Houston Texans

Stadium: NRG Stadium | Coach: Bill O'Brien
Team RankingOverallRushingPassing
Offense17th135.1 (5th)209.5 (24th)
Defense16th105.1 (10th)243.1 (21st)
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Roster
NoPlayerPosHeightWeightBirthdateExpCollege
70Adams, Jeff T6-73059/6/19892Columbia
91Ankrah, Jason LB6-32622/26/19911Nebraska
37Aubrey, Josh DB5-102074/9/19913Stephen F. Austin St.
39Ballentine, Lonnie SAF6-32154/23/19932Memphis
28Blue, Alfred RB6-22234/27/19912Louisiana State
16Bonner, Alan WR5-1019011/5/19903Jacksonville State
34Bouye, A.J. CB6-01918/16/19913Central Florida
79Brooks, Brandon G6-53358/19/19894Miami (Ohio)
76Brown, Duane T6-43038/30/19858Virginia Tech
93Brown, Kourtnei LB6-42534/17/19881Clemson
98Browner, Keith DE6-42884/7/19881California
4Bullock, Randy K5-920612/16/19894Texas A&M
53Bullough, Max ILB6-32492/11/19922Michigan State
74Clabo, Tyson T6-631510/17/198110Wake Forest
90Clowney, Jadeveon OLB6-52662/14/19932South Carolina
93Crick, Jared DE6-42858/21/19894Nebraska
56Cushing, Brian ILB6-32491/24/19877USC
16Davis, Jace WR6-12068/22/19911Northern Colorado
81Denham, Anthony TE6-42357/21/19911Utah
50Dent, Akeem ILB6-12399/27/19875Georgia
74Feiler, Matt T6-63307/7/19921Bloomsburg
78Ferentz, James C6-22856/5/19891Iowa
87Fiedorowicz, C.J. TE6-526510/22/19912Iowa
92Finau, Tevita DT6-52881/13/19861Utah
23Foster, Arian RB6-12278/24/19867Tennessee
88Graham, Garrett TE6-32438/4/19866Wisconsin
84Griffin, Ryan TE6-62541/11/19903Connecticut
41Grimes, Jonathan RB5-1020912/21/19893William & Mary
29Hal, Andre DB5-101885/30/19922Vanderbilt
10Hopkins, DeAndre WR6-12186/6/19923Clemson
6Hoyer, Brian QB6-221510/13/19857Michigan State
25Jackson, Kareem CB5-101884/10/19886Alabama
37James, Charles DB5-91795/14/19902Charleston Southern
96Jamison, Tim NT6-32872/26/19867Michigan
13Johnson, Damaris WR5-817511/22/19894Tulsa
60Jones, Ben G6-33087/2/19894Georgia
24Joseph, Johnathan CB5-111884/16/198410South Carolina
19Labhart, Travis WR5-91821/20/19911Texas A&M
9Lechler, Shane P6-22378/7/197616Texas A&M
28Malena, Ben RB5-82005/29/19921Texas A&M
15Mallett, Ryan QB6-62456/5/19885Arkansas
38Manning, Danieal SS5-112128/9/198210Abilene Christian
82Martin, Keshawn WR5-111943/15/19904Michigan State
59Mercilus, Whitney OLB6-42587/21/19904Illinois
54Mohamed, Mike OLB6-32383/11/19884California
26Moore, Rahim DB6-11952/11/19905UCLA
26Morris, Darryl DB5-101889/4/19903Texas State
55Myers, Chris (FA) C6-42869/15/198111Miami (Fla.)
75Newton, Derek T6-631311/16/19875Arkansas State
92Nix, Louis DT6-23317/31/19912Notre Dame
17Nwachukwu, Uzoma WR5-1119812/15/19901Texas A&M
97Pagan, Jeoffrey DE6-33106/10/19932Alabama
42Parks, Terrance DB6-22184/14/19901Florida State
94Pickett, Ryan (FA) NT6-234010/8/197915Ohio State
35Pleasant, Eddie DB5-1021012/17/19883Oregon
11Posey, DeVier WR6-12103/15/19904Ohio State
95Powe, Jerrell NT6-23313/15/19874Mississippi
45Prosch, Jay FB6-12568/21/19922Auburn
77Quessenberry, David T6-53068/24/19902San Jose State
20Rolle, Jumal DB6-01885/28/19902Catawba
3Savage, Tom QB6-42284/26/19902Pittsburgh
84Shorts, Cecil WR6-020212/22/19875Mount Union
51Simon, John LB6-125210/14/19903Ohio State
71Su'a-Filo, Xavier G6-43071/1/19912UCLA
36Swearinger, D.J. SS5-102089/1/19913South Carolina
52Tarpinian, Jeff MLB6-324010/16/19874Iowa
57Tuggle, Justin ILB6-32491/4/19903Kansas State
85Washington, Nate WR6-11838/28/198311Tiffin University
99Watt, J.J. DE6-52893/22/19895Wisconsin
46Weeks, Jon LS5-102462/17/19866Baylor
67White, Cody G6-33037/1/19884Illinois State
75Wilfork, Vince NT6-232511/4/198112Miami (Fla.)
72Witzmann, Bryan T6-73116/16/19902South Dakota State
73Yeatman, Will T6-63154/10/19885Maryland
Roster Analysis
TeamOLine Avg. HtOLine Avg. WtDLine Avg. HtDLine Avg. WtAvg. AgeYoungestOldest
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Position Listing
Keith Browner
News
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Tom Savage
News
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Texans in Week 17 against Jacksonville: Tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf), quarterback Tom Savage (knee), safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo and outside linebacker Jason Ankrah.
Injury
Knee - Missed Week 17 vs. Jacksonville
Tyson Clabo
News
The Texans have listed tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf) and quarterback Tom Savage (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, guard Brandon Brooks (knee, ankle), tackle Tyson Clabo (shoulder), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), running back Arian Foster (rest), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (wrist), cornerback Kareem Jackson (back), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back, finger), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (groin), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were all labeled as probable.

