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Tom Savage gaining ground on Texans backup job

Texans rookie quarterback Tom Savage opened some eyes Saturday night in Denver, and coach Bill O’Brien admitted that he had gained ground on Case Keenum for the right to be their backup. O’Brien forgot to share that with Keenum, however. “I hadn’t heard that until you just told me,” Keenum said, via Dale Robertson of the…

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Texans give Case Keenum snaps with the starters

Maybe since the Texans aren’t going to chase after Brian Hoyer, they’re going to look at their own stable of backup quarterbacks for a starter. According to Tania Ganguli of, Case Keenum took reps with the starters in practice today for the first time. Ryan Fitzpatrick resumed his role with the starters later in…

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Texans sticking with Ryan Fitzpatrick as the starter

If Texans coach Bill O’Brien left the door open on his quarterback rotation yesterday, he closed it today. According to Brian Smith of the Houston Chronicle, O’Brien had a one-word answer when asked if Ryan Fitzpatrick would remain the starter. “Yes,” was the one, which represents half the number of interceptions Fitzpatrick threw in the…

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O’Brien doesn’t rule out a change in quarterback rotation

When new Texans coach Bill O’Brien last spoke to the media, on the heels of a 32-0 loss at Arizona, he called his team’s performance “terrible.”  He addressed the situation more specifically on Sunday.  Sort of. Asked whether he’s rethinking the rotation at quarterback, where Ryan Fitzpatrick is the starter, O’Brien offered a general, but…

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Texans “terrible” in first game of O’Brien era

So far, not so good for the Texans under Bill O’Brien. After a 32-0 drubbing by the Cardinals, O’Brian summed up the performance in one word:  Terrible. “It’s unacceptable to play like we did,” O’Brien added, via John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. O’Brien didn’t blame it all on the players.  “We have to do…

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Curran: Patriots would like to trade Ryan Mallett

Tom Brady isn’t taking a seat on Thursday night against Washington because of his perpetually nonexistent right shoulder injury or any other condition or ailment.  Brady, who put in plenty of work during joint practices in D.C., will take a seat because the Patriots, in the opinion of Tom Curran of, want to showcase…

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Monday morning one-liners

The Bills’ front four got off to a fast start in the Hall of Fame Game. The Dolphins re-signed QB Brock Jensen with Matt Moore battling a shoulder injury. What to watch for when the Patriots practice with the Redskins. The Jets rookie class has gotten off to a slow start. There’s no timetable for…

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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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