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Texans | Tom Savage eyeing starting QB job

Wed, 17 Feb 2016 10:42:29 -0800

Houston Texans QB Tom Savage is intent on winning the starting job, especially in the wake of the news that team owner Bob McNair has reportedly made it very clear to general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien that the Texans replace Brian Hoyer.

Fantasy Tip: There seems to be some thought that Savage will compete with a first- or second-round rookie for the starting job in training camp. The loser of that competition would then fall behind Hoyer, who the Texans seem to like in a backup role. Even in O'Brien's quarterback-friendly system, Savage or the yet-to-be-named rookie would likely be little more than a low-end QB2 at best in 2016.

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Texans | Brian Hoyer unlikely to be Week 1 starter

Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:21:52 -0800

Houston Texans QB Brian Hoyer is unlikely to begin next season as the starter. Team owner Bob McNair has all but publicly demanded general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien replace the journeyman.

Fantasy Tip: Hoyer melted down in the Texans' playoff loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, which was probably the final straw for McNair. Houston has been linked to almost every potential free-agent quarterback - such as Robert Griffin III - to most of the top signal-callers available in the draft that could be on the board at pick No. 22, such as Memphis' Paxton Lynch or Michigan State's Connor Cook. Either way, fantasy owners should expect Hoyer to holding a clipboard for most of 2016.

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Texans | Bill O'Brien, GM safe

Wed, 13 Jan 2016 09:29:45 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith will work with each other for a third straight year in 2016, according to owner Bob McNair. "I see no reason they (Smith and O'Brien) can't (work together). They've been working together. They're bright, and they're independent and they express their opinions," McNair said.

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Texans | Houston switching to turf

Fri, 18 Sep 2015 09:58:39 -0700

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said the team will switch from grass to artificial turf at NRG Stadium the rest of the season.

Fantasy Tip: DeAndre Hopkins could benefit in the long run as receivers' speed is more consistent on turf than in grass that could break away under them. Hopkins ($7,600, 15.2% of cap) is still a good option on FantasyScore at Carolina this week.

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Texans | Still deciding on Whitney Mercilus option

Wed, 29 Apr 2015 00:50:09 -0700

Houston Texans LB Whitney Mercilus is the subject of conversation about whether his fifth-year option will be picked up, according to general manager Rick Smith.

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Texans | Rick Smith expected to have bigger role

Sun, 28 Dec 2014 09:51:34 -0800

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith is expected to receive a bigger role in the organization this offseason, and that the team likely will hire a new general manager, according to sources. Head coach Bill O'Brien is expected to have a significant say in who should be hired as general manager if Smith receives a bigger role.

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Texans | Team trying to talk with Andre Johnson

Thu, 22 May 2014 11:39:38 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien and general manager Rick Smith have been in contact with WR Andre Johnson to try to ease his concerns and get him to show up to offseason activities. The team can not trade him.

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Texans | No conversations on Ryan Mallett

Fri, 09 May 2014 13:48:23 -0700

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith said the team has not had any trade discussions with the New England Patriots on QB Ryan Mallett.

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Texans | Rick Smith attends LSU Pro Day

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:32:03 -0700

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith was present for the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.

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Texans | Have strong presence at Jadeveon Clowney's Pro Day

Wed, 02 Apr 2014 09:22:31 -0700

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith, head coach Bill O'Brien and defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel attended the South Carolina Pro Day Wednesday, April 2, to watch DE Jadeveon Clowney work out.

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