 32 teams on Monday saying there will be [more]

Bill O’Brien wants to stay, Deshaun Watson wants him to

With so much focus on the condition of quarterback Tom Savage, it was easy to overlook another development during coach Bill O’Brien’s press conference Monday, and how it pertains to the future of the team. O’Brien said that despite another round of speculation about his employment, he wanted to stay on as coach there, and [more]

NFL will investigate Tom Savage concussion protocol

The NFL now has multiple pending concussion protocol investigations. With the investigation regarding the failure of the Seahawks to keep quarterback Russell Wilson from re-entering a Thursday night game last month still pending (a decision is expected soon), another investigation has begun. NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said during a Monday media briefing that the league [more]

Bill O’Brien: If I had video, I would have pulled Tom Savage right away

Texans coach Bill O’Brien spent a portion of his Monday press conference running through the steps that led to quarterback Tom Savage being cleared to return to Sunday’s loss to the 49ers for a series before he was pulled from the game and placed in the concussion protocol. Savage took a big hit from Elvis [more]

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