Jeoffrey Pagan
News
The Texans added some more size to their line with the first pick in the sixth round, selecting defensive lineman Jeoffrey Pagan out of the University of Alabama 177th overall.

Pagan is a 6-foot-4, 310-pound lineman who played three seasons at Alabama, racking up 60 tackles and 3 1/2 sacks.  

Jason Ankrah
News
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Texans in Week 17 against Jacksonville: Tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf), quarterback Tom Savage (knee), safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo and outside linebacker Jason Ankrah.
Justin Tuggle
News
The Texans released a lengthy injury report that included 16 players leading up to Week 12 against Cincinnati. 13 of the 16 players on the list were deemed probable.

Kareem Jackson (knee) was the only player ruled out, while Arian Foster (groin) and Max Bullough (hamstring) were deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tyson Clabo (foot), Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Akeem Dent (neck), Jonathan Grimes (ankle), Andre Johnson (rest), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Ryan Mallett (chest), Whitney Mercilus (knee), Mike Mohamed (hip), Darryl Morris (ankle), Jeff Tarpinian (knee) and Justin Tuggle (shoulder).

Alan Bonner
News
The Texans made several roster moves on Sunday, according to the Houston Chronicle. The team waived offensive tackle Anthony Dima and waived injured guard Cody White and wide receiver Alan Bonner
Injury
Foot - IR. Out for season
Andre Hal
News
The Texans declared wideout Andre Johnson (concussion), tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back), defensive back Josh Aubrey, quarterback Thad Lewis, cornerback Andre Hal and guard Xavier Su'a-Filo inactive for the game at Indianapolis.
Jumal Rolle
News
The Texans have listed 13 players on its final injury report leading up to Week 9 against Philadelphia. Jeff Tarpinian (knee) was the only player on the list ruled out for the game. Jadeveon Clowney (knee, illness), Brian Cushing (knee) and Darryl Morris (ankle) were all deemed questionable.

The following players were ruled probable for Sunday: Alfred Blue (ankle), Arian Foster (knee), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Whitney Mercilus (shoulder), Brooks Reed (groin), Jumal Rolle (wrist) and John Simon (ankle).

Ryan Mallett
News
Former Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Texans on Wednesday, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Hoyer will receive $4.75 million guaranteed, La Canfora said.

Hoyer will compete with Ryan Mallett to be Houston's starter. Hoyer, 29, completed 55.3 percent of his passes for 3,326 yards and 12 touchdowns with 13 interceptions in 14 games with Cleveland last season.

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Injury
Pectoral - IR. Out for season
Ryan Pickett
News
The Texans have listed tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf) and quarterback Tom Savage (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, guard Brandon Brooks (knee, ankle), tackle Tyson Clabo (shoulder), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), running back Arian Foster (rest), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (wrist), cornerback Kareem Jackson (back), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back, finger), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (groin), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were all labeled as probable.

DeAndre Hopkins
News
Texans head coach Bill O'Brien is very encouraged by the performance of wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins last season, per ESPN. O'Brien went as far as to say that Hopkins can be one of the best.

