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Four irresponsible early July predictions

NFL.com It's way too early to start throwing around predictions for the 2015 NFL season, right? Wrong! Marc Sessler and Conor Orr kick off the holiday weekend with four completely irresponsible prophecies.
  • 3 days ago

J.J. Watt lights up the lamp in charity hockey game

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — J.J. Watt does things each Sunday during the season that would seem to be impossible for a man his size, but can the Texans replicate his skills on skates?
  • 8 days ago
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What was J.J. Watt's message to Texans players?

NFL.com (Orr, Conor) — Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is defined by his offseason work ethic. How would he challenge his teammates during a crucial offseason?
  • 13 days ago
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Jadeveon Clowney plans to return for start of camp

NFL.com (Wesseling, Chris) — Texans coach Bill O'Brien recently said he expects Jadeveon Clowney to be ready for Week 1. Might the talented pass rusher be back on the field as early as the first day of training camp?
  • 16 days ago
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Texans sign Johnathan Joseph to three-year extension

NFL.com (Hanzus, Dan) — NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Thursday that the Texans have signed Johnathan Joseph to a three-year, $22 extension with $11.5 million guaranteed.
  • 18 days ago
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O'Brien: Cushing enjoying 'hell of an offseason'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Texans coach Bill O'Brien went out of his way on Friday to praise the play of Brian Cushing during Houston's final session of OTAs, saying the linebacker has had "a hell of an offseason."
  • 23 days ago
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O'Brien: Brian Cushing enjoying 'hell of an offseason'

NFL.com (Sessler, Marc) — Texans coach Bill O'Brien went out of his way on Friday to praise the play of Brian Cushing during Houston's final session of OTAs, saying the linebacker has had "a hell of an offseason."
  • 23 days ago
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Bill O'Brien expects Jadeveon Clowney to be ready Week 1

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Jadeveon Clowney continues to rehab from microfracture surgery on his right knee. Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien told NFL Media's Mike Silver he expects the linebacker to be ready to go Week 1.
  • 24 days ago
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O'Brien expects Jadeveon Clowney to be ready Week 1

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Jadeveon Clowney continues to rehab from microfracture surgery on his right knee. Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien told NFL Media's Mike Silver he expects the linebacker to be ready to go Week 1.
  • 24 days ago
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Bill O'Brien could choose Texans' QB before camp

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — Bill O'Brien has a big choice to make between Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett for his starting quarterback gig. The Houston Texans coach told NFL Media's Michael Silver that the decision could come...
  • 25 days ago
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Bill O'Brien drives Texans with fiery approach ... and quick wit

NFL.com (Silver, Michael) — Texans coach Bill O'Brien could become a breakout star in "Hard Knocks" -- and not just because of his colorful language. As J.J. Watt told Michael Silver, "He's a very, very good football coach."
  • 25 days ago
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Texans OL David Quessenberry eyes return from cancer

NFL.com (Patra, Kevin) — David Quessenberry's cancer is in remission, but he's not yet cleared for on-field activity. Still, the Houston Texans offensive lineman is looking forward to returning to the field.
  • 27 days ago
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Blog Articles

MMQB Ranks Brian Hoyer 28th Among NFL Quarterbacks

Battle Red Blog (Brett Kollmann) — Just when we were getting excited about the 2015 season, Monday Morning Quarterback decided to dash those hopes by reminding us how precarious the Texans' quarterback situation really is. Monday...
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What's The Best Thing About Being A Fan Of The Houston Texans?

Battle Red Blog (Tim) — With the NFL offseason comes plenty of time to ask the big questions in life. If they happen to generate content and discussion on this Houston Texans fan site, all the better! Today we ask what...
  • New: 11 hr 32 min ago

Is Texans QB Brian Hoyer really ‘The King in Texas’?

