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Texans | Houston QB unknown until Sunday

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:29:57 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he won't reveal who the starting quarterback will be this week prior to Sunday's game.

Fantasy Tip: Thaddeus Lewis and Case Keenum are the likely candidates to start, but neither is worth investing in on FantasyScore unless you want to spend big at other positions.

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Texans | Coach supportive of Jadeveon Clowney

Tue, 02 Dec 2014 03:46:13 -0800

Despite outside criticism of his frequent injuries, Houston Texans OLB Jadeveon Clowney has the strong backing of head coach Bill O'Brien, who said Clowney has simply been unlucky with his knee problems. "This guy has worked extremely hard to recover from injuries," O'Brien said. "And I want to be real clear about this with him, as it relates to us here to the Houston Texans. We think very highly of him. We know he's going to be a really good player... He's had a sports hernia, he's had a concussion and now he's dealing with a knee injury. Those things are not easy in your rookie year."

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Texans | Tom Savage may be backup QB

Thu, 27 Nov 2014 09:07:58 -0800

Houston Texans QB Tom Savage may serve as the backup quarterback in the team's Week 13 game, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

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Texans | Andre Johnson ruled out

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:23:10 -0700

Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) has been ruled out of the team's first preseason game by head coach Bill O'Brien.

Fantasy Tip: The team continues to be cautious with Johnson. Sitting out his first preseason game should not affect his status on draft day.

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Texans | Arian Foster won't play

Thu, 07 Aug 2014 09:22:06 -0700

Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (hamstring) has been ruled out of the team's first preseason game by head coach Bill O'Brien

Fantasy Tip: The team continues to be cautious with Foster. Sitting out his first preseason game should not affect his status on draft day.

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Texans | Ryan Fitzpatrick named the starting quarterback

Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:51:57 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien named QB Ryan Fitzpatrick as the team's starting quarterback Tuesday, June 17.

Fantasy Tip: Fitzpatrick should be considered a mid-range backup and a bye-week replacement at best. His value will take a hit if the Andre Johnson situation is not resolved.

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Texans | Derek Newton to start

Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:58:36 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien named OT Derek Newton the team's starting right tackle Friday, June 13.

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Texans | Keshawn Martin to have competition

Mon, 02 Jun 2014 23:36:15 -0700

Houston Texans KR Keshawn Martin will have some competition for the kick returning job this season, which is what new coach Bill O'Brien wanted. "Preseason is when we really have to get a true evaluation of the guys who are back there and who is going to return punts, who are going to be the kickoff return guys, and who will be the emergency guys if something happens to the starters." O'Brien said.

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Texans | Studying Patriots film, speeding up offense

Fri, 30 May 2014 09:18:53 -0700

Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates said the team has been studying old New England Patriots film during quarterback meetings. New head coach Bill O'Brien was an assistant coach with the Patriots from 2007 to 2011. "Obviously watch a lot of Patriots film and seeing how they do it," Yates said. "We're trying to mimic them right now." O'Brien has also been speeding up the tempo of the team's practices since taking over.

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Texans | DeAndre Hopkins frustrated

Thu, 29 May 2014 08:01:21 -0700

Houston Texas WR DeAndre Hopkins has admitted that he's struggling to pick up the new offense under head coach Bill O'Brien as well as connect with the new group of quarterbacks.

Fantasy Tip: The second-year snare has all the tools to take a step forward but has a situation similar to a rookie's. He's a fine speculation as a low-end WR3 in fantasy drafts, but it may take a bit for him to start going in the 2014 season.

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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 | Tom Savage off to a good start

Sat, 17 May 2014 07:25:38 -0700

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said QB Tom Savage got off to a good start in the team's rookie minicamp Friday, May 17. "He went out there (Friday) and had a decent start to what hopefully is a long career for him," said O'Brien.

