Cowboys' Elliott inactive; Stafford will start for Lions
(AP Photo/Aaron Doster)Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott is inactive against San Francisco with a calf injury the two-time rushing championship has been battling for several weeks. Safety Deon Bush (foot) is also out after being listed questionable with Johnson. Cowboys: RB Ezekiel Elliott, QB Ben DiNucci, WR Malik Turner, CB Rashard Robinson, DE Bradlee Anae, LB Luke Gifford, DE Ron’Dell Carter. ___JACKSONVILLE AT BALTIMOREJaguars: CB Sidney Jones, CB Luq Barcoo, LB Quincy Williams, DT Daniel Ross, QB Jake Luton. Ravens: DE Calais Campbell, CB Jimmy Smith, CB Marcus Peters, RB Mark Ingram, LB Kristian Welch, DE Jihad Ward, C Trystan Colon-Castillo.
Falcons WR Julio Jones out again with hamstring injury
Jones had been listed as questionable after missing practice throughout the week with a hamstring injury. Even so, the winless Falcons’ secondary gets a boost with safeties Keanu Neal (hamstring) and Ricardo Allen (elbow) returning from injuries. ___PHILADELPHIA AT PITTSBURGHEagles: TE Hakeem Butler; RB Jason Huntley, WR DeSean Jackson, WR Alshon Jeffery, CB Avonte Maddox, QB Nate Sudfeld, DE Casey Toohill. Falcons: S Jaylinn Hawkins, WR Julio Jones, CB A.J. Ravens: RB Justice Hill, WR Chris Moore, QB Trace McSorley, DT Broderick Washington, DT Justin Ellis, OL Tyre Phillips.
Watson looks to help Houston Texans to 1st Super Bowl
Now the quarterback is focused on doing the same thing in the NFL with the Houston Texans. I won a state championship, I won a national championship, so of course Im trying to get a Super Bowl, he said. Im trying to ... be legendary. STARTING THINGS OFFThe Texans will get an early rematch with the Chiefs when they visit Kansas City on Sept. 10 to kick off the NFL season. They can help this team, help especially this offense, take it to a whole other level.___More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL
Houston Texans 2020 Offseason Position Preview: Tight Ends
Now comes 2020, and the tight end group is one of the more intriguing groups on the team. Here are three burning Texan questions on the tight end position:Do the Texans bring back free agent Darren Fells? However, he showed a great knack for watching the football, particularly in the red zone, where he set a team record for touchdown catches by a tight end with seven. At age 34, he is probably the tight end version of Carlos Hyde a solid veteran coming off an outlier season. The Texans have used three third round picks in the last two drafts on tight ends, so it's doubtful that they would use the 57th overall pick or their third round pick on a tight end.houstonpress.com
Texans hope for more production out of tight ends in 2019
HOUSTON - The Houston Texans havent thrown much to their tight ends in the past couple of seasons. In 2018, Ryan Griffin, Jordan Thomas and Jordan Akins combined for 745 yards on 61 catches and only 4 touchdowns, all by Thomas. This years crop of tight ends are similar to last years squad, but with Darren Fells replacing Ryan Griffin, and the Jordans having more experience. Lets take a look at this years tight ends:Air JordanJordan Thomas6-foot-5, 277 pounds2nd Year2018 Stats: 20 catches, 215 yards, 4 touchdownsWhat they say: Lightning and thunder baby. Im quicker, hes faster, hes more the thumper, Im more the go get the ball. Tight end Jordan Akins on the comparison to him and Jordan Thomas.
Texans training camp Day 2: DeAndre Hopkins joins teammates on practice field
NotableThe Texans practiced inside the Methodist Training Center practice bubble on what was a relatively mild day. Numbers to know:5The Texans will have five practices open to fans during training camp. The others are scheduled for Aug. 3, Aug. 10, Aug. 14 and Aug. 15. 99Thats the player rating earned by Hopkins on the latest edition of the popular Madden video game. Its the highest possible rating and Hopkins was the only offensive player in the NFL to receive it.