"He had a really productive year," Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. "The thing that we really like about Hop and that we want him to continue to do is his work ethic. He’s a hungry player. He works every single day. He came into the spring a year ago and he was learning the offense and thinking out there, then all of a sudden you could see all the work he put in and learning, he just took off."

Due to the departure of wide receiver Andre Johnson, the progression of Hopkins will be under the microscope as he is now the focal point of the passing offense.

"We just want to see him continue and progress," O'Brien said. "We think he can be one of the best, we think he is one of the best. We have a lot of confidence in him and we’re looking forward to seeing him progress when the offseason program starts."

In two years with the Texans, Hopkins has reeled in 128 receptions for 2012 yards and eight touchdowns.

Danieal Manning
News
Texans running back Arian Foster (groin) and linebacker Brian Cushing (back, ankle) are active as expected for the game at Indianapolis after being listed as probable. Other Texans getting the green light include offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee, Achilles), safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee).
Jay Prosch
News
As expected, the Texans have ruled out rookie outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and safety Shiloh Keo (calf) for their Week 3 game against the host Giants.

Most of the other players are their extensive injury report are probable, though featured back Arian Foster (hamstring), offensive lineman Ben Jones (ankle/knee) and safety D.J. Swearinger (elbow) are questionable.

The probables are linebacker Akeem Dent (hamstring), tight ends Garrett Graham (ankle) and C.J. Fiodorowicz (foot), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (illness), defensive end Tim Jamison (groin), wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (foot), nose tackle Louis Nix (wrist) and fullback Jay Prosch (hand).

C.J. Fiedorowicz
News
The Texans have listed tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf) and quarterback Tom Savage (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, guard Brandon Brooks (knee, ankle), tackle Tyson Clabo (shoulder), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), running back Arian Foster (rest), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (wrist), cornerback Kareem Jackson (back), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back, finger), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (groin), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were all labeled as probable.

Jeff Tarpinian
News
The Texans have extended the contract of linebacker Jeff Tarpinian on Tuesday, per the team's official website. Terms of the deal were not made public. Tarpinian, 27, appeared in 14 games last season for Houston and registered 13 tackles and two forced fumbles.

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Cody White
News
The Texans signed offensive lineman Cody White on Thursday, reports NBCSports.com.

White did not play during the 2014 season after sustaining a torn Achilles' tendon in training camp.

D.J. Swearinger
News
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) is active for the game against Tennessee after being listed as probable. He has 64 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in eight games.

Also suiting up for Houston are linebacker Max Bullough (hamstring), offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), safety Kendrick Lewis (knee), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerback Darryl Morris (thigh), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back), safety D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (ankle).

Anthony Denham
News
The Texans enter their Week 14 clash against the Jaguars relatively healthy, with 13 of 16 players on the final injury report deemed probable. Those players include: Tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), tight end Anthony Denham (illness), inside linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), running back Arian Foster (groin), running back Jonathan Grimes (ankle), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), punter Shane Lechler (biceps), tackle Derek Newton (knee) and nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back).

Safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while tight end Garrett Graham (ankle) and outside linebacke Jadeveon Clowney (knee) were ruled out. Clowney's disappointing rookie season has come to an end this week, as the team placed him on season-ending injured reserve and will undergo another surgery on his right knee.
Ben Malena
News
The Cowboys announced several roster moves on Saturday. Dallas waived punter Cody Mandell and waived/injured running back Ben Malena. The club also signed rookie running back D.J. Adams.
Johnathan Joseph
News
The Texans have listed tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf) and quarterback Tom Savage (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, guard Brandon Brooks (knee, ankle), tackle Tyson Clabo (shoulder), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), running back Arian Foster (rest), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (wrist), cornerback Kareem Jackson (back), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back, finger), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (groin), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were all labeled as probable.

Darryl Morris
News
Texans linebacker Brian Cushing (knee) is active for the game against Tennessee after being listed as probable. He has 64 tackles, a sack and a forced fumble in eight games.

Also suiting up for Houston are linebacker Max Bullough (hamstring), offensive tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (knee), safety Kendrick Lewis (knee), linebacker Mike Mohamed (hip), cornerback Darryl Morris (thigh), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back), safety D.J. Swearinger (ankle) and linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (ankle).

Keshawn Martin
News
The Texans got a bunch of offensive contributions in their Week 13 blowout of Tennessee. Wideout Keshawn Martin made a 32-yard catch, tight end Ryan Griffin caught a wide-open swing pass for an 8-yard touchdown and defensive end J.J. Watt hauled in a 1-yard touchdown -- his fifth score this season.