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Texans) — There wasn’t much going on in the NFL over the holiday weekend. Naturally, that got some folks at NFL.com restless, so they came up with what they called “irresponsible early July...
  • 13 hr 9 min ago

Houston Texans News: July 6, 2015

Battle Red Blog (Ryan Dunsmore) — Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Monday, July 6, 2015. The US Women's team won the World Cup . The best player on the team, Carli Lloyd,...
  • 19 hr 45 min ago
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Saturday Night's Alright for Commenting: July 4, 2015

Battle Red Blog (kdentify) — Happy birthday, America! You're 239 years old today and I just want to tell you that you look fabulous for your age! Rejoice on Battle Red Blog. This is a weekend of BBQ, hotdogs, apple pie,...
  • 2 days ago
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Happy Independence Day From Battle Red Blog

Battle Red Blog (Tim) — It's July 4th. Celebrate the independence of the United States of America from British rule by commenting on a blog devoted to the Houston Texans. It's as American as John Adams drinking a Coke....
  • 2 days ago
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Houston Texans News: July 3, 2015

Battle Red Blog (Ryan Dunsmore) — Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Friday, July 3, 2015. Houston Texans News Top 5 pass rushers on the Texans' 2015 schedule Texans...
  • 3 days ago
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NFL Roundtable video: McClain and Smith on Texans’ offense & defense

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Texans) — Houston Chronicle sports writers John McClain and Brian T. Smith discuss Texans training camp and how they are moving into this season on both sides of the ball.
  • 3 days ago
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Fantasy Football Friday: Brett's 4th of July Mock Draft, Pick by Pick

Battle Red Blog (Brett Kollmann) — Another Friday, another mock; see what potentially (but probably not) unstoppable roster Brett puts together in this week's edition of Fantasy Football Friday. In  my last Fantasy Football...
  • 3 days ago
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Where Does Bill O'Brien Really Rank Among NFL Head Coaches?

Battle Red Blog (Tim) — Texans fans were predictably disagreeable about a recent NFL.com ranking of head coaches, but where do they really think Bill O'Brien slots in among his peers? Brett's post yesterday about one...
  • 3 days ago
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NFL Roundtable video: McClain, Smith on Texans training camp

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Texans) — The Chronicle’s John McClain and Brian T. Smith each give their player to watch during Texans training camp.
  • 3 days ago
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Houston Texans Cut Brandon Ivory

Battle Red Blog (Brett Kollmann) — The Texans have never been a team to put up with off the field shenanigans, and that goes double for undrafted rookies who have yet to earn their place on the roster. Goodbye, Brandon Ivory; we...
  • 4 days ago
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Cowboys’ Rolando McClain suspended four games for violating NFL’s substance abuse policy

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Texans) — Dallas Cowboys linebacker Rolando McClain was suspended four games Thursday for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy. McClain will miss the first four games of the regular season and...
  • 4 days ago
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Texans cut rookie DT Brandon Ivory

Houston Chronical (Brian T. Smith) — The Texans have parted ways with defensive tackle Brandon Ivory. Ivory, an undrafted rookie from the University of Alabama, was recently arrested on first-degree burglary charges in Tuscaloosa,...
  • 4 days ago
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NFL Roundtable video: McClain, Smith on Cowboys and Dez Bryant

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Texans) — The Chronicle’s John McClain and Brian T. Smith look at whether the Cowboys will be able to keep wide receiver Dez Bryant in the fold for the long term.
  • 4 days ago
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Bill O'Brien Ranked Way Too Low Among League's Head Coaches by NFL.com

Battle Red Blog (Brett Kollmann) — There are not a lot of people that could duplicate Bill O'Brien's success through adversity in 2014, and yet some pundits out there still have the Texans head coach ranked fairly low among the...
  • 4 days ago
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Bill O’Brien checks in at No. 23 in NFL coach rankings

Houston Chronical (Ultimate Texans) — The NFL offseason has no lack of rankings. The latest set has NFL Media’s Elliot Harrison (the same man who dubbed the Texans the NFL’s worst historical franchise for quarterbacks)...
  • 4 days ago
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Houston Texans News: July 2, 2015

Battle Red Blog (Ryan Dunsmore) — Your one-stop shop for Houston Texans, local sports, and news from around the league for Thursday, July 2, 2015. Houston Texans News Houston Texans rookie Brandon Ivory arrested on burglary...
  • 4 days ago
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Houston Texans UDFA Brandon Ivory Arrested, Charged With Burglary

Battle Red Blog (Tim) — While the Houston Texans have typically had players steer clear of the police blotter, the undrafted rookie free agent from Alabama broke with tradition today. Not coincidentally, that likely...
  • 5 days ago
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Texans DT Brandon Ivory Arrested For Burglary

Texans Gab (Matt Loede) — Texans defensive tackle Brandon Ivory, an undrafted rookie from Alabama who signed with the team in May, has been arrested on first-degree burglary charges in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, the Houston...
  • 5 days ago
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