Houston SPORTS news
O'Brien Expects to Announce the Starting QB Soon and Says That Jadeveon Clowney Could be Back For Week 1!! (6/11/15)
Head Coach Bill O'Brien announced that the Texans are very close to announcing the starting quarterback for the 2015 season. He said that both candidates have been working hard and are extremely competitive. He wants to make the announcement before training camp begins or early on in training camp to give the team time to gel under the new QB. O'Brien also announced that Jadeveon Clowney could start as early as week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs. If that happens, we expect this team to be very good defensively, taking some pressure off the offense. We're also hoping that the new starting QB will step up and make plays rather than taking the role of team manager.
We're really excited about the 2015 season. Go Texans!!!
5th Round Pick WR Keith Mumphery is Getting Noticed (6/2/15)
The Houston Texans selected Keith Mumphery with their 5th round (175th overall) pick of the 2015 NFL draft. This is a kid that all of the scouts said would likely not be drafted and would struggle to find a place on an NFL roster. They cited a lack of athleticism and his hands as the main reasons despite his strong play at both wide receiver and running back for Michigan State. This pick had scouts scratching their heads and thinking that the Texans wasted a pick.
The Texans saw something different in Mumphery and it's starting to look like they may have been right. Mumphery has been outstanding in the team's Rookie Mini Camp and OTAs. He's drawn praise from Brian Hoyer and is getting noticed by both the coaches and media attending the practices. He's caught just about everything thrown in his direction and has shown an ability to get open and make plays after the catch. Look for Mumphery to contribute this season.
2015 Houston Texans Schedule is official!!
Your Houston Texans have announced their 2015 schedule!
*CAPITALS denote Home Games
Houston Texans 2015 Draft Results (5/4/15)
The Houston Texans selected 7 players with their 10 picks in the 2015 NFL draft.
The Texans addressed their team needs, taking the best available player at each position. Speculation is in the air about the picks, as happens every year.
We'll get our first look at the 2015 Rookie class as your Houston Texans host their first Rookie Mini-Camp this weekend, May 9-11. The Texans also invited former Penn State forward, Ross Travis, to the Mini-Camp as a TE. We're looking forward to football season getting underway!!
The 2015 NFL Draft kicks off tonight! (4/30/15)
The 2015 NFL draft will begin tonight in Chicago and continue through the weekend. This is the first year that the draft has taken place outside of New York city since 1963. The first round selections will happen tonight, the second and third round selections will be picked tomorrow night, and rounds 4-7 will conclude the draft on Saturday.
The Houston Texans enter the 2015 with 10 picks. They will pick 16th in rounds 1-7, barring any trades, and received 3 compensatory picks. This means that they'll have 2 5th round selections and 3 6th round selections. The extra picks, combined with the cap space available, gives the Texans the ability to do very well in the draft. Keep checking back and we'll announce the 2015 picks when they're available.
2015 Top 50 List for NFL Jersey Sales Has Been Announced! (4/21/15)
The 2015 Top 50 list for NFL Jersey sales has been announced. The Houston Texans are well represented with J.J. Watt coming in at #8! Watt is one of four non QBs to make the top ten.
Russel Wilson retained the #1 spot again in 2015 just behind Peyton Manning. Tom Brady came in third, but we can't find anyone who will admit to owning a Brady jersey so maybe he's buying his own. Colin Kaepernick and Aaron Rodgers are numbers four and five respectively and Dez Bryant comes in at 6th followed by Richard Sherman. J.J. Watt, Marshawn Lynch and Johnny Manziel round out the top 10.
Watt is the only Texan in the top 50 but we're expecting that to change in 2016 as the Texans make a deep playoff run. Look for Clowney and Wilfork to be on this list next year!
Voluntary Conditioning Begins Today (4/20/15)
The Houston Texans are together again as they begin voluntary team conditioning. Many of the players have been conditioning on their own but Phase 1 strength conditioning camp begins today and will continue over the next two weeks. Stay tuned for news and updates.
Your Houston Rockets lost in Game 5 of the Western Conference Championship and will not continue to the NBA Finals.
The Rockets had a great season and and advanced to the Western Conference Championship for the first time since 1998. The Rockets are a young and very talented team that we expect to continue to do very well in upcoming seasons. Go Rockets!!