Bengals pull surprising move to sign Rivals QB after cutting his pay to joined Bengals…

The Houston Texans were already unlikely to bring back free agent defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. But now, it seems all but certain.

According to reports from ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler, Rankins is closing in on a deal to sign with the Cincinnati Bengals. Per Fowler, it is expected that the deal will be done by Wednesday night.

Rankins played just one year for the Texans, making six sacks and 37 tackles.

He first came to Houston as a free agent on a one-year deal after two seasons with the Jets.

Rankins came to the NFL after being selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Saints and proceeded to play five seasons in New Orleans.


Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker and potential Houston Texans target Jordyn Brooks is signing a three-year, $30 million deal with the Miami Dolphins, according to the reports.

Drafted out of Texas Tech in 2020, the Houston  native was considered an

 With Blake Cashman off to the Minnesota Vikings, the Houston Texans turn their attention to other linebackers on the market. According to reports, Houston remains in contact with former Baltimore Ravens star Patick Queen, though everything will come down to pricing.

Queen, a former teammate of Texans cornerback Derek Stingley Jr. at LSU, is coming off a career season where he totaled 133 tackles and two sacks. He wants to be properly compensated for his efforts. A so Seattle Seahawks remain a front-runner following the hiring of former Ravens defensive coordinator Mike Macdonald.

 Former New York Jets defensive end and potential Houston Texans target Bryce Huff has agreed to terms on a three-year, $51.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Eagles, according to reports.

Huff, 25, is the highest-paid non-QB undrafted free agent in NFL history. After signing with New York out of Memphis in 2020, Huff would go on to total 17.5 sacks in four seasons.

Last year, Huff totaled a career-high 10 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss with the Jets. Philadelphia is expected to part ways with both outside linebacker Haason Reddick and defensive end Josh Sweat before the start of the regular season.

Sweat, who signed a three-year, $40 million extension in 2021, could be a target for the Texans given his role in a 4-3 defensive front. Last season, he totaled 6.5 sacks, seven tackles for loss and 23 QB hits.

 Former Buffalo Bills receiver and potential Texans target Gabe Davis has agreed to terms on a three-year deal with Jacksonville Jaguars, 

Davis, a former fourth-round pick from Central Florida, was a consistent No. 2 option opposite Stefon Diggs in the AFC East. In four seasons, the 6-2, 220-pounder caught 163 passes for 2,730 yards and 27 touchdowns.

The Texans are expected to be in the market for a No. 3 receiver opposite Nico Collins and Tank Dell. Early options include Commanders’ Curtis Samuel, Bengals’ Tyler Boyd, Chicago’s Darnell Mooney, and Carolina’s D.J. Chark.

Former Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson is getting another weapon in his Cleveland Browns arsenal.

On Saturday morning the Denver Broncos traded receiver Jerry Jeudy to Cleveland in exchange for a fifth and a sixth-round pick. The trade not only gives the Browns one of the most electric receivers in the game but also arguably the most talented receiving corps in the AFC.

And it seems Watson could not be happier, tweeting out his excited me in a reaction to the trade on X.

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