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Deshaun Watson expects to be “full-go” for the first day of training camp

Deshaun Watson doesn’t expect to be limited when the Texans begin practice next week. “I feel great,” Watson told the NFL Network on Thursday night, via Adam Wexler of KPRC. “I’m getting ready for next week when we report to The Greenbrier; I’m going to be full-go.” Watson shed his knee brace during the Texans’ [more]

Aaron Colvin ready for a chance to prove he’s just as good outside

On the same team with Pro Bowl corners Jalen Ramsey and A.J. Bouye last season, Aaron Colvin played as a slot corner. He did the job very well, but Colvin left for Houston and a chance to prove he can do the same outside. “It’s kind of past talking for me right now,” Colvin said, [more]

Texans release Jeff Allen from PUP list

The Texans removed offensive lineman Jeff Allen from their 90-man roster when they placed him on the physically unable to perform list in May and now he’s out of the organization altogether. The team announced on Friday that they have released Allen off of the PUP list. Allen started 26 games for the Texans over [more]

Latest Lamar Jackson comparison is to DeShaun Watson

Some of the comparisons between Lamar Jackson and Deshaun Watson are obvious — drafted in the first round, without an immediate starting job handed to them. But NFL Network analyst Steve Smith Sr. said the comparisons run deeper than that. Via Katherine Fominykh of the Baltimore Sun, Smith said he saw a similarity in the way [more]

J.J. Watt donates $10,000 to family of fallen firefighter

Texans defensive lineman J.J. Watt has donated $10,000 to the family of a firefighter who was killed after a gas main explosion on Tuesday. Although Watt hasn’t said anything publicly about the donation, his Twitter mentions show that people in the area of Wisconsin where firefighter Cory Barr was killed contacted Watt to see if [more]

Report: ESPN hires Dan Orlovsky as football analyst

ESPN has hired former NFL quarterback Dan Orlovsky as a football analyst, Andrew Marchand of the New York Post reports. The sports network primarily will use Orlovsky in its college football studio, according to Marchand, but Orlovsky also will have some NFL responsibilities. Orlovsky, 34, also had talked to CBS about a job. Orlovsky played [more]

Five former Texans cheerleaders drop lawsuit, agree to arbitration

Five former Texans cheerleaders agreed to dismiss their lawsuit against the team and submit their complaints to binding arbitration, David Barron of the Houston Chronicle reports. The case, filed by women’s advocacy lawyer Gloria Allred and Houston attorney Kimberly Spurlock, was dismissed without prejudice. Thus, it can be refiled. A separate lawsuit filed in May [more]

Andre Johnson calls DeAndre Hopkins “arguably the best in the game”

Andre Johnson, the No. 3 overall pick in 2003, caught 1,012 passes for 13,597 and 70 touchdowns in his 12 years with the Texans. DeAndre Hopkins, the 27th overall pick in 2013, already has 413 catches for 5,865 yards and 36 touchdowns in his five seasons. “I definitely think he’s arguably the best in the [more]

Report: Arrest warrant issued for Jabar Gaffney vandalizing Lito Sheppard’s car

In June, former NFL cornerback Lito Sheppard accused former NFL wide receiver Jabar Gaffney of doing $14,000 of damage to his car by slashing the tires and pouring a contaminant in the gas tank while Sheppard was dining at a restaurant. Gaffney denied Sheppard’s claim, which was made after watching surveillance video of the parking [more]

With C.J. Fiedorowicz retired, Texans plan “collective effort” at tight end

In Deshaun Watson, J.J. Watt and Whitney Mercilus, the Texans have several key players coming back from serious injuries but they won’t be getting tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz back. Fiedorowicz signed a three-year deal with Houston after a 54-catch season in 2016, but three concussions limited him to five games in 2017 and led to [more]

Andre Hal on lymphoma: I know how to beat it

Texans safety Andre Hal was diagnosed with lymphoma early in June, but that didn’t stop him from closing out the month by hosting his fourth annual football camp for kids in Port Allen, Louisiana. Hal said the diagnosis actually made him more eager to host the camp because he “wanted to show the kids nothing [more]

DeAndre Hopkins: Trump too “closed-minded” to listen to players

At least one player thinks President Donald Trump’s offer to listen to NFL players for advice on pardons wasn’t a sincere one. Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins told TMZ that he didn’t buy it. “I think Trump is more closed-minded and he thinks the reason that we’re kneeling is because of the flag,” Hopkins said, [more]

DeAndre Hopkins invites young athletes in Houston to run hills with him

DeAndre Hopkins invited young athletes to come train with him Wednesday in a posting on social media Tuesday night. Some 50 kids showed up at Hermann Park in Houston to run a steep hill with the Texans receiver. “I’ve been coming out here working out on this hill since I’ve been in the NFL,” Hopkins [more]

Poll shows NFL not as popular in Texas as football in general

They still love football in Texas, perhaps as much as any place on the planet. But they may not love it in quite the same way as they used to. According to a University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll, nearly half of the state’s registered voters have an unfavorable opinion of the NFL in particular. The NFL [more]

Deshaun Watson: Injuries happen, no need to change what I do

Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was off to a great start before suffering a season-ending knee injury last year. This year, he says, you’ll see the same Deshaun Watson on the field. Watson, who was in Virginia for a football camp, told the Daily Press that he bounced back just fine from a torn ACL in [more]

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