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Houston Texans extend OLB Whitney Mercilus

This is the classic case of a team overpaying for a marginal talent. Mercilus has largely been disappointing since the Texans drafted him 26th overall in 2012. Mercilus has graded out below average in all 3 seasons he’s been in the NFL, including 28th out of 34 eligible in 2012 and 42nd out of 42 eligible in 2013. He’s coming off of the best season of his career in 2014, but...
Via The Football Fan Spot
58 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Texans linebacker Whitney Mercilus signs 4-year contract extension

  The Houston Texans signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension on Monday. A first-round draft pick in 2012, Mercilus has appeared in 47 games (33 starts) and has made 139 tackles, 18 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, forced four fumbles and had one fumble recovery. Last season, Mercilus had 50 tackles and five sacks. Playing on the opposite side from...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Texans sign extension with LB Mercilus

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Texans signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension on Monday. A first-round draft pick in 2012, Mercilus has appeared in 47 games (33 starts) and has made 139 tackles, 18 sacks, 21 tackles for loss, forced four fumbles and had one fumble recovery. Last season, Mercilus had 50 tackles and five sacks. Playing on the opposite...
Via AP on Fox
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Texans Reward Whitney Mercilus With Four-Year Extension

The Houston Texans have signed edge rusher Whitney Mercilus to a four-year contract extension worth $26 million with $10.5 million guaranteed, according to NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. For the #Texans and DE Whitney Mercilus, it’s a 4-year deal worth $26M with $10.5M guaranteed. He gets this and no fifth-year option. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 4, 2015   Sunday was...
Via Gridiron Grit
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Texans sign DE Whitney Mercilus to four-year deal

The Houston Texans and defensive end Whitney Mercilus agreed to a four-year deal worth $26 million with $10.5 million guaranteed, reports ESPN’s Tania Ganguli and NFL Networks’ Ian Rapoport. Mercilus’s four-year extension is for $26 million. He’s under contract until 2019. #Texans — Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) May 4, 2015 For the #Texans and DE Whitney Mercilus...
Via Sports-Glory
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: J.J. Watt Hits Inside-the-Park Homerun at Charity Softball Game; Raises Over $640K

Friday afternoon a whole bunch of really big dudes descended on Constellation Park in Sugar Land, Texas, the home of the Sugar Land Skeeters (a minor league baseball team). It was J.J. Watt and a bunch of the Houston Texans players looking to play a little softball game to support the J.J. Watt Foundation.From what there was on social media it sounds like a good time was had by all...
Via FatManWriting
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Draft Recap: Houston Texans

With the 2015 NFL draft officially in the books, the team draft grades are flying like mad. It’s certainly fun to see what letter grades a team received based on projections alone, but in the end it really has no impact on the success or failure of a draft class. Therefore, now is a better time to simply review the draft class of the Houston Texans and analyze how they will impact...
Via EndZoneScore
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Cheerleaders Share Special Star Wars Mini-Movie for May 4th

Some strange things may happen to you today. Strange folks might walk up to you and say things like "There is no try. Do or do not" and "May the Force (or fourth) be with you." There is a perfectly good reason why they may do so. Today is Star Wars Day.People will recognize the day in many different ways.via @TexansCheer/TwitterRead more »
Via FatManWriting
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

New Houston Texans WR Jaelen Strong Chooses Number As a Reminder to Stay Hungry

The 2015 NFL Draft was chock full of quality wide receivers. With as many as there were and with every team not in need of a new receiver some good ones were bound to fall further in the draft than anyone had anticipated. Such was the case when the Houston Texans ended up drafting former Arizona State wide receiver Jaelen Strong.It appears that Strong was not too happy about falling...
Via FatManWriting
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Texans sign 17 undrafted free agents

One of the most underrated post draft activities is the chase for undrafted free agents. Teams can find diamonds in the rough by combing though their draft boards and finding out who is left. According to NFL.com, in the everlasting quest for talent, the Texans have signed 17 rookie free agents. Nebraska offensive lineman Jake Cotton Michigan State safety Kurtis Drummond...
Via 60 Max Power O
1 day ago  |  Discuss

With 216th overall pick the Houston Texans select a Canadian DT

Barring a trade, the Houston Texans are one pick away from finishing their 2015 draft. With their second-to-last pick they chose to add depth to their defensive line. Here are a few highlights. AROUND COVER32 Bold Predictions: Five players still on the board who will be better than most first rounders First and 10: Ten first-round picks who will most likely be busts DT Christian...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Draft: day 2 recap and day 3 preview

Going into the second day of the 2015 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans had drafted a cornerback, leaving two of their biggest need positions unfilled. Without a doubt, the Texans filled those two needs in rounds 2-3 of the draft. Both of these picks required trading away multiple draft picks though. The first trade came early in the second round. The Texans (51st overall pick) contacted...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans get the biggest steal of the 2015 NFL Draft (video)

