All the news any Houston Texans fan needs in one convenient spot, the morning huddle! Today’s stories include Mallett’s buyout and “Revis Island”
The Houston Texans paid a ton of money to a quarterback that didn’t want to wake up. That and much more, here on the morning huddle. Enjoy;
Texans release unofficial depth chart for Saints game – HoustonTexans.com
"The Houston Texans (5-5) will welcome the New Orleans Saints (4-6) this week for a Sunday afternoon game at NRG Stadium. Kickoff is set for noon CT.More from Toro TimesHouston Texans Draft: Michael Mayer should be a no doubter at pick 12Houston Texans already telling fans the Davis Mills era is overHouston Texans have hand forced, waste no time in firing Lovie SmithHouston Texans: Pros and Cons of keeping Head Coach Lovie SmithThere is just one way the Texans can lose the No. 1 pickHouston is enjoying a three-game winning streak, which is the third-longest active streak in the AFC and the team’s longest since 2012. The Texans hold a 1-2 record in the alltime head-to-head series but won their last home game against the Saints. Houston picked up its fifth victory of the season last week at home against the New York Jets by a score of 24-17. WR DeAndre Hopkins scored twice in the game, bringing his total for the year to nine, which ties Andre Johnson for the most receiving touchdowns in a season in franchise history."
Ryan Mallett’s termination pay? A cool $1.47 million – by Tania Ganguli, ESPN
"Mallett’s full contract was worth $7 million over two years and had $1.75 million guaranteed. He had up to $1 million in roster bonuses, which were paid on a week-to-week basis. He earned those for the first seven weeks of the season until the Texans released him on Oct. 27.His release came three days after he was late for meetings and the team flight to South Florida. Earlier that week, coach Bill O’Brien expressed a commitment to Brian Hoyer for the season. That declaration followed six weeks of uncertainty at the quarterback position, with Mallett the team’s starter for four of them."
Houston Texans’ Twitter account mocks Jets’ Darrelle Revis after DeAndre Hopkins’ big game – by By Darryl Slater, NJ.com
"After the game, Hopkins tweaked Revis’ nickname, Revis Island, by using air quotes — surely a tribute the great Chris Farley character Bennett Brauer — during his media session. On Tuesday, the Texans’ Twitter account had some fun with the air quotes thing, while continuing to mock Revis’ nickname.(In case the Texans delete the tweet, it shows a GIF of Hopkins doing his air quotes, next to Dr. Evil from the Austin Powers films doing his air quotes move.)"