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Texans Ink Former Bengals, Raiders Backup QB A.J. McCarron

The Texans have a new backup for DeShaun Watson, coming to terms on a one-year deal with former Cincinnati Bengals and Oakland Raiders backup A.J. McCarron.

Reports say the deal is worth $3 million.

Last season Brandon Weeden and Joe Webb, who are both still free agents, were the backups to Watson. It remains to be seen if either of them would be willing to return as likely the third QB.

“Excited for this New Journey!!” McCarron wrote on social media along with a photograph of him signing his contract. “God has blessed us GREATLY! My Family & I are very thankful! @HoustonTexans #LetsWork.”

McCarron has passed for 928 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions and rushed for two scores.

The Raiders released him last week prior to a $3 million roster bonus being due.

Texans WR Demaryius Thomas Arrested for Vehicular Assault

Texans soon to be free agent wide out Demaryius Thomas was arrested for “vehicular assault” on Wednesday in connection with a February 16 crash in Denver, authorities say.

TMZ has the story:

Officials say Thomas was driving at speeds exceeding 70 MPH in a 30 MPH zone — which not only qualifies as reckless driving, but also felony vehicular assault.

We’ve obtained DT’s mug shot — you can Thomas suffered a left eyeball injury.

We previously reported, the 31-year-old ex-Broncos star was driving around Denver around 12:20 AM when witnesses say he lost control of his car, hit a curb and rolled 3 times before landing in a grassy median.

We spoke with Michael Tafoya, who happened to be driving in the Denver area around 12:20 AM when he saw the vehicle lose control, hit a curb and launch 20 feet into the air. The car then rolled 3 times before finally landing in a grassy median.

Cops and emergency personnel arrived to the scene a short time later and took over — managing to free Thomas and his 2 passengers.

Cops say all 3 people in the car were transported to a nearby hospital to be treated for injuries. One of the passengers suffered serious bodily injuries as a result of the crash.

A witness tells TMZ Sports … Thomas seemed to be fine other than a “hellacious knot” on his head.

Thomas played for the Broncos for nine seasons before being traded mid-way through this past year to the Texans. He’s now a free agent after Houston released him earlier this month.

Texans DL J.J. Watt Undergoes ‘Minor’ Knee Surgery

Now that the season is over and it’s time for players to get some work done on any lingering injuries.

One such player is star defensive lineman J.J. Watt, who according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport underwent a “minor” knee surgery following the conclusion of the team’s season.

Per Rapoport, Watt is “fine” and went under the knife to clean up an injury that bothered him this past season.

Guess the Score of the Texans-Jaguars and Win an Amazing J.J. Watt Bobblehead from Forever Collectibles

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Colts at Texans NFL Week 14 Inactives

Here’s today’s inactives for the Colts and Texans AFC South showdown:

Colts

TE Mo Alie-Cox
OT Le’Raven Clark
WR Dontrelle Inman
C Ryan Kelly
S Mike Mitchell
DT Hassan Ridgeway
RB Jonathan Williams

Texans

CB Deante Burton
WR Keke Coutee
RB D’Onta Foreman
OG Zach Fulton
DE Joel Heath
WR Vyncint Smith
DT Carlos Watkins

Texans Still Not Sure on If They Will Activate RB D’Onta Foreman

The Texans have yet to make a decision on the future of running back D’Onta Foreman, and have yet to decide if they will activate him from the reserve-physically unable to perform list.

The Texans have until Thursday afternoon to either activate the former University of Texas consensus All-American or have him miss the remainder of the season. Foreman has been practicing, but his 21-day window to be activated is about to expire.

“We’re talking about that,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “It’s definitely in the conversation.”

Foreman tore his Achilles tendon as a rookie a year ago against the Arizona Cardinals.

Foreman says he feels prepared to play again, but the Texans have to gauge his readiness and how they would adjust the roster to include him.

“I feel good, I feel great,” Foreman said last week. “I’m ready to go. I’ve been practicing. I feel very explosive. I’m cutting really good. I feel ready to go.”

Texans Wide Out DeAndre Hopkins Salutes QB Colin Kaepernick Prior to Game Against Browns

Texans All-Pro wide out DeAndre Hopkins is making a statement, as today when he showed up to NRG Stadium for the Texans game with the Cleveland Browns, he was wearing a jersey honoring free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Hopkins wore a black and white jersey with the words, “#IMWITHKAP,” and posted the picture on Twitter. The love that Hopkins showed got returned in a tweet back from Kaepernick.

Texans Win 8th Straight; Race Past Titans 34-17 to Move to 8-3

The spotlight of National TV was on the Texans Monday night, and a trio of Houston offensive stars delivered, as the Texans overcame an early 10-0 deficit to pound the AFC South rival Tennessee Titans 34-17.

It took about eight minutes and being down 10-0 to get going, but the Texans got going, and when they did they raced through the Titans defense for 34 points.

Deshaun Watson finished 19-of-24 for 210 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions while adding 70 yards and a score on the ground.

Lamar Miller
ran for 162 yards and a touchdown, and Demaryius Thomas caught his first two touchdowns in a Texans uniform.

The Texans put the game away in the second quarter on a matter of two plays. First they got a defensive stand on the Titans on the Texans three-yard line, and on the next play Miller sprinted 97 yards to pay dirt, turning a 14-10 game into a 21-10 game.

With the air out of the Titans balloons, the Texans continued to pour it on, as Ka’imi Fairbairn hit two field goals to push the lead to 27-10, and after Corey Davis caught a 48-yard touchdown pass from Marcus Mariota to make it 27-17, the Texans put the nail in the coffin with another scoring drive.

This time they went 60 yards in seven plays, with Thomas catching his second score of the night, this time from 10 yards out to end the scoring.

The win puts the team at 8-3, and they sit as the three-seed right now in the AFC. They play host to the Browns at home Sunday.