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January 23, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
The Houston Texans will hire Denver offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak to take over the worst team in the league and help decide what to do with the first pick in the draft. Texans owner Bob McNair said during a news conference last night that the hiring won't be completed until later in the week. The Texans couldn't negotiate a contract with Kubiak until the Broncos were eliminated from the playoffs. McNair's announcement came about an hour after Denver lost to Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship Game.
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October 3, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
HOUSTON - Andre Johnson turned upfield, fell awkwardly forward and clutched the back of his right leg. In past seasons, an injury to their All-Pro receiver would've doomed the Texans. That was before they had Arian Foster. Foster rushed for 155 yards and scored the go-ahead touchdown after Johnson left with a hamstring injury, leading the Texans to a 17-10 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday. "I go into every contest thinking that I'm the go-to guy," Foster said.
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October 22, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
THE HOUSTON Texans look like the new bullies in the AFC - at least for now. Matt Schaub threw two touchdown passes, Arian Foster ran for two scores and the Texans dominated a showdown of the conference's top two teams, routing the Baltimore Ravens, 43-13, on Sunday. Johnathan Joseph returned an interception 52 yards for a touchdown and the Texans (6-1) finally beat Baltimore, which had won all six previous meetings and eliminated them from last year's playoffs. Schaub completed 23 of 37 passes for 256 yards and the Texans set a franchise record for points in a game and finished with 420 yards.
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April 4, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
The Houston Texans know the ultimate success for most NFL teams lies at quarterback. So when the Texans make the first selection in the NFL draft on April 20, they will choose Fresno State quarterback David Carr. That announcement, unusual in that it came more than two weeks before the draft, was announced yesterday by owner Bob McNair, although the decision was made by general manager Charley Casserly and coach Dom Capers. "To win, you have to have a good quarterback. Charley and his people have looked at this long and hard," McNair said.
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December 23, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
INDIANAPOLIS - Reggie Wayne will always remember last night's catch. The man with the expiring contract caught a 1-yard touchdown pass from Dan Orlovsky with 19 seconds left, giving the Colts their only lead of the game in a 19-16 victory over AFC South champion Houston. It's the second straight win for the Colts (2-13), who will have to fight off St. Louis and Minnesota for the No. 1 overall draft pick. Orlovsky, who played the last two seasons with Houston, also won his second straight game after losing his first nine NFL starts.
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September 20, 2010
LANDOVER, Md. - Neil Rackers kicked a 35-yard field goal with 3 minutes, 24 seconds left in overtime Sunday as Houston edged the Washington Redskins, 30-27. The Texans' Matt Schaub passed for 497 yards with three touchdowns and one interception. Was?FG Gano 41, 9:37. Was?FG Gano 27, 5:48. Hou?Jones 5 pass from Schaub (Rackers kick), 14:56. Was?Portis 1 run (Gano kick), 12:29. Was?Portis 1 run (Gano kick), 1:20. Hou?FG Rackers 47, 9:22. Was?Cooley 22 pass from McNabb (Gano kick)
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April 5, 2006 | Daily News Wire Services
Last week, an agent for Eric Moulds said the wide receiver wanted to play for the Eagles. That, obviously, didn't work out, and yesterday, he agreed to a contract with Houston and said the Texans have worked out a trade to acquire him from Buffalo. Moulds, who had the Bills' permission to seek a trade, agreed to a 4-year, $14 million contract that includes a $5 million signing bonus. It's not clear what the Texans traded to Buffalo, but it's believed to be a fourth- or fifth-round pick in this month's draft.
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January 8, 2012 | Associated Press
The Houston Texans turned to their kids, then to their stars, to win the first playoff appearance in franchise history, a 31-10 rout of the bungling Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie J.J. Watt's leaping interception return for a touchdown late in the first half propelled the Texans in Saturday's AFC wild-card game. Third-string quarterback T.J. Yates, another rookie pressed into action, threw a 40-yard touchdown pass to Andre Johnson, and Arian Foster followed with his second touchdown of the game, a 42-yard run in the fourth quarter, to finish off the Bengals (9-8)
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February 18, 2002 | Daily News Wire Services
The Houston Texans are expected to turn to Jacksonville's first college draft pick ever as their top pick in today's expansion draft. Tony Boselli, the expansion Jaguars' No. 1 pick out of Southern California in 1995, probably will be called on to help build another expansion team. "Boselli is a cornerstone," Texans offensive coordinator Chris Palmer said. "He will be a trivia question if we take him. He'd be the only guy ever picked by two expansion teams. " Boselli, selected for the Pro Bowl five times, played in only three games last season because of shoulder injuries.
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December 28, 2001 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
The Houston Texans, the NFL's newest franchise, have signed former Packer Matt Snider for their inaugural season next year, Snider's agent said yesterday. The team also is talking to Kevin Williams, a former starting free safety for the New York Jets. Snider, a fullback, played mostly on special teams with the Packers. He had no carries for no yards and no receptions. His agent, Joe Linta, said he signed a one-year deal. Texans spokesman Tony Wyllie said the team plans to hold a news conference tomorrow to introduce the first 10 players signed by the expansion club.
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May 13, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
TOM SAVAGE had to wait a bit longer than some expected, but the Springfield, Delaware County native is headed to perhaps an ideal situation. The Houston Texans, led by former Penn State coach and noted quarterback guru Bill O'Brien, made Savage the 120th overall pick of the NFL draft on Saturday, taking him with a compensatory selection late in the fourth round. "It means a lot," Savage said on a conference call with Houston reporters. "I think it's a great organization and I'm excited to get in there and just start working.
