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Texans' Neville Hewitt: Back with Texans
Hewitt signed a one-year contract with the Texans on Saturday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Hewitt became a free agent this offseason, but he decided to re-join the team he spent last season with. Hewitt had his moments last season, and his role in 2022 will depend on whether or not the Texans bring in more options at the middle linebacker spot.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Neville Hewitt: Back from COVID list
Hewitt (undisclosed) was activated from the reserve/COVID-19 list Wednesday.
Hewitt landed on the COVID list Monday but was able to quickly clear the health and safety protocols. He's played every defensive snap the past two games for Houston and has 21 tackles (13 solo) during that stretch.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Neville Hewitt: Placed on COVID-19 list
The Texans placed Hewitt (undisclosed) on the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.
It's not yet clear whether Hewitt has tested positive for COVID-19 or whether he'll be available for Sunday's game against San Francisco. The 28-year-old has logged double-digit tackles in each of the last two games, but Connor Strachan could see additional playing time if Hewitt, Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee/illness) and Tae Davis (illness) are unavailable Sunday.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Neville Hewitt: Double-digit stops in win
Hewitt had 10 tackles (five solo) during Sunday's 30-16 win over the Jaguars.
With Kamu Grugier-Hill and Christian Kirksey sidelined due to COVID-19 protocols, Hewitt played all 66 defensive snaps and recorded his second game of the season with double-digit tackles. His last 10-tackle performance came in Week 9, when Kirksey was unavailable due to a thumb injury. Hewitt will likely revert back to his reserve role in Week 16 if Grugier-Hill and Kirksey both clear protocols.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Neville Hewitt: Stars in first start
Hewitt notched 10 tackles (six solo) during Sunday's 17-9 loss to the Dolphins.
Christian Kirksey (thumb) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, which allowed Hewitt to step into the starting role. He did not disappoint, as he notched a team-high 10 tackles. The 28-year-old linebacker will likely be worth IDP consideration while Kirksey is sidelined.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Neville Hewitt: Warming up with first team
Hewitt is the starting middle linebacker during warmups ahead of Sunday's contest against the Dolphins, Brooks Kubena of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Christian Kirksey (thumb) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, which opens up an opportunity for Hewitt to draw the start at middle linebacker. The 28-year-old has played a small role for the Texans so far this season, but he made 134 tackles across 16 appearances for the Jets last season.... See More ... See Less
Texans' Neville Hewitt: Finds home in Houston
The Texans are signing Hewitt to a one-year contract Friday, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.
Hewitt notched a career-high 134 tackles (91 solo) last season, when injuries thrust him into the lead role among New York's linebacker corps. In his previous five seasons in the league, Hewitt had never surpassed 75 stops. Houston's defensive scheme already boasts two starting inside linebackers in Zach Cunningham and Christian Kirksey, however, so Hewitt stands to return to a depth role for the 2021 season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Finishes season with 134 tackles
Hewitt racked up seven solo tackles in Sunday's season finale against the Patriots and finishes the year with a team-high 134 tackles.
Hewitt also picked up two sacks as the leader of New York's depleted linebacker corps while blowing his previous high of 75 tackles out of the water. The Jets will likely look to bring back the free agent this offseason to pair Hewitt with C.J. Mosley, who is expected to return after opting out of the 2020 season due to COVID-19 concerns. There's room for both players to start at inside linebacker in the Jets' 3-4 scheme.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Leading tackler in first win
Hewitt totaled a team-high 10 tackles (seven solo) in Sunday's 23-20 win over the Rams.
Hewitt helped the Jets keep Los Angeles' rushing attack in check, as the Rams' three running backs combined for 65 rushing yards on 17 carries. The 27-year-old linebacker has 122 tackles with two games to play.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Another strong tackling effort
Hewitt racked up nine tackles (eight solo) and two tackles for loss in Sunday's 40-3 loss to Seattle.
Hewitt tied fellow linebacker Harvey Langi for the team lead in tackles. He has been one of the few consistently productive players for the winless Jets.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Crosses 100-tackle threshold
Hewitt compiled 12 tackles (nine solo), a sack and a tackle for loss in Sunday's 31-28 loss to the Raiders.
Hewitt was the Jets' leading tackler, as the team limited a Vegas running game that struggled without Josh Jacobs (ankle). The secondary didn't hold up its end of the bargain, however, surrendering three passing touchdowns to Derek Carr, including a 46-yarder to Henry Ruggs with five seconds to go. Hewitt has 103 tackles through 12 games and has chipped in a sack in each of the last two.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Notches first sack of 2020
Hewitt registered six tackles, one sack, a forced fumble and a 17-yard fumble-recovery return during Sunday's 20-3 loss the Dolphins.
Hewitt was a one-man wrecking crew once again Week 12, notching a sack-forced fumble on Miami quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick in the third quarter, and scooping up a Patrick Laird fumble for a sizeable return two Dolphins possessions later. Hewitt has already smashed his previous career high in tackles (75) by reaching 91 with five games still remaining in the regular-season slate. He has 27 starts to his name as a member of the Jets the past three seasons, after starting just seven games for Miami over his first three years in the league.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Climbs to career-best 85 tackles
Hewitt racked up 11 tackles (nine solo) and a tackle for loss in Sunday's 34-28 loss to the Chargers.
Hewitt was one of three Jets defenders to record double-digit tackles as the Chargers dominated time of possession, joining Harvey Langi and Ashtyn Davis. The 27-year-old linebacker has already set a new career high with 85 tackles and still has six games left to build on that total, starting with a Week 12 tilt against Miami.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Eight tackles in latest loss
Hewitt recorded eight tackles (four solo) in Sunday's 35-9 loss to Kansas City.
Hewitt's up to 67 tackles through eight games, as New York's defense continues to spend the majority of the game on the field, with the offense failing to hold up its end of the bargain. Fellow linebacker Avery Williamson, who had one more tackle than Hewitt in this one, was traded to Pittsburgh later Sunday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports, so Hewitt could have even more tackle opportunities moving forward.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Keeps racking up tackles
Hewitt finished with 13 tackles (10 solo) in Sunday's 18-10 loss to the Bills.
Hewitt tied fellow middle linebacker Avery Williamson for the team lead in tackles and set a new career high in the category. He has 59 tackles this season and is primed to make a sizable addition to that total in Week 8 against a Chiefs team that will likely dominate in time of possession.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Gets 10 tackles in loss
Hewitt recorded 10 tackles (four solo), a tackle for loss and a pass defensed in Sunday's 30-10 loss to the Cardinals.
Hewitt continues to rack up the tackles on a Jets defense that struggles to get off the field. He's up to 39 tackles through five games, putting Hewitt more than halfway to the career-high 75 he totaled last season.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Racks up nine tackles in Week 4
Hewitt had one tackle for loss among his team-high nine tackles (five solo) in Thursday's 37-28 loss to the Broncos.
Hewitt has been an active tackler for New York, racking up 29 tackles through four weeks and at least six in every game. The 27-year-old linebacker is a steady presence in a defense that's prone to major mistakes at many of its other positions.... See More ... See Less
Jets' Neville Hewitt: Notches eight stops in loss
Hewitt posted eight tackles and a pass breakup in Sunday's 27-27 loss to the Bills.
Hewitt played every defensive snap in Sunday's divisional loss, and with the Jets' linebacker corps banged up, Hewitt stepped up. He recorded eight or more tackles in just four of 12 games last season, but with Avery Williamson (hamstring) and Blake Cashman (groin) potentially missing Week 2's game versus the 49ers, Hewitt could log another full workload and be a valuable IDP presence.... See More ... See Less
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