Chiefs suddenly among busiest NFL teams during offseason
The Kansas City Chiefs were supposed to be quiet during free agency, given the perennial AFC West champions had most of their big names tied up in long-term contracts and they already were bumping up against the salary cap. Brett Veach had other ideas. The uber-aggressive Chiefs general manager instead made a splash by signing former Texans safety Justin Reid and former Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, then turned the NFL on its head by swinging a blockbuster trade that sent three-time All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins for a package of draft picks.news.yahoo.com
🔒 Ari Alexander talks one-on-one with Texans safety Justin Reid
Hello all - Ari Alexander here. One of the most open and accessible Texans players, Justin Reid stopped by the studio to chat with me about his desire to win the Walter Payton Man of the Year and why it’s so important for him to give back to the community.
Tom’s still too much for the Texans, but there were bright spots in the game
Hey guys, it’s Ari Alexander checking in from NRG Stadium where the Texans learned (again) what Tom Brady is all about. Houston showed some good things in the 23-16 loss. They also showed the defense has plenty of work to do against top level NFL offenses with Brady torching them.
Houston Texans players partner with local plumbing company to provide free repairs
HOUSTON – A trio of Houston Texans has teamed up with a local plumber to provide free repairs after last month’s winter freeze. Former Houston Texan Chester Pitts, along with Texans Whitney Mercilus and Justin Reid, has donated $30,000 to fix homes throughout Houston. Amaro is a plumber and noticed many of the people who reached out to him for repairs could not afford to pay for the job. [Chester] did tell me he would reach back out,” said Amaro, owner of Superior Plumbing Solutions LLC. Ad“We linked up: me, Whit, and Justin and we were like hey this is something we can do,” Pitts said.
NFL Week 11: Texans 27, Patriots 20 — Four Winners, Four Losers
Aside from 2014, the Texans have played the Patriots in every regular season since 2012, and twice in the postseason. Then, the Texans broke through and won last season, and we all thought maybe our little baby — the Texans — were all grown up. Well, on Sunday, Reid finally had a vintage Reid game, leading the team in tackles (9), and getting his first career sack. Anthony WeaverWhen you talk about so many beleaguered players on the Texans' defense, well, numerous flummoxed players equals one wildly frustrated and emotional defensive coordinator. Somewhere, the oft-criticized (and currently on the injured reserve list with a concussion) David Johnson was watching this game, and the Texans' run blocking, saying "See?...houstonpress.com
The Latest: Home teams now 65-65-1 in this pandemic season
That means that going into tonight’s Saints-Buccaneers showdown, home teams are 65-65-1 so far this season. That homefield advantage has largely been erased with sparse crowds or no fans at games because of the coronavirus pandemic. Las Vegas though has taken control on its first two drives of the second half. Neither had started an NFL game, but both have been in the league much longer than DiNucci. The Tennessee Titans already lost left tackle Taylor Lewan for the season, and now they are without left guard Rodger Saffold.
Henry, Titans rally past Texans 42-36 in OT, remain unbeaten
Henry took a direct snap and ran 5 yards for a touchdown 3:30 into overtime and the Titans remained undefeated, rallying to beat the Houston Texans 42-36 on Sunday. “Obviously, we all witnessed somebody taking a game over,” Titans coach Mike Vrabel said of Henry. Watson's final TD pass put Houston (1-5) up 36-29 with 1:50 left, but his pass to Randall Cobb on the 2-point conversion attempt failed. Brown on a 7-yard TD pass with 4 seconds left. Watson answered two plays later with a 53-yard TD pass to Will Fuller for a 30-29 lead with 8:37 left.
The Latest: Tagovailoa gets first NFL snaps in Miami win
Brady hit Rob Gronkowski for a 12-yard touchdown with 1:02 left in the second quarter to cap the rally. Mayfield threw a pick-six to Minkah Fitzpatrick in the first quarter and another pick in the second quarter set up a Pittsburgh touchdown. The Steelers lost inside linebacker Devin Bush to a left knee injury in the second quarter. ___2:20 p.m.Andrew Thomas is back at left tackle for the New York Giants to start the second quarter. The winless Giants have a 13-10 lead over Washington late in the second quarter.
