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Recent News
January 22, 2016

TEXANS MAKE COACHING CHANGES

HOUSTON – The Houston Texans have hired Larry Izzo as special teams coordinator, Sean Ryan as wide receivers coach and Anthony Weaver as defensive line coach.

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January 20, 2016

TEXANS DE J.J. WATT NAMED PFWA DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

HOUSTON – Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt was named Defensive Player of the Year by the Pro Football Writers of America today. Watt, who also won the award in 2012 and 2014, joins Bruce Smith (1990, 1993 and 1996) and Reggie White (1987, 1991 and 1998) as the only players to earn the distinction three times. Watt is also the first player in NFL history to win the award in back-to-back seasons.

 

The accolade is the latest in a growing list of honors for Watt, who was named to the Pro Bowl, Associated Press All-Pro First Team and PFWA All-NFL team for the fourth consecutive year following another dominant season.

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January 19, 2016

TEXANS LS JON WEEKS ADDED TO PRO BOWL

HOUSTON – Houston Texans LS Jon Weeks has been added to the 2016 NFL Pro Bowl, the league announced today. Weeks will be making his first appearance in the NFL’s all-star game, which kicks off on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

 

Weeks served as the long snapper on extra points, field goals, and punts in every game for the Texans this season. The six-year veteran also had a career-high eight special teams tackles and one fumble recovery in the regular season. Weeks passed former Texan Bryan Pittman (95) for the eighth-most career regular season games played in franchise history.

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January 14, 2016

2015 Houston Texans Season In Review

The 2015 Houston Texans Season In Review includes Game Summaries, Player Bios, Miscellaneous Stats, and Team Records:  (more)

January 11, 2016

TEXANS TRANSACTIONS (1/11)

HOUSTON – The Houston Texans signed the following nine players to reserve/future contracts:
 
          NFL  
NAME POS HT WT AGE EXP COLLEGE
Karim Barton G 6-3 313 24 1 Morgan State
Dalton Freeman C 6-5 291 25 2 Clemson
Kenny Hilliard RB 5-11 226 24 R LSU
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January 10, 2016

Houston Texans Transcripts (1/10): Bill O'Brien, Jadeveon Clowney, J.J. Watt and more

HEAD COACH BILL O'BRIEN
Opening statement:

“Just like I said after the game yesterday, I haven’t had a whole lot of time to reflect on the year, but I’ll definitely say that I’m proud of this team. Proud of these guys, they overcame some adversity during the season and proud to be associated with them. Certainly, not the way that any of us wanted the season to end. It’s not good. It’s a feeling that will linger for a long time. I know for me personally, it’s going to drive me to try to be a better coach, try to help this organization get to where we all want it to get to. Games like yesterday, you know, they really only have meaning if you build on them and use them for future success...
 

DE J.J. WATT

Feel any better this morning?

“No, not in the slightest.”

 

How are you doing physically?

“Not so hot, but we’ll get it taken care of and I’ll be fine.”

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January 07, 2016

Houston Texans Transcripts (1/7): Bill O'Brien, Brian Cushing, J.J. Watt, Vince Wilfork and more

HEAD COACH BILL O'BRIEN

Opening statement:
“Not much to update you on today.  I'd say Jadeveon Clowney is day-to-day.  He moved around a little bit today, and Nate Washington, same thing.  Had a good practice today, and open it up for questions.”
 
Talk about OLB Whitney Mercilus winning AFC Defensive Player of the Month. What’s his impact been? 
“Yeah, he's done a good job.  It's a combination of his own work ethic and his attitude and his work ethic in the weight room, on the practice field.  I think he's coached very well by (Linebackers Coach) Mike (Vrabel).  So he's done a good job for us.  He's one of our most improved players in the two years we’ve been here.  He deserves a lot of credit for that.”

DE J.J. WATT
How do you control playoff emotions do you want to control playoff emotions? 
“For the most part you treat it just like a normal game. There is some added emotion, added energy, added excitement and you need to harbor that and use it the right way and channel it to use it for positive and don't let it overwhelm you. Having been here and played in four playoff games now since I've been here, I think I've got a handle on how to do that. But I think for the most part you don't treat it a whole lot differently than the other game besides using the crowd's energy.”


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January 07, 2016

Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus Named AFC Defensive Player of the Month for December

HOUSTON – The NFL has named Houston Texans OLB Whitney Mercilus the AFC Defensive Player of the Month for December. It is the first time in Mercilus’ career he has won the award and 13th time a Houston Texan has been named Player of the Month in franchise history. Mercilus compiled 17 tackles (10 solo), 5.5 sacks for 23.5 yards, seven quarterback hits, three tackles for loss, a forced fumble, a fumble recovery and one pass defensed in five games. He posted at least one sack in three of the five games and a quarterback hit in four of the five. 

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