Archive for the ‘Houston Texans’ Category

Ageless Brady not slowing down at 40

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Training camp is easier for Tom Brady at age 40 than it was when he entered the NFL in 2000. Brady, who turned 40 on Aug. 3, was asked how camp with the New England Patriots is different for him now that he's one of the older players in the league. "I think it's a lot easier for me now than it's ever been," he said. "I feel like my routine's better than it's ever been. When you're younger you don't know what to do, and after 17 years, going on my 18th year I know what to do. I know how to prepare." Brady and the Patriots wrapped up their second day of practice with the Houston Texans in West Virginia on Wednesday in preparation for their second preseason game on Saturday in Houston. The teams

As Confederate Statues Tumble Throughout the South, Turner Hints Houston Could Be Next

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

Should Houston remove its monuments to the Confederacy? After a protest against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee turned violent in Virginia this past weekend, state and city leaders in the former Confederacy questioned whether to keep similar statues at their capitols, court houses and public parks. Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday afternoon joined that chorus after hearing from citizens speaking before City Council. Turner directed his staff to compile an inventory of the statues honoring the Confederacy and provide recommendations on actions, if any, the city should take. "It is my hope that we can, in a very positive and constructive way, move forward," Turner said in a statement.

Patriots-Texans Camp Practice: ‘A Great Day to Measure Yourself Against the Best’

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

The training camp trip is made for days like Tuesday. The Patriots have journeyed to a home-made training-camp site at one of America’s classic old resorts, the 104-year-old Greenbrier, nestled in the fog-swept Allegheny Mountains, to practice with the Texans. Houston is wrapping its first training-camp summer here.

Texans may be the ones to pressure Patriots in AFC

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia -- After watching the Texans defense stifle the Patriots in the first of their two joint practices this week, the next logical thought for anyone wondering about Houston's chances in the AFC was: What can they get out of their quarterbacks? Texans coach Bill O'Brien seemed bullish on this year's No. 12 overall pick Deshaun Watson after the session, saying he believed Watson was further ahead than other rookie quarterbacks he's worked with in training camps past. Watson is splitting first-team reps with Tom Savage, and on Tuesday he showed flashes of his potential. He moved well in the pocket. He didn't make any scratch-your-head types of decisions. Accuracy

Texans, Pats tune up for preseason game with joint practice

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

After missing 13 games last season after back surgery, J.J. Watt relishes any chance to compete. ''It's always good to go out there and get some reps against somebody of that caliber,'' Watt said. The defending Super Bowl champions came to West Virginia for the week to prepare with the Texans before the teams meet in the second preseason game on Saturday night in Houston.

Texans, Pats tune up for preseason game with joint practice

Tuesday, August 15th, 2017

After missing 13 games last season after back surgery, J.J. Watt relishes any chance to compete. "It's always good to go out there and get some reps against somebody of that caliber," Watt said. The defending Super Bowl champions came to West Virginia for the week to prepare with the Texans before the teams meet in the second preseason game on Saturday night in Houston.

Brock Osweiler: Adversity makes you stronger

Monday, August 14th, 2017

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 reportedly clashed with Texans coach Bill O’Brien last year, something he wouldn’t address in a sit-down interview with Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

J.J. Watt learns of brother’s big game from unlikely source

Saturday, August 12th, 2017

The Houston Texans star checked his phone after a team meeting to see a text from Grammy Award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar alerting him to the T.J.'s work in Pittsburgh preseason game. According to J.J., the text said: ''I see your little bro out there ballin'. ''I check it out and it said two sacks in four plays ,'' J.J. said.

Houston’s Clowney sheds bust label, ready to do more

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Jadeveon Clowney made his first Pro Bowl last season but still remembers those who criticized him after his first two injury-filled seasons with the Houston Texans. The top overall pick in the 2014 draft thinks about many of the things that were said when he missed 15 games combined in his first two years with the Texans and those memories help motivate him.

After failing physical with Jets, Bruce Ellington signs with Houston Texans

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Former 49ers wide receiver Bruce Ellington has found a new home. The Houston Texans have signed the WR -- this less than a week after the New York Jets cut Ellington for failing a physical. The Jets claimed Ellington off waivers after the 49ers cut ties with Ellington on Aug. 3.