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 Latest Texans Player Notes
Apr 21 2018 - *D'Onta Foreman
  RB D'Onta Foreman is not expected to be ready for the start of training in camp. In fact, the Houston Chronicle reported that Foreman may not be recovered from a torn Achilles in time for Week 1 and could open the season on the physically unable to perform list. Such a designation would keep the second-year running back out of action for at least the first six weeks of the 2018 season.


Apr 20 2018 - Jadeveon Clowney
  LB Jadeveon Clowney could be signed to a long-term contract before the start of the season. General manager Brian Gaine said he is optimistic the deal will make a deal with Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick in 2014. He made $7 million in 2017 and is scheduled to make more than $12 million this season. Clowney battled injuries in his first two NFL seasons and played in his first 16-game season in 2017.


Apr 19 2018 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt has been named to TIME Magazine's annual list of the world's 100 most influential people, the publication announced Thursday. Watt came to the aid of the city of Houston and parts of Southeast Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey by launching a campaign via social media that ultimately generated more than $37 million in disaster relief assistance. The 29-year-old Watt started the relief effort with $100,000 of his own money on Aug. 27 while Houston was being hit hard by the flooding. He had an initial goal of $200,000, meeting that target on YouCaring.com within two hours.


Apr 18 2018 - Deshaun Watson
  QB Deshaun Watson of the Dallas Texans said he won't be afraid to run this season despite coming off a right ACL tear.


Apr 5 2018 - Joe Webb
  QB Joe Webb signed with Houston. Webb joins Brandon Weeden and Taylor Heinicke as players competing to be the backup to Deshaun Watson. Webb also can contribute on special teams. He played in all 17 games for the Buffalo Bills last season, playing 39 snaps on offense and 278 on special teams.


Apr 3 2018 - Deshaun Watson
  QB Deshaun Watson isn't quite ready to return to the football field, but he is set to make an appearance on the basketball court. Watson took the Houston Rockets' "First Shot" for charity before Tuesday's game against the Washington Wizards at Toyota Center. If Watson sank the free throw, the Rockets would have donated $5,000 to charity. The 22-year-old misfired on his attempt, which meant Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta donated $1,000 instead.


Mar 29 2018 - Brandon Weeden
  QB Brandon Weeden signed with Houston on Thursday. Weeden last played for the Texans in 2015, which is also the last time he appeared in a regular-season game. He was with Houston in 2016 as well, but did not play in a game. He played for the Tennessee Titans last season as Marcus Mariota's backup. In Houston, he will back up Deshaun Watson, who is expected to be ready for the 2018 season after suffering a torn ACL on Nov. 2.


Mar 27 2018 - Brandon Weeden
  QB Brandon Weeden reach agreement with the Texans, multiple media outlets reported Tuesday. Weeden, 34, played for the Texans in 2015 and 2016 before being released in September 2017. He spent last season with the Tennessee Titans as Marcus Mariota's backup. Weeden has not played in a regular-season game since the 2015 season.


Mar 19 2018 - Tyrann Mathieu
  S Tyrann Mathieu officially joined the Houston Texans on a one-year deal Monday, and the safety views his new team as a "fresh start." The deal is for $7 million, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Mathieu signed with the Texans after being released by the Arizona Cardinals on Wednesday in a cost-savings move. "I just want to prove my point that I'm one of the best safeties in this league," he said at his introductory press conference in Houston on Monday. "Obviously I had some setbacks, I had some challenges and I tried to take those challenges head-on."


Mar 16 2018 - Tyrann Mathieu
  S Tyrann Mathieu and the Houston Texans agreed to a one-year deal on Friday night, according to a report by ESPN.The move comes two days after Mathieu was released by the Arizona Cardinals in a cost-savings move. A Pro Bowl selection in 2015 despite finishing the year on injured reserve, Mathieu played in all 16 regular-season games and recorded 70 tackles and two interceptions last season. Mathieu, 25, recorded 303 tackles, 11 interceptions, four sacks and four forced fumbles since being selected by the Cardinals in the third round of the 2013 NFL Draft.


Mar 16 2018 - Johnson Bademosi
  Cornerback Johnson Bademosi signed a free-agent contract with the Houston Texans on Friday, the team announced. Contract terms were not announced, but the Houston Chronicle reported it was a two-year, $6.5 million deal. The 27-year-old Bademosi is second in the NFL with 74 total special-teams tackles since entering the league in 2012. He played the 2017 season with the New England Patriots, where he recorded a career-high 20 total tackles (15 solo) and one pass defensed in 16 regular season games played (three starts).


