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Texans Ink LB Xavier Woodson-Luster After Minicamp Tryout

The Texans signed former Arkansas State linebacker Xavier Woodson-Luster following a rookie minicamp tryout, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

The Texans cut rookie linebacker Chase Middleton, an undrafted free agent from Georgia State, according to his agent.

Woodson-Luster has previous stints with the Oakland Raiders, Buffalo Bills and Cleveland Browns.

Texans to Ink Former Chargers Starting Safety Jahleel Addae

The Texans are signing former Chargers starting safety Jahleel Addae, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Addae went undrafted out of Central Michigan and played six seasons for the Chargers before being released this offseason.

Addae, 29, started every game for Los Angeles last season, recording 75 tackles, one interception and one sack.

He had 96 tackles two seasons ago for the Chargers along with a half-sack.

For his career, Addae has recorded 372 tackles, 4 1/2 sacks, two interceptions and two forced fumbles.

Texans’ TE Ryan Griffin Arrested for Punching Hotel Window in Nashville

Texans tight end Ryan Griffin is in hot water today after being arrested Friday evening in Nashville for allegedly punching out a hotel window.

The Houston Chronicle states the 29-year-old shattered a front window at the Hotel Indigo about 11:40 p.m. Friday evening.

The 29-year-old tight end faces charges of vandalism and public intoxication for the incident.

“We are aware of the incident regarding Ryan Griffin. We are gathering information and will have no further comment at this time,” the Texans released in a statement.

Police said that Griffin appeared intoxicated and unsteady when they arrived at the hotel. They said that his left hand and fingers were bleeding.

Last season the tight end caught 24 passes for 305 yards and no touchdowns. This offseason Griffin underwent surgery for a sports hernia.

Check Out the Complete 2019 Houston Texans Schedule

The 2019 NFL Schedule is out – and Texans fans you can start to look at what trips you want to take and days off as well!

Here it is – the complete 2019 Texans slate!

Sept. 9 at New Orleans Saints (Mon) 7:10
Sept. 15 Jacksonville Jaguars 1:00
Sept. 22 at Los Angeles Chargers 4:25
Sept. 29 Carolina Panthers 1:00
Oct. 6 Atlanta Falcons 1:00
Oct. 13 at Kansas City Chiefs 1:00
Oct. 20 at Indianapolis Colts 1:00
Oct. 27 Oakland Raiders 1:00
Nov. 3 at Jacksonville Jaguars (London) 9:30 AM
Bye
Nov. 17 at Baltimore Ravens 1:00
Nov. 21 Indianapolis Colts (Thu) 8:20
Dec. 1 New England Patriots* 8:20
Dec. 8 Denver Broncos 1:00
Dec. 15 at Tennessee Titans 1:00
Dec. 21 or 22 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers TBD
Dec. 29 Tennessee Titans 1:00

Texans 2019 Schedule to be Released on Wednesday Evening

Get ready Texans fans – the NFL schedule is ready to be released!

The league announced today that the full slate for all 32 teams including all the big prime-time and holiday games will be released on Wednesday evening in a televised event.

If you have forgotten by now, here’s the teams that the Texans will take on this upcoming season.

Home: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Atlanta Falcons, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Oakland Raiders.

Away: Indianapolis Colts, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, Baltimore Ravens, Kansas City Chiefs, Los Angeles Chargers, New Orleans Saints, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Texans Veteran Safety Andre Hal Announces Retirement

A survivor of lymphoma who made an inspirational comeback last season, Texans veteran safety Andre Hal has retired from the NFL, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

It was a surprise that Hal is walking away from the NFL.

In his announcement, Hal emphasized that his decision isn’t related to his health. The former seventh-round draft pick from Vanderbilt said he is simply walking away on his own terms.

“One thing I’ve learned in life is that change is inevitable and life goes through seasons,” Hal wrote. “This season of my life has come to an end. I will be retiring from the NFL. My health did not have anything to do with my decision.”

“I am completely healthy. Thank you to the Houston Texans organization for giving me the opportunity to live my childhood dream. I also want to thank my family and and friends for all their support. I truly appreciate it.”

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.