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May 12, 2014 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
Two years ago, Tom Savage, working construction with his father and desperately seeking one last college opportunity, thought his football playing days might be over. Now, after impressing in one season at Pittsburgh and dramatically raising his stock in recent months, the strong-armed quarterback from Cardinal O'Hara is set to begin a pro career. He was selected Saturday in the fourth round of the NFL draft, with the 135th overall choice, by the Houston Texans. "It was tough," Savage said.
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February 23, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
INDIANAPOLIS - Arkansas coach Bret Bielema has proposed a college football rules change that would slow down hurry-up offenses, by allowing the defense at least 10 seconds to substitute, before the next play is run. Obviously, if college football goes that way, there's a chance the movement will spread to the NFL, where teams such as the Eagles have been known to make playing uptempo a key component of their approach. Eagles coach Chip Kelly hasn't spoken to reporters at the NFL Scouting Combine, but one of Kelly's friends, who has a similar mindset, said yesterday he doesn't much like the idea, particularly in the pros.
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January 5, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Bill O'Brien says he understands how some people feel let down because he left Penn State after only two years as head coach, but he wants them to know that he didn't want to pass up a "once-in-a-lifetime" opportunity presented to him by the Houston Texans. O'Brien was introduced Friday as the Texans' new head coach at a packed news conference inside Reliant Stadium in Houston. And he made sure to reach out to his former players and Penn State fans during his opening remarks. "I want to thank Penn State for the opportunity they gave me to be their head football coach," he said.
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January 3, 2014 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, For the Daily News
STATE COLLEGE - He showed up as a no-name coach, but in two seasons, his dimple-chinned face became familiar to the blue-and-white faithful, and he did more than just keep a program afloat in an arduous scenario. Much to the chagrin of Penn State fans, however, Bill O'Brien will not be back for a third season. The 44-year-old will become the next head coach of the NFL's Houston Texans, ESPN reported Tuesday night, and an introductory news conference is expected today. Rumors of O'Brien's potential departure from Penn State swirled for a few weeks, but really gained steam Saturday, when ESPN reported that O'Brien, a former New England Patriots offensive coordinator who spent 5 years under Bill Belichick, was the "overwhelming favorite" to land the Texans job. He will take over a Houston side that won the AFC South in 2011 and '12 and has a core group of talent that includes defensive end J.J. Watt and wideout Andre Johnson.
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January 2, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After guiding Penn State to two winning seasons despite crippling NCAA sanctions, coach Bill O'Brien has reached an agreement to become head coach of the NFL's Houston Texans, according to several news outlets. The news was first reported late Tuesday night by ESPN, which quoted league sources. The Houston Chronicle said the agreement would be announced formally on Thursday and that O'Brien would be in attendance. There was no word on the length of the contract nor how much it will pay O'Brien, 44. The coach is on the hook for a buyout of close to $6.7 million, presumably to be taken care of by Houston, to get out of his Penn State contract, which still had 31/2 years left to run. The NFL Network quoted sources that said O'Brien agreed to the deal right at the deadline the Texans had set. O'Brien led Penn State to a 15-9 record in his two seasons, with his final game an upset victory at Wisconsin.
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January 1, 2014
The Eagles' home opponents for 2014 will be the Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, Rams, Seahawks, Jaguars, Titans, and Panthers. Their road opponents will be the Cowboys, Giants, Redskins, Cardinals, 49ers, Texans, Colts, and Packers. Information in Monday's editions was incorrect.  
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January 1, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn State's Bill O'Brien could be offered the job of head coach with the Houston Texans as early as Tuesday, ESPN reported Monday. The network quoted sources as saying the hiring of the Nittany Lions' coach was "imminent. " Reports indicated that Texans chairman Bob McNair wanted to wrap up negotiations with O'Brien by Tuesday, even though he said Saturday that the organization had a long way to go in its search for a successor to Gary Kubiak, who was fired on Dec. 6. The path for O'Brien was made clearer on Monday when a source told the NFL Network that the Texans would not interview San Diego offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, one of their reported targets, because of his involvement in the Chargers' playoff preparations.
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December 31, 2013 | BY STEPHEN PIANOVICH, Daily News Staff Writer pianovs@phillynews.com
STATE COLLEGE - Penn State's season has been over for a month, but a potential loss has fans on the edge of their seats. Bill O'Brien has been in talks to become the Houston Texans head coach, and was reported to be the "overwhelming favorite" for the job, according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter. It is the second straight year rumors of the Nittany Lions head coach bouncing to the NFL have surfaced, as he had discussions with the Cleveland Browns and the Eagles at this time a year ago. O'Brien has not said anything publicly since Penn State's last game - a win at Wisconsin on Nov. 30 - and when the ESPN report surfaced on Saturday afternoon, it sent the Penn State fan base into a frenzy.
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December 30, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
After two years as head coach of Penn State, helping successfully lead the Nittany Lions in the wake of crippling NCAA sanctions, is Bill O'Brien ready to head to the NFL? Citing unnamed league sources, ESPN reported Saturday that O'Brien has emerged as the "overwhelming favorite" to become the head coach of the Houston Texans, and that a deal could be worked out by later this week. According to the report, O'Brien and his agent, Neil Cornrich, met with Texans officials Thursday at O'Brien's home on Cape Cod. Both sides decided to hold "intensified" discussions in the next week that they hope will lead to an agreement.
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