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J. J. Watt

J.J. Watt May Have The Leverage To Hold Out For A New Contract?

J.J. Watt May Have The Leverage To Hold Out For A New Contract?

  Albert Breer of the NFL Network dissects the key issues for NFL teams and players regarding holdouts. According to Breer, “there have been rumblings” that Texans DE J.J. Watt should consider holding out for a new contract given that he is one of the few players who has the clout to pull it off. “If [...]

July 7, 2014 Nate Bouda Texans 0

Jets Could Approach DE Muhammad Wilkerson Regarding An Extension Before The Start Of The Season

Jets Could Approach DE Muhammad Wilkerson Regarding An Extension Before The Start Of The Season

  Rich Cimini of ESPN New York writes that although the Jets want to sign DE Muhammad Wilkerson to an extension, “there’s no sense of urgency this year because he’s under contract through 2015.” The Jets have Wilkerson under team control through the 2015 season with reasonable salaries of $2.2. million and $7.0 million, so there really isn’t [...]

June 22, 2014 Nate Bouda Jets 0

NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Jets, Lions, Patriots & Texans

NFL Notes: Bills, Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Jets, Lions, Patriots & Texans

Bills DT Marcell Dareus has applied for a pre-trial intervention program in order to get his felony charges dropped. (WGR 550 Buffalo) QB EJ Manuel looked very inaccurate throughout the three weeks of OTAs. (ESPN) Cardinals  WR John Brown could make an impact in 2014. (azcardinals) Chiefs HC Andy Reid expect both TE Travis Kelce [...]

June 14, 2014 Joe Garcia Bills, Cardinals, Chiefs, Colts, Cowboys, Dolphins, Jets, Lions, Patriots, Texans 0

Texans Officially Sign First-Round Pick DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney

Texans Officially Sign First-Round Pick DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney

  Update: The Houston Texans have signed first overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney. MORE: http://t.co/VaoKih6ApJ pic.twitter.com/KNYvS3iJ66 — Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) June 6, 2014 ———— John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans reached an agreement with No. 1 overall pick DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney. The only draft pick who the Texans have yet to sign [...]

June 6, 2014 Nate Bouda Texans 0

South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney Visiting Texans On Monday

South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney Visiting Texans On Monday

  Ian Rapoport reports that the Texans are also hosting South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney on Monday. Rapoport previously reported that the Texans were hosting Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel on Monday. Clowney is a lock to come off the board in the top-five picks and has already met with the Rams, Jaguars, Raiders and Falcons [...]

April 21, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Report: Texans Exercise J.J. Watt’s Fifth-Year Option

Report: Texans Exercise J.J. Watt’s Fifth-Year Option

  Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Houston Texans have officially exercised DE J.J. Watt‘s fifth-year option. This should come as no surprise given that Watt has quickly developed into one of the best defensive ends in the game. Watt, 25, is entering the final year of his rookie contract and stands to make $1,907,385 for the 2014 [...]

April 17, 2014 Nate Bouda Texans 0

Texans Hosting QBs Bortles, Manziel, Bridgewater & DE Clowney In Coming Weeks

Texans Hosting QBs Bortles, Manziel, Bridgewater & DE Clowney In Coming Weeks

  John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans will be hosting the consensus top-three quarterbacks Blake Bortles, Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater this week or next. McClain adds that Houston will also bring in South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney as well. This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise given that all of these [...]

April 14, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Report: Jadeveon Clowney Has Workouts Scheduled With Rams & Falcons

Report: Jadeveon Clowney Has Workouts Scheduled With Rams & Falcons

  Josh Kendall of The State reports that South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney has individual workouts scheduled with Rams and Falcons. Texans HC Bill O’Brien mentioned that they may bring Clowney in for a workout as well. Clowney’s Pro Day was this morning and it appears as though he was as impressive as many would have expected him to [...]

April 2, 2014 Nate Bouda Falcons, NFL Draft Rumors, Rams, Texans 0

Report: Jets Plan On Exercise DE Muhammad Wilkerson’s 2015 Option

Report: Jets Plan On Exercise DE Muhammad Wilkerson’s 2015 Option

Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, reports that the Jets will exercise the 2015 option included in DE Muhammad Wilkerson‘s rookie contract. Mehta adds that the Jets recently spoke to Wilkerson’s agents regarding a long-term contract, but two sides aren’t close to an agreement. Wilkerson, 24, will make just $1.2 million for 2014 season, so he is clearly [...]

March 7, 2014 Nate Bouda Jets 0

Report: Texans “Favoring” Jadeveon Clowney With The No. 1 Overall Pick

Report: Texans “Favoring” Jadeveon Clowney With The No. 1 Overall Pick

According to Mike Freeman of the Bleacher Report, multiple NFL team sources have informed him that the Texans are now “favoring” South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney with the No. 1 overall pick.  “We’ve never really seen anything like Clowney,” an official inside the Texans organization tells Freeman. “There’s the chance he could redefine the position the way Reggie White [...]

February 26, 2014 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Jadeveon Clowney Hoping The Falcons Trade Up For Him

Jadeveon Clowney Hoping The Falcons Trade Up For Him

South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney tells ESPN.com that he is hoping that the Atlanta Falcons will trade up for him in the NFL Draft. “I wish they could trade up for me,” Clowney said, “but I hope I don’t fall to No. 6. I like Atlanta – a lot. They’re pretty good. They’ve got some guys [...]

