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 Latest Texans Player Notes
Jun 19 2014 - Will Yeatman
  T Will Yeatman was signed by the Texans Wednesday. He wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent by the Dolphins on March 11.

Jun 19 2014 - Tim Jackson
  DE Tim Jackson was signed by the Texans Wednesday.

Jun 18 2014 - Akeem Dent
  LB Akeem Dent was traded by the Falcons to Texans in exchange for quarterback T.J. Yates. Yates, 6-4, 217 pounds, was originally selected by the Texans in the fifth round (152nd overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft. He completed 101 of 166 passes (60.8 percent) for 1,100 yards with three touchdowns, six interceptions, and a 71.4 passer rating in 13 career games with Houston. Yates played in six games as a rookie in 2011, including five starts, leading the Texans to a 3-3 record after throwing for 949 yards on 82 of 134 passing (61.2 percent) with three touchdowns, three interceptions and an 80.7 passer rating. He led a pair of 80-yard touchdown drives and threw for 300 yards with a pair of scores in Week 14 of the 2011 season, earning him AFC Player of the Week honors and clinching the AFC South Division title for Houston. He played in four games in 2012 and saw action in three games in 2013 as a backup. The Marietta, Ga., native threw for 9,377 yards and 58 touchdowns while setting 37 school records during his collegiate career at the University of North Carolina. He attended Pope High School in Marietta, where he earned first-team all-region and first-team all-area honors after completing 160 of 289 passes (57 percent) for 2,305 yards, and 17 touchdowns as a senior. The Texans announced Tuesday they were releasing Yates, but that transaction wasn't reported to the league after the Falcons expressed interest. Dent, 6-1, 239 pounds, was originally selected by the Falcons in the third round (91st overall) in the 2011 NFL Draft. He played in 47 games with 20 starts totaling 130 tackles (87 solo), with 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and three passes defensed in three seasons in Atlanta.

Jun 17 2014 - Andre Johnson
  WR Andre Johnson intends to skip the team's mandatory minicamp this week. Johnson has three years and $31.5 million in base salary left on his contract, but does not want to be part of another rebuilding project. The Texans are coming off a 2-14 season. If Johnson does not show up for the minicamp, the team can fine him almost $70,000 and he may also have to forfeit a $1 million workout bonus. "Right now, that's all that he can do," Johnson's adviser and uncle Andre Melton told the Houston Chronicle on Monday. "We've done what we can do, so we're just sitting there waiting." Melton said he does not know if Johnson will hold out from next month's training camp. In May, Johnson questioned if he wanted to continue his career in Houston. "Nobody's been here as long as I have," he said. "You just kind of look at things; I've been thinking about things this offseason. And I just kind of wonder sometimes, 'Is this still the place for me?' " Johnson, who turns 33 next month, is coming off a season in which he made 109 catches for 1,407 yards with five touchdowns in 16 games.

Jun 13 2014 - Jadeveon Clowney
  LB Jadeveon Clowney had sports hernia surgery, coach Bill O'Brien said Friday at NRG Stadium. Clowney, the No. 1 overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft, has been dealing with a groin injury. O'Brien said Clowney was evaluated in Philadelphia and the team decided the best option was surgery. He will miss next week's mandatory three-day minicamp and is expected to return for training camp, which begins in late July. O'Brien said Clowney had not been dealing with the injury for long. The Texans decided it was best to immediately address the issue, which was why surgery occurred Thursday. "It was the best thing for J.D. and the best thing for our team and the best thing for our organization," O'Brien said. Clowney is expected to return to Houston on Friday afternoon. "He'll be ready to go for training camp," O'Brien said. "That's about all I'll say about that." Clowney was limited during the NFL Scouting Combine and dealt with a groin issue during South Carolina's pro day.

Jun 10 2014 - David Quessenberry
  OL David Quessenberry, diagnosed with lymphoma, was placed on the reserve/non-football illness list. The team said Quessenberry experienced "fatigue and a persistent cough" and almost immediately began chemotherapy treatments. Players on the NFI list are paid at the team's discretion, but Quessenberry is expected to receive his full salary. The 2013 sixth-round pick landed on injured reserve before Week 2 last season with a foot injury. He was hurt in practice. A walk-on at San Jose State, Quessenberry will be treated at world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center. "We are extremely confident in the care and treatment David will receive," Texans general manager Rick Smith said. "He is a fighter and a courageous young man and we look forward to his full and complete recovery. We will continue to support him and his family and look forward to his return to the team."