Mar 16 2018 - Johnathan Joseph
  CB Johnathan Joseph has agreed to a two-year contract extension with the Houston Texans, multiple outlets reported. Joseph, 33, who is two-time Pro Bowl selection, has spent his last seven seasons with the Texans after playing five years with the Cincinnati Bengals.


Mar 15 2018 - Tyrann Mathieu
  S Tyrann Mathieu said receiving the most lucrative contract isn't the only goal in choosing his next NFL team. "It's not all about money for me," Mathieu told SI.com. "I want to go somewhere where I can be completely immersed in football, and it's not too much about anything but winning. I want to be a part of winning culture, where you feel that all the time. That's all I want."


Mar 14 2018 - Zach Fulton
  OL Zach Fulton has reached an agreement with free-agent offensive lineman Zach Fulton on a contract, multiple media outlets reported Wednesday. The Houston Chronicle reports that his salary will average $7.5 million per year, although the length of the contract remains unclear. Fulton started 12 of the 15 games he played for the Kansas City Chiefs last season, and he started 12 of 16 games for the Chiefs in 2016.


Mar 14 2018 - Tyrann Mathieu
  S Tyrann Mathieu was released by Arizona, the team announced on Wednesday. The move comes just hours before $5.75 million of Mathieu's 2018 salary and $8 million of his 2019 salary were to be guaranteed on Wednesday afternoon, the first day of the new league year. Mathieu was also due a $5 million roster bonus on Friday. In 2017, Mathieu played in all 16 regular-season games and recorded 70 tackles and two interceptions. He finished the previous two seasons on injured reserve, although he was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015.


Mar 13 2018 - Tyrann Mathieu
  Q Tyrann Mathieu is working with the Cardinals to have his contract restructured. According to AZCentral.com, the Cardinals were making positive steps on reworking the deal for Mathieu, who would have $18 million of his contract guaranteed if he is still on the roster Wednesday. Mathieu said last week that the team had asked him to take a pay cut. He signed a five-year contract extension in 2016, with $21 million in guaranteed money.


Mar 8 2018 - Tyrann Mathieu
  S Tyrann Mathieu's days as a member of the Cardinals might be coming to an end. Mathieu told NFL.com that he and Cardinals spoke for the first time this offseason Thursday when Arizona asked the five-year veteran to take a pay cut. "I wouldn't say (the pay cut offer) was a spit in the face but ... I was offered to play in the Pro Bowl," Mathieu told NFL.com. "So had I played in the Pro Bowl, would the narrative be different? Because I don't know many teams who cut Pro Bowl players. I think about all those things." The Cardinals have until Wednesday to make a decision on whether to pick up an option that will guarantee the 25-year-old Mathieu $19 million over the next two seasons. He signed a five-year extension in 2016, with $21 million in guaranteed money.


Mar 8 2018 - Shane Lechler
  P Shane Lechler will enter his 19th NFL season with the Houston Texans, according to a published report. Lechler and the Texans agreed to a one-year contract, the Houston Chronicle reported on Thursday. The 41-year-old finished second in the NFL with a 49.0-yard gross average, trailing only Brett Kern (49.7) of the Tennessee Titans. Lechler ended up ninth in the league with a 41.3-yard net average.


Mar 8 2018 - Corey Moore
  S Corey Moore re-signed with the Houston Texans, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported on Thursday. Moore was set to be an exclusive rights free agent at the start of the new league year next week. The 25-year-old, who has been a regular on special teams, recorded 27 tackles in 14 games last season for the Texans.


Feb 28 2018 - Tyrann Mathieu
  S Tyrann Mathieu managed to play in all 16 games last season for the first time in his five-year career. Although he played well, he wasn't the same Honey Badger that was in the running for NFC Defensive Player of the Year in 2015 before suffering his second torn ACL as a pro. The Cardinals are on the hook to pay him $18.75 million if he remains on the roster by March 14, the first day of the league year. It's part of the five-year deal he signed in 2016 that included $21.25 million in guaranteed salary. It is believed team representatives will meet with Mathieu's agents this week to discuss a possible restructuring of the contract in order to free up extra money for free-agency signings. Whether Mathieu and his representatives would agree to a restructuring of any kind is unknown at this time. Listening to head coach Steve Wilks at the Combine, however, it seems the Cardinals still want Mathieu around. "The skill set he has, he can do so much," Wilks said when asked what he thinks of Mathieu as a player. "He can cover, he can blitz. You look at things we've done in Carolina, he fits right into that mold. I like his skill set and how he fits into the 2018 Arizona Cardinals."


Feb 16 2018 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt will receive an honorary doctorate from Baylor for his efforts to aid the Houston area in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. The university announced that Watt would get a Doctor of Humanities in Medicine degree during Baylor's commencement ceremony on May 29. Houston Emergency Medical Services director Dr. David Persse will also be honored.


