Jets acquire QB Ryan Fitzpatrick from Texans for draft pick

NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Fitzpatrick is reuniting with Chan Gailey and giving the New York Jets some competition for Geno Smith. The Jets acquired the veteran quarterback from the Houston Texans on Wednesday for a conditional late-round draft pick. Fitzpatrick is familiar with the offense run by Gailey, the Jets’ new offensive coordinator, from[…]

Falcons sign free-agent linebackers Reed, Durant

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons have fortified the middle of new coach Dan Quinn’s defense by signing free-agent linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant. Reed had 14 1/2 sacks in four seasons as a starter with the Houston Texans. He started 13 of 16 games in 2014 and had three sacks and his first[…]

Texans release WR Andre Johnson

Andre Johnson was released by the Houston Texans, and quarterback Ryan Mallett agreed to return to the team on Monday. A 12-year veteran, Johnson, the longest-tenured Texan, was a first-round draft pick in 2003, joining the expansion team in its second season. The 33-year-old Johnson had 85 catches for 936 yards last season, but the[…]