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  • Bills GM Brandon Beane Addresses Stefon Diggs Trade

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    The Bills' receiver room was positioned to undergo change during the early portion of free agency with Gabe Davis expectedly departing on the open market. Buffalo followed that up with the blockbuster deal which sent Stefon Diggs to the Texans. The Bills originally intended to keep Diggs in the fold for at least one more season, viewing the [...]

    May 28 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Buffalo Bills Stefon Diggs
  • Nico Collins, Texans Agree On A Contract Extension

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    According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Texans and wide receiver Nico Collins agreed on a three-year, $72.75 million extension. The wideout, who will make $52 million in guaranteed cash on his new deal, had a breakout season in 2023-24, amassing 80 catches for 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns. While Houston added Stefon Diggs and Joe Mixon to the equation, two players who will command targets during the 2024-25 campaign, Collins remains a viable fantasy option in any format, considering the Texans could be one of the NFL's highest-scoring offenses.

    May 28 · Source via Houston Texans Nico Collins
  • Kenyon Green Healthy And Ready To Compete

    Houston Texans offensive guard Kenyon Green (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the team's preseason win over the New Orleans Saints last fall and spent the entire 2023 campaign on Injured Reserve. It was an injury that Green had been dealing with since May. The 23-year-old has since made great progress and was participating at organized team activities last week. "Kenyon has done a really great job of putting himself in a position to compete," head coach DeMeco Ryans said. "He did a great job of working throughout the offseason. We know he had the surgery last season, so he was battling back, rehabbing." Green started 14 of 15 games as a rookie in 2022 and allowed 47 pressures, 31 hurries, 12 QB hits and five sacks at left guard while playing through a knee injury. Now healthy, the former first-rounder will have a chance this summer to reclaim his starting role.

    May 28 · Source via Houston Texans
  • 'We want to put defenses in a bind': Texans plan to deploy WR trio of Diggs, Collins, Dell

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    Houston coach DeMeco Ryans is ready to open up the playbook with Stefon Diggs, Nico Collins and Tank Dell.

    May 28 · ESPN Houston Texans Nico Collins Tank Dell Stefon Diggs
  • Joe Mixon, Dameon Pierce Viewed As A "One-Two Punch"

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    According to Houston Texans head coach DeMeco Ryans, running back Dameon Pierce will have a role this season. While Joe Mixon is believed to be the No. 1 option on the depth chart, it appears Pierce could have a bigger function than anticipated. "I see Dameon having a very clear headspace as we are out working, and I think that will allow him to have a really productive year this year, " said Ryans during an interview with the Houston Chronicle. "He has everything it takes to be a really good running back for us, and I think him and Joe as a one-two punch would be very beneficial for us all." Of course, it remains to be seen how things will work out for the revamped Texans' offense. However, it seems Mixon and Pierce could collectively remain productive enough to exceed expectations during the 2024-25 campaign, although it will be tough to tell which player will be the most productive from week to week.

    May 25 · Source via Houston Texans Joe Mixon Dameon Pierce
  • Texans Still Have Plans For Dameon Pierce

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    Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce saw his numbers take a hit in his sophomore season in 2023 while being relegated to a complementary role behind Devin Singletary. Pierce rushed for 416 yards and only two touchdowns while averaging 2.9 yards per carry while also dealing with an ankle injury. He had 939 rushing yards and four TDs as a Pro Bowl alternate in his rookie season. The Texans traded for Pro Bowl RB Joe Mixon this offseason and signed him to a three-year, $27 million extension while also drafting rookie Jawhar Jordan, but they still have plans for Pierce in 2024. The 24-year-old figures to be a chance-of-pace option behind Mixon and on kickoff returns. Pierce has looked strong, compact and quick during OTAs this week. Head coach DeMeco Ryans said, "I think him and Joe as a one-two punch, would be very beneficial for us all."

    May 23 · Source via Houston Texans Dameon Pierce
  • Kenyon Green Back At Full Strength, In Mix For Texans’ LG Job

    Offensive line injuries represented part of the reason the Texans burned through their eight IR activations last season, but multiple pieces were unable to return following injuries. Kenyon Green was among them. Chosen 15th in the 2022 draft, Green worked as the Texans' primary left guard starter as a rookie but did not play at [...]

