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NFL 'New Rules' on COVID Protocol Rules: 'No Rules'?

The NFL is attempting to put the COVID-19 crisis behind it, as on Thursday comes a report from NFL.com that the league and the NFLPA have agreed to "suspend all aspects of the joint COVID protocols.''. The move is "effective immediately,'' Tom Pelissero writes, adding, "No more masks, tracking devices,...
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NFL Draft vs. Free Agency?: Texans Reveal RB Needs

INDIANAPOLIS -- Tuesday marked a first for Houston Texans' general manager Nick Caserio as he took the podium inside the Indianapolis Convention Center. The COVID-19 pandemic shut down his first Indy appearance as the Texans GM, so he's making up for lost time. Another first could be on the horizon...
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Texans Lovie: 'Unfinished Business' in NFL

At 63 years old, Lovie Smith wasn't sure he'd get another opportunity to be a head coach in the NFL. But thanks to the Houston Texans, Smith is back, and he said he has "unfinished business." "I think I'm just a football junkie at heart and I love the game,"...
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Laremy Tunsil Talk: Is Texans O-Lineman On Trade Block?

INDIANAPOLIS -- Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio said Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine that the team is "open-minded" when it came to options for the No. 3 pick. Would that include potentially trading Pro Bowl offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil?. Caserio said he's spoken with Tunsil, but did not...
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Texans Targets: Caserio Pinpoints Offseason Offensive Needs

If anything has been learned about Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio in the last year, it's that he isn't afraid to overhaul the roster. It appears this will be the case again in 2022. The Texans lack offensive weapons, with just one tight end and three running backs currently...
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Texans Trade? Houston 'Open-Minded' with No. 3 NFL Draft Pick

HOUSTON — Nick Caserio is a general manager who is always open for business. The Houston Texans have the No. 3 selection in the 2022 NFL Draft, and Caserio has not shied away about the chance of trading the pick. Caserio first mentioned the possibility to deal the pick...
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Texans' Nick Caserio Updates Deshaun Watson Trade Saga: 'Day to Day'

The Houston Texans aren't yet ready to trade Deshaun Watson. But at least they are now talking about him. Privately, and now publicly. Texans general manager Nick Caserio addressed the troubled star quarterback Tuesday at the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, saying the organization is assessing the situation "day to day."
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Texans GM on Coach Lovie Smith vs. Brian Flores: 'Right Choice'

INDIANAPOLIS -- Before Lovie Smith was promoted by Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio to head coach, three other candidates were in the running. Former NFL quarterback Josh McCown was considered to be the front-runner, followed by Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon and former Miami Dolphins head coach Brian Flores.
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'Mutual Interest': Could Texans Bring Back Star Safety?

INDIANAPOLIS -- Houston Texans general manager Nick Caserio was open and honest about the status of safety Justin Reid entering the offseason. Much like the coaching staff, Caserio is all about continuity as the team enters Year 2 of its new regime. With Lovie Smith being promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach, the defense is expected to be the same with an emphasis on zone coverage.
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Texans Fans: How Much Love is There for Lovie?

Lovie Smith was promoted from defensive coordinator to head coach of the Houston Texans less than a month ago. It came as somewhat of a surprise, since the Texans announced they were interviewing three candidates for the job, and Smith wasn't one. We do know that Texans' players have embraced...
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Texans Free Agency Profile: Is Desmond No. 1 Cornerback?

HOUSTON — The Houston Texans were a bad defensive team in 2021, surrendering 384 yards and 26 points per game. Their scoring defense was sixth-worst in the NFL and only the New York Jets allowed more yards. For the second consecutive season they also struggled to stop the run,...
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'Walmart Receivers': Deshaun Watson's Private Coach Rips Texans Talent

HOUSTON -- Deshaun Watson remains under contract with the Houston Texans entering the 2022 offseason. Expected to be traded in the coming months, Watson first must clear his name of any criminal charges if general manager Nick Caserio expects his desired asking price for the three-time Pro Bowl star. Watson's...
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Two Top Prospects Limited At Combine: Should Texans Stay Away?

HOUSTON -- A pair of positions the Houston Texans could target early in the 2022 NFL Draft are offensive tackle and cornerback. However, two of the top names at those spots will not be on display in Indianapolis for the NFL Scouting Combine. Alabama offensive tackle Evan Neal and LSU...
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Texans Pre-Combine Mock Draft: Secondary Or Pass Rush Help Early?

HOUSTON -- There's plenty that will be said about the Houston Texans from now until April’s NFL Draft. Did general manager Nick Caserio make the right call in hiring coach Lovie Smith? Will disgruntled quarterback Deshaun Watson be on the move? Can Houston improve off a a 4-13 record last season?
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