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Report: Texans have no plans to trade Andre Johnson

Sometimes lost in the fervor over a player asking for a trade is the reality that the team has to go along with that idea. Thus, it doesn’t appear the Texans are inclined to move disgruntled wide receiver Andre Johnson just because he wants to. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans…

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Preseason Power Rankings No. 25: Houston Texans

The Texans were so close to a good run. They had climbed steadily, going from bad to OK to good. But they were never able to get past playoff tease, and when the bottom fell out last season, it was time for wholesale changes. Gone were coach Gary Kubiak and quarterback Matt Schaub, who was…

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Texans come in 25th in our Preseason Power Rankings

The Texans could have filled their biggest need with the first pick in the NFL Draft. Instead, they took the best player. The Texans may have created one of the NFL’s most dangerous defenses by choosing South Carolina’s Jadeveon Clowney, but they also left themselves with plenty of uncertainty. Largely because they lack a stable…

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PFT Live 06/27: John McClain, PFT Planet

Mike Florio chats with John McClain of the Houston Chronicle about Jadeveon Clowney’s sports hernia and Ryan Fitzpatrick winning the starting job in Houston. Then, Florio takes calls and tweets from NFL fans.              

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PFT Live: Texans talk with John McClain, PFT Planet calls and tweets

The Texans are hopeful that linebacker Jadeveon Clowney will be ready for training camp after having sports hernia surgery recently, but there are other questions about the injury in light of Clowney’s revelation that he played through the injury at South Carolina in the 2013 season. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle will join Mike…

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Monday morning one-liners

The Bills’ website is reliving the 1990s this week. Last year’s draft class is finding its way with the Dolphins. Undrafted rookie RB Roy Finch has a chance to land a Patriots roster spot. Jets coach Rex Ryan took a trip to Brazil to check out the World Cup. DT Chris Canty was disappointed in…

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Ryan Fitzpatrick is the world’s first Harvard cowboy

Maybe the Lone Ranger would have been a better description. Texans wide receiver DeVier Posey was talking about quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, and referred to his “cowboy mentality.” That drew a laugh from Texans coach Bill O’Brien, who noted Fitzpatrick’s well-documented educational background. “That’s an interesting way to describe Ryan,” O’Brien said. “I’m not sure a…

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Texans ship T.J. Yates to Falcons for Akeem Dent

Reports of T.J. Yates‘ release by the Texans were exaggerated.  Or maybe just erroneous. On Tuesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Yates had been cut, on the same day coach Bill O’Brien named Ryan Fitzpatrick the starter.  Now, a source with knowledge of the situation tells PFT that the Texans have actually traded…

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Dennis Allen says Schaub has been “outstanding”

Hold the phone on the chatter that rookie Derek Carr may quickly supplant starter Matt Schaub in Oakland. On Wednesday, coach Dennis Allen praised Schaub for his efforts during the offseason program. “I think he’s been outstanding,” Allen said, via Scott Bair of  “That’s what you’re looking for in a veteran quarterback. I don’t…

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Texans release quarterback T.J. Yates

True to his word, Texans coach Bill O’Brien got down to three quarterbacks before training camp. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Texans have released T.J. Yates. That gets them down to the law firm of Ryan Fitzpatrick, Case Keenum and Tom Savage, which will allow a more equitable division of repetitions…

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O’Brien names Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback in Houston

New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt opted to cut Ryan Fitzpatrick in lieu of paying him the reasonable sum of $3.25 million for 2014.  New Texans coach Bill O’Brien has embraced Fitzpatrick the team’s new starter. Via multiple reports, O’Brien has named Fitzpatrick the starting quarterback in Houston.  Cut in early 2013 by the Bills after…

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Saturday morning one-liners

Former Jets WR Santonio Holmes continues to be unemployed, but his trainer is confident he’ll find a job. Former Patriots WR Derrick Johnson believes he’ll be re-signed once he’s healthy. Bills RB Fred Jackson will sign autographs on Monday night in Amherst. Dolphins LB Dannell Ellerbe has a very good reason to look forward to…

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Bill O’Brien: Johnny Football didn’t fit “vision” for Texans

Perhaps no team in the NFL has a more unsettled quarterback situation than the Texans. And apparently, they didn’t think a certain home-state quarterback would have done anything to settle it. Speaking at a fan Q-and-A at a Houston high school, Texans coach Bill O’Brien said there was no consideration of drafting Johnny Manziel. “No. Sorry,”…

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Texans not holding anything back from Tom Savage

Texans quarterbacks coach George Godsey said Thursday that “knowledge is power” at the quarterback position in reference to Ryan Fitzpatrick’s place in the competition to be the team’s starter and they’re doing their best to empower rookie Tom Savage as well. Godsey said that the team hasn’t been easing Savage into the professional ranks this…

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Texans may be letting a QB go before training camp

Maybe Texans coach Bill O’Brien will win an award for his remake of Sophie’s Choice. According to Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle, O’Brien indicated he might prefer to only take three quarterbacks into training camp, which would mean releasing one of the many fine passers on the roster. “Any time you have four, .…

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