Jun 1 2014 - Kofi Hughes
  WR Kofi Hughes was claimed on waivers by the Texans from the Redskins May 28.

Jun 1 2014 - Conor Boffeli
  G Conor Boffeli was claimed on waivers by the Texans from the Vikings May 20.

Jun 1 2014 - Anthony Dima
  T Anthony Dima was claimed on waivers by the Texans from the Browns May 20.

Apr 30 2014 - Ricardo Mathews
  DL Ricardo Mathews was signed as an unrestricted free agent from the Colts by the Texans April 16.

Apr 7 2014 - Elbert Mack
  CB Elbert Mack was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Texans April 3.

Apr 7 2014 - Chris Clemons
  S Chris Clemons was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Texans from the Dolphins March 31.

Apr 7 2014 - Kendrick Lewis
  S Kendrick Lewis was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Texans from the Chiefs March 21.

Apr 7 2014 - Jerrell Powe
  NT Jerrell Powe was signed by the Texans March 18.

Apr 2 2014 - Garrett Graham
  TE Garrett Graham was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Texans March 14.

Apr 1 2014 - Jerrell Powe
  NT Jerrell Powe wasn't tendered as an exclusive-rights free agent by the Chiefs March 11.

Apr 1 2014 - Will Yeatman
  T Will Yeatman wasn't tendered as a restricted free agent by the Dolphins March 11.

Apr 1 2014 - Paul Hazel
  LB Paul Hazel was claimed on waivers by the Texans March 6.

Mar 21 2014 - Ryan Fitzpatrick
  QB Ryan Fitzpatrick signed with the Texans Thursday (March 20) a week after being released by the Titans. According to NFL.com, Fitzpatrick and the Texans reached an agreement on a two-year, $7.5 million contract that includes $4 million in guaranteed money. Fitzpatrick started nine games for the Titans last season in place of injured Jake Locker. He completed 217 of 350 passes for 2,454 yards with 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The 31-year-old veteran previously played for the St. Louis Rams, Cincinnati Bengals and Buffalo Bills, making 77 career starts since his rookie year in 2005.

Mar 5 2014 - Paul Hazel
  LB Paul Hazel was waived by the Browns Wednesday.

Dec 30 2013 - Andre Johnson
  WR Andre Johnson, who caught 109 passes for 1,407 yards, was happy to see the season end. The Texans were the first team in history to start 2-0 and finish 2-14. They lose nine games by seven or fewer points. "I'm glad what we went through is over," Johnson said. "I wouldn't wish a season like this on anybody. Words can't describe what this season was like. You never want to experience it again. There's nothing fun about it, but we made our bed, and now we have to lie in it."

Dec 26 2013 - Brad Smelley
  --FB Brad Smelley (calf) didn't participate in practice and won't play at Tennessee.

Dec 26 2013 - DeVier Posey
  --WR DeVier Posey (ankle) didn't participate in practice and won't play at Tennessee.

Dec 26 2013 - Dennis Johnson
  --RB Dennis Johnson (hip) didn't participate in practice and probably won't play at Tennessee.

Dec 26 2013 - Garrett Graham
  --TE Garrett Graham (hamstring) didn't participate in practice and may not play at Tennessee.

Dec 26 2013 - Brandon Brooks
  --RG Brandon Brooks, a third-round pick in 2012, started for the first time this season. Because the team has been such a disaster, the coaches say his solid performance hasn't received the attention he would get if the team were winning.

Dec 26 2013 - J.J. Watt
  --DE J.J. Watt has a team-high 9.5 sacks, but he hasn't recorded one in five consecutive games.

Dec 26 2013 - DeAndre Hopkins
  --WR DeAndre Hopkins caught the winning touchdown pass from Matt Schaub in the overtime conquest of the Titans in September. He has 48 catches for 767 yards and two touchdowns. He hasn't scored in the last nine games.

Dec 26 2013 - Andre Brown
  --RB Andre Brown (concussion) was upgraded to full participation in practice after being limited on Wednesday.

Dec 26 2013 - Ryan Fitzpatrick
  QB Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start again as he has done in every game since Jake Locker was injured. Fitzpatrick has a two-year contract, but it will be interesting to see if the Titans bring him back next year.

