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Neville Hewitt signing with Texans

The Texans have added another free agent. After visiting with Houston on Thursday, linebacker Neville Hewitt has agreed to sign a one-year deal with the club on Friday, Hewitt’s agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Hewitt played for the Jets for the last three seasons, making a career-high 134 tackles for New York in [more]

Neville Hewitt visiting Texans

The Texans have signed more free agents than any other team, but they’e still combing through players on the open market as they look to set up their roster for the 2021 season. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that linebacker Neville Hewitt is visiting with the team on Thursday. Hewitt led the Jets with 134 [more]

Cal McNair has nothing to add on Deshaun Watson

Texans owner Cal McNair spoke for the first time since his team added a new quarterback in the third round of the draft. The move comes at a time when the Texans still have quarterback Deshaun Watson under contract. “I really don’t have anything new,” McNair said regarding Watson, via John McClain of the Houston [more]

Darren Fells to visit with Lions

Darren Fells could be returning to one of his former teams. Per Mike Garafolo of NFL Media, Fells will visit with the Lions on Tuesday night. Fells spent the last two seasons with the Texans. He caught 21 passes for 312 yards with four touchdowns in 2020, a year after setting career highs with 34 [more]

Free agent signings no longer count in compensatory pick formula

When the Ravens brought in tackle Alejandro Villanueva for a visit last month, word from Baltimore reporters was that the team was not expected to make a move until after the draft. Compensatory draft picks were central to that approach. The Ravens and other teams have prized the picks doled out to teams who see [more]

Al Jamison, an original Houston Oiler, dies at 83

Former Houston Oilers offensive lineman Al Jamison has died, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Jamison would have turned 84 next week. Jamison, a left tackle, joined the Oilers for their original 1960 season. He made three All-AFL teams and started all possible 42 games before a back injury ended his career after only [more]

Texans, director of pro personnel part ways

The Texans hired a new General Manager this offseason. So it comes as no surprise that Nick Caserio is making changes post-draft. The Texans and director of pro personnel Rob Kisiel have mutually decided to part ways, Albert Breer of SI.com reports. Kisiel’s history in Houston is long. He has served two different stints with [more]

21 fifth-year options picked up for 2018 first-round picks

The deadline for NFL teams to exercise their fifth-year contract options on 2018 first-round picks passed on Monday afternoon and 21 players had those options picked up. Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold is part of that group. Carolina traded for Darnold last month and announced their decision on his option after the draft. That total is [more]

Texans draft picks 2021: Full list of Houston’s draft picks, order for every round

It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the Houston Texans – both on and off the field. After firing Bill O’Brien during the middle of last season, Houston hired David Culley as head coach in January, and immediately he was tasked with a quarterback controversy: Star QB Deshaun Watson reportedly wanted out after reported frustration with ownership and management. Soon after, the face of the franchise left in free agency, [more]

Nick Caserio: Davis Mills pick “doesn’t impact any one player individually”

The Texans picked quarterback Davis Mills in the third round on Friday night and a common reaction to the news was that the team was beginning to plan for life without Deshaun Watson. Watson remains on the roster, but he wants to be traded and is facing numerous civil lawsuits for sexual assault. Those allegations [more]

Eight quarterbacks drafted in first three rounds, most in common draft era

Eight quarterbacks have been selected so far in the 2021 NFL draft, the most through three rounds since the NFL began the “common draft” era in 1967. Friday night saw three quarterbacks selected, when Kyle Trask went to Tampa Bay at the end of the second round and Kellen Mond went to Minnesota and Davis [more]

Texans take Davis Mills in third round

Deshaun Watson‘s availability for the 2021 season is very much in the air and the Texans have added a quarterback to go with Tyrod Taylor in the event Watson isn’t around. The Texans didn’t have picks in the first two rounds, but they used the 67th overall pick to take former Stanford quarterback Davis Mills. [more]

Kyle Shanahan says he “totally bombed” the “I don’t know if Jimmy will be alive on Sunday” response

On Monday, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan provided a memorable (or forgettable) sound bite regarding the status of Jimmy Garoppolo. On Thursday night, he acknowledged that hinging Garoppolo’s status on the quarterback remaining alive through Sunday may have been a mistake. Here’s what Shanahan said when he was asked about Garoppolo. “First of all, I’m glad [more]

Roger Goodell confirms league investigation of Deshaun Watson

The NFL is investigating the 22 civil claims pending against Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson. At least two of the women suing Watson have agreed to meet with league investigators. Commissioner Rodger Goodell was asked about Watson on ESPN before the draft Thursday night. He gave a non-update update. “We’re obviously following that and looking at [more]

Report: Chances of a Jimmy Garoppolo trade during the draft are “remote”

At a time when momentum has been building toward a potential Jimmy Garoppolo trade before or during the draft, a hose has been turned on the possibility of a transaction of this kind, at least for now. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that the chances of a Garoppolo trade during the draft are “remote.” Here’s [more]

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