RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The list of concerns for the Seattle Seahawks as their mandatory team minicamp began Tuesday started with wide receiver and went through to questions about where the pass rush...
With 7 picks, Texans address areas of need in the draft
HOUSTON (AP) — Texans second-year general manager Brian Gaine felt the team addressed several areas of need in the draft.
"That was one of the emphasis, we wanted to increase team speed,...
Seahawks enter NFL draft with scarcity of selections
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Forgive Seattle general manager John Schneider for being a bit antsy going into this NFL draft. In fact, the Seahawks boss may be downright annoyed at having just four...
Seahawks wrap up No. 5 seed with 27-24 win over Cardinals
SEATTLE (AP) — There was a sense of frustration that overwhelmed the accomplishment of the Seattle Seahawks winning 10 games for the sixth time in seven seasons.
The Seahawks know they must be better than what they showed Sunday or their return to the playoffs after a one-year absence will be brief.
Only a handful take action during anthem on NFL’s 1st Sunday
DENVER (AP) — Last season, the Seattle Seahawks led the league when it came to the number of players willing to make a statement while the national anthem played.
To start this season, that wave of Seahawks has dwindled to only two players.
Linemen Duane Brown and Quinton Jefferson walked off the field and waited in the tunnel while a field-sized American flag was unfurled and the national anthem played before their season opener Sunday in Denver.
Chargers DE Ingram gives Seahawks something to think about
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — There was no reason for defensive end Melvin Ingram to go all-out in the Los Angeles Chargers' 24-14 preseason win over the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday night.
However, he couldn't resist the chance to exploit a Seattle offensive line that clearly had not game-planned for him, not with the teams set to meet again in the regular season.
"Hey, man, it's extremely fun," Ingram said of the 1-on-1 matchups against Seahawks offensive tackles Duane Brown and Germain Ifedi.
3 Seahawks leave field prior to national anthem
SEATTLE (AP) — Three Seattle Seahawks players ran into the tunnel leading to the team's locker room prior to the national anthem on Thursday night.
Defensive linemen Branden Jackson and Quinton Jefferson, and offensive lineman Duane Brown left the field following team introductions and before the start of the anthem. They returned to the sideline immediately after it concluded. All three were among a group of Seattle players that sat during the anthem last season.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Duane Brown's future a year ago at training camp was filled with uncertainty during a holdout. Ever since his trade to Seattle in the middle of last season, he's been "at peace" with whatever was going to take place.
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Duane Brown became the first of the Seattle Seahawks potential free agents after the 2018 season to have his future secured.
Seahawks hoping for improved ground game vs Eagles
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Twelve weeks into the regular season, quarterback Russell Wilson remains the leading rusher for the Seattle Seahawks.
Wilson has 401 rushing yards on the season. Eddie Lacy, Thomas Rawls, J.D. McKissic and Mike Davis — the four running backs on the Seahawks' active roster — have combined for 463 yards. Seattle running backs have just one rushing touchdown, a 30-yard run by McKissic in Week 4.
LT Duane Brown active, DT Jarran Reed out for Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — Left tackle Duane Brown is active for the Seattle Seahawks despite an ankle injury that limited him in practice this week.
Brown went through an extensive pregame workout about two hours before kickoff of Monday's game against Atlanta and appeared to give a thumbs-up as he left the field. Brown was listed as questionable after being injured in the first half of Seattle's win over Arizona on Nov. 9.
Seahawks host Redskins after addressing their biggest need
SEATTLE (AP) — Urgency is rarely the overwhelming feeling within the Seattle Seahawks. It's usually a calm confidence surrounding them.
This year is a bit different. There is some urgency built not out of worry but of opportunity, realizing Seattle can again be the class of the NFC and possibly find its way back to another Super Bowl.
NFL Week 9 power rankings: Vikings holding steady, Bills inch up, Chiefs defense pounding
MARK CRAIGS POWER RANKINGS Biggest jump: Ravens No. 27 to No. 18 Biggest fall: Redskins No. 9 to No. 15
1. Patriots, 6-2 (Last week, 1): They have won four in a row, giving up fewer than 18 points in each game during that stretch.
2. Eagles, 7-1 (2): Already fifth in the league in rushing, the streaking Eagles add more power with their trade for Jay Ajayi.
