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Texans players downplay Bob McNair’s recent remarks

When Texans owner Bob McNair recently said that the only thing he regrets about last year’s “inmates running the prison” kerfuffle was apologizing for the comments, all eyes and ears shifted to the potential reaction by the inmates who populate the specific prison he owns. Add to that a claim that former Texans tackle Duane [more]

DeAndre Hopkins: Deshaun Watson and I will be “best duo” in NFL

Quarterback Deshaun Watson‘s rise was halted by a torn ACL last season, but Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins expects his teammate to pick up right where he left off. Hopkins caught seven touchdowns from Watson in the first seven games of the 2017 season and told the media Tuesday that he has spent some time [more]

Texans haven’t closed door on Alfred Blue’s return

Free agent Alfred Blue has had several teams interested in him, including the Steelers. But the Texans haven’t closed the door on a potential return, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. D'Onta Foreman tore his Achilles on November 19 and remains in rehab, so Blue could provide depth at the position. Blue, 26, played [more]

Greg Mancz signs RFA tender with Texans

Houston Texans center Greg Mancz signed his restricted free agent tender with the team on Monday. Mancz was given a right of first refusal tender by the Texans prior to the start of free agency. The tender is worth $1.907 million for the 2018 season. Mancz started all 16 games for Houston at center in [more]

Panthers claim Taylor Heinecke off waivers

The Panthers still may not have a backup quarterback, but at least they have another one. The Panthers announced they have claimed quarterback Taylor Heinicke off waivers from the Texans. He appeared in one game for the Texans last year but hasn’t thrown a pass in an NFL game. He spent parts of three years [more]

Texans claim Matt Lengel, waive Taylor Heinicke

The Texans had four quarterbacks on the roster after signing Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb as free agents, but that number dropped back to three on Friday. The Texans announced that they have waived Taylor Heinicke. They also announced that they have claimed tight end Matt Lengel off of waivers. Heinicke signed to Houston’s practice [more]

Texans cutting tackle Derek Newton

The Texans said they were impressed with the way Derek Newton has been working out in his comeback attempt. They just didn’t want him attempting it next week when he would have been on their property. According to Mike Jones of USA Today, the Texans have informed the veteran right tackle he’s being released, and he’s [more]

Christian Covington fully cleared, ready to improve his craft

Christian Covington has received medical clearance to begin the Texans’ offseason conditioning program next week. The defensive tackle started two of seven games last season before tearing his biceps. “I’m perfect,” Covington said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’m ready. I’m 100 percent. I can’t wait to get going again. I feel like [more]

Andre Johnson almost pulled out of Texans’ Ring of Honor ceremony over McNair comments

Last season, the Houston Texans made former wide receiver Andre Johnson the first member of the franchise’s Ring of Honor. But Johnson nearly pulled out of the ceremony because of his displeasure with Texans owner Bob McNair. Johnson said this week that he was so upset by McNair referring to the NFL’s ongoing national anthem [more]

Colin Kaepernick to be questioned today in his collusion grievance

Quarterback Colin Kaepernick hasn’t said much since becoming a free agent more than a year ago and finding no takers for his services. On Tuesday, he’ll be saying plenty. Via Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports, the NFL’s lawyers will question Kaepernick under oath on Tuesday. It’s the first deposition taken by the league in connection [more]

Patrick Peterson: “Very tough” to see Tyrann Mathieu leave

Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson‘s relationship with safety Tyrann Mathieu stretched well beyond the time the two men spent together in the Arizona secondary. Mathieu came to LSU while Peterson was winding down his collegiate career and they played a year together in Baton Rouge before Peterson moved onto the NFL. They spent five years together [more]

Owen Daniels confirms Duane Brown’s account of Bob McNair’s comments about Barack Obama

When former Texans tackle Duane Brown said last year that owner Bob McNair expressed dismay and disappointment to the team after the election of Barack Obama in 2008, the Texans and McNair did not dispute the claim. Nearly six months later, McNair has taken issue with Brown’s remarks, essentially claiming that Brown is lying. “I [more]

Joe Webb signs with Texans

The Texans have added an alternative to Brandon Weeden or Taylor Heinicke at backup quarterback and a special teams contributor in one package. Agent David Canter announced on Twitter that his client Joe Webb has signed with the Texans. Webb made the move from the Panthers to the Bills last season along with Buffalo head [more]

Bob McNair on inmates in prison comment: “The main thing I regret is apologizing”

Texans owner Bob McNair is not sorry he said the NFL was at risk of having the “inmates running the prison” last year. He is sorry for apologizing for that comment. McNair told the Wall Street Journal that he doesn’t think he did anything wrong and doesn’t think he should have been pressured into saying [more]

True significance of new helmet rule remains unknown

More than a week after the NFL passed a new rule that appears to represent a seismic change to football as we know it, it’s still not clear to media and fans what the rule will, or won’t, be. It’s also not clear to coaches as to what the prohibition against lowering the helmet to [more]

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