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Pat O’Hara, Shane Bowen joining Mike Vrabel in Tennessee

Texans assistants Pat O’Hara and Shane Bowen will join Mike Vrabel in Tennessee, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Titans hired O’Hara as quarterbacks coach, and Bowen will coach the outside linebackers. O’Hara was an offensive assistant with the Texans, assisting with the quarterbacks. He drew interest from several teams, including interviewing with [more]

Report: Texans will hire John Pagano as linebackers coach

The Texans are hiring John Pagano as a linebackers coach, Alex Marvez of the Sporting News reports. Bobby King will continue to coach the team’s inside linebackers. Pagano became the Raiders’ defensive coordinator after Oakland fired Ken Norton Jr. in November. He has spent 22 seasons coaching in the NFL, serving as the Chargers’ defensive [more]

Houston Rockets G.M. joins the anti-football idiot parade

Mark Cuban isn’t the only figure connected to a Texas basketball team who is taking shots at the unofficial sport of Texas. Houston Rockets G.M. Daryl Morey recently predicted the demise of the NFL in a social-media post. “Tick tock it is just a matter of time before the NFL is basically irrelevant as a sport,” [more]

Vikings expected to interview Sean Ryan for offensive coordinator

The Vikings’ search for an offensive coordinator will reportedly include a meeting with Texans quarterbacks coach Sean Ryan. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that Ryan is set to interview with the team on Monday. Ryan is currently in Mobile, Alabama with the rest of the Texans coaching staff for the Senior Bowl. Ryan interviewed [more]

Bill O’Brien hopeful Deshaun Watson will be able to take part in OTAs

Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said Wednesday that quarterback Deshaun Watson is making strong progress in his recovery from a torn ACL sustained in early November. According to Sarah Barshop of, O’Brien hopes Watson will be able to do some limited work during organized team activities in May. “He’s working hard to get [more]

Texans claim Montay Crockett off waivers

Texans General Manager Brian Gaine has made his first move since getting hired in Houston. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have claimed wide receiver Montay Crockett off of waivers. Crockett was dropped by the Jaguars before their playoff game against the Steelers and will officially join the roster of his [more]

Agent: Jadeveon Clowney wants extension

Texans linebacker Jadeveon Clowney entered the league as the first overall pick in the draft four years ago. As he enters the option year of his rookie deal, he wants his second contract. “He and I have been talking about it,” agent Bus Cook told Mark Berman of FOX26 in Houston. “He would like to [more]

Colin Kaepernick among finalists for NFLPA Community MVP award

The NFLPA announced its five finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award, four of whom played in the league this year. The union named Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Eagles defensive end Chris Long, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick as finalists for their work to [more]

Yannick Ngakoue, Telvin Smith will go to Pro Bowl

The Jaguars defense fueled the team’s run to the AFC Championship Game and two members of the unit were added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster on Monday. Defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and linebacker Telvin Smith are the new members of the squad. Ngakoue will be replacing teammate Calais Campbell, who withdrew from the game, [more]

Mike Vrabel: I was scared to death coaching against Marcus Mariota

New Titans head coach Mike Vrabel was previously the defensive coordinator of the Texans, which meant he had to draw up game plans for Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota. Vrabel says that wasn’t easy. Vrabel said at his introductory press conference that he found it nerve-wracking to figure out how to stop Mariota, remembering the long [more]

Jaguars go from run of top-five picks to 29th

The Jaguars are going to have to scout differently this year. With yesterday’s loss to the Patriots, the Jaguars will pick 29th in the 2018 NFL Draft, the lowest they’ve picked in the first round since 2000, when they burned the 29th pick on R. Jay Soward. But the draft status also shows how far [more]

Greg Olsen, Benjamin Watson, J.J. Watt named Man of the Year finalists

Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, Ravens tight end Benjamin Watson and Texans defensive end J.J. Watt have been named finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, which recognizes excellence both on the field and off. Olsen has founded charitable organizations that work for breast cancer research and for treatment for children [more]

Texans move Romeo Crennel back to defensive coordinator

With Mike Vrabel leaving to become the head coach of the Titans, the Texans’ new defensive coordinator is their old defensive coordinator. Romeo Crennel will regain the title of Houston’s defensive coordinator, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Crennel was previously the Texans’ defensive coordinator from 2014 to 2016. Last year the Texans switched [more]

Titans hire Mike Vrabel as head coach

When the Titans fired Mike Mularkey as their head coach, some pointed to Josh McDaniels as their target because of his shared Patriots history with Tennessee General Manager Jon Robinson. The new Titans head coach does have history in New England, but it isn’t McDaniels. The Titans announced on Saturday that they have hired Mike [more]

Are Titans locked onto Mike Vrabel?

The New England connection could be connecting Houston with the team that moved from Houston two decades ago. Jason Wolf of the Tennessean pegs Texans defensive coordinator Mike Vrabel as the “early favorite” to replace Mike Mularkey as coach of the Titans. Once weather allowed interviews to commence, Tennessee spoke with Vrabel, Panthers defensive coordinator [more]

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