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Texans cut Jake Rodgers

The Texans announced they cut offensive tackle Jake Rodgers on Tuesday. Rodgers, 25, signed with the Texans’ practice squad on December 21. Houston signed him to a reserve/futures contract after the season. He has never played in a regular-season game. The Falcons made Rodgers a seventh-round draft pick in 2015. Atlanta waived him before the [more]

Texans hire James Liipfert as college scouting director

The New England pipeline to Houston is flowing again. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans are hiring Patriots national scout James Liipfert as their new director of college scouting. Liipfert has been with the Patriots the last nine seasons, which means he worked alongside Texans head coach Bill O’Brien there. Liipfert began [more]

Texans release four players

The post-draft roster cuts are coming around the league as teams make room for their draft picks and undrafted free agent signings. The Texans made four of those cuts on Monday in addition to making the signing of running back Alfred Blue official. They cut tight end Zach Conque, cornerback Bryce Jones, tight end Ryan [more]

Texans sign K.J. Malone, whose dad was good at basketball

If you’re of a certain age, you’ll recall Karl Malone being the unstoppable power forward in the NBA. If you’re of that age, this story will make you feel old. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, the Texans signed undrafted free agent tackle K.J. Malone from LSU. K.J. nearly skipped his final year [more]

Texans pick up Kevin Johnson’s option for 2019

Monday’s been a busy day for 2015 first-round defensive backs getting their fifth-year contract options exercised. The Vikings picked up cornerback Trae Waynes‘ option and the Browns did the same after trading for Damarious Randall earlier this year. Now comes word from John McClain of the Houston Chronicle that the Texans are exercising cornerback Kevin [more]

Texans bringing back Alfred Blue

The Texans didn’t draft any running backs this year, which may have helped pave the way for them to turn back to veteran Alfred Blue. Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports that Blue is returning to the Texans on a one-year contract. Blue was a 2014 sixth-round pick and became a free agent when [more]

Cop placed on leave after video of slamming and choking former NFL player during arrest

A Georgia police officer has been placed on administrative leave, after video emerged of him slamming a former NFL player to the ground and choking him during an arrest for what the officer thought was a gun but was actually a cell phone in his pocket. According to Raisa Habersham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the incident [more]

Texans make changes to personnel department

When teams make a change at General Manager in January, they typically wait to make other changes to the personnel department so that they can have an operation in place for the draft. The Texans made such a G.M. change this year when Brian Gaine was hired after Rick Smith went on leave and now [more]

Texans finally make first choice, take Justin Reid in third round

The Texans had a lot of time to ponder their first pick. More than 24 hours after the draft started, the Texans took Stanford defensive back Justin Reid. Reid is the brother of free agent defensive back Eric Reid. Justin Reid was the 68th overall choice. The Texans lost their first-round pick in the trade [more]

Texans-49ers to hold joint practices before their preseason game

The Texans and 49ers will have joint practices before their preseason game at NRG Stadium, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports. The teams play August 18. (Absent a first-round pick, Texans beat writers have nothing else to report today.) Bill O’Brien has said he loves joint practices. Since he became the team’s head coach, [more]

New York Times publishes more secretly-recorded quotes from last year’s anthem meeting

The secret recording made during last year’s meeting between owners, league executives, and players regarding the anthem protests extend well beyond Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie calling the current presidency “f–king disastrous.” The New York Times has published more quotes from the meeting, and they are at times revealing and at other times inflammatory. As to [more]

Stephen Ross questioned in Kaepernick collusion case

The parade of NFL owners to the hot seat continues. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross has become the latest prominent witness in the Colin Kaepernick collusion grievance. Charles Robinson of Yahoo Sports reports that Kaepernick’s lawyers questioned Ross under oath on Tuesday. Ross joins Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, Texans owner Bob McNair, Ravens G.M. Ozzie Newsome, [more]

Monday’s #PFTPM begins draft week with a bang

It’s draft week. The draft is coming. Eventually. Inevitably. Hopefully. To fill the final few days before it all gets started, we’ve got plenty of products. From the content at PFT to PFT Live (the morning radio/TV show) to #PFTPM, a weekday podcast that has captured the affection of the quickly-growing group known as the [more]

Sean Payton: If Chiefs had taken Marshon Lattimore, we would have taken Patrick Mahomes

Saints coach Sean Payton recently peeled the curtain back with his thoughts on the 2018 quarterback class. On Monday, he gave a candid assessment of last year’s quarterback class. Payton told Dan Patrick that, if cornerback Marshon Lattimore had been taken at pick No. 10, the Saints would have taken quarterback Patrick Mahomes at pick [more]

“Wavy” MRI at Combine forces Rasheem Green to show his knee is fine

As the draft approaches, it’s important for all teams to have accurate information about all prospects. Toward that end, former USC defensive end Rasheem Green has provided accurate information about his health to all teams. Specifically, about his left knee. Green suffered a torn ACL in the left knee during high school. He had reconstructive [more]

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