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Texans Founder Bob McNair Passes Away at Age 81

The Texans announced Friday evening that owner Bob McNair has passed away at age 81.

“Mr. McNair was an amazing man who made tremendous contributions to the NFL and the City of Houston,” Texans coach Bill O’Brien said. “He was a very caring, thoughtful and passionate individual. As much as he cared about winning, I think the thing I will remember most about Mr. McNair is the way he cared about the players. I know how much giving back meant to him, and his loyalty and generosity to the city of Houston and our community will never be forgotten. My thoughts and prayers are with Janice and the McNair Family.”

For more than 25 years, McNair chaired The Robert and Janice McNair Foundation, the Houston Texans Foundation and The Robert and Janice McNair Educational Foundation.

According to the Texans, throughout his life, McNair and his foundations donated more than $500 million. McNair also had been serving as the chairman of the NFL’s Finance Committee.

Steelers Star RB Le’Veon Bell to the Texans? One Exec Says Houston is a Dark Horse for His Services

Pittsburgh Steelers star Running Back Le’Veon Bell isn’t going to play this season after deciding to sit out when he and the team that drafted him could not make a deal.

With a year of rest underneath his belt, Bell won’t be in black and gold next season, but how about playing in Houston?

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report says that the dynamic back will probably be in New York next season, giving the Jets running back position the biggest upgrade it could possibly get (unless maybe they dealt for Rams running back Todd Gurley).

But, he also talks about some other teams in the mix for Bell’s services, and one of them could be the Texans, where he would give a HUGE upgrade to the offense.

Here’s the portion of the story about the Texans and Bell:

One of the executives added that a dark horse to watch is Houston. Bell, this person said, would transform the inconsistent Texans offense into the best in football.

So while it sounds like a long shot, how great would the Pack offense be with Bell running the football wearing Red and White next season?

Texans Officially Acquire Wide Out Demaryius Thomas From the Broncos

The Broncos have traded wide receiver Demaryius Thomas to the Texans in exchange for a 2019 fourth-round draft pick, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports. This according to sources informed of the deal.

The teams are also swapping seventh-rounders, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Thomas is the first big-name player to move on the final day trades can be executed. Thomas will immediately face his former team when the Texans host the Broncos on Sunday.

The Broncos moving the 30-year-old receiver was heavily speculated in recent weeks. Thomas’ production has waned this season as his rapport with Case Keenum hasn’t materialized. With $14 million in base salary for 2019, it was likely the end of the line for Thomas in Denver. Sitting at 3-5, staring at another lost season, getting a draft pick in compensation made sense.

Report: Texans Close to Making a Deal for Broncos WR Demaryius Thomas

The Texans are looking for help at the wide out spot, and one player it appears they have their eyes on is none other than Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas.

Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports that the Broncos and Texans are close to a deal in which Thomas would head to Houston for a mid-round pick.

The former first-round pick has 402 yards receiving this season to go along with three touchdowns. No doubt he and DeAndre Hopkins would make a great 1-2 punch at the wide out spot.

Texans Activate Safety Andre Hal From the Non-Football Illness List

The Texans got some amazing news on Saturday, as the team activated safety Andre Hal.

Hal was diagnosed with lymphoma this spring, but is in remission. Hal did untraditional treatments and didn’t undergo chemotherapy. He has been working out the entire time since being diagnosed. The Texans cut former Texas A&M outside linebacker Daeshon Hall to create a roster spot for Hal.

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