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14 Things to Watch During the 2014 NFL Season

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 3 days ago
The start of NFL training camps is still several weeks away and the 2014 regular season won’t kick off until September, but for all intents and purposes, America’s game has become a year-round sport. So to help whet your appetite for some pigskin while counting down the days until the action returns to the gridiron, here are 14 storylines that will help shape how this season...

Texans trade QB Yates to Falcons for LB Dent

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Flowery Branch, GA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Atlanta Falcons traded linebacker Akeem Dent to the Houston Texans in exchange for quarterback T.J. Yates.Originally selected by Houston in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, Yates completed 101-of-166 passes for 1,100 yards with three touchdowns and six interceptions in 13 career games (five starts) with the Texans.The trade comes just one day...

Texans ink G Su'a-Filo

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans signed guard Xavier Su'a-Filo, the team's second-round pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, on Wednesday.Su'a-Filo was selected 33rd overall with the first pick in the second round. He started 21 games at left guard and 19 at left tackle during his three seasons at UCLA.The 6-foot-4, 307-pound guard was named a second-team All-American and won the...

Fitzpatrick named Texans' starter; Johnson skips minicamp

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - New Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien kicked off an eventful first day of the team's mandatory minicamp by tabbing Ryan Fitzpatrick as his starting quarterback.Fitzpatrick, Houston's most experienced option under center with 77 career starts under his belt, didn't have his No. 1 receiver to throw do as he took snaps on Tuesday, however, Andre Johnson was not...

Clowney to miss minicamp after sports hernia surgery

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is recovering from sports hernia surgery and will miss the team's upcoming minicamp next week.The Texans said Clowney had been bothered by a groin issue and underwent a procedure on Thursday. He is expected to be ready for training camp in July.Clowney was selected with the first overall pick in May's draft and last...

Texans' Quessenberry diagnosed with lymphoma

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Houston Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry has been diagnosed with lymphoma and will be placed on the NFL's non-football illness list.The Texans said Quessenberry experienced fatigue and a persistent cough the past week and underwent tests to determine the cause. He is being treated through M.D. Anderson Hospital."Our medical community here in Houston is...

Texans ink top-pick Clowney

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 3 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jadeveon Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, signed his rookie contract with the Houston Texans on Friday.The four-year deal is reportedly worth $22.272 million -- fully guaranteed -- and includes a $14.518 million signing bonus.Clowney, a 6-foot-5, 266-pound defensive end, registered 40 tackles, including 11 1/2 for loss, and three sacks...

Texans sign third-round pick Fiedorowicz

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 1 week ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have signed tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, their third-round pick in this month's draft.Fiedorowicz was the first pick of the third round, selected with the 65th overall choice. He is the eighth of 10 Houston draft picks to sign a contract.The former Iowa standout caught 30 passes for 299 yards with six touchdowns as a senior in 2013. He had a...

Texans sign third-round pick Nix

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 2 weeks ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans announced a number of signings on Friday, including a deal for third-round draft pick Louis Nix III.The Texans traded their first pick in the fourth and fifth rounds to Philadelphia to move up and select the nose tackle with the 83rd overall pick.The 6-foot-2, 330-pounder was a 2013 preseason All-America selection, but had his season limited to...

Houston Texans 2014 NFL Draft Review

By Anonymous (not verified), 3 months 3 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) -1 (1) - Jadeveon Clowney, DE, South Carolina; 2 (33) - Xavier Su'a-Filo, OG, UCLA; 3 (65) - C.J. Fiedorowicz, TE, Iowa; 3 (83) - Louis Nix, NT, Notre Dame; 4 (135) - Tom Savage, QB, Pittsburgh; 6 (177) - Jeoffrey Pagan, DE, Alabama; 6 (181) - Alfred Blue, RB, LSU; 6 (211) - Jay Prosch, FB, Auburn; 7 (216) - Andre Hall, CB, Vanderbilt; 7 (256) - Lonnie Ballentine, FS,...