February 23, 2014 Nate Bouda Falcons, NFL Draft Rumors 0

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson Has No Intention Of Holding Out For A Long-Term Deal

Jets DE Muhammad Wilkerson Has No Intention Of Holding Out For A Long-Term Deal

Last week, Brian Costello of the New York Daily News reported that the expectation from people around the NFL is that the Jets will exercise the fifth-year option on DE Muhammad Wilkerson and opt to negotiate a long-term deal at a later time. Since then, there has been some  speculation that Wilkerson could consider holding out for a long-term contract, but it [...]

February 9, 2014 Nate Bouda Jets 0

Jets May Hold Off On An Extension With DE Muhammad Wilkerson

Jets May Hold Off On An Extension With DE Muhammad Wilkerson

According to Brian Costello of the New York Daily News, the expectation from people around the NFL is that the Jets will exercise the fifth-year option on DE Muhammad Wilkerson and opt to negotiate a long-term deal at a later time. It appears as though several teams could elect to take this approach with their 2011 first-round picks [...]

February 5, 2014 Nate Bouda Jets 1

NFL Draft Rumors: Derek Carr, Dee Ford, Falcons & More

NFL Draft Rumors: Derek Carr, Dee Ford, Falcons & More

Derek Carr Fresno State QB Derek Carr has really been the bigger thus far for quarterback prospects. “Derek Carr has clearly separated himself as the top passer in Mobile with his top-shelf arm strength, athleticism and overall feel for the game,” Dane Burgler writes. “He hasn’t been perfect and needs to iron out a few of his [...]

January 21, 2014 Nate Bouda Broncos, Cardinals, Chargers, Chiefs, Colts, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Lions, NFL Draft Rumors, Raiders, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Steelers 2

Texans View Blake Bortles As The No. 1 QB Prospect?

Texans View Blake Bortles As The No. 1 QB Prospect?

Tony Pauline of Draftinsider.net reports that sources believe Houston Texans HC Bill O’Brien would take UCF QB Blake Bortles with the No. 1 overall draft pick if it was his decision to make. Pauline adds that another possibility would be drafting LSU QB Zach Mettenberger in the second round and using their No. 1 pick on someone else. Pauline has [...]

January 14, 2014 Jonathan Comeaux NFL Draft Rumors, Texans 0

Breakdown Of The 2011 Draft Class With Regards To Fifth-Year Options & Extensions

Breakdown Of The 2011 Draft Class With Regards To Fifth-Year Options & Extensions

Albert Breer of NFL.com offers some specifics regarding fifth-year options for the 2011 draft class. This will be the first draft class impacted by the new rules that come from the most recent CBA agreement. Teams can exercise options for first-round picks on the first day of the 2014 NFL season and will have until May 3 to do [...]

November 22, 2013 Nate Bouda NFLTR Features 0

NFL Draft Prospects To Watch: Week 11

NFL Draft Prospects To Watch: Week 11

LSU (#13) vs. Alabama (#1) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix (6’1, 208) This game is without a doubt the game of the week. Alabama S Ha Ha Clinton-Dix happens to be my one of my favorite defensive backs to watch and is currently my top rated safety for the 2014 NFL Draft. Clinton-Dix basically plays center field [...]

November 8, 2013 Nate Bouda NFL Draft Rumors 0

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 8/5

NFL News & Rumors: Monday 8/5

We’ll have continuous updates throughout the day posted here. 49ers 49ers are expected to try LaMichael James as their kick and punt returner this season.  (San Jose Mercury News) Bills First-round pick QB E.J. Manuel has reportedly been “the best quarterback” in training camp. (WGR 550 Buffalo) Buccaneers GM Mark Dominik is “almost certain” that CB [...]

August 5, 2013 Nate Bouda 49ers, Bills, Buccaneers, Cardinals, Chargers, Colts, Cowboys, Eagles, Falcons, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, Packers, Patriots, Raiders, Rams, Ravens, Redskins, Saints, Texans 0

NFL Draft Rumors: Dolphins, Dee Milliner, Jaguars, Tank Carradine, Jarvis Jones, Draft Notes

NFL Draft Rumors: Dolphins, Dee Milliner, Jaguars, Tank Carradine, Jarvis Jones, Draft Notes

Dolphins Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports that “multiple NFL sources” have informed him that the Dolphins have been calling around in the hopes of trading out of the No. 12 spot and moving down. Salguero provides a list of speculative targets for the Dolphins if they’re able to move back. The list includes: Houston CB D.J. Hayden, Texas S Kenny Vaccaro, Notre [...]

April 23, 2013 Nate Bouda Browns, Chiefs, Dolphins, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, NFL Draft Rumors, Saints, Vikings 0

Vick Ballard In Line For A Large Workload In Week 15

Vick Ballard In Line For A Large Workload In Week 15

Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians mentioned that RB Vick Ballard will in fact handle the majority of the team’s carries against the Houston Texans this weekend. “As long as he can stay in there he’ll stay in there and when he needs to tap out, Mewelde will go in,” Arians said, via the Indianapolis Star. The Colts were [...]

December 13, 2012 Nate Bouda Colts 0

NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 9/19

NFL News & Rumors: Wednesday 9/19

49ers Signed OLB Eric Bakhtiari to a 2-year deal. (Matt Maiocco) Bears RB Matt Forte was held out of Wednesday’s practice.  (Sean Jensen) Bengals RB Bernard Scott thinks he can play next Sunday (Geoff Hobson) Bills FS Jairus Byrd will be a game-time decision against the Browns on Sunday. (CBS Sports) Buccaneers WRSammie Stroughter foot injury  “may or [...]

September 19, 2012 Joe Garcia 49ers, Bears, Bengals, Bills, Broncos, Buccaneers, Chargers, Colts, Dolphins, Eagles, Falcons, Giants, Jaguars, Jets, Lions, NFL Rumors, Panthers, Patriots, Raiders, Redskins, Saints, Steelers, Texans, Titans, Vikings 0