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Extra Points: Texans excited about a healthy Cushing

By The Sports Network, 3 months 3 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, 4 months 1 week 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, 4 months 2 weeks 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, 4 months 2 weeks 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, 5 months 8 hours 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, 5 months 3 days 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, 5 months 1 week 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...

Texans sign S Stevie Brown

By The Sports Network, 5 months 1 week ago
Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - The Houston Texans have signed veteran safety Stevie Brown. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In 2012, Brown was second in the NFL in interceptions with eight and also defended 11 passes. He missed the entire 2013 season with a torn ACL sustained in a preseason game, but re-signed with the Giants for 2014 and finished with 38 tackles and a sack...

Houston Texans 2015 Draft Preview

By The Sports Network, 5 months 2 weeks ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - The Texans took a significant step forward last season under first-year coach Bill O'Brien but taking the next one and competing with Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC South figures to me much more difficult. Quarterback remains the main issue in South Texas but O'Brien will hope one of a nondescript triumvirate -- free-agent pickup Brian Hoyer, former...

2015 NFL Mock Draft

By Braden Gall, 6 months 3 days ago