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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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Texans | Coach does not see a lot of difference in top QBs

Mon, 24 Mar 2014 11:54:28 -0700

Houston Texans QB Bill O'Brien said he does not see a lot of difference when he evaluates Central Florida QB Blake Bortles, Louisville QB Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M QB Johnny Manziel. O'Brien said there are 10 to 12 good quarterbacks he will need to evaluate from this draft class.

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Texans | Bill O'Brien attends Pitt's Pro Day

Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:36:35 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien attended the University of Pittsburgh's Pro Day Monday, March 3.

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Texans | Not expected to hire OC

Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:12:38 -0800

The Houston Texans are not expected to hire an offensive coordinator because head coach Bill O'Brien will call the offensive plays. O'Brien will work closely with quarterbacks coach George Godsey on the offense.

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Texans | Bill O'Brien will call plays

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 12:20:37 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien will call the offensive plays for the team in 2014.

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Texans | Owner expects quick turnaround

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:32:20 -0800

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair said he expects the team to improve immediately under head coach Bill O'Brien. "We know that he is going to come in here, and we expect to see great things happen immediately," McNair said.

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Texans | Bill O'Brien does not disclose schemes

Fri, 03 Jan 2014 12:30:32 -0800

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien did not say what offensive and defensive schemes the team will be using next season.

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Texans | Bill O'Brien contract terms

Thu, 02 Jan 2014 09:55:06 -0800

The Houston Texans have agreed to an undisclosed five-year deal with new head coach Bill O'Brien. O'Brien was an assistant for the New England Patriots from 2007 to 2011 and was the offensive coordinator for the team when they lost to the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLVI. It's unknown if interim head coach Wade Phillips will be retained by O'Brien.

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Texans | Bill O'Brien agrees to deal

Wed, 01 Jan 2014 00:27:31 -0800

The Houston Texans reached an agreement late Tuesday, Dec. 31, with Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien to become head coach of the Texans, according to sources. O'Brien is expected to be announced as their head coach by Saturday, Jan. 4, according to the source.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Texans | Pushing for deal with Bill O'Brien

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 16:27:30 -0800

Updating a previous report, the Houston Texans remain focused on Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching vacancy, and a deal is likely to come together in the next day or two. If O'Brien is hired, he might reach out to San Francisco 49ers defensive line coach Jim Tomsula to serve as defensive coordinator.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: CBSSports.com - Jason La Canfora

Vikings | Reach out to Bill O'Brien

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:59:01 -0800

The Minnesota Vikings have reached out to Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien regarding their head coaching position.

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Texans | Hope to hire Bill O'Brien soon

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:51:49 -0800

The Houston Texans are hoping to hire Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien as their next head coach as soon as possible, according to owner Bob McNair. The Texans don't want to risk losing O'Brien to the other teams that dismissed their head coaches Monday, Dec. 30. Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith and interim head coach Wade Phillips have already been interviewed.

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Browns | Could show interest in Bill O'Brien

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:28:40 -0800

The Cleveland Browns could show interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching vacancy. However, O'Brien had a "very rocky interview experience there a year ago."

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Lions | Could show interest in Bill O'Brien

Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:09:40 -0800

The Detroit Lions could show interest in head coach Bill O'Brien (Penn State) if he does not get the job with the Houston Texans.

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Texans | Believed to be close to hiring Bill O'Brien

Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:25:00 -0800

The Houston Texans are believed to be close to hiring Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching position and a deal is expected to be made in the next 24 hours.

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NCAA | Penn State could make strong push for Greg Schiano

Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:24:52 -0800

Penn State University is ready to make a strong push to hire Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano if current head coach Bill O'Brien leaves for the NFL.

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Texans | Bill O'Brien top HC candidate

Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:03:51 -0800

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien appears to be the overwhelming favorite to be hired as the Houston Texans new head coach. The two sides are working on a contract that could be agreed to by next week. The Texans have a short list of alternatives in case their talks with O'Brien break down.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: ESPN - Chris Mortensen and Adam Schefter

Texans | Will interview Bill O'Brien

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 17:23:04 -0800

The Houston Texans will interview Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching position. It is believed O'Brien is one of the Texans' top candidates for the job.

