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Texans get their restricted free agents under contract

The Texans tendered three of their players as restricted free agents this offseason and all three signed their tenders on the first day of the team’s offseason program. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that defensive tackle Brandon Dunn, kicker Ka'imi Fairbairn and linebacker Brennan Scarlett are back under contract. None of the three [more]

Report: Clowney, Texans not close

The No. 1 player in our Free Agent Top 100, Cowboys defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence, have already reached an agreement on a five-year, $105 million contract. But that apparently hasn’t helped set the parameters for a contract for our No. 2 free agent, Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney and the Texans are not close and aren’t expected [more]

A.J. Brown works out for Texans

The Texans took a look at one of the top wide receivers in this year’s draft class on Friday. Tom Pelissero of NFL Media reports that the Texans held a private workout for former Ole Miss wideout A.J. Brown. Brown declared himself the best receiver in this year’s class and he’s drawn plenty of attention [more]

Bill O’Brien: We have to learn from playoff loss

Bill O’Brien concedes he needs to get better, the players need to get better and the team needs to get better. The Texans have made the playoffs three of O’Brien’s five seasons. However, two of those ended with home losses in the wild-card round, including last season’s 21-7 loss to the Colts. “We all know [more]

Former NFL running back Cierre Wood arrested on first-degree child abuse charges

Former NFL running back Cierre Wood and his girlfriend, Amy Taylor, were arrested and charged with first-degree child abuse charges after the death of a 5-year old girl, according to multiple reports. Via Christopher Redfearn of FOX 5 Vegas, Wood and Taylor were arrested at the Summerlin Hospital Medical Center Tuesday night after the death [more]

Miles Sanders drawing lots of interest

Penn State running back Miles Sanders is a popular man. He has visits with five teams and workouts with eight others. He has traveled to or will travel to Philadelphia, Chicago, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Buffalo, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. Sanders also will workout for the Bears as well as the Texans, Cowboys, [more]

Texans-Packers to hold joint practices

The Texans will travel to Green Bay early before their Week One preseason game to participate in joint practices with the Packers. The teams have never previously met in the preseason. The Packers do not know where they will play their key Week Three preseason game. They play the Raiders but do not know where. [more]

Lions sign Tom Savage to compete for backup job

The Lions announced Tuesday that they signed free agent quarterback Tom Savage. Savage, 28, will compete with Connor Cook for the backup job behind Matthew Stafford. He joins the Lions after spending last season with the Bengals and 49ers after the Saints cut him out of the preseason. Savage has not appeared in a regular-season [more]

Justin Reid on Antonio Brown: “I can’t wait to smash this dude”

Antonio Brown would be wise to keep his head on a swivel when the Raiders face the Texans this season. That’s because Texans safety Justin Reid says he’s looking forward to taking Brown on this season. Reid wrote on Twitter that he was bothered by the way Brown insulted former teammate JuJu Smith-Schuster. “I respect [more]

Kingsley Keke has visits with Patriots, Cowboys, others

Texas A&M defensive lineman Kingsley Keke has a busy month, with five visits and three private workouts. He will travel to the Houston, New England, Detroit, Dallas and Denver, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports. He also has private workouts with the Bills, Saints and Titans. In four seasons at A&M, Keke played 43 [more]

Texans hopeful Will Fuller can return for training camp

Texans coach Bill O’Brien repeatedly has said Will Fuller is “on the right track” in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament. O’Brien has never offered a timetable but said on Adam Schefter’s podcast the receiver has a chance to return by training camp. Fuller tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee [more]

Andre Hal: You have to love the game to play at high level

Andre Hal is completely healthy, but even the $16.5 million left on his contract over the next two years wasn’t enough to lure him back. Once Hal’s father, Andre Hal Sr., died from a heart attack in late October, Hal knew he was done. He had accomplished everything he set out to do in the [more]

Injury to elderly charges dropped against Michael Bennett

Michael Bennett’s lawyer predicted a year ago that the case against the defensive lineman would be exposed as “ludicrous.” On Wednesday, prosecutors in Houston dismissed the charge of injury to the elderly against Bennett, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports. “We dismissed this case in the interest of justice. After looking at all the [more]

Andre Hal announces retirement

Safety Andre Hal has announced his retirement after spending the last five seasons with the Texans. Hal made the announcement on social media on Tuesday and said that health was not the reason why he’s decided to walk away from the game. Hal was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma a little under a year ago, but [more]

Texans hire former Patriots character coach

The Texans have hired another former Patriot. The team announced the addition of Jack Easterby as their executive vice president of team development. Easterby had worked for the Patriots as their “character coach” the previous six years, but left at the end of his contract (which coincided with Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s solicitation of prostitution [more]

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