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 Latest Texans Player Notes
Jul 28 2014 - Cody White
  G Cody White was placed on reserve/injured by the Texans Monday (July 28).

Jul 28 2014 - Alan Bonner
  WR Alan Bonner was placed on reserve/injured by the Texans Monday (July 28).

Jul 27 2014 - Cody White
  G Cody White was waived/injured by the Texans Sunday (July 27) and will be placed on reserve/injured after clearing waivers.

Jul 27 2014 - Alan Bonner
  WR Alan Bonner was waived/injured by the Texans Sunday (July 27) and will be placed on reserve/injured after clearing waivers.

Jul 27 2014 - Lawrence Sidbury
  OLBs Quentin Groves and Lawrence Sidbury were signed by the Texans Sunday (July 27). Groves previously played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. He had two sacks with the Browns in 2013 and has 8.5 for his NFL career. Sidbury was with the Indianapolis Colts last year but spent the season on injured reserve. He had a career-high four sacks in 2011. He is a former fourth-round draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons. Groves and Sidbury are expected to give the Texans depth behind starters Whitney Mercilus and No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney.

Jul 27 2014 - Quentin Groves
  OLBs Quentin Groves and Lawrence Sidbury were signed by the Texans Sunday (July 27). Groves previously played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals and Cleveland Browns. He had two sacks with the Browns in 2013 and has 8.5 for his NFL career. Sidbury was with the Indianapolis Colts last year but spent the season on injured reserve. He had a career-high four sacks in 2011. He is a former fourth-round draft choice of the Atlanta Falcons. Groves and Sidbury are expected to give the Texans depth behind starters Whitney Mercilus and No. 1 overall draft pick Jadeveon Clowney.

Jul 27 2014 - Ricky Sapp
  LB Ricky Sapp was declared active/non-football injury by the Texans Saturday (July 26).

Jul 27 2014 - Jonathan Grimes
  RB Jonathan Grimes was declared active/non-football injury by the Texans Saturday (July 26).

Jul 27 2014 - Brandon Brooks
  G Brandon Brooks was declared active/non-football injury by the Texans Saturday (July 26).

Jul 27 2014 - David Quessenberry
  G David Quessenberry, who is battling lymphoma, was declared active/non-football illness by the Texans Satuyrday (July 26).

Jul 27 2014 - Jadeveon Clowney
  LB Jadeveon Clowney was able to participate in practice while still rehabbing from surgery to repair a sports hernia surgery early last month. "I'm not going to put a percentage on it, but I know I'm not 100 percent," he said. "I'm getting better. (I'm) getting back at it, running around (and) learning the plays." Clowney missed the last two OTAs and the mandatory three-day minicamp because of the injury. He's making the transition from a 4-3 alignment in college to a 3-4 under defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. "It felt good to get back learning the playbook," Clowney said. "(I'm) just looking forward to getting back into the mix, and I'm looking forward to the season." He didn't do anything strenuous on Saturday. "No big challenge," he said. "It was just running around (and) learning the playbook still, being alert." Clowney works with new linebackers coach Mike Vrabel, who made the same transition when he left Ohio State for the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I think I have one of the best coaches in this business," Clowney said. "I'm just listening to him and talking to him. I'm listening to him more than anybody. "I'm a lot better than where I was (during OTAs). I've already learned a lot of the playbook. We have to keep pushing and getting better every day. I'm feeling very comfortable (but), I still have a lot of work to do."

Jul 27 2014 - Brian Cushing
  ILB Brian Cushing is on active/physically unable to perform as he continues to rehabilitate from surgery to repair a ligament in his knee and a fractured fibula. Cushing said he definitely will be ready to play before the Texans host Washington in the regular-season opener.

Jul 27 2014 - Louis Nix, III
  NT Louis Nix III, a third-round pick, is on active/physically unable to perform because of a sore knee. If he can't earn a starting job, the defensive line is in trouble. The other nose tackles Jerrel Powe, Ricardo Mathews and David Hunter are backups.

Jul 27 2014 - Kendrick Lewis
  FS Kendrick Lewis played for defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel at Kansas City, where Crennel was the head coach. Lewis started for the Chiefs last season when they improved to 11-5 from 2-14 in Crennel's last season. The Chiefs didn't bring him back, and Crennel convinced the Texans to sign him. He won the starting job early in the OTAs. Lewis knows the system better than any player on the defense.

Jul 27 2014 - Brooks Reed
  LB Brooks Reed worked inside during the OTAs after starting outside during his first three seasons. Reed has always played over the tight end, but new defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel wanted to see how smooth of a transition he could make and possibly start next to Brian Cushing. If Reed can play inside, Whitney Mercilus can move from the weak to the strong side to make room for rookie Jadeveon Clowney. Mercilus, another former first-round pick, had seven sacks last year in his first full season as a starter and 6 as a rookie coming off the bench. During the first day of camp, Reed was back outside. The coaches want him to be able to play both positions.

Jul 26 2014 - Andre Johnson
  WR Andre Johnson spent months away from the team, but when it came time for the Houston Texans to report to training camp Friday, the All-Pro wide receiver was back in formation. The 33-year-old wide receiver requested a trade and said he would not report to training camp after skipping offseason workouts and minicamp. His hard-line stance appeared to soften Monday when Johnson was seen at the team facility. It is not known if first-year head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith made assurances about Johnson's contract or future with the team. But coaches met with Johnson, starting the process of assimilating into the offensive system. 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, and made another change at quarterback with journeyman Ryan Fitzpatrick pegged to replace Matt Schaub. Johnson was subject to a $70,000 fine and forfeits a $1 million workout bonus by not taking part in workouts and team activities. "Right now, that's all that he can do," Johnson's adviser and uncle Andre Melton told the Houston Chronicle before minicamp. "We've done what we can do, so we're just sitting there waiting." 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?'"

Jul 25 2014 - David Hunter
  NT David Hunter was signed by the Texans Thursday (July 25).

Jul 23 2014 - Tyson Clabo
  T Tyson Clabo was signed by the Texans Wednesday (July 23). The 6-foot-6, 314-pound Clabo, 32, started all but one game last season for the Miami Dolphins. He was a starter with the Atlanta Falcons for seven seasons.

Jul 22 2014 - Chris Coyle
  TE Chris Coyle (6-4, 243) was signed by the Texans Tuesday (July 22). Coyle was re-signed after being added earlier in the offseason as an undrafted free agent.

Jul 22 2014 - Trevardo Williams
  LB Trevardo Williams was declared active/physically unable to perform by the Texans Monday (July 21).

Jul 22 2014 - Louis Nix, III
  NT Louis Nix (knee) was declared active/physically unable to perform by the Texans Monday (July 21).

Jul 22 2014 - Brian Cushing
  LB Brian Cushing (knee) was declared active/physically unable to perform by the Texans Monday (July 21).

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 - Chris Coyle
  TE Chris Coyle was waived 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 10 2014 - Quentin Groves
  LB Quentin Groves had his contract terminated by the Browns June 6.

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

Jun 1 2014 - David Hunter
  DT David Hunter was waived by the Buccaneers May 21.

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


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