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  • Texans Release Duke Johnson

    The Houston Texans released running back Duke Johnson on Friday, according to a source. Johnson was set to have a salary cap hit of more than $5 million, so the team will move on instead. After playing in all 16 games in his first season with Houston in 2019 while carrying the ball 83 times for 410 yards and two touchdowns -- he also caught 44 passes for 410 yards and three more scores -- Johnson played in only 11 games in 2020 and had 77 carries for 235 yards and a TD while adding 28 catches for 249 yards and another score. The 27-year-old spent four years in Cleveland before a trade sent him to Houston in 2019. The Texans could also decide to cut David Johnson after acquiring him from the Cardinals in the swap that included All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins when former head coach Bill O'Brien was still calling the shots.

    Feb 26 · Source via Texans Duke Johnson
  • Texans Still Unwilling To Talk Deshaun Watson Trade

    The Houston Texans remain unwilling to talk about quarterback Deshaun Watson with other teams, with some clubs resorting to leaving voicemails with their trade offers, according to sources. Watson spoke with head coach David Culley recently, but the two have yet to meet in person. The 25-year-old franchise signal-caller hasn't backed off his demands to be dealt, but the Texans aren't budging. This situation will continue to be the biggest offseason storyline as we head into the new league year next month. Even without All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins as his top receiver in 2020, Watson finished as the No. 4 fantasy QB behind Josh Allen, Kyler Murray and Aaron Rodgers. He could land in a better situation if he's ultimately traded, but even if he stays in Houston, Watson will be a top-tier, dual-threat fantasy quarterback.

    Feb 25 · Source via Texans Deshaun Watson
  • J.J. Watt Has Offers From Multiple Teams

    Free-agent defensive lineman J.J. Watt has received contract offers from multiple teams, according to league sources. The largest offer on the table is believed to be worth between $15 million and $16 million. The Cleveland Browns are one of the teams interested in the pass-rusher, but it's unclear if they have submitted an offer to the five-time Pro Bowler. The three-time Defensive Player of the Year was released by the Houston Texans earlier this month after a decade-long run with the team. Around a dozen teams, including the Browns, Pittsburgh Steelers, Tennessee Titans and Buffalo Bills, expressed interest in Watt shortly after his release. The soon-to-be 32-year-old ranked 15th out of 119 qualified pass-rushers in pass-rush win rate in 2020. Watt has been slowed by injuries in recent seasons, but he can still make a huge impact with any team that signs him.

    Feb 25 · Source via Texans J.J. Watt
  • Texans Unlikely To Retain Will Fuller

    Feb 24 · Pro Football Rumors Texans Will Fuller
  • Texans Release Eddie Vanderdoes

    The Houston Texans released defensive tackle Eddie Vanderdoes on Wednesday. The 26-year-old opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns over COVID-19 after playing in three games for the Texans in 2019, collecting eight tackles while playing 78 defensive snaps and two special teams snaps. Vanderdoes was originally drafted in the third round out of UCLA in 2017 by the Raiders, playing in 16 games (13) starts in his rookie season while tallying 18 combined tackles (two for loss) and two QB hits. But he suffered a torn ACL in Week 17 that season and missed all of the 2018 campaign before being released by Las Vegas in 2019. He was due $990,000 in 2021, and his release won't trigger a dead-money hit against the salary cap.

    Feb 24 · Source via Texans Eddie Vanderdoes
  • Texans Re-Sign Two RFAs, Dismiss C.J. Leak

    Feb 23 · Pro Football Rumors Texans Gregory Howell Cornell Armstrong
  • Texans Releasing Senio Kelemete

    The Houston Texans are releasing versatile veteran offensive lineman Senio Kelemete on Tuesday, according to the league's transaction wire. The move will create around $1.5 million in salary cap space. The 30-year-old has started 42 games in his career. The Texans also released linebacker Peter Kalambayi on Tuesday. Kelemete, a fifth-round pick by the Arizona Cardinals in 2012 out of the University of Washington, has spent eight years in the NFL with Arizona, New Orleans and Houston. The 30-year-old played in 14 games in 2020, starting five of them. Kelemete has extensive experience at both right and left guard in his career and will be looking to latch on with another team to provide quality offensive line depth.

    Feb 23 · Source via Texans Senio Kelemete
  • Texans Re-Sign Dontrell Hilliard

    The Houston Texans are re-signing running back/kick returner Dontrell Hilliard to a one-year deal worth $1.25 million on Monday, according to a source. Hilliard, who was set to become a restricted free agent, will receive $200,000 guaranteed. The soon-to-be 26-year-old played in seven games with the Cleveland Browns and Texans in 2020, but he was mostly a special teams player, as he carried the ball only nine times (all with Cleveland) for 48 yards. Hilliard didn't see a carry or a pass thrown his way in just two games played for the Texans last season. In four seasons in the NFL, he has 22 carries for 97 yards (4.4 yards per attempt) and two rushing touchdowns while catching 22 passes for 199 yards. Hilliard will provide depth behind David Johnson, Duke Johnson and Buddy Howell.

    Feb 22 · Source via Texans Dontrell Hilliard
  • Dolphins Expect To Be In Watson Mix

    Feb 19 · Pro Football Rumors Dolphins Texans Tua Tagovailoa Deshaun Watson
  • Panthers Planning Big Deshaun Watson Push

    Feb 17 · Pro Football Rumors Panthers Texans Teddy Bridgewater Deshaun Watson
  • Steelers, Bills, Browns, Titans Among Teams Interested In J.J. Watt

    Feb 12 · Pro Football Rumors Bills Raiders Titans Steelers Browns Texans J.J. Watt
  • Texans Release J.J. Watt

    Feb 12 · Pro Football Rumors Texans J.J. Watt