Running back Jonathan Grimes gained 13 yards on five carries, and running back Alfred Blue added 6 yards on seven carries.

They'll all visit the Jaguars in Week 14.

Garrett Graham
News
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Texans in Week 17 against Jacksonville: Tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf), quarterback Tom Savage (knee), safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo and outside linebacker Jason Ankrah.
Injury
Ankle - Missed Week 17 vs. Jacksonville
Uzoma Nwachukwu
News
The Texans finalized their 53-man roster Saturday by placing receiver Alan Bonner (hamstring), tackle Brennan Williams (knee), and linebacker Trevardo Williams (knee) on injured reserve. Houston also released defensive lineman Daniel Muir, defensive tackle David Hunter and receiver Michael Smith with an injury settlement.

In addition, the Texans waived the following 18 players from the roster: defensive end Keith Browner, tight end Jake Byrne, cornerback Roc Carmichael, fullback Tyler Clutts, linebacker Cameron Collins, receiver Andy Cruse, offensive lineman Tyler Horn, defensive end Delano Johnson, running back Dennis Johnson, safety Orhian Johnson, defensive tackle Chris Jones, running back Deji Karim, offensive lineman Alex Kupper, cornerback Elbert Mack, tackle Nate Menkin, linebacker Mike Mohamed, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and safety Jawanza Starling.
Jace Davis
News
The Texans have signed wide receiver Jace Davis to their practice squad. The rookie had been with Baltimore and has yet to play a game in 2014.
Arian Foster
News
Texans coach Bill O'Brien told reporters that running back Arian Foster "has a lot of football left in him" and that team will try to "communicate with him and try to manage his workload" moving forward, per the Houston Chronicle.

O'Brien also noted that running back is a position where they could add some depth in order to compliment their top back.

Foster, 28, has played 21 games in the previous two seasons, and has not played 16 games in a season since 2012 due to an assortment of injuries. In 13 games, Foster took 260 carries for 1,246 yards and eight touchdowns. He also caught 38 passes for 327 yards and five scores in 2014.

Kareem Jackson
News
The Texans have agreed to sign cornerback Kareem Jackson to a four-year deal, worth $8.5 million per year, keeping him off the open market just two days away from the start of free agency, according to ESPN.

"It feels good. The weight is released off of my shoulders. Feels good that I know I'll be back in Houston," Jackson said, per the Houston Chronicle.

The five-year starter for the Texans totaled 57 tackles with three interceptions and nine passes defended in 2014.

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Jeff Adams
News
Texans quarterback Thad Lewis, wide receiver DeVier Posey, cornerback Andre Hal, safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Jeff Adams, tight end Garrett Graham and linebacker Jadeveon Clowney were ruled inactive Week 14 at Jacksonville.
Eddie Pleasant
News
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 

Nate Washington
News
The Texans signed veteran wide receiver Nate Washington on Wednesday, the organization announced

Washington has been in the league since 2005 and is entering his 11th season. His best season came in 2011 with the Titans when he went for 1,023 yards and seven touchdowns. That was the only season Washington has gone over 1,000 yards. 

Washington signed with the Steelers as an undrafted free agent out of Tiffin in 2005. He was a part of both Steelers Super Bowl winning seasons (2005, 2008) before signing with the Titans. 

Cecil Shorts
News
Wide receiver Cecil Shorts is looking forward to a new start with the Texans, reports the team's official website.

“I’m just excited to get there and try and catch a lot of balls and help this team win,” Shorts III said in an interview with Texans Radio on Tuesday. “To pair up with (WR) D-Hop (DeAndre Hopkins) who had a great season last year and some other guys that played well as well. I’m just happy to get there and get things going.” 

After spending his first four seasons with the Jaguars, Shorts is excited about the Texans' offense and the direction the team is headed in going into 2015.

“It feels good,” Shorts III said of joining the Texans. “This organization is definitely a franchise that’s very consistent with winning the last some-odd years. I think it was a great year last year being Bill O’Brien’s first year coming in going 9-7 and right in the playoff hunt and they’re just a franchise going in the right direction.”

The 27-year-old has racked up 176 receptions for 2,343 yards and 12 touchdowns in his career.

Travis Labhart
News
The Texans signed linebacker Ricky Sapp and waived linebacker Jason Ankrah, reports CSNHouston.com. Houston also released wideout Travis Labhart from the practice squad and filled his spot with safety Josh Aubrey.
Jerrell Powe
News
The Texans listed a lengthy injury report for Week 8 against the Titans.

