Texans Add QB Josh Johnson, Cut Veteran DL Kendall Langford

The Texans on Tuesday signed veteran Josh Johnson and cut former Raiders quarterback Matt McGloin, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans also cut veteran defensive lineman Kendall Langford. That clears a roster spot to activate tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz from injured reserve-designated to return.

Johnson is a well-traveled former Tampa Bay Buccaneers fifth-round draft pick.

He’s played for the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers, New York Jets, Indianapolis Colts, Buffalo Bills, Cincinnati Bengals, Buffalo Bills and Baltimore Ravens.

He was cut by the New York Giants prior to the start of the regular season.

Texans QB DeShaun Watson Gives His Game Check to Three Women Impacted by Hurricane Harvey

Texans rookie quarterback DeShaun Watson wasn’t looking to be in the public eye with his latest display of charity, but you have to love what he did, taking his first game check and handing it over to three women who lost all of their worldly possession in the Hurricane that impacted much of Houston.

Watston is due to make roughly $23,250 a game this season, a great gesture for a young man trying to make an impact in the community and helping others.

Jaguars vs Texans NFL Week One Inactives


T.J. Yeldon (RB)
Rashad Greene (WR)
Mychal Rivera (TE)
Dede Westbrook (WR)
Tyler Gaffney (RB)
Blair Brown (LB)
Jalen Myrick (CB)


Deante’ Gray (WR)
Will Fuller (WR)
Alfred Blue (RB)
Jaelen Strong (WR)
Matthew Godin (DT)
Treston Decoud (CB)
Ufomba Kamalu (DT)
Carlos Watkins (DT)

Texans and Cowboys Preseason Game Moved From Houston to Arlington

As expected, the Texans’ game against the Cowboys has been moved from NRG Stadium to AT&T Stadium on Thursday night, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The last preseason game was scheduled to be played in Houston, but rain and floods from Hurricane Harvey forced the game to be moved to Arlington.

Kickoff time remains at 7 p.m.

The Texans couldn’t return to Houston after their Saturday night game at New Orleans, so they relocated to Dallas. They’re practicing at The Star, the Cowboys’ facility.

Texans coach Bill O’Brien Sticking with Tom Savage at QB

Houston Chronicle

Texans coach Bill O’Brien reiterated in no uncertain terms that Tom Savage is his starting quarterback after a convincing start to the preseason, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Savage has completed 85 percent of his throws for 167 yards on 17 of 20 passing for 167 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions and a 118.1 passer rating.

While complimentary of rookie backup quarterback Deshaun Watson, O’Brien has no intentions of a rotation or special packages involving the All-American quarterback from Clemson at this time.

“Tom’s the starter,” O’Brien said Tuesday. “Tom has really had a good camp. He’s only thrown three incompletions in two games. He’s got a really good command of the offense.”

Midway through the preseason, Watson has completed 18 of 35 passes for 281 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s rushed for two touchdowns, gaining 34 yards on seven carries.

“Deshaun is a very, very good young player who has a bright future in this league,” O’Brien said. “Let’s put the cards on the table, but Tom has been here for four years. The way we want to play, the style relative to getting guys lined up, protection points, route reads, putting guys in the right spots, Tom’s ahead of Deshaun.”

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Bill O’Brien Announces Tom Savage as Texans Starting QB for First Preseason Game

Texans coach Bill O’Brien disclosed what he expects from his three quarterbacks in the first preseason game Wednesday at Carolina, John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Tom Savage, Deshaun Watson and Brandon Weeden will play against the Panthers.

“Tom’s going to start the game,” O’Brien said. “Deshaun and Brandon will play.”

As for how much time the quarterbacks will play, O’Brien said, “You have no idea how the game’s going to play out. How long is this drive? How long is that drive? You have to play it by ear relative to how the game goes.”

Savage, who has taken every snap with the first team during training camp, needs all the repetitions he can get because he’s started only two games in his first three seasons.