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McNair family donates $500,000 to provide food in and around Houston

Another NFL team has made a commitment to make sure those in need continue to get food as the country works to get through the challenges created by the spread of COVID-19. Texans senior chair Janet McNair announced on behalf of her family that they have made a pair of $250,000 donations to organizations in [more]

Texans sign Jaylen Watkins

The Texans continue to add to the secondary. According to Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, the Texans are signing safety Jaylen Watkins to a two-year, $3 million deal. The 28-year-old Watkins spent the last two years with the Chargers. The Eagles drafted him in the fourth round in 2014, cut him that summer, and later [more]

Cardinals announce DeAndre Hopkins trade as official

The Cardinals have made it official, as they should be in a hurry to do. The team announced the trade that sent the awful contract of running back David Johnson to the Texans for wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury said he’s already talked to quarterback Kyler Murray about the transaction, and that [more]

Roderick Johnson signs one-year deal with Texans

Tackle Roderick Johnson will be back in Houston in 2020. Johnson was not tendered a contract as a restricted free agent this week, but Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that he has agreed to a new one-year deal with the team. It’s worth $1.75 million, which is less than Johnson would have made [more]

Jaelen Strong chimes in on Bill O’Brien

The news that the Texans were trading receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals for a running back Arizona wanted to unload and a second-round pick was confusing. The subsequent claim that Texans coach Bill O’Brien and Hopkins had a contentious relationship helped make the move a bit more understandable. And even though Hopkins (on Twitter) [more]

PFT’s Free Agent Top 100

The following are PFT’s top 100 free agents for the start of the 2020 league year. The rankings include prospective unrestricted and restricted free agents, as well as released players. The list will be updated as events warrant, with signings, tags and re-signings denoted when announced and/or reported. We’ve also added a running Top 25 [more]

Bills agree to deal with Taiwan Jones

Taiwan Jones made a big impression against the Bills in overtime of their Wild Card loss to the Texans in January and they hope he can provide a game-changing play or two for them next season. Mike Garafolo of NFL Media reports that the Bills have agreed to a one-year deal with the running back. [more]

Texans claim DeAndre Hopkins trade was only about money

At a time when the country fails to agree on pretty much anything, the United States have become unified regarding the perception that the Texans are getting screwed in the DeAndre Hopkins trade. After two days of being the NFL’s collective pin cushion, the Texans are pushing back. Ed Werder of ESPN, citing an unnamed [more]

DeAndre Hopkins: Conversation with Bill O’Brien blown out of proportion

During an appearance on ESPN on Wednesday morning, Pro Football Hall of Famer Michael Irvin shared his side of a conversation with soon-to-be former Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins about Hopkins’ relationship with Texans head coach Bill O’Brien. Irvin said that Hopkins, who the Cardinals agreed to acquire in a trade this week, told him [more]

Michael Irvin: Bill O’Brien offended DeAndre Hopkins with Aaron Hernandez comment

Texans coach and General Manager Bill O’Brien was eager to trade away wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and Hopkins is apparently eager to play for a different coach as well. Hall of Fame wide receiver Michael Irvin relayed this morning on ESPN a discussion that Hopkins told him he had with O’Brien. According to Hopkins, O’Brien [more]

Texans bring back Vernon Hargreaves

The Texans released cornerback Vernon Hargreaves last month rather than wait for the fifth-year of his rookie deal to kick in, but that didn’t spell the end of their relationship with the 2016 first-round pick. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year deal that will [more]

Eagles had some interest in DeAndre Hopkins, backed out of trade talks

The Cardinals landed one of the best wide receivers in the NFL when they got DeAndre Hopkins from the Texans. But the Cardinals weren’t the only team involved in trade talks surrounding Hopkins. The Eagles also talked to the Texans but decided against trading for Hopkins, based both on what the Texans were asking for [more]

Trades may not become final for a while

PFT has obtained the memo sent by the NFL to its teams regarding the question of administering physicals to players acquired by trade. The procedures necessitated by the COVID-19 outbreak could delay the finalization of these deals, for a while. Usually, trades negotiated before the start of the new league year become final shortly after [more]

Steelers to sign Derek Watt

Another Watt brother is heading to Pittsburgh. Free agent fullback Derek Watt is signing with the Steelers, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. He’ll join his brother, T.J. Watt on the Steelers. Next season they’ll face their other brother, J.J. Watt, when the Steelers play the Texans in the regular season. Derek Watt plays a [more]

Bengals agree to terms on four-year, $53 million deal with D.J. Reader

The Bengals are doing their best to show Joe Burrow they are committed to winning. After franchising receiver A.J. Green, they have come to terms with nose tackle D.J. Reader. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports it’s a four-year, $53 million deal. A few days ago, it became clear the Texans would not be [more]

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