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2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass. Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get a...

AFC South Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015

By Josh Hamburger, 2 months 1 week ago
The AFC South was the weakest division in the AFC because of the horrendous seasons by the Jaguars and Titans, who both saw major setbacks last year. The Colts remained very consistent and dangerous, while the Texans moved from last place in 2013 to a very respectable 9-7 second-place finish. Related: NFC South Players That Will Need to Step Up in 2015 Look below for players from...

Texans CB Joseph gets extension

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans gave cornerback Johnathan Joseph a contract extension on Thursday. Terms of the deal were not announced by the team, but the Houston Chronicle reported Joseph signed a new three-year, $22.5 million deal. Joseph, 31, has started 60 games for the Texans over the past four seasons, collecting 223 tackles and 11 interceptions. He had a...

Extra Points: Texans excited about a healthy Cushing

By The Sports Network, 2 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Once upon a time J.J. Watt wasn't the best defensive player on the Houston Texans. That honor belonged to inside linebacker Brian Cushing in Watt's rookie season of 2011, at least according to their teammates who voted Cushing, the former Southern Cal star, as the team's MVP after a brilliant season. Things haven't been the same since for Cushing as a torn ACL...

Texans sign DL Brandon Deaderick

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 day ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have signed defensive lineman Brandon Deaderick, who played last season with the New Orleans Saints. Deaderick, 27, appeared in 13 games for the Saints last season, making eight tackles. He has 62 tackles and 5 1/2 sacks in five seasons with New England, Jacksonville and New Orleans. The Texans also signed undrafted rookie defensive...

Texans to appear on 'Hard Knocks'

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans will be the featured NFL team this summer for HBO's "Hard Knocks" program, the series that details the club's training camp. "We are thrilled to partner with HBO and NFL Films to give fans unprecedented access to our team and organization," said Texans founder, chairman and CEO Bob McNair in a statement Wednesday. "The 'Hard Knocks'...

Texans release OT Tyson Clabo

By The Sports Network, 3 months 1 week ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans released veteran offensive tackle Tyson Clabo on Thursday. Clabo, 33, played in 16 games last season for the Texans after previously making 116 career starts for Miami and Atlanta. The 6-foot-6, 315-pound tackle, who went undrafted out of Wake Forest, was a Pro Bowler in 2010. 

Texans waive D.J. Swearinger

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans waived safety D.J. Swearinger on Monday. The Texans had reportedly been trying to trade Swearinger since before the draft. Swearinger was a second-round pick in 2013. The South Carolina product recorded 144 tackles, one sack and three interceptions over two seasons with the Texans. 

Texans sign entire draft class

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans on Friday signed their entire 2015 draft class, including first-round pick Kevin Johnson. Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Johnson, a cornerback from Wake Forest, was selected by the Texans with the 16th overall pick last week. He played 47 games with the Demon Deacons, starting the last 41, and recorded 191 tackles with seven...

Texans, Mercilus agree to extension

By The Sports Network, 4 months 15 hours ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans announced Monday that the team has signed outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus to a contract extension. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, though NFL.com reported it to be a four-year pact worth $26 million with $10.5 million guaranteed. The Texans had until midnight Tuesday to decide whether or not to exercise a $7.75...