3. Rams, 5-2 (3): A bye week followed by a semi-bye week at the Giants.
Duane Brown settling in as new left tackle for Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The whirlwind past 10 days for Duane Brown finally ended with the standout left tackle calling a new city home.
It wasn't a straightforward path for Brown from ending his holdout with Houston to arriving in Seattle as the newest member of the Seahawks. But somehow it ended up working very much in Brown's favor.
"It's worked out pretty good for me, I've got to say," Brown said on Wednesday.
The NFL trade deadline finally featured some big buzz.
The winless 49ers acquired Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, and the NFL-leading Eagles bolstered a running attack Tuesday with Jay Ajayi from the Dolphins.
The Bills, who at 5-2 are off to their best start since 1993, upgraded their receiving group by acquiring Kelvin Benjamin from the Panthers for their third- and seventh-round picks in next year's NFL Draft.
SEATTLE - Two days after controversy created by comments from owner Bob McNair that enraged many players, the majority of the Texans opted to show their displeasure with a simple, quiet gesture at CenturyLink Field.
All but about 10 players joined arms and knelt during the national anthem before Sunday's loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
The Seattle Seahawks are done playing musical chairs. They're also done with the olé blocking of all the players they've trotted out at left tackle the past few seasons.
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Seahawks land needed LT, getting Duane Brown from Texans
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks solidified a big area of concern by reaching agreement to acquire veteran left tackle Duane Brown from the Houston Texans on Monday for cornerback Jeremy Lane and two draft picks.
Seattle general manager John Schneider confirmed the sides reached agreement on the deal, but it had not been fully finalized yet. The agreement happened a day before the NFL trading deadline.
Most Texans kneel during anthem after owner’s comments
SEATTLE (AP) — All but 10 members of the Houston Texans took a knee during the national anthem Sunday, as the vast majority of the team protested the owner's "inmates running the prison" comment.
The Texans had indicated there would be some type of protest following the comments by owner Bob McNair. It came prior to the Texans' wild 41-38 loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
Texans activate OT Duane Brown after holdout
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans added offensive tackle Duane Brown to the active roster Saturday.
A starter for Houston, Brown held out until this week, missing six games. He has two years remaining on his contract, had sought a new deal, which he did not receive. The three-time Pro Bowler, who has been the team's starter since he was drafted in the first round in 2008.
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins’ practice absence reportedly due to owner Bob McNair ‘inmate’ comment
Texans Pro Bowl WR DeAndre Hopkins' absence from Friday's practice was related to team owner Bob McNair saying in a closed-door players-owners meeting two weeks ago, "we can't have the inmates running the prison" according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Schefter tweeted Friday that "Texans players wanted to walkout today in response to Bob McNair's comments, per @sarahbarshop. Had to be persuaded."
Houston Texans CEO apologizes over ‘inmates’ comment
HOUSTON (AP) — Bob McNair, the chairman and chief executive of the Houston Texans, apologized Friday after a report said he declared "we can't have the inmates running the prison" during a meeting of NFL owners over what to do about players who kneel in protest during the national anthem.
McNair said he regretted using the expression and that he was "not referring to our players."
Houston left tackle Duane Brown ends holdout
HOUSTON (AP) — Texans veteran left tackle Duane Brown ended his holdout on Monday after missing the team's first six games.
Brown, who has two years remaining on his contract, had sought a new deal, which he did not receive. The three-time Pro Bowler, who has been the team's starter since he was drafted in the first round in 2008, refused to discuss his lengthy absence.
"I'm just here working, man," Brown said. "I'm leaving everything else up to the front office and my agent."
The Way We Hear It: Is it time for the Texans to pay Duane Brown?
This was our lead Way We Hear It item in our training camp opening issue in mid-July:
“Veteran holdouts in the National Football League are often much ado about nothing. According to our sources in Houston the current standoff between the Houston Texans and left tackle Duane Brown isn’t one of those.
"Brown wants more money and so far the Texans haven’t budged.
Standing outside at Hutcheson Park while back in town Monday with his wife, Devi, to deliver free barbecue and donate supplies to victims of Tropical Storm Harvey, Texans offensive tackle Duane Brown was only a short drive from his old workplace at NRG Stadium.
