The weekend is finally here Texans fans! And once again the Toro Times wants to start your day out right by bringing you a roundup of what is going on with our beloved Houston Texans! Let’s dive right in;
Source: Texans are preferred team among three ‘Hard Knocks’ finalists – By John McClain of the Houston Chronicle
"HBO wants the Texans to be featured on the 10th edition of the network’s “Hard Knocks” series.It would be the Texans’ first appearance on the series that runs on HBO in August.The Texans have been one of three finalists, but HBO prefers the Texans over Buffalo and Washington, according to people familiar with the situation.Media reports say Cleveland, Washington and Buffalo aren’t interested, which would make the Texans the front-runner. However, NFL.com analyst Gil Brandt tweeted Friday that the Redskins will be on the upcoming “Hard Knocks.” Buffalo has a new coach and can’t be made to appear on the show, anyway."
Houston Texans rank 160th in ESPN salary survey – By Tania Ganguli of ESPN
"According to an ESPN/Sporting Intelligence global salary survey, the NFL team with the highest per-player spending, the Miami Dolphins, ranks 124th worldwide. The NBA ranks first in the world, followed by the Indian Cricket League IPL and then Major League Baseball.The Texans, the fifth-most valuable NFL franchise according to Forbes, ranks 24th among NFL teams in per-player spending and 160th worldwide. The Texans’ worldwide ranking is down 18 places from last year. The survey lists their approximate salary as $2 million per player; Miami spends $2.3 million per player."
Houston Texans’ Arian Foster Correctly Ranked At No. 80 in NFL’s Top 100 Players – By By Brian Kalchik of Rant Sports
"Running Back Arian Foster‘s place among the Top 100 Players of 2013-14 was revealed yesterday, and although his best days are behind him, Foster was justifiably ranked as the 80th best player in 2015, as voted by his NFL peers.After not being ranked last year, which wasn’t a huge surprise due to injuries and the poor season the Houston Texans had, Foster had a bounce-back season in 2014. He finished the season with 1,246 rushing yards (sixth among all NFL running backs), eight rushing touchdowns (tied for eighth), 13 total touchdowns (tied for fifth), and 1,573 all-purpose yards (10th in the NFL). Because of his outstanding season, in which he only played in 13 games, Foster made the Pro Bowl for the fourth time five seasons, and the fourth in six total seasons."