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March 13, 2012 | By Sam Farmer
Peyton Manning might be interested in the Houston Texans -- there's plenty of speculation out there that he is -- but he can cross them off his list. At least that's the message that Texans owner Bob McNair sent Tuesday in an interview with KILT-AM in Houston. He said the team is perfectly happy with current quarterback Matt Schaub and isn't ready to move him aside, even for a four-time most valuable player. "If there were an ideal club for him to be with, if it was just his decision alone, it would be the Texans because that gives him the best chance to win and that's really what he's looking for," McNair told the station, according to NFL.com.
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March 25, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
ORLANDO, Fla. - The last time the Houston Texans had the first pick in the NFL draft, in 2006, they threw a curveball. They passed on running back Reggie Bush, widely expected to be the first player selected, and took defensive end Mario Williams. Fast-forward eight years and the Texans, who once again own the top pick, are again a mystery. With six weeks to go before the draft, Houston is keeping its options wide open. "I don't think it'll come to me in a dream," first-year Texans Coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday during a breakfast with reporters at the NFL's annual meetings.
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SPORTS
October 9, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
The Houston Texans and Atlanta Falcons are the two remaining undefeated teams in the NFL, both sitting at 5-0 after close wins in Week 5. Houston has held off late comeback attempts by the Denver Broncos and New York Jets but has otherwise been basically unchallenged in victories over the Miami Dolphins, Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans. After cruising to wins over the Kansas City Chiefs, Broncos and San Diego Chargers, Atlanta has needed fourth-quarter rallies to get its latest two victories, over the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins.
SPORTS
December 30, 2013 | By Chuck Schilken
Leslie Frazier became the first official casualty of NFL's so-called Black Monday, losing his job as Minnesota's head coach after the leading the Vikings to a 5-10-1 record in his third full season at the helm. He is the league's third head coach to be fired this season, following the Houston Texans' Gary Kubiak earlier this month and Cleveland Brown's Rob Chudzinski on Sunday. Frazier took over for the fired Brad Childress in Week 12 of the 2010 season and led the Vikings to a 3-3 record down the stretch.
SPORTS
March 22, 2013 | By Houston Mitchell
The Baltimore Ravens have lost another piece of their 2013 Super Bowl champion team. Safety Ed Reed signed a three-year, $15-million deal with the Houston Texans on Friday. "I know already what they want to do and that's win a championship. I came here to do that,” Reed said. “Houston already has the attributes. I pray and hope I am the attribute needed to take us to the next level.” Reed, 34, made $7.2 million with the Ravens, who, since winning the Super Bowl, have had Ray Lewis retire, traded receiver Anquan Boldin to the 49ers and have lost linebackers Paul Kruger (Cleveland)
SPORTS
December 29, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Houston Texans are No. 1! Only not the way they wanted to be. The Texans locked up the first overall pick in the 2014 draft Sunday with a 16-10 loss at Tennessee, meaning they lost their final 13 games - along with Coach Gary Kubiak, who was fired Dec. 6. The No. 2 pick goes to St. Louis via Washington. The Redskins traded that pick to the Rams as part of the 2012 deal to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III. So the Rams traded the No. 2 pick two years ago and received Washington's picks in the first (6th)
SPORTS
September 4, 2012 | By Chuck Schilken
The Houston Texans finally made it over the hump last season, making the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. Well, except for that time back in 1961, when they won the AFC title. What? You don't believe me? I've got the Old Navy T-shirt to prove it. See, it says right there, "Houston Texans, 1961 AFC Champions. " Now I know that you might think the Texans did not exist back in 1961. And neither did the AFC for that matter. But if you can't believe an Old Navy T-shirt, what can you believe?
SPORTS
November 12, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
The Houston Texans released nine-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed and put running back Arian Foster on injured reserve Tuesday, the latest blows in a disaster of a season. Reed missed the first two games after hip surgery and was recently relegated to a backup role. On Friday, he expressed his displeasure at not starting. On Sunday, after Houston's seventh straight loss, he publicly criticized the team and said it had been outplayed and outcoached in the team's first full game without Coach Gary Kubiak, who is recovering from a mini-stroke.
SPORTS
March 25, 2014 | By Sam Farmer
ORLANDO, Fla. - The last time the Houston Texans had the first pick in the NFL draft, in 2006, they threw a curveball. They passed on running back Reggie Bush, widely expected to be the first player selected, and took defensive end Mario Williams. Fast-forward eight years and the Texans, who once again own the top pick, are again a mystery. With six weeks to go before the draft, Houston is keeping its options wide open. "I don't think it'll come to me in a dream," first-year Texans Coach Bill O'Brien said Tuesday during a breakfast with reporters at the NFL's annual meetings.
SPORTS
December 7, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Gary Kubiak is gone, fired by the Houston Texans on Friday, and he won't be the last of this season's NFL coaches to be asked to hand over his headset. So who else will be gone after this season? A look at the candidates who could be kaput: JIM SCHWARTZ, Detroit: The Lions, who play at Philadelphia on Sunday, have a one-game lead over Chicago in the NFC North. Detroit probably needs to do more than simply win the NFC North to save Schwartz's job. Matthew Stafford has been healthy all season, whereas Chicago, Green Bay and Minnesota have used multiple quarterbacks.
