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  1. Will Texans extend J.J. Watt's contract?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Houston Texans have a pair of interesting contract quandaries as training camp nears. Andre Johnson, who is 33 and has three years remaining on his current contract, continues to holdout, because he wants to be traded. On the other end of the spe...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  2. Why Texans won't trade Andre

    Tom Carpenter

    The buzz surrounding Andre Johnson's absence from offseason workouts with the Houston Texans picked up Thursday, as word came that he isn't sure if he will be with the team for training camp or Week 1 of the regular season. Clearly, Johnson would ...

    Blog | July 11, 2014
  3. Will Andre return for camp, Week 1?

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: As noted below, Andre Johnson appears open to rejoining the Houston Texans. However, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported Thursday that four teams have expressed interest in acquiring Johnson, who is not happy about being denied a $1 million work...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  4. MVP upside in Matt Ryan?

    Tom Carpenter

    Only Ryan Tannehill and Joe Flacco were sacked more often than Matt Ryan last season, and no one was pressured more often. With that in mind, the Atlanta Falcons made some significant changes to their O-line this offseason in order to keep him uprigh...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  5. Checking in on Johnson's holdout

    Tom Carpenter

    There has been no change to the status of Andre Johnson's holdout from the Houston Texans this offseason. He remains at odds with the direction of the team, and no immediate end appears in sight. Skipping an offseason of workouts is nothing out of...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  6. No minicamp for Andre this week?

    Tom Carpenter

    WR Andre Johnson has skipped all offseason activities with the Houston Texans because he isn't happy about the direction of the team at this stage of his career. It has been expected that Johnson would remain away from the team during this week's man...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  7. Latest on Pitta's health, upside

    Tom Carpenter

    Late last July, tight end Dennis Pitta dislocated and fractured his hip. He returned for the final four games of the season but still is shaking the rust off. "I feel good. I feel really healthy. I feel 100 percent," he said. "But there are still ...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  8. Will Ravens lean on rushing attack?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Baltimore Ravens saw their rushing attack drop from 11th in the NFL in 2012 (1,901 yards) to 30th in 2013 (1,328 yards). They attempted only 21 fewer rushes in 2013, but their yards per carry dipped by 1.2 yards. During the offseason, the Ravens ...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  9. Impact of Andre Johnson's absence

    Tom Carpenter

    Venerable veteran wide receiver Andre Johnson came through on his promise to skip OTAs, because he isn't happy with the current state of the Houston Texans. For a player who typically keeps his opinions to himself, it's a bit surprising. Nonetheless,...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  10. Expectations for Foster in '14

    Tom Carpenter

    After battling calf, hamstring and back problems (eventually requiring surgery) last season, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster appears to be healthy and has been taking part in offsesaon workouts. "I'm back," Foster said, per the Houston Chronicle. "...

    Blog | May 22, 2014
  11. Is Andre Johnson's contract tradable?

    Tom Carpenter

    WR Andre Johnson's frustrations with the state of the Houston Texans appeared to reach the point Tuesday where he questioned if he should remain there. "I've been thinking about things this offseason," Johnson said. "Kind of wonder if this is stil...

    Blog | May 14, 2014
  12. Carr 2.0 for Texans on Day 2?

    Tom Carpenter

    The Houston Texans ended up holding on to the top overall pick, eschewing their need at quarterback, and taking Jadeveon Clowney. With Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater off of the board now, the top remaining quarterbacks include De...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  13. Clowney penciled in as OLB?

    Tom Carpenter

    When debating whether Jadeveon Clowney should go No. 1 overall, most of the skepticism regarded his work ethic. There also were concerns specific to the Houston Texans about how he would fit into their base 3-4 defense. It appears that the plan at fi...

    Blog | May 09, 2014
  14. Latest buzz on Texans and No. 1 pick

    Tom Carpenter

    UPDATE: Tom E. Curran of CSNNE.com reports that, "A source tells me Ryan Mallett to the Texans may soon be done." Nothing is final, though: "Not a done deal at all but the machinations have begun. Second source says nothing doing at the moment on ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  15. What HOU could charge for No. 1 pick

    Tom Carpenter

    We are two days away from the start of the NFL draft, and smokescreens, rumors and disinformation abound. No one knows who will be taken first overall or even which team will be drafting when the clock winds down to the No. 1 pick. By all accounts...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  16. Will Rams take Sammy Watkins?

    Tom Carpenter

    How the St. Louis Rams handle the No. 2 overall pick in the draft remains entirely up in the air. They could trade the pick or draft Jadeveon Clowney (if the Houston Texans don't do so at No. 1), a top O-lineman or WR Sammy Watkins. The Rams have dow...

    Blog | May 04, 2014