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Could Free Agent WR Antonio Brown Be in the Texans Plans?

Wide receiver Antonio Brown remains a free agent. The Patriots released Brown during the 2019 season after he played just one game for the franchise.

In the months since his exit from the NFL, the star wide receiver hinted at retirement – several times. However, he made it clear he wants to make a return at some point this season.

On Friday morning’s episode of “Get Up” one NFL insider provided the latest on Brown. ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler suggested the Houston Texans have shown the most interest in Brown so far, Andrew McCarty of The Spun reports.

While Fowler said the Texans have shown interest, he said there is “nothing imminent.”

Texans at Chiefs NFL Week One Final Injury Report

HOUSTON TEXANS
 
Status Report
  QUESTIONABLE WR Brandin Cooks (quadricep), RB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring), LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle)
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Tuesday WR Brandin Cooks (quadricep), DE J.J. Watt (not injury related)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday WR Brandin Cooks (quadricep), CB Phillip Gaines (hamstring), RB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring), LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle), CB Lonnie Johnson (hip)
  Tuesday RB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring), LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle)
  Wednesday WR Brandin Cooks (quadricep), RB Cullen Gillaspia (hamstring), LB Jonathan Greenard (ankle)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Tuesday CB Phillip Gaines (hamstring), CB Lonnie Johnson (hip)
  Wednesday CB Phillip Gaines (hamstring), CB Lonnie Johnson (hip), DE J.J. Watt (not injury related)
 
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
 
Status Report
(no players listed)
 
Practice Report
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday TE Travis Kelce (knee), DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Monday DE Alex Okafor (calf), S Juan Thornhill (knee), RB Darrel Williams (hamstring), TE Deon Yelder (groin)
  Tuesday TE Travis Kelce (knee), DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle), DE Alex Okafor (calf), S Juan Thornhill (knee), RB Darrel Williams (hamstring), TE Deon Yelder (groin)
  Wednesday TE Travis Kelce (knee), DT Derrick Nnadi (ankle), DE Alex Okafor (calf), S Juan Thornhill (knee), RB Darrel Williams (hamstring), TE Deon Yelder (groin)

Video: The Houston Texans 2019 Highlight Film – Pursuit of Greatness

The Houston Texans 2019 Highlight Film is out – relive all the highlights of the last season for the Texans in this official NFL Films video.

Texans 2020 Schedule Released, To Open in K.C. Vs Chiefs

The Texans last season were blown out of the playoffs after building a huge lead against the Chiefs. They won’t need long to try and get revenge in 2020.

The Chiefs will host Houston in the Thursday night NFL opener on September 14th. The Texans home opener will be on the 20th when they host Lamar Jackson and the Ravens.

Here’s the complete Texans slate from Twitter:

An Educated Guess at What the 2020 Texans Schedule Could Look Like

The 2020 Houston Texans schedule will be released in a televised event on Thursday night, and while we already know who the Texans will go up against and where, we don’t know in what order, or what may or may not be on prime time.

Here are the teams the Texans will play:

Home: Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Ravens, Bengals, Vikings, Packers, Patriots
Away: Colts, Jaguars, Titans, Steelers, Browns, Bears, Lions, Chiefs

Today we give a reminder of the teams that we will see the Texans in the 2020 season, and we give our guess in what order we will see them in.

(A quick sidebar – we are moving forward with this schedule as if the season will start and play out on time, with no issues due to the covid-19 pandemic).

Sunday 9/13 Week One at Jacksonville
Monday 9/21 Week Two vs Minnesota (Monday Night Football)
Sunday 9/27 Week Three vs Indianapolis
Sunday 10/4 Week Four vs Green Bay
Sunday 10/11 Week Five at Cleveland (NBC Sunday Night Football)
Sunday 10/18 Week Six at Chicago
Sunday 10/25 Week Seven vs Baltimore
Sunday 11/01 Week Eight BYE WEEK
Sunday 11/08 Week Nine vs New England
Sunday 11/15 Week Ten vs Tennessee (NBC Sunday Night Football)
Sunday 11/22 Week Eleven at Pittsburgh
Sunday 11/29 Week Twelve at Indianapolis
Sunday 12/06 Week Thirteen vs Cincinnati
Sunday 12/13 Week Fourteen at Kansas City (NBC Sunday Night Football)
Sunday 12/20 Week Fifteen at Detroit
Sunday 12/27 Week Sixteen vs Jacksonville
Sunday 01/03 Week Seventeen at Tennessee

Based on How It Stands Right Now, the Texans are Favored in Six Games in 2020

The 2019 Texans season ended with a thud, as the team had a huge lead in the divisional round against the Chiefs, only to collapse and lose to end the season.

