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Texans place Kenny Stills on non-football illness list

The Texans placed receiver Kenny Stills on the non-football illness list, according to Friday’s transactions wire. Stills, 28, has an unspecified illness unrelated to COVID-19. COVID-19 is a separate reserve list. He reported to training camp this week for a physical and COVID-19 testing. The Texans traded with the Dolphins for Stills last season. He [more]

Maryland’s Michael Locksley forms group to help minority coaches

Maryland coach Michael Locksley made it to the top. Now he wants to help others find an easier path, and he’s enlisted some powerful NFL names in his effort. According to Jim Trotter of NFL.com, Locksley formed the National Coalition of Minority Football Coaches, which hopes to help speed up the pace of minority hiring [more]

Texans bring linebacker Brandon Marshall in for a look

The Texans are taking a look at some veteran linebacker depth. According to Albert Breer of SI.com, the Texans brought linebacker Brandon Marshall in for a visit. Marshall was last with the Raiders, spending the offseason with them, getting cut before the season, and brought back for a week later in the year. The Texans [more]

Randall Cobb working to build chemistry with Deshaun Watson

The Texans made major changes to their receiving corps this offseason by trading away DeAndre Hopkins, trading for Brandin Cooks and signing Randall Cobb as a free agent. Integrating Cooks and Cobb into the offense didn’t take place under ideal circumstances. The lack of on-field work this offseason limited the time they could spend with [more]

Texans think David Johnson will be a good investment

It was easy to knock the Texans, since they traded one of the best receivers in football to the Cardinals for a second-round pick and a bad contract. But Texans coach Bill O’Brien is excited about the player attached to the contract, and thinks he can help. “We studied David when he was coming out [more]

New XFL owners “love” having eight teams, and eventually having more than eight

The re-resurrected XFL will move forward under the management of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, his ex-wife and current business manager Dany Garcia, and RedBird Capital. Garcia spoke to Daniel Kaplan of TheAthletic.com regarding the vision for XFL 3.0, if/when the bankruptcy court approves the transaction. For starters, Garcia suggested that the XFL will have eight [more]

Deshaun Watson on his future: I’m locked in on being a Texan

Patrick Mahomes has a contract extension already. The quarterback selected two choices after the Chiefs quarterback in 2017 does not. The Texans want to sign Deshaun Watson to a long-term deal. Deshaun Watson wants to sign a long-term deal. “I’m here,” Watson said, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I love the organization. I [more]

J.J. Watt: Body feels as good as it has felt since 2014, 2015

Some people took up baking while spending extra time at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but Texans defensive end J.J. Watt spent his time a different way. Watt said that the quarantine time left him with “literally nothing to do but work out every day” and he took advantage of that opportunity to get his [more]

Texans place Gareon Conley, Dylan Cole on PUP

The Texans placed cornerback Gareon Conley and inside linebacker Dylan Cole on the physically unable to perform list to open training camp. Conley underwent offseason ankle surgery. Cole is working his way back from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. The Raiders traded Conley, the 24th overall choice in 2017, to the [more]

Bill O’Brien: Will Fuller looks as good as he’s ever looked

Texans head coach Bill O’Brien said in April that he was excited about what wide receiver Will Fuller will bring to the team in 2020 and he hasn’t had a change of heart over the last few months. Fuller had sports hernia surgery this offseason and O’Brien indicated that the wideout is healthy as they’ve [more]

Bill O’Brien: Won’t talk contracts in media, but we want Deshaun Watson here

With Patrick Mahomes‘ contract extension out of the way and Dak Prescott playing out the year under the franchise tag, Deshaun Watson is at the head of the class when it comes to quarterbacks who could sign long-term deals at some point this year. That subject came up when head coach Bill O’Brien met the [more]

Texans’ Eddie Vanderdoes opts out

Another player has decided to sit out the 2020 season over concerns about COVID-19. Texans defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes has opted out, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Vanderdoes signed in Houston late last season and was expecting to be part of the defensive line rotation this season. NFL players can opt out of [more]

Geoff Swaim taking a physical with Texans on Tuesday

Former Jacksonville Jaguars and Dallas Cowboys tight end Geoff Swaim is set to take a physical with the Houston Texans on Tuesday, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. Swaim was released by the Jaguars back in March after his only season with the team. He appeared in just six games for the team [more]

Texans claim Albert Huggins off waivers

The Texans claimed defensive tackle Albert Huggins off waivers, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. The Eagles waived Huggins over the weekend. The Texans originally signed Huggins as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He spent time with the Patriots and the Eagles last season. Huggins played four games for the Eagles, seeing action [more]

Texans extending Senio Kelemete

The Texans are locking up one of their offensive linemen for another year. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are finalizing a one-year contract extension for guard Senio Kelemete. That will keep him under contract through 2021. The 30-year-old Kelemete started the regular season opener at left guard last year, but [more]

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