However, the contract divide between the three-time Pro Bowl selection and the AFC South franchise remains significant.
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New faces: QB Deshaun Watson, RB D'Onta Foreman, LB Zach Cunningham, K Ka'imi Fairbairn, linebackers coach Mike Vrabel promoted to defensive coordinator.
Key losses: QB Brock Osweiler, CB A.J. Bouye, S Quintin Demps, offensive coordinator George Godsey.
The Way We Hear It: Do Houston Texans or holdout LT Duane Brown hold the upper hand?
Veteran holdouts in the National Football League are often much ado about nothing. According to our sources in Houston, the current standoff between the Texans and left tackle Duane Brown isn’t one of those.
Brown wants more money, and so far, the Texans haven’t budged. There is a case to be made for either side.
Brown is in the fifth year of a six-year, $53.4 million deal that could pay him $9.4 million this year and $9.75 million next year, but none of it is guaranteed.
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. - After the Texans checked in to The Greenbrier for their first training camp outside Houston, general manager Rick Smith addressed offensive tackle Duane Brown's decision to not report.
Brown, 31, has two years left on his contract, and he didn't participate in the offseason program, including the mandatory minicamp, because of an undisclosed contract issue.
The Texans placed Brown, who's entering his 10th season, on the reserve/did not report list.
Almost 10 months after it was torn apart by condemnation and controversy, the youth football team formerly known as the Beaumont Bulls has received support and funding from a group of NFL players, an endorsement that team officials says validates the decision to kneel in protest during the national anthem last season.
Dairy Max hosted the Breakfast Games on Tuesday, March 7, at Katy ISD's Hutsell Elementary School.
With the support of the Houston Texans and the Fuel Up to Play 60, the goal of the campaign is to motivate children to be active, eat healthy and have fun at breakfast time. Fuel Up to Play 60 is the nation's largest in-school wellness program.
Texans couldn’t avoid mistakes in 34-16 loss to Patriots
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney arrived at his stall in the visitors' locker room on Saturday night to find a swarm of reporters talking to fellow defensive lineman — and former Patriot — Vince Wilfork next door.
"Excuse me!" Clowney shouted, over and over again, unable to get a television camera to move out of his way before he uttered an expletive and found another place to change out of the uniform he won't need any more this season.
Jadeveon Clowney's breakout season as a defensive end with the Texans has been rewarded with his first trip to the Pro Bowl.
Clowney, the first overall pick in the 2014 draft who overcame microfracture surgery on his knee during his rookie year, was the only Texans player to make the Pro Bowl in voting by players, coaches and fans.
Texans look to continue playoff push against Jaguars
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are being careful to avoid a letdown Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are losers of eight straight, after their huge win at Indianapolis last week that left them in control of the AFC South.
Miller’s work helps Texans offense amid Osweiler’s struggles
HOUSTON (AP) — The big news of Houston's offseason was the signing of quarterback Brock Osweiler.
But as the Texans make a final push to win their second straight AFC South title, their most important offseason acquisition has proven to be Lamar Miller, whose work has kept the offense afloat despite Osweiler's struggles.
Miller ran for 107 yards and a touchdown to help Houston beat Indianapolis last week and give him 1,000 yards rushing for the second time in his career.
Texans OL Derek Newton injures both knees against Broncos
DENVER (AP) — Houston Texans right tackle Derek Newton has been carted off the field after hurting both knees while blocking Denver Broncos pass rusher Von Miller.
Owner Bob McNair and left tackle Duane Brown were part of a Texans contingent that met Tuesday with Mayor Sylvester Turner to try to formulate a plan for the organization to help improve the community.
Vice chairman Cal McNair, president Jamey Rootes, general manager Rick Smith, director of security Emmett Baylor and offensive linemen Jeff Allen, Chris Clark and Kendall Lamm also attended the meeting that included law enforcement, political and civic leaders.
Houston LT Brown returns to practice, could play Sunday
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston left tackle Duane Brown returned to practice on Monday for the first time since January surgery to repair a torn quadriceps, and coach Bill O'Brien said he could play on Sunday against Tennessee.
Brown was injured in Houston's regular-season finale last season and hasn't played since. He's been a mainstay on the line since he was drafted in the first round in 2008.
O'Brien said after practice that: "He looked good. He's progressing well."