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NFL’s statement on Deshaun Watson leaves door open for paid leave at any time

Some believed that the failure of the NFL to promptly place Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on paid leave when he reported for training camp on Sunday meant that the league won’t do it. The statement issued Tuesday by the league proves how incorrect that conclusion was. “The NFL’s review of the serious allegations against Deshaun [more]

NFL’s obsession with ending holdouts could backfire on some teams

The latest labor deal makes it harder than ever for players under contract to hold out. As a result, this year’s ritual of players reporting to training camp has included, so far, not a single player under contract holding out. Here’s the question: With unhappy players unwilling based on the terms of the current labor [more]

Texans place three players on COVID-19 reserve list

The Texans placed three players on the COVID-19 reserve list. Running back Buddy Howell, wide receiver Taywan Taylor and offensive tackle Geron Christian landed on the list Tuesday as the Texans ready for their first training camp practice. The NFL saw 15 players placed on the COVID-19 reserve list Tuesday, with 14 of those coming [more]

Texans release Donte Moncrief

The Texans traded for receiver Anthony Miller on Saturday. They are in the process of trading receiver Randall Cobb to the Packers. The NFL’s transactions wire brought news that the Texans released receiver Donte Moncrief on Tuesday. The team lists Moncrief with a non-football injury designation. The Texans signed Moncrief as a free agent March [more]

NFL: Deshaun Watson investigation ongoing, no restriction on his participation

Many have wondered if the NFL would put Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on paid leave due to the 22 civil lawsuits and 10 criminal complaints he faces from women alleging misconduct. On Tuesday, the league said that they would not be moving Watson to that status. A statement released by the league says that they [more]

Texans place Marcus Cannon, Lane Taylor on PUP

The Texans placed offensive linemen Marcus Cannon and Lane Taylor on the physically unable to perform list. Cannon, 33, had minor knee surgery after the Texans’ organized team activities. Cannon joined the Texans in a trade from the Patriots in March. As a cancer survivor, he opted out of the 2020 season because of COVID-19 [more]

Ten criminal complaints are pending against Deshaun Watson

With Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson back in the fold (for now) and the team trying to trade him but wanting way too much given his current circumstances, Watson’s lawyer has shared with ESPN some of the details about Watson’s current circumstances. Via John Barr of ESPN.com, attorney Rusty Hardin said that 10 women in all [more]

Report: Aaron Rodgers return to Packers hinges on a trade for Randall Cobb

Aaron Rodgers apparently is trying to pull a Tom Brady. Sort of. Trey Wingo reports (or at least he says he’s “hearing”) that the return of Aaron Rodgers to the Packers is “hinging on trading for former teammate Randall Cobb.” Says Wingo, “If Cobb is in Green Bay it looks like Rodgers will be too.” [more]

NFL has said nothing to Deshaun Watson as to whether he’ll be placed on paid leave

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson reported for training camp without knowing whether the NFL will place him on paid leave. Watson still doesn’t know whether that will happen. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, Watson and his representatives have heard nothing either way regarding the team’s intentions in this regard. Many are interpreting the [more]

Dennis Kelly visiting with Texans

There could be a family reunion in Houston. Veteran offensive tackle Dennis Kelly is visiting with the Texans, Aaron Wilson of SportsTalk 790 reports. Dennis Kelly is the younger brother of Houston offensive coordinator Tim Kelly. Dennis Kelly was a full-time starter for the first time in his career last year, starting each of Tennessee’s [more]

Texans reportedly are willing to listen to trade offers for Deshaun Watson

With quarterback Deshaun Watson showing up for training camp and with the NFL not instructing him to go home with pay, it’s time for the Texans to begin yelling “sell!” That’s precisely what they’ve done, leaking to the league-owned media outlet that the team is now (and supposedly has been) willing to listen to offers [more]

Deshaun Watson is expected at Texans camp Sunday

Deshaun Watson didn’t spend any time with the Texans this offseason, but he remains on the team’s roster and is reportedly set to join them ahead of training camp. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Watson is expected to report to Texans training camp along with the team’s other quarterbacks on Sunday. They will [more]

Bears trade Anthony Miller to Texans

The Bears have been trying to trade wide receiver Anthony Miller for months. They’ve finally found a taker. Miller has been traded to Houston, according to Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. A former second-round draft pick, Miller has only a $1.7 million cap hit for the 2021 season, which is the last [more]

Are the Eagles the favorite to land Deshaun Watson, eventually?

Whenever mentioning the possibility/inevitably that the Texans will trade quarterback Deshaun Watson, we’ve mentioned three teams: the Broncos, Dolphins, and Eagles. On Thursday, the sideline reporter for the Eagles’ official radio broadcasts applied a percentage to the possibility of Watson landing in Philadelphia. Appearing on WIP radio in Philadelphia, Howard Eskin said this (based on [more]

Jets passing game coach Greg Knapp dies from bicycle accident injuries

Jets passing game coordinator Greg Knapp died Thursday, his alma mater, Sacramento State, announced in a news release. Knapp’s agent, Jeff Sperbeck, confirmed the terrible news. “Today at 11:32 a.m. PT, Greg Knapp (aka Knapper) was called back home to heaven, where he will be reunited with his dad,” Sperbeck told Mike Klis of 9News. [more]

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