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Texans announce full 2019 coaching staff

The Texans confirmed that Tim Kelly will be their new offensive coordinator on Monday in a release announcing their full coaching staff. Word came over Super Bowl weekend that Kelly was going to be promoted from tight ends coach with Will Lawing taking his place as a position coach in Houston. The release also reveals [more]

Final 2019 NFL Draft order is settled

OK, football season’s over, what do we do next? Oh yeah, football season. With the Patriots winning Super Bowl LIII last night, they locked up the 32nd and final spot in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Rams will own the 31st overall pick. It’s that time of year (the Scouting Combine is later this month). [more]

Andrew Luck beats out J.J. Watt for comeback player

In any other year, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt would have won the league’s comeback player of the year. But not this year. Andrew Luck returned after missing the 2017 season and threw 707 passes for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns, proving he’s not close to being done. Doubts about Luck’s future surfaced after he [more]

Three first-timers among 2019 Pro Football Hall of Fame class

Voters broke a logjam at cornerback, and began working on the glut of offensive linemen, as three first-time eligible finalists were voted to the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday. Tight end Tony Gonzalez, safety Ed Reed, and cornerback Champ Bailey made it through in their first year, and were joined in the class by [more]

Texans set to promote Tim Kelly to offensive coordinator

The Texans are set to make a couple of changes to their offensive coaching staff. Alex Marvez of SiriusXM NFL Radio was the first to report on Saturday that the team will promote Tim Kelly to offensive coordinator. Will Lawing will get bumped up from assistant offensive line coach/offensive assistant to Kelly’s former role as [more]

Tiffany Smith, wife of former Texans G.M., dies of breast cancer

Just over a year ago, Rick Smith took a leave of absence from his role as General Manager of the Houston Texans to tend to his wife, Tiffany, as she battled breast cancer. Smith released a statement on Thursday evening that Tiffany had lost her fight. “Tiffany Avery Smith my wife of 17 years, passed [more]

Lions hire Sean Ryan as quarterbacks coach

The Detroit Lions announced Tuesday they have hired Sean Ryan to serve as their new quarterbacks coach. Ryan spent the last three seasons with the Houston Texans with the last two years spent coaching quarterbacks. Ryan takes over the position from George Godsey, who left the team to take a job coaching tight ends for [more]

Texans hire Clay Hampton as director of football ops

The Texans have hired Clay Hampton for their newly created position of director of football operations, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Hampton, 51, is the Jets’ former senior director of football operations. He will answer to General Manager Brian Gaine. Hampton had various duties with the Jets from 2001-17. He started as a [more]

Texans hire Brian Cushing as assistant

The Texans have hired Brian Cushing to join their strength and conditioning staff and to help on defense, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. The move was not well received on Twitter. The league suspended Cushing four games in 2010 for testing positive for HCG, a fertility drug that was on the NFL’s banned-substances [more]

Deshaun Watson hopes he and Mahomes can be the next Brady and Manning

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes have known each other since they were teenagers, they entered the NFL together and were both first-round picks in 2017, and they were Pro Bowl teammates on Sunday. Watson hopes he and Mahomes have a long future as friendly rivals. Watson said on PFT Live that [more]

Wes Welker interviews with 49ers, Packers

Texans offensive assistant Wes Welker interviewed for two assistant coaching jobs elsewhere in recent days. He talked to the 49ers about a job on Monday after meeting with the Packers last week, Albert Breer of Sports Illustrated reports. The jobs he interviewed for were undisclosed, but either likely would be a promotion. He has spent [more]

Justin Reid having wrist surgery

Texans safety Justin Reid was on the injury report heading into the team’s Wild Card loss to the Colts with a wrist injury, but was able to play in the game until he hurt his ribs. The rib injury doesn’t seem to be an issue as the offseason gets rolling, but the wrist issue needs [more]

J.J. Watt out of Pro Bowl, Calais Campbell added to roster

Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt was added to the AFC Pro Bowl roster last week and that raised the possibility that he and his brother J.J. would share the field on defense in Orlando. Having two Watt brothers on the same defense will have to wait. Shortly after his brother was added to the team, it [more]

Deshaun Watson will take Tom Brady’s spot in the Pro Bowl

Deshaun Watson‘s first NFL season ended with a torn ACL rather than a trip to the Pro Bowl, but he’s made it to the league’s postseason exhibition after his second year. Watson was named to the AFC team on Monday. He will take the place of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as players on the league’s [more]

NFL announces 2019 London and Mexico City games

The Chiefs will be giving Mexico City another shot in 2019. They were supposed to play the Rams at Estadio Azteca in 2018, but the game was moved to Los Angeles when the league decided to move the game due to the poor condition of the field in Mexico City. The league said they planned [more]

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