Texans hoping to get win in their first week without Bill O’Brien
HOUSTON – The Texans are preparing for their first game since the end of the Bill O’Brien era. Houston is 0-4, but hoping for a fresh start and a win over a beatable division rival, the Jacksonville Jaguars. One way to do a better job of tackling is to have live tackling drills. Other than that, no, I think the tackling shouldn’t be too big of an issue more than it is any other year.”Does the team think the Texans can turn this around? I think that’s been good for our leaders on the team to step up and do that.
Bill O’Brien, several Texans players take a knee during National Anthem
HOUSTON – Prior to the beginning of the Texans home opener against the Baltimore Ravens, head coach and general manager Bill O’Brien took a knee, along with several Texans players, during the National Anthem on Sunday. The Texans players taking a knee included Deshaun Watson, Kenny Stills, Justin Reid, Eric Murray, Keion Crossin, Randall Cobb, Deandre Carter and Vernon HargreavesIn Week 1 against the Kansas City Chiefs, the Texans stayed in the locker room for the national anthem.
True Hero! Houston Texans players rally behind Kenny Stills after he was arrested during a Breonna Taylor protest
All rights reserved)HOUSTON Houston Texans Wide Receiver Kenny Stills was arrested during a Breonna Taylor protest in Louisville. In Louisville, several protesters, including Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth and Real Housewives of Atlanta star Porsha Williams were arrested. Stills is facing a felony charge and his teammates and others reacted across social media. Justin Reid (@jreid_viii) July 15, 2020According to ESPNs Cameron Wolfe, Stills has been released from jail, and added his own thoughts. So Kenny Stills (@KSTiLLS) was just released from jail 30 mins ago.
Houston Texans 2020 Offseason Position Preview: Safeties
So, without further ado, let's get to three burning questions about the Houston Texans' safety position group this 2020 offseason:Is Justin Reid ready to leap to the Pro Bowl? Reid making the leap to Pro Bowl level is almost a necessity for the Texans to accomplish their goals in 2020. Addae signed with the Texans well after the initial wave of free agency last season, on a near veteran minimum deal. The Texans need to find a veteran third safety. If not, there should be a long list of veteran safeties over the age of 30 who are looking for backup work on a good team.houstonpress.com
Will Fuller Undergoes Successful Sports Hernia Surgery
AS first reported by Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, Will Fuller underwent sports hernia surgery over the weekend:Texans wide receiver Will Fuller underwent sports hernia surgery to repair groin injuries sustained during regular season that he aggravated in playoff loss to Chiefs, according to sources. Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) January 25, 2020It wouldn't be a Texans offseason if Will Fuller wasn't getting some part of his anatomy surgically repaired. Texans with Fuller, Texans without FullerThe Texans are a clearly different team with Fuller than without Fuller in the lineup, having gone 8-3 with a healthy Fuller, and just 2-3 without Fuller. The effect of Fuller can be seen in two key stats from the regular season yards per attempt and third down conversions. For the majority of the season, when Fuller was hurt, it was a hamstring injury that was dogging him.houstonpress.com
Justin Reid Announces Repaired Shoulder on Social Media
As for the Texans, we got great news on the injury front last last week, as safety Justin Reid announced from his hospital bed that his injured shoulder is repaired and will be good to go, very soon! I haven't heard confirmation as to EXACTLY when Reid tore the labrum in his shoulder, but he tweeted last week that it happened before the season. I do remember a preseason practice with the Detroit Lions where Reid left the practice field for an extended period of time, and was clearly favoring a shoulder. Conley is an underrated x-factor for next season, as he started to look more comfortable as the season wore on. He's a former first round pick with two more seasons still remaining on his rookie deal.houstonpress.com
The Anthology of Texans Safety Justin Reid, Red Zone Problem Solver
Justin Reid has been the rock of this Texans secondary for the last two seasons. We don't know exactly what caused the Texans to sour on Gaine, and we may never know the full truth. Not even two seasons in, Reid already has the swagger and savvy of a veteran leader, and the productivity to match. So let's relive the magic of Texans' safety Justin Reid, who when it comes to solving problems for the Texans in the shadows of their own goalposts, is basically like The Wolf from "Pulp Fiction." 101 yard pick six for Texans rookie Justin Reid ???houstonpress.com
Bye week comes at perfect time for Texans
(PhotoHOUSTON - The Texans are in their bye week, and it couldn't have come at a better time. The bye week is a great time to rehab and rest, and head coach Bill O'Brien said the injured players will still receive treatment. Every NFL team, of course, gets a bye week. "I think any time the bye week comes halfway through the season, it's a good thing," O'Brien said. But the bye week is essential for the mental health of the players, as well.