Feb 10 2018 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt has been rather generous throughout his NFL career, and his charitable ways recently extended to Jefferson County, Ky. Knight Middle School has to prioritize how it spends money to the point that its teams are wearing uniforms that are 10 to 15 years old, according to Lex18.com. Athletic director Jesse Barnett heard about the J.J. Watt Foundation grant for school athletics, and an email from the Watt family followed with the promise of sending $11,000 to the school. Watt was named the NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year earlier this month. In the wake of Hurricane Harvey in August, Watt came to the aid of the city of Houston by launching a campaign via social media that ultimately generated more than $37 million in disaster relief assistance.


Feb 10 2018 - *D'Onta Foreman
  Houston Texans RB D'Onta Foreman will have all charges from an arrest last year dismissed if he can stay out of trouble for the next three months. Foreman's attorney, Chip Lewis, told the Houston Chronicle on Saturday that his client pleaded no contest to one count of disorderly conduct -- a misdemeanor charge that will wiped off the books if the running back avoids legal issues for 90 days. Foreman, who just completed his rookie season with the Texans, had initially been charged with possession of marijuana and unlawful carrying of a weapon -- both misdemeanors -- stemming from his arrest last July in Austin, Texas. As part of the plea deal, Foreman had to pay a $500 fine and hand over the gun that police found in his car. However, he will not face any punishment from the NFL, according to his lawyer.


Feb 6 2018 - Deshaun Watson
  QB Deshaun Watson posted a video over social media of him running on a treadmill for the first time since sustaining a season-ending torn ACL injury. The Instagram video showed Watson's jog on an anti-gravity treadmill on Monday with the following caption: "Officially day 1 of the 2018 NFL season today.. and today is officially my first day back running! Crazy how God works!"


Feb 3 2018 - J.J. Watt
  DL J.J. Watt was named the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year. Watt was honored for his efforts to raise funds that reached $37 million in donations for the victims of Hurricane Harvey.


Jan 18 2018 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt took a huge step forward in his rehab from a broken leg on Thursday. Watt posted a video on Twitter of him running on a treadmill, flashing two thumbs up at the end. It was his first time running since fracturing the tibial plateau in his left leg in Week 5 of the season. "BIGGGG DAYYY!!!! Progress!!!!!" Watt wrote in a caption accompanying the video. The 6-foot-6, 290-pound Watt has had each of his last two seasons derailed by injury, appearing in only eight of Houston's 32 games. "I'm great. I'm doing really well, very pleased with the progress," Watt told the Texans' official website.


Jan 16 2018 - Johnson Bademosi
  CB Johnson Bademosi was a healthy scratch for the playoff opener after playing all 16 regular-season games. Though he's primarily a special teamer, the veteran did start three games in the defensive backfield.


Jan 2 2018 - Deshaun Watson
  QB Deshaun Watson is ahead of schedule as he recovers from a torn right anterior cruciate ligament, coach Bill O'Brien told reporters on Tuesday. Watson, who sustained the injury during a non-contact play in practice, could return in some capacity for the Texans' organized team activities that span from mid-April until mid-June. The 22-year-old initially was handed an eight-to-nine-month timeline for his rehab from his November surgery, which would have him set for training camp.


Jan 1 2018 - Nick Martin
  C Nick Martin had ankle surgery and is attacking his second rehabilitation in the past two years. One year after undergoing ankle surgery and missing his entire rookie season, Martin injured his other ankle and had the same procedure in December. Martin is expected to make a healthy return in time for next season, but the timetable for his offseason activity remains a fluid situation. Martin is regarded as the Texans' top offensive lineman. "Same surgery, been through it before, so I know how to handle it," Martin said Monday. "This time, I don't have to miss any of the 2018 season. I know how to get back."


Jan 1 2018 - D.J. Reader
  NT D.J. Reader avoided a major knee injury late in the season and didn't require surgery. Now, Reader is anticipating a fast return from a sprained knee that prompted the team to place him on injured reserve with two games remaining on the schedule. He's preparing for his second NFL season as a full-time starter. As the replacement for Vince Wilfork, Reader started 14 games and recorded a career-high 47 tackles with one sack.


Dec 31 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins was inactive Sunday because of a calf injury. It was the first game he has missed in his five-year career, starting all 79 games. Hopkins still led the NFL with 13 touchdown catches and finished second in receiving yards with 1,378.


Dec 31 2017 - Will Fuller
  WR Will Fuller V sustained a knee injury in the first half Sunday and was ruled out for the rest of the game.


