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Texans special teams coordinator Brad Seely retires

The Texans have a prominent position to fill on Bill O’Brien’s coaching staff. Special teams coordinator Brad Seely announced his retirement on Friday. Seely was in his third year with the Texans and his 32nd year in the NFL. “I’ve been incredibly fortunate to spend over 30 years in the NFL coaching the game I [more]

Report: More than half of NFL coaching staffs not at team facilities

The NFL allowed coaching staffs to return to the workplace Friday with the approval of state and local authorities. The 49ers coaches weren’t allowed to go back to the team facility because a Santa Clara County mandate remains in place, and the Raiders are in the process of moving to Henderson, Nevada. But more than [more]

The Simms QB countdown, No. 28: Ryan Fitzpatrick

On Thursday, we paused the Chris Simms Top 40 quarterback countdown on PFT Live in order to devote the full show to the ongoing conversation regarding a moment of profound change in America. On Wednesday, we unveiled two more. Quarterback No. 28 is a quarterback who seemingly has played for 28 teams. Ryan Fitzpatrick actually [more]

Texas to allow sports with 50 percent capacity of fans

The state of Texas just doubled the number of fans who can attend sporting events. Via the Dallas Morning News, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said that professional and college stadiums can operate at 50 percent capacity when they open, a week after capping that number at 25 percent. “Stadiums, whether it be where the Mavericks [more]

Texans chairman and CEO Cal McNair: “These injustices can not continue”

After Houston Texans head coach Bill O’Brien delivered a poignant statement early on Wednesday, team chairman and CEO Cal McNair added his voice to the list of people in the NFL speaking out against racism and the wrongful deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor. McNair recorded his statement via a video posted [more]

Bill O’Brien will urge his players to attend the funeral of Houston native George Floyd

Texans coach Bill O’Brien added his voice to the growing list of NFL figures who have been affected by the murder of George Floyd, a native of Houston. O’Brien opened a Wednesday videoconference with reporters by making a lengthy, heartfelt statement regarding the situation. His commitment to be being part of the change that seems [more]

Timmy Jernigan says agreement with Texans is off, won’t be joining Houston

When the Houston Texans determined they could no longer pursue a re-signing of defensive tackle D.J. Reader due to the price tag, they pivoted to add former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan instead. Now it appears they’ll have neither Reader or Jernigan on the roster in 2020. In a posting to his instagram account [more]

Deshaun Watson among those who march in Houston

George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis, but he was from Houston. So members of the Floyd family joined Houston mayor Sylvester Turner in a downtown march Tuesday. Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and linebackers Peter Kalambayi and Jacob Martin also attended the peaceful protest, according to Mark Berman of FOX 26. Watson appeared onstage. “It means [more]

Texans add to analytics department

The Texans added some help for their analytics operation, bringing in a pair of employees with non-football backgrounds. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans hired Curtis Goodwin as a performance data scientist and Kevin Clark as a football data and applications engineer. Goodwin was chair of the mathematics department at Boswell High [more]

Michael Thomas grateful for chance to play for hometown Texans

Safety Michael Thomas signed with the Houston Texans in April after playing his first eight seasons in the NFL mostly with the Miami Dolphins and New York Giants. Thomas grew up in Houston and went to school at Stratford High School. Following the loss of a pair of family members to illness since the start [more]

Deshaun Watson “excited” about his new weapons

Deshaun Watson won’t have DeAndre Hopkins to throw to anymore. The Texans traded Hopkins in the offseason, and he and his 632 catches for 8,602 yards and 54 touchdowns are now in Arizona. The Texans instead added receivers Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb and running back David Johnson. “We’re excited about the veteran weapons, the [more]

Deshaun Watson upbeat about his contract outlook

The Texans exercised the fifth-year option on Deshaun Watson‘s contract for 2021. It will pay him $17.3 million. Both he and the Texans want a long-term deal for the quarterback. The Texans have had preliminary conversations about a new deal with Watson’s agent, David Mulugheta. It is early in the process, but the Texans likely [more]

Texans, Zach Fulton agree to restructure contract

Texans guard Zach Fulton will be staying in Houston after agreeing to restructure his contract. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Texans and Fulton have agreed to a reworked contract that gives him $5 million guaranteed this season and $3 million non-guaranteed next season. That’s a steep cut from the $7 million a year [more]

DeAndre Hopkins: I know I’m the best wide receiver in the NFL

Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins says he’s the top pass catcher in football, and that his numbers would dwarf those of other star receivers if he had played his entire career with an elite quarterback. Hopkins said on ESPN that there is no doubt in his mind where he ranks. “I definitely think I’m the [more]

Duane Brown: George Floyd’s murder shows that no progress has been made

The movement started by Colin Kaepernick and picked up by players like Seahawks tackle Duane Brown was aimed at bringing attention to, and ultimately reversing, the mistreatment of black and brown Americans by law-enforcement authorities. In the aftermath of the murder of George Floyd on Monday night in Minneapolis, Brown admitted that, despite their efforts, [more]

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