Texans GM thinks WR John Metchie III could be ready by April, 9 months after leukemia diagnosis
The Houston Texans have some good news from wide receiver John Metchie III. Caserio's comment, via the Texans' site:"I'd say there's a chance that he'll be ready for the start of the offseason program," Caserio said. Per Caserio, Metchie looks even better now than when the Texans drafted him:"He actually looks better now than he did when we drafted him in the spring," Caserio said. Adding Metchie figures to be a significant boost for the Texans, who struggled throughout 2022 and finished with a 3-13-1 record. The team's wide receiver corps was widely seen as a weakness, as no pass-catcher posted more than 700 yards.wftv.com
Brandin Cooks wants nothing to do with a Texans rebuild, 'however that looks'
Brandin Cooks still wants out of Houston. "I'm not going into this offseason thinking I want to be a part of a rebuild," Cooks said, via ESPN's DJ Bein-Aime . Cooks requested a trade earlier this season, and was a name that many expected would be moved ahead of the trade deadline. I want to win, that's not the case," Cooks said after sending that tweet . As a very solid receiver in the league, it’s easy to understand why Cooks was frustrated throughout the season.wftv.com
Watson rusty in return but Browns get 27-14 win over Texans
Deshaun Watson struggled in a sloppy performance in his first game in 700 days, but a punt return for a touchdown by Donovan Peoples-Jones and two defensive TDs were plenty enough to give the Cleveland Browns a 27-14 win over the lowly Houston Texans Sunday.
Brandin Cooks frustrated with Texans struggles after trade deadline: 'I want to win'
Brandin Cooks is still frustrated. "For me personally, I just at the end of the day want to win and compete now," he said, via ESPN . The Texans opted not to move Cooks before the Nov. 1 trade deadline. I want to win, that's not the case," Cooks said, via ESPN . Cooks has a team-high 354 receiving yards and one touchdown on 32 receptions this season, his third with the Texans.wftv.com
Even without their best game, Eagles still improve to 8-0 with win over Texans
The Philadelphia Eagles weren't at their best on Thursday night. The Eagles fought through a subpar performance and still beat the Houston Texans 29-17 to improve to 8-0 this season. If there was going to be a spot for the Texans to get up in a lost season, it was against a 7-0 Eagles team in prime time. That led to another Eagles touchdown. The Texans didn't make many mistakes, but they couldn't make any to beat a really good Philadelphia team.wftv.com
Texans WR Brandin Cooks won't play vs. Eagles for 'personal reasons' after not being traded
Houston Texans wide receiver was among those not to be traded at Tuesday's deadline and now we won't be playing, either. Cooks will not play in the Thursday night matchup with the Philadelphia Eagles due to "personal reasons" after missing practice all week, according to ESPN. Cooks was the subject of trade speculation all the way up until the 4 p.m. deadline this week, but no move materialized. The Texans reportedly sought a second-round pick for Cooks and wouldn't pay any of the $18.3 million guarenteed salary Cooks will be owed. The Texans will also be without their second-best pass-catcher, Nico Collins, who is nursing a groin injury.wftv.com
NFL trade deadline: Brandin Cooks posts cryptic tweet after trade to Cowboys reportedly falls through
The NFL trade deadline came and went on Tuesday, and to the surprise of everyone, wide receiver Brandin Cooks was still a member of the Houston Texans. Crossed the line with playing with my career 🏹 — Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) November 1, 2022Who could the target of Cooks's ire be? In the meantime, he is proving the cryptic wide receiver tweet stereotype true yet again. The Cowboys and Texans reportedly had talks go nowhere due to questions about draft pick compensation and Cooks's $18 million salary (and $26.6 million cap hit) next year. Two sources directly involved tell me #Cowboys and #Texans discussed a potential trade involving WR Brandin Cooks until the final minutes before the NFL trade deadline expired.wftv.com
NFL trade deadline: Kareem Hunt, Brandin Cooks and the other biggest names who didn't get dealt
Teams were busy during the NFL trade deadline Tuesday with some major names on the move. Here are some of the biggest names who weren't traded before Tuesday's deadline. At 3-5, Cleveland is still within striking distance of the AFC North as the team heads into their Week 9 bye. Houston Texans WR Brandin CooksThere were apparently "talks" for Cooks before the deadline but nothing materialized. Denver Broncos WR Jerry JeudyOK, so I guess the Broncos aren't in full-on sell mode just yet.wftv.com
Metchie addresses Texans in wake of leukemia diagnosis
Texans Metchie Football FILE - Houston Texans' John Metchie III smiles during an NFL football rookie minicamp practice on May 13, 2022, in Houston. The rookie wide receiver announced Sunday, July 24, 2022, that he has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia. Rookie receiver John Metchie III, who announced earlier that he'd likely miss the season after being diagnosed with leukemia, addressed the Texans in a video before they started preparations for the season. But this year he thought it was more important for the guys to hear from Metchie first. Eventually he will be back with our football team.wftv.com
Brady Bunch: QB has taken over 200 teammates to Super Bowl
There are veterans who joined up for one final run at the title, and wide-eyed rookies who were thrust into the Super Bowl spotlight. AdHALL OF FAMERSThree of Brady’s Super Bowl teammates have already been inducted into the Hall of Fame with more likely to come down the road. Julian Edelman and Deion Branch, who both won Super Bowl MVPs with Brady, are tied for the most catches with 24 apiece. MISSING RINGSOnly two players went to the Super Bowl with Brady more than once and never got a ring out of it. COMMON NAMESA few first names have stood out more than others when it comes to Brady’s Super Bowl teammates, led by the nine Brandons: Bolden, Browner, Deadrick, Gorin, King, LaFell, Meriweather, Mitchell and Spikes.
