Back from suspension, Reed looks to boost Seahawks defense
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Jarran Reed didn't really fall asleep until 3:30 a.m. By 6:30 a.m. on Monday, he was alert and awake.
He was determined to be early when he showed up at the Seattle...
Clowney making impact with Seahawks even with only 1 sack
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Five games into Jadeveon Clowney's tenure with Seattle, the defensive end who was supposed to help solve the Seahawks' pass rush problems has only one sack.
Inconsistent, new-look Cardinals still seeking 1st win
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — It's a quarter of the way through the regular season and the Arizona Cardinals' new-look roster is still seeking its first win.
Seahawks grind to 27-10 win over Cardinals
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney saw that Kyler Murray was throwing the ball so he shed his block, got his big left hand up in the air, tipped the ball to himself, grabbed it and ran toward...
Seahawks still flawed but off to best start since 2013
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the first time since their Super Bowl season of 2013, the Seattle Seahawks have started 2-0. The way they've gotten there still leaves questions about just how good they...
Seahawks hope for another standout effort from Jefferson
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The arrival of Jadeveon Clowney in Seattle was bound to create opportunity for others. The amount of attention opponents will need to direct toward Clowney should give someone...
Another ugly opener, but a needed victory for Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Considering the past history, it probably should have been expected the Seattle Seahawks' season opener was going to be kind of ugly.
Ziggy Ansah, the other DE in Seattle, is ready for his debut
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Even though he's so soft-spoken, it's clear Ziggy Ansah is anxious to get back on the field for the first time since December.
New era in Cincinnati begins with test against Seahawks
SEATTLE (AP) — Welcome to being an NFL head coach, Zac Taylor.
The newest member of the NFL's under-40 coaching fraternity will make his debut on Sunday as the head man in Cincinnati in...
Duane Brown part of reason Jadeveon Clowney is with Seahawks
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — For the most part, Duane Brown's social media activity is pretty restrained.
He's usually only on Twitter every few days unless there's something significant on his...
Clowney expects to make his Seahawks debut in Week 1
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney spent Monday exactly where he wanted to end up.
He was no longer in Houston. He was in Seattle, the place former teammate Duane Brown helped convince...
Texans work to integrate new players picked up this weekend
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans made a flurry of moves this weekend to give their team a new look. Now, as they prepare to open the season next Monday at New Orleans, the Texans must see how...
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HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
New faces: OTs Laremy Tunsil, Tytus Howard, Max Scharping, WR Kenny Stills, DE Barkevious Mingo, OLB Jacob Martin, RBs Duke Johnson and Carlos Hyde, DE S Tashaun...
Seahawks finalize deal to acquire Clowney from Texans
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks finalized their trade for standout pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney on Sunday, sending two players and a 2020 third-round pick to the Houston...
Texans set to move on from Clowney, get franchise LT Tunsil
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans are set to move on from first overall pick Jadeveon Clowney and get a franchise left tackle in Laremy Tunsil in the biggest moves amid a flurry of trades on...
Seahawks down to 1 QB after cutting Geno Smith, Paxton Lynch
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks set their 53-man roster on Saturday without a backup quarterback to Russell Wilson after releasing both Geno Smith and Paxton Lynch to reach the league...
AP source: Texans get Tunsil, Stills in trade with Dolphins
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans continued a busy day of trades on Saturday by addressing a glaring need to upgrade their offensive line by acquiring left tackle Laremy Tunsil from the Miami...
AP sources: Seahawks close to landing Clowney from Texans
RENTON, Wash. (AP) — The Seattle Seahawks are on the verge of acquiring standout pass rusher Jadeveon Clowney from the Houston Texans, two people with knowledge of the deal said Saturday. Such a...
Texans sign OLB Brennan Scarlett to contract extension
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans have signed outside linebacker Brennan Scarlett to a one-year, $3.75 million contract extension.
Wednesday's signing will keep Scarlett with the team...
Jets GM Douglas ‘fired up’ to improve team before season
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Joe Douglas made it clear that the New York Jets' roster is still a work in progress.
The first-year general manager also let the rest of the NFL know his team...
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HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
New faces: OTs Tytus Howard and Max Scharping, LT Matt Kalil, S Tashaun Gipson, CBs Briean Boddy-Calhoun, Bradley Roby and Lonnie Johnson, Jr., QB AJ McCarron, TE...
