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Texans sign QB Hoyer

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans signed quarterback Brian Hoyer on Wednesday. The two-year deal is reportedly worth $10.5 million. Hoyer will compete with Ryan Mallett for the Texans' starting quarterback position in 2015. "For me, nothing has ever been handed to me. I'm not asking for it to start now," said Hoyer. "I've dealt with a lot of competition...

Texans send Fitzpatrick to Jets

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 2 days ago
Florham Park, NJ (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Jets have acquired quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick from the Houston Texans. Though the Jets did not provide additional details about the trade, ESPN reported earlier Wednesday that the Texans will receive a conditional 2016 draft choice based on playing time. The Jets also will be on the hook for the remaining $3.25 million on Fitzpatrick's...

Texans extend Mallett, Tarpinian

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 3 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans re-signed quarterback Ryan Mallett and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian on Tuesday. According to the Houston Chronicle, Mallett's deal is two years and worth $7 million. Mallett appeared in three games, starting twice, last season in his first year with the Texans. He completed 54.7 percent of his passes for 400 yards with two touchdowns and...

Mallett to stay with Texans, Hoyer likely to join him

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have reportedly re-signed quarterback Ryan Mallett. NFL.com is reporting that Mallett's deal is for two years and $7 million. Additionally, another report is saying that the Texans will also sign free agent quarterback Brian Hoyer and allow the two signal-callers to battle it out for the starting position. Both were backups in New England...

Texans release WR Johnson

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have released wide receiver Andre Johnson after they were unable to work out a trade. Johnson, 33, had two years remaining on his contract and would have counted $16.1 million against the salary cap in 2015. "After exhausting all options of a possible trade, we informed Andre Johnson that he would be released today," Texans executive...

Texans re-sign CB Jackson, T Newton

By The Sports Network, 2 weeks 4 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have re-signed cornerback Kareem Jackson and tackle Derek Newton, who were both unrestricted free agents. Terms of the deals, which were announced Monday on the eve of the new league year, were not disclosed. Jackson, 26, had 57 tackles, three interceptions and nine passes defensed in 13 games last season. He has 279 tackles and 10...

Texans release C Myers

By The Sports Network, 3 weeks 1 day ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans released veteran center Chris Myers on Wednesday. Myers, who was acquired by the Texans through a trade with the Denver Broncos in March of 2008, started all 112 games he appeared in for the Texans. The 33-year-old Myers had been due $6 million in the final season of his contract. He carried a $8 million salary-cap hit. "Chris...

NFL Draft: AFC Team Needs

By John Gworek, 1 month 6 days ago
NFL Combine is under way, so it’s a good time to take a look at what each team might be looking for in Indianapolis.  Keep in mind these could change once teams start adding free agents on March 10, so we’ll revisit this just before the Draft in late April. Here are the top needs for each AFC team: AFC EAST New York JetsFirst-Round Pick: No. 6What They Need:...

Texans name Pasqualoni, Devlin line coaches

By The Sports Network, 1 month 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans named Paul Pasqualoni as defensive line coach and Mike Devlin as offensive line coach. Pasqualoni spent the 2014 season as defensive line coach for the Chicago Bears and will enter his 40th year as a coach on the pro or college level. He was the head coach at Syracuse from 1991-2004, guiding the Orange to a record of 107-59-1 with nine...

Texans' Duane Brown added to Pro Bowl

By The Sports Network, 2 months 6 days ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown was added to the 2015 Pro Bowl on Sunday. Brown, who will be making his third straight appearance in the game, will be an injury replacement for Philadelphia Eagles tackle Jason Peters. Brown joins defensive end J.J. Watt and running back Arian Foster (not participating) as representatives from the Texans....