Dec 24 2013 - Dennis Johnson
  RB Dennis Johnson left the Denver game with a bruised hip and is questionable for Tennessee.

Dec 24 2013 - DeVier Posey
  WR DeVier Posey is expected to miss his third consecutive game because of a high ankle sprain.

Dec 24 2013 - Garrett Graham
  TE Garrett Graham has missed the last two games because of a hamstring injury and might be forced to sit out the Tennessee game.

Dec 24 2013 - Case Keenum
  QB Case Keenum could miss the Tennessee game because of ligament damage in his right thumb.

Dec 24 2013 - Johnathan Joseph
  CB Johnathan Joseph, the team's best cover corner, suffered a broken toe and will undergo surgery.

Dec 24 2013 - Randy Bullock
  K Randy Bullock kicked field goals of 45 and 35 yards. He's connected on 11 in a row after suffering a slump. He's 25-of-34 and has scored 100 points in his first season as the kicker.

Dec 24 2013 - Keshawn Martin
  WR Keshawn Martin had the only touchdown against Denver on a 15-yard pass from Matt Schaub. Martin also had a 51-yard punt return that set up a field goal.

Dec 24 2013 - Shane Lechler
  P Shane Lechler kicked eight times and averaged 44.9 yards, including a 42.3-yard gross. He put two inside the 20 and had no touchbacks. His hang time and placement, not to mention the coverage, limited Denver's Trindon Holliday to 4.2 yards on returns.

Dec 24 2013 - Whitney Mercilus
  OLB Whitney Mercilus recorded a sack against Denver, giving him seven, one more than he had as a rookie last season.

Dec 24 2013 - Ryan Griffin
  TE Ryan Griffin, a rookie sixth-round pick, started his second consecutive game in place of the injured Garrett Graham and led the team - again - with five catches for 66 yards. In his two starts, he's been targeted 11 times and has 11 receptions for 128 yards.

Dec 23 2013 - Andre Brown
  --RB Andre Brown (concussion) was feeling better when he boarded the team's charter after the game Sunday night, but head coach Tom Coughlin cautioned, "That doesn't mean anything." Brown will still have to pass the league's concussion protocol before he can return to practice.

Dec 19 2013 - Chris Clemons
  S Chris Clemons (knee/hamstring) was limited in practice.

Dec 18 2013 - Garrett Graham
  TE Garrett Graham (hamstring) didn't participate in practice and may not play against Denver.

Dec 18 2013 - J.J. Watt
  DE J.J. Watt has a league-best 30 sacks over the last two seasons. He also has a league-best 22 passes defensed.

Dec 18 2013 - Andre Johnson
  WR Andre Johnson has an NFL-best 20 games with at least 10 catches and 100 yards since the merger in 1970.

Dec 18 2013 - Case Keenum
  QB Case Keenum's thumb injury might be fortunate for him. He's coming off his worst game in the 25-3 loss last week at Indianapolis his eighth consecutive defeat as a starter. Keenum was 18-for-34 passing for 168 yards. He threw two interceptions and no touchdown passes. He was sacked four times, including once for a safety. His rating was 42.3. "He had a rough game overall," interim coach Wade Phillips said. "Sometimes young quarterbacks have to hit rock bottom to bounce back up. Some of them don't bounce back up and don't end up good quarterbacks. "He's a great kid. I think he takes the blame for everything, but we've got to help him. He saw the blitzes when they were coming, but seeing blitzes and getting rid of the football is different than just seeing them. "That and reading coverages is not an easy process, especially for a young quarterback to know exactly where to go with even though he goes through it over and over in his meetings."

Dec 17 2013 - Johnathan Joseph
  CB Johnathan Joseph has a groin injury and may not play against Denver. Joseph intercepted his third pass this season, easily the most on a defense that is last at forcing turnovers.

Dec 17 2013 - Justin Tuggle
  OLB Justin Tuggle has a hyperextended elbow and probably will miss the Denver game.

Dec 17 2013 - DeVier Posey
  WR DeVier Posey left the Indianapolis game with a high ankle sprain and may not be able to play against Denver.

Dec 17 2013 - Garrett Graham
  TE Garrett Graham missed the Indianapolis game because of a hamstring injury. He's expected to return against Denver.


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