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NFL | Bill O'Brien could be coaching option

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 08:13:01 -0800

Some NFL teams that will be looking for a new head coach believe there is a real chance that Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien will leave to become a head coach in the NFL.

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NFL | Bill O'Brien getting interest

Sun, 22 Dec 2013 07:37:42 -0800

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien is getting interest as an NFL head coaching candidate, with one team already reaching out to him.

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Texans | Lovie Smith interviews

Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:07:08 -0800

Former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith reportedly interviewed for the Houston Texans' head coaching position Monday, Dec. 16, according to a source informed of the meeting. Smith is a native Texan. Other candidates for the job include interim coach Wade Phillips, Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien and San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt.

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Redskins | Bill O'Brien could be candidate

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 08:24:58 -0800

The Washington Redskins could show interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien if they decide to fire head coach Mike Shanahan.

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NFL | Bill O'Brien getting head coaching interest

Sun, 15 Dec 2013 07:41:16 -0800

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien is getting interest in NFL head coaching jobs. Both the Minnesota Vikings and Houston Texans have reached out to O'Brien.

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Texans | Four expected to be HC candidates

Mon, 09 Dec 2013 13:57:59 -0800

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair is believed to have interest in interviewing former Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith, San Diego Chargers offensive coordinator Ken Whisenhunt, Stanford head coach David Shaw and Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for the team's head coaching position.

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NFL | Bill O'Brien staying in college

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 18:47:55 -0800

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien will not interview for any more NFL head coaching positions and will remain at Penn State.

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Browns | Interview Bill O'Brien

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 16:04:48 -0800

The Cleveland Browns interviewed Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching position earlier this week.

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Browns | Interested in Bill O'Brien

Thu, 03 Jan 2013 12:34:32 -0800

Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien is high on the Cleveland Browns' list of coaching candidates.

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Eagles | Bill O'Brien candidate for coaching job

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:57:35 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles are believed to be interested in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching position.

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Chargers | Have interest in Bill O'Brien

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 09:09:45 -0800

The San Diego Chargers have interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien for their head coaching vacancy, according to professional and college sources.

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NFL | Multiple teams coveting Bill O'Brien

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 06:12:04 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals plan to interview Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien, with Eagles' owner Jeffrey Lurie in particular very intrigued.

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NFL | Bill O'Brien receiving interest

Mon, 31 Dec 2012 06:57:59 -0800

The Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles have shown an interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien.

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Eagles | Could show interest in Bill O'Brien

Sun, 30 Dec 2012 10:09:57 -0800

The Philadelphia Eagles could show interest in Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien as a possible head coaching candidate.

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NFL | Two college coaches expected to receive interest

Sun, 11 Nov 2012 10:05:42 -0800

University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly and Penn State head coach Bill O'Brien are expected to receive interest from teams looking for a new head coach this offseason.

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Patriots | Bill O'Brien expected to stay through playoffs

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 19:54:36 -0800

Updating a previous report, New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is expected to stay with the team until their playoffs are over before leaving to go to Penn State.

Comment (0) | Share: Tweet!Share on Facebook | Source: The Boston Globe - Shalise Manza Young

Patriots | Bill O'Brien to leave for college job

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 19:20:01 -0800

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien will leave the team to become the head coach at Penn State University.

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Patriots | Bill O'Brien to continue interview with PSU

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 18:43:57 -0800

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien interviewed for the head coaching position at Penn State Thursday, Jan. 5, and will continue to meet with the university Friday, Jan. 6.

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Patriots | Bill O'Brien to meet with Penn State

Thu, 05 Jan 2012 07:10:44 -0800

New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien is planning to meet with Penn State Thursday, Jan. 5, regarding the school's head coaching position, according to a source familiar with the process.

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Jaguars | Will interview Bill O'Brien

Mon, 02 Jan 2012 15:24:24 -0800

The Jacksonville Jaguars have received permission to interview New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien for their vacant head coaching position.

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