Darryl Morris (ankle) and Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were the only two players on the list ruled out for the divisional clash. Jadeveon Clowney (knee), Brian Cushing (knee), Brooks Reed (groin) and John Simon (ankle) were labeled questionable. Meanwhile, Akeem Dent (wrist), Tim Jamison (groin), Andre Johnson (ankle), Johnathan Joseph (knee), Mike Mohamed (calf) and Jerrell Powe (shoulder) were all deemed probable.

Brian Cushing
News
Texans LB Brian Cushing has had three surgeries since the end of the season. 

In a public appearance on Saturday, Cushing told the Houston Chronicle's John McClain that he's had surgery on his broken right wrist as well as arthroscopic procedures on his left knee and left ankle. 

"It’s not uncommon for stuff like that to happen," he said of the two arthroscopic surgeries. "It’s just little things here and there, the residual effects of two major surgeries and injuries, the wear and tear of playing throughout the season. There were still some things bothering me a little bit. Just went in there and had real good success in both areas."

Cushing has a cast on his wrist. “It’s coming along real well,” he said. “I’m going to start working out a little bit. From a pain standpoint, there’s really nothing going on there. I’m real happy about that. I’m real happy to get the cast off and start doing some physical therapy on it, and I don’t have to worry about it anymore."

Will Yeatman
News
In addition to going without running back Arian Foster and wide receiver Andre Johnson, the Texans have listed the following players as out for Saturday's game against the Falcons: linebacker Brian Cushing; defensive backs Johnathan Joseph, Shiloh Keo, Lonnie Ballentine and Elbert Mack; guards Conor Boffeli and Brandon Brooks; tackle Will Yeatman; defensive tackle Louis Nix III; and wide receiver Mike Thomas.
Damaris Johnson
News
The Texans re-signed slot receiver Damaris Johnson, a restricted free agent, to a one-year, $1 million deal, reports ESPN's Adam Caplan. He caught 31 passes for 331 yards and a touchdown and also served as a punt and kickoff returner.
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Alfred Blue
News
Texans running back Alfred Blue totaled just 15 rushing yards on nine carries Sunday against the Jaguars, but he did have a rushing touchdown in a 27-13 win. It was the first rushing touchdown of his career.

With a 1-yard touchdown run in the third quarter Week 14, Blue became the only player in Texans history to have a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown and return touchdown in the same season.

The Texans are back in action Week 15 at Indianapolis.

Josh Aubrey
News
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Texans in Week 17 against Jacksonville: Tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf), quarterback Tom Savage (knee), safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo and outside linebacker Jason Ankrah.
Xavier Su'a-Filo
News
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Texans in Week 17 against Jacksonville: Tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf), quarterback Tom Savage (knee), safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo and outside linebacker Jason Ankrah.
Tim Jamison
News
The Texans have placed defensive end Tim Jamison on season-ending IR and promoted Keith Browner from the practice squad. 

Jamison played in 13 games for the Texans this year and recorded 19 total tackles with 1.5 sacks. 

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season.
Derek Newton
News
The Texans won't allow Derek Newton to test the free agent market. According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, Houston locked up the right tackle to a five-year, $26.5 million deal with $13.75 million guaranteed, just two days before the start of the free agency period. 

Newton, 27, started 46 games over the last three seasons. He received the highest run-block grade among any right tackles last season, according to Pro Football Focus.

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Duane Brown
News
The Texans have listed nine players as probable Week 5.

Duane Brown, Brian Cushing, Akeem Dent, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Chris Myers and D.J. Swearinger should all be able to go during the contest.

Defensive end Tim Jamison comes into the game listed as questionable. He's dealing with a groin injury and was limited in practice Friday. 

Ben Jones
News
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 

Brandon Brooks
News
The Texans have listed tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf) and quarterback Tom Savage (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, guard Brandon Brooks (knee, ankle), tackle Tyson Clabo (shoulder), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), running back Arian Foster (rest), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (wrist), cornerback Kareem Jackson (back), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back, finger), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (groin), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were all labeled as probable.

