Category: ‘2012 NFL Draft’

Houston Texans Ink G Brandon Brooks, Final Unsigned Rookie
July 24th, 2012 at 11:16 AM
Shortly after draft mate WR DeVier Posey signed with the Houston Texans last night, the team finally wrapped up rookie contract negotiations by coming to terms with third round offensive guard Brandon Brooks. Similar to Posey, Brooks signed a four-year deal worth $2.8 million that includes a signing bonus of...

Will the Houston Texans Make Any Selections in the Supplemental Draft?
July 10th, 2012 at 10:10 AM
The little-publicized NFL Supplemental Draft will take place this Thursday, giving NFL teams a chance to pick up some additional collegiate talent that either did not enter the regular NFL Draft or were restricted from doing so. The way this draft works is if a team decides to select a...

Newly Extended Houston Texans GM Rick Smith Still Has Work to Do
June 18th, 2012 at 9:01 AM
Last week saw the awaited contract extensions of both Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak and general manager Rick Smith. After finally getting the franchise over the hump and into the playoffs for the first time, both men deserved the extensions to continue building what they’ve started. Kubiak and Smith...

Houston Texans Agree to Terms with First Round Pick OLB Whitney Mercilus
June 14th, 2012 at 8:30 AM
Nearly a month and a half after the conclusion of the 2012 NFL Draft, the Houston Texans have officially signed their first round selection OLB Whitney Mercilus out of Illinois. The deal is reportedly worth $7.63 million over four years, with $6.55 million guaranteed and a $3.99 million signing bonus.  ***VIDEO1*** Mercilus,...

Houston Texans’ Undrafted Free Agent Profiles: Outside Linebackers
May 23rd, 2012 at 7:34 AM
As OTAs continue, Texans 101 takes a look at the Houston Texans’ outside linebackers, particularly their undrafted free agents D.J. Bryant and Delano Johnson. OLB is perhaps the most critical position in a 3-4 defensive scheme. They are the ones who generate the majority of the pass rush but at...