    May 22 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans
  • Tank Dell Taking Part In OTAs

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (leg) was back in his element at organized team activities on Tuesday while running routes. Dell has proved to be extremely resilient this offseason after recovering from a gunshot wound to his leg as a victim of a mass shooting in Florida after he previously suffered a season-ending broken fibula in his rookie season in 2023. The 24-year-old third-round pick last year out of Houston was a young star on the rise while catching passes from quarterback C.J. Stroud before suffering a broken fibula, as he caught 47 of his 75 targets for 709 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games (eight starts). There's a lot to like about Dell's long-term outlook, but unfortunately he could take a step back in Year 2 after the Texans added Stefon Diggs this offseason to a wideout room that already included Nico Collins, Noah Brown and Robert Woods.

    May 21 · Source via Houston Texans Tank Dell
  • Dylan Horton Finishes Cancer Treatment

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    Houston Texans defensive end Dylan Horton posted a video of himself on Thursday ringing the bell, signaling his last radiation treatment after being diagnosed with Stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma. Horton took a leave of absence from the team on Nov. 22 of last year, citing a "personal matter." He learned on Dec. 1 that he had Stage 4 Hodgkin's lymphoma. It put an end to Horton's rookie season in the NFL in 2023, but he issued a statement in March that he was in remission and was trending in a positive direction with hopes of eventually returning to play for Houston. Horton was a fourth-round pick last year out of TCU. In his 10 games played for the Texans last year before learning of his cancer diagnosis, Horton had 13 tackles (one for loss) and two QB hits.

    May 19 · Source via Houston Texans Dylan Horton
  • Tank Dell Resumes Running

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (leg) has made a speedy recovery from a gunshot wound, and his trainer Delfonte Diamond posted videos of him running routes and performing drills at the University of Houston on Saturday. Dell suffered a flesh wound in a mass Florida shooting, with the bullet piercing the back of his leg and going through the front of his leg, according to sources. The 24-year-old looked explosive on Saturday and appears to be full go as the offseason continues on. Despite Dell looking good, Diamond said he thinks head coach DeMeco Ryans and team officials will hold Dell out for the most part this offseason until training camp at the end of July. After catching 47 passes (75 targets) for 709 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games (eight starts) in his rookie season in 2023 before suffering a season-ending injury, Dell's fantasy arrow is firmly pointing upward.

    May 19 · Source via Houston Texans Tank Dell
  • Tank Dell Running Routes

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (leg) is making progress after suffering a gunshot wound as an innocent bystander roughly three weeks ago. The wideout, who also suffered a broken fibula at the end of the 2023-24 campaign, posted a video to the social media platform Instagram of him running routes. This is an excellent sign for Dell, and it appears he's moving in the right direction toward being ready to suit up for Week 1. Of course, fantasy managers will feel better once he's officially cleared. The 2023 third-round pick had 47 catches for 709 yards and seven touchdowns before his year abruptly ended. But besides the injuries, he'll battle with Stefon Diggs and Nico Collins, among others, for the attention of C.J. Stroud in 2024-25, which isn't good news regarding his fantasy outlook.

    May 18 · Source via Houston Texans Tank Dell
  • Texans DE Dylan Horton Completes Cancer Treatments

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    Dylan Horton ended his rookie season on the NFI list, but his attempts to return to the field for the coming campaign recently saw a welcomed development. The Texans defensive end completed his final treatment for Hodgkin lymphoma, as noted by Aaron Wilson of KPRC2. Horton was in stage four of the disease, but he is [...]

    May 17 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Dylan Horton
  • Texans Add Six UDFAs To Rookie Class

    The Texans made a quick turnaround in 2023 thanks to the contributions of a young core. They'll try to keep improving with this year's rookie class, which will consist of the team's nine-man draft class and these six undrafted free agent signees: Tarique Barnes, LB (Illinois) British Brooks, RB (North Carolina) Jadon Janke, WR (South [...]