Jon Weeks
News
Texans running back Brad Smelley (back), who was listed as questionable Friday, and running back Greg Jones (knee), defensive back Johnathan Joseph (groin), linebacker Joe Mays (knee), offensive lineman Derek Newton (knee), linebacker Darryl Sharpton (ankle), defensive lineman Antonio Smith (knee), offensive lineman Wade Smith (knee), defensive back D.J. Swearinger (foot), linebacker Justin Tuggle (elbow), defensive back Josh Victorian (back), long snapper Jon Weeks (elbow) and quarterback T.J. Yates (back), who were all listed as probable, are active for Week 16 against the Broncos.
Mike Mohamed
News
The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Texans in Week 17 against Jacksonville: Tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf), quarterback Tom Savage (knee), safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo and outside linebacker Jason Ankrah.
Injury
Concussion - Missed Week 17 vs. Jacksonville
A.J. Bouye
News
Every player listed as "probable" on the Texans injury report is active Thursday against the Colts. 

Studs like J.J. Watt, Arian Foster and Brian Cushing will play. Alfred Blue and Ryan Fitzpatrick were also cleared. 

The club will also have A.J. Bouye, Akeem Dent, Tim Jamison, Damaris Johnson, Ben Jones, Johnathan Joseph, Shane Lechler, Derek Newton, Ryan Pickett, Eddie Pleasant, D.J. Swearinger and Jeff Tarpinian available for the contest. All 12 players were listed as probable entering the game. 

Brian Hoyer
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Former Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer will sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Texans on Wednesday, reports CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora. Hoyer will receive $4.75 million guaranteed, La Canfora said.

Hoyer will compete with Ryan Mallett to be Houston's starter. Hoyer, 29, completed 55.3 percent of his passes for 3,326 yards and 12 touchdowns with 13 interceptions in 14 games with Cleveland last season.

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Injury
Right shoulder, biceps - Missed Week 17 at Baltimore
Charles James
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The Texans have signed cornerbacks Charles James and Kendall James to the practice squad. 

Charles James was undrafted, but did make an appearance with the Giants in 2013. He recorded two tackles and induced a fumble. Kendall James was drafted by the Vikings this year, but did not make the 53-man roster. 

Bryan Witzmann
No Updates
Chris Myers
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Free-agent offensive lineman Chris Myers is visiting the Seahawks Monday, ESPN reports.

Myers graded out positively in 2014, ranking 16th out of 41 centers, per Pro Football Focus. He has started every game in each of the last seven seasons for the Texans and could be an option to fill the team's hole at center after Max Unger was traded to New Orleans earlier in March.

Randy Bullock
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With the Texans starting their third quarterback of the season, the team relied heavily on kicker Randy Bullock during the Texans’ 25-13 win over the Ravens Week 16.

Bullock set a franchise record by converting all six of his field goal attempts. Bullock converted from 35, 25, 30, 20, 39 and 33 yards. He also made his lone extra point attempt. Before converting all six field goals, Bullock had never made more than three field goals in any game during his career.

The Texans host the Jaguars Week 17.

Jared Crick
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The Texans have designated the following players as inactive for Sunday's Week 4 matchup with the Bills: quarterback Tom Savage, safeties Shiloh Keo (calf) and Eddie Pleasant (ankle), linebacker Jadeveon Clowney (knee), cornerback A.J. Bouye (groin), wide receiver DeVier Posey and offensive tackle Jeff Adams.

Bouye was questionable to play this week, while Keo, Pleasant and Clowney had all been previously ruled out. Running back Arian Foster (hamstring) and punter Shane Lechler (hip) are active after being listed as questionable. Wide receiver Andre Johnson (ankle), defensive ends Jared Crick (neck) and Tim Jamison (groin), cornerbacks Kareem Jackson (thigh) and Johnathan Joseph (foot/ankle, neck), safety D.J. Swearinger (elbow, hip) and guard Ben Jones (knee) are all active for the game.

Ryan Griffin
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The Saints announced a pair of roster moves on Saturday. The team elevated quarterback Ryan Griffin to the 53-man active roster and placed nose tackle John Jenkins on injured reserve with an abdominal injury.

Jenkins registered 30 combined tackles and a sack in 12 games played.

Louis Nix
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Texans coach Bill O'Brien delivered a message to defensive tackle Louis Nix through the media at the NFL Owners Meetings on Tuesday. 

After praising rookies Jadeveon Clowney and Xavier Su'a-Filo for the work ethic they've shown while rehabbing from injuries, O'Brien was asked about Nix's offseason rehab work. 

"I have not seen Louis Nix," O'Brien said, per ESPN. "I don't know. He’s working out somewhere in Florida I guess. Haven’t seen him."

O'Brien added a caveat, saying, "That’s their prerogative, so don’t read anything into that. When they show back up here for the offseason program, especially the younger players, the younger players need to be ready to roll. So hopefully he’s ready to go."

