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Chiefs, Texans to launch NFL season amid COVID-19 caution

Chiefs, Texans to launch NFL season amid COVID-19 caution

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Sept. 10 (UPI) -- An NFL season that once seemed improbable due to the coronavirus pandemic will get underway Thursday, when the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs host the Houston Texans in front of 16,000 fans at Arrowhead Stadium. "It's very exciting to be the first game of the year," Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes told reporters this week. "[There is] all of this anticipation, but at the same time we are just playing a football game." Advertisement Kansas City's game with Houston marks the start of the league's 17-week regular season, which remains on schedule despite the pandemic's disruption of nearly every other sports league in the world. In its latest round of COVID-19 monitoring, the NFL announced that one player tested positive out of more than 17,519 tests for 2,641 pl...
Houston Texans make Laremy Tunsil highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL

Houston Texans make Laremy Tunsil highest-paid offensive lineman in NFL

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April 24 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans signed Pro Bowl left tackle Laremy Tunsil to a multiyear contract extension, the team announced Friday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Tunsil's deal is for three years and worth $ 66 million, with more than $ 50 million guaranteed. The extension makes Tunsil the highest-paid offensive lineman in the league. Tunsil, 25, negotiated the agreement without the help of an agent, according to ESPN. With the new contract, Tunsil surpasses Philadelphia Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson in annual salary. Johnson signed a four-year extension worth about $ 18 million per season in November. The Miami Dolphins selected Tunsil with the No. 13 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft out of Ole Miss. Texans head coach and general manager Bill O'Brien trad...
Houston Texans to sign ex-Philadelphia Eagles DT Tim Jernigan

Houston Texans to sign ex-Philadelphia Eagles DT Tim Jernigan

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April 1 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans reached an agreement on a short-term contract with former Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan on Wednesday. League sources told ESPN and NFL Media that Jernigan agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $ 3.75 million with the Texans. According to NFL Media, the veteran defensive lineman will receive $ 1.25 million guaranteed in his agreement. The Texans had an opening on their defensive line after losing defensive tackle D.J. Reader in free agency. Reader agreed to a four-year, $ 53 million deal with the Cincinnati Bengals last month. The Baltimore Ravens selected Jernigan in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft out of Florida State. He spent three seasons in Baltimore before being traded to the Eagles in 2017. In the 2017 campaign, Jernig...
Houston Texans sign veteran safety Mike Adams

Houston Texans sign veteran safety Mike Adams

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Oct. 1 (UPI) -- The Houston Texans signed veteran safety Mike Adams, who recently worked out for the team, to a contract, the club announced Tuesday. The Texans waived tight end Jerell Adams in a corresponding roster move, according to the team. Houston also signed safety Jonathan Owens to the practice squad and released offensive tackle Christian DiLauro and safety Austin Exford from the practice squad. Adams, who turned 38 in March, started all 32 regular-season games for the Carolina Panthers across the last two seasons after joining the franchise in 2017. Adams, a two-time Pro Bowl selection with the Indianapolis Colts, entered the league with the San Francisco 49ers in 2004 as an undrafted free agent out of Delaware. The veteran defensive back started 10 contests during his second s...
Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins’ mother to be subject of new movie

Houston Texans WR DeAndre Hopkins’ mother to be subject of new movie

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April 29 (UPI) -- Houston Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins' mother, Sabrina Greenlee, will have her life story told in a new movie. BRON Studios has partnered with Good Fear and Kituufu Films to develop and produce a feature-length film titled "Sabrina," which will tell the story of Hopkins' mom, according to Variety. "My mom has always put everyone before herself and sacrificed things unimaginable," Hopkins said. "Now it's time for people to see her true value and learn that giving up is not an option." According to Variety, "Sabrina" will follow a single mother "who is attacked and left for dead and finds herself in a battle to change the course of her life and stay on the new path she's created for herself and her four children." "BRON prides itself on telling real, human stories...