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Texans' Brian Cushing 'Excited' About Deshaun Watson

4/28/2017 6:09 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Houston Texans star linebacker Brian Cushing says he's pretty pumped for his team's new QB Deshaun Watson -- but he's not convinced he'll be the starter ... yet.

Cushing and his wife are out in Philly for the NFL Draft -- and after Houston selected the Clemson star with the #12 pick, we asked Cushing for his quick reaction.

Of course, Watson will have to battle for the #1 job with Tom Savage -- a 4th year QB out of Rutgers. 

Good luck!

Devon Still Fighting Like Hell To Get Back In NFL ... I'll Play Anywhere!!

4/2/2017 12:15 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

We all know Devon Still's daughter, Leah, is a fighter ... but the 6'5" defensive end ain't no slouch either -- and tells TMZ Sports he's battling like crazy to get back in the NFL. 

Still's currently a free agent after spending most of his 2016 season with the Houston Texans on injured reserve following a foot injury in Week 4.

But the 27-year-old says he's been training and rehabbing like a maniac -- and he's laser-focused on getting back on an NFL roster in 2017.

Talk about a guy EVERYONE is rooting for!

DeAndre Hopkins Emotional Dom. Violence Talk My Mom Was Violently Abused

3/10/2017 8:31 AM PST
Breaking News

NFL star DeAndre Hopkins says his mom was blinded and physically scarred for life in a brutal domestic violence incident ... and he's sharing his story with high school kids.

Hopkins was the guest speaker at Wisdom High School in Houston, TX, where he recalled the terrible day when he was 12 years old and his mother was the victim of an acid attack. The assault left her blind in both eyes and caused serious damage to one side of her face. 

The Houston Texans WR says his mother has never seen him play a pro football game as a result of the attack. 

DeAndre's point was to show the students what can happen when an abusive relationship spirals out of control. He advised the kids how to identify warning signs and how to help if someone they know is in danger. 

Hopkins is an advocate for AVDA (Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse) which has operated in Houston for almost 40 years. 

[H/T Mark Berman at FOX26

Jadeveon Clowney 'I'm Riding With Osweiler' Picks Side In Texans QB Battle

3/7/2017 12:25 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Texans All-Pro hell raiser Jadaveon Clowney is taking a stand in the franchise's QB conundrum ... saying he's 100% behind Brock Osweiler being the team's signal caller of the future.

Osweiler signed a $72 million contract to be the team's QB before last season, but struggled mightily throughout the year, eventually being benched for backup Tom Savage.

The Texans still managed to make the playoffs, and most experts believe a change in QB is coming either through the draft, free agency, or a trade for Tony Romo.

We got Clowney out in Vegas and when we asked where he stands on the quarterback situation he made it clear ... he stands right next to the 6'7" Osweiler.

BTW -- Clowney's also a big UFC fan ... so we asked how he'd do in the octagon. Turns out, dude's got legit MMA skills. 

Brock Osweiler DISSED By Texans Owner We're Lookin' for a Replacement

2/1/2017 2:12 PM PST
Breaking News

Bad news for Houston Texans QB Brock Osweiler -- the owner basically just said he's looking to replace his $72 million man.

When discussing Brock's underwhelming 1st season with the Texans, owner Bob McNair said, "We need better performance out of the position. We'll probably look at a young QB as we go into draft."

Ouch.

[H/T Alex Flanagan]

Houston Texans Rookie Gets $16,000 Bill ... At Fancy Team Dinner

12/20/2016 8:06 AM PST
Breaking News

Welcome to the league, rook. 

Houston Texans rookie defensive back KJ Dillon got stuck with a $16,000 dinner bill Monday night after a big night out with some of his teammates ... a night that included $7,700 in cognac!!!

The DBs hit up Pappas Bros. Steakhouse in Houston -- where they crushed everything from steak to lobster to bacon wrapped scallops.

And don't forget the 22 glasses of Hennessy Paradis Imperial -- $7,700!

Total bill $16,255 ... and that does NOT include tip!

Dillon later tweeted, "When you get left with the tab ..."

FYI, Dillon ain't exactly making Brock Osweiler money ... he only signed a 4 -year deal worth $2.798 mil ... which included a $234,936 signing bonus.

Hope the food was good. 

Brock Osweiler My Wife Is Pregnant! ... Meet Our Fetus!

12/19/2016 2:39 PM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Some good news for Brock Osweiler ... he's gonna be a dad!! 

TMZ Sports has learned Brock's wife, Erin, is pregnant with a little girl due in April!

