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Texans’ Marcus Gilchrist fined for hit on Travis Kelce

Texans safety Marcus Gilchrist knocked Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce out of Sundays game, and now Gilchrist has been fined. The NFL fined Gilchrist $24,309 for the hit. Gilchrist told reporters in Houston that he plans to appeal and has never been fined before in his career. Kelce, the Chiefs leading receiver, was removed from [more]

Browns receiver adjust to more “touch” passes from Kevin Hogan

The Browns have made a quarterback change. And it definitely will be different for the offense. “Every quarterback throws it differently,” receiver Kenny Britt told reporters on Thursday. “[Kevin] Hogan has a little bit more touch. [DeShone] Kizer is going out there and it is a straight laser.” Britt explained that some throws require touch, [more]

Jadeveon Clowney out of practice for second straight day

The Texans defense took a pair of big hits last Sunday night when defensive end J.J. Watt and linebacker Whitney Mercilus suffered season-ending injuries. Another key piece of the unit is also dealing with an injury. Linebacker Jadeveon Clowney missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday while dealing with a knee issue. Clowney [more]

Kevin Johnson close to returning but won’t play Sunday

The Texans can use all the defensive help they can get after losing defensive ends J.J. Watt and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus for the season. Although cornerback Kevin Johnson won’t play this week, the Texans could see his return for their next game. “I think he’s close,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said, via Aaron Wilson [more]

Hue Jackson doesn’t want to talk about not drafting Deshaun Watson

The fact that Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson remained on the board through 11 picks could get employees from anywhere from one to 11 teams fired, sooner or later. Given that the Browns passed on Watson twice, they’ll be facing even more scrutiny for the failure to select the quarterback they’ll face on Sunday. Understandably, coach Hue [more]

Desperation descends on Cleveland

I’d love to know how the conversation went between Browns coach Hue Jackson and former (for now) starting quarterback DeShone Kizer regarding Sunday’s game at Houston. Here’s a wild guess (with some sarcasm included) as to how Jackson explained the decision to keep Kizer on the bench for what would have been Deshaun vs. DeShone [more]

Browns bench DeShone Kizer, Kevin Hogan to start on Sunday

The Browns have made a change at quarterback. Cleveland coach Hue Jackson has decided to bench rookie DeShone Kizer and start Kevin Hogan on Sunday against the Texans. “I’ve made the decision to start Kevin this week,” Jackson said. “We’ve liked what Kevin has been able to do within our offense when he’s been in [more]

Report: Lamarr Houston, Kendall Langford signing with Texans

The Houston Texans were in desperate need of reinforcements in their front seven after losing Whitney Mercilus and J.J. Watt so season-ending injuries on Sunday night. After a workout with the team on Tuesday, the Texans are signing former Chicago Bears pass rusher Lamarr Houston and free agent defensive end Kendall Langford, per Aaron Wilson [more]

Texans claim Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets

The Texans claimed cornerback Marcus Williams off waivers from the Jets, according to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. They cut cornerback Johnthan Banks. The Texans originally signed Williams in 2014 as an undrafted rookie out of North Dakota State, but he failed to make the roster. He spent the past four seasons with the [more]

Roger Goodell: We need to move past anthem controversy

During a conference call on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that discussions about the national anthem would be “front and center on the agenda” for next week’s league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to top team executives and presidents on Tuesday expressing the same and also outlining some of what will [more]

Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Texans meeting with Lamarr Houston today

The Texans will be kicking the tires on a veteran pass-rusher today, after losing two players for the season in last week’s loss to the Chiefs. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans will bring in veteran outside linebacker Lamarr Houston for a workout. Since being released by the Bears with an [more]

Hue Jackson will make quarterback decision by Wednesday

Browns coach Hue Jackson vows to “take some time” to decide whether to start DeShone Kizer or Kevin Hogan against the Texans on Sunday. But “some time” apparently means two days. Jackson announced he would decide by Wednesday. Jackson said he wants to watch the game again and spend some time thinking about it before [more]

J.J. Watt on injury: I can’t sugarcoat it; I am devastated

For the second season in a row, J.J. Watt will not play in even half his team’s games. The Texans defensive end played in three games last season before needing a second back surgery. He will miss the rest of this season with a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg that will require surgery. [more]

Bill O’Brien: “The train doesn’t stop moving”

The Texans have had to adjust to life without J.J. Watt before. But now that they’re faced with the reality of being without both the three-time defensive player of the year and outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus for the year, the Texans are trying not to wallow in despair. Both players need surgery to repair the [more]

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