Looking ahead to 2020, the NFL schedule won’t be out till May, but we know the teams that the Texans will play and where it will be.

With that, website BetOnline (www.BetOnline.ag, Twitter: @betonline_ag) has put out odds for all 32 teams in the league.

Here’s the rundown on what the site expects for Houston in 2020.

Houston Texans +3½ @ Chicago Bears
Houston Texans +3½ @ Cleveland Browns
Houston Texans +1 @ Detroit Lions
Houston Texans +4½ @ Indianapolis Colts
Houston Texans -3 @ Jacksonville Jaguars
Houston Texans +10½ @ Kansas City Chiefs
Houston Texans +5 @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Houston Texans +4½ @ Tennessee Titans
Baltimore Ravens @ Houston Texans +5
Cincinnati Bengals @ Houston Texans -6½
Green Bay Packers @ Houston Texans pk
Minnesota Vikings @ Houston Texans pk
Indianapolis Colts @ Houston Texans -1
Jacksonville Jaguars @ Houston Texans -8½
New England Patriots @ Houston Texans -1½
Tennessee Titans @ Houston Texans -1

Texans to Exercise Fifth-Year Option on QB Deshaun Watson

The Texans are expected to exercise their fifth-year 2021 club option for quarterback Deshaun Watson, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

It’s essentially a procedural formality because team intends to negotiate a huge deal with the two-time Pro Bowl selection. Watson’s fifth-year option is projected to cost $17.3 million.

Negotiations haven’t launched yet, per sources, but are expected to eventually heat up.

The Texans have had preliminary conversations about eventually negotiating a blockbuster contract with Watson’s agent, David Mulugheta. Everything has been positive so far, but it’s extremely early in the process and there’s no rush to get something done. The timing and amount of pending contract negotiations with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the Cowboys’ Dak Prescott will have some effect on Watson’s eventual contract.

Watson is entering the final year of a four-year, fully guaranteed $13.854 million contract that included a $8.215 million signing bonus. He’s due a $1.177 million base salary this year and a $1.177 million roster bonus.

Texans Make Deal for Cardinals Running Back David Johnson; Send WR Hopkins to Arizona

The Texans have been looking for a breakout player to help their run game in 2020, and are hopeful that a mega deal done with the Cardinals has done just that.

Houston and Arizona pulled off a big deal, as the Texans send wide out DeAndre Hopkins to the Cardinals for running back David Johnson.

The 28-year-old from Memphis, TV was dealt to the Texans on Monday according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.

The Cardinals in return for Johnson not only get stud wide out Hopkins, but also a fourth-round pick for Johnson and a second-round pick in 2020 and a fourth-round pick in 2021.

The Texans will take all of Johnson’s salary which includes a $14.156 million cap hit in 2020 and a $14 million cap hit in 2021.

Johnson’s breakout season came in 2016 when he rushed for 1239 yards and 16 touchdowns, averaging 4.2 yards per carry average.

The running back was a third-round selection (86th overall) in the 2015 NFL Draft out of Northern Iowa.

In five seasons Johnson has put up some gaudy numbers for the Cards, playing in 62 games rushing for 3,128 yards and 33 touchdowns.

Johnson also can make plays in the passing game, as he caught 208 passes for 2,219 yards and 15 touchdowns.

The former Northern Iowa back is heading into the second year of the three-year, $39 million extension he signed with the Cardinals.

Hopkins brings a huge passing game threat to the Cardinals, as in his career, all with Houston, he has caught 1,048 passes for 8,602 yards and 54 total touchdowns.