Texans beat Jaguars in first-ever game at Wembley Stadium
Dreamed of playing in Wembley stadium when I was a young kid. I was playing ftbol at the time so not exactly the same way I pictured it but hey... dreams still do come true. pic.twitter.com/34A9yZzSpN Justin Reid (@jreid_viii) November 2, 2019Thanks for coming out to PLAY 60 with us today! pic.twitter.com/zpW2hUOSJC Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 2, 2019Thankful for this opportunity, but as you can see we STAY LIT #LondonGang pic.twitter.com/iNV4nLgfve Buddy Howell (@GregoryCG8) November 2, 2019LONDON, England (KTRK) -- The Houston Texans are taking over across the pond.The team arrived in London Friday morning ahead of their match-up Sunday versus division rival Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.It was the first time in franchise history the Texans played in London.The Texans dominated the Jaguars, winning 26-3.Dedicated Texans fans traveled abroad to cheer on the team.The devoted fans took over a pub for a Traveling Texans group pep rally Friday evening.One die-hard British fan has been following the team since 2011. Every year, he makes the journey to the U.S. to see the Texans.This year, he's going to at least six Texans game, including Sunday's London game.Defensive Back Justin Reid tweeted Saturday that he has dreamed of playing at Wembley Stadium since he was a child.The team even took time on their trip to visit with children and run drills as part of NFL's Play 60.abc13.com
Texans take on Jaguars in first-ever game at Wembley Stadium
Dreamed of playing in Wembley stadium when I was a young kid. I was playing ftbol at the time so not exactly the same way I pictured it but hey... dreams still do come true. pic.twitter.com/34A9yZzSpN Justin Reid (@jreid_viii) November 2, 2019Thanks for coming out to PLAY 60 with us today! pic.twitter.com/zpW2hUOSJC Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) November 2, 2019Thankful for this opportunity, but as you can see we STAY LIT #LondonGang pic.twitter.com/iNV4nLgfve Buddy Howell (@GregoryCG8) November 2, 2019LONDON, England (KTRK) -- The Houston Texans are taking over across the pond.The team arrived in London Friday morning ahead of their match-up Sunday versus division rival Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium.It's the first time in franchise history the Texans will play in London.Kickoff is Sunday at 8:30 a.m. central time.Dedicated Texans fans traveled abroad to cheer on the team.The devoted fans took over a pub for a Traveling Texans group pep rally Friday evening.One die-hard British fan has been following the team since 2011. Every year, he makes the journey to the U.S. to see the Texans.This year, he's going to at least six Texans game, including Sunday's London game.Defensive Back Justin Reid tweeted Saturday that he has dreamed of playing at Wembley Stadium since he was a child.The team even took time on their trip to visit with children and run drills as part of NFL's Play 60.abc13.com
Here's how your favorite Houston celebs dressed up for Halloween
Rock is about finding who you are. You don't necessarily have to play your instrument very well at all. If you need a couples costume idea, Watson's could work as his date dressed as the character Sally from the same film.Texans' linebacker Whitney Mercilus embodied what it takes to "Rock on!" as he and other players went as the band KISS.Safety Justin Reid took everybody back to Westeros, dressing up as the Night King from "Game of Thrones. "But the one who made all of our Halloween costume dreams come true was DeAndre Hopkins, who might give Will Smith a run for his money as the Genie in "Aladdin.abc13.com
Texans highlights: Reids exchange jerseys, moment of silence for fallen deputy
HOUSTON - Although the Houston Texans were defeated by the Carolina Panthers, there were some highlight moments that happened before and after the game. Here are two big highlights that happened at NRG Stadium:Moment of Silence for fallen deputyThe Texans took a moment before Sunday's game against the Panthers to honor Sandeep Dhaliwal. In a news release, the team said their thoughts are with his family, friends and fellow officers. Watch the moment of silence here:Reid brothers trade jersey post-Texans-Panthers gameTexans football safety Justin Reid and his brother, Pathers football safety Eric Reid, met after the game to exchange each other's jerseys both signed. Watch the full exchange here:Copyright 2019 by KPRC Click2Houston - All rights reserved.
