Author: Brian Lamb

Brian Lamb is the owner of NFL Draft Lounge and has covered the NFL Draft since 2011. Brian is also the owner of the Infinity Sports Network, which NFL Draft Lounge belongs to.

With pitchers and catchers set to report on Wednesday, the Houston Astros have announced their 2021 Spring Training rosters. The Astros will have 72 players on their Spring Training roster, which includes 33 non-roster invitees. Last season, the Astros were able to make the MLB Playoffs, and all the way to the American League Championship Series. However, there are quite a few key names missing from this list. George Springer, the longtime center fielder for Houston, is now in Toronto following free agency. Additionally, Justin Verlander and Josh Reddick are also missing from the Astros Spring Training roster. Verlander was…

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On Friday, the unthinkable happened as the Houston Texans and star defensive end JJ Watt mutually agreed to part ways. Watt was drafted 11th overall by the Texans in the 2011 NFL Draft. As a three-time NFL Defensive Player of the Year, JJ Watt anchored the defensive line for ten seasons. https://twitter.com/JJWatt/status/1360239504376922126?s=20 However, over the past few seasons, this move felt inevitable, right? In September of 2014, Watt signed a six-year, $100 Million contract extensions with the Texans. This extension came at the height of Watt’s career, as he won the NFL Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, 2014,…

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With only a few weeks until pitchers and catchers report for Spring Training, Carlos Correa and the Houston Astros came to an agreement on a one-year deal. Worth $11.7 million, the deal avoids arbitration and keeps both sides happy. General Manager James Click announced that the two sides had reached a deal on Saturday morning, which should help to ease the worry of fans hoping for another playoff run. With George Springer now officially a member of the Toronto Blue Jays, it paves the way for the Houston Astros and Carlos Correa to work on a long-term contract. Correa has expressed…

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On Wednesday, the Houston Texans announced that David Culley, a Ravens assistant, would be hired as the head coach. The Texans wasted no time in further assembling their coaching staff, hiring Pep Hamilton as the team’s Quarterbacks coach. Hamilton spent the 2020 season as the Quarterbacks coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, and was key to Justin Herbert’s success. Furthermore, Hamilton was paired with Andrew Luck at Stanford, as well as the Indianapolis Colts, from 2011-2015. https://twitter.com/TomPelissero/status/1354922294511095809?s=20 Now that Deshaun Watson has officially requested a trade from the Houston Texans, the Pep Hamilton hire makes even more sense. If Houston…

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The Houston Texans have finally found their next head coach, hiring Ravens assistant head coach David Culley. In addition to his assistant head coach duties in Baltimore, Culley was also their passing game coordinator and wide receivers coach. https://twitter.com/RapSheet/status/1354621956151246850?s=20 The franchise was in the head coaching market after Bill O’Brien was fired following an 0-4 start. With the Nick Caserio hire as general manager, it was heavily rumored that the Texans would target Eric Bieniemy. Bieniemy is the offensive coordinator in Kansas City. Even further, Bieniemy has garnered praise from Andy Reid and Patrick Mahomes. However, with the Chiefs set…

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On Saturday, it was reported that Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions have agreed to mutually part ways. Stafford was drafted first overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2009 NFL Draft. While the Texans have their own dysfunction, Matthew Stafford and the Lions have made the NFL Playoffs three times in his career. In 2020, the Lions made the decision to fire head coach Matt Patricia. Under Patricia, the Lions failed win more than six games in a season. https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/1353118857456619520?s=20 With Texans QB Deshaun Watson unhappy with the franchise, and wanting out of Houston, now is the time to…

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Late Tuesday Evening, it was confirmed that the Toronto Blue Jays had reached an agreement with free agent, and former Astros outfielder, George Springer. We all saw this coming though, right? Springer, who has spent all seven years of his MLB career in Houston, agreed to a 6-year $150M dollar deal with the Blue Jays. While the Astros did extend a qualifying offer to Springer, it was rejected. However, that was expected from both sides as Houston did so to guarantee a compensatory pick in next year’s MLB Draft. The Astros extended a qualifying offer of $18.9M, which was far…

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Prior to the trade that sent James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets, this team was a mess. Harden, who seemed to show up this season out of shape, also seemed unenthused to be in Houston. Following a press conference in which Harden appeared to give up on the franchise, GM Rafael Stone sent the star to the Brooklyn Nets for a load of draft picks. Also included in the trade for the Rockets was Pacers guard Victor Oladipo. While Oladipo is an expiring contract for the Rockets, the question for the organization is whether or not Oladipo can play at…

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Texans fans across the area have remained optimistic that the franchise would not entertain the possibility of a trade involving QB Deshaun Watson. However, given how toxic the relationship has between the two sides has become, it’s becoming more realistic. Watson asked to be involved in the search for a new head coach, following the dismissal of Bill O’Brien after the team started the 2020 season 0-4. Deshaun has remained quiet, verbally speaking, on day-to-day operations of the franchise. However, following Easterby’s successful attempt to undercut the hiring process for a new general manager, it seems as though Watson might…

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The Houston Texans need to find a head coach. It’s that simple, right? However, assuming that their target is on a coach currently in the NFL Playoffs, should the organization refine their search? Let’s look at some of the potential candidates for head coach, as well as what the next few weeks might look like. Be sure to follow Houston Sports Report for more coverage on the Texans search for a head coach. As always, you can find us on Facebook and Twitter. With Nick Caserio hired as General Manager of the Texans franchise, the organization can finally move forward with the search…

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