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Julian Edelman decision should come soon

The Patriots should know fairly quickly whether they’ll be starting the season with or without veteran receiver Julian Edelman. If, as reported, the hearing on his PED suspension began on Monday, the PED policy requires a summary ruling from the arbitrator within three business days after completion of the hearing or receipt of the transcript, [more]

Kareem Jackson enjoying the move to safety

Kareem Jackson now has a “S” in front of his name instead of a “CB.” So far, Jackson likes the move from corner to safety. “I had a lot of work there at OTAs and minicamp,” Jackson said Monday, via Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle. “I’m looking forward to it. To me, it’s all [more]

Jabar Gaffney denies vandalizing Lito Sheppard’s car

Former NFL players Jabar Gaffney and Lito Sheppard played together in high school and at the University of Florida, but any friendship that may have existed between the two men has soured over the years. Sheppard was at dinner at a restaurant in Jacksonville Beach, Florida last week and left to find that his car [more]

Former Texans cheerleader says she was forced to use duct tape on her body

The alleged mistreatment of cheerleaders by NFL teams continues to generate contentions far more unusual than the notion that they didn’t receive fair pay for the time spent on the job. Via the Houston Chronicle, Angelina Rosa has joined the pending lawsuits against the Texans, and she specifically claims that the director of the squad [more]

Kareem Jackson will play safety full time

The Texans began experimenting with Kareem Jackson at safety during the offseason program as the team explored all options in trying to replace Andre Hal. Jackson performed so well at the position that he will play the position full time at training camp, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. Jackson, 30, has practiced at [more]

Chris Thompson has found his niche on Texans’ special teams

Devin Hester, Matthew Slater, Bill Bates and Steve Tasker are among the NFL players who established themselves as standout special teams players. Chris Thompson wants to do the same with the Texans. The Texans list Thompson as a receiver on their roster. In truth, he’s more of a special teams player. He played 99 snaps [more]

Training camp reporting dates for all 32 teams

The end of offseason programs around the league last week have all 32 teams looking forward to training camp and the start of the push to the regular season. All 32 teams have now announced the reporting dates for training camp. Many teams will have their rookies report ahead of their veterans and all teams [more]

Brian Gaine: Texans trying to build “football culture” to withstand test of time

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said recently that he feels like the team is in a “good place” heading into training camp after going 4-12 last season and installing Brian Gaine as the team’s new General Manager. Gaine agrees that the Texans have “positioned ourselves well” and now need to “see some results” from the work [more]

Bill O’Brien feels good about J.J. Watt “because J.J. feels good about J.J.”

If J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney stay healthy this season, the Texans defense should return to being a dominant unit. Houston dropped from No. 1 overall in total defense in 2016 to 20th last year. Watt has played only eight games combined the past two seasons, making 1.5 sacks. Watt’s 2017 season ended with a [more]

Texans claim Roderick Johnson off waivers

The Browns waived offensive tackle Roderick Johnson on Tuesday when they signed Greg Robinson, but Johnson didn’t have to wait long to find a new home. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Texans have claimed Johnson off of waivers and added him to their 90-man roster. They waived tackle Kendall Calhoun in [more]

Bill O’Brien, Texans are in a “good place”

It doesn’t seem that long ago that everyone wondered whether Bill O’Brien would coach the Texans in 2018. Now, he has a new contract, with a raise, and a new General Manager — Brian Gaine — who is a close friend. “I love working here,” O’Brien told John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. “I like [more]

Keke Coutee impresses Texans in his quest to win the slot job

Texas Tech has established a tradition of sending receivers to the NFL. Michael Crabtree, Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and Jakeem Grant have represented the Red Raiders in recent years. The school had only two players selected this year, and both were wideouts. The Texans selected Keke Coutee in the fourth round, and Dylan Cantrell went [more]

Report: Patriots shopped Gronk to “teams they trust”

No, the Patriots didn’t have a deal in place for tight end Rob Gronkowski that was kiboshed by owner Robert Kraft after quarterback Tom Brady threatened to retire. Yes, they were calling teams about a potential trade as recently as three days before the draft. So who were they calling? Albert Breer of recently [more]

Lions add Jimmy Raye III to front office

The Lions have added an experienced hand to fill out their personnel department. Former Chargers, Colts and Texans executive Jimmy Raye III has been named a senior personnel executive in Detroit. He will work under General Manager Bob Quinn and vice president of player personnel Kyle O’Brien in the Lions’ front office. Raye was most [more]

Report: Jadeveon Clowney might not get extension before the season

After the Texans signed Benardrick McKinney to a five-year, $50 million extension last week, it was presumed Jadeveon Clowney was next in line. The fifth-year linebacker still might be, but it might not be this season, according to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle. Clowney, the first overall pick in 2014, will make $12.3 million [more]

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