Ryan Fitzpatrick named Texans’ starting quarterback

There will be no competition for the Houston Texans’ starting quarterback job. Following the team’s mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, coach Bill O’Brien announced Ryan Fitzpatrick sits atop the depth chart. “He’s a guy that earned the job,” O’Brien said. To no one’s surprise, Fitzpatrick — who signed a two-year, $7.5 million contract this offseason —…

Texans GM: ‘I absolutely know who I want’ with No. 1 pick

When the Texans officially go on the clock next Thursday night, they’ll have 10 minutes to make their selection. Though, if Rick Smith is to be believed, it might not take more than a few seconds. During an interview on Fox Sports Southwest, the Texans general manager revealed he “absolutely knows” who he wants to…

Texans owner says team won’t repeat David Carr fiasco

If the Texans select a quarterback with the top overall pick in May’s draft, they may opt to have him hold a clipboard for his rookie campaign. And Teddy Bridgewater/Johnny Manziel/Blake Bortles would have David Carr to thank for that. “I think the main thing I look back on is that we should have had…

Arian Foster returns to Twitter, says he’s medically cleared

Last March, Arian Foster abruptly shut down his popular (and very introspective) Twitter account, saying he needs to “leave the digital realm.” Well, the Texans’ star running back has returned — and he brought a bombshell. Early Sunday morning, Foster took to Twitter to announce he’s been “medically cleared by my doctor” following last year’s…