When asked what changes he'd like to see in Nix, O'Brien landed another shot. ""I would say the ability to make it through a practice," O'Brien said. "That would be the biggest thing I need to see."

Injury
Knee - IR. Out for season
Kourtnei Brown
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The Rams have issued a series of cuts to reach the mandated roster of limit of 53 for the regular season.

Those on the offensive side of the ball are wide receivers Emory Blake, Austin Franklin and Justin Veltung, linemen Sean Hooey, Mitchell Van Dyk, Travis Bond and Brandon Washington, quarterback Garrett Gilbert and tight end Brad Smelley.

Defenders now gone are linemen Kourtnei Brown, Matt Conrath and Deantre Harlan, defensive backs Christian Bryant, Darren Woodard, Avery Cunningham and Greg Reid and linebackers Aaron Hill, Etienne Sabino, Phillip Seward and Lawrence Wilson.

The Rams also placed wideout Stedman Bailey on the reserved/suspended list.

Max Bullough
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The Texans placed linebacker Max Bullough on injured reserve and promoted tight end Anthony Denham from the practice squad, reports ESPN.com.
Injury
Undisclosed - IR. Out for season
Jadeveon Clowney
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Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney believes that he is recovering well from microfracture surgery, reports ESPN. Clowney thinks that he can get back to being the player he was prior to the surgery.

"I'm very confident about that," Clowney said, speaking for the first time since his Dec. 8 surgery. "This rehab's going to help me a lot to get back towards playing."

Clowney was forced to stay off his feet for almost two months following the procedure on his knee.

"Oh man, I thought it was going to be real rough but I had my family around me a lot so it kind of went by fast being at home," he said. "The minute they told me I could walk I took off."

"Rehab is (a lot) tougher than playing," Clowney said. "You gotta be in there earlier than everybody, you've gotta leave later than everybody. That's a lot tougher than playing."

In four games played as a rookie, the former first overall draft pick in 2014 registered seven tackles. 

Terrance Parks
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As expected, the Texans have signed Thad Lewis to take the roster spot vacated when fellow quarterback Ryan Mallett was placed on IR.

The team has also added safety Terrance Parks to the practice squad.

Vince Wilfork
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After spending 11 seasons with the Patriots, Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork is ready to put pressure on his new teammates and coaches to raise their performance levels, according to the team's official website.

"You have to put pressure on each individual, and that’s what I’m going to do," Wilfork said. "I’m going to put pressure on everybody. Not just myself. Not just the older guys. Not just J.J. (Watt). The quarterback. The coaches. No. It’s everybody."

"I’m not a rah-rah guy," Wilfork said. "And that’s one of the things that they’ll get to know quick. I love to have fun. I have the passion. I love the game. But if I need to say something, I will say something."

Entering his 12th season, the five-time All-Pro selection has recorded 516 total tackles, 16 sacks, 25 passes defensed, three interceptions and four forced fumbles.

Jonathan Grimes
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The Texans enter their Week 14 clash against the Jaguars relatively healthy, with 13 of 16 players on the final injury report deemed probable. Those players include: Tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), tight end Anthony Denham (illness), inside linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), running back Arian Foster (groin), running back Jonathan Grimes (ankle), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), punter Shane Lechler (biceps), tackle Derek Newton (knee) and nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back).

Safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while tight end Garrett Graham (ankle) and outside linebacke Jadeveon Clowney (knee) were ruled out. Clowney's disappointing rookie season has come to an end this week, as the team placed him on season-ending injured reserve and will undergo another surgery on his right knee.
John Simon
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Texans featured back Arian Foster is listed as questionable for the Sunday game in Cleveland, but various report have him as likely sidelined. If that is the case, only he and cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee) will be absent. Jackson has already been ruled out.

The probables including premier linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and Brian Cushing, both with knee injuries, as well as Brooks Reed (groin), Jeff Tarpinian (knee), Justin Tuggle (shoulder) and John Simon (ankle). Cornerbacks Johnathan Joseph (concussion/knee) and Darryl Morris (ankle) are also probable.

DeVier Posey
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The following players have been ruled as inactive for the Texans in Week 17 against Jacksonville: Tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf), quarterback Tom Savage (knee), safety Josh Aubrey, offensive tackle Xavier Su'a-Filo and outside linebacker Jason Ankrah.
Injury
Calf - Missed Week 17 vs. Jacksonville
Lonnie Ballentine
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Texans safety Lonnie Ballentine was placed on injured reserve Monday. Ballentine was the last pick of this year's draft.
Injury
Unspecified - IR. Out for season
Tevita Finau
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The Jets have cut their roster down to 53 by waiving a number of players.

