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Cal McNair: Texans’ penalty for salary cap violation was too harsh

The NFL stripped the Texans of a fifth-round draft pick and fined them $175,000 for a salary cap violation, and Texans owner Cal McNair does not agree with that decision.McNair said the Texans worked through the league appeal process to try to explain that the team was not attempting to circumvent the salary cap when [more]

Steven Sims signs with Texans

The Texans have added a receiver, signing Steven Sims.Houston announced the move on Friday.Sims spent the last two seasons with the Steelers. He appeared in 12 games with two starts in 2022, recording 14 catches for 104 yards. He also took 13 carries for 70 yards.Having entered the league as an undrafted free agent with [more]

For NFL’s rule against negotiations with uncertified agents, enforcement is the challenge

Most of the time, a player who represents himself in negotiations with teams is, in reality, represented by an agent who is not certified by the NFL Players Association. It’s rarely presented that way, either because the player prefers the perception that he’s doing it alone — or because the player realizes the importance of [more]

Inside the Laremy Tunsil deal

Whether he truly negotiated it on his own or with the direct involvement of Saint Omni, a representative not certified by the NFL Players Association, Texans tackle Laremy Tunsil got a solid deal from the Texans.Here are the details, per a source with knowledge of the terms.1. Signing bonus: $30 million.2. 2023 base salary: $2 [more]

Report: Raiders met with Bryce Young on Wednesday night

The Raiders may have signed Jimmy Garoppolo, but they’re still in the market for a long-term solution at quarterback.That’s clear from their pre-draft activities, as NFL Media’s Mike Garafolo reports a Raiders contingent met with quarterback Bryce Young on Wednesday night.The meeting with Young occurred after his dinner with the Panthers. Young is set to [more]

Jalen Reeves-Maybin signs with Lions

Linebacker Jalen Reeves-Maybin has signed with the Lions, according to his agent, Brian McLaughlin.The Texans cut Reeves-Maybin on March 16.He spent five seasons in Detroit before joining the Texans on a two-year, $7.5 million deal a year ago. Reeves-Maybin played all 17 games last season, seeing action on 88 defensive snaps and 390 on special [more]

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo “excited to just get going” with Myles Garrett

Edge rusher Ogbonnia Okoronkwo spent his first four seasons with the Rams, so he knows a thing or two about playing with a dominant player on a defenisve front.In Los Angeles, it was Aaron Donald. Now that he’s signed a three-year deal with Cleveland, he’s excited to pair with Myles Garrett.“Yeah, we’ve talked, we’re just [more]

Denzel Perryman agrees to one-year deal with Texans

The Texans are adding a linebacker.Denzel Perryman has agreed to a one-year contract with Houston, according to multiple reports.Perryman spent the last two seasons with the Raiders. He was a Pro Bowler in 2021 when he recorded 154 tackles, five tackles for loss, three QB hits, two fumble recoveries, and a forced fumble.He was limited [more]

Report: Panthers will send 11 representatives to Ohio State’s Pro Day

The Panthers have the No. 1 overall selection in next month’s draft, having traded with the Bears for the right to have their pick of quarterbacks.Assuming they stay put, the Panthers are expected to choose Ohio State’s C.J. Stroud, Alabama’s Bryce Young or Florida’s Anthony Richardson. Stroud is the betting favorite to land in Carolina.Stroud [more]

Law professors attack Roger Goodell’s authority to resolve claims in Brian Flores case

As Brian Flores, Steve Wilks, and Ray Horton seek reconsideration of a mixed-bad ruling regarding their effort to escape mandatory arbitration of claims made against the NFL and multiple teams, they have allies in the form of law professors who focus their efforts on dispute resolution.On Tuesday, 12 law professors filed paperwork in support of [more]

Michael Deiter signs one-year deal with Texans

The Texans have signed free agent center Michael Deiter on a one-year deal, the team announced Tuesday.They also announced completed deals with linebacker Cory Littleton and running back Devin Singletary.Deiter, 26, played all 17 games last season with the Dolphins but only on special teams. He played 76 snaps.The Dolphins made Deiter a third-round draft [more]

Cory Littleton to sign with Texans

The Texans are adding a linebacker.Cory Littleton has agreed to sign a one-year deal worth up to $2.7 million, according to Jeremy Fowler of ESPN.Littleton spent last season with the Panthers, appearing in 15 games with seven starts. He played 61 percent of Carolina’s special teams snaps and 32 percent of defensive snaps.Littleton entered the [more]

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