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Texans Training Camp Capsule

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

Deshaun Watson returned from season-ending knee surgery in 2017 to start every game and give team confidence he will be franchise quarterback it has long searched for. DeAndre Hopkins continued to show he's one of league's elite receivers. Three-time Defensive Player of Year J.J. Watt shook off two years of injuries with All-Pro season to pair with 2014 top overall pick Jadeveon Clowney and lead defense.

NFL notebook: Texans place Watt, Hopkins on PUP list

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

The Houston Texans placed defensive end J.J. Watt and wideout DeAndre Hopkins on the active/physically unable to perform list on Sunday, indicating both players will sit out practice when training camp begins later this week. Texans veterans report on Wednesday and begin practicing Thursday. Watt had cleanup surgery on his knee in January after Houston lost in the wild-card playoffs, but there's no indication his recovery will threaten his regular-season availability.

Texans’ Justin Reid safe after being hit by what he says was a drunk driver in car accident

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

Houston Texans safety Justin Reid received a scare on Saturday night when he said was rear-ended by a drunk driver. Fortunately for all parties involved, nobody was seriously hurt, outside of “a few bruises. The second-year defensive back tweeted out on Sunday night that he was feeling fine.

Texans to open training camp with DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt on PUP list

Sunday, July 21st, 2019

The Houston Texans' two biggest stars will be on the sidelines as the team opens training camp this Thursday. DeAndre Hopkins and J.J. Watt will begin camp on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform List, the Texans announced Sunday. Both players can be activated at any time and don't seem in immediate danger of missing games this season, though Watt's inclusion might be worrying given his past injury struggles.

Bayern steal spotlight with 3-1 friendly win in Hazard’s Real debut

Saturday, July 20th, 2019

Bayern Munich spoiled Eden Hazard's Real Madrid debut, downing the Spanish giants 3-1 in a friendly in Houston Saturday despite goalkeeper Sven Ulreich's sending off. Corentin Tolisso, Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry had given Bundesliga champions Bayern a comfortable 3-0 lead before recent Real Madrid signing Rodrygo grabbed a consolation goal with a brilliant free kick. That followed Ulreich's departure in the 81st for a foul on Brazilian teen Rodrygo outside the area.

NFL training camp 2019: AFC South preview

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

The Houston Texans won the AFC South last season, but this division might be as competitive as it has been in a long time in 2019. Andrew Luck is back to his old self, the Jacksonville Jaguars added a quarterback who can throw the ball and the Tennessee Titans seemed to find an identity in the running game last year. All that leads to speculation that this division is up for grabs, and while there may not be a 13-win team in it in 2019, there may not be a team worse than .500 when all is said and done.

Reports: NFLPA filing grievance vs. Texans on Clowney’s behalf

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Jadeveon Clowney is a defensive end based on snap counts from the 2018 season, but the Houston Texans used the franchise tag designation for an outside linebacker -- a savings to the team of about $1.7 million in 2019 salary. That's why the NFLPA plans to file a grievance on Clowney's behalf, according to multiple reports. Clowney, 26, was given the franchise tag to keep him from free agency before the March deadline.

2019 NFL preview: Texans have four superstars, but is there enough around them?

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Yahoo Sports is previewing all 32 teams as we get ready for the NFL season, counting down the teams one per weekday in reverse order of our initial 2019 power rankings. Go find a better top four on any NFL team than quarterback Deshaun Watson, receiver DeAndre Hopkins, defensive end J.J. Watt and outside linebacker Jadeveon Clowney. Maybe an argument can be made for the Rams, Saints or someone else having a comparable top four, but Houston is in a rare class.

NFLPA expected to file grievance against Texans for Jadeveon Clowney franchise tag

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Jadeveon Clowney is frustrated with the Houston Texans. Clowney and the team failed to agree on a long-term deal Monday, meaning Clowney will play out this season on the franchise tag. While that will guarantee Clowney makes a nice chunk of change in 2019, he might receive less than he deserves.

Redskins’ Smith has brace removed eight months after leg injury

Monday, July 15th, 2019

Washington quarterback Alex Smith's recovery from a gruesome injury has progressed with the removal of the "external fixator" brace that had supported his right leg since he broke two bones in an NFL game eight months ago. Smith's wife, Elizabeth, posted a picture on Instagram that showed Smith holding up the large, circular brace which fit around his lower leg. The Redskins re-posted the picture on Twitter with the caption "The brace is off!