This wide receiver is drawing comparisons to New York Jets’ receiver Eric Decker. It comes as a complete shock that the Texans were able to grab the 2014 All-Pac 12 selection. Former Sun Devil Jaelen Strong is powerful and explosive. Most thought he would go early in the second round and the Texans were fortunate enough to draft him. Does this look Eric Decker like? Or better...
Via cover32
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans trade up to draft LB Benardrick McKinney with No. 43 pick

Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports The Houston Texans traded up to the 43rd pick in the 2015 NFL Draft and selected Mississippi State linebacker Benardrick McKinney. They wanted to come away with a solid linebacker, and they are getting one here with this pick. At 6-foot-5 and 249 pounds, McKinney adds yet another intimidating presence to the Texans’ defense. They already have...
Via Sports-Glory
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: possible round 2 and 3 targets

With the 16th pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans have selected Kevin Johnson, cornerback, Wake Forest. I’ll admit that I had no expectations of the Texans selecting a cornerback in the first round. This isn’t a terrible pick, but it wasn’t necessarily an immediate need either. Johnson wasn’t just drafted to replace Jonathan Joseph. He will be used a lot this year...
Via isportsweb.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans select Kevin Johnson with the 16th overall pick

The Houston Texans selected cornerback Kevin Johnson with the 16th overall pick. Here's the scouting report, courtesy of Gabriel Burns (@SoHotItGBURNS). Kevin Johnson of Wake Forest is arguably the best cornerback prospect in this class. Johnson has excellent cover coverage skills and projects as a starting outside corner in the NFL. Johnson has all the traits scouts look...
Via PhinManiacs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans focus defense with Kevin Johnson

Houston is making a commitment to defense, and they just gained a playmaker outside. With the 16th overall pick the the 2015 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans selected Kevin Johnson, CB, Wake Forest. While several had an eye on Houston taking a wide receiver in the midpoint of the first round, the Texans made a statement with their commitment to improving the defense with the Johnson...
Via Pro Football Spot
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the Houston Texans 1st Round Selection of the 2015 NFL Draft

Player Selected: Kevin Johnson CB, Wake Forest Initial Reaction: No doubt they needed help in the secondary. Kevin Johnson is a ball hawk and watched his stock sky rocket this past year, while Johnson was the 2nd corner taken in this years draft he could very well be the best when all is said and done.Disclaimer: I agree you can’t grade a player before they even put a jersey on...
Via DraftSeason
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: last minute early round projections

With only hours until the first round, nobody knows for sure what direction the Houston Texans are going to take in this year’s NFL draft. I find it hard to believe that the Texans themselves know exactly what to do with the 16th overall pick. There are many directions that Houston could take in the first round. They could draft a wide receiver, running back, offensive lineman...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

REPORT: Texans’ safety drawing interest, will he be dealt before draft?

The Houston Texans are still debating on some last-minute moves that could happen prior to the NFL Draft which will begin tomorrow evening. According to the latest reports from NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the Texans have put safety D.J. Swearinger on the trading block. Swearinger is going into his third year and hasn’t show the Texans enough in order to keep his name out of trade...
Via cover32
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Texans GM expects Clowney to be 'major contributor' in 2015

The Houston Texans still have high hopes for last year’s No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney. Clowney missed most of his rookie campaign in 2014 after undergoing microfracture knee surgery—a procedure that is often extremely difficult to overcome. Texans general manager Rick Smith is encouraged by what he’s seen during Clowney’s arduous recovery process, and he expects...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork on Houston BBQ: 'We have a GOOD problem'

Vince Wilfork appears to have traded in his old barbecue smoker for a shiny, new Houston model. The former New England Patriots defensive tackle elected to sign with the Houston Texans this offseason, and he’s already taking advantage of his new locale. Houston, we have a problem...a good problem!!!! Man, we are in trouble now @Pitmaker!!!!! http://t.co/mT89WHlJrp — Vince...
Via NESN.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt Writes Letter to Get Woman Out of Work

Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt can pretty much do as he pleases on the football field. The best player at his position in the NFL is so committed to not only the sport, but community service, that he decided it was worthwhile to help a woman get out of work in order to attend his charity softball game. No joke. .@ashlee_sanchez pic.twitter.com/A3ereWpmdI — JJ Watt (@JJWatt...
Via Sportsnaut
6 days ago  |  Discuss

J.J. Watt writes note for fan to get out of work for charity event

This Friday, J.J. Watt will be hosting the The J.J. Watt Charity Classic, a softball game that will see members of the Texans offense face off against the defense. Not surprisingly, the event is hugely popular and if you’re fortunate enough to get a ticket, letting it go to waste isn’t an option. One fan...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

JJ Watt, Caroline Wozniacki spotted together at Fisher Island

Either Caroline Wozniacki and JJ Watt just happened to bump into each other again over the weekend, or something is going on between the two. Last week, Twitter erupted with rumors that Watt and Wozniacki are dating after they were spotted sitting together at the NCAA men’s basketball national championship. We wondered if the two...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss
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