It's the couple's first child and we're told Brock and Erin's families are super excited. 

Brock and Erin got married back in 2015 -- before he signed his massive $72 million contract with the Houston Texans. So, someone's gonna get one helluva push present!

Congrats!

Andre Johnson Drops $20k On Toys For Kids 80 Seconds To Shop!!

12/7/2016 9:32 AM PST
Breaking News

Santa Claus is 6'3" and once ran the 40 in 4.41 seconds ... 'cause 7x Pro Bowler Andre Johnson just hooked a bunch of underprivileged kids up with almost $20,000 worth of toys.

Johnson invited a group of kids to a Houston, Texas Toys "R" Us store ... and gave them 80 seconds (he wore #80 as a Texan) and a shopping cart to grab WHATEVER THEY WANTED!!

Johnson's rep tells TMZ Sports once all the toys and electronics were added up ... the bill came to roughly $20,000.

BTW -- this is the 9th year Andre's hosted the Christmas shopping spree. He was joined by the Texans cheerleaders!

The kids also got a gaming console -- along with games -- in addition to whatever they grabbed off the shelves.

#SantaWearsAHelmet

NFL Warns Houston Texans Don't Bring Expensive Jewelry to Mexico ... And Mind Your Colon!

11/17/2016 6:36 AM PST
Breaking News

With the Houston Texans going to Mexico for a game against the Raiders this weekend, the NFL has sent a safety memo to the team -- essentially advising them how not to get robbed ... or diarrhea. 

Among the tips laid out in a memo obtained by the AP ... 

-- DO NOT leave the hotel

-- Leave expensive jewelry at home 

-- Don't bring large sums of money 

-- Don't use ATMs

-- Only drink bottled water 

-- DO NOT order room service

-- DO NOT eat outside of the team meal room

According to the AP, the Raiders did not get the same memo. 

Buena suerte! 

Texans WR Jaelen Strong I'm Going to Drug School ... Thanks to Weed Arrest

8/27/2016 12:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Get your trapper keeper ready ... 'cause Houston Texans wide receiver Jaelen Strong is going back to school -- DRUG SCHOOL -- as part of the deal he cut in his weed arrest case. 

As we previously reported, the former Arizona State standout was popped in Scottsdale back in February ... when cops found him trying to hide a bunch of joints in the crotch of his pants. 

Strong was arrested and booked for possession of marijuana -- which carries a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail. 

But Jaelen caught a break ... cutting a deal with prosecutors in which he agreed to enter a drug diversion program (an educational course that can take up to 6 months to complete) and undergo counseling ... and in exchange, officials will drop the case. 

It's a good deal for Strong -- just make sure you don't skip class! 

Houston Texans Cheerleaders Sexiest Locker Room Celebration EVER!!

1/7/2016 8:12 AM PST

The Houston Texans won the AFC South this past weekend ... but let's face it, that probably won't make your Thursday any better.

The Texans Cheerleaders celebrated the division title by gathering in the locker room for the cutest, sexiest, post game victory dance party in NFL history.

And guys (and some ladies) ... we think that will DEFINITELY get your Thursday off to the right start.

Watch now, thank us later.

Houston Texans Cheerleaders Bikini Dance Party? BIKINI DANCE PARTY!!

10/2/2015 9:24 AM PDT

It's Friday ... and the Houston Texans cheerleaders decided to celebrate by dancing around in tiny bikinis and then jumping in the pool. 

Don't let their efforts go to waste ... watch the video!!! 

J.J. Watt's College Teammate Exposes Hilarious MTV Cameo 'We Gave Him S**t For It'

7/15/2015 9:00 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Did you know ... J.J. Watt was on an MTV reality-ish show before he became an NFL superstar???? 

His former college teammates did ... including SF 49ers cornerback Marcus Cromartie who tells TMZ Sports the entire Wisconsin Badgers squad gave him crap for it back in 2009. 

First off, Cromartie has nothing but GREAT things to say about Watt -- but when we asked if he thought Watt could hack it in Hollywood, that's when Marcus brought up his MTV past. 

Turns out, Watt had a guest role on a docuseries called, "College Life" -- which followed real life college students at UW (it only lasted one season). 

J.J. -- sporting an incredible sideways beanie/cap at the time -- was the "crush" of one of the stars ... who raved about Watt being a really nice guy.

Check out the clip ...  the girls are clearly smitten with the football player -- but clown him over his mode of transportation at the time. 

Who's laughing now? 

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