    May 11 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Houston Texans
  • Texans Sign Round 2 CB Kamari Lassiter

    Houston inked six rookies to their respective contracts yesterday. The team's top selection in this year's draft is now under contract as well. The Texans announced on Friday that second-round corner Kamari Lassiter has signed his rookie pact. The Georgia product was selected 42nd overall, which doubled as Houston's first selection after the team traded away [...]

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Kamari Lassiter
  • Rams To Trade WR Ben Skowronek To Texans

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    Rather than moving on from Ben Skowronek by cutting him, the Rams will do so via trade. The fourth-year wideout is being dealt to the Texans, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Reports from Thursday indicated the Rams were planning on waiving the 26-year-old. That process would have left all NFL teams available to put in a [...]

    May 10 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Los Angeles Rams Ben Skowronek
  • Texans Acquire Ben Skowronek From Rams

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    The Houston Texans acquired wide receiver Ben Skowronek from the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday, according to sources. The Rams were set to waiver Skowronek, but the Texans swooped in before he hit waivers to get something done to add receiving depth behind Stefon Diggs, Nico Collins, Tank Dell, Robert Woods, Noah Brown, John Metchie III and others. The 26-year-old Skowronek was the Rams' seventh-round pick in 2021 and has mostly been limited to a role on special teams in his three years in the NFL. That will likely continue to be the case with his move to Houston, and he won't be on the fantasy radar at all. In his three years in the NFL in LA, Skowronek only had 58 receptions for 575 yards and one touchdown on 93 targets in 45 games (12 starts).

    May 9 · Source via Houston Texans Los Angeles Rams Noah Brown John Metchie Ben Skowronek Robert Woods
  • Tank Dell Expected To Make A Full Recovery

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (leg) continues to recover from a gunshot wound sustained nearly a week ago. The 24-year-old, who was an innocent bystander during the shooting, still has some hurdles to clear, especially after also sustaining a fractured Fibula at the end of last season. However, he's expected to be cleared before training camp, although his status for Week 1 remains uncertain. Yet, if things continue to move positively, there's a good chance he'll be out there when the Texans begin their season. Dell finished the 2023-24 campaign by amassing 709 yards and seven touchdowns off 47 receptions. While fantasy managers are concerned about the injury and the potential for a decrease in production after the team added Stefon Diggs, Dell could still find himself surpassing the 1,000-yard receiving mark in the Texans' high-powered offense.

    May 6 · Source via Houston Texans Tank Dell
  • J.J. Watt: I'd return if Texans 'absolutely need it'

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    J.J. Watt said Saturday that he'd return to play this season for the Texans but only if DeMeco Ryans absolutely needs it.

    May 5 · ESPN Houston Texans J.J. Watt
  • Duke Johnson Announces His Retirement

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    Running back Duke Johnson announced his retirement from professional football on Sunday. Johnson was originally taken in the third round (77th overall) by the Cleveland Browns in the 2015 NFL draft out of Miami. He spent the first four seasons of his NFL career with the Browns before spending two years with the Houston Texans. Johnson played for the Miami Dolphins in 2021 and the Buffalo Bills in the final year of his career in 2022. The 30-year-old wraps up his career having recorded 2,265 rushing yards and 11 touchdowns on 532 carries, adding 311 catches on 405 targets for 2,870 yards and an additional 12 touchdowns in 97 games (21 starts) covering eight seasons. Johnson had a career-high 410 rushing yards on 83 attempts in his first year in Houston in 2019.

    May 5 · Source via Houston Texans Cleveland Browns Duke Johnson
  • J.J. Watt Not Ruling Out A Return

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    Pass-rusher J.J. Watt isn't ruling out a return to professional football if the Houston Texans need him, but this if the final year that he'll say that. Watt retired after the 2022 season. "I told DeMeco [Ryans] last year: 'Don't call unless you absolutely need it, but, if you ever do call, I'll be there.' And he knows not to call unless he absolutely needs it. This is the last year I'll tell him that, because I'm not going to keep training [the way] I've been training," Watt said. The 35-year-old and Ryans played in Houston together in 2011, which was Watt's first NFL season and Ryans' last with the Texans. It's unlikely the Texans need Watt after signing Danielle Hunter and Denico Autry this offseason to pair with impressive second-year pass-rusher Will Anderson Jr. Watt is currently an analyst for CBS Sports.

