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Jaguars elevate Devin Smith to active roster

A key former Ohio State player possibly will be in uniform when former Ohio State coach Urban Meyer makes his debut as an NFL head coach. The Jaguars have elevated receiver Devin Smith to the roster from the practice squad. Meyer’s team also elevated defensive back Brandon Rusnack, who played college football for Mi-Mi-Mi-that team [more]

NFL isn’t taking action against Deshaun Watson because it doesn’t have to

Many have asked when and if the NFL will place Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson on the Commissioner Exempt list. The easy answer — and the right one — is that the league won’t even consider it until it has to. Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the league hasn’t made a decision about [more]

NFL Week One injury report roundup: Carson Wentz set for Colts debut

The first week of the 2021 NFL season kicked off on Thursday with a win by the Buccaneers and it continues with 14 more games on Sunday, which means that the 28 teams in those games submitted their final injury reports of the week on Friday. The teams playing on Monday night won’t release their [more]

Texans officially rule out Deshaun Watson for season opener

The Texans made the obvious official Friday: Deshaun Watson will not play for them Sunday. Watson, in fact, will not play a down for the Texans this season as they wait for a trade offer to their liking. He did not practice all week, sitting out as a healthy scratch, and the team ruled him [more]

Justin Reid named first NFLPA Community MVP of the season

Texans safety Justin Reid has been named the NFLPA’s Community MVP for the first week of the regular season. Reid is being recognized for his work to help communities in his home state of Louisiana rebuild after being damaged by Hurricane Ida last month. Reid raised $10,000 and worked to put together a relief effort [more]

Dre Kirkpatrick visiting Texans

After trading Bradley Roby to the Saints, the Texans are on the hunt for some depth at cornerback. As first reported by Aaron Wilson of Sports Talk 790, Houston is bringing in veteran Dre Kirkpatrick for a visit. Kirkpatrick spent last season with the Cardinals after eight years with Cincinnati. He appeared in 14 games, [more]

Another day, another Deshaun Watson DNP

It’s quickly becoming a trend, and the trend is fulfilling all expectations. Unless and until Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is traded, he will be a healthy scratch from both practices and games. Watson appears again on the team’s injury report as not practicing for non-injury related reasons. Coach David Culley already has told reporters that [more]

Saints trade 2022 third-round pick to Texans, who will pay most of Bradley Roby’s salary

The Texans got a third-round draft pick for trading cornerback Bradley Roby, but they had to pay Roby a lot of money on his way out the door. The Saints are sending a 2022 third-round pick, plus a conditional pick in 2023 to the Texans, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. But the Saints aren’t [more]

Texans reworked Bradley Roby’s deal to facilitate trade to Saints

Cornerback Bradley Roby is set to join the Saints in a trade that required some contract maneuvering on the Texans’ end in order for it to come to fruition. According to multiple reports, the Texans converted approximately $7.6 million of Roby’s base salary for the 2021 season into a signing bonus. The move lowered his [more]

For Week One, quarterbacks are remarkably healthy

It’s generally a quarterback-driven league, and the quarterbacks generally are healthy. The first, full-blown injury report for the 2021 season has been published, and only three quarterbacks appear on it. Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott is good to go for Thursday night with his shoulder issue, Colts quarterback Carson Wentz fully participated as he recovers from [more]

Texans place Ka’imi Fairbairn on injured reserve

The Texans signed kicker Joey Slye to their practice squad this week. That was a sign Ka'imi Fairbairn‘s recovery from a leg injury was a concern. Fairbairn pulled a muscle while warming up for their preseason finale against the Buccaneers. On Wednesday, the Texans announced they have placed Fairbairn on injured reserve. They do not [more]

Texans list Deshaun Watson as not practicing, with no injury

The awkward situation between the Texans and quarterback Deshaun Watson has taken a new form, now that the Texans have issued their first injury report of the season. Watson appears on the report as not practicing, but as also having no injury. That likely will be the way the season unfolds — unless and until [more]

Texans trading Bradley Roby to Saints

The Saints are making a move for a veteran cornerback before the start of the regular season. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the Saints have agreed to acquire Bradley Roby in a trade with the Texans. There’s no word on compensation coming back to Houston at this point. Roby won’t be able to [more]

Nick Caserio: We’ll recalibrate as we go with Deshaun Watson

Texans head coach David Culley said on Monday that Tyrod Taylor is the team’s starting quarterback for the first week of the regular season, which doesn’t come as much surprise given the way the offseason, training camp, and preseason played out. Deshaun Watson remains on the active roster, but hasn’t practiced or done other on-field [more]

Danny Amendola agrees to one-year, $2.5 million deal with Texans

The Texans worked out free agent receiver Danny Amendola earlier Tuesday. They now have agreed to terms. NFL Media reports Amendola will sign a one-year, $2.5 million contract with the Texans. Texans General Manager Nick Caserio knows Amendola well from their time together in New England, and Houston needed another slot receiver to go with [more]

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