Week 17 scoring bonanza caps record-setting season
(AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)The Week 17 scoring bonanza provided the perfect finish to a record-setting season on offense. Teams combined for 100 touchdowns in the final week of the season for the second-most in NFL history in a single week behind only the 104 scored in Week 14 of the 2013 season. He became the first player with at least 4,500 yards passing, 35 TD passes and five TD runs in a single season. The Browns joined the 2012 Colts (minus-30) as the only teams to win 11 games in a season when they were outscored. EVEN STEVENIn a bit of a statistical oddity, the Vikings gained the exact same number of yards this season as they allowed: 6,292.
Henry passes 2K, Titans beat Texans 41-38 on late field goal
Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry (22) breaks away from Houston Texans defensive end Charles Omenihu (94) during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021, in Houston. (AP Photo/Sam Craft)HOUSTON – The Tennessee Titans won the AFC South on Sunday. All it took was Derrick Henry surpassing 2,000 yards rushing and rookie Sam Sloman’s 37-yard field goal that bounced off the upright and through for a 41-38 victory over the Houston Texans. The Titans then capped a long drive with a 5-yard TD run by Ryan Tannehill with less than two minutes remaining. Henry had put the Titans on top 10-3 when he dashed 52 yards early in the second quarter.
Daniel Jones active, expected to start for Giants vs. Cards
Daniel Jones is active and is expected to start at quarterback for the New York Giants against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. After missing last week’s game with a hamstring injury, Jones practiced fully for the first time on Friday. Jaguars: QB Jake Luton, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Kamalei Correa, LB Quincy Williams, C Brandon Linder, TE Tyler Davis, DE Reggie Gilbert. Giants: WR Dante Pettis, CB Darnay Holmes (knee), ILB T.J. Brunson, OT Kyle Murphy, OT Jackson Barton, DE R.J. McIntosh. Buccaneers: DL Khalil Davis, CB Jamel Dean, RB Leonard Fournette, QB Ryan Griffin, TE Tanner Hudson, DL Jeremiah Ledbetter.
Rivers, defense help Colts to 26-20 win over Houston Texans
Indianapolis Colts middle linebacker Anthony Walker (54) celebrates with teammates after he recovered a fumble by Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson during the second half of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON – With their offense sputtering in the second half Sunday, the Indianapolis Colts turned to their defense to seal a win over the Houston Texans. Philip Rivers threw two touchdown passes in the first half and the defense dominated after that, lifting the Colts to the 26-20 victory. Their offense didn't score after that, but the defense held Houston (4-8) scoreless in the second half and Justin Houston added a safety with a sack of Watson in the end zone. With Sunday's shutout in the second half, the Colts are allowing an average of 7.33 points in the second half of games this season.
Costly mistakes foil Jaguars in 30-14 loss to Texans
HOUSTON – Costly errors and an inability to take advantage of Houston’s mistakes gave the Jacksonville Jaguars another loss to a previously winless team on Sunday and left them in last place in the AFC South. “We’ve got to look in the mirror, re-evaluate and just find a way to win,” Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew said. Sidney Jones intercepted Watson twice, giving the Jaguars a boost on a day they played without three defensive starters because of injuries. It was recovered by Whitney Mercilus, who fumbled on the return, but the Texans pounced on the ball to keep it. Now the Jaguars are left searching for a way to get on track before they host the Lions next Sunday.
Texans-Chiefs set to kick off NFL season unlike any other
Fans watch the Kansas City Chiefs during NFL football training camp Saturday, Aug. 29, 2020, at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. Chiefs coach Andy Reid no longer carries around the heavy and ignominious tag of best coach never to win a championship. This is the best opportunity you can have to start the season.That contract extension is the second largest in NFL history. Very, very dynamic players, Texans coach Bill O'Brien said. They also will miss cornerback Bashaud Breeland and defensive tackle Mike Pennel, who are suspended for the start of the season.
Chiefs, Texans fine-tuning for NFL opener Thursday night
Listen, the first game is always that way, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, because you're never quite sure what they're going to do. Even with preseason games, the first few games are up in the air. If we would have had our four normal preseason games then we wouldve seen 25 to 30 snaps of their first group. But the speed of practice never quite matches that of a preseason game, and the speed of a preseason game never quite matches a regular-season one. But without preseason games to work on such fundamentals, the Chiefs had to tweak the way they approached tackling.