    May 5 · Source via Houston Texans J.J. Watt
  • Dameon Pierce To Have A Role In 2024?

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    Houston Texans running back Dameon Pierce had a notable rookie campaign after being selected in the fourth round of the 2022 NFL Draft. In just 13 games before being sidelined with injuries, he racked up 939 yards and four touchdowns on 220 carries and caught 30 passes for 165 yards and one score. However, his role, production, and efficiency declined in 2023 after the arrival of Devin Singletary, as he posted just 517 total yards and rushed for 2.9 yards per carry. Singletary is now gone, but the team traded for former Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon. Despite this, Texans general manager Nick Caserio spoke highly of Pierce in a recent media availability. "He is going to be a big part of what we're doing. Watching him move on the field, he looks pretty good. Everybody's looking forward to the opportunity in front of them; you can't worry about what's happened in the past," Caserio said. "He's got as good an attitude as anyone on the team. We're glad DP is here." While you never know whether a head coach or general manager is being honest in these situations, Caserio's comments can only help his fantasy stock. Fantasy managers should go into the season with low expectations for Pierce, but he should at least be viewed as a high-end handcuff running back in what projects to be one of the league's best offenses.

    May 2 · Source via Houston Texans Dameon Pierce
  • Texans WR Tank Dell Suffers Minor Injuries In Shooting

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    Texans third-round rookie sensation Tank Dell found himself the victim in a public mass shooting Saturday night at a Sanford, Florida, nightclub, according to Aaron Wilson of KPRC 2. The 24-year-old has reportedly already been released from the hospital and is expected to make a full recovery from his injuries. Dell, a Daytona Beach native, [...]

    Apr 29 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Tank Dell
  • Tank Dell In "Good Spirits" After Being Shot

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    Houston Texans wide receiver Tank Dell (leg) suffered a gunshot wound on Sunday morning after a 16-year-old suspect opened fire during a physical altercation at a private event in Sanford, Florida. Dell, who was at the event but not involved, suffered a "minor wound," with the team reporting the wideout is in "good spirits" and has been released from the hospital. Others were injured during the incident. Fortunately, no one suffered life-threatening injuries. As far as the gunman, he was arrested and charged with several crimes, including attempted homicide, before being transported to a juvenile detention facility. The 24-year-old is currently working his way back from a broken leg suffered at the end of last season and should remain on schedule to return for the 2024-25 campaign, barring any setbacks related to the incident.

    Apr 28 · Source via Houston Texans Tank Dell
  • Texans Host Free Agent DE Dawuane Smoot

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    On the eve of this year's draft, the Texans hosted free agent defensive end Dawuane Smoot, per ESPN's Field Yates. According to Aaron Wilson of KPRC2, Smoot's visit was "positive," and the two sides left the door open to an agreement once the draft dust settled. The Texans were aggressive in the free agent and [...]

    Apr 28 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Dawuane Smoot
  • Texans Acquire No. 123, Select Ohio State TE Cade Stover

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    The Eagles have made yet another trade. Philly is sending No. 123 to the Texans for No. 127 and a 2025 fifth-round pick, per Fox Sports' Ralph Vacchiano. Houston has used their new pick on tight end Cade Stover. The Ohio State product is the eighth TE off the board, including the fifth of the [...]

    Apr 27 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Houston Texans Cade Stover
  • Texans Move Up Eight Spots In Third Round, Trade With Eagles

    The Texans have made a big move in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft, trading up eight spots to select in the slot formerly owned by the Eagles. Houston is sending the Eagles its third- (86th) and fourth-round (123rd) picks in exchange for the 78th overall pick in third round. With the pick, [...]

    Apr 27 · Pro Football Rumors NFL Draft Houston Texans Philadelphia Eagles
  • Texans To Sign LB Jacob Phillips

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    The Texans did some linebacker work early in free agency, reuniting DeMeco Ryans with 49ers pupil Azeez Al-Shaair. More than a month later, the team is still doing work on its defensive second level. Jacob Phillips came in for a workout earlier today, KPRC2's Aaron Wilson notes, and ESPN.com's Adam Schefter indicates that the parties [...]