Watson, Watt lead way as Texans outlast Chargers, 27-20
Deshaun Watson threw for 351 yards and hit Jordan Akins with two of his three touchdown passes, and J.J. Watt had two of the Texans' five sacks of Philip Rivers in their 27-20 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. PHOTOS: Texans take on ChargersKeenan Allen caught 13 passes for a career-high 183 yards and two touchdowns from Rivers, who passed for 318 yards in the Bolts' second straight loss. Houston went up 27-17 with 9:40 to play on a typically magical effort by Watson , whose escape abilities usually kept him one step ahead of the Chargers' tough pass rush. The Chargers trimmed the lead to seven points and then drove into Houston territory in the final minute, converting two fourth downs along the way. After Rivers' fumble ended Los Angeles' next drive deep in Texans territory, Watson hit a wide-open Akins for a 15-yard TD to put Houston ahead late in the third.
PHOTOS: Texans take on Saints in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA - SEPTEMBER 09: Taysom Hill #7 of the New Orleans Saints catches the ball for a touchdown as Justin Reid #20 of the Houston Texans defends during the second half of a game at the Mercedes Benz Superdome on September 09, 2019 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)Hide Caption
Justin Reid returns to practice field at Texans camp
HOUSTON - Day five of Texans training camp saw a familiar face return to the practice field and the big smile upon arrival to the morning workout belonged to Texans second-year safety Justin Reid. Reid had offseason wrist surgery and worked out Monday in a soft cast, but that didn't hold him back. Out here having fun with the guys, able to make a few plays out on the field, it feels really good to be back. The past week, I felt like I was just twiddling my thumbs so it feels good to be on the field again," Reid said. Bill O'Brien talked about his expectations for Reid this year, saying:"He had a really good rookie year.
Camp Texans Day 5: Safety Justin Reid returns after car crash
Monday's big momentThe big moment Monday at Texans training camp was the return of safety Justin Reid. Reid was involved in a car crash last week. It feels amazing to be back on the field with the fellas, Reid said after practice. Number(s) to know:3The number of interceptions for Justin Reid during his rookie season last year. Watt also led the Texans in quarterback hits with 25 and sacks with 16.
Camp Texans Day 4: Jordan Akins makes tremendous catches during training
HOUSTON - Sunday marked day four of Texans training camp and the second day in full pads. Tight end Jordan Akins made a couple of tremendous catches, including a one-handed grab. Three things to knowToday was a scheduled rest/off day for wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins, wide receiver Will Fuller, cornerback Johnathan Joseph and offensive lineman Matt Kalil. Wide receiver and return specialist DeAndre Carter is the only player remaining on the active/physically unable to perform list. 12: Thats the number of rushing touchdowns the Texans had in 2018.
Houston Texans safety Justin Reid doing OK after crash involving drunk driver
As some of you know, I was involved in an accident last night from being hit from behind by a drunk driver. Thankfully aside from a few bruises, nobody involved was seriously injured Justin Reid (@jreid_viii) July 21, 2019I feel better than I do sometimes after football games lol Justin Reid (@jreid_viii) July 21, 2019Thank God you are good bro. Glad to hear no one was seriously injured!! Felicia Wheaton (@ItsFeliciaW) July 22, 2019HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- Houston Texans safety Justin Reid is okay after he says he was involved in a crash with a drunk driver.Reid, 22, tweeted that his vehicle was rear-ended Saturday night. Glad to hear no one was seriously injured!!abc13.com
Four Thoughts On The Houston Texans' Madden 2020 Scores
And you know who cares more about Madden scores than anybody else? It was Anderson, who was steamed and incredulous over how the programmers of Madden had dissed him with a player score in the mid 60s somewhere. In the ten years since then, with the rise of social media and online gaming, the importance of the Madden scores have exploded, with many players taking great umbrage with their scores each season. The 2019 scores were released earlier this week, and the Texans' player scores contain some very interesting wrinkles. Somehow, the good folks programming the Madden game found Deshaun Watson to be a lesser quarterback than Jared Goff and Baker Mayfield (both scored an 83).houstonpress.com