A summer rite in the NFL: training camp holdouts
Teammates shrug and go about their work.
Coaches say they can deal only with the players on hand.
Fans worry that this summer rite in the NFL, training camp holdouts, won't hurt their...
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HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
OPEN CAMP: July 25, Houston.
LAST YEAR: Used nine-game winning streak to dig out of early hole and become first team since 1998 to reach playoffs after 0-3 start...
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23. HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
LAST SEASON: Used nine-game winning streak to dig out of early hole and become first team since 1998 to reach playoffs after 0-3 start before falling to Colts in...
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HOUSTON TEXANS (11-6)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: S Kareem Jackson, FS Tyrann Mathieu, CB Kayvon Webster, QB Joe Webb, CB Shareece Wright, ILB Brian Peters, QB Brandon Weeden, RB Alfred Blue,...
Texans place non-exclusive franchise tag on Clowney
The Houston Texans placed the non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive end/outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney on Monday.
The move doesn't close the door for the Texans to sign the edge...
Eagles again counting on Nick Foles in high-stakes games
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nick Foles understands his Super Bowl MVP trophy isn't going to help when J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney are chasing after him.
No matter the pressure, he usually stays calm and plays with poise.
The Philadelphia Eagles are again counting on Foles to win high-stakes games. Foles, who was 3-0 in the playoffs last season, led the 14-point underdog Eagles to a victory on the road against the Rams last week to keep them in the playoff race.
O’Brien defends late penalty from Clowney in loss to Colts
HOUSTON (AP) — Houston Texans coach Bill O'Brien on Monday defended Jadeveon Clowney and his late offside penalty that factored into Houston's 24-21 loss to the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday, which ended a nine-game winning streak.
Late penalty helps Colts snap Texans’ 9-game winning streak
HOUSTON (AP) — With two minutes remaining, the Houston Texans down 24-21 to the Indianapolis Colts and needing a critical stop at midfield on third-and-1, Andrew Luck tried and tried to draw the Texans offside.
With the play clock dwindling and the Colts facing having to burn a timeout, Luck gave it one last try.
Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney took the bait.
Mayfield, Cleveland face big test with Houston’s pass rush
HOUSTON (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have done a great job of protecting Baker Mayfield recently, and have the longest active streak in the NFL by not allowing a sack in 125 snaps.
Things will get more difficult for the Browns (4-6-1) on Sunday when they visit the Houston Texans (8-3) and their defense led by pass-rushing stars J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney. Watt is tied for second in the NFL with 11 1/2 sacks and has 19 quarterback hits, and Clowney has seven sacks and 15 quarterback hits.
Texans shake off terrible start with 6-game winning streak
HOUSTON (AP) — Ask Jadeveon Clowney how the Houston Texans turned around their season by winning six straight games after an 0-3 start and the hulking defensive end breaks into song.
"Started from the bottom now we're here," he bellows. "Started from the bottom now the whole team here."
While the 2013 Drake tune is a little old to be the team's anthem, the sentiment of the song couldn't be more fitting for these Texans.
Finally healthy, Clowney dominates for Texans defense
HOUSTON (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney pounced on a fumble in the end zone for a touchdown on Sunday against the Colts.
On the next drive, he shoved a lineman out of his path and tossed Andrew Luck to the ground for a 9-yard loss to force a punt.
This is what the Houston Texans envisioned when they selected the defensive end with the first overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Texans win but still have more work to do
HOUSTON (AP) — After finally getting their first win this weekend, the Houston Texans know that they still have plenty of work to do if they hope to get on a roll and turn their season around.
The Texans (1-3) squandered an 18-point lead on Sunday before beating the Colts 37-34 in overtime to end a nine-game losing streak going back to last season.
Coming up next is a showdown with in-state rival Dallas, a team that enters the game at 2-2 after a victory over Detroit this weekend.
Texans look to clean up mistakes to avoid falling to 0-3
HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Texans committed mistake after mistake in their loss to Tennessee.
Now they must figure out a way to fix these problems, so they don't fall into a 0-3 hole when they meet the New York Giants on Sunday.
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HOUSTON TEXANS (4-12)
New faces: S Tyrann Mathieu, G Senio Kelemete, G Zach Fulton, OT Seantrel Henderson, CB Aaron Colvin, QB Brandon Weeden, TE Jordan Akins.
