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Justin Britt signs with Texans

Free agent offensive lineman Justin Britt has signed with the Texans. He announced the news on Instagram, posting, “I’M BACK!” and tagging the Texans. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports Britt signed a one-year deal worth $3.2 million with a chance to make $5 million. Britt, 29, did not play last season while rehabbing a [more]

Jalen Ramsey: Deshaun Watson is “extremely serious” about not playing for Texans again

Multiple reports and accounts have emerged since the end of the 2020 regular season indicating that quarterback Deshaun Watson wants out of Houston. More and more reports and accounts indicate that he’ll never play for the Texans again. Along the way, no one has said, reported, or suggested that Watson is merely bluffing or posturing. [more]

49ers claim Mark Fields off waivers

The 49ers have several impending free agent cornerbacks on their roster and they moved Wednesday to bolster the group ahead of any possible departures. The team announced that they claimed cornerback Mark Fields off of waivers. Fields was cut loose by the Texans on Tuesday. Fields joined Houston during the 2020 season and made one [more]

Two years, $28 million for J.J. Watt

After two days, the real numbers have emerged on the J.J. Watt deal with the Cardinals. As suspected, it’s not a two-year, $31 million deal. According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Media (who also with Adam Schefter of ESPN told the world it was a two-year, $31 million deal), it’s actually a two-year, $28 million [more]

J.J. Watt: The one thing I want for Deshaun Watson is to be happy

Defensive end J.J. Watt negotiated his own departure from the Texans and was all smiles during his introductory press conference with the Cardinals on Tuesday. Among the reasons why Watt is happy to be in Arizona is the presence of quarterback Kyler Murray, who he called extremely talented and capable of getting even better in [more]

J.J. Watt went to great lengths to keep his news quiet until he announced it himself

J.J. Watt did something not many players have ever done. He made his own free agent announcement. “Take control of your own narrative,” Watt said, via Josh Weinfuss of ESPN. No reporter was tipped off, and the Cardinals didn’t beat him to the punch. The defensive end took no chances, though, even using subterfuge in [more]

Cardinals used Frank Caliendo, Blake Shelton to recruit J.J. Watt

Money talks louder than anything, so the Cardinals likely didn’t need to “pull out all the stops” to land J.J. Watt. But they did just that to make sure the defensive end felt their love. Cardinals General Manager Steve Keim joined The Rich Eisen Show on Tuesday to discuss landing the big free agent fish. [more]

Texans cut Brandon Williams, Mark Fields

The Texans parted ways with a pair of cornerbacks on Tuesday. According to multiple reports, the team released Brandon Williams and waived Mark Fields off of their roster. Williams signed with the team in December and then signed a new deal with the team in January. He appeared in six games and made one tackle [more]

J.J. Watt: Leaving Houston is “extremely difficult”

Cardinals defensive lineman J.J. Watt was a hero during his decade with the Texans, not only as one of the best defensive players in NFL history on the field, but also for his wealth of contributions off the field. That makes it tough to leave Houston. At his introductory press conference today in Arizona, Watt [more]

Report: Browns didn’t offer J.J. Watt more than Cardinals

An Arizona radio station on Monday suggested the Browns and Colts offered more money to J.J. Watt, and the Titans’ offer was “very similar.” Other reporters since have debunked the report. Mary Kay Cabot of reports the Browns did not offer Watt more than the two-year, $31 million deal Watt agreed to with the [more]

David Johnson takes pay cut, stays with Texans

Texans running back David Johnson will remain in Houston after taking a pay cut. Johnson has agreed to a new deal that guarantees him $4.25 million this season, with incentives that could pay him up to $6 million, according to multiple reports. That’s a substantial pay cut from the $7.95 million he was set to [more]

Texans remain the favorites to employ Deshaun Watson in 2021

The oddsmakers see the Seahawks as the strong favorites to keep quarterback Russell Wilson. The oddsmakers have the Texans as the favorites to keep quarterback Deshaun Watson, but the numbers aren’t nearly as strong. The Texans, via PointsBet, are +250 to be the team with which Watson takes his next snap. That means a $100 [more]

J.J. Watt: I’m gonna work my ass off every single day to make you proud

J.J. Watt has landed in Arizona. Cardinals owner Michael Bidwill picked up Watt and Watt’s wife, Kealia Ohai Watt, in Bidwill’s private plane. The team posted video of the Scottsdale, Arizona, landing of the team’s newest player. The defensive end spoke briefly after his arrival in his new home. “I’m very excited,” Watt said. “My [more]

J.J. Watt may need to find a new number in Arizona

When J.J. Watt officially suits up for the Cardinals, he most likely won’t be wearing No. 99. But that’s not because one of Watt’s new teammates has squatted on the number and refuses to give it up, Michael Pittman Jr.-style. The Cardinals retired No. 99 in honor of former running back/fullback Marshall Goldberg. After winning [more]

Texans cut Josh McCown, who may now join their coaching staff

Josh McCown is no longer a Texans player. He may soon be a Texans assistant coach. The Texans officially released McCown today, but that may just be the first step toward hiring him as a member of their coaching staff. Houston considered McCown — who has never been on an NFL or college coaching staff [more]

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