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2017 Schedule
4-12, 3rd in AFC South
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2dMike Sando

Re-grading every NFL team's 2017 offseason

Few paid much attention last March when the Minnesota Vikings signed Case Keenum to a one-year contract for $2 million -- but that move became one of the most pivotal of the 2017 season. Here's how every team's offseason acquisitions look now.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have signed new GM Brian Gaine and head coach Bill O'Brien to five-year contracts, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. O'Brien had one year remaining on the deal he signed in 2014. Gaine returns to Houston after less than a season with the Bills.

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8dMatt Bowen

Watson or Jimmy G? Ranking new wave of starting QBs to build around

Deshaun Watson carried the Texans at the beginning of the season. Jimmy Garoppolo carried the 49ers at the end of the season. But which QB has the most upside? We ranked from 1 to 7 the guys who established themselves as NFL starters in 2017.

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11dAdam Schefter

Source: Pats reject Texans' GM interview bids

The Patriots have rejected the Texans' request to interview two of their top executives, Nick Caserio and Monti Ossenfort, for their vacant GM job, a source told ESPN.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins to the All-Pro team for the first time. Hopkins caught 96 passes for 1,378 yards and 13 touchdowns in 15 games while playing with four different quarterbacks. Last month, head coach Bill O'Brien said he thought Hopkins deserved to be named to the All-Pro team and called him "the best receiver in the league."

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Catch-all: Brown is unanimous All-Pro choice

Steelers WR Antonio Brown joined the Seahawks' Bobby Wagner and Rams' Aaron Donald and Johnny Hekker as the only repeat choices on the AP NFL All-Pro Team from 2016.

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Broncos, Texans staffs to coach in Senior Bowl

The Denver Broncos' staff will coach at the Senior Bowl later this month, where the coaches will get an up-close look at Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield, who is one of the college quarterbacks sure to be on their radar as they prepare for the NFL draft.

Texans looking to fill GM role in Smith's absence (0:35)
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15dSarah Barshop

O'Brien thinks he'll be Texans coach in 2018

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien said he thinks he'll be back for the 2018 season after having positive and productive talks with team owner Bob McNair about signing a contract extension this offseason.

Sarah Barshop ESPN Staff Writer 

Bill O'Brien said he thinks there's a chance Deshaun Watson could be back in some capacity for OTAs because he's ahead of schedule in his rehab. Watson tore his ACL in early November and was initially given a timeline of eight to nine months to be back on the field.

Mike Rodak ESPN Staff Writer 

The Texans have received permission from the Bills, the Houston Chronicle reported Tuesday, to interview Bills VP of player personnel Brian Gaine for Houston's general manager vacancy. Gaine left the Texans last offseason to join new GM Brandon Beane in Buffalo. Gaine has interviewed for Buffalo's GM opening and other vacancies in recent years.

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16dSarah Barshop

Texans' GM Smith: 'My tenure is not over'

Houston Texans general manager Rick Smith made it clear he will return to the team, a day after he announced he is taking an extended leave of absence to help take care of his wife as she battles breast cancer.

Team Stats

Passing Yards204.921st
Rushing Yards115.114th
Points For21.017th
Points Against27.332nd