Key losses: LB Brian Cushing, OT Jeff Allen, OL Xavier Su'a-Filo.
McVay might hold QB Goff out of Rams’ third preseason game
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley hopes there will be a time when the NFL does away with preseason games entirely, saying that "everyone's dream is not to play in the preseason."
In the meantime, Gurley will have to settle for Rams coach Sean McVay making his dream come true.
Texans’ Watt eager to return, move past injury woes
HOUSTON (AP) — Nearly 11 months from his most recent NFL game, Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt isn't hiding his eagerness to get back on the field.
The three-time Defensive Player of the Year hasn't played since he suffered a broken left leg against Kansas City in Week 5 last season. The prior year, he missed the final 13 games of the 2016 season with a back injury that required surgery.
McGlinchey excited for big test this week vs. Watt, Clowney
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Mike McGlinchey's first test as an NFL tackle came against one of the league's top pass rushers in Dallas' DeMarcus Lawrence.
Things will only get tougher this week when McGlinchey must contend with three-time former AP Defensive Player of the Year J.J. Watt and Jadeveon Clowney when the 49ers travel to Houston for two days of practice against the Texans before an exhibition game on Saturday.
Is quarterback Blake Bortles holding the Jaguars back from being all they can be?
The Jacksonville Jaguars will take the field for an AFC semifinal Sunday in Pittsburgh as one of the final eight teams still playing in this NFL season, and with a future as bright as their present. Their new regime of coach Doug Marrone and front-office football czar Tom Coughlin has reinvigorated the franchise. The defense is young and terrific, and rookie running back Leonard Fournette certainly appears to be the real deal.
Five years later, UM’s Smith can laugh about ‘The Hit’
When a moment is frozen in time and shown repeatedly on highlight shows even years later, it is hard to believe the participants, linked forever on video, have moved on.
Trash? Jaguars QB Bortles ‘making guys eat those words’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles kicked Jadeveon Clowney's "trash" talk to the curb.
Clearly frustrated following a 45-7 loss at Jacksonville on Sunday, Clowney called Bortles trash after the game. Bortles got his first chance to respond Wednesday and handled the latest insult as well as he has opposing defenses in recent weeks.
Clowney denies prisoner costume was message to Texans owner
HOUSTON (AP) — Texans defensive end Jadeveon Clowney said Wednesday that he was not sending a message to team owner Bob McNair when he dressed up as a prisoner for a Halloween party, though he added that "it was pretty hilarious of me."
Clowney wore the costume days after McNair apologized for saying "we can't have the inmates running the prison" during a meeting of NFL owners about players who protest by kneeling during the national anthem.
Texans say Clowney not taking a shot at fellow Gamecock McNair with Halloween prison outfit
Though the Houston Texans say Jadeveon Clowney was not taking a shot at team owner Robert McNair with an inmate Halloween outfit, it sure looked like it. The former South Carolina Gamecocks star pass rusher appeared at a team party Monday night in Houston in full costume, and TMZ posted a video.
Houston’s Clowney impresses teammates with TD return
HOUSTON (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney's Houston teammates mocked him mercilessly when Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton tackled the defensive end to prevent a score.
Clowney responded last week by scooping up another fumble and rumbling 22 yards for his first career touchdown. That silenced — and impressed — his teammates.
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HOUSTON TEXANS (10-8)
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.
Saturday was more than South Carolina's season-opener. It was also the final day for NFL teams to cut their rosters to the 53-man limit.
The Gamecocks have several alumni in the NFL and may add more once teams finalize their practice squads. Here's how it breaks down now.
Houston Texans sign former South Carolina receiver Bruce Ellington
Former Berkeley High School star Bruce Ellington was signed by the Houston Texans on Friday, the team announced.
It is the second NFL team that Ellington has signed with in the past week.
Originally drafted by San Francisco in the fourth-round in 2014, Ellington was released by the 49ers on Aug. 3. The following day, the New York Jets picked up the former South Carolina standout on waivers, but was released him a day later when he received a failed physical designation.
Houston’s Clowney sheds bust label, ready to do more
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. (AP) — Jadeveon Clowney made his first Pro Bowl last season but still remembers those who criticized him after his first two injury-filled seasons with the Houston Texans.
He's intent on doing even more this season to prove them wrong.
The top overall pick in the 2014 draft thinks about many of the things that were said when he missed 15 games combined in his first two years with the Texans and those memories help motivate him.