SPORTS
December 29, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
Another Sunday, another NFL record for Peyton Manning. A week after setting the single-season record for passing touchdowns, the Denver quarterback broke Drew Brees' single-season yardage record of 5,476 yards. Late in the second quarter of the Broncos game at Oakland, Manning surpassed that mark. He also threw four touchdown passes in the first half, extending his own record to 55 in a season. New England's Tom Brady is second on that list with 50, achieved in 2007. The Broncos, who led at halftime, 31-0, can clinch the AFC's No. 1 seeding with a victory, locking up home-field advantage throughout the AFC playoffs.
SPORTS
December 29, 2013 | By Chris Foster
Sunday was news conference day for UCLA's and Virginia Tech's offensive and defensive coordinators, as the two teams prepare for the Hyundai Sun Bowl. That meant one thing: You're on, Mr. Mazzone. Noel Mazzone, UCLA's offensive coordinator, took this as an open mike night. On playing in El Paso, Mazzone hearkened back to his days as a New Mexico quarterback. “Actually, it's kind of nice. I feel like I'm home because there's a Whataburger on every corner.” On grading the Bruins' young offensive line, he said, “B-minus … C-plus.
SPORTS
December 29, 2013 | By Sam Farmer
The Houston Texans are No. 1! Only not the way they wanted to be. The Texans locked up the first overall pick in the 2014 draft Sunday with a 16-10 loss at Tennessee, meaning they lost their final 13 games - along with Coach Gary Kubiak, who was fired Dec. 6. The No. 2 pick goes to St. Louis via Washington. The Redskins traded that pick to the Rams as part of the 2012 deal to draft quarterback Robert Griffin III. So the Rams traded the No. 2 pick two years ago and received Washington's picks in the first (6th)
SPORTS
December 28, 2013 | Sam Farmer
At 2-13, the Houston Texans have the inside track on the No. 1 overall pick in May's NFL draft. But if the Texans were to win at Tennessee on Sunday, and Washington were to lose at the New York Giants, the Redskins, who had a weaker schedule, would get that prime pick … … and the honor of turning it over to St. Louis as part of the Robert Griffin III deal. :: For the 11th year in a row, the league will have at least one team go from worst to first in consecutive seasons.
SPORTS
December 28, 2013 | Staff and wire reports
Dodgers outfielder Yasiel Puig was arrested on suspicion of reckless driving Saturday morning in Florida after his Mercedes-Benz was clocked traveling 110 mph in a 70-mph zone, police said. The arrest came less than two months after Puig had speeding-related charges dropped in Tennessee. Puig, who makes his off-season home in Miami, was driving westbound on Interstate 75 between Naples and Fort Lauderdale when he was pulled over, said Lt. Greg Bueno of the Florida Highway Patrol.
SPORTS
December 19, 2013 | Wire reports
Aaron Rodgers looked fine on the practice field Thursday. It doesn't mean he is going to play. There was no definitive word on whether Rodgers would be medically cleared to return from his left collarbone injury in time for Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. It was just another day in the guessing game called "When Will the Franchise Quarterback Return" for the Packers. Coach Mike McCarthy indicated he would name his starter Friday. Rodgers also made several references to his playing status being an "organizational decision.
SPORTS
November 5, 2012 | By Sam Farmer, Los Angeles Times
Buffalo Bills defensive end Mario Williams returned to Houston on Sunday and was booed. The former Texans star found that flattering. "It was great," Williams told the Buffalo News after the 21-9 Texans win. "The biggest thing for me is, if you go out and make a play and get booed, I know I'm in your heart. That's the most important thing. If it'd been quiet, then I would've felt something different. I know you're thinking about me. " Next week's NFL games feature other intriguing reunions, including Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson facing his former San Diego Chargers teammates; Pittsburgh Steelers offensive coordinator Todd Haley drawing up a game plan against the Kansas City Chiefs, the team that fired him as head coach last season; and the Seattle Seahawks' Pete Carroll facing the New York Jets' Mark Sanchez, the USC quarterback he tried to persuade to stay in school.
SPORTS
October 11, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Sometimes, our expectations zig and the NFL zags. Like a LeSean McCoy cutback, the league has taken some surprising turns in the first five weeks, with San Francisco stumbling (then regaining its footing), Atlanta doing a face plant, and Andrew Luck-led Indianapolis seamlessly transitioning from Chuckstrong - last season's mantra in honor of ill Coach Chuck Pagano - to Luckstrong. Because it's Week 6, here are six eyebrow-raising developments so far: Hello, Cleveland When they traded running back Trent Richardson and gave the starting quarterback job to Brian Hoyer, the Browns looked like they were waving the white flag.
SPORTS
December 7, 2013 | Sam Farmer
Gary Kubiak is gone, fired by the Houston Texans on Friday, and he won't be the last of this season's NFL coaches to be asked to hand over his headset. So who else will be gone after this season? A look at the candidates who could be kaput: JIM SCHWARTZ, Detroit: The Lions, who play at Philadelphia on Sunday, have a one-game lead over Chicago in the NFC North. Detroit probably needs to do more than simply win the NFC North to save Schwartz's job. Matthew Stafford has been healthy all season, whereas Chicago, Green Bay and Minnesota have used multiple quarterbacks.
BUSINESS
December 4, 2013 | By Michael Hiltzik
It may be the sheer awfulness of this Thursday's National Football League matchup , featuring the Houston Texans at the Jacksonville Jaguars -- two going-nowhere teams with five wins and 19 losses between them -- but the NFL's greedy push to load up its Thursday night schedule is getting a closer look from sportswriters and fans. Nobody likes what they see. The latest to weigh in is Sports Illustrated 's Robert Klemko , who documents the fear and trembling of the players entering these contests on short rest from Sunday.
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