Dec 31 2017 - T.J. Yates
  QB T.J. Yates completed 10 of- 5 passes for 112 yards to lead Houston to a 13-7 halftime lead. He finished 14 of 24 for 137 yards and was intercepted on the game's last play.


Dec 28 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins is expected to miss the first game of his five-year NFL career this weekend as the Houston Texans wrap up their season against the Indianapolis Colts, multiple outlets reported on Thursday. Hopkins sustained a calf injury during the Texans' 34-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Christmas. The 25-year-old has yet to practice on either Wednesday or Thursday this week, and Sunday's game between the Texans (4-11) and Colts (3-12) holds little value in the 2017 standings. Signed to a five-year, $81 million deal, Hopkins enters the final week of the season with a league-best 13 touchdown receptions to go along with 96 catches and 1,378 yards. Hopkins has amassed 413 receptions, 5,865 receiving yards and 36 touchdowns in 79 career games since being selected by Houston with the 27th overall pick of the 2013 draft.


Dec 28 2017 - Jadeveon Clowney
  OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee, toe) missed practice.


Dec 28 2017 - Jeff Allen
  OT Jeff Allen (concussion) is in the NFL protocol.


Dec 28 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins (calf) didn't practice.


Dec 26 2017 - Corey Moore
  S Corey Moore sprained his knee and is likely out for the season.


Dec 26 2017 - Kevin Johnson
  CB Kevin Johnson bruised his knee Monday against the Pittsburgh Steelers, avoiding a major injury. Johnson was ruled out for the remainder of the game. "I'm fine," Johnson said. "Nothing serious."


Dec 26 2017 - Nick Martin
  C Nick Martin underwent successful ankle surgery after being placed on injured reserve last week, according to league sources not authorized to speak publicly. Martin is expected to make a healthy return in time for next season, but the timetable for his offseason activity remains a fluid situation. Martin is regarded as the Texans' top offensive lineman.


Dec 26 2017 - David Quessenberry
  OL David Quessenberry made his NFL debut on Christmas, and it was a significant victory regardless of what was on the scoreboard. "It was everything I dreamed of while I was going through my treatments," said an emotional Quessenberry, who was named a team captain for the Texans' 34-6 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Monday. "Getting out there and playing a full-speed game today was exactly how I'd hoped it went."


Dec 25 2017 - DeAndre Hopkins
  WR DeAndre Hopkins snagged a 3-yard touchdown pass from QB T,J, Yates with 12:30 left to play. Hopkins finished with four catches for 65 yards and a score. Hopkins' touchdown reception was of the spectacular variety, with Hopkins tipping the ball from one hand to another before making the grab while falling on top of a defender. It marked the lone highlight from an otherwise dismal Christmas Day performance by the reeling Texans.


Dec 25 2017 - Shane Lechler
  P Shane Lechler appeared in his 285th game and passed Sean Landeta for 15th in NFL history.


Dec 25 2017 - T.J. Yates
  QB T.J. Yates cleared concussion protocol after being removed from the game late in the first half. Taylor Heinicke made his NFL debut and played two series before Yates returned early in the third quarter after Heinicke suffered a concussion while being sacked.


Dec 23 2017 - Tom Savage
  QB Tom Savage was placed on injured reserve by the Houston Texans on Saturday, ending his season and perhaps his tenure with the club. Savage was diagnosed with a concussion that he sustained during the Dec. 9 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. The league office currently is investigating why Savage was allowed to re-enter the game for a few plays following a hit by linebacker Elvis Dumervil that caused the concussion and left Savage on the ground momentarily. Savage is scheduled to become a free agent after this season, and he did little during his eight starts with the Texans to improve his stock. He completed 56.1 percent of his passes with five touchdowns and six interceptions while leading Houston to a 1-7 record.


Dec 20 2017 - Braxton Miller
  WR Braxton Miller (concussion) is still in the NFL protocol.


Dec 20 2017 - Tom Savage
  QB Tom Savage (concussion) is still in the NFL protocol and out Sunday.


Dec 20 2017 - Jeff Allen
  OT Jeff Allen (concussion) is in the NFL protocol.


Dec 20 2017 - Jelani Jenkins
  LB Jelani Jenkins (concussion) is still in the NFL protocol.


Dec 20 2017 - David Quessenberry
  OT David Quessenberry was added to the Houston Texans' 53-man roster, the team announced. Quessenberry, who was a sixth-round pick out of San Jose in the 2013 NFL draft, was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin T-lymphoblastic lymphoma three years ago. He has not played in a regular-season game in his NFL career. The 27-year-old Quessenberry had been on the Texans' non-football illness list since 2015, but he played in the preseason this summer. The Texans cut him prior to the regular season, however.



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