    Apr 22 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Jacob Phillips
  • Dare Ogunbowale Re-Signs With Houston

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    According to NFL Media's Ian Rapoport, free-agent running back Dare Ogunbowale agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the Texans. The 29-year-old spent the last two seasons in Houston. He made 29 appearances for the franchise during that span, amassing 50 carries for 158 yards and a touchdown while adding 22 catches for 122 yards. However, most of Ogunbowale's snaps were as a member of the special teams unit, and that likely won't change during the 2024-25 campaign. As a result, he's not expected to see any attention from fantasy managers, especially with Joe Mixon and Dameon Pierce ahead on the depth chart.

    Apr 21 · Source via Houston Texans Dare Ogunbowale
  • Kenyon Green Must Earn A Role In 2024

    Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio said that former first-rounder Kenyon Green (shoulder) is working back to full speed this offseason but will have to earn a starting role in 2024. "KG is a good kid. he'll have a full offseason, which he hasn't had. Nobody is guaranteed anything . Ultimately, it's going to come down to how he performs on the field," Caserio said. The Texans took Green 15th overall in 2022 out of Texas A&M. The 23-year-old offensive guard played in 15 games (14 starts) in his rookie campaign but didn't play at all in 2023 after hurting his shoulder in the preseason finale. He also missed the start of training camp in his first year and missed two games due to a knee injury in 2022. Before his injury last fall, Green was slated to serve as the team's starting left guard. He improved as a run blocker in his first year but struggled in pass protection.

    Apr 18 · Source via Houston Texans
  • Texans Waive DE Myjai Sanders

    Active on the waiver wire last year, the Texans have seen two of their defensive lineman claimed in 2023 -- Derek Barnett and Teair Tart -- sign contracts. Barnett is back, while Tart joined the Dolphins. Another front-seven Texans claim will follow Tart off the roster. The team is waiving Myjai Sanders, a 2022 Cardinals [...]

    Apr 9 · Pro Football Rumors Houston Texans Myjai Sanders
  • Stefon Diggs Can Become Free Agent Next Offseason

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    Newly acquired Houston Texans wide receiver Stefon Diggs can become a free agent after his 2024 campaign, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The organization wiped out the final three years of Diggs' contract and moved up $3.5 million in guarantees for next season into this year. He will earn a total of $22.52 million in guaranteed money in 2024. This move should add an extra incentive for Diggs to perform his best, and it will be interesting to see if the Texans can lock him up long-term next offseason. Diggs, who turns 31 next season, has accumulated at least 1,000 receiving yards and six touchdowns in each of his last six campaigns dating back to his time with the Minnesota Vikings.

    Apr 4 · Source via Houston Texans Stefon Diggs
  • Texans Acquiring Stefon Diggs From Bills

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    The Buffalo Bills are trading All-Pro wide receiver Stefon Diggs, a 2024 sixth-round pick, and a 2025 fifth-round pick to the Houston Texans in exchange for a 2025 second-round pick. Needless to say, this is a shocking and exciting development, and quarterback C.J. Stroud will now have no shortage of weapons to throw to in 2024. However, the fantasy football outlooks of Nico Collins, Tank Dell, and Dalton Schultz are likely to take sizable hits. In Buffalo, Curtis Samuel and Khalil Shakir now move into the temporary WR1 and WR2 roles, but the Bills are surely planning to draft one or two wide receivers in the first three rounds of the 2024 NFL Draft. Diggs has expressed frustration in Buffalo over the last few seasons, but he has remained productive. The 30-year-old has posted at least 1,000 receiving yards in each of the last six seasons, including at least 1,100 yards in his last four campaigns with Buffalo. He keeps his WR1 upside in his new Texans uniform.

    Apr 3 · Source via Houston Texans Buffalo Bills Stefon Diggs Nico Collins Tank Dell Curtis Samuel Dalton Schultz Khalil Shakir C.J. Stroud Josh Allen
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