Those on offense are quarterback Tajh Boyd and Matt Simms, wide receivers Clyde Gates and Stephen Hill, running backs Daryl Richardson and Alex Green, tight end Chris Pantale, linemen Brent Qvale and Caleb Schlauderaff.

The defenders imclude defensive backs Rontez Miles, Jeremy Reeves, Johnny Patrick, Dimitri Patterson and Brandon Dixon, linemen Zach Thompson, Kerry Hyder and Tevita Finau and linebackers Garrett McIntyre and A.J. Edds.

Linebacker Antwan Barnes has been placed on the PUP list.

Shane Lechler
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The Texans enter their Week 14 clash against the Jaguars relatively healthy, with 13 of 16 players on the final injury report deemed probable. Those players include: Tackle Tyson Clabo (foot), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (knee), tight end Anthony Denham (illness), inside linebacker Akeem Dent (neck), running back Arian Foster (groin), running back Jonathan Grimes (ankle), cornerback Kareem Jackson (knee), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), punter Shane Lechler (biceps), tackle Derek Newton (knee) and nose tackle Ryan Pickett (back).

Safety Danieal Manning (hamstring) was the only player on the report deemed questionable, while tight end Garrett Graham (ankle) and outside linebacke Jadeveon Clowney (knee) were ruled out. Clowney's disappointing rookie season has come to an end this week, as the team placed him on season-ending injured reserve and will undergo another surgery on his right knee.
Matt Feiler
No Updates
Akeem Dent
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The Texans will re-sign veteran linebacker Akeem Dent to a two-year contract, according to a report from ESPN's Josina Anderson

Dent started seven games a year ago for the Texans in his first season with Houston. He was originally selected in the third round of the 2011 draft by the Falcons. The Falcons traded Dent to the Texans for backup quarterback T.J. Yates in 2014. 

In his four-year career, Dent has totaled 174 tackles and 2 1/2 sacks. 

David Quessenberry
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Texans offensive tackle David Quessenberry, diagnosed with lymphoma last June, said he now in remission. 

"I finished radiation two weeks ago," Quessenberry said, via Houston's ABC 13. "I'm officially in remission. I love saying that. I'm in remission and I'm starting into my maintenance phase."

Quessenberry missed the entire 2014 season as he underwent cancer treatment. It's unclear if Quessenberry will be able to participate in any offseason activities with the Texans. He's under contract through the 2016 season. 

Quessenberry was taken in the sixth round of the 2013 draft by the Texans. 

Whitney Mercilus
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The Texans have listed tight end Garrett Graham (ankle), inside linebacker Mike Mohamed (concussion), wide receiver DeVier Posey (calf) and quarterback Tom Savage (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against Jacksonville.

Meanwhile, guard Brandon Brooks (knee, ankle), tackle Tyson Clabo (shoulder), inside linebacker Brian Cushing (ankle), tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz (shoulder), running back Arian Foster (rest), wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins (wrist), cornerback Kareem Jackson (back), wide receiver Andre Johnson (rest), cornerback Johnathan Joseph (ankle), outside linebacker Whitney Mercilus (back, finger), nose tackle Ryan Pickett (groin), guard Xavier Su'a-Filo (back) and inside linebacker Jeff Tarpinian (knee) were all labeled as probable.

J.J. Watt
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Defensive end J.J. Watt is doing his part to free up some cap space for the Texans. 

According to a report from ESPN, Watt has restructured his deal, which will create $8 million in salary cap room for the upcoming season. His $10 million roster bonus has been converted to a signing bonus. 

His cap figure will now drop from over $21.969 million to roughly $13.969 million. 

Watt was a terror for opposing quarterbacks a year ago as he recorded 20.5 sacks. 

Rahim Moore
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Former Broncos safety Rahim Moore has agreed to terms with the Texans, according to a report from ESPN's Adam Schefter. 

Moore was a second-round selection out of UCLA by the Broncos in the 2011 NFL draft. In his four seasons with Denver, Moore totaled 196 tackles and eight interceptions. Four of those interceptions came this past season. 

However, Moore will long be linked with allowing Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco pass to go over his head and into the arms of receiver Jacoby Jones for a late 70-yard touchdown in a divisional round playoff game following the 2012 regular season. The Ravens won that game in double overtime as a result. 

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