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DeAndre Hopkins, Jadeveon Clowney remain out of practice for Texans

Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins‘ absence from the practice field continued on Monday. Hopkins has not practiced since the team’s preseason opener on August 9 due to a hand injury and remained out to kick off the week leading up to the third outing of the summer. The Texans will be in New Orleans to [more]

Bill O’Brien thinks J.J. Watt will be better than before

Texans defensive tackle J.J. Watt was, before missing 13 games with a back injury last season, the best defensive player in the NFL. So will Watt be as good a player this year as he was before? No. According to Texans coach Bill O’Brien, he’ll be better. “I can tell you right now the guy’s [more]

Deshaun Watson: I did a decent job

Texans rookie Deshaun Watson only completed three of the 10 passes he attempted against the Patriots on Saturday night, but he ran for a touchdown and a couple of those passes went for big gains that set up 10 Houston points while he was in the game. Both of those big gains came courtesy of [more]

Deshaun Watson ends on a high note

Texans rookie Deshaun Watson has plenty to learn about playing quarterback in the NFL, but he’s picked up something from George Costanza already. Watson left Saturday night’s game against the Patriots on a high note by freezing defensive end Kony Ealy and changing direction before a sprint into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown. [more]

Tom Brady, Rex Burkhead hook up for touchdown in preseason debut

Tight end Rob Gronkowski spent a lot of time run blocking for Rex Burkhead in his first preseason action since 2012. Burkhead was making his first game appearance for the Patriots and the wasted no time getting him involved in the offense. Burkhead carried seven times for 20 yards and caught a pair of passes [more]

Tom Savage moves Texans well in two series of work

Texans quarterback Tom Savage had his ups and downs in his first preseason outing of the year, but things were more consistent in Saturday night’s game against the Patriots. Savage played two possessions before being relieved by Deshaun Watson in the second quarter of the game. Savage moved the team 81 yards over eight plays [more]

Rob Gronkowski sees preseason action for first time since 2012

Tight end Rob Gronkowski‘s streak of sitting out preseason games came to an end on Saturday night. Gronkowski had not played in an exhibition contest since the 2012 season, but the team opted to put him in the lineup against the Texans in their return to the field where they won the Super Bowl in [more]

Deshaun Watson feels he can control the Texans offense

Texans coach Bill O’Brien said early this month that Deshaun Watson is “ahead of any rookie quarterback I’ve ever been around” and Watson’s been seeing time with the first team as the Texans try to keep the progress coming in his first NFL season. O’Brien said that both Watson and Tom Savage had two good [more]

Tom Brady still not willing to give quarterbacks from other teams pointers

When the Patriots had joint practices two years ago with Washington, quarterback Robert Griffin III hoped to pick the brain of quarterback Tom Brady. Brady declined. With the Texans and Patriots spending a couple of days this week practicing this week in West Virginia, Brady spent some time visiting with Houston rookie Deshaun Watson. So [more]

Death of Texas “Bathroom Bill” could pave way for 2018 NFL Draft

The death of a Texas “Bathroom Bill,” which targeted transgender people, puts North Texas back in line to host the 2018 NFL Draft. It marks the second time that North Carolina-style bathroom restrictions have failed to pass in Texas. The Cowboys long have played the role of favorite for the draft, but the NFL has [more]

Bill O’Brien: We have “really good situation” at quarterback

The Texans have had a couple of goals at quarterback this summer as they prepare Tom Savage to enter a season as the starter for the first time while also developing first-round pick Deshaun Watson into a player who will be ready to step in if needed at some point down the line. That effort [more]

Deshaun Watson has been getting first-team reps

Beyond the various claims that Texans coach Bill O’Brien won’t start a rookie quarterback and the comments from receiver DeAndre Hopkins that veteran Tom Savage has earned the job and vows from Savage to keep his job are the facts. And here’s one of the most important facts: Deshaun Watson has been getting reps with [more]

Tom Savage doesn’t want to let anyone take his job

Texans rookie Deshaun Watson got some work with the starters Monday, as the Texans had previously planned. But neither that fact nor his own so-so debut as the Texans starting quarterback is going to change Tom Savage‘s mind that it’s still his job. “My mindset is that this is my team. And I’m not going [more]

Brock Osweiler: Adversity makes you stronger

Brock Osweiler seems as relieved to be out of Houston as the Texans were to move on from him. Osweiler went 8-6 before being benched last season, throwing 15 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. Osweiler did return for the playoffs after his replacement, Tom Savage, was diagnosed with a concussion. But after beating the Derek Carr-less [more]

Nick Novak on Charlottesville violence: It’s the devil’s work

Texans kicker Nick Novak grew up in Charlottesville, Va., where he attended high school at Albemarle, so the violence there has hit close to home. Novak became emotional when asked about the “Unite the Right” rally that resulted in one death and multiple injuries in Charlottesville. “It’s the devil’s work,” Novak said, via John McClain [more]

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